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July Book Drive

Book Drive

Each month we will seek donors to purchase a new title for the Law Library. Here is our Wish List for the month of July. Growing our collection is about so much more than a single book—it is a living demonstration of how the Library expands the public’s access to justice and provides legal practitioners with the tools they need to represent members of our local community. Please see our Donation Guide for more ways to support the Law Library.

 

Elbridge Thomas Gerry An Exceptional Life in Gilded Gotham

Elbridge Thomas Gerry: An Exceptional Life in Gilded Gotham
Written by Shelley L. Dowling
U.S. Supreme Court Law Librarian, Ret.
$95, Hardcover, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-61619-387-4

Legal Ethics and Social Media

Legal Ethics and Social Media: A Practitioner’s Handbook
Written by Jan L. Jacobowitz and John G. Browning
$79.95, Paperback, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-63425-782-4

 

To donate, please contact sflawlibrary@sfgov.org or call (415) 554-1791.  We appreciate your contribution!


Recent Book Drive Donations

Thank you to Shannon K. Mauer of Duane Morris LLP for donating The Lawyer’s Guide to Marketing on the Internet and The Music Copyright Manual, from our recent Book Drive Wish Lists.

Thank you to James Michel for donating Fair Debt Collection, part of the May 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!

Thank you for your support!


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Free MCLE on Group Health Plan Fiduciary Responsibilities

PDF iconWednesday, July 19th, 2017, Noon to 1:00pm, What it Means to be a Group Health Plan Fiduciary
Presented by the Christine Kerley, J.D.
Benefits Advisor with the U.S. Department of Labor
1 Hour free Participatory MCLE Credit
The U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) developed this presentation to help attendees understand how the fiduciary responsibility provisions of ERISA apply to group health plans, and to help them avoid problems in managing such plans. The program will cover some of the basic responsibilities in setting up and operating a plan and some of the possible pitfalls.

Christine Kerley has worked with EBSA since 2006, during which time she has held positions as Investigator and Benefits Advisor.  She has conducted investigations and informal reviews dealing with a wide range of ERISA compliance issues. Ms. Kerley is a member of the California State Bar, and holds a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. This is the second in a series on employment benefits presented by the U.S. Department of Labor and the San Francisco Law Library. MCLE materials will be provided at the program.

Check for details on additional upcoming programs in this series:
August 9, ERISA Fiduciary Responsibilities
August 16, What to Expect From a Health Plan Investigation
September 14, Health Benefits Under Cobra

July 19 2017 Health Fiduciary MCLE Flyer


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New LibGuide: The SFLL Guide to Immigration Law

The San Francisco Law Library Guide to Immigration LawJust in time for Immigrant Heritage Month, the Law Library has a new LibGuide: Immigration Law. In this research guide you will find resources free to use in and out of the library – books, databases, and links to useful sites related to immigration matters at the local, state, and federal levels. Looking for an immigration lawyer? See Legal Services & Community Resources. Curious about Sanctuary City information, or trying to find the closest Asylum office in California? Take a look at Government Resources. And to find out what treatises we have in our collection, either in print or online, check out Library Resources. We will update the Guide regularly so be sure to check in, and don’t forget to take a look at our other research guides too!


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App Alert: Adobe Scan

App Alert Adobe Scan

Turn your phone into an instant scanner!  Adobe recently released Adobe Scan, a free app which allows you to use your phone as a doc/PDF scanner.  Simply take a picture of the document you want and watch it automatically become a PDF.  And that’s not all!  Once scanned, the text on the page becomes searchable digital text which you can then highlight, annotate, and edit.  To use this feature you need to have the Adobe Acrobat app, which is also free to download.  You can access the document through your Adobe Document Cloud account (you can set one up for free) and then edit it on your desktop as well.

The Law Library is the perfect place to try out this useful and efficient tool.  There is no page limit to scanning, and the app even lets you capture nontraditional items such as whiteboards or presentation slides.  You can scan a wide range of our materials, from newspapers and practice guides to older volumes (such as our collection of historical San Francisco municipal codes and ordinances) which would otherwise be too fragile to scan.

Adobe Scan works on both Android and iOS platforms.  Take a look at the video below to see how you can use your phone as a portable scanner: