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Yearly Archives: 2015

Membership Survey: Help us help you!

By Kelly on October 26, 2015//Leave a comment

How are we doing?  How can we improve member services?  These are questions that only you can answer.   We are committed to improving and continuing to be more of service to our members.  Through a grant from the Association of Research Libraries’ LibQUAL+® program, we’ve launched a new survey focusing on service quality.  …

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Halloween Inspired Legal Cases

By Kelly on October 26, 2015//Leave a comment

Halloween has inspired or been the cause of many unique legal cases – real and fictional.   One of the most famous is a New York case, Stambovsky v Ackley, where the court found that a house was haunted. The court ruled that a buyer could rescind a contract to purchase a house and recover…

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Halloween and Local Laws

By Kelly on October 26, 2015//Leave a comment

Halloween has not only inspired interesting legal cases, but it is has inspired a plethora of laws as well.   Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, restricts Halloween activity solely to children under 13 with adult supervision between the hours of 6pm and 8 pm. If Halloween is on Sunday, then the activity has to occur on Saturday….

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October Library Finances Update – Down Again

By Kelly on October 26, 2015//Leave a comment

The library received $206,000 in filing fees from the month of August.  This is $6,000 below the average monthly amount budgeted for the fiscal year.  After 2 months, we have received 4% more than what we have budgeted.   However, the amount we receive generally decreases in the winter months so this is a very…

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A Great Evening at the Witkin Award Dinner

By Kelly on October 19, 2015//Leave a comment

We just hosted our annual Witkin Award Dinner.  You can see the photos here. This year’s guests had a great time enjoying an Octoberfest-themed meal while they honored members of the San Diego legal community.   Once again, we salute this year’s honorees:   Excellence in the Adjudication of the Law: Honorable Joel M. Pressman…

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Appellate Workshop Wins National Award

By Kelly on October 19, 2015//Leave a comment

The Legal Services Corporation awarded its Pro Bono Service Award to the Civil Appellate Self-Help Workshop. The workshop is a partnership of the Appellate Practice Section of the San Diego County Bar, the Court of Appeal’s Fourth District, Division One, the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, and the Law Library.   The workshop was…

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GPO to Digitize Federal Register

By Kelly on October 19, 2015//Leave a comment

The Government Printing Office (GPO) is starting a project to make all the issues of the Federal Register digitally available to the public in 2016. GPO is working with the National Archives’ Office of the Federal Register to digitize almost 15,000 issues, or 2 million pages, of the publication.   Currently, GPO’s Federal Digital System…

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California Shines Light on Political Spending

By Kelly on October 19, 2015//Leave a comment

In 2014, California passed Senate Bill 27 which enacted significant campaign finance reforms. California’s Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) recently implemented provisions of the bill to close political donation loopholes. The new rules require any nonprofit group that contributes to a campaign in California to disclose the identity of their donors. This includes situations where…

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Witkin Award Dinner a Great Success

By Kelly on October 13, 2015//Leave a comment

On October 8, the Law Library hosted a very successful Witkin Award Dinner.  Once again, guests filled the library to honor members of the San Diego legal community for civic leadership and excellence in teaching, practice, philanthropy, or adjudication of the law. Once again, we salute this year’s honorees:   Excellence in the Adjudication of…

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Fiduciary Duties MCLE Coming Monday

By Kelly on October 09, 2015//Leave a comment

Date: Monday, October 19, 2015 Time: 12-1 p.m. Location: Downtown San Diego MCLE: 1 hour general participatory credit. Register: online Cost: $20   About the Program: Learn fiduciary duty law from the attorney that wrote the authoritative book on the subject. The class will take the audience on a brief tour of The Law of Fiduciary…

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