Family Law Paternity Orientation Workshop (Torrance)

Tuesday, January 9, 16, 23, 30 | 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Tuesday, February 6, 13, 20, 27 | 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Tuesday, March 6, 13, 20, 27 | 9:00 am – 11:30 am

This workshop is intended for people who are representing themselves in family law court and who want to file a paternity action and establish child custody, child visitation, and child support orders. 

This workshop will provide:

  • Information on the paternity process and basic legal terms in a paternity proceeding
  • Step-by-step instructions on how to fill out specific forms filed in a paternity action

Due to the sensitive nature of the workshop, minor children are not encouraged to attend.

Class taught in English.

Location: Sign Up takes place at the Torrance Self Help Center, Room 160, 1st floor, Torrance Courthouse, 825 Maple Avenue, Torrance, CA 90503. Check-in begins at 8:30 am at LA Law Library, Torrance Branch.

Registration fees: Free

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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Finding Legal Forms & Templates

Saturday, February 17, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Learn how to find forms and templates for different types of legal matters. Learn about form resources available in and out of the Library — from the Library’s practice guides and form books to the many online sources, both in the Library and available elsewhere.

Class covers:

  • Finding forms on court and agency websites
  • Accessing California Judicial Council court forms
  • Finding form books in the Library
  • Locating form books in Library databases
  • Creating pleadings using Library’s pleading paper templates

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.

Registration fees: $20 for the class
Nonrefundable payment reserves spot

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Individualized Help Writing an Appellate Brief - REFERRAL REQUIRED

Friday, January 12, 2018: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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Introduction to Legal Research: Types & Sources of Law

Saturday, January 27, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

This class introduces legal researchers to cases, statutes, and regulations, and the roles they play in your research. Learn fundamental legal research concepts by focusing on the elements and features of legal research materials and the tools by which to locate them.

Class covers:

  • Introduction to primary and secondary authority
  • Finding tools
  • Characteristics of legal research materials
  • Legal research tips

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.

Registration fees: $20 for the class
Nonrefundable payment reserves spot

Last Updated: Monday, 30 October 2017 12:35

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MCLE Video: Fee-Sharing Fundamentals, Strategies, Trends

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
1:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.

Sharing legal fees with lawyers in other firms and referral fee arrangements have many advantages as well as legal and ethical consequences. This one-hour program will cover the requirements for enforceable fee-sharing and referral agreements and the consequences of noncomplying agreements.

Earn 1.0 hour Legal Ethics MCLE credit.

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.

Registration fees: $25 for the class
Non-refundable, payment reserves spot
Parking options available during online registration for an additional fee

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