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Library Closed for Labor Day

By Kelly on August 24, 2018//Leave a comment

All Law Library locations will be closed Monday, September 3, for Labor Day. Labor Day is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It is a tribute to the contributions workers have made to the country. The Downtown and North County branches will be open their regular hours on Tuesday, September 4….

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MCLE on California’s New Criminal Diversion Law

By Kelly on August 24, 2018//Leave a comment

Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Time: noon-1 p.m. Location: Downtown MCLE: 1 hour General Participatory credit. Register: online Cost: $25   About the Program Did you know that there is a new law California that allows diversion in some criminal cases if a defendant suffers from a mental disorder? Diversion programs provide criminal offenders the…

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Join Us in Honoring Justice Rose Bird

By Kelly on August 24, 2018//Leave a comment

The San Diego Law Library and the Lawyers Club of San Diego are happy to announce an evening honoring the life and legacy of the first female Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California, Rose Elizabeth Bird.   The Case of Rose Bird: Gender, Politics, and the California Courts, will take place in the…

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Celebrate Women’s Equality Day August 26

By Kelly on August 16, 2018//Leave a comment

Help celebrate Women’s Equality Day during August at the Law Library’s Downtown branch. There are displays focused on the 19th Amendment and on the Equal Rights Amendment. You can see Congressional documents, books, historical pamphlets, and more. In 1973, Congress designated August 26 as Women’s Equality Day. Representative Bella Abzug had proposed the bill in…

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Legal Research Using Free Websites Class is BACK

By Kelly on August 15, 2018//Leave a comment

Date: Thursday, August 30, 2018 Time: noon-1 p.m. Location: Downtown MCLE: 1 hour General Participatory credit. Register: online Cost: $25   About the class: Did you know you can get California Appellate and Supreme Court Opinions – for FREE – back to 1850?   Did you know that there is a step-by-step guide to filing…

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Assistance at Civil Appellate Workshop August 21

By Kelly on August 09, 2018//Leave a comment

Do you want to appeal the decision from your civil case? The Civil Appellate Self-Help Workshop can help guide you through the appeal process. It will describe the steps in an appeal, court rules and procedures, and other useful sources of information.   The workshop is held on the third Tuesday of each month, 4pm…

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FREE Legal Databases Available in South Bay and East County

By Kelly on August 09, 2018//Leave a comment

The San Diego Law Library has partnered with local public libraries in Chula Vista and El Cajon to provide access to several legal databases seven days a week. You can access Lexis Advance, CEB OnLaw, and HeinOnline.   A law librarian is available in El Cajon on the 1st and 3rd Monday and at Chula…

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Save the Date for the 2018 Witkin Awards!

By Kelly on August 09, 2018//Leave a comment

Would you like to support your local public law library? Each year, we host a fun dinner to honor some of the finest members of San Diego’s legal community with a Witkin Award. The Witkin Award Dinner and Ceremony is the primary fundraiser of the San Diego Law Library Foundation.   So add the award…

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Two Business Law Clinics in August

By Kelly on August 03, 2018//Leave a comment

Are you looking to start a business? Or, are you running a company with fewer than 10 employees? Do you have questions about contracts or even about how your business should be organized? The Law Library is hosting a new clinic to help you!   We are proud to partner with California Western School of…

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Beach Law 2 Class Next Monday

By Kelly on August 03, 2018//Leave a comment

Date: Monday, August 13, 2018 Time: 12-1 p.m. Location: Downtown San Diego MCLE: 1 hour general participatory credit. Register: online Cost: FREE   About this Program: Land use law in the coastal zone raises unique issues, such as how public rights to access the beach can be balanced with private property rights, and how homes on…

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