In light of recent fires and natural disasters, LA Law Library has developed a list of legal resources and information about preparing for, and recovering form, disasters. These resources are designed to foster peace of mind by assisting with preparedness and assist families in caring for loved ones, protecting property and rebuilding after a significant event. The information contained in this resource guide includes legal forms such as powers of attorney, resources for those charged with caring for another, disaster services hotlines, FEMA appeal letters and much more.

This list focuses on legal materials that are accessible off-site (via the internet) and free legal support services. Of course, there are also many, many more resources within the Law Library’s collection onsite, so feel free to visit in person or inquire by email for assistance with legal research and access to legal resources on this or any other subject.

Please click here to download the list.

LA Law Library Offers Free Classes and Workshops
In Celebration Of Pro Bono Week October 21-26

Los Angeles, October 2, 2013 – LA Law Library is once again joining the national celebration of Pro Bono Week.  From October 21-26, 2013, the Law Library calendar is packed with free workshops, information sessions and services for the public, as well as volunteer recognition events and continuing legal education classes for lawyers who want to learn more about volunteer public service.  

Whether they have questions about how to collect money owed to them, need help finding old court records or are trying to understand the meaning of a contract, people are getting help from the Library and its many legal service partners.  Ralph Stahlberg, Senior Reference Librarian, notes that the Law Library helps tens of thousands of residents a year get answers to legal questions. He adds, “No matter how many people come through the door, though, some stories stand out: the single mother who needed assistance with SSI benefits for her incapacitated adult daughter, the patron whose lawyer had taken his money without providing any service or the tenant whose landlord turned off his utilities and was desperate for help.”


FastCase50 for 2012

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LA Law Library Executive Director Marcia Koslov was named as one of the “Fastcase50” for 2012. Every year, Fastcase, a leading legal research and sorting service, honors the law’s “smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.”

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LA Law Library in Downtown LA, Largest Outside DC, Receives Major Facelift”, DTLA Rising with Brigham Yen, August 6, 2012.

The LA Law Library recently completed a rehabilitation project to repair water damage, and protect its building and collection for years to come. Blogger Brigham Yen talks about how these necessary repairs made it possible to upgrade the front entry, adding greater patio and garden space.


Saturday, October 13, 2012, 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Linda Taylor, senior librarian at the LA Law Library, will deliver a presentation for paralegals on how to utilize reputable, free law-related websites to access information commonly available for a fee. To register for the LAPA conference and attend this session, click here.


The LA Law Library will be an exhibitor at the 2012 Los Angeles Paralegal Association (LAPA) Conference. Visit our booth and learn more about the LA Law Library’s training classes, reference assistance and extensive collection.

Click here to learn more about the conference and how to participate.


The LA Law Library will be an exhibitor at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the State Bar of California. Visit our booth and learn about the LA Law Library’s extensive California, US and Foreign/International Law materials, onsite databases, on demand e-Delivery, book delivery and retrieval service as well as the LA Law Library Members Program.

Click here to learn more about the conference and how to register.


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