“This is the most amazing array of free legal and public services! It's an incredible benefit to the community and I'm very happy to be able to participate.”

–Bobby “Babo” Castillo, former pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers
and an integral part of the Dodgers' community relations efforts.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Medical / Legal Partnerships and Vulnerable Populations

Noon – 1:00 pm
This training discusses the medical/legal partnership (MLP) model of legal services delivery. It will explain different MLP partnership strategies, identify populations served, describe anticipated Affordable Care Act changes to health care delivery and how these changes may create opportunities for more effective legal services delivery through MLP partnerships.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Free Consumer Law Clinic

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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.

This event is being presented by the following organization:

Public Counsel Law Center
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

“Vulnerable Populations”

In-Service Training for Public Librarians
9:00 am – 11:30 am
This workshop will introduce librarians from the greater Los Angeles area to referralresources for vulnerable populations and will concentrate on: homelessness, at-risk youth, including LGBT youth, low-income seniors, veterans, people with disabilities and access to public benefits.

Speakers Panel:
Alliance for Children’s Rights
Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Inner City Law Center
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN)
Mental Health Advocacy Services

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Free MCLE series

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free series of three MCLE (1 hour each) trainings focused on “hot topics” in the legal community.

Collaborative Family Law (5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
The first in the series is a panel discussion on collaborative family law presented by a family law expert, financial expert and a mental health professional.

Speakers Panel:
Forest “Woody” Mosten (Moderator) - Mediator and Collaborative Attorney
Fred Glassman - President of Collaborative Practice California (CP Cal), the statewide organization of collaborative family groups
Warren Sacks, CPA - Partner, White Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna & Hunt
Mary Lund, Ph.D. - Private Practice Clinical Psychologist, Mediator, Evaluator

Unbundled Legal Services (6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
The second program will look at the ethical and risk management issues related to unbundled legal services.

Speakers Panel:
Toby Rothschild - General Counsel, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
Wendy Chang - Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Comprehensive Immigration Reform (7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
The final topic in the series is comprehensive immigration reform with a focus on the prevention of consumer fraud in immigration.

Speakers Panel:
Merlyn N. Hernandez - Law Offices of Merlyn N. Hernandez
Daniel Sharp - Legal Director, Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
Rigo Reyes - Chief, Investigations, County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer Affairs

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Free Expungement Training

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Join the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) for a free
CLE expungement training. Learn how to assist our community members with cleaning up their criminal records and get inspired to volunteer at a future LAFLA expungement clinic. MCLE Credit: 1 hour

This event is being presented by the following organization:

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

SoCal Pro Bono Managers’ National Pro Bono
Celebration & CLE Event

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Distinguished panel of law school deans, attorneys and judges will lead a dialogue on how LA’s legal community can respond to the growing challenges of ensuring that low-income individuals and families with legal problems can access justice.   This event is sponsored by SoCal Pro Bono Managers and will offer 1-hour of MCLE ethics credit.

This event is being presented by the following organizations:

California Pro Bono Logo
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pro Bono Thank You Reception

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Open to the Public!
To celebrate the week’s events, the LA Law Library and its co-sponsors will host a reception.  Gary Greene Esq. and his Big Band of Barristers will be performing.

Gary Greene, Esq. and his Big Band of Barristers is America’s No. 1 legal band. Composed of lawyers, judges, law students and legal staff, the Barristers perform music from the Golden Era of the big bands. Greene organized the band in December 2011 as an adjunct to the very successful Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic and Legal Voices that he founded and conducts. It is where lawyers and judges meet in harmony, and it is the music that prevails.

Gary Greene, Esq., and his Big Band Logo
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Friday, October 25, 2013

Trial Preparation Class for Law School Students

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Open to all area law school students, this class is designed to help law students understand how to prepare for trial and appear before a judge. Presented by a panel of judges from LA Superior Court. Bring your brown bag lunch.

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Public Legal Services Fair

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
For the grand finale to the week-long celebration, LA Law Library is hosting a Public Legal Services Fair. More than 25 legal aid organizations, government agencies, social services and community-based groups will be represented. Legal aid and lawyer referral programs will be available to provide free consultations and referrals for those in need of legal assistance. Clinics and legal information sessions in the areas of expungements, quality of life citations for youth, family law and citizenship eligibility will be provided by legal aid organizations. There will be a variety of resources for job seekers including resume reviews, interview and wardrobe consultations. Free makeovers and haircuts will be available for disadvantaged women.

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For press inquiries please contact Jaye Nelson at 213-785-2515.