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Has Your Home Dropped in Value Over the Past Year?

By Isabel on April 17, 2013//Leave a comment

Property owners in San Diego County who believe their property’s market value has dropped below its current assessed value can request an informal property assessment review until April 30. Applications can be submitted online through the County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk  website. The application requires an understanding of the current market value of your home. You can reference…

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Pass it on… Preservation Week is April 21-27

By AmandaQ on April 17, 2013//Leave a comment

Every year libraries, museums, archives, and other cultural institutions celebrate Preservation Week. This week is all about preserving our cultural heritage. Here at the law library, we preserve a lot of stuff. Some of the most popular things we preserve are the California codes. We have them going back to 1850, and when I say…

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Quick Tip Class – Effectively Searching the Online Catalog

By Benita on April 17, 2013//Leave a comment

About the Program: Attendees will receive tips on how to quickly find the right resources using our online catalog.   Note: There is no MCLE credit for this class.   About the Speaker: This class will be taught by law library staff.   Date: Thursday, April 25, 2013 Time: 9:30-9:45 am Location: San Diego Downtown…

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CANCELLED – Bankruptcy And Debt Negotiation Workshop

By Benita on April 11, 2013//Leave a comment

About the Program: MCLE credit is not available for this class. This workshop covers: • Overview of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings; • Procedures for filing a Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy; • How the process affects creditors and debts; • Alternatives to bankruptcy filings – debt negotiation; and • Open Q…

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Using Your Cell Phone as a GPS While Driving? Think Again!

By AmandaQ on April 11, 2013//Leave a comment

The Appellate Division of the Fresno Superior Court affirms the lower court’s judgment that a driver cannot hold his cell phone in his hand to look at a map while driving.   Judge Hamlin states in his opinion: “This case requires us to determine whether using a wireless phone solely for its map application function…

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Circuit Court Approves Student Loan Debt Discharge

By Kelly on April 11, 2013//Leave a comment

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a “destitute” paralegal was entitled to a bankruptcy discharge of her remaining student loan debt.  Susan M. Krieger, 53, received her educational loans 11 years ago.  She filed for bankruptcy because she has been unable to find work while living with and caring for her elderly mother…

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New books for April

By ChrisP on April 11, 2013//Leave a comment

We are continually adding new books to our collection. Check out the latest list to see what was added this month: New books – April 2013

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The U. S. Housing Crisis: Current Developments and Lessons Learned

By Benita on April 06, 2013//Leave a comment

About the Program:   The San Diego Law Library presents A Speakers’ Bureau Program featuring Gary Laturno.   ·1 hour MCLE General Participatory Credit is available. This one hour presentation will cover the current developments in the U. S. Housing Crisis including: tax issues, changes in the law, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the…

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Law Library Celebrates Law Day

By Kelly on April 06, 2013//Leave a comment

Law Day, established in 1958 by President Eisenhower, is a day of national dedication to the principles of government under law. Congress established May 1st as Law Day three years later.   The theme for Law Day 2013 is Realizing the Dream: Equality for All.  This year is the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I…

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National Library Week: Communities Matter @ Your Library

By AmandaQ on April 06, 2013//Leave a comment

National Library Week is April 14-20, 2013. This is a great week to celebrate and discover the many ways libraries impact our community.   Here at the law library, stop by and try out a database you’ve never tried, or sign up for one of our classes going on that week!   Our Vista and…

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