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

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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 by Prof. 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

 

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 

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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

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Civil Rights: Where You Begin

Friday, September 7, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Many people can’t afford a lawyer to handle their legal issues. This can make it difficult to protect your civil rights, including your right to be free from discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations and education. In this class, learn about your civil rights under state and federal law, how these rights are protected, and resources available to help. Learning important fundamentals about civil rights can make your legal journey easier and more successful.

Class covers:

  • The right to be free from unlawful discrimination, and other types of civil rights
  • The characteristics generally protected by civil rights laws, including race, ethnicity, gender, religious belief, and age
  • How to determine which civil rights statute or claim might apply to your situation
  • How and where to make a civil rights complaint, and types of civil rights lawsuits
  • 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

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Custody & Child Support: Where You Begin

Friday, August 3, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Many people can’t afford a lawyer to handle their legal issues. Whether you are a tenant or a landlord, if you are facing property rental issues in California without a lawyer, this class will help you get started by teaching you essential information about your rights and responsibilities and what resources are available to help. Learning important fundamentals about landlord-tenant law can make your legal journey easier and more successful.

Class covers:

  • How judges make custody decisions
  • Forming a custody agreement and getting it approved by the court
  • How child support is calculated, and who pays
  • Basics of enforcing child support, and where to get help
  • How to ask the court to modify a custody or support order
  • 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: Friday, 02 February 2018 08:56

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