Book Discussion Group: Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
6:30 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.

Meet the author and join the discussion as LA Law Library continues its year-long book discussion series exploring themes of social justice. Author Jill Leovy is an award winning reporter for the Los Angeles Times. The book traces the investigation and prosecution of the 2007 murder in South Los Angeles of 18 year old Bryant Tennelle. By digging deeply into the story of one particular murder, Ghettoside explores the long history of racism, discrimination and poverty that created both the shockingly high murder rate for young black men and the indifferent response to those crimes.
Literary Awards:

  • One of the 10 best books of the year by San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today & Chicago Tribune
  • One of Best Books of the Year by New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Economist, Globe & Mail, BookPage & Kirkus Reviews
  • National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist
  • 2016 Audie Award for Non-Fiction

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.

The first 20 registrants will be eligible to receive a complimentary copy of Ghettoside, courtesy of Penguin Random House.

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.

Last Updated: Tuesday, 12 July 2016 12:14

Hits: 73

Help with Becoming an Adult’s Legal Conservator

Monday, August 1, 2016: 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Monday, August 8, 2016: 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Monday, August 15, 2016: 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Monday, August 22, 2016: 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Monday, August 29, 2016: 10 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.

Last Updated: Wednesday, 20 July 2016 10:35

Hits: 313

Talk to a Lawyer Online!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016: 11:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016: 11:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016: 11:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016: 11:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016: 11:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.

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 civil matters, including evictions, divorces, and child custody. They can also provide referrals to private attorneys, other legal services, and other resources as needed.

Appointment required. Please call ahead to LAFLA for an appointment: 800 399-4529 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.

Last Updated: Wednesday, 20 July 2016 10:37

Hits: 608

Civil Rights: An Overview

Thursday, March 17, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Federal civil rights protections are the basis for many important freedoms in our society. However, few people understand what civil rights laws are and how they work. This class will help you understand the basic civil rights statute 28 U.S.C. § 1983, its constitutional guarantees against abuses by government agencies, how to identify if your rights may have been violated and the potential claims to address the violation.

Class covers:

  • The basic civil rights statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1983
  • The difference between civil rights cases and criminal cases
  • The timeline for civil rights cases
  • Who can bring a civil rights case
  • The types of civil rights cases
  • Who can be a defendant in a civil rights case

Presented by Tiaunia Bedell and Jennifer Rho:
Tiaunia Bedell is an associate in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Los Angeles office where she is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department with a practice that focuses primarily on antitrust, breach of contract and transnational cases. She has represented clients in various industries including the medical device, media and entertainment, semiconductor, oil and gas, paper manufacturing and technology conducting industries.

Jennifer Rho is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She practices in the firm’s Litigation Department and Intellectual Property Group, focusing on representing clients in patent licensing and litigation matters involving consumer electronics, communications, defense, medical device, video game, and social networking technologies. She has litigated significant patent infringement cases in federal courts across the United States.

Registration fee: FREE
Sponsored by the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library through the generous support of the Federal Bar Association.

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.

Last Updated: Monday, 04 January 2016 12:29

Hits: 472

Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination

Thursday, April 21, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Discrimination is against the law. In California every employer with 5 or more employees is covered by the Fair Employment and Housing Act (for family and medical leave, 50 or more employees). Learn about your rights in the workplace from an experienced employment law lawyer.

Class covers:

  • Types of workplace discrimination
  • Where and how to file a claim
  • Time limits
  • Recovering damages in a discrimination case

Presented by Carol Gillam:
Carol Gillam is nationally prominent trial lawyer specializing in worker rights litigation. Carol serves as a mediator and arbitrator as well. She worked at prominent law firms and was a federal prosecutor before founding The Gillam Law Firm in 1994. Her firm is based in Los Angeles.

Registration fee: FREE
Sponsored by the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library through the generous support of the Federal Bar Association.

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.

Last Updated: Thursday, 10 March 2016 15:51

Hits: 237

Hours / Location

LA Law Library
301 W. First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-785-2529
Click Here for Directions

Hours:
M, W, Th, F: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Tue: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Branches / Partner Locations

Join Our Mailing List

To get more information about upcoming classes and events, please click here to join our mailing list.

Follow Us...Like Us...

Federal Depository

Federal Depository Logo

The LA Law Library is a selective government depository for both the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and State of California materials.

© LA Law Library 2016