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May 2024 TLRC Lawyers in the Library: Family Law & Estate Planning

On Tuesday May 7th the Temecula Law Resource Center hosted its first Lawyers in the Library event of 2024! In partnership with the Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library and lawyers from Shoup Legal and Grey Legal Group, the event reached over 30 patrons. The event started with a 1-hour presentation delivered by the attorneys on Estate Planning and Family Law. The Grey Legal Group covered divorce basics: key terminology, child and spousal support, and what to expect from the California Courts....

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Basics of the Law for Mobile home Park Tenants

Do you own a mobile home that is parked on land, which you lease from a mobile home park? If so, you’re not alone. According to the California Department of Housing and Community Development, as of Jun 1, 2023, there are 5,908 Mobile home and RV Parks in the state of California, which accommodate about 375,438 mobile home spaces. Mobile homes are proving to be a more affordable option for housing in the state, and lawmakers are drafting laws to deal with the specificities of mobile home living.   Mobile...

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New labor laws taking effect in 2024

In 2023, the cry of organized labor was heard across the nation. We bore witness to events such as the Screenwriter’s Guild strike and the rumbles leading up to President Biden’s blocking of a U.S Railroad strike. Based on the legislation going into effect in 2024, it seems that those calls were heard by California’s state government. More than 10 of the new laws are geared towards improving working conditions. Here, I will go into detail on a couple of interesting ones.  The biggest news in...

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Holiday Memories: Recap of the 2023 RCLL Holiday Dinner

To close out each year, the Riverside County Law Library hosts a dinner wherein members of the board and staff from all three branches are invited and treated to an upscale dining experience. Although I have worked at RCLL for several years, this was my first opportunity to attend the annual Holiday dinner. From everyone’s perspective, this was definitely a year to remember, from the quality of the food and the effort of the staff who organized it. A system of rotation governs the decision as...

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A Vibrant Staff Retreat: Unveiling True Colors, Barbie Style, and Exploring Justice

In the fast-paced world of professional life, it’s essential to take a step back, recharge, and reconnect with colleagues. Our recent staff retreat was the perfect blend of learning, bonding, and fun! With a Real Colors Workshop, a Barbie-themed ambiance, abundant food, and an eye-opening tour of the District Attorney’s and Public Defender’s offices, it was an event to remember.  The journey started with our Riverside and Temecula staff members taking an adventurous drive out...

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In Clients We Trust

America’s political sphere is characterized today by a unique combination of an all-time high in civic participation by the populace, and an all-time high in distrust for those same institutions. During the 2020 election, an unprecedented 66.9% of eligible voters participated in the election [1]. However, In 2022, it was reported that only 25% of the population have a great deal of confidence in the Supreme Court [2]. Perhaps, these trends mark a healthy direction in our democracy towards an awareness...

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The Declaration of Independence and Us

Prior to July 4th, 1776, the United States of America was a set of colonies owned by King George III’s England. The story of our independence is familiar enough: some guys in red face threw tea into the Boston Harbor, representation in the media without taxation was the talk of the town, British people were tar and feathered, and, finally, America was born. As it turns out, historical causality is a tricky thing to tease out. The haphazard list of events we associate with the American Revolution...

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The Decline of Political Civility and What We Can All Do to Combat This Trend

The 2023 National Law Day theme of Cornerstones of Democracy; Civics, Civility, and Collaboration is a strong reminder of a new state of American politics and law. This year’s theme invoked a concerned message in support of rebuilding trust in our nation’s institutions and leaders, as well as regaining respect and willingness to collaborate with opposing views from one’s own [2]. In an era of growing political divide in the United States and worldwide, the underlying sentiment between opposing...

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The Grand Reopening of the Victor Miceli Law Library: A Recap

After months of planning, preparation, and coordination, the Victor Miceli Law Library (VMLL) celebrated its grand reopening in downtown Riverside! On April 21st, 2023, California state dignitaries, Riverside County legal professionals, and members of the public gathered in downtown Riverside to celebrate a new milestone in the eight-decade history of the Riverside County Law Library (RCLL) organization. What started in 1941 with the first official board meeting minutes has now culminated with...

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