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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Registration Open for Law and Comics

By Benita on June 27, 2014//Leave a comment

We proudly present our 5th Lindley Lecture on Law & Comics and 5 new books to our collection. The books range from explorations of characters and themes to examinations of the comic form.   This year’s event will explore the ever-changing world of creating and publishing comics. Join us for a discussion of creators’ rights, intellectual property…

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Closed July 4 for Independence Day

By Benita on June 27, 2014//Leave a comment

All locations of the law library will be closed on Friday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. We wish you a very Happy 4th of July!   Our downtown location will be open Saturday, July 5, from 1-5 p.m.

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Law Clarified on Cell Phone Searches

By Benita on June 27, 2014//Leave a comment

The First Story: David Leon Riley was stopped for driving with expired registration tags and arrested after a search of his car revealed concealed and loaded firearms. Upon his arrest, the officer seized and searched the contents of Riley’s cell phone. At the station, a detective also browsed through Riley’s cell phone. Based upon the information found…

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Law and Comics 2014 New Books

By Kelly on June 26, 2014//Leave a comment

We added five new books to our collection that that explore different facets of the current state of comic book publishing. New Books 2014 Comic Book Crime by Nickie D. Philips and Staci Strobl This work explores the ways in which meanings about crime and justice are negotiated and contested in comic books and the…

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June 30 – Circulation Services Unavailable After 5 p.m.

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

On Monday, June 30, we will close our automated library system at 5 p.m. for maintenance. This means that we cannot open new membership accounts, check items in and out, renew or place items on hold for the last hour at our downtown location. All other services will still be available and our downtown location will…

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What is DACA?

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

Glad you asked! DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This action allows certain individuals, who entered the U.S. before their sixteenth birthday, to request to defer removal from the U.S. To learn about the eligibility requirements and application process for DACA, attend a free seminar by the attorneys and law students from the…

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Easy Steps to Find a Case

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

At the law library, one of the most frequently asked questions is how to find a case in San Diego Superior Court. If you have a case number or party name, then finding the case is super easy! Simply follow the steps below or view our how-to video tutorial:       Step 1: Go to the court’s website at http://www.sdcourt.ca.gov….

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On a Roll!

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

Here is the latest from the State Bar Civil Justice Strategies Task Force:   After several months of hearing testimony by a great many experts from academia, the courts, professionals from a range of practices, public agencies, and the public, the task force broke into sub-groups and began its work.   As a reminder, the…

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Knight Rider’s Car Now a Reality

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

Exciting times are ahead of us with the introduction of self-driving cars in California. Starting September 16, 2014, the DMV will grant permits for manufacturers to begin testing autonomous vehicles on public roads in California. Read the regulations for manufacturer testing requirements here.     Potential benefits could include:   Fewer traffic collisions, Transportation for sick, underage,…

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Celebrating Social Media: Oh Happy Day ♫

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

Why are we celebrating? June 30 is Social Media Day! This day receives international recognition and celebrates social media’s role in improving our lives.   Interesting Tidbit San Diego hosts one of the top Social Media Day events world-wide, featuring educational speakers and networking opportunities. Visit Social Media Day SD 2014 for more information.   Our Social…

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