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Enslaved but smiling

By JohnnyZ on April 24, 2014//Leave a comment

There is nothing happy about a child in slavery.  Come learn from this outstanding panel of prominent legal professionals and social advocates who will explain the laws surrounding human trafficking, and how the crime is being dealt with here in San Diego County.   A MUST FOR EVERYONE WHO CARES ABOUT THE FUTURE OF OUR…

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Force, Fraud, and Coercion All on Display Here at the Law Library

By JohnnyZ on April 17, 2014//Leave a comment

Every day, men, women, and children are brutally enslaved by the use of force, deception and coercion. Think of those ads for maids or “modeling,”  matchmaking or “Mail Order Brides.” Sometimes the lure is something as innocuous as a babysitting job. For the young girl in Honduras, the man desperate for work in Mexico, or…

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Help Stop Human Trafficking!

By Benita on April 10, 2014//Leave a comment

Register Now! Human trafficking is the world’s fastest growing criminal enterprise. There are an estimated 20-30 million slaves worldwide. In an effort to increase awareness of this crime, the Law Library is offering a special training program in partnership with the Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition and Lawyers Club of San Diego.       Help combat and detect human trafficking, a…

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Collaboration & Fairness: Chief Justice Speaks Truth to Power

By JohnnyZ on March 20, 2014//Leave a comment

I get all shivery inside thinking about Big Legal Concepts spelled with capital letters, like Fairness, Equality and Justice.  I have a new one that I think deserves regard as (at least) a sisterly adjunct. Let “Collaboration” be that newly-capitalized legal concept.   As part of her 2014 State of the Judiciary speech, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye spoke eloquently…

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Summiteers Broke New Ground!

By JohnnyZ on February 21, 2014//Leave a comment

 The premise was simple: if our legal community is committed to a “we” culture — if we are truly a community — then any one segment of the community that is hit with a financial crisis makes the whole community weaker.    This Legal Futures Summit was a rousing success.  Co-sponsored by the law library professionals…

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Somebody had a bad Presidents Day

By JohnnyZ on February 17, 2014//Leave a comment

  Makes you want to say “Dang!” or “Dagnabbit!”  

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Futures Summit 2.0 — Monday February 24

By JohnnyZ on February 14, 2014//Leave a comment

Legal Futures Summit 2.0 is co-sponsored by SANDALL, our local chapter of law libraries in San Diego!     It will be held during the lunch hour on Monday February 24.  You must rsvp for this event to jadkins@sdlawlibrary.org   We are excited to be partnering with SANDALL on Legal Futures Summit 2.0!  We will look…

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THE Crucial Thing Preventing Court Funding

By JohnnyZ on February 07, 2014//Leave a comment

Do Not Stand Alone! Partner!  Be it with the Legislature, Executive Branch, the Bar, legal services, or the law library — get together with others on other projects.  By reaching out, the court is building a good relationship with the other branches of government and legal entities,which is critical to giving it a higher profile in government and…

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Amazon Compromises Secret Desires

By JohnnyZ on February 03, 2014//Leave a comment

We live in a Big Brother world where every secret desire, guilty shopping secret, and bad clothing choice is known to those gremlins on the Internet. But Amazon book recommendations went slightly wonky when they sent me this:        The Hairy Bikers’ Asian Adventure: Over 100 Amazing Recipes from the Kitchens of Asia to…

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Toddler Overcomes Dwarfism: Is Singing Sensation

By JohnnyZ on January 27, 2014//Leave a comment

We were kicking around theories of Internet post post success last week. The main idea was to create teaser headlines that make you want to click on them.  One co-worker gave the example of a child battling but overcoming some horrible disease despite all odds.  Imagine my surprise when I turned to mainstream ABC news to find:   Toddler Overcomes…

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