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Subpoenas and Production Demands

Thursday, November 20, 2014
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Learn how to make and respond to requests for documents, including subpoenas, in a civil lawsuit.

Presented By:
Neel Agrawal, Global Law Librarian

Registration Fees: 
$20 for each class (nonrefundable payment reserves seat), except October 24 session, which is FREE
Parking and lunch options available during registration

Note: LA Law Library provides access to legal resources and assistance with legal research.  Information presented is not legal advice and is provided solely as an educational service to our patrons.

Last Updated: Monday, 20 October 2014 16:37

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Child Custody 101 (Torrance)

Friday, November 7, 2014
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

This program will help parents navigate, understand and approach different stages of the child custody process. Parents who have never married, are going through or have completed the divorce or separation process will learn about court procedures and processes involved when making decisions about children.

Class Covers:
• Which forms to fill out and why.
• How to modify existing custody orders.
• How correct forms can help streamline the paperwork involved in child custody.
• Transform an informal custody agreement into a document enforceable under the law.

Location:
Torrance Branch, LA Law Library
Torrance Courthouse, 1st Floor
825 Maple Street Room 110
Torrance, CA 90503
(424) 201-0748

Registration Fee:
$10 for the class (nonrefundable payment reserves seat)
Free parking in the Torrance Civic Center parking lot.
Walk-ins welcome! Forms of payment accepted: Visa, MC, AMEX (no checks or cash please!)

Presented by the Young Lawyers Section of the South Bay Bar Association
Ms. Stednitz
is an active member of the South Bay Bar Association and she often volunteers her time to the Los Angeles County Bar Association domestic violence project. She has her own practice in Torrance, California which focuses 100% on Family Law matters.

Ms. Kim served as judicial intern for the Honorable Commissioner John A. Slawson in the Torrance courthouse before opening her own Family Law Practice in the South Bay. She sits as a chairperson for the South Bay Bar Association and volunteers her time at the Torrance Courthouse Self-Help Center.

Last Updated: Monday, 20 October 2014 16:23

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Elimination of Bias In the Legal Profession

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

This program is intended to give attorneys the tools to identify and eliminate bias in the legal profession. Mr. Allen highlights the legal and ethical authorities that deal with bias, focusing on anti-discrimination statutes as well as the California Rules of Professional Conduct.

Class Covers:
• Primary issues of discriminatory practices in firms
• Sexual harassment
• Equal protection cases and codes
• Best practices to eliminate bias in the legal profession

Earn 1 hour Elimination of Bias MCLE credit

Registration Fee:
$35 for the class (nonrefundable payment reserves seat)
Parking and lunch options available during registration

Presented by Terrance Allen
Terrance received his B.S. (Cum Laude) from Hampton University in flight education and his J.D. from Pepperdine University, School of Law. Terrance worked as an aviation law specialist and flight instructor for nine years before obtaining his Legal & Government Consultant position at LexisNexis. In his current role, Terrance monitors the legal industry to identify trends and potential future developments, consults with legal organizations to discuss their challenges and needs, authors nationally used CLE materials for LexisNexis, and helps with the orientation of new attorneys and paralegals in general legal practices.

Last Updated: Monday, 20 October 2014 16:09

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Book Discussion Group

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The LA Law Library invites you to join the discussion of What It Is Like to Go to War*, by Karl Marlantes, a collection of essays containing Marlantes’ thoughts, reflections and experiences about war and its psychological and spiritual underpinnings. Marlantes is a Vietnam veteran, Yale graduate and Rhodes Scholar, and author of the acclaimed novel, Matterhorn.

The discussion group will meet on Tuesday November 18, 2014 from 6-8:30 pm, and will meet bi-monthly** through September 2015.

Each of us has been touched by war in some way. Here is an opportunity to share your experiences and thoughts about war, and what happens when the soldiers come home.

The first 20 registrants will be eligible to receive a complimentary copy of the book.

Facilitators for Book Discussion

Gail Soffer, Founder and Executive Director, Mindful Warrior Project, a Los Angeles based organization providing mindfulness-based practices to veterans, their family members, and their service providers to address PTSD, depression, addiction, homelessness, and other life challenges

Dustin Halliwell, MSW, Resiliency Trainer for the UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center.  Halliwell is a former Army Ranger and four-time combat veteran with a Masters in Social Work with an emphasis on Military Social Work from USC.

*What It Is Like to Go to War is the selection for this year’s statewide reading program sponsored by Cal Humanities. Book discussions and events are taking place at public libraries throughout the state this Fall. Please visit http://calhum.org/initiatives/war-comes-home for more information.

**The next meeting will be on Tuesday January 13, 2015 from 6:30 – 8 PM to discuss Billy Lynne’s Long Half –Time Walk, by Ben Fountain. Winner of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and a National Book Award finalist, Billy Lynne is a razor-sharp satire set in Texas during America’s war in Iraq that explores the gaping national disconnect between the war at home and abroad.

Last Updated: Monday, 20 October 2014 15:56

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Had an Accident? What You Should Know

Friday, October 17, 2014
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

This workshop will teach you things that an attorney wished you knew before you got into an accident.
This workshop is for anyone who has gotten into a car or other personal injury accident, has tried to recover damages from injury, or would like to know their rights under different types of insurance policies. There will be a question and answer session following the class.

Instructor: Aaron Brown, Esq. is an attorney with the personal injury law firm of Brown, Brown & Brown

Class Covers:

  • The effect your choice of insurance policy has on your ability to recover for your injuries
  • What to do and not do at the scene of an accident
  • What to do and not do after leaving the accident scene

Location:
Torrance Branch, LA Law Library
Torrance Courthouse, 1st Floor
825 Maple Street Room 110
Torrance, CA 90503
(424) 201-0748

Registration Fee:
$10 for the class (nonrefundable payment reserves seat)
Free parking in the Torrance Civic Center parking lot.
Walk-ins welcome! Forms of payment accepted: Visa, MC, AMEX (no checks or cash please!)

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, 09 October 2014 12:38

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