In observance of Independence Day, the LA Law Library's Main Library and Branches will be CLOSED on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4, 2015.
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In the United States, Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, picnics, concerts, baseball games, political speeches and ceremonies, and various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States.
Independence Day is the national day of the United States.
During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the American colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia. After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a committee but with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4.
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.
“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.
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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