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Never Fear, We’re Still Here!

By Valerie on January 17, 2020//Leave a comment

As many of our recent visitors to our Downtown location may already know, there is quite a bit of construction going on outside of our building.   The County is in the process of building an underground tunnel from the San Diego Central Jail to the San Diego County Central Courthouse on Union Street.  This…

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Open House Celebrates Peace, Love, and Law Libraries

By Valerie on January 10, 2020//Leave a comment

Celebrate PEACE, LOVE, and LAW LIBRARIES on Thursday, February 6th, from 5pm to 7pm, for our 8th Annual Open House. This FESTIVAL OF LOVE will celebrate our accomplishments, look forward to new ways to provide Access to Justice, and network with colleagues and cool cats! This free community event, so it won’t cost you any DOUGH!…

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The Hon. Desirée A. Bruce-Lyle Joins the Law Library Board of Trustees

By Valerie on January 10, 2020//Leave a comment

We are pleased to announce the appointment of the Honorable Desirée A. Bruce-Lyle to the Law Library Board of Trustees. Judge Bruce-Lyle replaces the Hon. David Berry, who received the Outstanding Service Award for his dedication to the law library.   Judge Bruce-Lyle was born in Ghana, where her father served as a Justice of…

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Library Closed for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

By Valerie on January 10, 2020//Leave a comment

All Law Library locations will be closed Monday, January 20, 2020, in observance of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. All locations will be open regular hours Tuesday, January 21.   Patrons can access a variety of online resources while the Library is closed. You can start with our Self-Help Center or the…

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Access to Appellate Justice Clinic This Tuesday

By Valerie on January 06, 2020//Leave a comment

Are you a self-represented litigant who has appealed a civil case from the San Diego Superior Court? Would you like to be represented by an attorney for FREE? The Access to Appellate Justice Program might be able to help you!   The Access to Appellate Justice Clinic takes place the first Tuesday of each month,…

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Writing Wednesday MCLEs

By Valerie on January 06, 2020//Leave a comment

Legal writing is one of the most important skills a lawyer can possess. Writing is the medium in which a lawyer must analyze an issue and persuade others on their clients’ behalf.  If you would like to improve your legal writing skills, join us in a series of continuing legal education classes aimed to hone…

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Final Month of MCLE Crunchtime

By Valerie on January 06, 2020//Leave a comment

As you all know by now, the California Bar requires attorneys whose last names starts with N-Z to complete 25 hours of MCLE credit by February 1, 2020. That deadline is quickly approaching! We have 14 hours of MCLE classes to help you on your way, including one hour of Legal Ethics credit and two…

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Happy New Year from SDLL!

By Valerie on December 30, 2019//Leave a comment

January 1st is always a time for reflecting on years past and planning for the years to come. And as the twenty-teens draw to a close, we are reflecting on the role of the public law library in our community. In decades past, the law library was the repository of legal knowledge, and librarians were…

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Christmas Holiday Hours

By Valerie on December 17, 2019//Leave a comment

The Law Library will have special holiday hours for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.   Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24 both locations will close at noon.   Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25 both location will be closed all day.   The library will be open regular hours on Thursday, December 25.

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Our Annual Holiday Bookmas Tree is UP

By Valerie on December 16, 2019//Leave a comment

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we librarians like to decorate with our favorite things: BOOKS! That’s right, our Bookmas Tree is up and photo-ready.  So, stop in and check it out!   “What is a Bookmas Tree?” you ask. Why, it’s a tree made of books! The 9 foot tall tree…

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