Patricia Pelz Hart, Lawyer/Librarian (writer) and Tanya Cao, Catalog Librarian (photographer), both of Chapman Law School Library in Orange toured the Main Library in November 2012 for a profile piece on the recent changes at LA Law. The story appears in the November/December 2012 issue of the Southern California Association of Law Libraries (SCALL) newsletter.
Court findings show that as many as 70 percent of family law litigants in California are unrepresented. Library staff often get questions about common legal problems, like divorce, child custody, support and domestic violence.
On Thursday, January 18, 2013, Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) Barristers, Legal AID Foundation of Los Angeles and Mexican American Bar Association held an MCLE panel discussion at the LA Law Library on the Sergio Garcia immigration case currently pending before the California Supreme Court.
LA Law Library To Introduce Self-Service Research Model at County Courthouses, Replacing Brick & Mortar Locations in Norwalk, Pomona and Santa Monica
In support of the pending reorganization and realignment of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, LA Law Library will be shifting its focus at some branch locations from a brick and mortar presence to one based on self-service, and expanding hours at other existing locations. As a result of the reorganization of the courts, the spaces currently occupied by the Norwalk, Pomona and Santa Monica branches of the LA Law Library are needed to fulfill other functions.
As part of its strategic planning process, LA Law Library is soliciting ideas and perspectives on the future operations and direction of the Law Library.
Below are the open invitation dates for the Strategic Planning Workshops. The forums are open to the public and no reservations are required. LA Law Library patrons are encouraged to attend.