May 2024: News & Events

Asian American History Month

“[T]he Senate: (1) acknowledges that the framework of anti-Chinese legislation, including the Chinese Exclusion Act, is incompatible with the basic founding principles of equality recognized in the Declaration of Independence; (2) regrets passing six decades of legislation targeting the Chinese people for physical and political exclusion; and (3) reaffirms its commitment to preserving the same civil rights and constitutional protections for people of Chinese or other Asian descent in the United States accorded to all others."

- California State Senate Resolution 201 (2011)

The library is open to the public Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. but is closed for Memorial Day on Monday May 27, 2024.

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Upcoming MCLEs:

Registration required 24-hours in advance at

Do not delay; space is limited!

5/10: The Consequences of Criminal Convictions in Occupational & Professional Licenses Cases

1:30 - 2:30 PM

1 MCLE Credit

Many occupational and professional licensing agencies consider criminal convictions when deciding whether to grant or discipline a license. This presentation will help criminal defense attorneys and unrepresented parties understand the consequences of criminal convictions in the licensing context, what it means for a conviction to be “substantially related” to a profession, and recent legal changes affecting expungements of convictions.

Join the Honorable Sean Gavin and criminal defense attorney Jennifer Mouzis in their presentation of this important webinar.

The Honorable Sean Gavin has served at the Sacramento Office of Administrative Hearings since January 2019. Before that, he spent 11 years as a civil litigator, focusing on employment law, landlord tenant law, and business law.

Jennifer Mouzis, founder and principal attorney at Mouzis Criminal Defense, heads a Sacramento-based, women-led law firm specializing in defending individuals accused of criminal conduct by state or federal entities. A 1998 graduate of McGeorge School of Law, Jennifer has litigated criminal cases statewide as a former deputy district attorney and private defense counsel. Actively engaged in community service, she serves on the boards of the Sacramento County Bar Association (SCBA) and California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ), the Upper Room Dining Hall, and founded and chairs the nonprofit When There Are Nine (WTA9), dedicated to addressing inequities in the legal system for women and marginalized groups.

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Register before 5/9

5/31: Foundational Tax Reduction Strategies for Law Firm Owners

noon - 1:00 PM

1 MCLE credit

Join this webinar to uncover indispensable tax reduction strategies tailored for solo or small law firm owners. Delve into core, foundational strategies expressly permitted by the Internal Revenue Code that are essential for maximizing tax savings and minimizing tax liabilities.

Our presenter will guide you through identifying these strategies and spotting potential red flags during implementation to reduce state and federal audit risk. Additionally, we’ll discuss the ideal law firm owner profile for each strategy, empowering you to make informed decisions aligned with your firm’s goals. Don’t miss this opportunity to optimize your tax savings expertise and secure a stronger financial future for you and your practice!

Presenter Tyler Q. Dahl Esq., LLM (Tax), CTC is an attorney at law, certified tax coach, and the founder of the Dahl Law Group. The firm helps clients in Estate Planning and Business Law, with a focus on business owners and real estate investors. Mr. Dahl’s practice focuses on tax law, including estate and income tax reduction strategies. He has been selected as a Super Lawyer of Northern California for 8 consecutive years and was also selected as a Top Attorney in Sacramento, California, by Sacramento Magazine. The firm was also nominated as one of the best Estate Planning law firms in Sacramento by the Sacramento Bee. Mr. Dahl has been a guest speaker for many prominent organizations, such as the SCBA, Vistage International, Financial Planning Association of Northern California, and the Sacramento County Public Law Library.

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Register before 5/30

Additional Programs, Services, & Updates

Ask A Lawyer Returns!

The Housing & Economic Rights Advocates are returning to the library with free, topic-based webinars where members of the public may ask their legal questions on topics such a landlord/tenant law, consumer protection, estate planning, credit/debt issues, remedies for domestic violence, and more!

Join us on Zoom May 10, at noon for Estate Planning.

Bring your questions!

Registration is required.

For more information, contact

Past video are available here.

Our Lawyers in the Library Programs offers free 20-minute consultations with volunteer attorneys. For May appointment and registration instructions, visit our website.

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Circulation & Passports


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The time is always right to pay your overdue fees! Start your spring with a call to the circulation desk to find out how!

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Planning a summer trip? Avoid waiting until the last minute to renew your passport.

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