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Free Lunchtime Speaker Program
November 30

Wednesday, November 30, noon to 1:00pm, The Strategic Use of Motions During and After Trial
1 Hour of free Participatory MCLE Credit
Presented by:
Hon. Stephen P. Freccero, Marin County Superior Court
Eugene G. Illovsky, Illovsky Law Office, Oakland
Stuart C. Plunkett, Baker Botts LLP, San Francisco

Recent MCLE

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, Noon to 1:00 pm, Your First DUI Case: From Intake to Jury Trial
1 Hour free Participatory MCLE Credit
Presented by Eloy I. Trujillo, Attorney
Eloy I. Trujillo, PC

DUI MCLE Program Agenda PDF
DUI MCLE Program Materials PDF

Wednesday, October 5, 2016, Noon to 1:00 pm, Finding Legislative History
1 Hour free Participatory MCLE Credit
Presented by Attorney Jan Raymond, Principal
Legislative History & Intent

Finding Legislative History MCLE Outline PDF
Finding Legislative History Handbook PDF
Identifying California Legislative Documents PDF

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, Noon to 1:15pm, U.S. Supreme Court 2016 Term Preview
1.25 Hours of free Participatory MCLE Credit
Presented by Anna-Rose Mathieson
Partner, California Appellate Law Group, and former clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

October 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 October:

Inadmissibility & Deportability, 4th ed.

Written by ILRC Staff Attorneys

$155, Paperback, 2016


Essentials of Asylum Law, 3rd ed.

Written by ILRC Staff Attorneys

$170, Paperback, 2015



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.

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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New LibGuide Alert! 
The SFLL Elections Guide

The Library has a new research guide to get you ready for the November 8, 2016 General Election!  The SFLL Elections Guide contains information about local, state, and federal elections, important dates and deadlines, and much more.  We will update the guide regularly, so be sure to check back in and also take a look at our other research guides.

Law Practice Management Collection Featured

The latest 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 Books of the Month

The Anxious Lawyer: An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice through Mindfulness and Meditation

By Jeena Cho and Karen Gifford

Is there another profession that could benefit more from meditation and mindfulness practices than the law? To meet this need, attorneys and mindfulness practitioners Jeena Cho (a former speaker in the Library’s Lunchtime Speakers Series) and Karen Gifford created The Anxious Lawyer: An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice through Mindfulness and Meditation. This book helps you begin your own meditation practice through an eight-week self-guided program that includes instruction on simple meditation techniques, exercises to give the reader practical experience, and tools to help guide your progress. 
The Anxious Lawyer also provides a general overview of the concepts and the science behind meditation and related practices. This straightforward introductory program aims to assist in stress or anxiety management, to increase focus and productivity, to help you let go of unwanted habits, and much more. Though written for lawyers, The Anxious Lawyer is a wonderful resource for anyone curious about meditation or mindfulness, or interested in managing stress. And a quiet library is a great place to get started!
The Anxious Lawyer is part of our comprehensive Law Practice Management Collection, recently featured on the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Legal by the Bay blog and also in a San Francisco Attorney article written by Reference Librarian Andrea Woods. Find this title and many others at the Library today!

Out and About: The LGBT Experience in the Legal Profession

Edited by Christine W. Young and John T. Hendricks
(Donated by John T. Hendricks)

The legal profession comprises a diverse range of practitioners, and Out and About: The LGBT Experience in the Legal Profession, edited by Christine W. Young and local attorney John T. Hendricks, shines a light on one such group: the LGBT members of the bar. This collection of personal essays addresses the experiences of LGBT attorneys, academics, and jurists, offering a different perspective on the legal profession and LGBT advocacy. Presented by the American Bar Association’s Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and the National LGBT Bar Association, this compilation of first person narrative accounts features a wide range of contributors, including old and new attorneys from around the country. In sharing these stories, this book hopes to educate as well as become a resource for the LGBT community on how to deal with similar situations at home and in the workplace. Written and edited before the Supreme Court ruled on the legality of same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hedges, this anthology serves as a snapshot not just of individual lives, but also of a pivotal moment in LGBT civil rights history. Look for this book, part of our Law Practice Management Collection, at the front desk today! 
Out and About was on the Library’s Wish List for our September Book Drive, a new monthly feature in which supporters can choose among an assortment of titles to donate to the Library. Please check our website for more Book Drives throughout the year. To donate, please contact sflawlibrary@sfgov.org or call (415) 554-1791. We appreciate your contribution!