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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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Using Lexis

By Benita on April 02, 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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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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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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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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