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Year of Border Law: Tijuana River Sewage Update

By Kelly on October 13, 2017//Leave a comment

On Friday, October 6, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 507 to provide additional funds to San Diego County to support solutions to sewage in the Tijuana River Valley. The bill provides $2.1 million from the California Wildlife, Coastal, and Park Land Conservation Fund to be used several ways.   First, funds are available for…

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Mortgage Relief Resources for Disaster Areas

By Kelly on October 13, 2017//Leave a comment

Was your home or your ability to make your mortgage payments impacted by an event that the President declared a disaster – fires in Napa or Sonoma County or the recent hurricanes? You may qualify for relief to help you keep your home. If you have a conventional mortgage, you’ll need to contact your lender…

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The Witkin Dinner was a Magical Evening

By Kelly on October 05, 2017//Leave a comment

Guests enjoyed the beautiful harvest moon, a theatrical magic show, and great food for a truly Magical Night on the Bay at the 2017 Witkin Award Dinner. Awards were presented to the Honorable Joan Lewis for Excellence in the Adjudication of the Law; to Jack Charney, Esq., for Excellence in the Practice of Law; and…

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Announcing the Slomanson International Law Collection

By Kelly on October 05, 2017//Leave a comment

The San Diego Law Library is the proud recipient of a donation of important International Law materials from Professor Emeritus, William Slomanson, of Thomas Jefferson School of Law. These books have been cataloged and are ready for use by library users and members. They are in the first aisle (nearest the elevator) of the fourth floor at…

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New Evictions Resource Guide

By Kelly on October 05, 2017//Leave a comment

The Law Library is pleased to announce we have added a new electronic guide on evictions (also known as unlawful detainer actions) to our Self-Help Center Landlord/Tenant section. It covers resources available for both landlords and tenants. The guide describes the basics of an eviction lawsuit, where to find in-person help at clinics, court procedures,…

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Join Us for Witkin Award Dinner this Thursday

By Kelly on September 29, 2017//Leave a comment

Help us celebrate this year’s Witkin Award recipients this Thursday, October 5, from 5 pm to 8 pm at a Magical Night on the Bay.   The Witkin Awards are presented annually to honor members of the San Diego legal community. Our 2017 honorees are: For Excellence in the Adjudication of the Law: Hon. Joan…

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Know the Law on Small Claims Court this Thursday

By Kelly on September 29, 2017//Leave a comment

This Thursday, October 5, at 6 pm, join the Law Library and its partners at the Vista Public Library for a FREE class on Small Claims issues. Small Claims Court now covers disputes up to $10,000. This is part of the Know the Law series of community educational events. Previous classes have been very well…

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New Clinic: SSI Advocacy Program for Minors

By Kelly on September 29, 2017//Leave a comment

The Law Library is proud to partner with the Legal Aid Society of San Diego to provide a new clinic to help those in need. The SSI (Supplemental Security Income) Advocacy Program for Children is a free clinic that offers services for children who have a qualifying disability and who meet financial eligibility. They will…

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Check Out Our New Self-Help Center

By Kelly on September 29, 2017//Leave a comment

Are you looking for information about civil appeals or cleaning up your criminal record? Maybe you have questions about researching the legislative history of a California Code. Information on these topics and many others are available in the Law Library’s new online Self-Help Center.   We’ve pulled together information on popular legal topics, such as…

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Library Closed for Columbus Day October 9

By Kelly on September 29, 2017//Leave a comment

All Law Library locations will be closed Monday, October 9th, in observance of Columbus Day. Also, there will not be a law librarian at the Chula Vista Civic Center branch that Monday. We will be open regular business hours on Tuesday, October 10th.   A variety of online resources are available while the Library is…

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