Classes

Thursday, November 30, 2017: 12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Trial is the culmination of a civil lawsuit, where evidence is presented and a decision made by the court. In this class, an experienced attorney will provide basic rules, strategy and practice tips about how to present evidence in California state court.

Class covers:

  • Presenting testimony from friendly witnesses
  • Cross-examining unfriendly witnesses
  • Getting documents admitted into evidence
  • How to stop improper evidence by making effective objections
  • Making opening and closing arguments

Presented by Nicole Stednitz

No legal advice:
LA Law Library provides access to legal resources and assistance with legal research. LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. For legal advice, you should consult an attorney.

Registration fees: $20 for the class
Non-refundable payment reserves seat
Parking options available during registration

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Monday, November 27, 2017: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

In California, a conservatorship is a proceeding where a judge appoints a responsible person or organization to assist an adult with a disability with personal care or finances. This session provides general information about the court process and help in preparing and filing documents to be appointed as a probate conservator.

Class covers:

  • Screening for appropriateness of probate conservatorships or available alternatives
  • Obtaining referrals for other types of assistance
  • Overview of conservatorship law
  • Rights of the conservatee and responsibilities of the conservator
  • The court forms needed to file for a conservatorship
  • The petitioning process—what to expect before and after the hearing
  • The post-hearing process

Walk-ins welcomed. First come, first serve.

Presented by:
Katherine Chew, Bet Tzedek

Registration fee: FREE

LA Law Library does not provide legal advice: 
LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The Law Library is pleased to offer our patrons the opportunity to obtain assistance from third party legal service providers at this and other events within the Library. However, the Library does not control and is not responsible for the content or scope of any assistance given by those providers.

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Monday, November 20, 2017: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

In California, a conservatorship is a proceeding where a judge appoints a responsible person or organization to assist an adult with a disability with personal care or finances. This session provides general information about the court process and help in preparing and filing documents to be appointed as a probate conservator.

Class covers:

  • Screening for appropriateness of probate conservatorships or available alternatives
  • Obtaining referrals for other types of assistance
  • Overview of conservatorship law
  • Rights of the conservatee and responsibilities of the conservator
  • The court forms needed to file for a conservatorship
  • The petitioning process—what to expect before and after the hearing
  • The post-hearing process

Walk-ins welcomed. First come, first serve.

Presented by:
Katherine Chew, Bet Tzedek

Registration fee: FREE

LA Law Library does not provide legal advice: 
LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The Law Library is pleased to offer our patrons the opportunity to obtain assistance from third party legal service providers at this and other events within the Library. However, the Library does not control and is not responsible for the content or scope of any assistance given by those providers.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017: 
10:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.


This class is an introduction to using Lexis Advance, Lexis’ newly designed research platform that has been described as “cleaner and easier to use” with their “big red search box” and other features.

Class covers:

  • Formulating, filtering, and narrowing search queries
  • Finding cases, statutes, and secondary sources
  • Updating results using Shepard’s
  • Options to review and deliver results
  • Hands-on exercises

No legal advice:
LA Law Library provides access to legal resources and assistance with legal research. LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. For legal advice, you should consult an attorney.

Registration fees: $20 for the class
Nonrefundable payment reserves spot

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Family Law

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) now offers a teleconferencing center right here at the Main branch of LA Law Library, where you can speak to a lawyer live, send them documents and get answers to important questions. They offer legal advice and guidance to eligible individuals on a variety of family law and housing / landlord- tenant matters. They can also provide referrals to private attorneys, other legal services, and other resources as needed.

Descriptions of family law and housing / landlord tenant matters covered provided below.

Schedule and Topics Covered:

Family law and housing/landlord-tenant are covered every other week based on the following schedule:

  • 1st Wednesday: Housing / Landlord-Tenant
  • 2nd Wednesday: Family Law
  • 3rd Wednesday: Housing / Landlord-Tenant
  • 4th Wednesday: Family Law

Appointment required. Please call: 213-785-2516 or ask at the Circulation Desk of LA Law Library for assistance.

Presented by:
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Registration fees: FREE
Classes fill up fast, register today to reserve your seat! All registrants must check-in 10 minutes prior to class time to ensure your seat is not reassigned to waiting-list and walk-in attendees when classes are full.

No legal advice:
LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The Law Library is pleased to offer our patrons the opportunity to obtain assistance from third party legal service providers at this and other events within the Library. However, the Library does not control and is not responsible for the content or scope of any assistance given by those providers.

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Talk to a Lawyer Online!

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Housing / Landlord-Tenant

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) now offers a teleconferencing center right here at the Main branch of LA Law Library, where you can speak to a lawyer live, send them documents and get answers to important questions. They offer legal advice and guidance to eligible individuals on a variety of family law and housing / landlord- tenant matters. They can also provide referrals to private attorneys, other legal services, and other resources as needed.

Descriptions of family law and housing / landlord tenant matters covered provided below.

Schedule and Topics Covered:

Family law and housing/landlord-tenant are covered every other week based on the following schedule:

  • 1st Wednesday: Housing / Landlord-Tenant
  • 2nd Wednesday: Family Law
  • 3rd Wednesday: Housing / Landlord-Tenant
  • 4th Wednesday: Family Law

Appointment required. Please call: 213-785-2516 or ask at the Circulation Desk of LA Law Library for assistance.

Presented by:
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Registration fees: FREE
Classes fill up fast, register today to reserve your seat! All registrants must check-in 10 minutes prior to class time to ensure your seat is not reassigned to waiting-list and walk-in attendees when classes are full.

No legal advice:
LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The Law Library is pleased to offer our patrons the opportunity to obtain assistance from third party legal service providers at this and other events within the Library. However, the Library does not control and is not responsible for the content or scope of any assistance given by those providers.

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