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Free Lunchtime Speaker Programs
September 28
October 5, 12 & 18

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

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, Noon to 1:00, Getting Started with Legal Self-Help Resources
Presented by, Eric Y. Yap, Reference librarian

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


September 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 September:

Oxford Handbook of the U.S. ConstitutionThe Oxford Handbook of the U.S. Constitution

Edited by Mark Tushnet, Mark A. Graber, and Sanford Levinson

$125, Hardcover, 2015

ISBN: 9780190245757


Locked DownLocked Down: Practical Information Security for Lawyers, 2nd ed.

By David G Ries, John Simek, and Sharon D Nelson

$79.95, Paperback, 2016

ISBN: 9781634254144


Out and AboutOut and About: The LGBT Experience in the Legal Profession

Donated by John Hendricks

By Christine W Young and John T Hendricks

$49.95, Paperback, 2015

ISBN: 9781634251280


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!


Please Help the Law Library:
Make a Donation

The San Francisco Law Library needs your help! The free legal resources we provide are funded by civil court filing fees, but filing fee revenue has declined by more than 40% over the last five years. As the only public law library in San Francisco, this extended funding crisis threatens our ability to fulfill our mission of providing legal research materials to the legal and greater community since our founding in 1870. Read our new donor guide on our website to learn more about this crisis, the threat it poses, and to see the many ways you can help the Law Library.


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 Book of the Month

 Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook

By Ira J. Kurzban

Ira Kurzban recognized that U.S. immigration law practitioners were fortunate in the variety of outstanding treatises and in-depth reference materials available to them. However, he found that these same resources were not particularly useful for retrieving quick citations, acronyms, or case references. Kurzban thus created the Immigration Law Sourcebook, not to compete with or substitute for any of the existing treatises, but to be used as an efficient supplemental tool for pinpointing significant cases and references on a particular topic, or as a basis for further research on a particular issue.

Designed to be used as a quick reference guide for students and practitioners, the Sourcebook contains multiple finding aids including tables of cases, statutes, and other authorities; extensive and thorough keyword indices; and detailed tables of contents at the beginning of each chapter. The book represents Kurzban’s 30-plus years of immigration law research and experience and has been deliberately edited as a single volume in order to make the user’s research more convenient.

This new fifteenth edition has incorporated all available regulatory and U.S. Supreme Court citations through May 22, 2016, and other federal case citations through April 2016. Updates include:

  • A new section on ethical issues unique to immigration attorneys;
  • Citations to the Administrative Appeals Office Practice Manual and new USCIS policy memoranda;
  • Discussion of the new Visa Bulletin format to determine when an adjustment of status application can be filed;
  • Reference to statutory changes to the Visa Waiver Program;
  • Information about expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA); and,
  • Citations to the new memo on the Child Status Protection Act regarding the meaning of "sought to acquire."

Now available at the Law Library for in-library use. Ask a Librarian at the Reference Desk!


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