Thursday, February 25, 2010

San Fernando Courthouse Opens Children's Waiting Room



Feb. 24, 2010

Los Angeles Superior Court

Contact: Public Information Office 213-974-5227

Public Information Officer: Allan Parachini



San Fernando Courthouse Opens

Free Children’s Waiting-Room Service


Speakers at the San Fernando Courthouse’s child waiting-room grand opening ceremonies will be Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, North Valley Judicial District Supervising Judge Robert J. Schuit, and Stephen T. Holzer, president of the Valley Community Legal Foundation of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association. 


The facility’s director and a teacher will supervise the children (ages 2 ½ to 13) while their parents or caregivers attend legal proceedings and conduct courthouse business. Its ground-floor location is adjacent to a Self-Help Legal Access Center and the cafeteria. The Children’s Creative Learning Center staff will operate the facility for up to 16 children between 8 a.m. to noon and 1:15 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


WHO:        Judicial officers, elected officials, community representatives and invited                                    

                  guests celebrate the opening of the children’s waiting room.


WHAT:       Ribbon cutting for the San Fernando Courthouse Children’s Waiting Room.


WHERE:    Judges’ Lounge, first floor, San Fernando Courthouse, 900 Third St., San     

                                   Fernando  91340.  


WHEN:      10 a.m. Friday, March 5, 2010. 


The waiting room was established through contributions and cooperation from Supervisor Yaroslavsky’s Third District office, the Los Angeles Superior Court, the San Fernando Valley Bar Association and its Attorney Referral Service and the Valley Community Legal Foundation. 


The San Fernando Courthouse waiting room is the ninth in L.A. County.  Others are available in the following courthouses: Airport, Antelope Valley, Stanley Mosk, Compton, Long Beach, Pomona, Santa Monica and Van Nuys.  All waiting rooms are operated by professional child care providers and funded by $3 of every civil filing fee.


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