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Monthly Archives: March 2014

When Is Bankruptcy the Right Choice?

By Benita on March 28, 2014//Leave a comment

Join us for a free one hour seminar to learn about the protections bankruptcy provides and how to make a fresh financial start. Vincent Renda, an expert in the field, will explain the basics of bankruptcy law, the qualifications to file for bankruptcy, and the court proceedings.   Mr. Renda represents Fortune 100 institutions and is experienced with…

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The Law Library Reaches Out to Women In Need

By Cheryl on March 28, 2014//Leave a comment

On March 15, the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program (SDVLP) hosted their 25th annual Women’s Resource Fair at Golden Hall in San Diego. About 70 community organizations, including the Law Library, participated in this event. Services included medical, education, spiritual and employment counseling, help obtaining financial assistance, and legal consultations. In addition, SDVLP provided breakfast and lunch to…

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Tax Tips: Time Saving Measures

By Benita on March 28, 2014//Leave a comment

The Forbes 2014 Tax Guide provides helpful tips on how to choose a tax preparer, where to find free tax help, how to understand certain deductions and credits, and much more. If you are looking for free tax help, our Tax Clinics for Low Income Taxpayers page provides a list of local tax clinics in San Diego that will assist…

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Federal Judiciary Plans 400 Hires!

By Benita on March 28, 2014//Leave a comment

Great news for the federal judiciary! The spending bill for fiscal year 2014, passed by Congress, allows the judiciary to fill some of the staff vacancies left by budget cuts. In the past few years, the federal courts have lost more than 3,200 personnel positions in the clerks’ offices, probation and pretrial services offices. Last year,…

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Closed Next Monday for Cesar Chavez Day

By Benita on March 25, 2014//Leave a comment

All locations of the law library will be closed on Cesar Chavez Day, Monday, March 31.   Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, April 1.

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Closed Next Monday for Cesar Chavez Day

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

All locations of the law library will be closed on Cesar Chavez Day, Monday, March 31.   Cesar Chavez Day is an official state holiday in California to honor the life and work of Cesar Chavez, a labor leader and civil rights activist. Cesar grew up in poverty, experiencing racism in school and social injustices in life. A…

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Become Financially Savvy in One Hour!

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

Join us for an exciting program on estate planning and wealth building with Gary Laturno, Esq, a member of the Speaker’s Bureau Program, and an expert in finance and real estate. During the housing crisis, Mr. Laturno successfully counseled hundreds of business and legal professionals. He is also a frequent speaker at local, state and national events on the topics of real estate…

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Your Life, Your Legacy

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

Benjamin Franklin: “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”   Most of us plan for important life events, such as weddings, our children’s education and retirement. But few of us prepare for the inevitable. Join speaker Chad Prichett for an information session on the advantages of pre-arranging a funeral, including the emotional and…

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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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Closed Saturday, March 22

By Benita on March 13, 2014//Leave a comment

On Saturday, March 22, the downtown location of the Law Library will be closed for maintenance work. The county is installing a new chiller to help regulate temperatures and humidity in the building.   Thank you for your patience and understanding. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, March 24 at 8:00 a.m.  

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