Main Library 813 Sixth Street, First Floor Sacramento, CA 95814-2403 916-874-6011 www.saclaw.org www.facebook/saclawlib www.twitter/saclawlibrarian NEW ACQUISITIONS ERISA and Employee Benefit Law: The Essentials American Bar Association KF3512 .P66 2010 Legal Guide for the Visual Artist Allworth Press KF390.A7 C73 2010 12 SACRAMENTO LAWYER JULY/AUGUST 2011 Law Library News Robyn M. Moltzen, Public Services Librarian, SacramentoCounty Public Law Library ong>Spotlightong> on the Collection: Education & School Law The SacramentoCounty Public Law Library recently updated and added many new education and school law titles to its collection. Check out a few of these titles. California School Law. By Frank Kemerer. (KFC 648.K45) Published by Stanford Law Books California School Law is a comprehensive source discussing how federal and state law affects the day-to-day operation of the state's traditional public, charter, and private schools. College and School Law: Analysis, Prevention, and Forms. By Michael Prairie and Timothy Garfield. (KF 4225.P73) College and School Law provides a comprehensive and comprehensible framework for managing risk in the real work of educational administration. The authors provide step-by-step guidance on how to understand the basic elements of the relevant law, anticipate legal problems before they arise, draft effective policies, SacramentoCounty Public Law Library News procedures and contracts to promote oncampus dispute resolutions, and more. Federal Education Laws and Regulations on CD-ROM. By LexisNexis. (KF 4105.99 .F43) This CD-ROM, which is fully searchable, gives you access to all the statutes in Title 20 of the USCS and all federal regulations from Title 34 of CFR. Also included is a cross-reference table linking related USCS and CFR material. School Law and the Public Schools: A Practical Guide for Educational Leaders. By Nathan L. Essex. (KF 4119. E84) School Law and the Public Schools is a practical, easy to read, comprehensive guide to the legal issues facing public schools in the U.S. today. An essential reference for all teachers, educational leaders, and policymakers at all levels. The book is organized and written in a style that is accessible to all -- even those with little or no knowledge of the legal issues in education. School Law Handbook. By Vicki M. Pitasky. (KF 4118.P58) Find Info Like a Pro: Mining the Internet’s Publicly Available Resources for Investigative Research American Bar Association KF242.A1 L4785 2010 The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices for Those Who Can’t Greenleaf Book Group Press KF3827.I5 K55 2010 The Hidden History of Essex Law School Trafford Publishing KF 270.E8 B36 2010 The Lawyer’s Guide to Working Smarter with Knowledge Tools American Bar Association KF320.A9 L38 2010 This title provides a complete study of major legal issues and laws affecting elementary and secondary students, schools, teachers, school administrators and staff. It includes helpful commentary and summaries of judicial decisions, along with information about the litigation, the case outcomes and the courts' reasoning behind the decisions. Special Education Law. By Laura F. Rothstein and Scott F. Johnson. ( KF 4210.R68) Special Education Law provides a comprehensive and current overview of the major federal laws that apply to the education of children with disabilities. The Law of Schools, Students, and Teachers in a Nutshell. By Kern Alexander. (KF 4119.85 .A43) Laws governing schools, students, and teachers are developed to protect the individuals involved in education. This title deals with many student issues, such as attendance, due process rights, freedom of speech, search and seizure, discrimination, discipline, and testing. It also addresses religion and employment terms and conditions for teachers, along with their constitutional rights. What Do I Do When: The Answer Book on Special Education Practice and Procedure. By Steven Lake. (KF 4209.3 .L35) The IDEA imposes rigid timelines and procedures and a school district’s failure to comply could lead to due process complaints, dismissal of existing actions or even denial of FAPE. In hundreds of plain-language questions and answers, The Answer Book on Special Education Practice and Procedure deciphers the complicated procedural requirements that districts must follow.
