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Lexis Advance Now at the Law Library

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

On May 1, 2015 the Law Library went live with the new Lexis Advance platform for library patron access. Check out this next-generation research service at your nearest library branch location. This database allows users to search in a single search box and enter plain English search terms.   In particular, it is easy to…

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Law Library Receives Outstanding Service Award

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

The San Diego Law Library was honored with an Outstanding Service Award at the Legal Aid Society of San Diego’s Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, May 1, 2015. The award was given in recognition of the tremendous contribution to San Diego County legal services through our partnership with the Civil Appellate Self-Help Workshop. Also singled…

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Dozens Helped at Law Day Clinic in Vista

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

Our Vista location held its annual Law Day free legal clinic on May 7, in partnership with the North County Bar Association.  It was a tremendous success. Over twenty attorneys volunteered their time.  They provided free legal advice to over sixty individuals from fifteen communities in three counties. We are happy and honored to be…

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Free Lexis Advance Training Classes

By Kelly on May 04, 2015//Leave a comment

Lexis is now providing access to their Lexis Advance research system. We are offering FREE classes to help get you up and running with the new system. The class is offered at twice at our Downtown branch and once at our Vista branch.   Learn about our new Lexis Advance database with Lexis representative Dana…

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Book of the Month: Truth in Lending

By Kelly on May 01, 2015//Leave a comment

While the library is suffering through a dramatic reduction in funding, it still receives new books on occasion. We recently acquired the new edition of Truth in Lending, published by National Consumer Law Center. The two-volume treatise examines in detail the Truth In Lending Act. The work contains in-depth treatment of Regulation Z, the regulation…

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Support SB 711: Step-by-Step

By Gina on April 29, 2015//Leave a comment

Follow this simple step-by-step guide to write your legislators and support SB711.     Step One – Find Your Local Representatives Go to http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/ Enter your address RESULT: You will receive links to your local legislators web sites. Select the first link   Step Two – Contact Your Representatives  Go to the website and look for the “Contact”…

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San Diego Law Library Celebrates Law Week

By Cheryl on April 23, 2015//Leave a comment

The San Diego Law Library is joining California County Law Libraries throughout the state in celebrating Law Week, April 27-May 1. In honor of Law Week we are hosting a series of events designed to increase access to justice. The free events are being presented in partnership with our local bar associations.   Law Week…

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Get Ready for Water Law MCLE

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

Join us for a 1 hour MCLE overview of water law. The class is divided into four areas: water rights, water quality, navigable waters, and water service. Water rights covers the history of California water law. Water quality looks at regulating of water pollution. Navigable waters covers the regulation of wetlands, dredging, and surface use…

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Weekly Consumer Legal Clinic in North County

By Kelly on April 06, 2015//Leave a comment

Did you know that the popular Consumer Law Clinic in South Bay has a North County counterpart?  We are proud to host the legal clinic provided by Legal Aid Society of San Diego at our Vista branch. The clinic is focused on assisting low-income people who are being sued by debt collectors. They are held…

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One Week Until Tax Collection and the Innocent Spouse MCLE

By Kelly on April 06, 2015//Leave a comment

Join us for a one-hour MCLE to learn how to avoid problems with the IRS when there is an innocent spouse involved. Our speaker, Alexandra Eaker Pérez, has successfully represented individuals, corporations, officers, directors, shareholders, and partners before the Internal Revenue Service, Franchise Tax Board, Employment Development Department, and the State Board of Equalization. For…

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