LA Law Library Celebrates Law Week, April 28 – May 2, 2014

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Wednesday, April 23rd 2014
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The LA Law Library is celebrating National Law Day for the second year in a row by offering a full week of clinics and workshops, April 28th – May 2nd, aimed at assisting the self-represented and low-income citizens of Los Angeles County who do not have the means to hire attorneys.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 23, 2014

During these events assistance with housing issues, the right to counsel in civil cases and parents of teenagers who need information on how to deal with their teens legal issues are a few of the subjects that will be addressed. All events are free and open to the public!

The highlight of the weeklong series comes in the form of a voting rights simulation. Created by the staff at the LA Law Library and the Council of California County Law Libraries this voting simulation was specifically designed with high school students in mind. Teachers and students throughout Southern CA are being asked to participate in this collaborative effort to educate today’s youth on the voting issues related to the restriction of voting by Race, Citizenship, Gender, Native American, Poll Taxes and Age. The elections will be related to those taking place in 1864-Lincoln v. McClellan, 1916 Wilson v. Hughes, 1952 Eisenhower v. Stevenson, 1964 Johnson v. Goldwater.

Join us as we celebrate Law Week 2014. For more information on how to register for one or all of these events please visit http://lawweek.lalawlibrary.org/ or call 213.784.7379 or e-mail: lawweek(at)lalawlibrary(dot)org.

About the LA Law Library
LA Law Library is a vibrant community education center in Los Angeles County and a leader in providing public access to legal knowledge, putting national and international sources of law into the hands of those seeking legal information. In addition to acting as the curator and cultivator of a superior collection of legal resources comprised of nearly one million volume equivalents -- including one of the nation’s largest foreign and international law collections, LA Law Library serves a gateway to legal information and a navigator facilitating access to the legal system for those who do not have or cannot afford legal representation. Our staff serves more than 50 thousand patrons annually, both nationally and globally, and the number continues to grow daily as new programs and workshops are developed with the assistance of our many partners to provide innovative legal research technology and services. These critical community efforts depend on revenue from civil court filing fees as well as private donations. For additional information on the LA Law Library, please visit http://www.lalawlibrary.org or call 213.785.2529.

About the Council of California County Law Libraries
The Council of California County Law Librarians is comprised of representatives from the County Law Libraries throughout the state. Mandated by statute in 1891, county law libraries are open to the public, are governed by Boards of Trustees, and are funded primarily by civil filing fees. The Council of California County Law Librarians exists to strengthen, improve, promote, and advocate for the unique legal information services provided by county law libraries that support access to justice for all Californians.

For more information, please contact:
Jaye Steinbrick, Senior Director Information Services
LA Law Library
213-785-2515 – or – 213-785-2523
jsteinbrick(at)lalawlibrary(dot)org

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