The Fair brings together legal aid organizations, government agencies, social services and community-based groups to provide free services, information and classes for the public. All workshops, classes and services are free and open to the public.
Pre-registration for classes will end at 11:59 p.m. the day before the class. You are welcome to come to the library without a registration on the day of any program, but we may not be able to seat you!
Free legal assistance with citizenship application (N-400) preparation.
Free 20 minute consultations with volunteer attorneys, including the Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers. No reservations or appointments necessary.
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer advocate to help improve the lives of children in foster care? Learn how to help reduce and reverse the effects of child abuse and neglect.
Housing providers, advocates and renters learn how the law protects tenants with disabilities from discrimination and gives them rights to reasonable accommodations that ensure access to stable housing.
People in other countries sometimes have to be given notice before a lawsuit here can proceed. Learn the requirements of serving legal documents on defendants outside the United States under the Hague Service Convention.
This class is designed to make communicating and working with a lawyer easier and more effective. Taught by a lawyer with significant experience working in legal aid.
Learn about the process of writing an appellate brief and how to draft the most effective briefs. This class focuses primarily on appeals in California Court.
Learn who is eligible for a work permit and protection from deportation and under DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and how to renew or apply.
Learn how mediation can be used to resolve disputes and avoid going to court.
Learn how to hire a limited services lawyer to provide legal assistance to help you represent yourself.
Legal experts will provide information about child custody and visitation in family law cases, including what the court looks at in creating and modifying orders for custody and visitation.
Learn to assist vulnerable immigrants facing deportation from the U.S. Train to volunteer at Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project.
Learn about NLSLA’s Veterans Initiative, a collaborative effort to address veterans’ legal needs and increase their access to VA benefits and support services.
This class will cover the basics of California’s “sunshine law” which requires local government agencies to be open and public in the conduct of the people’s business. Topics include: which agencies must comply; what constitutes a meeting; posting agendas and providing notice; closed sessions and enforcement.
This practitioner training will introduce key concepts in immigration law, focusing on unaccompanied alien children (UAC) cases and resources to protect minors from removal.
Learn about low-income housing assistance programs and services available to tenants with Section 8 vouchers.
This course will provide a basic understanding of special education rights and services available in California and review basic advocacy strategies to help children with disabilities.
The process for challenging decisions made by state and local agencies is different from other kinds of lawsuits. Learn about the process.
Read the book and join the discussion of Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United
Learn about motions for summary judgment in state court, which allow a party to win a case or part of a case before going to trial.
This class addresses eligibility and resources for clearing a criminal record or changing prior felony convictions to misdemeanors under Prop 47.
The closed stacks of LA Law Library preserve materials from more than 120 foreign jurisdictions, including current laws from around the world, historic records and even the laws of fallen governments! Take a whirlwind global tour as you view these rare and unusual foreign and international materials.
Available tour times: 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 11:00 a.m.
This tour provides a brief glimpse into the largest public collection of California legal materials anywhere in the world. See for yourself what California law looks like – now and over a hundred years ago. Learn about the many sources of law in the golden state and see some of the resources you can’t find anywhere else.
Available tour times: 9:20 a.m., 10:20 a.m., and 11:20 a.m.
Daring guests will take a shadowy journey behind the scenes to places in the library where paranormal activity has been observed before. Hear mysterious stories of unexplained phenomena, learn the tale of the disappearing librarian and see proof beyond a reasonable doubt that ghosts exist in this library!
Available tour times: 9:40 a.m., 10:40 a.m., and ll:40 a.m.
Class provides basic assistance to those without a lawyer interested in filing for a probate conservatorship to help an adult who cannot care for him or herself.
Medical/Legal Partnership attorneys discuss how to ensure effective representation of clients with challenging behaviors and promote health for vulnerable clients.
Help yourself, a friend or a family member by learning the criminal court process from arrest through post trial appeal, including definitions of commonly used terminology.
An overview of the legal roles, rights and responsibilities of residential landlords and tenants.
Learn how to help families struggling to care for loved ones who cannot care for themselves. Train to be a volunteer at a future Bet Tzedek conservatorship petition preparation clinic.
Learn how to volunteer in a free clinic helping complete court forms so unrepresented persons can establish guardianships to protect and care for minors whose parents can’t or won’t care for them.
Employers will learn to understand the technicalities of employment law and comply with the rules in this essential area of law.
Attorneys will assist unrepresented persons in completing the necessary court forms to establish probate guardianships for minors whose parents can’t or won’t care for them.
Join former County Counsel Andrea Ordin for a discussion of the unique ethical dilemmas faced by civil government lawyers.
