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Law Day 2003

Contacts:
Michael T. Elliott
Los Angeles County
Bar Association
213-896-6450
telliott@lacba.org
Margaret Stevens
Liner Yankelevitz Sunshine
& Regenstreif
310-500-3617
mstevens@linerlaw.com

LOS ANGELES COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION BARRISTERS “ASK-A-LAWYER” PROGRAM FEATURED ON LAW DAY, MAY 3, 2003

LOS ANGELES - APRIL 23, 2003 - The Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) Barristers in conjunction with community bar associations throughout the greater Los Angeles area will offer its free “Ask-A-Lawyer” program on Saturday, May 3, 2003 in honor of National Law Day.  This program will provide the general public with a pre-brief legal consultation on a “walk-up” basis as well as provide information on legal resources.  Los Angeles-area community bar associations will hold the event at various locations throughout the county.

To date, the following bar affiliates along with the LACBA Barristers will participate in this annual Law Day by sponsoring “Ask-A-Lawyer” programs throughout Los Angeles County: 

• Barristers (LACBA) - Venice Beach boardwalk, Los Angeles Church between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
• Beverly Hills Bar Association - Roxbury Park, Beverly Hills, Farmer’s Market at Gate 4, starting at 10:00 a.m.
• Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association - Chinatown Service Center, Monterey Park Public Library
• Lawyers’ Club of Los Angeles - Glendale Public Library on May 4 between 1:30 and 4:00 p.m.

 “Law Day is a wonderful event where lawyers throughout the greater Los Angeles area give back to their communities,” said Stevens, President-Elect of the LACBA Barristers and a litigation attorney with the Los Angeles office of Liner Yankelevitz Sunshine & Regenstreif.   “To celebrate Law Day here in Los Angeles, LACBA Barristers and affiliate bars will host the ‘Ask-A-Lawyer’ program, in which a cadre of local attorneys will volunteer their time to offer legal advice free-of-charge.  This event has been a success year after year and I am thrilled to be a part of it.”

Each of the “Ask-A-Lawyer” sites are staffed by volunteer attorneys from the community, who are donating their time for National Law Day. Some of the information and resources that will be available to the public include the latest consumer-information publication from the California State Bar “Seniors and the Law”, consumer-friendly brochures from the California State Bar on topics such as landlord-tenant disputes and wills and trust, as well as general information on how the public can access legal resources in the Los Angeles area. 

The LACBA Barristers represents the interests of newer and younger attorneys in the greater Los Angeles area and seeks to contribute to their professional and personal development in the legal profession.  Barristers provide education and support, promotes public service projects in order to improve the availability of legal services to the public, and provide a forum for addressing legal and social issues of importance to our profession and community. 

For more information about “Ask-A-Lawyer”, National Law Day, the Barristers or its pro bono programs, visit the website at www.lacba.org./barristers.



     





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