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Summer 2015:

Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability: Getting & Keeping Your Benefits (Nolo). This handy and easy-to-read guide will help you apply for, receive, and maintain Social Security disability benefits, or appeal a decision denying disability benefits. All forms and worksheets in this book can be downloaded via our catalog by following the link “Connect to forms…” 

The California Landlord's Law Book: Evictions (Nolo). This step-by-step manual for California landlords takes you through the whole eviction process from preparing a notice to the tenant to collecting a money judgment after winning your unlawful detainer case. All forms in this book can be downloaded via our catalog by following the link “Connect to forms…” 

Clearing a Path for the Unregistrables: Enforcement of Trademarks That Cannot Be Registered (Gilson on Trademarks). In this seventeenth article in a series written primarily for the Annual Meetings of the International Trademark Association, the author examines the interesting question of whether the Lanham Act provides protections for trademarks that were never registered, cannot be registered, or are no longer registered.

The Lawyer's Guide to Records Management and Retention (ABA). A must-read overview of records and information management for all lawyers, especially those with a solo or small practice. Fully revised and updated to reflect the realities of today’s practice, this guide will help lawyers understand the practical and ethical reasons for adopting a workable strategy for records information management and information governance, devise solutions and strategies to manage a law office’s records, and select the best software and electronic records management tools.

Spring 2015:

Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions (Nolo). Useful guide designed to help you get the most out of the retirement and medical benefits to which you are entitled, including: Social Security (both retirement and disability based), Supplemental Security Income, veterans benefits, civil service benefits, Medicare, Medicaid, and Medigap insurance. Also available for free online through the Nolo Legal Information Reference Center. 

Make Your Own Living Trust (Nolo). A handy do-it-yourself guide to help you create your own simple living trust that will avoid probate and transfer property after death. All the forms and worksheets you need to make a basic living trust and will are included in this book and can also be downloaded via our catalog by following the link “Connect to forms…”

How to Form Your Own California Corporation (Nolo). The first part of this guide will help you decide whether a corporation is right for you by explaining the laws and tax requirements, and the second part provides step-by-step instructions on how to incorporate your small business in California. All the articles, bylaws and other forms you need to incorporate are included in this book and can also be downloaded via our catalog by following the link “Connect to forms…” 

Effective Direct & Cross Examination (CEB). A practical guide on effective witness examination by top trial attorney John W. Keker and the late William A. Brockett. Topics include: strategy and tactics, experts, depositions, examination of jurors, and mastering trial skills. 

Fair Debt Collection (National Consumer Law Center). This comprehensive two-volume treatise covers the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, as well as other federal, state statutory, and tort remedies for debt collection claims. The appendices include thousands of unique case summaries of reported and unreported FDCPA cases by category; checklists for debt collection claims; and sample complaints, discovery and other litigation tools. 

Consumer Class Actions (National Consumer Law Center). Nuts and bolts guide for handling consumer class actions, from pre-filing evaluation through distribution of class benefits. Includes sample pleadings and forms, as well as detailed analyses of the Class Action Fairness Act, state class action rules and case law. 

Student Loan Law (National Consumer Law Center). This treatise focuses on assisting clients who are having trouble with repayment of federal student loans, and discusses in detail the primary cancellation, repayment, bankruptcy, and other options available to challenge government collections efforts and help borrowers get out of default. Also includes one chapter on private student loan debt, which has more limited options than federal loans. 

Copyright Law: A Practitioner's Guide (Practicing Law Institute, 2nd ed.). Concise one-volume guide covering the fundamentals of copyright legislation, recent case law and the role of the Copyright Office. Includes topics such as ownership and transfer of copyrights, fair use, and criminal copyright infringement; and useful practice aids such as checklists, decision trees, and flowcharts. 

Administering a Single-person Trust after Settlor's Death (CEB Action Guide). Step-by-step guide on how to administer a single-person trust after the death of the settlor from preparing for the first client meeting to preparing for the final distribution. Includes sample documents to illustrate the administrative system described in this guide. Online access to this guide via CEB OnLaw is available at the Law Library. 

Handling Real Property Sales Transactions (CEB Action Guide). An essential guide for an attorney representing a buyer or seller of residential or commercial real estate on how to advise a client at each stage of the transaction, from hiring a broker through post-closing due diligence. Appendices include sample purchase agreement and other related documents. Online access to this guide via CEB OnLaw is available at the Law Library.

Chief: The Quest for Justice in California. Oral history of former Chief Justice Ronald George chronicling his extraordinary life and accomplishments during his 39-year career on the bench. Described in detail are some of his most famous cases, from the Hillside Strangler case to the California Supreme Court’s 2008 landmark decision in In re Marriage Cases that opened the door for same-sex unions.

Last updated: 7/15/2015 10:29:52 AM