Free Lunchtime Speaker Program
Wednesday, November 30, noon to 1:00pm, The Strategic Use of Motions During and After Trial
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, Noon to 1:00 pm, Your First DUI Case: From Intake to Jury Trial
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, Noon to 1:00 pm, Finding Legislative History
Tuesday, October 18, 2016, Noon to 1:15pm, U.S. Supreme Court 2016 Term Preview
October Book Drive—Purchase a Book for the Library!
Each month we will seek donors to purchase a new title for the Library. Here is the book Wish List for October:
Written by ILRC Staff Attorneys
$155, Paperback, 2016
Written by ILRC Staff Attorneys
$170, Paperback, 2015
Thank you to John Hendricks for donating Out and About: The LGBT Experience in the Legal Profession, one of the items on our September Book Drive Wish List.
Please take a look at our Book Drive page to see Wish List items from prior months. We are still wishing for these books!
To donate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 554-1791. We appreciate your contribution!
CEB Partner Program
Support the San Francisco Law Library when you place an order with CEB! Enter priority code 9666A at checkout. CEB will donate an account credit to the SFLL for 10% of the amount of your order. Qualifying purchases include CEB books, OnLaw access, and CEB's Specialization Courses in family law and estate planning. Thank you for your support!
Library Conference Rooms
Small Conference Room, seats 5–6
New LibGuide Alert!
The Library has a new research guide to get you ready for the November 8, 2016 General Election! The SFLL Elections Guide contains information about local, state, and federal elections, important dates and deadlines, and much more. We will update the guide regularly, so be sure to check back in and also take a look at our other research guides.
Law Practice Management Collection Featured
The latest issue of San Francisco Attorney magazine features an article about the Law Library's Law Practice Management Collection!
The article presents the SFLL's LPM resources on managing law firm finances and profitability. Authored by Reference Librarian Andrea Woods, this article first appeared on BASF's Legal by the Bay blog. Head to Legal by the Bay for posts on our LPM resources on opening a law firm, marketing and business development, and client relations—and stay tuned for future posts! Browse our LPM collection online or call a Reference Librarian at (415) 554-1797 for more information.
Law Library Books of the Month
The Anxious Lawyer: An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice through Mindfulness and Meditation
By Jeena Cho and Karen Gifford
Is there another profession that could benefit more from meditation and mindfulness practices than the law? To meet this need, attorneys and mindfulness practitioners Jeena Cho (a former speaker in the Library’s Lunchtime Speakers Series) and Karen Gifford created The Anxious Lawyer: An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice through Mindfulness and Meditation. This book helps you begin your own meditation practice through an eight-week self-guided program that includes instruction on simple meditation techniques, exercises to give the reader practical experience, and tools to help guide your progress.
Edited by Christine W. Young and John T. Hendricks
The legal profession comprises a diverse range of practitioners, and Out and About: The LGBT Experience in the Legal Profession, edited by Christine W. Young and local attorney John T. Hendricks, shines a light on one such group: the LGBT members of the bar. This collection of personal essays addresses the experiences of LGBT attorneys, academics, and jurists, offering a different perspective on the legal profession and LGBT advocacy. Presented by the American Bar Association’s Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and the National LGBT Bar Association, this compilation of first person narrative accounts features a wide range of contributors, including old and new attorneys from around the country. In sharing these stories, this book hopes to educate as well as become a resource for the LGBT community on how to deal with similar situations at home and in the workplace. Written and edited before the Supreme Court ruled on the legality of same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hedges, this anthology serves as a snapshot not just of individual lives, but also of a pivotal moment in LGBT civil rights history. Look for this book, part of our Law Practice Management Collection, at the front desk today!