Civil Rights: Where You Begin

Sep 6, 2019  |  12:00PM - 1:30PM

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.

Class covers:

  • The right to be free from unlawful discrimination, and other types of civil rights
  • The characteristics generally protected by civil rights laws, including race, ethnicity, gender, religious belief, and age
  • How to determine which civil rights statute or claim might apply to your situation
  • How and where to make a civil rights complaint, and types of civil rights lawsuits
  • Resources for further information and where to seek help

Developed by practicing attorneys and presented by LA Law Library Reference Librarians

Registration fees: FREE
Registration reserves spot

No legal advice:
LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The information presented in this program is not legal advice and is provided solely as an educational service to our patrons. For legal advice, you should consult an attorney.

To register, please visit or call 213-785-2516