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Library News:  

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
The San Francisco Law Library Will be closed
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2015
Saturday, November 28, 2015


Free Lunchtime Programs
December and January 21

Motions Practice Before The Ninth Circuit: An Insider’s Guide 
Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 12pm–1pm
Presented by Susan Gelmis, Supervising Staff Attorney
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
An application requesting MCLE credit for this activity is pending for approval by the State Bar of California. 

Upping Our Game: Mindfulness and Meaning in Mediation 
Thursday, January 21, 12-1:30pm
Presented by Barbara Bryant, Esq. 

  New Titles Added to Law Practice Management Collection

Explore the latest additions to our Law Practice Management collection! We just added sixteen titles that cover marketing, client relations, alternative billing, and much more. Plus, check out the brand new edition of the LPM classic Flying Solo: A Survival Guide for the Solo and Small Firm LawyerOur LPM finding tools enable you to browse our LPM collection by subject, title, or by type of form.


 Borrowing Rules

Do you have questions about the Library’s borrowing privileges? If so, then check out our Borrowing Rules brochure.


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.


The Library's New Location

1145 Market Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Information/Circulation: 554-1772
Reference: 554-1797
Reference email: 

Monday - Thursday 8:30 am to 6 pm
Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm
Saturday 10 am to 4 pm 

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Law Library Book of the Month

U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Handbook 

By Daniel Levy and Charles Roth

November is a great month to brush up on immigration law, and the Law Library’s U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Handbook, 2015-2016 Edition by Daniel Levy and updated by Charles Roth is the perfect place to start! With an in-depth examination of current naturalization requirements and procedures, the Handbook offers practitioners and researchers step-by-step guidance from the filing of the application through admission to citizenship. Here you can find discussion of the different routes to citizenship, court and administrative case citations, a basic naturalization model which can serve as a basis for a client’s application, and most USCIS forms along with tips on how to fill out and file them. This new edition adds discussion of same-sex marriage, recently enacted legislation, and coverage of developments in immigration law to help keep you up to date. Levy and Roth provide research references to relevant treatises, practice aids, and excerpts of applicable law, so use this title together with our other immigration law resources. The Handbook is also available in the library on our free online database WestlawNext.

Look for this excellent book next to the Law Library Information Desk today!


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