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Judge Karnow Delivers Program on Classroom v. Courtroom:
Curtis Karnow, a judge on the Superior Court of San Francisco, on the occasion of his new book, Litigation in Practice, recently discussed reforms in law school classrooms and law journals— reforms needed to help lawyers, and the courts, better do their work. The discussion was part of the law library’s lunchtime seminar program and was eligible for one hour of free MCLE. We have Judge Karnow's new book available for checkout.
April 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 April:
California Construction Contracts, Defects, and Litigation
We are seeking a donor for Volume 1. Plus, don't forget about the CEB County Law Library Partner Program!
California Procedure (Witkin Library)
We are seeking a donor for Volumes 1 and 8.
Winning at Trial
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 Shannon Miller of 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.
Thank you to Shannon K. Mauer of Duane Morris LLP for donating Music Copyright Manual, one of the items on our March Book Drive Wish List.
Thank you to Vincent O'Gara for contributing toward the purchase of Attorney's Handbook of Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting, one of the items on our February 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 554-1791. We appreciate your contribution!
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!
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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!
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:
Attorney's Handbook of Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting
By D. Edward Martin, MBA, CPA, CFE
While attorneys seem to use nothing but words, words, words, sometimes even they need to use numbers too. Luckily the Law Library has the Attorney’s Handbook of Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting by D. Edward Martin, a desktop reference dealing with fundamental and straightforward financial issues. True to its name, the Attorney’s Handbook helps attorneys gain a basic familiarity with major accounting, auditing, and financial reporting topics. In clear, plain language, the Handbook offers a selection of up-to-date business subjects of interest to attorneys, and also explains the various services and specialized support accountants provide for the legal profession. The text features chapters on accountants’ legal liability, reporting for not-for-profit organizations, and Securities and Exchange regulations, as well as practical examples, including sample letters, forms, and financial statements. Look for this great resource at the Library today!