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Law Library Celebrates Law Day

By Kelly on April 06, 2013//Leave a comment

Law Day, established in 1958 by President Eisenhower, is a day of national dedication to the principles of government under law. Congress established May 1st as Law Day three years later.   The theme for Law Day 2013 is Realizing the Dream: Equality for All.  This year is the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I…

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National Library Week: Communities Matter @ Your Library

By AmandaQ on April 06, 2013//Leave a comment

National Library Week is April 14-20, 2013. This is a great week to celebrate and discover the many ways libraries impact our community.   Here at the law library, stop by and try out a database you’ve never tried, or sign up for one of our classes going on that week!   Our Vista and…

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

By Kim on April 06, 2013//Leave a comment

The U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services is promoting a new publication, “Preventing Child Maltreatment and Promoting Well-Being: A Network for Action 2013 Resource Guide.”  It is free to download from their website.   Did you know that San Diego County has a child welfare services hotline?  The 24- hour hotline is (858) 560-2191…

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Legal Research Question of the Week

By Benita on March 28, 2013//Leave a comment

Q: When is the deadline date to serve papers to the defendant after the complaint is filed with the clerk?   A simple question that does not come up very often. Most of the practice treatises describe the procedural aspects of service of process but not the deadline date. So, for this question we turned…

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Dealing with a Federal Tax Issue? Got Questions?

By Benita on March 28, 2013//Leave a comment

About Program:   Do you have a dispute with the IRS? Did you receive an IRS audit? Come to this 1 hour seminar that will cover how to resolve tax disputes with the IRS. Topics include how to appeal an IRS audit, Offers in Compromise and how to apply for the earned income credits and…

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Visiting the Law Library Downtown but Where do I Park?

By Luz on March 27, 2013//Leave a comment

Finding a parking place in any downtown city is a challenging task and San Diego is no exception.  With that in mind, we have found a website of paid parking lots that will, hopefully, help you on your next visit to the Law Library.   In addition, there are a number of parking meters around…

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Consumer Clinics Now in Chula Vista & Vista

By Deb on March 27, 2013//Leave a comment

Legal Aid Society of San Diego has recently expanded their popular Consumer Clinics to our Vista location. They have been holding clinics in our Chula Vista location since 2012. These clinics help consumers being sued by third party debt collectors. Assistance is FREE to low income individuals. To see whether you qualify, and to book…

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Kirtsaeng Updates “First Sale” Doctrine of Copyright Law

By Kelly on March 27, 2013//Leave a comment

The Supreme Court clarified the “first sale” doctrine of copyright law with its decision in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons.  The first sale doctrine provides that a publisher only controls what happens up to the first sale of copyrighted material.  Once material has been sold, the publisher has no further rights relating to that…

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Google Maps, it’s not just for directions!

By Gina on March 27, 2013//Leave a comment

Google Maps & Google Earth have  features that could help your lawsuit. We normally think of Google Maps for driving directions, but the street maps could easily be used to diagram an accident. Satellite views may also be available, especially in larger urban areas.   Looking for historic information? Google Earth is a free downloadable…

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Books are Moving at our Vista Branch

By Isabel on March 22, 2013//Leave a comment

The collection at our Vista branch is being reorganized.  We will be arranging all of the materials according to the Library of Congress call numbers which you see on the spine labels of the books and in our online catalog. The goal is to make it easier for everyone to find a title on the…

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