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Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 2

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Sep 10

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Makarchuk v. State

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Makarchuk v. State
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – POSTCONVICTION DA 14-0082, 2014 MT 246N, GORDON MAKARCHUK, Petitioner and Appellant, v. STATE OF MONTANA, Respondent and Appellee.
  • Sep 10

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of K.R.W-B.

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of K.R.W-B.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – JUVENILE DA 13-0615, 2014 MT 245N, IN THE MATTER OF: K.R.W-B., A Youth Under the Age of Eighteen.
  • Sep 10

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Mahoney

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Mahoney
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – DUI-FELONY DA 13-0527, 2014 MT 244N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. DANIEL MAHONEY, Defendant and Appellant.
Rank this Week: 20

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Sep 16

    FBI Says Biometric Database has Reached “Full Operational Capability”

    FBI Says Biometric Database has Reached “Full Operational Capability”
    “The FBI announced that the Next Generation Identification system, one of the largest biometric databases in the world, has reached “full operational capability.” In 2013, EPIC filed a Freedom of Information…
  • Sep 16

    The New Climate Economy Report 2014

    The New Climate Economy Report 2014
    Better Growth Better Economy - The New Climate Economy - The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate - The Synthesis Report “All over the world, people want to achieve better lives for themselves and for their…
  • Sep 16

    The Cost of Carbon – Interactive Database

    The Cost of Carbon – Interactive Database
    “This is a living documentation of the price we are all paying for carbon pollution. Find out how you are paying, add your cost, and share with those who can help to end climate denial and put a price on carbon.” “The Cost…
Rank this Week: 23

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 16

    Short Updates: A Thank-You to Eugene Meehan

    Short Updates: A Thank-You to Eugene Meehan
    The amount of information required to stay abreast of the changing law, in a general sense, is massive. Supreme Court of Canada statistics tell us that there were over 70 decisions to read from that court alone every year. Add your…
  • Sep 16

    Legal Business Development: Are You the Tortoise or the Hare?

    Legal Business Development: Are You the Tortoise or the Hare?
    Let’s be honest, most lawyers want the business development process to be more like a sprint to the winners circle. But the reality is that the winner’s circle is reserved for the slow and steady. THAT is not what you wanted to…
  • Sep 16

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on technology, research and practice. Technology Easily Tweak Windows Settings With the God Mode Folder Dan…
Rank this Week: 40

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Sep 16

    Legal transactional hackathon: Code the Deal: 19-21 September 2014, NYC

    Legal transactional hackathon: Code the Deal: 19-21 September 2014, NYC
    Code the Deal, a legal transactional hackathon, is scheduled to be held 19-21 September 2014, in New York City. The event is organized by Legal Hackers and Nixon Peabody. Here is a description, from the event’s Website: Code the Deal…
  • Sep 16

    Legal informatics papers at ICFIS 2014

    Legal informatics papers at ICFIS 2014
    A number of papers on legal informatics, legal data analysis, or legal information were presented at ICFIS 2014: International Conference on Forensic Inference and Statistics, held 19-22 August 2014 in Leiden. The program is available at:…
  • Sep 14

    Legal Citation Hackathon, 13 September 2014: Results, storify, links, and resource

    Legal Citation Hackathon, 13 September 2014: Results, storify, links, and resource
    Legal Citation Hackathon was held 13 September 2014 at Fastcase, in Washington, DC. The event was organized by DC Legal Hackers. Projects and datasets worked on at the hackathon are listed at:…
Rank this Week: 63

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Sep 16

    Call for Papers: Privacy and International Law

    Call for Papers: Privacy and International Law
    The Utrecht Journal of International and European Union Law invites submissions for a special edition on Privacy under International and European Law. The submission deadline is Sept. 30, 2014. See Utrecht Journal Call for Papers –…
  • Sep 16

    Supreme Court Fellows Program

    Supreme Court Fellows Program
    The Supreme Court Fellows Program invites applications for fellows to engage for one year in the work of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, the Federal Judicial Center, or the United…
  • Sep 14

