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News from the San Diego Superior Court

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

On March 19, 2013 San Diego Superior Court Presiding Judge Robert Trentacosta issued  General Order 031913 regarding the suspension and clarification of two Local Family Law Rules of Court Rules.   Local Rule 5.5.4.E addresses the Request for Continuance of Hearing on Request for Order.  Local Rule 5.9.8 deals with Coordination of Title IV-D  Cases…

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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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Equal Access to Justice for Military Veterans

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

About the Program: – 1 hour MCLE General Participatory credit available.   This one hour lecture will cover how to provide assistance to military veterans in our civil and criminal court systems who suffer a mental health problem stemming from military service.     About the Speaker: Judge Krauel presides over criminal cases at the East County Branch of…

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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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Using Lexis – CANCELLED

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

About the Program:   -1 hour MCLE General Participatory credit.   You can waste a lot of time running searches through databases without pinpointing the information you need. Attend this workshop and learn how to quickly find useful content on Lexis. This one hour class will cover search techniques, finding databases, Shepardizing, emailing and printing,…

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San Diego Superior Court to Offer Free E-Filing Training to Legal Community

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

The San Diego Superior Court  is offering two free training sessions to attorneys and support staff on the legal and procedural requirements for e-filing in San Diego Superior Court. Training will be provided by Brooke Greene from One Legal, the Court’s e-file service provider.   The session on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 will cover e-filing…

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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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Law school is hard – there’s help!

By Kim on April 10, 2013//Leave a comment

Much has been written in recent years about the increasingly tough times faced by law students.  It’s a difficult and competitive curriculum. Add on the dwindling job market and the skyrocketing student loans, it’s no wonder students have trouble coping. As reported recently at the RIPS Law Librarian Blog, there’s help!  If you are a…

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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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