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Library News:

Recent Lunchtime Speaker Program:

Thursday, April 20, Noon to 1pm, Classroom v. Courtroom:
Law School Reform & Reform in the Courts
Presented by the Honorable Curtis E. A. Karnow
Judge of the San Francisco Superior Court
1 Hour free Participatory MCLE Credit


April 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 April:


CEB Construction Contracts

California Construction Contracts, Defects, and Litigation
Written by James Acret et al.
$188, Loose-leaf
ISBN: 978-0762618408


We are seeking a donor for Volume 1. Plus, don't forget about the CEB County Law Library Partner Program!

Witkin Cal Procedure.

California Procedure (Witkin Library)
5th ed.
Written by Bernard E. Witkin and members of the Witkin Legal Institute
$138, Hardbound


We are seeking a donor for Volumes 1 and 8.

Winning at Trial

Winning at Trial
1st ed.
Written by D. Shane Read
$95, Paperback
ISBN: 978-1601560018



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.

Thank you to James Michel for donating The Oxford Handbook of the U.S. Constitution, one of the items on our September Book Drive Wish List, and Consumer Class Actions.

Thank you to Taylor Poynter for donating Collaborative Law: Achieving Effective Resolution in Divorce without Litigation, one of the items on our November Book Drive Wish List.

Thank you to Jeena Cho and Karen Gifford for donating six copies of their book The Anxious Lawyer.

Thank you to Shannon Miller of Duane Morris LLP for donating Point Taken: How to Write Like the World's Best Judges, one of the items on our January Book Drive Wish List.

Thank you to Shannon K. Mauer of Duane Morris LLP for donating Music Copyright Manual, one of the items on our March Book Drive Wish List.

Thank you to Vincent O'Gara for contributing toward the purchase of Attorney's Handbook of Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting, one of the items on our February 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 sflawlibrary@sfgov.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
Available for Rent

Small Conference Room, seats 5–6
Large Conference Room, seats 12–14
Seminar Room for large meetings & events
See our Conference Room link for more information, photos of the rooms, the fee schedule, and rental form.



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Law Practice Management Collection Subject Guide

Much of our Law Practice Management Collection consists of slender little books, which can make it challenging to find coverage of a particular topic. Luckily, we’ve created a Subject Guide to the collection to help you find what you need! The Subject Guide breaks down the collection into 13 different topics, so you can choose a subject and see a list of books that discuss it. Plus, take a look at our other research guides.

Law Practice Management Collection Featured

The September issue of San Francisco Attorney magazine features an article about the Law Library's Law Practice Management Collection

San Francisco Attorney Magazine

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 Book of the Month:

Attorney's Handbook of Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting

By D. Edward Martin, MBA, CPA, CFE

While attorneys seem to use nothing but words, words, words, sometimes even they need to use numbers too. Luckily the Law Library has the Attorney’s Handbook of Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting by D. Edward Martin, a desktop reference dealing with fundamental and straightforward financial issues. True to its name, the Attorney’s Handbook helps attorneys gain a basic familiarity with major accounting, auditing, and financial reporting topics. In clear, plain language, the Handbook offers a selection of up-to-date business subjects of interest to attorneys, and also explains the various services and specialized support accountants provide for the legal profession. The text features chapters on accountants’ legal liability, reporting for not-for-profit organizations, and Securities and Exchange regulations, as well as practical examples, including sample letters, forms, and financial statements. Look for this great resource at the Library today!
The Attorney’s Handbook was part of our February 2017 Book Drive, and Vincent O’Gara generously contributed towards the purchase of this book, which we had to stop updating in 2015. Please check our website for more Book Drives throughout the year. To donate, please contact sflawlibrary@sfgov.org or call (415) 554-1791.