Wednesday, January 29, 2020: 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Los Angeles County Superior Court now mandates electronic filing in civil cases in most circumstances. Learn how to quickly and easily maneuver the eFiling & eService Provider platform, plus get an overview of the revised filing rules and procedures, receive tips to avoid rejections, learn about cost-savings for your clients in this new era, and more! Lawyers, paralegals, and self-represented litigants can all benefit from this training.

Class covers:

  • Live demonstration of the eFiling system
  • The electronic filing requirements in L.A. County Superior Court
  • Procedures under the local and state rules, and how the system works
  • Tips to avoid rejections
  • Cost-saving strategies for you and your clients

Earn 1 hour general MCLE credit

Presented by Gina Cervino and File & ServeXpress:
Gina Cervino is a Client Engagement Manager at File & Serve Xpress. She is a trainer and client liaison for E-filing customers in Los Angeles. She routinely provides education to local attorneys, paralegals, court judges, and staff regarding changing trends and updates in the e-file/e-serve industry. She has worked in the legal industry for 7+ years. Prior to joining FSX, she was a client manager for Thomson Reuters and trained Attorneys on Westlaw research. Gina is a graduate of Gonzaga University with a B.A. in both Political Science and Applied Communications. She has her J.D. from Western State University and is licensed to practice law in California.

Registration fee: $20
Non-refundable, payment reserves spot
Reduced-rate parking options available during registration
Brown bag event, eat your lunch in the classroom! Water and snack provided.


Friday, January 31, 2020:  12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Many people can't afford a lawyer to handle their legal issues. When someone dies, the probate process for relatives can be intimidating and difficult, especially when disputes arise. In this class, learn the basics of probate court and the administration of estates and trusts, including how to challenge improper use or waste of estate property, and where to go for further information and assistance. Learning important legal fundamentals about probate can make your legal journey easier and more successful.

Class covers:

  • How probate court works, and how estates are administered in probate
  • Appointment of administrators, and how to challenge an appointment
  • What to do about improper use or transfer of estate property
  • Basics of trusts, and when probate court can get involved in trust administration
  • Will challenges and how to respond to possible financial elder abuse
  • Resources for further information and where to seek help

Developed with the support of, and presented by My Legal Team, Inc.
NOTE: This class does not cover estate planning or how to draft estate documents, such as wills or trusts.

Class approved for Court Interpreter Minimum Continuing Education (CIMCE) credit.

Registration fees: FREE - Registration reserves spot
This program is FREE thanks to a generous, general fund allocation from the California Legislature in support of access to justice programs at County Law Libraries throughout the state.

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 information presented in this program is not legal advice and is provided solely as an educational service to our patrons. For legal advice, you should consult an attorney.


Wednesday, January 29, 2020: 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 regarding housing / landlord- tenant matters and victims of domestic violence who are going through a family law proceeding. 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 for victims of Domestic Violence
  • 3rd Wednesday: Housing / Landlord-Tenant
  • 4th Wednesday: Family Law for victims of Domestic Violence
  • 5th Wednesday: Housing / Landlord-Tenant

Housing Clinic

What LAFLA Covers:

  • Landlord-tenant issues
  • Lock outs
  • Security deposits
  • Rent control
  • Problems with conditions in the unit
  • Subsidized housing
  • Housing discrimination, including disability access
  • Eviction Notices (3-day, 30-day, 60-day, etc.) to terminate a tenancy
  • Unlawful detainers-complaints and responding to a complaint that's been served
  • Trial preparation
  • Setting aside default judgments
  • Abandoned property
  • Appealing to a judgment

What LAFLA doesn't cover:

  • Inheritance of property
  • Mobile homes
  • Homeownership
  • Foreclosure, mortgages
  • Commercial leases
  • Estate/probate matters involving housing and other occupancy issues

Family Law for Victims of Domestic Violence

What LAFLA Covers:

  • Dissolutions/Divorces
  • Custody
  • Support
  • Paternity
  • Name change
  • Domestic violence and restraining orders

What LAFLA doesn't cover:

  • Dependency, Foster care, Child Protective Services
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Inheritance

Client Prep Sheet

  • Bring all documents to refer to
  • Contracts
  • Court papers
  • Letters
  • Receipts
  • Bring court case numbers, if applicable

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

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.

LA Law Library does not provide 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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