Surfing From River City – Catch a Performance! In April 2011, the Sacramento City Council unanimously decided to loan $300,000 to the struggling California Musical Theatre to help it stay afloat. As members of this community, we can support the local theaters by attending their outstanding performances. Here are some links to local theaters that could use your support! B Street Theatre http://www.bstreettheatre.org/ B Street Theatre continues to keep critics raving and audiences coming back for contemporary productions ranging from popular classics to first time debuts. Check its website for ticket prices and to see shows for the upcoming season. Capital Stage http://www.capstage.org/index.html Capital Stage continues the commitment of bringing the hottest new plays and playwrights to the Sacramento region. “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!)” and “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” will be showing during the holiday season. Celebration Arts http://celebrationarts.net/index.html Celebration Arts is a multicultural, multidiscipline performing arts organization known for developing raw talent and presenting fine Updates from the PJ - continued from page 7 time credits. (Pen. Code §§ 3000, 3000.01, 3000.08, 300.09 and 2932.) Will this advance the Governor’s objective? Not likely. First, parole is a function of the executive branch, not the courts. As the United States Supreme Court observed, parole is an “integral part of the penological system” and thus traditionally handled by administrative officers. (Morrissey v. Brewer (1972) 408 U.S. 471.) Second, AB 109 provides no funding for the increased workload courts are to assume. Courts already desperately need additional judges and resources to properly handle present workloads. In SacramentoCounty, lit- Compiled by Robyn M. Moltzen, Public Services Librarian, SacramentoCounty Public Law Library quality productions. Check its website for ticket prices and to see shows for the upcoming season. Community Center Theater http://www.sacramentoconventioncenter.com/venues/communityCenterTheat er/ The Community Center Theater is home to the season productions of Broadway Sacramento, The Sacramento Ballet, Sacramento Opera, Sacramento Philharmonic, Sacramento Community Concerts and Sacramento Speakers Series. Upcoming theater productions include “Shrek the Musical,” “Westside Story,” and “Mamma Mia!”. Music Circus at the Wells Fargo Pavilion http://calmt.com/index.cfm?page=1138 200 The upcoming seven-show season will include the Music Circus premiere of the Broadway musical blockbuster “Miss Saigon” and the return of five music-theatre classics never before produced in the nine-year history of the Wells Fargo Pavilion, including: “Oliver!,” “Anything Goes,” “Camelot,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” and “I Do! I Do!”. igants wait up to three hours to file papers in our Family Law Court; we are four months behind in setting demurrers and motions for summary judgment; and callers inquiring about traffic citations are kept on hold an average of 14 minutes waiting to talk to a clerk. The Administrative Office of the Courts projects up to 38,000 new judicial hearings per year if courts become the state’s “parole authority.” The AOC estimates this will require 85 to 122 new judgeships statewide, costing up to $354 million the first year alone. Finally, a parolee is entitled to a hearing offering basic due process protections, but not the full panoply of rights associated with a criminal prosecution. (Morrissey v. Brewer, supra, 408 U.S. at 489.) The Board of Parole Roseville Theatre Arts Academy http://www.rosevilletheatreartsacademy.co m/ The Roseville Theatre Academy features The Treehouse Players, who dedicate themselves to providing shows that are enjoyable for the entire family. They take classic fairytales, new and original fairytales, and favorite storybook tales and perform them with their own comedic twist. They just wrapped up production of “A Tale of Sleeping Beauty.” These shows are perfect for ages 3 to 103! Sutter Street Theatre http://www.sutterstreettheatre.com/stag e9/default.php The Sutter Street Theatre has a history of presenting whole seasons of award winning comedies, musicals, and young people's theatre. “Cabaret” and “Witness for the Prosecution” are but a part of the upcoming off-Broadway series. Woodland Opera House http://thewoodlandoperahouse.art.office live.com/default.aspx The Woodland Opera House provides a variety of productions such as its Theatre for Families series, which includes “The Canterville Ghost,” “Schoolhouse Rock Live,” and “Go Dog Go”. Other upcoming productions include “Irving Berlins White Christmas” and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “South Pacific”. Hearings conducts parole revocations as administrative hearings, using civil service hearing officers. It makes no sense to replace these summary administrative proceedings with court hearings in the name of reducing costs. Instead, costs will soar. There is much to commend Governor’s Brown’s proposal to realign state and local responsibilities for low-level felons. Providing increased local sentencing options is a good idea, particularly for SacramentoCounty where the probation department has been decimated. But shifting parole responsibilities to the courts has no upside, will needlessly increase taxpayer costs, and could all but close the courthouse to civil litigants. JULY/AUGUST 2011 SACRAMENTO LAWYER 13