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Library News:

The Law Library will be
Saturday, February 18–Monday, February 20
in observance of Presidents' Day

Recent MCLE Programs:

Wednesday, February 8, Noon to 1pm, American Justice on Trial: Famous Trials of the 20th Century and the Developing Recognition, Identification and Prevention of Bias

Presented by Judge Lise Pearlman (Ret.)
1 hour of free participatory MCLE Credit in Elimination of Bias
Materials provided at the program

Thursday, February 9, Noon to 1:30pm
Moskovitz on Writing Winning Appeals and Writs

CEB LogoCo-sponsored with CEB
Presented by Myron Moskovitz

PDF iconFeb 9 Appeals MCLE Materials
Also available via WebEx live stream by CEB

February 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 February:


Attorney's Handbook of AccountingAttorney's Handbook of Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting
4th ed.
Written by
D. Edward Martin
$303 (50% off retail price with generous, one-time offer from Lexis), Loose-leaf
ISBN: 978-0820510323


Winning at Deposition
1st ed.
Written by D. Shane Read
$69.95, Paperback

ISBN: 978-0985027179



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 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.

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:

Federal Intellectual Property Codes Plus (2016-2017)

By Paul Fulbright et. Al.

Practitioners who are familiar with California Practice, Civil Pretrial will quickly recognize O'Connor's comprehensive-yet elegant style in this compact Intellectual Property resource. Federal IP Codes Plus is a first stop for general and IP practitioners researching the Trademark Act, Copyright Act, Patent Act, Uniform Trade Secrets Act, and Regulations of the USPTO and Copyright Office. The codes are annotated with related case summaries and extensive citations to major intellectual property treatises, including McCarthy on Trademarks and Unfair Competition and Nimmer on Copyright (available for further research at the San Francisco Law Library). Use the quick tabs or the extensive index to find sections—frequently broken down into annotated subsections for even quicker pinpoint referencing. Enhanced intuitive features include flag symbols that alert readers to changes, a primer on the American Invents Act, and other miscellaneous laws relating to Federal Intellectual Property. Save time by making O’Connor’s your first stop when researching Federal Intellectual Property.