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Electronic Discovery Issues in Crossborder and MultiLanguage Litigation

By Benita on July 25, 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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Tax Impact After the Supreme Court’s DOMA Decision

By Isabel on July 25, 2013//Leave a comment

After the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law restricting the rights of same-sex married couples, some of those couples are now facing new tax issues.   While the court’s decision is expected to result in big savings in estate taxes, dual-income couples making good…

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Take Our Survey

By Cheryl on July 23, 2013//Leave a comment

The Law Library has lost 25% of its revenue in the last two years due to an unprecedented drop in court filing fees.  We need to build a case for increased funding from private donors and grants. You can help. Will you? Take Our Survey.

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CA State Bar Audits 4,700 Attorneys

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

This year, the California State Bar is launching their largest ever MCLE compliance audit of attorneys with last names beginning with A through G.   Attorneys who are short of the 25 hour MCLE requirements will be given until November 21st to come into compliance. For more information on the requirements and frequently asked questions…

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Technology Trend: Digital, Paperless Law Office

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

Nowadays, we rely heavily on technology to make our work lives simpler and more convenient. Are you looking into selecting the right workflow automation software to help your law office run smoothly and effectively? To find out ways  to streamline your digital workflow, read John Edward’s great article in Law Technology News.

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Emerging Issues for LGBT Immigrants

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

About the Program:   ·1 hour MCLE General Participatory Credit is available.   This program will address cutting edge topics involving the LGBT immigrant community including the potential for marriage-based immigration in a post-DOMA world, asylum and asylum-type remedies for LGBT persons, U visas for same-sex domestic violence survivors and deferred action for young people….

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Mediation: Now More Than Ever

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

About the Program:   Note: No MCLE credit available.   Litigation takes longer than ever now, thanks to recent severe court budget cuts. Services to unrepresented litigants, such as the Family Law Facilitator, have longer waiting times and fewer appointments. Is private mediation a solution for you? Robin Seigle will discuss how mediation works, the benefits it…

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Legal Research Using Free Websites

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

About the Program:  ·1 hour MCLE General Participatory Credit available.   This is an introductory level class in which students will become familiar with the most popular and useful free websites. The class focuses on websites sponsored by government agencies and others.   About the Speaker: Class will be taught by law library staff.  …

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Legal Reference Question of the Week

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

Q. How do I request a speedy trial?   A kind friend was researching this issue for a defendant who was charged with a misdemeanor.   The right to a speedy trial is codified in the California Penal Code §686(1) and is also guaranteed in the California Constitution Article I, §15. We were able to…

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Law and Comics Today at Noon!

By Kelly on July 11, 2013//Leave a comment

We are excited because we are hosting  Law & Comics 2013  today, July 16, at noon!   We are proud to have Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, as our featured speaker this year.  The theme is Censorship: From 1950s Superheroes to Today’s Manga.  Come to our Downtown location to…

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