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Know the Law on Immigration this Thursday

By Kelly on October 19, 2017//Leave a comment

This Thursday, October 26, at 6 pm, join the Law Library and its partners at the Vista Public Library for a FREE class on Immigration Law issues. This is part of the Know the Law series of community educational events. Previous classes have been very well attended. We look forward to seeing you there.  …

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Check Out Our New Westlaw Databases

By Kelly on October 19, 2017//Leave a comment

One of the benefits of Law Library membership is members can access Westlaw when they visit the Downtown or Vista locations. Recently, we expanded our Westlaw subscription to include some of the most asked-for databases. We’ve added a significant number of treatises and secondary sources as well as access to trial court filings and orders….

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Law Library Hosts Weekly Debt Collection Clinics

By Kelly on October 19, 2017//Leave a comment

The Law Library is proud to partner with the Legal Aid Society of San Diego to provide weekly Consumer Debt Collection Lawsuit Clinics. The clinics are for consumers who are being sued by a debt collection agency and not by a creditor such as Chase, Wells Fargo, or Citibank. Please call Legal Aid at 877.534.2524…

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New Federal Oversight Website

By Kelly on October 19, 2017//Leave a comment

Oversight.gov is a new website created to improve the public’s access to independent and authoritative information about the Federal Government. The Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) created the website to consolidate all public reports from Federal Inspectors General.   Oversight.gov has reports and data compiled by the agency Inspector General…

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Sign Up for FREE Elder Law Virtual Legal Clinic

By Kelly on October 13, 2017//Leave a comment

Are you over 60 years old and have a legal question? You can now get help with legal issues such as financial elder abuse, landlord tenant problems, contract disputes, or consumer issues.   Elder Law & Advocacy and the San Diego Law Library are proud to work together to provide FREE video conference legal consultation…

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Year of Border Law: Tijuana River Sewage Update

By Kelly on October 13, 2017//Leave a comment

On Friday, October 6, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 507 to provide additional funds to San Diego County to support solutions to sewage in the Tijuana River Valley. The bill provides $2.1 million from the California Wildlife, Coastal, and Park Land Conservation Fund to be used several ways.   First, funds are available for…

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Mortgage Relief Resources for Disaster Areas

By Kelly on October 13, 2017//Leave a comment

Was your home or your ability to make your mortgage payments impacted by an event that the President declared a disaster – fires in Napa or Sonoma County or the recent hurricanes? You may qualify for relief to help you keep your home. If you have a conventional mortgage, you’ll need to contact your lender…

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The Witkin Dinner was a Magical Evening

By Kelly on October 05, 2017//Leave a comment

Guests enjoyed the beautiful harvest moon, a theatrical magic show, and great food for a truly Magical Night on the Bay at the 2017 Witkin Award Dinner. Awards were presented to the Honorable Joan Lewis for Excellence in the Adjudication of the Law; to Jack Charney, Esq., for Excellence in the Practice of Law; and…

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Announcing the Slomanson International Law Collection

By Kelly on October 05, 2017//Leave a comment

The San Diego Law Library is the proud recipient of a donation of important International Law materials from Professor Emeritus, William Slomanson, of Thomas Jefferson School of Law. These books have been cataloged and are ready for use by library users and members. They are in the first aisle (nearest the elevator) of the fourth floor at…

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New Evictions Resource Guide

By Kelly on October 05, 2017//Leave a comment

The Law Library is pleased to announce we have added a new electronic guide on evictions (also known as unlawful detainer actions) to our Self-Help Center Landlord/Tenant section. It covers resources available for both landlords and tenants. The guide describes the basics of an eviction lawsuit, where to find in-person help at clinics, court procedures,…

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