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NOTICE:
The Law Library will be
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Saturday, July 29

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Free MCLE Programs
July 25
August 2, 9 & 16
September 14

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, Noon to 1:00pm, California’s Maligned Environmental Law:
An Overview of the California Environmental Quality Act, Its Public Impression, and Its Ongoing Importance, with a Focus on Large-Scale (and Controversial) Projects
Presented by:
Tom Engels, PhD, Principal, Horizon Water & Environment
Rob Peterson, PhD, CEQA Project Manager, California Public Utilities Commission
Jonathan Koltz, Legal Counsel, California Public Utilities Commission
1 hour 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

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, Noon to 2:00pm, ERISA Fiduciary Responsibilities
Presented by Christine Kerley, J.D.
Benefit Advisor with the U.S. Department of Labor
2 Hours free Participatory MCLE Credit

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, Noon to 1:00pm, What to Expect From a Health Plan Investigation
Presented by Christine Kerley, J.D.
Benefit Advisor with the U.S. Department of Labor
1 Hour free Participatory MCLE Credit

Thursday, September 14, 2017, Noon to 1:00pm, Health Benefits Under COBRA
Presented by Christine Kerley, J.D.
Benefit Advisor with the U.S. Department of Labor
1 Hour free Participatory MCLE Credit

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Law Library Book of the Month:

Marijuana Law in a Nutshell
By Mark Osbeck and Howard Bromberg

This book, part of the Nutshell series from West Academic Publishing, is a succinct overview of Marijuana law, both current and historical. The volume discusses in surprising detail the legal history and public policy issues relevant to marijuana law.

This little book provides comprehensive coverage of the evolution of Federal laws governing marijuana along with a synopsis of international, state, and local laws dealing with marijuana litigation. A discussion of the practical issues associated with the current trend of marijuana legalization includes an overview of banking law problems, employment issues, taxation, and impaired driving controversies. Arguments for and against medical and recreational legalization are provided, along with a chapter on how foreign laws approach this subject. This compact title contains an outstanding, in-depth index that either a student or attorney can turn to for reliable guidance.

We highly recommend Marijuana Law in a Nutshell to anyone wanting to learn more about this exciting new emerging law topic.

July 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 July:

 

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Elbridge Thomas Gerry: An Exceptional Life in Gilded Gotham
Written by Shelley L. Dowling
U.S. Supreme Court Law Librarian, Ret.
$95, Hardcover, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-61619-387-4
 

 

 

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Legal Ethics and Social Media: A Practitioner's Handbook
Written by Jan L. Jacobowitz and John G. Browning
$79.95, Paperback, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-63425-782-4

 

 

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!