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It’s nothing new

By JohnnyZ on May 08, 2014//Leave a comment

Speaking about the Civil Justice Strategies Task Force to some folks with long memories and a lot more knowledge than I have:   “It’s nothing new.”    Me: True, the Court and the Bar have wrestled wth these important issues before: how to help those who self represent? what kind of self-help can we provide?…

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“Strange” Experiment Turns Four

By JohnnyZ on May 04, 2014//Leave a comment

On May 3rd or thereabouts we take time to recognize the anniversary of an outlandish experiment here at the law library. On that day in 2010, the trustees set in motion “The Experiment” – a cyclone of change that would shake the place up, literally and figuratively.   Identity Change To begin this significant change,…

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Beyond legal aid: Incubating low and pro bonos in a civil Gideon kind of way

By JohnnyZ on May 02, 2014//Leave a comment

This is my second report about my tenure as an appointee to the State Bar’s task force on civil justice strategies.   The task force wants to find a way to do two things:  address the crushing debt load of law graduates who cannot find jobs, while at the same time connecting them with the…

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Enslaved but smiling

By JohnnyZ on April 24, 2014//Leave a comment

There is nothing happy about a child in slavery.  Come learn from this outstanding panel of prominent legal professionals and social advocates who will explain the laws surrounding human trafficking, and how the crime is being dealt with here in San Diego County.   A MUST FOR EVERYONE WHO CARES ABOUT THE FUTURE OF OUR…

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Force, Fraud, and Coercion All on Display Here at the Law Library

By JohnnyZ on April 17, 2014//Leave a comment

Every day, men, women, and children are brutally enslaved by the use of force, deception and coercion. Think of those ads for maids or “modeling,”  matchmaking or “Mail Order Brides.” Sometimes the lure is something as innocuous as a babysitting job. For the young girl in Honduras, the man desperate for work in Mexico, or…

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Help Stop Human Trafficking!

By Benita on April 10, 2014//Leave a comment

Register Now! Human trafficking is the world’s fastest growing criminal enterprise. There are an estimated 20-30 million slaves worldwide. In an effort to increase awareness of this crime, the Law Library is offering a special training program in partnership with the Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition and Lawyers Club of San Diego.       Help combat and detect human trafficking, a…

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Collaboration & Fairness: Chief Justice Speaks Truth to Power

By JohnnyZ on March 20, 2014//Leave a comment

I get all shivery inside thinking about Big Legal Concepts spelled with capital letters, like Fairness, Equality and Justice.  I have a new one that I think deserves regard as (at least) a sisterly adjunct. Let “Collaboration” be that newly-capitalized legal concept.   As part of her 2014 State of the Judiciary speech, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye spoke eloquently…

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