PACER is the low cost database for locating federal court docket and case information. Learn how to use it.
Learn to counsel our community members about options for dealing with their debts, including bankruptcy.
Learn about options for dealing with your debts, including bankruptcy, if you are a person of low income. Then talk to an attorney for FREE!
Training to develop pro bono attorney skills in working effectively in representation of clients with challenging behaviors.
Hear the County Inspector General discuss criminal laws that cover public officials, and the creative ways they get broken.
Speak to a lawyer live, send them documents and get answers to important questions.
Former prosecutors and experts in public ethics and corruption discuss the standards of conduct that should govern public officials.
Learn about two important methods of gathering information in your lawsuit – interrogatories and requests for admission.
Clerks of the California Courts of Appeal teach how to appeal from a trial judge’s decision.
Panel discussion highlighting the struggles and triumphs of Los Angeles legal professionals who have reached their goals despite adversity.
Would you like to find out more about the dependency system? Are you interested in volunteering? Join the Children’s Law Center to learn what you need to know about the Juvenile Dependency System.
Learn what to do when interacting with the police or witnessing police interactions. Covers civil rights and responsibilities of the police and public.
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||http://www.aila.org/|
|Bet Tzedek Legal Services||http://www.bettzedek.org|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers||https://www.bhba.org/index.php/sections-committees/categorydetails/39-Barristers|
|California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District||http://www.courts.ca.gov/2dca.htm|
|Cancer Legal Resource Center||https://disabilityrightslegalcenter.org/cancer-legal-resource-center|
|CASA of Los Angeles||http://www.casala.org|
|The Center for Conflict Resolution||http://www.lls.edu/academics/centersprograms/thecenterforconflictresolution/|
|Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)||http://www.carecen-la.org|
|Children’s Law Center of California||http://www.clccal.org/|
|Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles||http://www.cla-la.org|
|Coalition for Humane Immigration Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)||http://www.chirla.org/|
|Colantuono, Highsmith & Whatley, PC||http://chwlaw.us/|
|County of Los Angeles Office of the Inspector General||https://oig.lacounty.gov/|
|County of Los Angeles Public Library||http://www.colapublib.org|
|Disability Rights California||http://www.disabilityrightsca.org/|
|Disability Rights Legal Center||http://www.disabilityrightslegalcenter.org/|
|Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Service (IRIS)||http://iris.ladiocese.org/|
|Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project||http://www.esperanza-la.org/en/|
|Grandparents as Parents||http://www.grandparentsasparents.org|
|Housing Rights Center||http://www.hrc-la.org/|
|Karen Rooney Law||http://rooneylawla.com/|
|Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP||http://kts-law.com/index.aspx|
|Law Office of Michelle C. Hopkins||http://hopkinsfamilylaw.com|
|Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)||http://www.lafla.org/|
|Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center||http://levittquinn.org/|
|Los Angeles City Attorney's Office, Dispute Resolution Program||http://www.lacityattorney.org/#!mediation-dispute-resolution/ut08b|
|Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs(DCBA)||http://dca.lacounty.gov|
|Los Angeles Food Bank - CalFresh Dept||http://www.lafoodbank.org/get-help/food-stamps.aspx|
|Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health||http://dmh.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dmh|
|Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department||http://sheriff.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/lasd|
|Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL)||http://www.lapl.org|
|Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic||http://www.lls.edu/academics/clinicsexperientiallearning/loyolaimmigrantjusticeclinic/|
|Loyola Law School||http://www.lls.edu|
|Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP||http://www.manatt.com|
|Mental Health Advocacy Services (MHAS)||http://www.mhas-la.org|
|National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)||http://www.naleo.org|
|Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles (NLSLA)||http://www.nlsla.org|
|Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE)||www.pacelabdc.org|
|People Assisting the Homeless (PATH)||www.epath.org|
|Piece by Piece||http://www.piecebypiece.org|
|Renee L. Williams, Esq. Office of the Alternate Public Defender||http://apd.co.la.ca.us|
|Robert W. Pendergrass, Attorney at Law||http://www.rwpattorney.com/|
|SoCal Pro Bono Managers||http://www.californiaprobono.org/socal/|
|The Southern California MLP Collaborative||https://mentalhealthadvocacyservices.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/the-southern-california-mlp-collaborative/|
|Zimmerman Law Office||http://www.zimmlawyer.com|
Thank you for your interest in LA Law Library's Pro Bono Week Celebration, which will be taking place October 22-28, 2016.
We are located at:
301 West First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
For directions, please click here.
For more information, please call 213.784.7372.