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Bernard E. Witkin Alameda County Law Library

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ACLL News & Events

March 13, 2020

Coronavirus update

As of this morning, ACLL has no plans to change its hours of operation.

Our cleaning procedures include:

  • Cleaning and disinfecting workstations, mice, bathrooms, chairs, and keyboards daily.
  • Disinfectant cleaning solution is also being used on doorknobs throughout the Library daily.

We have postponed a program that was scheduled for later this month.

The library will, of course, continue to monitor the situation.

Alameda County Public Health Department's information web page.

Alameda County Superior Court's COVID-19 information web page.


California Supreme Court Update

Presented by John R. Wierzbicki of the Witkin Legal Institute

Wednesday, April 8

Noon to 1:00

1 hour participatory MCLE credit

$35 advance registration, $45 day of event registration

Program description - John will discuss topics from recent critical California Supreme Court decisions, including:

  • Wages for post-shift security searches
  • Warrantless cell phone searches
  • Standing to sue a website for discrimination
  • Standing to challenge public contracts for conflict of interest
  • Enforceability of arbitration provisions in employment
  • Presidential candidates, tax returns, and the primary ballot
  • Whether governmental immunity deprives a court of

About the speaker - John R. Wierzbicki is co-director of the Witkin Legal Institute.  B.E.Witkin founded the institute before he died to carry on his life's work in producing Witkin's California Library: Summary of California Law, 11th ed., California Procedure, 5th ed., California Criminal Law, 4th ed., and California Evidence, 5th ed.  John heads the Institute's educational activities and writes on the topics of constitutional law, contracts, civil trial practice, and taxation.

Online registration - HERE

Download a flyer - CA Supreme Spring 2020 Flyer.pdf

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Questions? Call the ACLL Reference Desk at 510.208.4832.