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New Guide on Conservatorship

Conservatorship IntroA conservatorship is a court process where the court appoints a conservator (either an individual or an organization) to manage the care or finances for an adult who becomes unable to make their own health care or financial decisions (the conservatee). A conservatorship can be avoided by having a durable power of attorney in place before a health crisis occurs, but because of COVID-19, many people have needed to have a conservator appointed by the court. The resources in this new quick guide are relevant for conservatorships of the estate (management of financial affairs) and conservatorships of the person (management of health care and other life decisions). It does not cover Lanterman-Petris-Short conservatorships, which are for mentally ill adults.

Please contact the Law Library if you need further information: sfll.reference@sfgov.org. Also, visit our website for links to all of our legal WFH options and our Covid-19 Quick Guides.


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Free MCLE Oct. 14, 21, 28

Free California Lexis Virtual MCLE Programs October 14, 21, 28
Advance Registration Required: Email name and CA Bar# to sflawlibrary@sfgov.org by Noon the day before the program
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
Advance-registration required: to receive CA CLE and program link
Email Name and CA Bar # to sflawlibrary@sfgov.org by Noon on October 13
***Download Flyer Here***

This course focuses on the importance of accuracy and efficiency in the review and preparation of briefs and motions. In particular, it stresses an attorney’s duty of competence, which includes an obligation to accurately cite and quote legal authorities in the briefs presented to the courts, as well as the duty to cite only valid legal authorities and to disclose adverse authorities.

Wednesday, October 21, 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
Advance-registration required: to receive CA CLE and program link
Email Name and CA Bar # to sflawlibrary@sfgov.org by Noon on October 20
***Download Flyer Here***
***Download Course Description and Agenda Here***

Bill Gates once said, “The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.” For attorneys and for all individuals, our lives, professionally and privately have expanded through the global power of the internet. The vast amount of information available and the many different platforms to obtain that information grow daily and have grown exponentially over the last 25 years. This information and technology impacts the way attorneys practice law. It also brings forth more issues and new laws that your clients may face. The many ways technology can aid attorneys in locating the best and most on point statutes, caselaw, secondary materials and all relevant materials can be overwhelming. The comments to the model rules of professional conduct governing attorneys state that to maintain competency a lawyer should keep abreast…[of] the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology. The goal of this course is to assist attorneys in navigating online legal research so they feel more confident and competent when researching subjects important to their work.
AFTER COMPLETING THIS COURSE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
• Find out methods for conducting research with different full citations, and names of statutes.
• Gain an understanding of how online platforms have been enhanced to predict what you’re looking for.
• Ascertain the multiple ways to filter your searches before and after searching for specific terms.
• Discover different search term approaches: natural language and terms and connectors.
• Realize the many different ways you can analyze your search results list.
• Understand citator services in which cases and statutes can be validated.
• Organize and save items found conducting online legal research.

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
Advance-registration required: to receive CA CLE and program link,
Email Name and CA Bar # to sflawlibrary@sfgov.org by Noon on October 27
***Download Flyer Here***

With data security incidents and data breaches happening daily, it’s important for the legal world to turn its judges, attorneys, support staff, and interns towards one reality—it’s NOT IF a breach or incident will occur—it’s WHEN.
These incidents are forcing courts and lawmakers to address, define, and handle these new challenges—often presenting a “case of first impression.” However, as technology continues to advance and evolve, so do our professional legal requirements with respect to upholding our duties in advising and zealously advocating for our clients, while also tackling the burden of data security itself.

During this 60-minute CLE session, we will cover (1) the latest security threats in the news and what’s being done to address/remedy them, (2) explore current data breach laws, (3) how a lawyer’s professional duty may extend into new areas of technology and cyberspace, and (4) how to prepare a data incident response plan.

Learning Objectives-After completing this course, you will be able to:
• Know the latest cybersecurity threats the U.S. is facing,
• Understand how to maintain good ‘digital hygiene,’
• Distinguish a “data breach” from a “data incident,”
• What the legal framework surrounding data breaches look like? (GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, GLBA),
• How law firms across the globe have been impacted by security breaches, and
• How to prepare a “data incident response plan” and putting together your own security team

Stay informed about upcoming programs and receive E-Updates from the San Francisco Law Library by sending an email to sflawlibrary@sfgov.org with “subscribe” in the subject line.


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Video available on Voting in SF and New Law Library Elections Guide

Watch this Video on Voting in San Francisco
For the November 3, 2020 General Election
Presented by the San Francisco Department of Elections


The San Francisco Department of Elections presents the a non-partisan slide show highlighting key dates and deadlines for the upcoming election, registration basics, present your options on ways to vote, and provide helpful resources to make sure you’re ready to exercise your right to vote during the November 3 election. 
Find more resources to help with voting in the New San Francisco Law Library Elections Guide
“There’s no such thing as a vote that doesn’t matter.”― Barack Obama


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Special Election Event! – Wed, Oct. 7, Noon to 1:00

Special Election Event!
Wednesday, October 7, Noon to 1:00 Pacific 
Voting in San Francisco
For the November 3, 2020 General Election
Presented by the San Francisco Department of Elections
Advance-registration required:
To receive WebEx program link, Email sflawlibrary@sfgov.org by Noon on October 6

***Download Flyer Here***

The San Francisco Department of Elections will present a non-partisan slide show highlighting key dates and deadlines for the upcoming election, registration basics, present your options on ways to vote, and provide helpful resources to make sure you’re ready to exercise your right to vote during the November 3 election. 
Find more resources to help with voting in the New San Francisco Law Library Elections Guide
“There’s no such thing as a vote that doesn’t matter.”― Barack Obama