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Monthly Archives: March 2013

On Tap! Why is everyone having more fun on social media?

By JohnnyZ on March 21, 2013//Leave a comment

A fascinating story in the New York Times reports that while it s generally thought that bad news is more popular in traditional media, “if it bleeds, it leads,” the opposite is the case in social media:  more social media reports involve the excitement people want to share about good news, wonderful discoveries, or advances…

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New Online Resource: Finz Case Law Updates

By AmandaQ on March 20, 2013//Leave a comment

Finz Case Law Updates have gone online! In case you aren’t familiar with this resource, Finz Case Law Updates have for years provided monthly case law summaries, analysis, review and practice tips in an audio format. These audio programs also provide CLE credit! Until recently, the library has only had them available in CD format…

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Copyright Warnings

By Kelly on March 20, 2013//Leave a comment

Internet service providers will begin issuing warnings to their users who are swapping copyrighted files online.   The ISPs that will be implementing the new program, called the Copyright Alert System, are Verizon, AT&T, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, and Cablevision.  First time offenders will receive a warning and repeat offenders will receive a slowed data connection…

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Witkin Dinner 2013

By Isabel on March 20, 2013//Leave a comment

The spectacular San Diego Bay was the backdrop for this year’s San Diego Law Library Foundation’s Bernard E. Witkin Awards Dinner on March 7, 2013.  Guests were greeted with a glass of champagne and light jazz music at the Navy Base Point Loma’s Admiral Kidd Club.  They came to honor this year’s recipients of the Bernard E….

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On Tap! The Power of YES in a library context (part 367)

By JohnnyZ on March 18, 2013//Leave a comment

What peeves me about libraries is all the rules that reduce people to five-year-old kid status — who wants to be treated like that? A world of shaming and blaming and tisking and tasking.  “I see that giant 2 liter bottle of Coke that you are hiding under your coat — now hand it over!”…

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Straaaange cases

By JohnnyZ on March 15, 2013//Leave a comment

It’s Friday and time for another edition of  Straaaange cases:   A lawyer who barked like a dog at a witness during a deposition has been fined $8,500 for misconduct and harassment. Apparently, the lawyer started barking like a dog when a witness was asked about some letters at issue in the case, and “behaved…

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Legal Reference Question of the Week

By Benita on March 14, 2013//Leave a comment

Q: How do I obtain discovery of bank statements and what is the cut off date for discovery?     The patron was conducting discovery for a divorce case and was looking for a template that he could follow, we found the exact information he was looking for in CEB’s Family Law Financial Discovery (KFC126 .F36 at all locations). Chapter…

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Get out the vote, San Diego District 4!

By Kim on March 14, 2013//Leave a comment

There is a Special Election on March 26 for the District 4 City of San Diego Council seat.  As of this writing there are nine contenders.  Learn about them at the Registrar of Voter’s website.   Note sure which district you’re in?  Enter your zip code in this district finder!

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Landlord Tenant Law Changes for 2013

By Kelly on March 14, 2013//Leave a comment

The California Legislature made important changes to California landlord tenant laws for 2013.   Landlords are now prohibited from requiring tenants to have animals declawed or devocalized or from denying occupancy to tenants who refuse to have their animals declawed or devocalized.   Landlords must accept at least one form of payment that is not…

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Emergency Preparedness: Are you prepared?

By Cheryl on March 14, 2013//Leave a comment

The recent earthquake should serve as a reminder to always be prepared,  just in case.   The County of San Diego County Office of  Emergency Services’ ReadySanDiego website is chocked full of information on preparing you, your family and your business before, during and after an earthquake or other disaster.  Visit ReadySandiego to download a free family…

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