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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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Microsoft Office Suite Quick Tip

By Amanda on April 23, 2013//Leave a comment

Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)    The Quick Access Toolbar is a customizable toolbar that contains a set of commands that are independent of the tab that is currently displayed. The QAT is located in the upper left hand corner by the Microsoft Office button. You can customize this toolbar to add commands that you use often….

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Free Legal Clinics

By Benita on April 19, 2013//Leave a comment

In celebration of Law Week, we are partnering with the San Diego County Bar Association, the North County Bar Association, and the Foothills Bar Association to provide free legal clinics at three of our locations.   Attorneys in different practice areas will be available for 15-minute consultations. The attorney volunteers provide general guidance but cannot help…

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E-Filing & E-Service in San Diego Superior Court

By Benita on April 18, 2013//Leave a comment

About the Program: – 1 hour MCLE General Participatory Credit is available. This training session walks you through the steps necessary to E-File your documents in the San Diego Superior Court.   You will learn: •How to register a new user to your account. •How to place a San Diego electronic court filing order for…

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Legal Reference Question of the Week

By Benita on April 18, 2013//Leave a comment

Q: I was adopted as a child, how do I get a copy of my original birth certificate?   According to Chapter 174 of the California Family Law Practice and Procedure, the original birth certificate “may be opened for inspection only” by submitting a verified petition to the superior court “in the county where the…

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Has Your Home Dropped in Value Over the Past Year?

By Isabel on April 17, 2013//Leave a comment

Property owners in San Diego County who believe their property’s market value has dropped below its current assessed value can request an informal property assessment review until April 30. Applications can be submitted online through the County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk  website. The application requires an understanding of the current market value of your home. You can reference…

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Equal Access to Justice for Military Veterans

By Benita on April 17, 2013//Leave a comment

About the Program: – 1 hour MCLE General Participatory credit available.   This one hour lecture will cover how to provide assistance to military veterans in our civil and criminal court systems who suffer a mental health problem stemming from military service.     About the Speaker: Judge Krauel presides over criminal cases at the East County Branch of…

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Pass it on… Preservation Week is April 21-27

By AmandaQ on April 17, 2013//Leave a comment

Every year libraries, museums, archives, and other cultural institutions celebrate Preservation Week. This week is all about preserving our cultural heritage. Here at the law library, we preserve a lot of stuff. Some of the most popular things we preserve are the California codes. We have them going back to 1850, and when I say…

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Quick Tip Class – Effectively Searching the Online Catalog

By Benita on April 17, 2013//Leave a comment

About the Program: Attendees will receive tips on how to quickly find the right resources using our online catalog.   Note: There is no MCLE credit for this class.   About the Speaker: This class will be taught by law library staff.   Date: Thursday, April 25, 2013 Time: 9:30-9:45 am Location: San Diego Downtown…

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Legal Reference Question of the Week

By Benita on April 11, 2013//Leave a comment

Q: Can I cross-examine the plaintiff’s attorney during trial?   This week’s question is a tricky one! Cal Jur (California Jurisprudence) discusses whether or not an attorney can be a witness in volume 7A  Cal Jur Attorneys § 370:   “While an attorney participating in a trial is competent to testify as any other witness, the propriety…

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