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Copyright Warnings

By Victor on March 20, 2013//Leave a comment

Internet service providers will begin issuing warnings to their users who are swapping copyrighted files online.   The ISPs that will be implementing the new program, called the Copyright Alert System, are Verizon, AT&T, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, and Cablevision.  First time offenders will receive a warning and repeat offenders will receive a slowed data connection…

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Witkin Dinner 2013

By Isabel on March 20, 2013//Leave a comment

The spectacular San Diego Bay was the backdrop for this year’s San Diego Law Library Foundation’s Bernard E. Witkin Awards Dinner on March 7, 2013.  Guests were greeted with a glass of champagne and light jazz music at the Navy Base Point Loma’s Admiral Kidd Club.  They came to honor this year’s recipients of the Bernard E….

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Get out the vote, San Diego District 4!

By Kim on March 14, 2013//Leave a comment

There is a Special Election on March 26 for the District 4 City of San Diego Council seat.  As of this writing there are nine contenders.  Learn about them at the Registrar of Voter’s website.   Note sure which district you’re in?  Enter your zip code in this district finder!

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Landlord Tenant Law Changes for 2013

By Kelly on March 14, 2013//Leave a comment

The California Legislature made important changes to California landlord tenant laws for 2013.   Landlords are now prohibited from requiring tenants to have animals declawed or devocalized or from denying occupancy to tenants who refuse to have their animals declawed or devocalized.   Landlords must accept at least one form of payment that is not…

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Free Legal Clinics

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

About Program:   In celebration of Law Week, we are partnering with the San Diego County Bar Association, the North County Bar Association, and the Foothills Bar Association to provide a free legal clinic at our Downtown San Diego, El Cajon and Vista locations.   Attorneys in different practice areas will be available for free 15-minute…

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USD Federal Tax Controversies

By Benita on March 08, 2013//Leave a comment

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

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Green Initiative Update

By Kelly on March 08, 2013//Leave a comment

Our Green Initiative is nearing fruition. If you visited the Downtown San Diego location recently, then you may have seen the library-labeled water bottles and the nearby suggested donation box.  These water bottles are part of our Green Initiative.  We are collecting  money toward the purchase of new plants and pots to help greenify the…

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Microsoft Word Quick Tip

By Amanda on March 08, 2013//Leave a comment

One of my favorite tools in MS Word is the Format Painter button.  I use it all the time!  The Format Painter button is located in the Clipboard section of the Home tab. What it does: Format Painter will copy formatting (i.e. text size, color, bold, italicizes, etc.) from specific portions of your document and…

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SDVLP Presents LAF-OFF

By Benita on March 08, 2013//Leave a comment

Come support the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program’s (SDVLP) annual fundraising event by attending LAF-OFF (lawyers are funny) on Thursday, March 21st at the House of Blues.   Every year, SDVLP hosts LAF-OFF,  a stand-up comedy event where attorneys compete to be the funniest! This year, comedians  Mike Battin and Judy Copeland will stand off to see who can make…

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Calling All Young Doodlers!

By Gina on March 08, 2013//Leave a comment

The Doodle 4 Google deadline is March 22, 2013. This annual contest invites K-12 students in the U.S. to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign the Google homepage logo for millions to see. This year, the theme is “My Best Day Ever…” The winning artist will see their artwork displayed on the…

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