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Judges Appeal to Congress for Court Funding

By Benita on August 14, 2013//Leave a comment

In a National Law Journal article, Todd Ruger reveals a sense of urgency presiding over the federal judicial system leading to a rare situation where 87 U.S. district court chief justices have joined together to protest judicial budget cuts.   In a four-page letter addressed to leadership of the Senate and House, as well as…

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Legal Reference Question of the Week

By Benita on August 14, 2013//Leave a comment

Q. How do I prepare for trial?   Trial preparation is a big topic. Understandably, if you are new to litigation, you may feel some concern about preparing for trial for the first time. Luckily, we have some excellent resources that can make the task less daunting. Here are our top picks for trial preparation…

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Decline in Large Firm Entry-Level Hiring

By Benita on August 14, 2013//Leave a comment

According to University of North Carolina law professor Bernard Burk, big law firms have decreased the number of entry-level positions available for new law graduates and it is unlikely that this will change any time soon.   Even though other types of legal jobs have not been affected as much, the loss of big law…

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Top 10 Underutilized Resources

By Benita on August 08, 2013//Leave a comment

At our Practical Legal Research class, offered to new attorneys, we provided them a list of Top 10 Underutilized Resources at the San Diego Law Library. Lucky for us, our staff videographer captured this information so we can share it with you too. [Watch our Top 10 video]   Our favorite resource is listed in the…

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Law Office Management Secrets

By Benita on August 08, 2013//Leave a comment

Ever wonder what to do to run a profitable, effective and efficient law office? Jay Fleischman, a consumer bankruptcy attorney provides 11 tips to help you have a better day.   My favorite tip is: “Go Home”. It is okay to take time to relax and take a breather from the work day.

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Electronic Discovery Issues in Crossborder and MultiLanguage Litigation

By Benita on August 08, 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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Legal Reference Question of the Week

By Benita on August 08, 2013//Leave a comment

Q. I need to file for bankruptcy but I am not sure what type of bankruptcy is available. Do you have any resources that explain the differences?   We referred the patron to two excellent guides on bankruptcy and she was able to determine the differences between Chapters 7, 11, 12, and 13.   The…

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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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Electronic Discovery Issues in Crossborder and MultiLanguage Litigation

By Benita on August 02, 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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Top 10 Customer Service Tips for Attorneys

By Benita on August 01, 2013//Leave a comment

Lee Rosen, a family law practitioner from North Carolina, shares his law firm’s top 10 customer service tips in Part 1 and Part 2  A successful practice that led to the Rosen Law Firm receiving the customer service award from their local Chamber of Commerce.   We think these are great standards to adopt in…

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