The following classes are Downtown and start at noon unless otherwise noted. We add classes frequently, so check the library’s calendar for new classes. Each 1 hour class is regularly $25, but there are 2 programs that can make them a lot cheaper. Check out our MCLE yearly pass or our Discount pass.

  • Dec 11 – Update on Family Separation Law – The separation of families attempting to immigrate into the United States has been a controversial topic in recent months. The class will examine how the policy violates the Constitution’s due process clause, federal law protecting asylum seekers, and the government’s own directive to keep families intact.
  • Dec 12 – Common Issues in Wrongful Convictions – How are people wrongfully convicted? Why would someone plead guilty to a crime they did not commit? What are the common issues that cause wrongful convictions? The program  answers these questions through real life cases of overturned wrongful convictions.
  • Dec 13 – Legal Ethics: Confidentiality in the 21st Century (LEGAL ETHICS) (North County) – The duty of confidentiality is a core principle that applies to the attorney-client relationship. The scope of this duty and its application raises a number of ethical issues unique to the Twenty-First Century that will be discussed in this presentation. This is a DVD presentation that counts for participatory credit and will be repeated at the Downtown location in January.
  • Dec 14 – The California Public Records Act – California law requires state and local government agencies to provide public access to records that relate to the “people’s business.” This right to access government records is subject to a number of rules and exceptions that try to balance public access with other considerations, such as privacy rights.