    Asian Pacific American Law & Public Policy Conference—Cambridge, MA

    Asian Pacific American Law & Public Policy Conference—Cambridge, MA
    The Harvard Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) hosts the 21st Annual National Conference on Law and Public Policy Feb. 7, 2015. mw
Rank this Week: 69

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Sep 12

    The Official Launch of the Andover Institute October 17th

    The Official Launch of the Andover Institute October 17th
    Originally posted on Andover Institute:Andover Institute Launch: A Hub for Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning Please join us to celebrate the official launch of the Andover Institute on Friday, October 17, 2014. The program…
  • Aug 29

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning
    Originally posted on Andover Institute:As we continue to advance our Connected Learning efforts, we are seeking to hire an experienced math instructor who will support the development of online modules and work with us to explore…
  • Jul 2

    Recent Books: on Adolescence, Technology, Sexuality, and More

    Recent Books: on Adolescence, Technology, Sexuality, and More
    A few times per year, I have been sharing a “Head of School’s bookshelf” with community members at Phillips Academy.  It comes this time in two parts: 1) six books that are among those I’ve read in the past few…
Rank this Week: 77

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 96

Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

Features library news and information. From the College of Law of England and Wales.

http://guildfordlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Sep 16

    Are you really taking it all in?

    Are you really taking it all in?
    Take time to assess your learning style…reading from screens may not suit us all. Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds  
  • Sep 15

    LexisLibrary and Westlaw training dates now on Elite

    LexisLibrary and Westlaw training dates now on Elite
    Westlaw and LexisLibrary database training sessions are now on Elite. Either go to My Guildford/Sign up and Events or click on the Library Training tab above. This will take you to the same page on Elite. Don’t forget to sign…
  • Sep 8

    Welcome

    Welcome
    The Guildford library team would like to extend a warm welcome to all new LPC, GDL and LLB students and to all students returning for the second year of your course.  Throughout the academic year we’ll be aiming to offer you…
Rank this Week: 143

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Sep 16

    Libraries Balk at OverDrive Change

    Libraries Balk at OverDrive Change
    “In a letter to OverDrive CEO Steve Potash, the ReadersFirst coalition of libraries has protested a change that would require new users of OverDrive’s app to register accounts directly with OverDrive. Stressing that…
  • Sep 16

    Loeb Classical Library Goes Digital

    Loeb Classical Library Goes Digital
    “The Loeb Classical Library, the series of trim red (Latin) and green (Greek) volumes beloved of generations of students and design geeks, has slipped its distinctive color-coded covers and headed into the ether. The Digital Loeb…
  • Sep 16

    References, Please

    References, Please
    “In the age of the Internet, do we really need footnotes to reference quotations we have made in the text? For a book to be taken seriously, does it have to take us right to the yellowing page of some crumbling edition guarded in the…
Rank this Week: 192

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library…

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library Blog

Features legal news and research guides. From Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

http://lawlibrary.case.edu/blog
  • Nov 9

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk
    The Case Western Reserve Law Review has put a lot of really solid work into the typesetting and page layout of their journal. Besides some real benefits for their operation in the pre-production process, this reformatting makes the Law Review…
  • Nov 8

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction
    The votes are still being counted in 27 states as of 5pm. However, the election has been called and President Barack Obama will serve an additional four years as President.
  • Nov 5

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction
    Last Tuesday I posted the information from four election map sites. I have posted at the end of this blog the information from today for those same sites. Not surprisingly, not one of the maps has gone completely unchanged.
Rank this Week: 291

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

Covers developments in legal information and legal information technologies for research and practice.

