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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Support SB 711: Step-by-Step

By Gina on April 29, 2015//Leave a comment

Follow this simple step-by-step guide to write your legislators and support SB711.     Step One – Find Your Local Representatives Go to http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/ Enter your address RESULT: You will receive links to your local legislators web sites. Select the first link   Step Two – Contact Your Representatives  Go to the website and look for the “Contact”…

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Support SB 711

By Gina on April 27, 2015//Leave a comment

BREAKING NEWS – Write to your Legislators to support SB 711  –  the committee is meeting May 12, so time is short! Senate Bill 711 will allow county law libraries to engage in for-profit activities outside of our mission to provide free access to the law. Please support our ability to raise funds to keep the…

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What happened to Westlaw?

By Gina on April 23, 2015//Leave a comment

Due to our current budget crisis, as of 3/31/2015, the San Diego Law Library no longer offers the Westlaw or WestlawNext Databases. We continue to offer Lexis, CEB Onlaw, and HeinOnline.   In May 2015, our Lexis service will be upgraded to Lexis Advance for Patron Access. Several free Lexis Advance training classes are scheduled…

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San Diego Law Library Celebrates Law Week

By Cheryl on April 23, 2015//Leave a comment

The San Diego Law Library is joining California County Law Libraries throughout the state in celebrating Law Week, April 27-May 1. In honor of Law Week we are hosting a series of events designed to increase access to justice. The free events are being presented in partnership with our local bar associations.   Law Week…

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What happened to Westlaw?

By Gina on April 23, 2015//Leave a comment

Due to our current budget crisis, as of 3/31/2015, the San Diego Law Library no longer offers the Westlaw or WestlawNext Databases. We continue to offer Lexis, CEB Onlaw, and HeinOnline.   In May 2015, our Lexis service will be upgraded to Lexis Advance for Patron Access. Several free Lexis Advance training classes are scheduled…

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Get Ready for Water Law MCLE

By Kelly on April 23, 2015//Leave a comment

Join us for a 1 hour MCLE overview of water law. The class is divided into four areas: water rights, water quality, navigable waters, and water service. Water rights covers the history of California water law. Water quality looks at regulating of water pollution. Navigable waters covers the regulation of wetlands, dredging, and surface use…

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April Update on Library Finances

By Kelly on April 20, 2015//Leave a comment

Previously, we described how the Law Library receives the vast majority of its funding from filing fees and that this had declined by over 30% from 2009 to 2014.   During the current fiscal year, the revenue from filing fees has declined even further. Through February 2015, the Law Library has received $1,716,268. This projects…

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New Community Youth Court

By Kelly on April 20, 2015//Leave a comment

Community and law enforcement leaders announced the creation of a new program aimed at preventing youths from entering the juvenile justice system. The Community Youth Court will help youths of Southeast San Diego who are referred by the San Diego Police Department, the San Diego County Probation Department, and San Diego City Schools.   Youths…

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Law Books Looking for a New Home?

By Kelly on April 20, 2015//Leave a comment

Many attorneys and families of attorneys reach out to the library asking if they can donate law books to the Law Library. We do accept donations, but only in these specific instances: to replace worn volumes; replace binders; or fill in a gap in the collection.   We have created a resource page to help…

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Water Law – MCLE

By Isabel on April 14, 2015//Leave a comment

Join us for a 1 hour MCLE that covers a brief overview of water law. The course is divided into four areas: Water Rights, Water Quality, navigable waters, and Water Service. Water rights covers the history of California water rights. Water quality covers the regulation of water pollution. Navigable waters covers the regulation of wetlands,…

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