IN-PERSON: Appeals: Building Your Case & Persuading the Court

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023 | Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The two pillars of a case on appeal are the appellate records and the briefs. The record consists of the documents filed in the trial court (the “Clerk’s Transcript”), plus a record of the oral proceedings in the courtroom (the “Reporter’s Transcript” or a substitute). The briefs are written legal arguments that present a party’s position on appeal.

Class covers:

  • The purpose, content and importance of the Clerk’s and Reporter’s Transcripts
  • How to designate a record that is adequate to help the appellate court assess error
  • The purpose and contents of an appellate brief
  • What rules guide the appellate court’s decision about whether the trial court decision should be reversed
  • The different, and equally essential roles of the factual history and the legal arguments in a brief
  • Format, filing and service requirements
  • Deadlines and time limits

Presented by: Zoe Dolan, Supervising Staff Attorney, Public Counsel (https://publiccounsel.org/)

 LA Law Library does not provide 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 October 2023 12:44

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IN-PERSON: Avoiding Pitfalls & Mistakes in the Appeals Process

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023 | Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Are you thinking of appealing the trial court decision in your civil lawsuit? Do you know the purpose of an appeal? Do you know the basics of court procedure? Learn about the appeals process from clerks at the California Court of Appeal who have extensive experience providing assistance to unrepresented litigants. 

Class covers:

  • The purpose of an appeal
  • Deadlines and calendaring
  • Where and how to file
  • Brief writing
  • And more!

Presented by: Melissa Real, Deputy Clerk at the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District (http://www.courts.ca.gov/2dca.htm

LA Law Library does not provide 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 October 2023 12:45

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ON DEMAND: MCLE: Legal Rights for Non-Citizens

Class recorded October 26, 2023

Undocumented immigrants have many legal protections under state and federal laws. Learn about some of the rights all residents have, regardless of immigration status, including civil rights, witness protection rights, housing rights, and more.

Class Covers:

  • Constitutional rights of undocumented immigrants
  • The right to be free from discrimination and harassment in rental housing
  • Protections for those who have witnessed a crime
  • The right to bring or defend civil lawsuits  
  • Plus other legal rights that do not depend on immigration status

MCLE Disclaimer:

MCLE credit is only granted to attorneys licensed to practice law by the State Bar of California. Attorneys from other jurisdictions should contact their state bar to learn about credit reciprocity.

Earn 1.0 hour general MCLE Credit

Although you can listen to the class from various kinds of devices, you will need video to view the speaker(s) and any presentation materials and the ability to type on your device and use Zoom to ask questions or use the chat features.

Presented by:

Jaime Jimenez, Attorney and Founder, The Law Office of Jaime Jimenez (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaime-jimenez-8026b6169/)

Rolando Fuentes (https://fuenteslawoffice.com/#about), Managing Attorney, Rolando Fuentes Attorney at Law

Last Updated: Friday, 09 February 2024 12:37

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ON DEMAND: Sealing Eviction Records So You Can Rent Again

Class recorded October 26, 2023

Having an eviction on your record can make it very difficult to get new housing. Join an attorney from Public Counsel to learn about how to look up what is on your record, and how to petition the court to seal your old eviction cases (i.e., make the records private). 

 Class covers:

  • How to look up past eviction records
  • Which records are eligible to be sealed (removed from the public record)
  • What the process is to ask to have records sealed
  • How to petition a court to seal the records
  • How sealing the records can help with obtaining housing

Although you can listen to the class from various kinds of devices, you will need video to view the speaker(s) and any presentation materials and the ability to type on your device and use Zoom to ask questions or use the chat features.

Presented by:

Sarah Rogozen (https://publiccounsel.org/staff/sarah-rogozen/), Staff Attorney, Public Counsel

LA Law Library does not provide 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: Friday, 09 February 2024 12:38

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IN-PERSON: Considering Conservatorship? Get Answers

Friday, December 8, 2023: 10:00am - 12:00pm

In California, many special need families struggle to care for adults who are not able to care for themselves. For these families, a court-approved conservatorship may help.  A probate conservatorship allows a responsible person or organization to receive legal powers to provide for the care, needs and protection of their loves ones after 18 years old. This information session raises awareness and educates the public about conservatorship as a legal process available to families.

Class covers:

  • What a conservatorship is and what it does
  • Disproving misinformation about conservatorships
  • Legally granted powers provided to the conservator
  • Conservatee’s rights under a conservatorship
  • Alternatives to a conservatorship
  • Letters of a conservatorship
  • Getting help from The Conservatorship Center in preparing and filing documents to request appointment as a probate conservator
  • Referrals for other types of assistance

Presented by:

Bruce Kaufer, Founder/Attorney at Law, The Conservatorship Center (https://www.theconservatorshipcenter.com/)

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 The Conservatorship Center at 310-869-9792 and ask for Bruce Kaufer for additional information.

 

Registration fee: FREE

Check-in begins: 9:30 a.m.

Notice: Space is limited. Attendees admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

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, 07 December 2023 09:47

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