Home

Homepage content
 
 

 

Library News:

The Law Library will be
CLOSED
Tuesday, July 4th
in observance of Independence Day

Free MCLE Programs June 28
July 12 & 13
August 2

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, Noon to 1:00pm, Substance Abuse in the Legal Community
Presented by Amy Dhall, Esq.
Government Account Manager, Thomson Reuters
1 Hour free Participatory MCLE Credit in Competence

Wednesday, July 12, 2017, Noon to 1:00pm, Introduction to Westlaw
Presented by Amy Dhall, Esq.
Government Account Manager, Thomson Reuters
1 Hour free Participatory MCLE Credit

Thursday, July 13, 2017, Noon to 1:00pm, Lexis Advance Training Part 1: Drinking from a Fire Hydrant: Basic Legal Research in the Age of Technology
Presented by Rebecca Cattich, Esq., Solutions Consultant, LexisNexis
1 Hour of free Participatory MCLE Credit

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, Noon to 1:00pm, Lexis Advance Training Part 2: Drinking from a Fire Hydrant: Basic Legal Research in the Age of Technology
Presented by Rebecca Cattich, Esq., Solutions Consultant, LexisNexis
1 Hour of free Participatory MCLE Credit

Special Event at the Law Library

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, Noon to 1:00pm
Senior United States District Court Judge Thelton Henderson

Judge Henderson spoke about his career, serving justice and community with Richard B. Kuhns, author of Breaking New Ground, his recent biography about Judge Henderson’s life and remarkable legal career.

Visit Our New Blog:

Visit our new "sflawlibraryblog." Our blog will highlight library news, resources, and events. Also, find us on Facebook and Twitter.
 

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
 

June Book Drive—Purchase a Book for the Library!

Books

Each month we will seek donors to purchase a new title for the Library. Here is the book Wish List for June:

 

Electronic Evidence for Family Law Attorneys.JPG

Electronic Evidence for Family Law Attorneys
Written by Timothy J Conlon and Aaron Hughes
$79.95, Paperback, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-63425-567-7

 

 

 

Trust Accounting in One Hour for Lawyers


Trust Accounting in One Hour for Lawyers
Written by Sheila M Blackford
$44.95, Paperback, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-63425-739-8

 

 

The New Handshake Online Dispute Resolution and the Future of Consumer Protection.JPG
The New Handshake: Online Dispute Resolution and the Future of Consumer Protection
Written by Amy Schmitz and
Colin Rule
$59.95, Paperback, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-63425-767-1

 

Thank you to Shannon K. Mauer of Duane Morris LLP for donating The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet and The Music Copyright Manual, from our recent Book Drive Wish Lists.

Thank you to James Michel for donating Fair Debt Collection, part of the May Book Drive.

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.

 

 

Make a Donation to the Law Library!

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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

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:

How to Succeed as a Trial Lawyer
By Stewart Edelstein

How to Succeed as a Trial Lawyer includes everything you need to know that you didn’t learn in law school. It does not purport to be an academic treatment of the subject, but rather it provides practical pointers on everything from dealing with clients and adversaries to managing ethical dilemmas to marketing one’s practice. It is filled with practical and informational advice about litigation practice from pretrial practice to discovery, mediation and arbitration, and trials and appeals.

This useful book also includes tables of rules and a detailed index for quick references to find what you need. Each chapter concludes with a helpful checklist summarizing the major points of that chapter.

This text is a welcome addition to any litigator’s library, either to read cover to cover, or to use as a reference on a particular litigation task. It is an essentially practical, enjoyable, and useful volume.

How to Succeed as a Trial Lawyer is part of the Library’s Law Practice Management Collection