Free Guide on California Family Law
To enhance the law library user experience, we are creating Libguides on popular legal topics. Libguide is a free online content management system that allows us to share information with you online. You may conveniently access Libguides from the comfort of your home or office. The first Libguide we would like to share with
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Law Made Public: our promise & our mission
(6 days ago) Welcome to the Law Library’s web page — everyone’s gateway to the law in San Diego County! California’s county law libraries have been providing the public with free access to legal resources since 1891. There are 58 county law libraries. Like them, we are funded by collecting a portion of the fees paid to
New Program: Writers and the Law
(3 days ago) In partnership with Warwick’s Bookstore, the “Writers and the Law” series explores complex legal issues through engaging, thought-provoking programming. Featuring a diverse array of fiction and nonfiction authors, these events bring members of the San Diego community and leading writers together to explore how the law impacts our everyday life. From the intrigue of legal
Free and Low Cost MCLE Online
(7 days ago) Above the Law – this legal news website charges for most of their CLE offerings but has a free self- study class each quarter of the year that is approved for credit in California. Appellate Defenders, Inc. of San Diego – ADI is a nonprofit law firm involved in the appointed counsel program for the Fourth District Court of Appeal in
Support & Advocate for YOUR Law Library
(5 days ago) County Law Libraries are inclusive institutions created equally for everyone in the community. Everyone is welcome at the Law Library. While we do serve the legal community, the majority of the people we see at the law library are self-represented litigants. The California Judicial Council has reported that 75% of civil cases nationally, and
Community Law Project-California Western School of Law
(Just Now) Community Law Project clinics have moved to providing services by telephone and online meetings. All of their in-person clinics are currently suspended due to the COVID-19 crisis. **Spanish translation is always available.** The Community Law Project (CLP) provides free legal information in a variety of practice areas to low income and indigent communities throughout
(7 days ago) Visit the San Diego Law Library Foundation to see how you can contribute to Law Made Public and keep our Access to Justice Resources free to the public. COVID-19 SPECIAL INFORMATION. In addition to the benefits described below, Benefit holders get the following benefits thru 12/31/21.
Sip and Spit. It's the Law!
(8 days ago) The law allows “qualified students” at a “qualified academic institution” to taste alcohol if it is part of the curriculum for a beer brewing or winemaking class. Budding winemakers and brew masters are now able to progress forward with their education without restrictions due to their age. Read the full text of the law here.
Celebrating Law Day all Month!
(7 days ago) Law Day was Sunday, May 1st, but the celebration continues! Every year the American Bar Association (ABA) designates May 1st as Law Day, a day to celebrate the rule of law in our society and to cultivate a deeper understanding of the legal profession.This year’s Law Day theme is “Advancing the Rule of Law Now.” The rule of law is the bedrock of American rights and liberties—in times of
Public Notice-Unclaimed Funds
(9 days ago) This is a public notice that the San Diego County Public Law Library (“Library”) is in possession of certain refundable monies, in the total amount of $37,866. The Library has identified 740 potential claimants for these monies. A specific list of unclaimed monies and individual names of potential claimants is available as a linked document
(Just Now) The law library will be closed on Monday, October 11th in observance of the San Diego Superior Court holiday Columbus/ Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The law library’s downtown location, remote reference, and statewide chat services will resume on Tuesday, October 12th. You can access many of our online resources while the Library is closed.
Law Library Wins 2021 AALL Excellence in Community
(6 days ago) We are honored to receive the American Association of Law Libraries‘ Excellence in Community Engagement Award for 2021 for the content we created to inform the San Diego community about legal issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. When the law library closed over fourteen months ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we knew that we
New Law for CA Commercial and Industrial Common Interest
(3 days ago) New year, new law for California commercial and industrial common interest developments (CIDs). CIDs used to be governed by the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act, just like residential condominiums and planned developments. But since January 1, 2014, nonresidential CIDs look to an entirely new set of statutes. The Commercial and Industrial Common Interest Development
(7 days ago) Economic Impact Payments under the CARES Act. On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law. Among other things, this Act provides $1,200 tax rebates to individuals, with additional $500 payments per qualifying child (phasing out when incomes exceed $75,000, or $150,000 for joint filers
Law Library Foundation Welcomes Eric Ganci and Natalie
(7 days ago) The Law Library is excited to welcome two new members to the San Diego Law Library Foundation!! We are continuously grateful for the support of the San Diego Law Library Foundation, which is organized as a charitable trust affiliated with the San Diego Law Library.The sole mission of the Foundation is to aid us in our efforts to provide access to justice through our many resources and …
2021 Witkin Awards Archives
(4 days ago) Johanna Schiavoni is a certified specialist in appellate law and served as lead counsel in more than 100 appellate matters. She regularly handles cases in state and federal appellate courts, representing clients in complex civil appeals and writs, serving as amicus curiae counsel, and handling court-appointed criminal appeals on behalf of
Vision / Mission
(3 days ago) The San Diego Law Library will become everyone’s first choice for finding legal solutions, pursuing access to justice, using advanced technology, and learning how the law works for them. Mission. LAW MADE PUBLIC. The Law Library is dedicated to bringing law to the people: We welcome all people to help them find the law.
Johanna Schiavoni 2021 Witkin Award Excellence in the
(4 days ago) Johanna Schiavoni is a certified specialist in appellate law and served as lead counsel in more than 100 appellate matters. She regularly handles cases in state and federal appellate courts, representing clients in complex civil appeals and writs, serving as amicus curiae counsel, and handling court-appointed criminal appeals on behalf of indigent clients. She has
Justice Truc T. Do 2021 Witkin Award Excellence in the
(6 days ago) Before appointment to the Court of Appeal, Justice Do served as a judge of the San Diego Superior Court where she presided over criminal and family law courts. Justice Do was born in Pleiku, Vietnam and came to the United States as a war refugee at the age of 3 …
2021 Witkin Awards Reception THIS THURSDAY
(6 days ago) The Witkin Awards are presented annually to honor civic leadership and excellence in legal-related fields of the practice of the law, community changemaker, adjudication of the law, legal education, and public service. This year’s recipients are: Excellence in the Adjudication of the Law: Justice Truc T. Do
FREE Clean Water Law MCLE Fri. Feb. 26
(8 days ago) In law school, Patrick worked on several Clean Water Act cases with Waterkeepers Chesapeake, another member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, through the school’s award-winning Environmental Law Clinic. This webinar is part of our series of continuing legal education (CLE) classes. Since the law library’s physical locations closed in March due