In honor of National Pro Bono Week, the LA Law Library is hosting a series of events to celebrate the attorneys, judges, pro bono providers, community leaders, librarians and volunteers who donate their time and energy to those in need of legal assistance.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
CELEBRATE: Pro Bono Thank You Reception,
To kick off the week’s events, the LA Law Library will host a reception on its recently rehabilitated front plaza. Gary Greene Esq. and his Big Band of Barristers will be performing, featuring CA Court of Appeals Justice Arthur Gilbert on piano.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Free Consumer Law Clinic,
6:00 – 8:00pm
Business specialists and litigators who serve on Public Counsel Law Center’s pro bono panel will mentor Los Angeles area law students in providing free legal assistance to the general public on consumer law issues. Assistance will be provided on a pre-scheduled appointment basis.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Free “Family Law 101” MCLE Family Law Training Session,
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Presented by the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, “Family Law 101” will be a hands-on overview for lawyers who want to build a family law practice and/or volunteer in the field, covering both the substance of custody, domestic violence, support and property, as well as procedure and forms.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Southern California Pro Bono Managers’ National Pro Bono Celebration & CLE Event,
12:00 - 2:00pm
Erwin Chemerinksy, Dean of UCI Law School, will provide a keynote address over lunch on pro bono challenges and the ever-growing justice gap followed by a one hour ethics CLE Training in which pro bono attorneys working in local law firms will discuss ethical challenges. This event is sponsored by SoCal Pro Bono Managers.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
CitizenshipWorks.org In-Service Training for Public Librarians,
9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by the Immigration Advocates Network (IAN), the National Association of Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), this workshop will introduce librarians from the greater Los Angeles area to CitizenshipWorks (www.citizenshipworks.org), a multilingual online resource to help immigrants learn about their eligibility for citizenship and the naturalization process.
Friday, October 26, 2012
MCLE: Free California Professional Ethics,
4:00 - 5:00pm
This Free MCLE course focuses on the Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys and will review rules, decisions and discuss relevant cases that directly relate to Pro Bono Legal Ethics. (Earn 1.0 hour MCLE Ethics Credit.)
For press inquiries please contact Douglas Myers at 213-785-2540.