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Amicus Curiae Briefs Filed in Record Numbers

By Isabel on August 28, 2013//Leave a comment

Amicus curiae, or friend of the court, briefs are presented by someone interested in influencing the outcome of a lawsuit but who is not a party to it.   The U.S. Supreme Court had a 2012-13 term full of contentious cases on gay marriage, voting rights, race in college admissions and DNA, which had the…

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Dead Leader Walking [Part III] – Imagine the possibilities!

By JohnnyZ on August 28, 2013//Leave a comment

IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES! In part one of Dead Leader Walking we covered how Scott Koslosky’s ITLA keynote addressed the need for the legal community to embrace technology to keep itself relevant.  Monica Bay of ALM reported:   Koslosky then offered several provocative predictions about where technology is headed. He cited existing products such as Google…

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Congratulations Survey Winners!

By Gina on August 27, 2013//Leave a comment

A big THANKS to all who participated in our survey, you’re all winners to us!   To those of you who entered the drawing at the end of the survey, check your email to see if you won. The survey has been running for six weeks, so we have six winners. There’s still time to…

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Dead Leader Walking [Part II] – the Game Plan to Achieve Tech Competence

By JohnnyZ on August 26, 2013//Leave a comment

CONTINUED from legal journalist and Yankee fanatic Monica Bay‘s excellent summary of the ILTA conference keynote by Scott Klososky. Scott’s six-step model to achieve technology competence:   1. Establish three to five technology guideposts that set you apart from competitors. 2. Create an adaptive culture, where the team is encouraged to be catalysts of change….

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On Tap! FutureSHOCK Meets National Imperative!

By JohnnyZ on August 13, 2013//Leave a comment

  Along the lines of the Law Library’s FutureSHOCK! Legal Assistance Providers Forum that we held recently, there is a new national task force of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) looking at the ways that law librarians can be more involved in practice-oriented education.   The interesting thing from my perspective is that…

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Making the Cut — Measuring Up in Sports, Career & Family

By JohnnyZ on August 02, 2013//Leave a comment

Life management skills for athletes is rarely thought of ahead of time.  Now is the time to think about how to plan for the future.   If an athlete is lucky enough to find success in high school —  at the college level — and then go on to become a pro — what life…

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Using Lexis

By Benita on August 02, 2013//Leave a comment

About the Program: •1 hour MCLE General Participatory credit. Learn how to quickly find useful content related to your search. This one hour class will cover search techniques, finding databases, Shepardizing, emailing and printing, etc. Sign up for this class and become a more efficient and productive researcher.   About the Speaker: Dana Cocoran from…

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Taking Out of State Depositions

By Benita on July 26, 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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Electronic Discovery Issues in Crossborder and MultiLanguage Litigation

By Benita on July 25, 2013//Leave a comment

Sponsored by DTI   About the Program: This class is available for remote viewing from home/office. Special instructions for remote viewing will be emailed a few days before the class.   – 1 hour General Participatory MCLE credit available.   This session will address how to resolve some of the discovery challenges involved in cross-border…

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Tax Impact After the Supreme Court’s DOMA Decision

By Isabel on July 25, 2013//Leave a comment

After the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law restricting the rights of same-sex married couples, some of those couples are now facing new tax issues.   While the court’s decision is expected to result in big savings in estate taxes, dual-income couples making good…

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