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Free Lunchtime MCLE Program June 29

How to Fight Debt Collectors in California State Court
Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 12pm–1:00pm
1 Hour free Participatory MCLE Credit

Presented by James Michel
San Francisco Consumer Protection and Debt Relief Lawyer

Click to download 6 29 16 Program Outline & Materials.pdf

Click to Download 6 29 16 Program Agenda.pdf


San Francisco Superior Court Master Calendar

Lately we've received a lot of questions about how to access the San Francisco Superior Court's Master Calendar. It was not always available on the Court's website, but luckily it is now! Follow the Case Calendar link from this page and solve the reCAPTCHA to gain access.


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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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Law Library Book of the Month

 Fragomen on Immigration Fundamentals: A Guide to Law and Practice

By Austin T. Fragomen, Jr., Careen Shannon, and Daniel Montalvo

Immigration law is shaped by constantly changing statutes, regulations, executive orders, and judicial decisions. Navigating this maze can be a challenge, even to an experienced practitioner.  Fortunately, Fragomen on Immigration Fundamentals is a handy resource that helps guide the way. 

Regardless of whether your client is a company sponsoring an immigrant for a job, an individual fleeing persecution in another country, or an investor exploring how to qualify for a visa, you will find valuable information in this comprehensive, single volume title. The treatise covers all major aspects of immigration practice, including immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, refugees and asylees, naturalization and citizenship, removal grounds and procedures, administrative and judicial review, and more. Practice Commentaries and highlighted “Notes”  found throughout the book provide practical tips that help the reader understand how immigration laws are interpreted and applied.

Published in November 2015, the Fifth Edition of Fragomen on Immigration Fundamentals is an excellent guide to current immigration law and practice. It is also periodically updated with supplements that alert the practitioner to significant changes in the field. Do check out this treatise if you have any immigration questions!

Look for our Book of the Month next to the Law Library Information Desk!


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