To see Public Legal Service Fair classes (Saturday, Oct. 14) please click here

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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Bridging Cultural
Gaps with
Pro Bono Clients

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Learn best practices for bridging the linguistic, socioeconomic, and cultural barriers that can separate pro bono attorneys from their clients.

Earn 1.0 hour Elimination of Bias MCLE credit.

Pro Bono Palooza

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

A night of EPIC fun, featuring music, art, food and amazing pro bono and volunteer opportunities.

Monday, October 16, 2017

How to Become an Adult's Legal Conservator

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.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.

How to Become a Minor’s Legal Guardian

Correct Date:
Tuesday, October 17
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Attorneys will assist unrepresented persons in completing probate court forms to establish guardianships for minors whose parents can’t or won’t care for them.

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Medical-Legal Partnership Ethics 101: From the Field

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Medical/Legal Partnership attorneys discuss best practices in forming MLPs with different types of therapeutic partners. Focus is on ethical issues.

Earn 1.0 hour Legal Ethics MCLE credit

Landlords and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

An overview of the legal roles, rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants of residential properties.

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Become a Volunteer
in a Conservatorship Clinic

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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.

Earn 1.0 hour general MCLE credit

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Volunteer Training: Assisting with Probate Guardianships

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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.

Earn 1.0 hour general MCLE credit

How to Become a Minor’s Legal Guardian

10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Attorneys will assist unrepresented persons in completing probate court forms to establish guardianships for minors whose parents can’t or won’t care for them.

Business Series: Protect Your Trademarks, Copyrights & Patents

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Learn how to protect your intellectual property – your intangible business assets like copyrights, trademarks, and patents – in order to ensure your company’s continued success.

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Volunteer Training: Assisting with Expungements

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Learn how to assist community members restart their lives and re-enter the workforce by clearing their criminal records -- and get inspired to volunteer at a future clinic!

Earn 1.0 hour general MCLE credit

How Mediation Programs Can Help the Homeless

5:45p.m.-7:30p.m.

In this interactive roundtable, mediators discuss the crucial role that mediation can play in addressing the needs of the homeless. Audience and panel will explore ideas for how to assist the homeless through new or expanded mediation programs.

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Volunteer Training: Counseling on Debt and Bankruptcy

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Learn how to counsel community members about options for dealing with debts, including bankruptcy. (Observe counseling sessions immediately after the class.)

Earn 1.0 hour general MCLE credit

Individual Counseling on Debt and Bankruptcy

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Informational seminar for low income individuals about options to deal with debts, including bankruptcy. Followed by counseling sessions with volunteer attorneys.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Bold, New Frontiers of Legal Research

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Training to develop pro bono attorney skills in working effectively in representation of clients with challenging behaviors.

Ripped from the Headlines: Public Corruption Cases

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Hear the County Inspector General discuss criminal laws that cover public officials, and the creative ways they get broken.

Civil Lawsuit Basics: Complaints & Answers

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Provides basic information on how to prepare and respond to complaints in civil lawsuits in California courts.

Family Law Trial Preparation

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Do you have a Trial Readiness or Mandatory Settlement Conference scheduled in a divorce or paternity case in LA Superior? Get help preparing for trial.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Individualized Help Writing an Appellate Brief

10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Learn how to write a better appellate brief. Volunteer attorneys will provide one-on-one assistance with brief-writing.

Civil Rights Violations: Filing a Lawsuit

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Who can sue for civil rights violations? Learn how to determine if you have a civil rights claim, where and how to file.

Know Your Rights When Interacting with Police

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Learn what to do when interacting with the police or witnessing police interactions. Covers civil rights and responsibilities of police and public.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Adult Name Change Workshop

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

This unique, hands-on workshop will walk you through all the court forms necessary for an adult to petition the Los Angeles Superior Court for a name change.

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How Lawyers Can Fight Homelessness

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Examines the unique ways attorneys can engage to combat homelessness, including a review of key legal issues and strategies

Earn 1.0 hour general MCLE credit

Lawyers in the Library (Downtown Los Angeles)

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Free 20 minute consultations with volunteer attorneys. No reservations or appointments necessary.

Lawyers in the Library
(Van Nuys)

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Free 20-minute consultations, featuring volunteer attorneys from the San Fernando Valley Bar Association. No reservations or appointments necessary.

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