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May: Brain Tumor Awareness Month

By Benita on May 02, 2013//Leave a comment

May is Brain Tumor Awareness month.   This is the month the National Brain Tumor Society takes steps to raise awareness, educate the public, raise funds and empower those who are fighting the disease. Currently over 688,000 Americans live with a brain tumor and every year over 66,000 people are diagnosed with tumors.   Learn…

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Free Legal Clinics This Week!

By Benita on April 25, 2013//Leave a comment

In celebration of law week, we are partnering with the local bar associations to provide 3 free legal clinics. Attorneys in different practice areas will be available to provide guidance. Don’t miss this opportunity!    

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The Law Library And Equality for All

By Kelly on April 24, 2013//Leave a comment

This year, Law Day asks us to consider the ideal of equality under the law and what remains to rectify injustice. The Law Library can play a great part in addressing these issues.  We provide everyone with access to legal materials and resources to help them understand their rights and how to defend them.  We…

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Legal Reference Question of the Week

By Benita on April 24, 2013//Leave a comment

Q: Do you have an overview of collective bargaining agreements and sample forms?   A collective bargaining agreement is an agreement between the employer and the labor union, who represents the individual employee, on the wages, hours and other terms and agreements of employment.   Searching through Westlaw Next, I found Williston on Contracts, 4th…

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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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