As part of an upgrade, all information technology network services will be unavailable starting at 2 pm on Saturday, November 17, 2012.
The Library will remain open during this time, however, there will be no access to public computer terminals or remote databases, and the Copy Center will be closed.
The article titled, “What Does Public Access Look Like” co-written by Sandra J. Levin and Jaye Steinbrick, discusses many of the changes made to the library, both inside and out, after the much needed renovation and the expanded and ever-growing services that it allowed the library to offer our patrons.
A few of the changes include an increased number of public computers and Training Center, used for public classes and workshops.
To read the article in its entirety, please click here. The article starts on page 25.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Law Library to Celebrate National Pro Bono Week With Concert, Talks
A performance Thursday by Gary Greene Esq. and his Big Band of Barristers will kick off the Los Angeles Law Library’s celebration of National Pro Bono Week.
The performance will take place during a reception on the downtown library’s recent rehabilitated front plaza from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, October 23, the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law will offer a free MCLE course titled, “Family Law 101,” from 5–8 p.m. It will cover custody, domestic violence, support and property, as well as procedure and forms.
The following day, from noon until 2 p.m., there will be back-to-back programs. Southern California Pro Bono Managers will present a lunch talk on pro bono challenges by Erwin Chemerinksy, dean of the University of California at Irvine Law School, followed by a one hour ethics MCLE course on ethical concerns in connection with pro bono work, to be staged by SoCal Pro Bono Managers.
“It has been a pleasure to work in partnership with leading legal organizations throughout Los Angeles County to develop this week’s events,” LA Law Library Executive Director Marcia Koslov said. “This is a small token of appreciation for each and every individual who graciously donates their time, energy and legal expertise to our community.”
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The League of Women Voters will be registering voters on the front plaza of the LA Law Library. There will be English and Spanish speaking registration volunteers from the League of Women Voters.
Election Day (Tuesday, November 6, 2012) is your opportunity to have your say on the things that matter to you and your community.
Register to vote and help make your democracy work!
LA Law Library Celebrates Pro Bono Services
October 1, 2012, Los Angeles, California – In celebration of National Pro Bono Week, the LA Law Library presents a series of professional and social events to honor the attorneys, judges, pro bono providers, community leaders, librarians and volunteers who donate their time and energy to those in need of legal assistance.
The celebration begins on Thursday evening, Oct 18 (5:30-7:30) with an opening reception celebrating both Pro Bono week and the LA Law Library’s recently renovated building. Between Monday and Friday, October 22 – 26, the Law Library hosts educational programs focused on consumer law, family law, immigration and the ethics of pro bono assistance.
“We are proud to host our first annual Pro Bono Week celebration. It has been a pleasure to work in partnership with leading legal organizations throughout Los Angeles County to develop this week’s events,” said Marcia Koslov, executive director, LA Law Library. “This is a small token of appreciation for each and every individual who graciously donates their time, energy and legal expertise to our community.”
Below is a listing of the scheduled events. Please visit probonoweek.lalawlibrary.org for additional information.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
CELEBRATE: Pro Bono Thank You Reception, 5:30-7:30 pm
To kick off the week’s events, the LA Law Library will host a reception on its recently rehabilitated front plaza. Gary Greene Esq. and his Big Band of Barristers will be performing, featuring CA Court of Appeals Justice Arthur Gilbert on piano.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Free Consumer Law Clinic, 6 – 8 pm
Business specialists and litigators who serve on Public Counsel Law Center’s pro bono panel will mentor Los Angeles area law students in providing free legal assistance to the general public on consumer law issues. Assistance will be provided on a pre-scheduled appointment basis. No walk-ins please.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
“Family Law 101” MCLE Family Law Training Session, 5 – 8 pm
Presented by the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law and open to members of the California Bar, “Family Law 101” is a hands-on overview for lawyers who want to build a family law practice and/or volunteer in the field. This free MCLE program will cover custody, domestic violence, support and property, as well as procedure and forms.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Southern California Pro Bono Managers’ National Pro Bono Celebration & CLE Event, 12 - 2pm
Erwin Chemerinksy, Dean of UCI Law School, will provide a keynote address over lunch on pro bono challenges and the ever-growing justice gap followed by a one hour ethics CLE Training in which pro bono attorneys working in local law firms will discuss ethical challenges. This event is sponsored by SoCal Pro Bono Managers.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
CitizenshipWorks.org In-Service Training for Public Librarians, 9 am – 12 noon
Presented by the Immigration Advocates Network (IAN), the National Association of Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), this workshop will introduce librarians from the greater Los Angeles area to CitizenshipWorks, a multilingual online resource to help immigrants learn about their eligibility for citizenship and the naturalization process.
Friday, October 26, 2012
California Professional Ethics, 4 – 5 pm
Open to members of the California Bar and presented by Lexis, this course focuses on the Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys and will review decisions and relevant cases related to Pro Bono Legal Ethics. This free MCLE session will also cover relevant Lexis content that can be used to help address legal ethical dilemmas.
About the LA Law Library
Located in downtown Los Angeles, at 1st Street and Broadway, just steps away from both the Stanley Mosk Courthouse and Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Courthouse, the LA Law Library is a global leader in providing state-of-the-art legal research and services. With nearly one million volume equivalents of Federal and State materials, a comprehensive California collection and one of the nation’s largest foreign and international law collections, the LA Law Library is the second largest public law library in the United States. For additional information, visit: http://www.lalawlibrary.org.
Malinda Muller, Director of Programs & Partnerships at the LA Law Library, will deliver a FREE webinar presentation for public librarians on how to guide public library users in gaining a better understanding of the legal system and how to navigate it successfully. Click here to register.
As part of its library outreach program, the LA Law Library has partnered with the Los Angeles Public Library and Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles to bring a FREE veteran benefits information session to the public. Attorneys from the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles will discuss the legal resources available to veterans, addressing housing, income and healthcare benefits. Contact 310-575-8323 for more information.
Saturday, October 6, 2012, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Los Angeles Public Library, West Los Angeles Regional Branch