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Legal Research Basics: Using CEB OnLAW

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
12:15 p.m. — 1:15 p.m.

As part of the LA Law Library’s MCLE lunch hour speaker series, this class will teach you how to use OnLAW, CEB’s online legal research database of California practice guides. Learn how to find the expert step-by-step guidance, legal analysis, and forms that you need to practice. CEB (Continuing Education of the Bar) publications cover California Business, Litigation, Employment, Criminal, Family, Estate Planning and Real Property law.

Class Covers:

  • How to browse and search publications by topic, statute, or case
  • How to find and download forms
  • Legal research examples from recently updated and new titles, including Domestic Partnerships and Same-Sex Marriage, California Tort Forms for Expert Litigators, and California Criminal Defense of Immigrants

Presented by Sarah Joshi
Sarah Joshi is an attorney and CEB’s Account Manager for Los Angeles County. She is a graduate of Cornell University and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

One hour general MCLE credit

Fee: $10 for the class (non-refundable payment reserves spot)

Last Updated: Friday, 18 July 2014 13:03

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Emerging Issues in Social Media

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
12:15 p.m. — 1:15 p.m.

As part of the LA Law Library’s MCLE lunch hour speaker series, this class will examine new legal issues arising from the use of online social media. Attendees will learn how to advise clients to ensure best practices are followed, and that advertising, privacy, and corporate policies comply with federal and state laws. Concepts will be explained in plain English for the non-specialist and illustrated with real-life examples.

Class Covers:

  • Complying with federal and California privacy laws
  • Does your business or your blogger own your social media account?
  • Use of takedown notices, and fair use in online advertising
  • The Internet Order Merchandise Rule
  • Preventing liability for public disclosure of private facts, defamation, and other causes of action

Presented by Don Dennis
Don Dennis' practice is concentrated on sophisticated intellectual property and emerging social media issues. He is a member of the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association, received his Juris Doctor from the UCLA School of Law, and graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Mr. Dennis is admitted to practice in California and Washington, D.C., and before the United States District Courts for the Central and Eastern Districts of California.

Earn 1 hour general MCLE credit.
Fee: $35 for the class (nonrefundable payment reserves spot)

Last Updated: Friday, 25 July 2014 10:08

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Finding Forms (Van Nuys)

Friday, July 25, 2014
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Learn about form resources available in the Library — from the Library’s practice guides and form books to the many online subscription databases. The course will not cover which forms to use or how to fill them out.

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

Location: Van Nuys Branch, Los Angeles Public Library, 6250 Sylmar Ave, Van Nuys, CA, 91401

Phone: 818-756-8463

Fees: FREE

Last Updated: Thursday, 03 July 2014 09:32

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Introduction to the CA Courts Website (Van Nuys)

Friday, August 15, 2014
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

This class introduces tools and resources available on the California Courts official website www.courts.ca.gov. Learn how to find forms, instructional videos, Appellate Court case information, free resources for going to court without an attorney, and more.

Location: Van Nuys Branch, Los Angeles Public Library, 6250 Sylmar Ave, Van Nuys, CA, 91401

Phone: 818-756-8463

Fees: FREE

Last Updated: Thursday, 03 July 2014 09:31

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Basic Westlaw (Van Nuys)

Friday, September 26 2014
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

This class is an introduction for users with little or no experience searching Westlaw and provides a general overview of basic database search techniques.

Class Covers:

  • Formulating search queries
  • Reviewing and filtering search results
  • Finding cases and code sections
  • Checking and updating citations using KeyCite

Location: Van Nuys Branch, Los Angeles Public Library, 6250 Sylmar Ave, Van Nuys, CA, 91401

Phone: 818-756-8463

Fees: FREE

Last Updated: Thursday, 03 July 2014 09:30

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