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MCLE Programs Available

More than 90 self-study MCLE programs are available at the Library. Find the complete list here. If you need to complete the required subfield credits, try searching our catalog for MCLE ethics, MCLE substance, or MCLE bias to see what is currently available.


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Library Conference Rooms
Available for Rent

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


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San Francisco, CA 94103
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Saturday 10 am to 4 pm

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Law Library Book of the Month

Maximizing Damages in Small Personal Injury Cases

As the author points out in Maximizing Damages in Small Personal Injury Cases, many plaintiffs’ verdicts are below $50,000, and these cases are worth an attorney’s commitment and wise handling. The book is specifically written “to provide insight and direction as to how to maximize damages in the shortest period of time with the least amount of expense, wasted effort, and frustration.” Basics emphasized are communication and establishing credibility with the client, the defendant’s representative or insurer, and the defense attorney, including factors to consider in accepting or rejecting the many kinds of small personal injury cases (from automobile cases to unfair trade practices); preparation for trial; settlement negotiations; work and negotiations after the verdict; and the use of public relations to build a practice and standing in the legal community. Forms included on the accompanying CD include sample letters, complaints, motions, and checklists.

Look for it at the Law Library information desk!

Author Ellsworth T. Rundlett III



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