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • Sep 15

    ‘Road to Justice’ Exhibit in Osgoode Library Examines Historical Discriminatory Treatment of Immigrants in Canada

    ‘Road to Justice’ Exhibit in Osgoode Library Examines Historical Discriminatory Treatment of Immigrants in Canada
    Road to Justice, a new exhibit which opens today in the Osgoode Library, documents the historical discriminatory treatment of Chinese Canadians and other immigrants of colour in Canada, the communities’ triumph over racism and the…
  • Sep 11

    A Bounty of Bookplate

    A Bounty of Bookplate
    The Osgoode Library has purchased a modest collection of twenty-eight bookplates of various Canadian legal personages. These bookplates are of interest for biographical, bibliographical and professional reasons, and are also sure to be of…
  • Sep 8

    Online services training

    Online services training
    The Law Library is pleased to offer the following training sessions for upper year and graduate students. (First year students will receive training in the Legal Process class.) Quicklaw/LexisNexis Academic: Monday September 22 from 12:30 to…
Rank this Week: 306

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/rare-books
  • Sep 11

    The Panama map puzzle

    The Panama map puzzle
    I picked up a volume to catalog that until recently was in the the Los Angeles County Law Library. We acquired it at auction in London in the spring 2014. The title is De mercatura decisiones, et tractatus varii et di rebus ad eam…
  • Sep 5

    2015 Yale Law Library Rare Book Fellowship

    2015 Yale Law Library Rare Book Fellowship
    Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Yale Law Library Rare  Book Fellowship. Here are the details. FIXED DURATION POSITION: 6 months from date of hire; non-renewable EXPECTED START DATE: Jan/Feb 2015 (flexible start date)
  • Sep 2

    New exhibit: "The Common Law Epitomiz'd: Anthony Taussig's Law Books"

    New exhibit: "The Common Law Epitomiz'd: Anthony Taussig's Law Books"
    “The Common Law Epitomiz’d: Anthony Taussig’s Law Books” is the latest exhibit from the Yale Law Library’s Rare Book collection. It showcases the Law Library’s acquisitions from the greatest private…
Rank this Week: 319

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, information technology and news for law librarians. By David Badertscher.

http://www.criminallawlibraryblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Mar 26

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look
    The people at The Jury Expert are excited about moving to a new platrorm, Wordpress, where they can incorporate a new look and possibly some new features as well. Below is their e-mail announcing the change and providing links so you can see…
Rank this Week: 337

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Legal information and research resouces. By the Michael E. Moritz Law Library at Ohio State University.

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Asking for Help

    Asking for Help
    We have one more story to add to the list of attorneys with mental health and addiction issues. Unfortunately, it's less frequent that we have stories of recovery to post, though a blog post from a few months back did highlight one attorney's…
  • Sep 10

    The PACER Debacle

    The PACER Debacle
    Librarians, researchers, and attorneys have come to love PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records), the online database of federal pleadings. It's a terrific resource for those following cases or who need examples of real complaints…
  • Sep 8

    ABA Journal Fiction Prize

    ABA Journal Fiction Prize
    The Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction has been awarded to John Grisham for Sycamore Row. We have the book in our collection if you need some light reading to take your mind off of studying. If that novel is off the shelf, you're welcome to…
Rank this Week: 419

Law Library of Congress: Global…

Law Library of Congress: Global Legal Monitor

Covers legal news and developments worldwide. By the Law Library of Congress.

http://www.loc.gov/law/
  • Nov 19

    United Arab Emirates: New Law Imposes Sanctions on Online Demands for Regime Change

    United Arab Emirates: New Law Imposes Sanctions on Online Demands for Regime Change
    Communications and electronic information - On November 13, 2012, the United Arab Emirates amended Federal Law 2-2006 on electronic crimes. The amended legislation includes provisions that punish anyone convicted of using digital means to…
  • Nov 15

    France: Approval of Same-Sex Marriage Draft Law

    France: Approval of Same-Sex Marriage Draft Law
    Family - France's Council of Ministers (Conseil des Ministres, Cabinet) approved a draft law on November 7, 2012, that legalizes marriage for same-sex couples. The proposal gives such couples the rights usually assigned to marriage, as... The…
  • Nov 9

    Egypt: Government Decides to Postpone Implementation of Real Property Tax Law

    Egypt: Government Decides to Postpone Implementation of Real Property Tax Law
    Taxation - On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers…
Rank this Week: 410

