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3D Printers and IP Infringement

By Deb on May 21, 2013//Leave a comment

Just as digital music sharing led to a plethora of lawsuits regarding infringement, use of increasingly affordable 3 D printers is expected to lead to copyright and trademark violation suits.   The new 3D printer technology allows one to download a design file and produce a plastic copy of an object.  At what point does…

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I Think That I Just Received Electronic Discovery: What Now?

By Benita on May 16, 2013//Leave a comment

Don’t miss our exciting new MCLE class on electronic discovery this Wednesday, May 22nd.   Reasons to attend: 1.) Get an introduction to efficient e-discovery review and production. 2.) Learn how to justify a Protective Order for production of electronic files due to burden of cost. 3.) Find out what red flags to look for…

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Limited License Legal Practice

By Kim on May 15, 2013//Leave a comment

Here’s a hot topic for you:  the State Bar of California has recently created a Limited License Practice Group.   Essentially, non-lawyers who meet specific training criteria could be licensed to provide technical help on some civil cases.  Paula Littlewood, executive director of the Washington State Bar Association, talked to the group about her state’s program,…

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Upcoming Holiday!

By Isabel on May 15, 2013//Leave a comment

Monday, May 27th, is Memorial Day. State and Federal courts are closed, as are we. Have a great three-day weekend!

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Pechanga Hosts the 20th Annual California Statewide ICWA Conference

By Deb on May 13, 2013//Leave a comment

This June  25-27 the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians hosts the Indian Child Welfare Act Conference at the Pechanga Resort and Casino.   The conference focuses on the ICWA and seeks to increase knowledge and skills for service providers, agencies, leaders, legal practitioners, and judges.   This year highlights include: ICWA- 35 years in action,…

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Taking Out of State Depositions

By Benita on May 13, 2013//Leave a comment

About the Program: 1 hour MCLE General Participatory credit available.   What to do when faced with out of state witnesses? Never fear! Come learn the ins and outs of taking and enforcing depositions outside of California State Court actions, as well as how to retrieve documents via subpoena from outside the state. Practical strategies,…

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Bye Bye Google Reader, Hello ___?

By Kim on May 13, 2013//Leave a comment

For those of you who used Google Reader to follow RSS feeds, you probably know Google’s ending the popular service July 1.  Being the good librarians that we are, we’re researching the alternatives (check out Lifehacker’s Big 5), and we were wondering what YOU in the legal field use.  Please share your suggestions with us,…

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The U. S. Housing Crisis: Current Developments And Lessons Learned

By Benita on May 02, 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…

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Legal Reference Question of the Week

By Benita on April 24, 2013//Leave a comment

Q: Do you have an overview of collective bargaining agreements and sample forms?   A collective bargaining agreement is an agreement between the employer and the labor union, who represents the individual employee, on the wages, hours and other terms and agreements of employment.   Searching through Westlaw Next, I found Williston on Contracts, 4th…

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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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