About Us

Outreach

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"What Can I Do For You Today?"

Chances are that you found LA Law Library because someone told you about us, were invited to attend an event, saw a flyer we distributed or a link on Google or Facebook, or happened to catch our logo on the side of our building that faces the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. The outreach group wants to help everyone in Los Angeles county know we are here and facilitates or creates programs intended to help our stakeholders successfully navigate their law related matters successfully.

How does outreach accomplish its goals?

  • We design or facilitate workshops, classes, and programs
  • We take resources, reference and referrals into the community
  • We focus on helping all of our stakeholders gain access to and learn about the law

The outreach unit designs and forges service and learning opportunities both on site and in the community. We represent the portion of our mission statement which aims to be a "gateway to legal information and a navigator facilitating access to the legal system."

Consider engaging with us:

  • As part of our speakers' bureau
  • As a pro bono workshop provider or participant
  • To provide information sessions, or unbundled legal services
  • By becoming a participant in the Members program which supports your law related service
  • Become an educator and teach MCLE classes
  • Fulfill service learning requirements, or become a library volunteer.

Reach out with us! For more information, or to suggest ideas contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Executive Director Welcome

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Welcome to LA Law Library's new website – one of many ways of accessing the legal research services available here at the second largest public law library in the country.

Our mission at LA Law Library is simple. Through our extensive collection, reference librarians and research services, we are here to meet YOUR needs. Whether you need guidance on navigating the courts for an upcoming hearing, conference room space for a client meeting or court documents on a recent case, you'll find that LA Law Library has what you need.

We are building a vibrant community education center here at LA Law Library. In the last year alone, we've added digital resource stations at courthouses around the county, enhanced our MCLE and public class offerings, and expanded public events at our Main Library in downtown Los Angeles.

Take some time to explore what we have to offer. Visit our locations. Search our online catalog. Take a legal research classes. You'll be pleasantly surprised by what you discover.

I look forward to seeing you at the Library!

Sandra Levin,
Executive Director

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Welcome to the Reading Room

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On-Site Terminal eResources
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Foreign Law Guide
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Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
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LA Law Library Online Catalog
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LegalTrac
Legal Information Reference Center
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LLMC
SmartRules
U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978
Westlaw.com
WestlawNext
Wolters Kluwer IntelliConnect

readingroom2If you are uncertain of how to use the Internet, please read Introduction to the Internet in order to make better use of it. Reference librarians will provide only as much instruction on the rudimentary fundamentals of using the Internet as time permits.

In order to find library policies, guides to legal research, access to the online catalog to see what titles we have, links to the internet and more, please use the navigation in the left menu bar.

The staff and trustees of the LA Law Library are pleased to be able to provide free Internet access to the public. However, it is expected that demand will exceed the Library staff's ability to provide unlimited time to access the Internet and asks the public both to read and to abide by the Rules for the Use of the Law Library Internet Terminals.

The staff and trustees of LA Law Library are committed to their role in serving the legal information needs of all of Los Angeles County's citizens. Providing access to the Internet, as well as access to CD-ROM based materials, can enable the Law Library to extend greatly its information services beyond the traditional collections of printed materials.

The Internet offers unlimited global access to information that is posted on the Internet. Unfortunately, not all sources of information on the Internet provide information that is accurate, complete, responsible, current, legal or philosophically acceptable to all citizens. The LA Law Library disclaims any responsibility for any information not authored by us and advises that any information found on the Internet be verified by print, CD-ROM-based or additional sources.

Lastly, the staff of the LA Law Library will not monitor, control or limit the content of the materials on the Internet. Parents and guardians of children under 18 solely are responsible for their children's use of the Internet within the library.

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Request for Proposal

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Sorry, currently there are no Request for Proposals (RFP) posted.

Please check this site frequently for updates.

You may also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to be notified about our latest RFP opportunities.

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Careers

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Facilities Manager

Under the general supervision of the Senior Director, the Facilities Manager is responsible for the oversight and coordination of maintenance for all library equipment, building, and property. Manages and coordinates changes, renovations, new construction and alterations to the main downtown library building and branch locations. This position will also manage and coordinate all capital. In addition, this position will work closely with administrative staff to resolve facility related issues at all library locations. This position handles events coordination, logistics and space rental services. Finally, this position manages the planning, control, prioritization and completion of all activities for assigned areas.

For a complete list of responsibilities and qualifications for this unique position please review the full job description provided below under “More Information”.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to the “Contact” email address below.

Starts: 4/28/2015
Ends: Until Filled
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Library Aide - Scanning

Assists in the scanning of briefs and other materials as directed.

For a complete list of responsibilities and qualifications for this unique position please review the full job description provided below under “More Information”.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to the “Contact” email address below.

Starts: 8/24/2015
Ends: Until Filled
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More information: Library Aide - Scanning

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Potluck - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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Donate

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Cultivating a superior collection. Serving as a gateway to legal information. Facilitating access to legal system. Every day, LA Law Library provides this and much more to the public and legal community of Los Angeles County. With thousands of people accessing its services and resources, LA Law Library continues to a vibrant asset for people located around the globe.

While the Law Library receives much of its funding from the Los Angeles County Superior Court, through filing fees, we rely on support from generous people like you to help fulfill our mission. Your tax deductible gift allows the Law Library to provide critical services to the thousands of people who turn to us each and every day for help - whether they are preparing for a court appearance, searching case law, developing a paper for class or planning to incorporate a new business, the LA Law Library is an invaluable resource for many.

With you and our community in partnership, the Library is committed to providing the highest quality library services. Where else in Los Angeles can your gift make such a difference in the lives of so many?

Please make a gift today. We will put your generosity to work immediately.

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