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Sep 16

    New 2014 Edition: Universal Citation Guide

    New 2014 Edition: Universal Citation Guide
    From HeinOnline: “The Universal Citation Guide, 3rd ed. recognizes the current practices of legal researchers who often consult an electronic research tool without ever seeing a print volume of a reporter or code sitting on a library…
  • Sep 16

    Small Claims Court Resources for Oregon Lawyers: CLEs, Video, Books, History

    Small Claims Court Resources for Oregon Lawyers: CLEs, Video, Books, History
    We have lots of OLR blog posts for the public about Oregon Small Claims Courts (SCC), but this particular OLR blog post addresses the most frequently asked SCC questions from Oregon attorneys: Small Claims Courts? County Circuit and Justice…
  • Sep 15

    How to Dispose of Used Law Books – Maybe Even for Money!

    How to Dispose of Used Law Books – Maybe Even for Money!
    The Lawbook Exchange has put a call out for used law books. See their latest Want/Need list and contact information below. (You can also link to our How to Dispose of Used Law Books guide, which is getting ready for … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 442

Paul L. Boley Law Library

Paul L. Boley Law Library

Features library updates. From the Lewis & Clark Law School.

https://law.lclark.edu/library/
Rank this Week: 447

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8…

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8 and the Right to Marry

Articles and comments by attorneys and legal scholars, and related legal news. From Michael Ginsborg.

http://prop8legalcommentary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Farewell

    Farewell
    In May, I decided that I would need a hiatus to prepare an article on a subject unrelated to this site. I have just completed my forthcoming article for law librarians, "Ending Our Conflicts of Interest to Protect Consumers of Legal…
  • May 22

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging
    I regret that, for at least several weeks, I will lack time to update this site on a regular basis. I face two challenges. First, I expect to publish an article on a subject I have been thinking about for 20 years.
  • May 15

    Legal news this month

    Legal news this month
    Domestic partnership
Rank this Week: 460

Law Library Letter

Law Library Letter

Summaries of recent Wyoming Supreme Court decisions and law library information. From the Wyoming State Law Library.

http://wyolawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • May 14

    Summary 2014 WY 62

    Summary 2014 WY 62
    Summary of Decision May 14, 2014Justice Fox delivered the opinion of the Court. Reversed.Case Name: LEEKS CANYON RANCH, LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company; LEEKS CANYON, LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company; ELIZABETH LOCKHART and…
  • May 14

    Summary 2014 WY 61

    Summary 2014 WY 61
    Summary of Decision May 12, 2014Justice Davis delivered the opinion for the court. Affirmed. Case Name: IN THE MATTER OF THE WORKER’S COMPENSATION CLAIM OF: CHRISTINA S. HIRSCH, AN EMPLOYEE OF BORDER FOODS, INC. v. STATE OF WYOMING…
  • May 8

    Summary 2014 WY 60

    Summary 2014 WY 60
    Summary of Decision May 8, 2014Justice Fox delivered the opinion of the Court. Affirmed.Case Name: GILBERT ORTIZ, JR. v. THE STATE OF WYOMINGDocket Number: S-13-0127URL: http://www.courts.state.wy.us/Opinions.aspxAppeal from the District…
Rank this Week: 543

Collection Development Blog

Collection Development Blog

Covers legal news and resources. By the Servies Collection Development Department of the Hong Kong University Library.

http://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cdblog
  • Sep 16

    Scheduled System Maintenance on Wisenew

    Scheduled System Maintenance on Wisenew
    A system maintenance for Wisenews / Wisers Service Platforms has been scheduled on Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 from 18:00 to 23:15 (Hong Kong Time GMT+8). During this period, all services will be temporarily unavailable. addthis_url =…
  • Sep 7

    Temporary Suspension of China INFOBANK and Soshoo Online Database Service

    Temporary Suspension of China INFOBANK and Soshoo Online Database Service
    China INFOBANK (中國資訊行) and Soshoo Online Database Service may be temporarily suspended owing to emergency problems of the network system in the Beijing Data centre. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.…
  • Sep 2

    Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

    Latest Resources from Migration Information Source
    Spotlight Vietnamese Immigrants in the United States The once-tiny population of Vietnamese immigrants in the United States has grown to become the country’s sixth largest foreign-born group in the span of several decades, with the…
Rank this Week: 603

