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Latest Law School Rankings

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

“U.S. New & World Report” has recently released its annual Best Law Schools article.  In addition to ranking the most popular schools, they have the “best” law firms in which to land a job, schools with the highest student debt, how to score financial aid, how to maximize with a dual degree, and much more.

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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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Kirtsaeng Updates “First Sale” Doctrine of Copyright Law

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

The Supreme Court clarified the “first sale” doctrine of copyright law with its decision in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons.  The first sale doctrine provides that a publisher only controls what happens up to the first sale of copyrighted material.  Once material has been sold, the publisher has no further rights relating to that…

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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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Books are Moving at our Vista Branch

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

The collection at our Vista branch is being reorganized.  We will be arranging all of the materials according to the Library of Congress call numbers which you see on the spine labels of the books and in our online catalog. The goal is to make it easier for everyone to find a title on the…

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Ethics of Cloud Computing

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

About the Program:   – 1 hour MCLE Legal Ethics Participatory credit.   Cloud computing has become ubiquitous in law practice. Find out how to fulfill your duties under the Rules of Professional Conduct while working in the Cloud. This program will address:     What exactly is the cloud; Current ethical requirements and trends…

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New Online Resource: Finz Case Law Updates

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

Finz Case Law Updates have gone online! In case you aren’t familiar with this resource, Finz Case Law Updates have for years provided monthly case law summaries, analysis, review and practice tips in an audio format. These audio programs also provide CLE credit! Until recently, the library has only had them available in CD format…

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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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Legal Reference Question of the Week

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

Q: How do I obtain discovery of bank statements and what is the cut off date for discovery?     The patron was conducting discovery for a divorce case and was looking for a template that he could follow, we found the exact information he was looking for in CEB’s Family Law Financial Discovery (KFC126 .F36 at all locations). Chapter…

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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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