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Yearly Archives: 2014

Defining an Independent Contractor

By Benita on November 14, 2014//Leave a comment

On January 1, 2015, California Labor Code §2810.3 goes into effect. The new law creates joint liability for both labor contractors and their clients for wage payment violations and failure to provide workers’ compensation coverage. This liability applies if the work being provided is “within the usual course” of the client’s business and is performed at…

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SAVE THE DATE: December 11, 4-6 p.m.

By Benita on November 07, 2014//Leave a comment

Come help us celebrate our Third Annual Open House! Three years ago, our downtown location underwent a major renovation to update our facilities and create a more modern look with enhanced technological features to improve services to the public. Every year since we reopened, we host an annual Open House for you to learn about…

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Free Access to Historical Federal Laws and Much More!

By Benita on November 07, 2014//Leave a comment

The Law Library of Congress now offers free online access to historical U.S. legal materials. You can access these materials through the library’s web portal, Guide to Law Online: U.S. Federal. All you need is a computer with internet access, and you can look up superseded versions of the federal laws from the comfort of…

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California Voters Say Yes to Proposition 47

By Benita on November 07, 2014//Leave a comment

On November 4, 2014, Proposition 47 passed with 57.5% of the votes. This initiative reduces the punishment for certain drug possessions, theft, shopping lifting and forgeries, from a felony to a misdemeanor. The money saved will be used to support school truancy and dropout prevention, victim services, mental health and drug abuse treatment and other…

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Are lawyers doomed?

By JohnnyZ on November 06, 2014//Leave a comment

I am coming off the tail end of serving on the Civil Justice Strategies Task Force, that enormously ambitious undertaking to study ways the State Bar might work at closing the justice gap for modest means litigants, as well as to address the crushing debt load on our law grads. Here is one take on…

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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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