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Lyon Declaration

    Lyon Declaration
    Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development. The "Lyon Declaration" is calling on members of  the United Nations to "... ensure that everyone has access to, and is able to understand, use and share the information…
  • Sep 4

    How to Resolve Business Disputes and Turn Them into Opportunitie

    How to Resolve Business Disputes and Turn Them into Opportunitie
    AUTHOR BIO:Juliet Martin is a freelance writer from Aquarius Trust Groupa collective of inter-related companies which together, offer a full range of company management and trust services.Although it would seem as though conflict and disputes…
  • Sep 1

    Biall Conference 2015 - Call for Papers out now

    Biall Conference 2015 - Call for Papers out now
    The Biall Conference Committee have today launched the Call for Papers for the 2015 Conference.Deadline for submissions: Friday 3rd October 2014.Event details: Hilton Metropole, Brighton Thursday 11th - Saturday 13th June, 2015. …
Rank this Week: 591

The Gavel

The Gavel

Features legal and library news. By the Oklahoma City University Law Library.

http://law.okcu.edu/?cat=19
  • Sep 14

    September Celebrations of Native American Cultures in Oklahoma

    September Celebrations of Native American Cultures in Oklahoma
    Oklahoma has a strong and vibrant Native American heritage, and this month there are three huge events taking place across the state that celebrate the Native American culture. The events are all open to the public and give attendees a…
  • Sep 10

    117 years of drunk driving regulation

    117 years of drunk driving regulation
    On September 10, 1897, the first arrest for drunk driving occurred in London when George Smith drove his taxi into a building while under the influence of alcohol. (http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-drunk-driving-arrest).…
  • Sep 3

    ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Reaches the Law School

    ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Reaches the Law School
    Professor Emeritus Dan Morgan nominated Oklahoma City University School of Law Dean Valerie Couch and Professor of Law Michael Gibson to accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and they rose to the challenge on Tuesday, September 2, 2014,…
Rank this Week: 583

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Sep 11

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Congressional Hearings on ProQuest Congressional

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Congressional Hearings on ProQuest Congressional
    ProQuest Congressional is Jenkins' go-to source for U.S. legislative materials, including Hearings, House and Senate Documents, House and Senate Reports, and more. Hearings are meetings of the House, Senate, or a committee to discuss proposed…
  • Aug 28

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Model Penal Code on HeinOnline

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Model Penal Code on HeinOnline
    The Model Penal Code was adopted by the American Law Institute in 1962 and officially printed with Explanatory Notes in 1985. The Code is a compilation of model laws regarding the definition of crimes, treatment and correction, and the…
  • Aug 21

    LexisNexis Practice Guides for New Jersey Now Available

    LexisNexis Practice Guides for New Jersey Now Available
    We recently added LexisNexis Practice Guides for New Jersey to our collection! Topics include civil discovery, criminal procedure, insurance litigation, pretrial practice, probate and estate administration, and more. Search the Jenkins'…
Rank this Week: 594

Hunter's Query

Hunter's Query

Features research tips and law library news. From the Howard W. Hunter Law Library at the J. Reuben Clark Law School.

http://huntersquery.byulaw.info/wordpress/
  • Sep 10

    Legal Info. Overload

    Legal Info. Overload
    Researchers deal with a consistent problem these days – legal information overload.  The sheer amount of legal information can be overwhelming, especially for new researchers.  While the abundance of legal information…
  • Aug 27

    New Classroom

    New Classroom
    As many of you know, the library’s room 275/76 was one of several areas under construction this summer.  Room 275/76 was originally the library’s computer lab, but as laptops become common the space was better used as a…
  • Aug 19

    Welcome, Class of 2017!

