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Bret Christensen
Works at Riverside County Law Library
Attended Western State University-College of Law-Argosy
Lives in California
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Thus sayeth the Librarian
Have you ever read the Bible ? Whether you have or have not, let me clue you into a pertinent fact. When the text says, "Thus sayeth [ the prophet ] or [ the Lord ]," that's the time you should pay attention.  Like the prophets of old, your modern law Libra...
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Calm Down
For the most part, I really dig being a Librarian.  The part(s) that I don't like is when people take their frustrations out on the Librarian (in this case, me).   Take, for example, the young lady who came in the other day.  Seems young lady was a paralega...
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Issues
Working as a Reference Librarian can sometimes be a rough job.  Take, for instance, the other day whilst reading an article about a guy who got caught fiddling with young kids , a young woman came in saying she was referred to me by a "friend."  Seems young...
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Pants on Fire
The other day I was reading an article that read:  Former L.A. sheriff admits guilty in jail abuse scandal .  What happened was that illegal stuff was going on at the LA County jail and, as it turned out, former Sheriff Lee Baca knew about it.  What was so ...
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It's all in the Delivery
So, a guy comes into the library and starts his question with a joke.  A blond goes to a library and LOUDLY says to the Librarian:  "I'D LIKE A BURGER, FRIES AND A SHAKE!"  The Librarian looks at the blond like she has a third eye and says slowly: "This is ...
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Love California, Hate California
The other day, I was reading an article in the Daily Journal about a case called People v. Perez (2016 DJDAR 349; Jan 13, 2016).  Seems Mr. Perez was being questioned about a robbery and subsequent murder of the victim by his accomplice.  Seems during the c...
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Can't Win for Losing
It is a strange day when I don't see a lawsuit where someone isn't doing something stupid that then causes them grief for untold years to come. Take the case I read the other day, Goodrich v. Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center .  Seems Doctor was hired.  ...
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Word of the Month for May 2016: Latent
There used to be a time when I was surprised about stuff. Graft , corruption , greed - few things surprise me, anymore.  Take, for example, the story about the latest Parmesan Cheese scandal.   Seems the FDA recently conducted a raid on Castle Cheese, Inc. ...
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It's a Jungle Out There
Sometimes, I have difficulty coming up with stuff to blog about.  Today is not one of those days.   See, on my drive to work today, I see this guy/pedestrian trying to cross the street whilst standing in the crosswalk.  Being a dutiful and defensive driver ...
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Word of the Month for April 2016: Stop
What is it about words (or the meanings people associate with words) that people freak out when someone says something, regardless of context?  I mean, a word that is so offensive to them that they will tear you a new one  if that word is uttered. Of course...
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I have a 2003 gmc envoy XL.  The rear blower/ac rarely works anymore and the wife is bugging me to get it fixed.  I can't find anything on youtube on how to fix a rear blower motor (if that is the problem).
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It's just that simple
Last night I had a young-ish woman come into our law library looking for a motion to vacate a judgment .  Seems she had been in the law library a few days before but was overwhelmed with the sheer majesty of the resources.  I understand her frustration - I ...
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Law Librarian
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  • Riverside County Law Library
    Research & Instructional Services Librarian, present
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Popularity comes from pleasing man; greatness comes from pleasing God.
Introduction
I am a law Librarian.  I'm also a friend, a knight in shining armor to my wife, and a horsey for my kids.  I don't have a pointy nose, thick black glasses, or a bun in my hair, but I do provide killer reference services to darn near everyone.  I like to garden, bake, BBQ, smoke meat, and would give Bobby Flay a run for his money on my two-burner propane grill.
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If lawyers can do legal research, ANYONE can do legal research
Education
  • Western State University-College of Law-Argosy
    Law, 1990 - 1993
  • California State University, San Jose
    Library Science, 2001 - 2004
  • California State University, Fullerton
    Business (Finance), 1987 - 1990
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