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Special MCLE Event!
Presented by Jeff Adachi, San Francisco Public Defender
On Public Defense, Immigrant Rights, and Racial Justice

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Noon to 1:30pm
1.5 Hours free Participatory MCLE

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October Book Drive—Purchase a Book for the Library!

Books

Each month we will seek donors to purchase a new title for the Library. Here is the book Wish List for October:

 

Beyond Smart

 

Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence
Written by Ronda Muir $129.95, Paperback, 2017
ISBN: 978-1634259163


 

 

Woman Lawyer

 

Woman Lawyer: The Trials of Clara Foltz
Written by Barbara Babcock
$24.95, Paperback, 2017
ISBN: 978-0804786669

 

 

Thank you to Shannon Mauer of Duane Morris LLP for donating My Own Words, part of our September Book Drive.

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!

 

 

 

 

 

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Law Library Book of the Month:

American Justice on Trial: People v. Newton
By Lise Pearlman

Retired Judge Lise Pearlman’s American Justice on Trial: People v. Newton is the definitive book on the polarizing murder trial of Black Panther Party co-founder Huey Newton. One could not invent a better or more exciting film script than the cast of characters in this book—the attorneys, the jurors, Newton himself—all set amid the social movements of the 1960s.

Judge Pearlman revisits this riveting 1968 trial and the political upheavals of the time in light of the widely-publicized police shooting s of 2016. The book examines Newton’s murder trial in detail, delving into the Panthers’ roots, the trial, and its aftermath, including a behind-the-scenes look at jury deliberations, copies of the original courtroom drawings from the Bancroft Library collections, and extensive newspaper photos. Judge Pearlman’s thoughtful epilogue explores where Alameda County is today regarding policing issues, and how this reflects the Panther Party’s legacy, the lasting impact of the Newton trial, the struggles of civil rights advocates, and profound changes in recruiting and hiring practices in the Oakland Police Department. A phenomenal not-to-be-missed read!
 
The Library would like to thank the author for donating this title, as well as The Sky's the Limit: People v. Newton.