Classes

Tuesday, May 1, 2018  12:45 p.m. — 1:45 p.m.

In criminal and civil cases where police officers are involved, often one of the parties would like to gain access to a police officer's personnel file. The procedure for making the request is a Pitchess motion. This allows a criminal defendant or civil litigant to request disclosure of arresting or investigating officer or detective's personnel file in order to discover evidence regarding credibility, prejudice or prior use of excessive force.

Presented by:
Ryan DunnDavid A. Katz

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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.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018  11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

We often hear about criminal convictions overturned years later when DNA or other evidence exonerates the accused. But how does this come about? What are the legal procedures available to challenge a longstanding conviction? Learn how innocence can be proven post-conviction, plus the basics of other types of post-conviction relief.

Presented by:

Paula Mitchell and Adam Grant, Loyola Project for the Innocent (http://www.lls.edu/academics/experientiallearning/clinics/socialcriminaljusticeclinics/projectfortheinnocent/)

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.

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Paralegal-Lit

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Saturday, April 28, 2018: 10:00 a.m — 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 12, 2018: 10:00 a.m — 12:00 p.m.

Paralegal Lit gives students the opportunity to complete simulated fact situations comparable to those attorneys may ask paralegals for assistance in researching. Students will use real-world examples and common legal resources in print to experience how primary and secondary law work together.

Students will be given an overview of various types of legal materials, instructed in their usage, and gain a basic understanding of legal research techniques.

Students will complete hands-on exercises simulating on-the-job experience and receive a record of attendance.

Class covers:

  • Types of legal materials and how to use them
  • Using practice guides, codes and locating forms
  • Legal research core competencies
  • In-class, hands-on practice
  • Collection and services at the LA Law Library

Class size capped at 30 students.
Registration well in advance is recommended. 
Attendance limited to current Paralegal Students. 
Proof of current enrollment required.

Registration fees: $20.00
Non-refundable, payment reserves seat

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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Monday, April 30  10:00 am - 12:45 pm

In California, many families struggle to care for adults who are not able to care for themselves. For these families, a court-approved conservatorship may help. It allows 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 request appointment as a probate conservator.

Class covers:

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

Presented by:
Katherine Chew, Bet Tzedek Legal Services (http://www.bettzedek.org/)

Registration Fee: FREE

No advance registration or phone appointment is necessary. Participants register on the day of the program and will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Call Bet Tzedek at 323-939-0506 for additional information.

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, April 30, 2017 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Learn about low-income housing assistance programs and services available to tenants with Section 8 vouchers.

Class covers:

  • General subsidized housing information
  • Evictions vs. terminations
  • Preparing for a Section 8 hearing
  • Tenant Rights in Section 8

Presented by:

LA Law Library does not provide 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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Monday, April 30, 2017  12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

In California, a landlord can evict a tenant for not paying rent on time or violating the lease or rental agreement. This training will go over the rules and procedures on the California evictions and collection process. Both landlords and tenants are welcome to attend.

Class covers:

  • Valid reasons for terminating a tenancy
  • Termination notices
  • The eviction process
  • Problems with security deposit refund
  • Collecting past due rent

Presented by:

Jennifer Weisman (https://www.kts-law.com/attorneys/jessica-s-weisman/), Managing Partner of Client Education, Law Offices of Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP

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.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018  12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

As a business owner, you try to do things that set you apart from the competition – and, often, you do not want the competition to know how you did it! In this class, learn how to protect the information that gives your business an edge.

Class covers:

  • Trade secrets: how to obtain, protect, and enforce
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Non-competition agreements: enforceable or not?
  • Methods for protecting sensitive information
  • Your employee's legal duty of loyalty: how far does it go?

This class is part of LA Law Library's 14-part series on How to Start and Grow Your Business.

Presented by:

Dan M. Forman (http://www.cdflaborlaw.com/attorneys/bio/dan-forman)

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.

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