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Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and in response to the City & County of San Francisco’s Shelter in Place Order, the San Francisco Law Library is closed. Public libraries are included in Phase 3 of the San Francisco plan, which will be evaluated in August 2020.

The public can access limited library reference services and resources via email to sfll.reference@sfgov.org.

General questions and inquiries can be directed to sflawlibrary@sfgov.org.

Please note: all checked out materials will now be due in August 2020 or when the library reopens.

Check this website for updates: https://sflawlibrary.org/.

Full text remote access to Fastcase on our database page provides access to state and federal law documents including federal bankruptcy, tax courts, U.S. Supreme Court, federal district and courts of appeal cases as well as federal and state statutes and regulations.

To access click the above link or go to gateway.fastcase.com and enter user name = SFLawLibrary & password = fastcase

SFLL Resources Available to You From Home - Download PDF Here

Vendor-sponsored database access
(requires user self-registration for limited access):

CEB Online Pro Access:
CEB is offering free patron access for one month to CEB Pro which includes primary law, CEB’s citator, TrueCite™ and access to over 150 of CEB’s practice guides. To sign up for access follow this link: https://research.ceb.com/support/form/countyLibrary
The link will lead to registration and request for access. (Enter State Bar Number or N/A when registering.)

Lexis https://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/pa-access.page

Our COVID-19 Libguide links to guides, resources, and help related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis and will be updated as we become aware of new resources.

Staff Update

Here's a snapshot of some of the things that have been keeping our staff physically and mentally fit while we WFH:

I walk outside, or inside, while using free audio book apps from The San Francisco Public Library. - Aaron

I'm feeling a little antsy to get out of the city, but fortunately I live in an area with plenty of greenery where I can go on long hikes, which really helps my mental and physical health. I've also been doing a lot of cooking. Usually my evenings are filled with activities and I don't have a lot of time to cook, so I've been relishing the project component of planning and the meditative quality of being immersed in making delicious meals. - Andrea

I've been taking walks around my neighborhood, and learning a new language using good old-fashioned books. - Courtney

I’ve put hundreds of miles on my stationary bike while watching Ozark on Netflix—it takes me to another realm entirely for an hour! - Diane

I have been doing some exercises on a stationary bike, cooking, baking, listening to and watching spiritual programs. - Fiona

Meditation, yoga, walks, and audiobooks are my coping tools. - Marcia

For mental fitness, I am taking an Introduction to Online Teaching & Learning, which has made me think quite a bit about the challenges of teaching an online or hybrid course. For physical fitness, I have been exploring Mare Island, which is filled with abandoned buildings, nature preserves, and lots of birds. There is always something to marvel at, and our Northern California weather has been beautiful as usual. - Richard

Seeing all those images of empty Paris streets, and thinking back to the fire at Notre-Dame last year, I am taking a break every day to time travel, et recommencer mes études de français with the free Duolingo app, which likes to parse sentences like, nous aimons tous le chocolat. - Ruth

And finally, here's a picture from one of Jean's walks: Dog








The Law Library staff wishes everyone health and safety during this unprecedented time.




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New! Podcast

Making the Jury Demand; Waiving the Jury
Presented by John R. Wierzbicki, Co-Director, Witkin Legal Institute, Recorded June 15, 2020
***Listen Here***
***Download References PDF Here***
This is part two in a series on juries.
Stream part one here and more programs through our speakers page.

Save the date! Free Fastcase
California MCLE Class, August 12