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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Your Involvement, Time and Skills Are Needed!

By Benita on October 31, 2014//Leave a comment

Give back to the community! Learn family law! The San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, Inc. runs a family law assistance clinic and is looking for attorney volunteers. All levels of experience are welcome! This is an opportunity to make new friends and find emotional fulfillment by helping others in need.   New attorneys receive mentoring…

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Authenticating Online Legal Information

By Benita on October 30, 2014//Leave a comment

Join the 2015 SANDALL (San Diego Area Law Libraries) Winter Institute for a unique and exciting program on the challenges and pitfalls of publishing authentic legal materials in cyberspace.   Why does authentication matter? If you are litigating a case in court or trying to settle a case, you want to know that you can…

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Crunch Cards are back!

By Kelly on October 30, 2014//Leave a comment

Crunch cards are back for our seventh annual MCLE Crunch Time. Buy now and pay only $149 to access 29 MCLE classes, including classes on difficult to find topics such as legal ethics, recognition and elimination of bias, and competence. On or after December 1, the crunch card will cost $199. You may purchase a…

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Closed Veterans Day, November 11

By Benita on October 30, 2014//Leave a comment

All locations of the law library will be closed on Tuesday, November 11, in celebration of Veterans Day. We will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, November 12.   On November 10, in honor of Veterans Day, our North County location will host an Open House. We invite you to join us at noon to…

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San Diego Superior Court Closes Business Offices

By Benita on October 30, 2014//Leave a comment

The San Diego Superior Court is closing two business offices and centralizing its operations.   The Small Claims business office at the Kearny Mesa Courthouse will close on December 22, 2014. Starting on this date, the Civil Business Office at the Hall of Justice will accept Small Claims filings for the Kearny Mesa Courthouse. In addition, starting January…

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Hidden Gem of the Library

By Kelly on October 24, 2014//Leave a comment

The Law Library has many books that rarely get the attention they deserve. HUD Housing Programs: Tenants’ Rights is one of those gems. HUD is the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, and one of its central objectives is providing quality, affordable rental homes.   This book contains detailed information for both landlords…

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California Gives Time Off Work to Vote

By Benita on October 24, 2014//Leave a comment

The California Elections Code §14000 allows employees to take up to two hours paid leave to vote in a statewide election. Paid leave is only allowed if the employee does not have enough time to get to the voting station outside of working hours. If you decide to take time off to vote in the upcoming…

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California Reforms School Discipline

By Benita on October 24, 2014//Leave a comment

When it comes to correcting a child’s behavior in school, it seems common sense flies out the window. Oftentimes, the punishment is out of proportion to the action. For example, a six-year-old boy was suspended from school for his new haircut, a Mohawk. In another school, a kindergartener was suspended for innocently kissing a girl’s…

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Consumer Law Protection Extends to Pet Insurance

By Benita on October 24, 2014//Leave a comment

We lavish our pets with affection and love. They give us joy and make us smile. So it makes sense that most owners would pay thousands of dollars to ensure that their pets receive the best medical care when sick or injured. To help alleviate higher costs of medical bills for pets, there is a…

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Witkin Award Dinner: Thank You to all Donors, Sponsors And Attendees!

By Benita on October 17, 2014//Leave a comment

The San Diego Law Library Foundation’s annual fundraising event was a resounding success thanks to the event planners, helpers, contributors and sponsors. Many individuals and staff members worked hard to transform the law library into a festive Oktoberfest celebration. Also, various sponsors provided provided the beer, wine, awards and much more!   “This event and others…

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