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Health Insurance Subsidy Calculator

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

The Kaiser Family Foundation has created a Health Insurance Subsidy Calculator.  This tool is designed to provide estimates of health insurance premiums and subsidies for people who purchase insurance on their own in new health insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).   The calculator allows you to enter different income levels, ages,…

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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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Legal Reference Question of the Week

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

Q: How do I file a motion to vacate a default judgment?   This week’s legal reference question of the week is a frequently asked question among self-represented litigants.   Although the courts provide many pre-made forms for convenience, this is one type of form that you need to create. However, instead of re-creating this…

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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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Harvey Milk Day – May 22nd

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

Harvey Milk Day is celebrated in California on May 22nd. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger established that day in 2009 to honor the slain civil rights leader.   As the first openly gay elected official in California, Milk is a symbol of the efforts to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. He served less than…

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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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Free Tax Clinic the Last Wednesday of Every Month

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

The Legal Aid Society of San Diego’s Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) provides advice and representation to San Diego taxpayers who are faced with an IRS controversy. From Audits to Liens; Appeals and Wage Garnishments; the LITC will screen taxpayers for eligibility as Low-Income taxpayers and provide an initial consultation. When there is merit to a…

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Legal Reference Question of the Week

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

Q: My spouse passed away without a will and in order to access his bank account, I need to complete an Affidavit to Collect a Small Estate, do you have this form?   This tends to be one of the more common questions we get asked at the law library. If the personal property does…

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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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