Classes

Friday, January 26, 2018
12:15 p.m. — 1:45 p.m.

Mistakes happen in the course of a civil lawsuit. A defendant may fail to respond to a lawsuit, resulting in a default; or, a plaintiff may fail to respond to a motion to dismiss. In this class, learn about civil procedures for setting aside defaults and other mistakes in California state courts.

Class covers:

  • California Code of Civil Procedure § 473
  • When and how a party may seek relief from his or her mistakes
  • What constitutes “default” and “dismissal”
  • Preparing motions to vacate

Presented by: 
Austin Stoub, Reference Librarian - LA Law Library

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.

Photography / Videography:
If you register for this class, you may be photographed or recorded. By registering for this class you are giving the LA Law Library your consent to photograph, videotape, record and broadcast your picture, likeness, voice and statements.  

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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Friday, February 16, 2018: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 Divorce Options is an informational workshop offered on the second Thursday of every month to provide information about the divorce process and the options available to anyone considering divorce. Divorce Options is presented by a team of collaboratively trained attorneys, financial advisors and mental health professionals who are members of Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association (LACFLA).

Class covers:

  • Litigation, mediation and collaboration - the risks and the benefits of each process
  • Legal, financial, psychological and social issues of divorce
  • How to talk about divorce with your children
  • Guidance from divorce experts

For questions about the program, please click here.

Presented by Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association (www.lacfla.org) in partnership with LA Law Library.

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.

Registration fees: $10

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Monday, Feruary 5, 2018: 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, February 26, 2018: 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, January 29, 2018: 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, January 22, 2018: 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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Friday, February 9, 2018: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The heart of an appeal is a well-written brief. This workshop provides one-on-one assistance with writing, rewriting and formatting a brief and provides tips to avoid common mistakes in legal writing. Library resources for brief-writing will also be covered.

What to bring to the workshop: This class involves one-on-one instruction and review of drafts. If you are working on a draft, bring two copies – one for you and one for the volunteer attorney. Please bring a pen or pencil and your reading glasses (if you need them).

IMPORTANT NOTE: This workshop is exclusively for self-represented litigants who have reached the stage of an appeal where they are ready to draft a brief; only those who have been pre-screened by the Appellate Self-Help Clinic at the Court of Appeal may participate. To be admitted to the workshop attendees must present a written referral form from the Clinic.

The Appellate Self-Help Clinic is located on the Second Floor of the North Tower of the Ronald Reagan State Building, across from the Clerk’s Office at 300 South Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles. The Clinic's hours of operation are:

  • Most Wednesdays - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • The last Wednesday of each month - 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ONLY.

Registration fees: FREE

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.

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