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San Francisco Law Library E-Update
Volume 6, Issue 3                                                                                          February 1, 2017 

In this Issue:

Federal Intellectual Property Codes

New Shepard's Feature

MCLE Self Study Programs

Justice on Trial MCLE

Writing Winning Appeals and Writs MCLE

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Law Library Book of the Month

Federal Intellectual Property Codes Plus (2016-2017)

By Paul Fulbright et. al.

Practitioners who are familiar with California Practice, Civil Pretrial will quickly recognize O'Connor's comprehensive-yet elegant style in this compact Intellectual Property resource. Federal IP Codes Plus is a first stop for general and IP practitioners researching the Trademark Act, Copyright Act, Patent Act, Uniform Trade Secrets Act, and Regulations of the USPTO and Copyright Office. The codes are annotated with related case summaries and extensive citations to major intellectual property treatises, including McCarthy on Trademarks and Unfair Competition and Nimmer on Copyright (available for further research at the San Francisco Law Library). Use the quick tabs or the extensive index to find sections—frequently broken down into annotated subsections for even quicker pinpoint referencing. Enhanced intuitive features include flag symbols that alert readers to changes, a primer on the American Invents Act, and other miscellaneous laws relating to Federal Intellectual Property. Save time by making O’Connor’s your first stop when researching Federal Intellectual Property.
Newest Shepard’s Feature on Lexis Advance:
Enhanced Shepard’s Signal Information,
 with a Link to the Reason for Shepard’s Signal

For cases in all jurisdictions since March 2003 that have a negative or caution symbol on subsequent citing cases, Shepard’s now provides the tool to immediately click through to the passage in the subsequent case that is throwing a shadow on the holding of the Shepardized case. The passage that opens is editorially selected as having the strongest influence on the overall Shepard's Signal indicator given for the case. The same feature also works for subsequent cases following the Shepardized case, again opening the key adopting phrase. For an in-house demonstration of Shepard’s analytics or any Lexis feature, please ask a Reference Librarian anytime.

Self-Study MCLE Programs
The State Bar extended the MCLE compliance reporting deadline to March 1st this year, but that doesn't mean you should procrastinate on completing your hours! Luckily, the Law Library has over 100 self-study MCLE programs on audio CD. Browse our collection here. Programs are $5 to rent for one week.

Free Lunchtime MCLE Programs
February 8 & 9

The San Francisco Law Library invites you to our Lunchtime Speakers' Programs, at 1145 Market Street, 4th Floor, in the Law Library Seminar Room. All programs are free and open to everyone.

Wednesday, February 8, Noon to 1:00pm 
Justice on Trial: Famous Trials of the 20th Century and the Developing Recognition, Identification and Prevention of Bias
Presented by Judge Lise Pearlman (Ret.)
1 hour of free participatory MCLE Credit
In Elimination of Bias

Never has getting your required credit been more fascinating! You will be on the edge of your seat as Judge Lise Pearlman (Ret.) discusses thirteen of the most famous trials of the 20th Century, and how the lessons learned from these trials can help to eliminate bias from the legal profession. Judge Pearlman provides a riveting account of the 1968 Huey P. Newton trial, the case that revolutionized the jury of one’s peers. Included in this program is a reenactment of Charles R. Garry's voir dire in this landmark 1968 trial, a scene still discussed in law schools today.

Judge Pearlman discusses the famous trials of:
  • OJ Simpson
  • Leon Czolgosz (the McKinley assassination)
  • Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson (under the Mann Act)
  • Leo Frank (for the murder of Mary Phagan)
  • Sacco and Vanzetti
  • Henry Sweet (NAACP test case on defense of one’s home)
  • Charles Manson
  • The 1931 Thalia Massie Rape Charges and 1932 Tommie Massie “Honor Killing”’
  • Black Panther Co-Founder Huey P. Newton
  • Black Panther Co-Founder Bobby Seale
  • Angela Davis
  • Bernhard Goetz (the New York subway vigilante)
  • Timothy McVeigh (The 1997 Oklahoma City Bombing Trial)

Thursday, February 9, Noon to 1:30pm 
Moskovitz and Stein on
Writing Winning Appeals and Writs

Co-sponsored with CEB
Presented by Myron Moskovitz and
Court of Appeal Justice William Stein (Ret.)
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1.5 Hours of free participatory MCLE Credit in person at the SF Law Library
Also available via WebEx live stream by CEB
Attorneys who think strategically and creatively when writing an appellate brief or a petition for writ significantly boost their chances of winning. Appellate expert Myron Moskovitz and retired Court of Appeal Justice William Stein provide practical insights and real-life lessons to help you better your position. Learn how to craft legal arguments that will engage and persuade an appellate justice to rule in your client’s favor.
You will learn how to:
  • Evaluate which issues are worth appealing or petitioning for writ
  • Advise your client on whether to appeal or file a writ
  • Write to persuade an appellate justice
  • Change your way of thinking as you draft
  • Use new, practical tools in your writing approach
  • Assess your legal arguments strategically
  • Apply your strategy consistently
  • Use techniques designed to change the justice’s mind at oral argument
Questions? Please call us at 415-554-1772.

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