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The Law Library will be
Thursday November 23
Friday November 24 &
Saturday November 25
for Thanksgiving.

Free MCLE December 13

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, Noon to 1:00pm, Introduction to Westlaw
Presented by Amy Dhall, Esq.
Government Account Manager, Thomson Reuters
1 Hour free Participatory MCLE Credit  – This is a repeat of the July 12, 2017 Program. Visit the Library Speaker Page for more information.

Special MCLE Event
Presented by Jeff Adachi, San Francisco Public Defender
On Public Defense, Immigrant Rights, and Racial Justice

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Noon to 1:30pm
1.5 Hours free Participatory MCLE

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November 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 November:

The Full Weight of the LawThe Full Weight of the Law: How Legal Professionals Can Recognize and Rebound from Depression
Written by Jeff Fortgang and Shawn Healy
$59.95, Paperback, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-63425-970-5



Trial Objections


Trial Objections
Written by R. Rogge Dunn
$278, Paperback, 2017 (Revision 22)

We would welcome a partial contribution toward the purchase of this book!

Thank you to Shannon Mauer of Duane Morris LLP for donating My Own Words and Woman Lawyer: The Trials of Clara Foltz, part of our September and October Book Drives.

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!






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Law Library Book of the Month:

Managing Environmental Risk: Real Estate and Business Transactions
By Jennifer L. Machlin and Tomme R. Young
Reviewed by Courtney Nguyen

Recent events have shown that environmental risks should not be ignored when entering into a real estate or business transaction. To help attorneys and other real estate professionals to identify and address environmental liability risks, the library has Managing Environmental Risk: Real Estate and Business Transactions by environmental law specialists Jennifer L. Machlin and Tomme R. Young. Intended for both specialists and nonspecialists, this wide-ranging softbound book concisely explains environmental liability risks and also serves as a more practical problem-solving tool for attorneys. Machlin and Young offer a summary of the most important features of all the major federal statutes related to environmental regulation (Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, etc.), which often serve as models for state statutes. The authors also discuss general federal standards which highlight the most common types of environmental liabilities that could be triggered by certain transactions.
In addition to discussing statutory and common law sources of liability, Managing Environmental Risk also takes into consideration the concerns of the various parties involved, making this book accessible to more than just attorneys. Alongside reference materials, practitioners will also find checklists and drafting suggestions for transactional planning, as well as sample provisions for drafting documents. This title is also available in its entirety through our Westlaw database. Find this and many more environmental law titles at the Library today!
The library would like to thank the author, Jennifer Machlin, for generously donating this title.