Monthly Archives: February 2014

Legal Research Essentials: Tax Research

Published on: Author: Teresa L

UC Hastings Law Library’s Lunch And Learn Tuesday, March 4, 2014 — 12:00 noon – 12:50 pm Librarian Chuck Marcus will demonstrate how to use the library’s specialized databases for doing tax research. UC Hastings – Mary Kay Kane Hall 200 McAllister St Room: 640 Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP to libref@uchastings.edu

New Database: PLI Discover Plus

Published on: Author: Teresa L

PLI Discover Plus is the Practising Law Institute’s searchable, ebook database of Treatises, Course Handbooks, Legal Forms and Program Transcripts.  PLI is a non-profit continuing legal education organization dedicated to providing the legal community and allied professionals with the most up-to-date, relevant information and techniques which are critical to the development of a professional, competitive… Continue reading

Legal News: California drought: Why is there no mandatory water rationing?

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Fourteen months into a historic drought, with reservoirs running low and the Sierra snowpack 27 percent of normal, a growing number of Californians are wondering: Why isn’t everyone being forced to ration? …”The lawsuits would last longer than the drought,” said Barton “Buzz” Thompson, a law professor at Stanford University. More at the San Jose… Continue reading

Legal News: Battle Over California Drought Solution: As Golden State’s Fields Grow More Parched, Washington Offers Dueling Remedies

Published on: Author: Teresa L

California’s drought is becoming a hot issue on Capitol Hill, where bills from Senate Democrats and House Republicans offer rival solutions on how to best aid water-starved farmers. A bill introduced Tuesday by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) would aid farmers, businesses and communities in drought-ravaged parts of California and Oregon by providing $300 million… Continue reading

February is African American History Month

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Check out these resources to celebrate African American History month: At the UC Hastings Law Library: Library catalog search: Martin Luther King, Jr. Library catalog search: African-American biographies Supreme Court Decisions Ten Supreme Court Decisions in Black History Key Supreme Court Cases for Civil Rights Websites African American History Month at the  Law Library of… Continue reading

Reference Desk Closes at 5 PM Today

Published on: Author: Teresa L

The Reference Desk will close at 5 PM today, Monday, February 3rd.  It will reopen Tuesday, February 4th, at 8:30 AM.  If you prefer, you can also email your reference/research question to the Reference staff at libref@uchastings.edu and we will try to answer within one business day.

Database Highlight: CEB Onlaw

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Connect to CEB Onlaw Overview: Searchable online resource for California practice guides, reporters, and Action Guides published by CEB (Continuing Education of the Bar). This database currently covers 90 publications and includes links to case law, statutes and forms. Coverage: CEB practice guides organized by legal areas including business law, civil litigation, criminal law, employment… Continue reading