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Using Lexis

By Benita on August 23, 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…

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MCLE Class Canceled! What Employers Should Know About Visas When Hiring Foreign Professionals

By Benita on August 23, 2013//Leave a comment

About the Program:   1 hour MCLE General Participatory credit available.   This session will present an overview of the most practical visa solutions for employers seeking to hire foreign nationals. Learn how to identify the most common issues and pitfalls of employment-based visa sponsorship under the federal immigration law. Discussion includes: employer’s responsibilities, length…

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Legal Reference Question of the Week

By Benita on August 23, 2013//Leave a comment

Q. What can I do if a party violates a child custody or visitation order?   There could be several possible remedies available and you may want to consult with an attorney to ensure that you understand all your options.   At the law library, we have several resources that discuss possible remedies. One resource…

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Let There Be Light!

By Kelly on August 19, 2013//Leave a comment

The  renovation of the Downtown law library has brought many wonderful compliments.  However, patrons have been asking when the California Reading Room would get proper lighting since the branch reopened.   The process to light the eastern half of the California Reading Room has finally begun. The room is being outfitted with enhanced lighting for…

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Using Lexis

By Benita on August 15, 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 Corcoran from…

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MCLE Class Canceled! What Employers Should Know About Visas When Hiring Foreign Professionals

By Benita on August 15, 2013//Leave a comment

About the Program:   1 hour MCLE General Participatory credit available.   This session will present an overview of the most practical visa solutions for employers seeking to hire foreign nationals. Learn how to identify the most common issues and pitfalls of employment-based visa sponsorship under the federal immigration law. Discussion includes: employer’s responsibilities, length…

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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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