Click here to see Weekday classes (Oct 21 - Oct 25)

Saturday, October 26, 2019

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!

Lawyers in the Library

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Free consultations with volunteer attorneys. No reservations or appointments necessary. Arrive early, because registration closes when program is full.

Orientación General y Taller de Asilo Para los Inmigrantes que Enfrentan la Deportación

9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Este taller ofrece información general sobre los procedimientos de deportación y la corte de inmigración.

FREE Citizenship Workshop

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
& 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Get help filling out and submitting your citizenship application! Register through the Citizenship Hotline: 213-814-5248 Appointment is required

Section 8 &
Subsidized Housing

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Learn about low-income housing assistance programs and services available to tenants with Section 8 vouchers.

Writs: How to Challenge Government Agency Decisions

9:30 am - 10:30 am

The process for challenging decisions made by state and local agencies is different from other kinds of lawsuits. Learn how it works.

Small Claims Court: An Overview

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Learn about Small Claims lawsuits, including filing, service, forms, procedures, and how to collect money you win.

Rights of Students With Disabilities

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn about the rights of students with disabilities under laws like the ADA, Section 504, and IDEA.


Advance Health Care Directives and How to Prepare Them

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Attorneys interested in volunteering, learn to prepare Advance Health Care Directives, powers of attorney and instructions for healthcare decisions.

Piece by Piece
Mosaic Workshop

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Express your creativity by joining the artisans of Piece by Piece in creating a unique mosaic using recycled materials!

Child Custody,
Support & Visitation

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn about child custody and visitation in family law cases, including what the courts look at when considering custody and visitation.

Housing Rights of Tenants With Mental Health Disabilities

11:00 am - 12:00 am

Learn how tenants with mental health (and other) disabilities can request and negotiate reasonable housing accommodations.

Get Your Advance Directive and Peace of Mind

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Legal volunteers help you complete the court forms to get an advance health care directive, a legal document to direct your future care.

Working With a Lawyer
on a Budget

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn how to hire a limited services lawyer to provide legal assistance to help you represent yourself.

Appeals: How the Court Process Works

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn what an appeal is and the steps to take to appeal a trial court decision.

Applying for SSI With a Mental Health Disability: 5 Things to Know

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Learn the steps to understand the SSI/SSDI application process as an individual with a mental health disability.

Immigration Enforcement (ICE): Be Prepared!

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

What if you are questioned by immigration enforcement agencies? Learn how foreign nationals and their families can prepare.

Appeals: Building Your Case & Persuading the Court

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Learn the rules and requirements and get tips on how to draft the most effective appellate briefs for California state courts.

Getting Paid: Wage & Hour Basics

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn the process for seeking unpaid wages, who is covered, plus other requirements like breaks and sick pay.

How to Talk to a Lawyer

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This class is designed to make communicating and working with a lawyer easier, less expensive and more effective.

Fair Housing: Who Is Protected & What You Need to Know

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Tenants, landlords and advocates learn how the law prohibits denying housing to a person because of membership in a protected class.

How to Complete and File a Probate Petition

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Learn when probate is needed to distribute a deceased person’s assets and how to fill out the petition form in probate court.

Do’s and Don’ts of Evictions

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn the proper legal grounds for eviction, how eviction lawsuits work, plus the law of emotional support animals in rentals.

Anatomy of a Civil Lawsuit

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Explore the stages of a civil lawsuit: how it begins, how it can end, and everything in between.

Click here to see Weekday classes (Oct 21 - Oct 26)

LA Law Library does not provide legal advice: LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The Law Library is pleased to offer our patrons the opportunity to obtain assistance from third party legal service providers at this and other events within the Library. However, the Library does not control and is not responsible for the content or scope of any assistance given by those providers.

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