Monday, March 9, 2009

Self-help office opens at Pasadena Courthouse



March 9, 2009


New Pasadena Legal Information Office Helps Self-Represented Litigants;

Grand Opening on Wednesday, March 11


WHO:      Los Angeles Superior Court Civil Supervising Judge Elihu M. Berle will keynote the grand opening of Los Angeles Superior Court’s 12th courthouse-based, self-help center. Other speakers will be Neal S. Dudovitz, executive director, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles; and Northeast District Supervising Judge Candace J. Beason.


WHAT:    Grand opening ceremonies of the new self-help legal access center in the Pasadena Courthouse. 


WHEN:    11 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2009.


WHERE:  Pasadena Courthouse, 300 E. Walnut, Room 300, 91101.


WHY:       San Gabriel Valley residents now have an additional courthouse facility offering free legal information services to self-represented litigants.



The Pasadena facility is the third Resource Center for Self-Represented Litigants funded primarily by the Los Angeles Superior Court (LASC) and the Administrative Office of the Courts and staffed principally by LASC employees, legal aid partners and JusticeCorps student interns.


All 12 self-help centers were established by a collaboration of legal aid partners, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors and the L.A. County Department of Consumer Affairs.  Other courthouse-based, self-help centers are in the Antelope Valley-Lancaster, Compton, Inglewood, Long Beach, Los Angeles (Stanley Mosk Courthouse), Norwalk, Pomona, San Fernando, Santa Monica, Torrance and Van Nuys.


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