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Equal Access to Justice for Military Veterans

By admin 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 admin 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

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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 admin 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

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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 admin 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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Circuit Court Approves Student Loan Debt Discharge

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

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a “destitute” paralegal was entitled to a bankruptcy discharge of her remaining student loan debt.  Susan M. Krieger, 53, received her educational loans 11 years ago.  She filed for bankruptcy because she has been unable to find work while living with and caring for her elderly mother…

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Legal Reference Question of the Week

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

Q: How do I obtain a lien against a member of a homeowner’s association for past due fees?   One of our more challenging questions this week! After searching through our real estate collection, we discover this type of lien is referred to as an assessment lien and information regarding the procedures are available in several resources…

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Dealing with a Federal Tax Issue? Got Questions?

By admin on April 06, 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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