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Library News:  

 In observance of Presidents' Day
the Law Library will be
Monday, February 15, 2016


The Law Library Guide to Super Bowl 50!

The Super Bowl is on February 7th in Santa Clara. Before the big game, there will be many events and festivities to enjoy during Super Bowl Week in San Francisco and around the bay. To help you have a great experience, we happily present The San Francisco Law Library's Guide to Super Bowl 50! We hope these links to events, transportation notices, stadium policies, rules of the game, and related topics will enhance your enjoyment of this rare local event. Stop by the law library and learn about our many free legal resources and rules of the "legal" game, including sports law guides and journals


 Please Help the Law Library:
Make a Donation

The San Francisco Law Library needs your help! The free legal resources we provide are funded by civil court filing fees, but filing fee revenue has declined by more than 40% over the last five years. As the only public law library in San Francisco, this extended funding crisis threatens our ability to fulfill our mission of providing legal research materials to the legal and greater community since our founding in 1870. Read our new donor guide on our website to learn more about this crisis, the threat it poses, and to see the many ways you can help the Law Library.


  New Titles Added to Law Practice Management Collection

Explore the latest additions to our Law Practice Management collection! We just added sixteen titles that cover marketing, client relations, alternative billing, and much more. Plus, check out the brand new edition of the LPM classic Flying Solo: A Survival Guide for the Solo and Small Firm LawyerOur LPM finding tools enable you to browse our LPM collection by subject, title, or by type of form.


 Borrowing Rules

Do you have questions about the Library’s borrowing privileges? If so, then check out our Borrowing Rules brochure.


Library Conference Rooms
Available for Rent

Small Conference Room, seats 5–6
Large Conference Room, seats 12–14
Seminar Room for large meetings & events
See our Conference Room link for more information, photos of the rooms, the fee schedule, and rental form.


The Library's New Location

1145 Market Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Information/Circulation: 554-1772
Reference: 554-1797
Reference email: 

Monday - Thursday 8:30 am to 6 pm
Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm
Saturday 10 am to 4 pm 

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Law Library Book of the Month

 How Insurance Companies Settle Cases 

By David Frangiamore

Knowing how insurance companies operate can help you obtain fair settlements faster. By learning what counts with the home office and what does not, you can present your case in its best light with minimum wasted effort, and make both you and your case stand out. How Insurance Companies Settle Cases is a behind-closed-doors look at how insurance cases are valued, what the adjuster needs to settle your case, and how to keep your case moving forward. The scope of topics runs from estimating bodily injury damages and investigating coverage, to claims denials and action letter outlines. 

How Insurance Companies Settle Cases reveals how insurance companies evaluate and negotiate claims, and answers the following questions:

• How do insurance companies value cases?
• What do adjusters need to settle a case?
• Who makes the real decisions on insurance cases?
• How do insurance companies value pre-existing injuries?
• How do I prove my client really suffers from a soft tissue injury?
• What is the structure of most claims departments?
• How do I learn policy limits and get a copy of the insurance policy?

Do yourself and your client a favor and look at this helpful resource!

Look for this excellent book next to the Law Library Information Desk today!



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