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Free Tax Clinic the Last Wednesday of Every Month

By Isabel on May 15, 2013//Leave a comment

The Legal Aid Society of San Diego’s Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) provides advice and representation to San Diego taxpayers who are faced with an IRS controversy. From Audits to Liens; Appeals and Wage Garnishments; the LITC will screen taxpayers for eligibility as Low-Income taxpayers and provide an initial consultation. When there is merit to a…

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Bye Bye Google Reader, Hello ___?

By Kim on May 13, 2013//Leave a comment

For those of you who used Google Reader to follow RSS feeds, you probably know Google’s ending the popular service July 1.  Being the good librarians that we are, we’re researching the alternatives (check out Lifehacker’s Big 5), and we were wondering what YOU in the legal field use.  Please share your suggestions with us,…

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Children at Risk Book Drive

By Cheryl on May 08, 2013//Leave a comment

The San Diego County Bar Association’s Children at Risk Law Week Book Drive runs through Friday, May 17th.  Books collected will help children in need and will be distributed to needy school libraries across San Diego county.  You can donate new or gently used books for children in grades K through 12 at any San…

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Law Day: Realizing the Dream: Equality for All

By Cheryl on May 01, 2013//Leave a comment

Law Day, celebrated May 1,  is a nationally recognized day of dedication to the principles of government under law.  This year’s theme “Realizing the Dream: Equality for All”  gives us an opportunity to reflect on words from the Civil Rights Act of 1875 and the XIV Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. “It is essential to…

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Law Day: Realizing the Dream

By Benita on April 30, 2013//Leave a comment

This year’s law day theme is: Realizing the Dream, Equality for All. An opportunity to reflect on current injustices and what we as a nation can do to rectify injustices, eliminate discrimination and put an end to violations of human rights. Rev. Dr.  Martin Luther King Jr. was the perfect example of  what it means…

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The Law Library And Equality for All

By Kelly on April 24, 2013//Leave a comment

This year, Law Day asks us to consider the ideal of equality under the law and what remains to rectify injustice. The Law Library can play a great part in addressing these issues.  We provide everyone with access to legal materials and resources to help them understand their rights and how to defend them.  We…

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Ownership of Superman Decided

By Kelly on April 24, 2013//Leave a comment

The litigation over the ownership of the Superman character finally ended, on April 18th, with District Court Judge Otis D. Wright’s decision.  Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created Superman 75 years ago and litigation over the character has been going on for almost as long.   Siegel and Shuster sold the character to the company…

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Microsoft Office Suite Quick Tip

By Amanda on April 23, 2013//Leave a comment

Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)    The Quick Access Toolbar is a customizable toolbar that contains a set of commands that are independent of the tab that is currently displayed. The QAT is located in the upper left hand corner by the Microsoft Office button. You can customize this toolbar to add commands that you use often….

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E-Filing & E-Service in San Diego Superior Court

By Benita on April 18, 2013//Leave a comment

About the Program: – 1 hour MCLE General Participatory Credit is available. This training session walks you through the steps necessary to E-File your documents in the San Diego Superior Court.   You will learn: •How to register a new user to your account. •How to place a San Diego electronic court filing order for…

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Legal Reference Question of the Week

By Benita on April 18, 2013//Leave a comment

Q: I was adopted as a child, how do I get a copy of my original birth certificate?   According to Chapter 174 of the California Family Law Practice and Procedure, the original birth certificate “may be opened for inspection only” by submitting a verified petition to the superior court “in the county where the…

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