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Lexis Digital Library Training Video

Watch the November 3rd video to help you use the New Lexis Digital Library:

LexisNexis Digital Library Training
Presented by Andrea Roberts
Digital Media Consultant, LexisNexis

Our LexisNexis® Digital Library Consultant, Andrea Roberts, provides training on our new virtual library website. The SFLL Lexis Digital Library contains legal eBooks, treatises, desk books, and more from LexisNexis, Matthew Bender and many other publishers.  This video is an opportunity for you to become familiar with the Digital Library.  Learn how to register for an account and use this easy online resource that will help you stay connected to the library at any time and from any place! Please note that this program includes updates and new features to the digital library platform.

Andrea Roberts works with law schools, law firms, courts, governmental agencies and corporations across the U.S. to assist customers with access to their LexisNexis Digital Library eBook collection.  Prior to joining LexisNexis in 2011, Andrea worked at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY and the Screen Actors Guild in Los Angeles, CA.  She holds a JD from Western State College of Law and a BA in History from California State University, Long Beach.

Watch the December 17, 2020 training video by Andrea Roberts here (35 minutes).

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Watch the Virtual MCLE Event from Thursday, December 2, 2021:

Let’s Talk About The Supreme Court

Click here to view the video

Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, Berkeley Law

Sarah M. Harris, Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP, and former clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas
David Lat, Author and Legal Commentator
Fred Smith Jr., Associate Professor of Law, Emory University, and former clerk to Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Moderator: Ben Feuer, Chairman, California Appellate Law Group LLP

From abortion to guns to elections to COVID to civil rights and police reform, the Supreme Court’s decisions touch every American’s life in one way or another. At this unusually contentious time in politics and law, hear from a group of experts about what they think of the Court today—and what they expect to see in the future.

Topics of discussion include:

  • The cases and doctrines developing at the Court this term and in recent terms
  • The roles played by each of the justices on the Court today
  • The political and apolitical nature of the Court during our unusually contentious times
  • How the Court responds to current events and public criticisms
  • Proposals to add justices to the Court and apply term limits to the justices
  • The future of the “shadow docket”
  • and more

Watch the Video Here

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Native American Heritage Month

By Diane M. Rodriguez, Assistant Director of the San Francisco Law Library

November is Native American Heritage Month, also known as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, and this is a great time to explore the resources available to understand Native American culture and the law. SFLL offers many resources on Native American law and you can easily find them with a catalog search using the subject search “Indians of North America.” Highlights of our collection include titles such as the Reference Encyclopedia of the American Indian; Restatement of the Law, The Law of American Indians Drafts; Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law; and the Supreme Court’s Role in American Indian Policy. For more information and assistance, please contact our Reference Team with any questions.

We also want to share some of our favorite external resources to research Native American law. The National Indian Law Library in Boulder, Colorado, has been open since 1972 and is the only public library devoted exclusively to American Indian law. If you can’t make it to Boulder for a visit, you can find a wealth of resources on their website. Key resources include Indian law updates via the Indian Law Bulletins; access to tribal law via the Tribal Law Gateway; and research assistance related to specific Indian law questions. The Library of Congress offers a digital collection of Native American Constitutions and Legal Materials. UC Berkeley offers a Native American Studies library guide which includes legal resources. UCLA offers a Native American Law Guide: Federal Indian Law & Tribal Law Materials. Georgetown Law School offers an Introduction to Native American Law guide. The Paul L. Boley Law Library at Lewis & Clark Law School offers the Indigenous People of the Americas Law Research Guide. All of these resources provide authoritative and authentic paths to discover and understand Native American law.

Beyond the law, it is important to understand the local Native American communities that continuously inhabited California. The Anza Trail website, created by the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association, provides a virtual tour chronicling the stories of the tribes located on or near the Juan Bautista Anza National Historic Trail, which stretches from Mexico, via Arizona, to San Francisco. The site includes educational webinars and present-day tribal attractions via an interactive map. Taking this virtual journey is a wonderful way to reflect on the rich Native American history in our region and appreciate the heritage of Indigenous Peoples. For additional information about the aboriginal American Indian lineages of the San Francisco Bay region, visit the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area and Round Valley Indian Tribes websites.

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Watch the”Dealing with COVID Rent Debt” Oct. 27 Video

Attention and Caution: The information contained in this presentation and slides should not be considered legal advice. Please consult an attorney.

Dealing with COVID Rent Debt Video by Kari Rudd of Bay Area Legal Aid, Oct 27, 2021

In the video above, you can hear from an attorney about your rights and options for dealing with debt from unpaid rent due to COVID-19. (This presentation does not cover evictions, but focuses on collections and credit reporting issues.) 

Helpful information and links:

SF COVID Rent Debt Clinic

4th Friday of each month (rescheduled for holidays)


Download Rend Debt Clinic PDF Flyer Here

Bay Area Legal Aid Consumer Rights Clinic:
Thursdays by phone (during pandemic) Call Bay Area Legal Aid’s Advice Line to make an appointment:
1-800-551-5554 (Mon-Thurs, limited hours)

Dowload PDF Flyer Here

More info at: www.baylegal.org

Eviction protections (more info at baylegal.org)

Other Resources referenced in the video above or for Tenants Rights Information:

San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment:


List of New & Revised California Judicial Council Forms including some regarding Rent Debt:


Link to Judicial Council Forms:


Other Links and Organizations:

Also, Bar Association of San Francisco Conflict Intervention Service (CIS) offers fast, flexible help to landlords, tenants, neighbors and housemates, and assistance with rent repayment negotiations.
(415)782-8940, cis@sfbar.org, https://www.sfbar.org/adr-services/cis/