Metropolitan News-Enterprise

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Page 11

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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Network Upgrade

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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.


As part of its library outreach program, the LA Law Library has partnered with the County of Los Angeles Public Library to provide a training session for public librarians on Finding Forms and Locating/Hiring a Lawyer. The LA Law Library will provide public librarians with resources and tips on how to help library users who have questions in these areas.

LA Law Library
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
9:30 am - 12:00 pm


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.


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