Common Legal Issues: Where You Begin

Many people can’t afford a lawyer to handle their legal issues. Learn how the legal system works for your type of issue. Get the basics, find out about important resources, and use what you learn to figure out what to do next.

All classes approved for Court Interpreter Minimum Continuing Education (CIMCE) credit.

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Civil Rights: Where You Begin
 Location: LA Law Library - Online Class
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Apr 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2025
12:12 am - 11:59 pm
FREE

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.

Custody & Child Support: Where You Begin
 Location: LA Law Library - Online Class
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Apr 1, 2020 - Jan 1, 2025
12:14 am - 11:59 pm
FREE

Many people can't afford a lawyer to handle their legal issues, which can make child custody and support problems daunting. In this class, learn how courts determine who gets child custody, who pays child support and how child support is calculated, plus where to go when you need help or further information. Learning important fundamentals about custody and support can make your legal journey easier and more successful.

Dealing with Debt: Where You Begin
 Location: LA Law Library - Online Class
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Apr 1, 2020 - Jan 1, 2023
12:16 am - 11:59 pm
FREE

Many people can't afford a lawyer to handle their legal issues, especially when it comes to problems with debt. In this class, learn best practices for getting out of debt, how to handle the different types of debt, and your rights when facing repossessions, foreclosures and lawsuits. Learning important legal fundamentals – and the resources available to help – can make your journey out of debt easier and more successful.

Probate & Inheritance: Where You Begin
 Location: LA Law Library - Online Class
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Apr 1, 2020 - Jan 1, 2023
12:20 am - 11:59 pm
FREE

Many people can't afford a lawyer to handle their legal issues. When someone dies, the probate process for relatives can be intimidating and difficult, especially when disputes arise. In this class, learn the basics of probate court and the administration of estates and trusts, including how to challenge improper use or waste of estate property, and where to go for further information and assistance. Learning important legal fundamentals about probate can make your legal journey easier and more successful.

Finding a Lawyer: Where You Begin
 Location: LA Law Library - Online Class
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Apr 1, 2020 - Jan 1, 2023
12:22 am - 11:59 pm
FREE

Finding legal help you can afford can be difficult. In this class, learn about low-cost and free options for getting help from a lawyer. You will also get information on how to talk to a lawyer, what a lawyer looks for in a client, how to tell your story, and the importance of gathering the facts and documents in your case. Learn how to make your legal journey easier and more successful by making the most out of the legal help you can afford.

Landlord-Tenant: Where You Begin
 Location: LA Law Library - Online Class
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Apr 1, 2020 - Jan 1, 2023
12:30 am - 11:59 pm
FREE

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.

Small Claims: Where You Begin
 Location: LA Law Library - Online Class
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Apr 1, 2020 - Jan 1, 2025
12:38 am - 11:59 pm
FREE

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.

Wills & Trusts: Where You Begin
 Location: LA Law Library - Online Class
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Apr 1, 2020 - Jan 1, 2025
12:45 am - 11:59 pm
FREE

Planning for the end of life, illness or disability is complicated, and it’s hard to know where to start. Preparing proper legal documentation now, while you are still able, can protect your loved ones financially and emotionally in case of death or incapacity. Learning important legal fundamentals about wills, trusts and advanced health care planning can make your legal journey easier and more successful.

ON DEMAND: Cleaning Your Criminal Record: Where You Begin
 Location: LA Law Library - Online Class
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Feb 15, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
FREE
LIVE ZOOM: Landlord-Tenant: Where You Begin
 Location: LA Law Library - Online Class
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Oct 7, 2022
12:00 pm - 01:30 pm
FREE
IN PERSON: Small Claims: Where You Begin
 Location: LA Law Library - Main Downtown Library
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Oct 21, 2022
12:00 pm - 01:30 pm
FREE
LIVE ZOOM: Dealing With Debt: Where You Begin
 Location: LA Law Library - Online Class
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Nov 4, 2022
12:00 pm - 01:30 pm
FREE
IN PERSON: Probate & Inheritance: Where You Begin
 Location: LA Law Library - Main Downtown Library
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Nov 18, 2022
12:00 pm - 01:30 pm
FREE
LIVE ZOOM: Civil Rights: Where You Begin
 Location: LA Law Library - Online Class
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Dec 2, 2022
12:00 pm - 01:30 pm
FREE
IN PERSON: Landlord-Tenant: Where You Begin
 Location: LA Law Library - Main Downtown Library
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Dec 16, 2022
12:00 pm - 01:30 pm
FREE

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