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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Closed for Labor Day

By Isabel on August 30, 2013//Leave a comment

All branches of the San Diego County Law Library will be CLOSED Monday, September 2nd for Labor Day.   All library locations will reopen on Tuesday, September 3rd.    

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Straaaaange cases: does paralyzing man during search violate Constitutional rights?

By JohnnyZ on August 30, 2013//Leave a comment

Here is a question for our recent bar exam takers, just to keep you from losing any of the sharpness you have gained from bar studies:   FACTS:  Doug Drugge was concealing contraband inside his body. They arrested him on a drug charge and later, against his will, a doctor paralyzed him for eight minutes…

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Legal Reference Question of the Week

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

Q: Do you have a sample writ of mandamus for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals?   There are many different mandamus forms and they have different purposes.   The Am Jur Pleading and Practice Forms  provides an entire chapter with mandamus forms. We also have sample mandamus forms in Federal Procedural Forms.   For…

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What Employers Should Know About Visas When Hiring Foreign Professionals

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

About the Program: Cost: $10   – 1 hour MCLE General Participatory credit available.   This session will present an overview of the most practical visa solutions for employers seeking to hire foreign nationals. Learn how to identify the most common issues and pitfalls of employment-based visa sponsorship under the federal immigration law. Discussion includes:…

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The Price of Incivility: Ethics in Litigation

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

About the Program: Cost: $10   – 1 hour MCLE Legal Ethics credit available.   Speaker Edward J. McIntyre, Esq. will provide insights on how to apply the Rules of Professional Conduct in unique ways.   Topics include: •Conduct in the courtroom •Discovery and ESI and the “new paradigm of competence and cooperation •The “no…

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Amicus Curiae Briefs Filed in Record Numbers

By Isabel on August 28, 2013//Leave a comment

Amicus curiae, or friend of the court, briefs are presented by someone interested in influencing the outcome of a lawsuit but who is not a party to it.   The U.S. Supreme Court had a 2012-13 term full of contentious cases on gay marriage, voting rights, race in college admissions and DNA, which had the…

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Carlsbad “Digital Capital” of California

By Isabel on August 28, 2013//Leave a comment

Google named the City of Carlsbad “digital capital” of California because it has the “strongest online business community” in the state.  Google scored cities’ small businesses on use of company websites, blogs, social media, ecommerce and mobile technology. “This award is testament to the entrepreneurial spirit of our small and mid-sized businesses,” said Ted Owen,…

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Dead Leader Walking [Part III] – Imagine the possibilities!

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

IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES! In part one of Dead Leader Walking we covered how Scott Koslosky’s ITLA keynote addressed the need for the legal community to embrace technology to keep itself relevant.  Monica Bay of ALM reported:   Koslosky then offered several provocative predictions about where technology is headed. He cited existing products such as Google…

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Congratulations Survey Winners!

By Gina on August 27, 2013//Leave a comment

A big THANKS to all who participated in our survey, you’re all winners to us!   To those of you who entered the drawing at the end of the survey, check your email to see if you won. The survey has been running for six weeks, so we have six winners. There’s still time to…

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Dead Leader Walking [Part II] – the Game Plan to Achieve Tech Competence

By JohnnyZ on August 26, 2013//Leave a comment

CONTINUED from legal journalist and Yankee fanatic Monica Bay‘s excellent summary of the ILTA conference keynote by Scott Klososky. Scott’s six-step model to achieve technology competence:   1. Establish three to five technology guideposts that set you apart from competitors. 2. Create an adaptive culture, where the team is encouraged to be catalysts of change….

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