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San Diego County Law Library

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Phone:
619-531-3900
Location:
San Diego, California
San Diego County Law Library

Since 1891 the San Diego Law Library has provided free legal information to county residents. We are open to everyone in 4 convenient locations in Vista, El Cajon, Chula Vista, and downtown San Diego. We are a no-frills operation. There are 23 of us dedicated to serving our community. But we cannot do it alone. Through programs and outreach events, we partner with the bar associations, public libraries, schools, business groups, the courts and government agencies to provide access to the laws that can bring real justice to those seeking its help. You will find that we are a small but mighty force for the public good.


Courses

Writing effective motions can make or break your case. In this program, Randall Christison takes viewers through a number of examples and exercises illustrating common mistakes in writing and tips for persuading judges.
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With the rise of craft breweries opening at an average of two new breweries a week in California, so do the legal issues that encompass opening these breweries. Please join Candace L. Moon, Esq. of The Craft Beer Attorney as she covers “Legal Issues Faced By Craft...
Credits CA0.75
NY1.00
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This program will provide an introductory overview of the area of copyright protection in the United States, including topics such as establishing copyright, federal registration, fair use, and enforcement.
Credits CA1.00
NY1.00
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Focusing on California HOA law, this course provides a primer for lawyers and self-represented parties regarding basic homeowner association functions, rights, and responsibilities.
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Lawyers must often counsel clients on life insurance for buy-sell agreements, estate tax, and other matters. In this program, viewers will learn about several key issues of life insurance that agents probably won't tell you, including details about term insurance,...
Credits CA0.75
NY0.50
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Bias in the courtroom is a prevalent problem. Bias exists in all people. The ability to recognize your biases and the biases of your opponent can save or lose your case. This presentation introduces the four forms of courtroom biases plus expert witness bias. You learn...
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession)
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The law of fiduciary duties has been around for a very long time, and incorporates contract, property, and tort law. This program presents the basic outline of fiduciary law, and will help viewers understand its elements, where it fits in the overall architecture of the...
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This course provides an overview of the eviction process in California from start to finish, touching on common issues landlords face when filing an unlawful detainer case, and what to expect throughout the process,
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The State Bar of California's Rules Revision Commission has written a new set of professional rules. If and when approved by the Supreme Court, they will change the way you practice law. Here is a preview of some of more significant changes in the rules regarding such...
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Ethics)
NY1.00(Includes 1.00 Ethics and Professionalism)
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There are few things more disheartening than when you find out your client lied to you or the court. Using California’s ethics rules, this program will discuss various ways to avoid being put in that situation and what to do when it happens. The program also includes a...
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Ethics)
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21st century technology has shrunk the world. But a 19th century attorney regulation system still thinks that geography is destiny. With a focus on California, this program will teach viewers how to ethically conduct business across state lines and how to deal with the...
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Ethics)
NY1.00(Includes 1.00 Ethics and Professionalism)
TX1.00(Includes 1.00 Ethics)
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The law governing whistleblowing begins with a confused set of contradictory principles: notions of loyalty, obedience, autonomy, integrity, transparency and secrecy, and privacy all conflict with each other. This course will survey the principles underlying...
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This seminar introduces the legal professional to methods for interviewing a prospective document examiner, or other prospective expert witness.
Credits CA1.00
NY1.00
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Over time, the rigors of practicing law can impact a lawyer’s personal life and impact their professionalism. It is key for attorneys to identify behaviors affecting their practices and clients. This talk starts with a discussion on professional burnout affecting...
Credits CA0.75(Includes 0.75 Competence Issues)
NY1.00(Includes 1.00 Ethics and Professionalism)
TXNone
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When the attorney-client relationship goes bad, you have to know how to end it the right way. This program will examine the rules on withdrawal in California, including securing court permission, avoiding foreseeable prejudice, and fulfilling your duties on fees and...
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Ethics)
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In recent years, doctors are beginning to be held legally accountable for the opiate-related deaths of their patients. This program will look at what this trend means for lawyers, and will help lawyers optimize the medical records pertaining to these cases.
Credits CA1.00
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The 14th Amendment serves as the cornerstone of landmark civil rights legislation and the foundation for numerous federal court decisions protecting fundamental rights. In this program, you'll learn from legal experts on constitutional law, immigration, and civil rights...
