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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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

The U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services is promoting a new publication, “Preventing Child Maltreatment and Promoting Well-Being: A Network for Action 2013 Resource Guide.”  It is free to download from their website.   Did you know that San Diego County has a child welfare services hotline?  The 24- hour hotline is (858) 560-2191…

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Expats and Inpats (Do You Know Where Your Employees Are?)

By Benita on April 05, 2013//Leave a comment

Sponsored by Hutchinson and Bloodgood, LLP   About the Program:   – 2 hours General Participatory MCLE credit available.   We are pleased to partner with Hutchinson and Bloodgood, LLP for a special program about the tax implications for expats and inpats and some of the possible legal solutions. For more information, please visit our registration page….

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Dealing with a Federal Tax Issue? Got Questions?

By Benita on March 28, 2013//Leave a comment

About Program:   Do you have a dispute with the IRS? Did you receive an IRS audit? Come to this 1 hour seminar that will cover how to resolve tax disputes with the IRS. Topics include how to appeal an IRS audit, Offers in Compromise and how to apply for the earned income credits and…

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Visiting the Law Library Downtown but Where do I Park?

By Luz on March 27, 2013//Leave a comment

Finding a parking place in any downtown city is a challenging task and San Diego is no exception.  With that in mind, we have found a website of paid parking lots that will, hopefully, help you on your next visit to the Law Library.   In addition, there are a number of parking meters around…

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Do you write legal fiction?

By Kim on March 27, 2013//Leave a comment

The ABA Journal & the Alabama School of Law are accepting submissions for the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.  There is no entry fee, and the deadline is April 5, 2013!  Good luck!

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Consumer Clinics Now in Chula Vista & Vista

By Deb on March 27, 2013//Leave a comment

Legal Aid Society of San Diego has recently expanded their popular Consumer Clinics to our Vista location. They have been holding clinics in our Chula Vista location since 2012. These clinics help consumers being sued by third party debt collectors. Assistance is FREE to low income individuals. To see whether you qualify, and to book…

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Google Maps, it’s not just for directions!

By Gina on March 27, 2013//Leave a comment

Google Maps & Google Earth have  features that could help your lawsuit. We normally think of Google Maps for driving directions, but the street maps could easily be used to diagram an accident. Satellite views may also be available, especially in larger urban areas.   Looking for historic information? Google Earth is a free downloadable…

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Legal Reference Question of the Week

By Benita on March 22, 2013//Leave a comment

Q: Where do I find the law that states the courts are required to report traffic violations to the DMV?   Another very interesting patron question.  The court’s reporting requirements are set out in Vehicle Code section 1803. We were able to find the relevant code section in the Nolo Press book: Fight Your Ticket…

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Free Tax Return Assistance

By Deb on March 21, 2013//Leave a comment

Tax time is upon us, and California Indian Legal Services is offering tax preparation assistance for low income individuals through April 8, 2013.  Low income workers and their family could be eligible for up to  $5,891 from the Earned Income Tax Credit.  For information call 1 (800) 829-0284 ext 307. Self help online tax assistance…

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Quick Tip Classes – April

By Amanda on March 21, 2013//Leave a comment

Need a quick tip or two on how to use some of our most used legal databases?  Join us every Thursday as we provide a couple of helpful tips navigating legal databases.   Location: Downtown Location Time: 9:30 am – 9:45 am Cost: FREE   April Thursdays: 4th – CEB Onlaw 11th –  WestlawNext 18th –…

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