NEVADA CITY, Calif. December 15, 2016 – The Nevada County Law Library is offering monthly “Noon Time Legal Seminars” to the general public and practicing attorneys on topics of general interest beginning January 2017.

These seminars are taught by local attorneys and designed for the lay person, as well as for the practicing attorney, who will receive MCLE credit (Minimum Continuing Legal Education). The cost is $15/seminar for non-attorneys and $30 for attorneys. Spaces are limited. We highly suggest pre-registration. To enroll, please call 530-265-7161 or email

Seminars are from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm held on the third Tuesday most months and on the fourth Tuesday in November at a courtroom on the first floor of the Nevada County Superior Court, 201 Church Street, in Nevada City.

January 17, 2017California Cannabis Law Update: A local, state, and federal law overview, with a focus on Proposition 64 and the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety

Presented by, Heather Burke

February 21, 2017Copyright Law Basics for Artists and Musicians: Protecting Your Work

Presented by, Kyle Adamson

March 21, 2017Bankruptcy and Debt Collection

Presented by, George Roberts

April 18, 2017Living Trusts

Presented by, Steve McFarlane

May 16, 2017Legal Responsibilities of Nonprofit Board Members

Presented by, Dylan Hendricks

June 20, 2017Guardianship

Presented by, Kathy Lindsay and Larry Montgomery

August 15, 2017Emerging Principles in the Ethical Representation of Clients Regarding California Cannabis Law (1 hour of MCLE in Ethics provided to attorneys)

Presented by, Heather Burke

September 19, 2017Unlawful Detainer

Presented by, Steve Baker

October 17, 2017Elder Law and Conservatorship

Presented by, Richard Keene

November 28, 2017Small Claims and Mediation

Presented by, Helen Cavanaugh and Erin Noel

The Nevada County Superior Court’s Self-Help Law Center and Family Facilitator are located within the Law Library. They provide legal information on court procedures, form packets with instructions, and alternatives to civil litigation, such as mediation. Areas of law include: Adoption, Guardianship, Name Change, Unlawful Detainer (Eviction), Civil Harassment, Modification of Probation, and Traffic. The Self-Help Law Center is also the county’s Small Claims Advisor. We are a free drop-in service, but donations are appreciated. Hours of operation are Mondays through Thursdays, from 8:00 am – 4:00pm and 8:00 am – 1:00 pm on Fridays.