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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Independence Day

By Benita on June 28, 2013//Leave a comment

In observance of Independence Day, a federal holiday, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, all branches of the law library will be closed on Thursday, July 4th. We will re-open with regular business hours on Friday, July 5th.

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Legal Reference Question of the Week

By Benita on June 28, 2013//Leave a comment

Correction:   A few weeks ago we posted the legal reference question below and referred you to the base fine amount in the bail schedule. However, in addition to the base fine amount, there are also other charges included as follows:   Total fines for violation of Vehicle Code §23123 is: $162      …

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E-Filing And E-Service in San Diego Superior Court

By Benita on June 28, 2013//Leave a comment

About the Program: ·1 hour MCLE General Participatory Credit is available.   This one hour training session walks you through all the steps necessary to E-File your documents in San Diego Superior Court.   You will learn: •How to register a new user to your account. •How to place a San Diego electronic court filing…

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Writers and The Law Presents

By Cheryl on June 28, 2013//Leave a comment

Karin Slaughter – “Unseen.”   Join New York Times bestselling Karin Slaughter as she discusses and signs her latest thriller, Unseen. Charged with her signature blend of suspenseful storytelling, vivid characters and breathtaking twists, this novel sends Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Will Trent to Macon, Georgia, where he goes undercover with a drug and prostitution…

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The “Greenify” Campaign

By Benita on June 28, 2013//Leave a comment

Check out our new lobby at the San Diego Downtown Law Library location!!   These three beautiful trees are the results of collecting donations from you, our wonderful patrons, since September 2012 when we began our “Greenify Campaign.” The “Greenify Campaign” is a dream that one day we will adorn the law library with beautiful…

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On Tap! Straaaaange cases…deep secrets

By JohnnyZ on June 28, 2013//Leave a comment

One of the big ethical questions for many people, lawyers included, is:  “How could you possibly defend someone that you KNOW is guilty?”   In 1973, Robert Garrow murdered a young man and admitted it to his lawyers – going on to say that he also had abducted, raped and murdered others, in other incidents,…

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Law and Comics Charles Brownstein

By Kelly on June 26, 2013//Leave a comment

Charles Brownstein has served as the Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund since 2002.  In that time, CBLDF has managed notable victories in both criminal defense cases and challenges to unconstitutional litigation involving First Amendment rights.  Brownstein speaks extensively on comics and law at venues all over the world, and his books…

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Law and Comics New Graphic Novels

By Kelly on June 26, 2013//Leave a comment

We added three new graphic novels to our collection that have been the subject of attempts to censor access.  They are Maus, Persepolis, and Pride of Baghdad.  Other graphic novels in the library’s collection have also faced censorship efforts, including Watchmen.     New Graphic Novels for Law & Comics 2013 Maus by Art Spiegelman…

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Law and Comics Guests 2012

By Kelly on June 26, 2013//Leave a comment

In 2012, we hosted our 3rd Annual Law & Comics.  Our guests were Steve Breen, Stu Rees, back for his third straight panel, and Chris Ryall.  George Brewster again served as the distinguished moderator.  The theme was Contracts and Copyrights: How Digital Technologies Challenge Creators.   Law & Comics 2012: Contracts & Copyright Steve Breen Stephen…

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Law and Comics Guests 2011

By Kelly on June 26, 2013//Leave a comment

In 2011, we hosted our 2nd Annual Law & Comics.  It was held at the San Diego Public Library due to the Law Library renovations.  Our guests were Mark Irwin, Batton Lash, and Stu Rees, back for his second straight panel.  George Brewster again served as the distinguished moderator.  The theme was Friend or Foe:…

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