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What happened to Westlaw?

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

Due to our current budget crisis, as of 3/31/2015, the San Diego Law Library no longer offers the Westlaw or WestlawNext Databases. We continue to offer Lexis, CEB Onlaw, and HeinOnline.   In May 2015, our Lexis service will be upgraded to Lexis Advance for Patron Access. Several free Lexis Advance training classes are scheduled…

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What happened to Westlaw?

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

Due to our current budget crisis, as of 3/31/2015, the San Diego Law Library no longer offers the Westlaw or WestlawNext Databases. We continue to offer Lexis, CEB Onlaw, and HeinOnline.   In May 2015, our Lexis service will be upgraded to Lexis Advance for Patron Access. Several free Lexis Advance training classes are scheduled…

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April Update on Library Finances

By Kelly on April 20, 2015//Leave a comment

Previously, 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 February 2015, the Law Library has received $1,716,268. This projects…

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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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Law Library Finances

By Kelly on February 27, 2015//Leave a comment

One of the most frequently asked questions about the San Diego Law Library is what is the source of our funding?  Contrary to popular belief, we do not receive any tax dollars.  Instead, law libraries receive a portion of the filing fee paid for the first filing made in superior court.  The amount of the…

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