MCLE: Legal Research Fundamentals: Using the New CHEETAH Database

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

This class will teach you how to use CHEETAH, Wolters Kluwer's state of the art online legal research database featuring practice guides, treatises, and primary sources in all major areas of law. Learn to search faster and more powerfully for the legal information and practice pointers you need.

Class covers:

  • The content available on the new, intuitively designed CHEETAH and why you need it for your legal research
  • Improved ways to browse and search primary and secondary content in CHEETAH
  • How to use Smart Charts – Only three clicks to create a 50 state, federal or international interactive chart on a given legal topic!
  • Practical legal research examples drawn from common, relevant legal areas

Earn 1 hour general MCLE credit

Presented by Bridget Fonger:
Bridget is a Legal Training Consultant at Wolters Kluwer. She started her training career in 1985 at Skadden Arps in New York where she managed the weekend staff, and was responsible for major SEC filings. Bridget also co-wrote a book entitled The Lazy Woman's Guide to Just About Everything in which she shares tricks, tips and tools to save time, while ensuring effectiveness and efficiency. Bridget received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1984 from the University of California, Berkeley where she majored in International Human Rights Law.

Registration fee: $10 for the­ class
Non-refundable, payment reserves spot
Reduced-rate parking options available during registration

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Introduction to Legal Research: Types & Sources of Law

Saturday, July 21, 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: Friday, 13 July 2018 10:24

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MCLE: We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 

As featured in the New York Times and elsewhere, UCLA School of Law Professor Adam Winkler’s critically acclaimed new book We the Corporations chronicles the astonishing story of one of the most successful yet least well-known “civil rights movements” in American history. Uncovering the roots of Citizens United, Prof. Winkler shows how that controversial Supreme Court decision was the capstone of a two-hundred-year struggle over corporate personhood and constitutional protections for business.

Class covers:

·        The legal history of “corporate personhood” in the United States

·        The extensive constitutional rights of corporations under current law

·        The untold story of how the stage was set for the controversial decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission giving corporations expansive free speech rights

 

The presenter will make his book We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights (Liveright Publishing, W.W. Norton & Co.) available for cash-only sale.


Earn 1 hour general MCLE credit

 

Presented byProf. Adam WinklerProfessor Adam Winkler is a specialist in American constitutional law and history. He is the author of We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights (2018) and Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America (2011). His scholarship has been cited in landmark Supreme Court cases and his popular writing has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere. He is a frequent commentator about legal issues and has appeared on Face the Nation, CNN, NBC Nightly News, and All Things Considered. He also served as co-editor of the Encyclopedia of the American Constitution (2d Edition).

Registration fee:$35 for the­ class

 

Non-refundable, payment reserves spot

Last Updated: Tuesday, 19 June 2018 12:53

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Small Claims: Where You Begin

Friday, October 5, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Even though the proceedings are simplified, going to small claims court can be intimidating. You have to know certain basic information to win your claim or defend against someone else's. This class provides information you need to go to small claims court with confidence. You will also learn about free resources available to help. Learning important legal fundamentals about small claims court can make your legal journey easier and more successful.

Class covers:

  • Which claims can be filed in small claims court
  • Gathering evidence and deciding who to sue
  • Writing (or responding to) the claim
  • Serving papers
  • Going to court
  • Getting paid if you win
  • Resources for further information and where to seek help

Developed by practicing attorneys and presented by LA Law Library Reference Librarians

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.

Registration fees: $10 for the class
Nonrefundable payment reserves spot

Last Updated: Thursday, 27 September 2018 09:12

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Small Claims: Where You Begin

Friday, January 11, 2019  12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Friday, April 5, 2019  12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Even though the proceedings are simplified, going to small claims court can be intimidating. You have to know certain basic information to win your claim or defend against someone else's. This class provides information you need to go to small claims court with confidence. You will also learn about free resources available to help. Learning important legal fundamentals about small claims court can make your legal journey easier and more successful.

Class covers:

  • Which claims can be filed in small claims court
  • Gathering evidence and deciding who to sue
  • Writing (or responding to) the claim
  • Serving papers
  • Going to court
  • Getting paid if you win
  • Resources for further information and where to seek help

Developed by practicing attorneys and presented by LA Law Library Reference Librarians

Registration fees: $10 for the class
Nonrefundable payment reserves spot

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.

 

Last Updated: Tuesday, 28 August 2018 15:29

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