Credits CA1.00
NY1.00
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Human trafficking is one of the biggest challenges in criminal law, international law, and human rights in the United States today. San Diego has risen as the national leader in combating the problem. This program covers the issue of trafficking and outlines the efforts...
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NY1.00
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This seminar introduces the legal professional to methods for interviewing a prospective document examiner, or other prospective expert witness. You will learn how to properly vet your prospective expert.
Credits CA1.00
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Stories of sex harassment have been a hot-button topic in the news as of late. But what constitutes sex harassment from a legal perspective, and how to we prevent this from happening? This course will address these issues and more.
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession)
NY1.00(Includes 1.00 Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias)
TXNone
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Over time, the rigors of practicing law can impact a lawyer’s personal life and impact their professionalism. It is key for attorneys to identify behaviors affecting their practices and clients. This talk starts with a discussion on professional burnout affecting...
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Competence Issues)
NY1.00(Includes 1.00 Ethics and Professionalism)
TX1.00(Includes 1.00 Ethics)
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As of 2002, CDC said 12% of women and their Infertility treatments and Assisted Reproductive Technology have made great strides in the recent past. But these advances have led to several legal issues in the U.S. Viewers of this program will get a primer about this...
Credits CA1.00
NY1.00
TX1.00
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Bias is a human trait that exists in all people. In the courtroom, the ability to recognize your biases and the biases of your opponent can win or lose your case. This program will teach you how to think differntly about your interpretation of evidence and combat...
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession)
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If you practice real estate lawn in California or simply live in an area governed by an HOA (Homeowners Association), this is a great class to learn about HOA functions, rights and responsibilities.
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This one-hour MCLE presentation uses real case studies to illustrate techniques that have been used to fraudulently acquire real estate by altering documents.
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Drawing on California's new and proposed ethics rules, this presentation will help attorneys understand proper billing so that they can avoid violating their ethical obligations to clients.
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Ethics)
NY1.00(Includes 1.00 Ethics and Professionalism)
TX1.00(Includes 1.00 Ethics)
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This program will explore the impact of substance abuse and mental health issues on the practice of law, including how the rules of professional conduct address these issues, and the common signs of substance abuse and mental health issues.
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Competence Issues)
NY1.00(Includes 1.00 Ethics and Professionalism)
TX1.00(Includes 1.00 Ethics)
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Land use law in the coastal zone raises unique issues. This class will provide a general overview of local coastal land development law in California.
Credits CA1.00
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Veterans sometimes want to upgrade their military discharge status for a variety of reasons. This program will cover the various discharge characterizations and their consequences, as well as policy changes and options for discharge upgrades.
Credits CA1.00
NY1.00
TX1.00
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With the rise of craft breweries opening at an average of two new breweries a week here in California, so do the legal issues that encompass opening these breweries. Join Candace L. Moon, Esq. of The Craft Beer Attorney as she covers the key issues involved in...
Credits CA1.00
NY1.00
TX1.00
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How are people wrongfully convicted? Why would someone plead guilty to a crime they did not commit? What are the common issues that cause wrongful convictions? The program will answer these questions through real life cases of wrongful convictions which were...
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Did you know that there is a new law California that allows diversion in some criminal cases if a defendant suffers from a mental disorder? This program will discuss how this new law works, and how it may play out in the court system.
Credits CA1.00
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This seminar will prepare you to intelligently advise clients regarding the first stages of a criminal case. Having a practical working knowledge of preliminary criminal procedure will provide an excellent framework for these discussions.
Credits CA1.00
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Bias in litigation is a prevalent problem. The ability to recognize your biases and the biases of your opponent can affect the outcome of your case. This program will help you overcome yours and make you a better litigator.
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession)
NYNone
TX1.00(Includes 1.00 Ethics)
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There are a number of ethical landmines to consider before making statements to the media. In this program, you'll learn about what you can do to communicate with the media in an effective and ethical manner.
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Ethics)
NY1.00(Includes 1.00 Ethics and Professionalism)
TX1.00(Includes 1.00 Ethics)
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