Help with Becoming an Adult's Legal Conservator

Monday, April 30  10:00 am - 12:45 pm

In California, many families struggle to care for adults who are not able to care for themselves. For these families, a court-approved conservatorship may help. It allows a responsible person or organization to assist an adult with a disability with personal care or finances. This session provides general information about the court process and help in preparing and filing documents to request appointment as a probate conservator.

Class covers:

  • Screening for appropriateness of probate conservatorships or available alternatives
  • Referrals for other types of assistance
  • Overview of conservatorship law
  • Rights of the conservatee and responsibilities of the conservator
  • The court forms needed to request a conservatorship
  • The petitioning process—what to expect before and after the hearing

Presented by:
Katherine Chew, Bet Tzedek Legal Services (http://www.bettzedek.org/)

Registration Fee: FREE

No advance registration or phone appointment is necessary. Participants register on the day of the program and will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Call Bet Tzedek at 323-939-0506 for additional information.

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, 29 March 2018 12:20

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Introduction to Legal Research: Types & Sources of Law

Monday, April 30, 2018  1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

This class introduces legal researchers to the different types of laws created by the separate branches of government - 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:

  •  Different laws produced by different branches of government, and why each is important
  •  Introduction to primary and secondary authority
  •  Finding tools
  •  Characteristics of legal research materials
  •  Legal research tips

Presented by:
Ryan Metheny, Managing Librarian, Legal Education, LA Law Library

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.

Last Updated: Tuesday, 24 April 2018 10:33

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Proving Innocence & Other Post-Conviction Relief

Tuesday, May 1, 2018  11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

We often hear about criminal convictions overturned years later when DNA or other evidence exonerates the accused. But how does this come about? What are the legal procedures available to challenge a longstanding conviction? Learn how innocence can be proven post-conviction, plus the basics of other types of post-conviction relief.

Presented by:

Paula Mitchell and Adam Grant, Loyola Project for the Innocent (http://www.lls.edu/academics/experientiallearning/clinics/socialcriminaljusticeclinics/projectfortheinnocent/)

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, 24 April 2018 10:34

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Landlord-Tenant: Where You Begin

Friday, May 4, 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:

  • Non-discrimination in the rental of property
  • Responsibility to make repairs
  • Security deposit issues
  • Negotiations and settlement
  • The eviction process and going to court
  • 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.

Last Updated: Tuesday, 03 April 2018 16:07

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Webcast: Landlord-Tenant: Where You Begin (Torrance)

Friday, May 4, 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:

  • Non-discrimination in the rental of property
  • Responsibility to make repairs
  • Security deposit issues
  • Negotiations and settlement
  • The eviction process and going to court
  • Resources for further information and where to seek help

Class location:
Torrance Courthouse, 1st Floor
South Bay County Building
825 Maple Ave., Room 110
Torrance, CA 90503
424-201-0748

Developed by practicing attorneys and presented by LA Law Library Reference Librarians
Registration fees: FREE
Classes fill up fast, register today to reserve your seat! All registrants must check-in 10 minutes prior to class time to ensure your seat is not reassigned to waiting-list and walk-in attendees when classes are full.

Photography / Videography:
If you register for this class, you may be photographed or recorded. By registering for this class you are giving the LA Law Library your consent to photograph, videotape, record and broadcast your picture, likeness, voice and statements.

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: Wednesday, 25 April 2018 15:50

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