Time is ticking away for completing your MCLE hours. The Law Library is hosting four classes this week, January 16 to 19, help you meet those requirements. At our Downtown location, we have  classes on dividing frozen embryos and homeowner association laws. Our Vista location is hosting classes on Westlaw and the basics of temporary restraining orders. Each 1 hour class is $25, but library members can save $5 per class. Check out our upcoming classes for class details and registration information. Sign up today!

  • January 16 Downtown – Dividing Frozen Embryos – It is estimated that there are 600,000 to 1,000,000 frozen embryos in storage in the USA. Genetic material is still quasi-property for purposes of ownership, control, and transfer. What happens if parties disagree about the disposition of unused embryos? Come learn about this rapidly developing area of law.
  • January 17 Vista – Introduction to Westlaw – Discover tips on how to take advantage of our recently expanded Westlaw database. The class covers using the multi-functional search box to find a document and to research an issue, using the new results display and sorting and filtering your search results, and verifying your research using KeyCite.
  • January 18 Vista – Basics of Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, and Civil Harassment Temporary Restraining Orders – This presentation will describe the law and procedures for filing TROs in San Diego County.
  • January 19 Downtown – Trends in Homeowner Association (HOA) Law – Learn about trends and recent updates in HOA laws in San Diego. If you practice real estate law or simply live in an HOA, this is a great class to learn about HOA functions, rights, and responsibilities. Bring your questions!

California attorneys who wish to maintain their eligibility to practice law have to complete 25 hours of approved MCLE credits every three years.  The deadline for attorneys whose last names start with a letter from H through M to complete those 25 hours is February 1, 2018. At least 12.5 hours have to be participatory and the remaining half can be self-study.