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Consumer Clinics Now in Chula Vista & Vista

By Deb on March 27, 2013//Leave a comment

Legal Aid Society of San Diego has recently expanded their popular Consumer Clinics to our Vista location. They have been holding clinics in our Chula Vista location since 2012. These clinics help consumers being sued by third party debt collectors. Assistance is FREE to low income individuals. To see whether you qualify, and to book…

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Books are Moving at our Vista Branch

By Isabel on March 22, 2013//Leave a comment

The collection at our Vista branch is being reorganized.  We will be arranging all of the materials according to the Library of Congress call numbers which you see on the spine labels of the books and in our online catalog. The goal is to make it easier for everyone to find a title on the…

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Legal Reference Question of the Week

By Benita on March 22, 2013//Leave a comment

Q: Where do I find the law that states the courts are required to report traffic violations to the DMV?   Another very interesting patron question.  The court’s reporting requirements are set out in Vehicle Code section 1803. We were able to find the relevant code section in the Nolo Press book: Fight Your Ticket…

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Free Tax Return Assistance

By Deb on March 21, 2013//Leave a comment

Tax time is upon us, and California Indian Legal Services is offering tax preparation assistance for low income individuals through April 8, 2013.  Low income workers and their family could be eligible for up to  $5,891 from the Earned Income Tax Credit.  For information call 1 (800) 829-0284 ext 307. Self help online tax assistance…

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Quick Tip Classes – April

By Amanda on March 21, 2013//Leave a comment

Need a quick tip or two on how to use some of our most used legal databases?  Join us every Thursday as we provide a couple of helpful tips navigating legal databases.   Location: Downtown Location Time: 9:30 am – 9:45 am Cost: FREE   April Thursdays: 4th – CEB Onlaw 11th –  WestlawNext 18th –…

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Copyright Warnings

By Victor on March 20, 2013//Leave a comment

Internet service providers will begin issuing warnings to their users who are swapping copyrighted files online.   The ISPs that will be implementing the new program, called the Copyright Alert System, are Verizon, AT&T, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, and Cablevision.  First time offenders will receive a warning and repeat offenders will receive a slowed data connection…

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Legal Reference Question of the Week

By Benita on March 14, 2013//Leave a comment

Q: How do I obtain discovery of bank statements and what is the cut off date for discovery?     The patron was conducting discovery for a divorce case and was looking for a template that he could follow, we found the exact information he was looking for in CEB’s Family Law Financial Discovery (KFC126 .F36 at all locations). Chapter…

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Get out the vote, San Diego District 4!

By Kim on March 14, 2013//Leave a comment

There is a Special Election on March 26 for the District 4 City of San Diego Council seat.  As of this writing there are nine contenders.  Learn about them at the Registrar of Voter’s website.   Note sure which district you’re in?  Enter your zip code in this district finder!

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Landlord Tenant Law Changes for 2013

By Kelly on March 14, 2013//Leave a comment

The California Legislature made important changes to California landlord tenant laws for 2013.   Landlords are now prohibited from requiring tenants to have animals declawed or devocalized or from denying occupancy to tenants who refuse to have their animals declawed or devocalized.   Landlords must accept at least one form of payment that is not…

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Free Legal Clinics

By Benita on March 11, 2013//Leave a comment

About Program:   In celebration of Law Week, we are partnering with the San Diego County Bar Association, the North County Bar Association, and the Foothills Bar Association to provide a free legal clinic at our Downtown San Diego, El Cajon and Vista locations.   Attorneys in different practice areas will be available for free 15-minute…

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