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Library News: 

The Law Library will be 
Friday, March 22
for staff training,
and open as usual
Saturday March 23, 10–4

Free MCLE Programs April 3 & May 21

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, Noon to 1:00pm
ERISA Fiduciary Responsibilities
Presented by Cristina A. Collazo
Senior Benefits Advisor, United States Department of Labor
1 Hour free participatory MCLE Credit

***Download Flyer Here***

Save the Date: Tuesday, May 21, Noon  to 1:30pm
Tips for Taking an Effective Deposition 
ceb logoCo-sponsored with CEB
1.5 Hours 
free participatory MCLE credit to those attending at the SF Law Library

Watch the July 2018 Library Free Speech Special Event 
**Watch the Video Here**
Free Speech and the First Amendment:
Why do we give Nazis free speech
—and should we?

Presented by:
Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
Bernadette Meyler, Carla and Sheila Spaeth Professor of Law, Stanford Law
Justice Therese Stewart, California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District
Justice Jon Streeter, California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District
Moderator: Ben Feuer, Chairman, California Appellate Law Group LLP
Co-sponsored with The Bar Association of San Francisco

March Book Drive—Purchase a Book for the Library!


Each month we will seek donors to purchase new titles for the Library. Here is the book Wish List for March:

Entertainment Law


Entertainment Law: Fundamentals and Practice
Written by Corey Field
$122.95, Paperback, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-51652-429-7



2019 Legal Technology Guide


The 2019 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide
Written by Sharon D. Nelson et al.
$89.95, Paperback, 2019
ISBN: 978-1-64105-375-4





California Administrative Law: A Legal Research Guide
Written by Caitlin Hunter
$79, Paperback, 2019
ISBN: 978-0-8377-4088-1



Thank you to James Michel for generously donating John Lennon vs. The USA: The Inside Story of the Most Bitterly Contested and Influential Deportation Case in United States History, part of our August 2018 Book Drive.

Thank you to Althea Kippes for generously donating both books from our February Book Drive—California Animal Laws Handbook, 2019 and The Art of Fact Investigation.

Thank you to Brenna Moorhead for generously donating Dred Scott v. Sandford:
Opinions and Contemporary Commentary
, from our May 2018 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!



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Law Library Books of the Month:
The Legal Career: Knowing the Business, Thriving in Practice
By Katrina Lee
Reviewed by Andrea Woods, Reference Librarian

The Legal Career: Knowing the Business, Thriving in Practice is a useful new book from West Academic Publishing that provides a thorough examination of the state of the legal industry today. It is oriented toward law students and aims to help them understand the business of law and how to navigate within the legal profession as they set out on their careers. This book is also appropriate for new lawyers or those with an interest in evaluating the changes that have occurred in law and better positioning themselves for a successful career.

Author Katrina Lee is well-versed in the legal profession. She is a San Francisco native who attended UC Berkeley, became an equity partner in a large law firm, served on the Board of Directors of the Bar Association of San Francisco, and is now an associate clinical professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. With her vast experience, she takes readers on an insiders’ tour of the legal industry, beginning with the traditional law firm business model, and then exploring how legal process outsourcing and legal services outsourcing have transformed the modern practice of law. Lee goes on to examine how in-house practice is evolving and also drives further change in the legal field in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Subsequent chapters cover the seismic advances in legal technology that have transpired, changes in ethics and the unauthorized practice of law as some states move to allow legal technicians, how the legal field is changing to serve low and middle income people, innovations in legal education to equip new lawyers for this brave new world, and finally, how to find satisfaction and even happiness amid the pressures and stress of law practice.

In all, The Legal Career is exceptional in the amount of detail and insight it provides into the inner workings of the legal profession and the fast-paced changes that are currently shaking it up. Most notable are the in-depth interviews that Lee conducts with industry insiders that span everyone from knowledge management professionals and legal tech entrepreneurs, to Big Law associates and “alternative model law firm” founders. This invaluable insider information is the gem of the book.

The Legal Career was kindly donated to the Law Library by author Katrina Lee.

Reference Encyclopedia of the American Indian
By Barry T. Klein

Reviewed by Aaron Parsons, Reference Librarian

New! The 24th edition of the Reference Encyclopedia of the American Indian is a comprehensive reference resource of information on tribal nations and communities, agencies, schools, colleges, health services, museums, monuments, arts, legal resources and more. The 567 Tribal Nations and Communities in the U.S. are listed by state with contacts for their governing bodies. Many entries include information on population, businesses, other organizations, resources, activities, and publications. Federal and state government agency contact, and descriptive information are also included, as well as similar information and resources for Canada. There are bibliographies of resources and over 400 pages of biographies for the contacts listed throughout the encyclopedia.