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TODAY IS EARTH DAY!

TODAY IS EARTH DAY!

For updated environmental news, visit: http://www.earthday.org or http://www.epa.gov/

In related news, The Justice Department announced the biggest environmental cash settlement in history, securing a $5.15 billion deal with Anadarko Petroleum to clean up dozens of sites across the country and compensate more than 7,000 people living with the effects of the contamination. Continue reading: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/04/business/energy-environment/anadarko-petroleum-to-pay-5-1-billion-to-settle-pollution-case.html?_r=0

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The realities of bullying and how lawyers can help

The realities of bullying and how lawyers can help

-280,000 students are attacked monthly in high school.
-15 to 30 percent of students are bullies or victims.
-9 in 10 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students have been bullied.
-Victims of bullying are up to nine times more likely to think about suicide.
-Only 36 percent of bullying incidents are reported.
-3.7 million sixth- to 10th-graders will engage in bullying every year.
-Bullying is linked to 75 percent of shootings.

to read the entire article: http://www.americanbar.org/news/abanews/aba-news-archives/2014/04/the_realities_ofbul.html

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National Library Week is April 13-19, 2014

National Library Week is April 13-19, 2014

In the mid 1950’s, worried that Americans were spending less on books and more on televisions, the American Library Association (ALA) and its sponsors decided to annually observe National Library Week. The ALA believed “that once people were motivated to read, they would support and use libraries.” Each April since 1958, the ALA and libraries across the country have observed and participated in National Library week.

Next week, celebrate the contributions of your library! Join TJSL Library on the week-long full of fun, including: prizes for the most creative excuses for an overdue library book, cake, and a chance to win an Apple iPod Shuffle! Keep an eye out for an email with more details.

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Gambler Sues Casino for $500,000 Loss

Gambler Sues Casino for $500,000 Loss

Legal Research Mini-Classes at the Library

Come and spend a few minutes to refresh your research skills at our Library mini-classes, held in the Learning Center on the 4th Floor. Here is the class schedule for the rest of March:

Primary Material: Locating a Statute – Tuesday March 11, 11:30 am to 11:45 am

Primary Material: Locating a Case and Using a Digest – Tuesday March 11, 11:50 am to 12:15 pm

Secondary Material: American Law Reports – Thursday March 13, 11:30 am to 11:45 am

Digests – Thursday March 13, Noon to 12:15 pm

Databases – HeinOnline and OnLaw, Monday March 24, 11:30 am to 11:45 am

Databases – CALI – Wednesday March 26, 11:30 am to noon

Hope to see you there!

 

Meet Lisa Foster, our new Reference Librarian

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Lisa spent over 23 years as a practicing lawyer before starting a second career as a law librarian. Before joining TJSL she worked as a Deputy City Attorney for the San Diego City Attorney’s Office and as an Associate and Partner for the McDougal, Love, Eckis, Boehmer & Foley law firm, specializing in public agency law. While working for the McDougal firm she served as the City Attorney of Poway, and General Counsel for the Lakeside Fire Protection District, Julian-Cuyamaca Fire District, Borrego Water District and North County Dispatch Joint Powers Authority.  She has also worked as an intern and Librarian for San Diego Law Library.

She received her Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law, and will earn her Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington in March 2014. She is an active member of the California Bar.

Please feel free to stop by the Reference Desk, Lisa’s office (Room 455), or email her at lfoster@tjsl.edu and she will be happy to provide you with research assistance.

Library Mini-Classes This Week

Make a very small investment of time for a very large return by attending the Library’s mini-classes this week, which will be held at the learning center on the 4th floor:

 “Primary Material: Locating a Case and Using a Digest.” Monday, March 3, 2014, 11:30 a.m. to noon. Learn about options for finding case law.

Primary Material: Locating a Statute.” Wednedsay, March 5, 2014, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Learn about finding codes to help you with your research.

Tips on How to Research.” Friday, March 7, 2014, 11:30 a.m. to noon. Learn tips for organizing and analyzing your research.