Frequently Asked Questions

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Pro bono comes from the Latin phrase “pro bono publico” which means for the public good and refers to people in the legal community doing work for the public good.
The American Bar Association (ABA) has designated the last week of October, as National Pro Bono Celebration Week. The National Pro Bono Celebration Week showcases the great difference that pro bono lawyers make, and highlights the growing need for free and low cost legal aid for those facing civil legal problems that affect basic living conditions such as housing, government benefits, family safety and consumer debt. LA Law Library’s annual Pro Bono Week Celebration is a week-long series of events promoting and delivering legal services for the public good. This will be a predominantly online event with a limited number of on-site programs.
All of the information about the activities, events, classes, workshops and services can be found at our dedicated Pro Bono Week website: probonoweek.lalawlibrary.org.
If you can’t find an answer to your question at our website, you can email us at probonoweek@lalawlibrary.org.

Free workshops, classes and services will be offered throughout the week. Lawyers will be available to provide free consultations through the Library's Lawyers in the Library program for people who have legal problems to discuss but do not have legal representation! By appointment only. Register here: www.lalawlibrary.org/LITL

Please review the website to see what other programs will be helpful to you.
LA Law Library is centrally located in downtown Los Angeles at 301 W. 1st ST. Los Angeles, California 90012. We are at the corner of 1st and Broadway. The Civic Center stop on the Red or Purple Line is right across the street.
For parking, there are several parking options around us. The most convenient is located at 1st and Hill Street across from the entrance to the Stanley Mosk courthouse (108 N. Hill St. Los Angeles, CA, 90012). Check your emails about available discounted parking.
Yes, most presentations will include downloadable class materials. We have created a special downloads page on our Pro Bono Week website at: probonoweek.lalawlibrary.org/downloads.html. Class materials are uploaded to the website as they are received from presenters. Some classes will not feature downloadable class materials.
Most classes will be viewable online. On-demand recordings are available for viewing starting Monday, October 25 and continuing after the conclusion of Pro Bono Week. Live Zoom classes will be viewable at a specific date and time as indicated on the Pro Bono Week website and indicated in your class registration confirmation. Recordings of live Zoom class will also be made available for viewing after Pro Bono Week. Select in-person classes will also be live-streamed and recorded for future viewing.
No! People attend Pro Bono Week events to learn about their legal issues, find out about their rights and connect with participating organizations. A complete list of organizations who are participating in Pro Bono Week is available at probonoweek.lalawlibrary.org/partners.
Many different kinds of organizations participate – legal aid, lawyers with private practices, social services, government agencies and community-based organizations. Classes, workshops and legal information sessions addressing specific topics or subjects are provided in partnership with experienced and seasoned providers.
Due to public health concerns, registration is required for in-person classes. We will not be accepting walk-ins. If you are bringing a family member of friend, they will need to register separately. If you are bringing a translator, please respond “yes” to the question “Will you be bringing a translator?” on the registration page.
Registration is also required for all of the online classes via Zoom, in order for you to receive the Zoom link to join the class.
Registration is advised for all of the on-demand classes in order to ensure you receive the class materials.
We do have some workshops offered during the week that require appointments in advance. To find the workshops that require advance registration, visit the Pro Bono Week website at probonoweek.lalawlibrary.org/.
Yes. To protect the health of our valued patrons and staff, and to stay in compliance with the Los Angeles County Public Health mask mandate, we ask that everyone entering the library wear a mask during your entire visit. Other Library rules can be found in our Patron Expectations and Rules of Conduct.
No, in the spirit of Pro Bono Week, all events, classes and workshops are free to all.
No. This year, childcare will not be provided.
We rely on the generosity of private and corporate sponsors to help us provide these services every year. We are grateful for each prospective sponsor's passion for our mission and desire to work on behalf of our community. You can help by choosing the right sponsor level for you. Click here to download the sponsorship form or call 213.785.2523.

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