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March Update on Library Finances

By Kelly on March 23, 2015//Leave a comment

Last month, we described how the Law Library receives the vast majority of its funding from filing fees and that this had declined by over 30% from 2009 to 2014. During the current fiscal year, the revenue from filing fees has declined even further. Through January 2015, the Law Library has received $1,528,334. This projects…

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First Guest for Law and Comics 2015

By Kelly on March 16, 2015//Leave a comment

The Law Library is proud to announce its first guest for Law & Comics 2015: Stu Rees. This is Stu’s fifth appearance at Law & Comics. Stu is a local entertainment lawyer who represents mostly visual arts creators. Notably, Stu represents more than 100 cartoonists in their negotiations with major newspaper comic strip syndicates, and more…

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Catching Fugitives in San Diego

By Stephanie on March 16, 2015//Leave a comment

Thanks to a new partnership between the San Diego County Probation Department, the U.S. Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force Team and San Diego 6 news station we may be seeing more wanted felons getting arrested. San Diego 6 is now airing a regular segment called San Diego Fugitive of the Week. Profiles of wanted felons are…

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Just a Blog or Advertising?

By Kelly on March 16, 2015//Leave a comment

The California Bar’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (COPRAC) is proposing a bright line test to determine when blog posts by attorneys should be considered advertising. The Committee’s draft opinion interpreted Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 1-400.   It proposes that legal blogging by an attorney is subject to the requirements and restrictions relating…

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Judge Bans Smoking in Home

By Kelly on March 16, 2015//Leave a comment

A judge in Washington, DC, recently ruled that a man could not smoke in his home. The case involves a long-time occupant, Edwin Gray, of a row house and his new neighbors, the Coppingers, who moved in next door after their unit had been remodeled. The two units have a wall in common. Gray smokes…

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Free Federal Tax Class

By Kelly on March 09, 2015//Leave a comment

Do you have a dispute with the IRS? Did you receive an IRS audit? Come to our free 1 hour seminar, Federal Tax Controversies. The seminar will cover how to resolve tax disputes with the IRS. Topics include how to respond to IRS audits, IRS collection notices, IRS liens and garnishments, and much more. Date:…

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Celebrating Women’s History Month

By Kelly on March 09, 2015//Leave a comment

March is Women’s History Month. Come to our Downtown branch and visit our display of legal and historical materials related to women’s experiences.  Also, you can see a timeline of landmark legal decisions and achievements. Our display will run through Tuesday, March 31.   The national celebration of Women’s History Month began in 1982 after…

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Last Chance to see Lincoln

By Stephanie on February 23, 2015//Leave a comment

The nationally traveling exhibit Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War leaves San Diego on March 5th.  Come see it before it’s gone! Learn more about one of the most fascinating periods of American History.   Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, a traveling exhibition for libraries, was organized by the National Constitution Center…

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Clean Out Your Closet and Help Students

By Stephanie on February 18, 2015//Leave a comment

Crawford High School Academy of Law is a 3 year program at Crawford High focused on educating students about the law and careers in the legal field. The goal is to graduate students from high school and prepare them to attend college and potentially pursue a legal career. At Crawford, 97% of the students are…

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Abraham Lincoln and the Constitution – Free Lecture

By admin on February 03, 2015//Leave a comment

Join Prof. Bryan H. Wildenthal from Thomas Jefferson School of Law as he discusses Abraham Lincoln and the Constitution on Thursday, February 19th 12-1pm at our Downtown location. The American Civil War of 1861-65 was also a constitutional crisis. In 1860 the issue of slavery precipitated a national crisis framed largely in terms of constitutional…

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