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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. We await guidance from Governor Gavin Newsom and Mayor London Breed.

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 when the library reopens. Please check back here for updates on reopening.

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):

Lexis Patron Relief Access Program:

We continue to partner with LexisNexis during our closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic in order to continue providing access to Library Patrons remotely during this crises.  
 
If you cannot otherwise conduct legal research you are welcome to register for a one-time  Lexis Advance® ID at https://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/pa-access.page. This ID will be good until for 30 days or until September 30, 2020.  This ID will be delivered to you within one business day and allows you to conduct research on the cases, codes, and secondary resources needed for their legal work and personal legal research.
 
If your research needs extend beyond 30 days or if you have already used your 30 day free  period then please call 1-888-AT-LEXIS to discuss personalized plan options. 

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.

 

 

 

 

New! August 2020 California Wildfires Helping Handbook

Updated information and resources on housing, insurance, and other assistance and issues for those affected by wildfires. 

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Witkin Legal Institute Podcasts

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! October 7 at Noon Pacific
Virtual Program by The San Francisco
Department of Elections


Wednesday, September 30, Noon to 1:00 Pacific
Lexis Virtual MCLE: Understanding Legislation
Presented by Stephan Shields, Lexis Nexis
1 Hour free Participatory CA MCLE Credit

Wednesday, October 14, Noon to 1:00 Pacific
Lexis Virtual MCLE: Leveraging Technology
To Prepare Briefs With Greater Efficiency and Accuracy
Presented by Stephan Shields, Lexis Nexis
1 Hour free Participatory CA MCLE Credit -
This is a repeat of the August 5 program

Wednesday, October 21st, Noon to 1:00 Pacific
Lexis Virtual MCLE: Navigating The New Town Square: Cultivating Competency in Basic Online Legal Research
Presented by Stephan Shields, Lexis Nexis
1 Hour free Participatory CA MCLE Credit - This is a repeat of the July 1 and August 18 Programs

Wednesday, October 28, Noon to 1:00 Pacific
Lexis Virtual MCLE: Breached!
An Inside Look At Cybersecurity For Law Firms
Presented by Stephan Shields, Lexis Nexis
1 Hour free Participatory CA MCLE Credit -
This is a repeat of the July 29 program