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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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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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