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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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Equal Access to Justice for Military Veterans

By Benita on April 17, 2013//Leave a comment

About the Program: – 1 hour MCLE General Participatory credit available.   This one hour lecture will cover how to provide assistance to military veterans in our civil and criminal court systems who suffer a mental health problem stemming from military service.     About the Speaker: Judge Krauel presides over criminal cases at the East County Branch of…

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Pass it on… Preservation Week is April 21-27

By AmandaQ on April 17, 2013//Leave a comment

Every year libraries, museums, archives, and other cultural institutions celebrate Preservation Week. This week is all about preserving our cultural heritage. Here at the law library, we preserve a lot of stuff. Some of the most popular things we preserve are the California codes. We have them going back to 1850, and when I say…

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Quick Tip Class – Effectively Searching the Online Catalog

By Benita on April 17, 2013//Leave a comment

About the Program: Attendees will receive tips on how to quickly find the right resources using our online catalog.   Note: There is no MCLE credit for this class.   About the Speaker: This class will be taught by law library staff.   Date: Thursday, April 25, 2013 Time: 9:30-9:45 am Location: San Diego Downtown…

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Legal Reference Question of the Week

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

Q: Can I cross-examine the plaintiff’s attorney during trial?   This week’s question is a tricky one! Cal Jur (California Jurisprudence) discusses whether or not an attorney can be a witness in volume 7A  Cal Jur Attorneys § 370:   “While an attorney participating in a trial is competent to testify as any other witness, the propriety…

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CANCELLED – Bankruptcy And Debt Negotiation Workshop

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

About the Program: MCLE credit is not available for this class. This workshop covers: • Overview of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings; • Procedures for filing a Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy; • How the process affects creditors and debts; • Alternatives to bankruptcy filings – debt negotiation; and • Open Q…

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San Diego Superior Court to Offer Free E-Filing Training to Legal Community

By Cheryl on April 11, 2013//Leave a comment

The San Diego Superior Court  is offering two free training sessions to attorneys and support staff on the legal and procedural requirements for e-filing in San Diego Superior Court. Training will be provided by Brooke Greene from One Legal, the Court’s e-file service provider.   The session on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 will cover e-filing…

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Using Your Cell Phone as a GPS While Driving? Think Again!

By AmandaQ on April 11, 2013//Leave a comment

The Appellate Division of the Fresno Superior Court affirms the lower court’s judgment that a driver cannot hold his cell phone in his hand to look at a map while driving.   Judge Hamlin states in his opinion: “This case requires us to determine whether using a wireless phone solely for its map application function…

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