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Yearly Archives: 2014

Meet Inspirational Leader Senator Gillibrand!

By Benita on October 10, 2014//Leave a comment

We have exciting news to share! New York Senator, Kirsten Gillibrand will be in San Diego to discuss her extraordinary memoir, Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World, in a conversation moderated by attorneys Johanna Schiavoni and Sarah Boot. In this memoir, Senator Gillibrand shares her personal journey in public service and galvanizes…

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Free Guide on California Family Law

By Benita on October 10, 2014//Leave a comment

To enhance the law library user experience, we are creating Libguides on popular legal topics. Libguide is a free online content management system that allows us to share information with you online. You may conveniently access Libguides from the comfort of your home or office.   The first Libguide we would like to share with…

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California General Election is Tuesday, November 4

By Cheryl on October 10, 2014//Leave a comment

The California Statewide General Election is Tuesday, November 4. Registered voters will be voting on several propositions including Proposition 2, a Legislative Constitutional Amendment to the State Budget (renumbered from 44). Read all Statewide Ballot Measures here.   If you have not yet registered to vote, there is still time. The deadline to register is Monday, October 20….

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California Law Makes Waves in the Egg Market

By Benita on October 10, 2014//Leave a comment

California Assembly Bill No. 1437 is causing a big upheaval with other states. The bill requires all eggs sold in California to meet the standards of Proposition 2 passed in 2008. Also known as the Standards for Confining Farm Animals, Proposition 2 “prohibits the confinement of farm animals in a manner that does not allow…

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Closed Columbus Day And Limited Hours on October 15

By Benita on October 02, 2014//Leave a comment

All locations of the law library will be closed on Monday, October 13, in celebration of Columbus Day. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday.   On Wednesday, October 15, our downtown location will close early at 1 p.m. For reference questions after this time, you may contact us by phone (619-531-3900), email (refdesk@sdlawlibrary.org) or…

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Usefulness of City Directories

By Benita on October 02, 2014//Leave a comment

Library users often ask why we still keep old books on the shelves. Isn’t it all online? While many things are now available online, there is still a good reason to keep a book on the shelf.   One example is the old San Diego City Directories. We have copies from 1901 to 1984 of…

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Illegal Immigrants To Receive Driver’s Licenses

By Benita on October 02, 2014//Leave a comment

Last year, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill No. 60 which grants driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. This is a controversial law which generated heated debates between supporters and opponents.   Proponents of the law argue it is justified to ensure safer roads and improve public safety. They say that drivers who receive proper training…

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Anti-Bullying Training in the Workplace

By Benita on October 02, 2014//Leave a comment

Bullying appears to be a problem in schools but is it also an issue in the workplace? The California legislature seems to think so. A new provision will be added to Government Code §12950.1 to require “prevention of abusive conduct” training. This training will be part of the sexual harassment training and education for supervisory employees, required by…

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Downtown Location Closed Thursday, October 9

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

On Thursday, October 9, our downtown location will be closed for a special event. For reference questions on this day, you may contact us by phone (619-531-3900), email (refdesk@sdlawlibrary.org) or chat live with us.   For all other services, you may visit the following locations:   Vista 325 S. Melrose Drive, Suite 300 Vista, CA 92081 T: (760)…

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Oktoberfest Celebration at the Annual Witkin Dinner

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

The prestigious Witkin Award Dinner is an annual event held to celebrate the public service accomplishments of members of the San Diego legal community. This year’s Witkin Awards recipients are:     Excellence in the Adjudication of the Law: Honorable Julia Craig Kelety, Excellence in the Practice of Law: Thomas Sharkey, Excellence in Legal Education: Dean Stephen…

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