    Welcome, Class of 2017!
    The Law Library is happy to welcome the class of 2017 to the law school!  We’re excited that you’re here with us and want you to know that we’re here to help you throughout your legal education.  In addition to the…
Rank this Week: 581

Legal Research Plus

Legal Research Plus

By Paul Lomio, Erika V. Wayne, Kate, Wilko and George Wilson. The authors are law librarians and advanced legal research instructors at Stanford Law School.

http://legalresearchplus.com
Rank this Week: 599

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal…

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Provides tips on Canadian legal research.

http://mireau.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 10

    New "small" for small claim

    New "small" for small claim
    The Alberta Provincial Court Civil Division monetary limit has been raised to $50,000 with this regulation amendment. Effective August 1, 2014 a small claim is not so small.
  • Jun 18

    Survey: Alberta Law Librarie

    Survey: Alberta Law Librarie
    Attention: Law librariansThe Law Society of Alberta is seeking input from the legal community on our future involvement in funding of Alberta Law Libraries. The consultation will solicit input from practicing lawyers, the judiciary, law…
  • Jun 12

    Alberta Queen's Printer Stakeholder Survey

    Alberta Queen's Printer Stakeholder Survey
    Josette McEachern and I were among a group who participated in a stakeholder session this week about the Alberta Queen's Printer products and services.  To assist with results based budgeting, the QP is looking for feedback about how…
Rank this Week: 596

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Sep 16

    Get Certified in Bloomberg Law

    Get Certified in Bloomberg Law
    Did you know that Bloomberg Law offers a certification in their product? This is a great way to test your skills in Bloomberg Law and if you get certified it’s a great thing to add to your resume. To take the certification quiz click…
  • Sep 16

    Law Students, Law Professors and Mental Health

    Law Students, Law Professors and Mental Health
    A forthcoming article in Journal of Legal Education discusses the prevalence and impact of major clinical depression on law students, law professors, and the legal profession in general. The first part of the article cites statistics on…
  • Sep 15

    9/17: Constitution Day Activities on Campu

    9/17: Constitution Day Activities on Campu
    Cleveland State University is celebrating Constitution Day on September 17. 2014. Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. The Michael Schwartz Library (at the CSU tower) is…
Rank this Week: 628

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/harrisburg
Rank this Week: 634

MoreUs Law Library Blawg

MoreUs Law Library Blawg

Official blawg of the Arthur J. Morris Law Library at the University of Virginia School of Law.

http://uvalaw.typepad.com/library/
  • Sep 2

    Dengrove Art Show Reception This Thursday

    Dengrove Art Show Reception This Thursday
    The Law Library is pleased to announce the 17th annual University of Virginia Law Library Art Show, "The Courtroom Sketches of Ida Libby Dengrove." The opening reception for the exhibit will be this Thursday, September 4, from 5:00 pm to 7:00…
  • Aug 12

    Tools for Happy Lawyering through Mindfulne

    Tools for Happy Lawyering through Mindfulne
    Got a lot on your mind? We’re offering free tools for staying focused and being a happy law student (and lawyer)! Mindful lawyering is catching on in law schools and law practices across the country. Students and attorneys report that…
  • Aug 5

    U.Va. Libraries Servers to be Offline Sunday, Wednesday Morning

    U.Va. Libraries Servers to be Offline Sunday, Wednesday Morning
    All the University Library servers and services including Virgo, Libra, and www.library.virginia.edu will be down on Sunday, August 10, from 8am until noon and on Wednesday, August 13, from 6am until 8am as the University migrates to a new…
Rank this Week: 683

Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

Offers news items and resources relating to trial advocacy, with a focus on Washington State. By Mary Whisner.

http://trialadnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    Conflicts Among Wash. Court of Appeals Division

    Conflicts Among Wash. Court of Appeals Division
    Unlike the federal circuits, the Washington Court of Appeals is a "unitary system"—one court that sits in three divisions, not three separate courts. But sometimes panels from two divisions disagree with each other, so there can be…
  • Jun 20

    Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesse

    Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesse
    Under RPC 1.2(d), a "lawyer shall not counsel a client to engage, or assist a client, in conduct that the lawyer knows is criminal . . ."  Does this cover lawyers advising clients under Washington's new marijuana law, when possession is…
  • May 21

    Perceptions of Justice—Olympia, June 9

    Perceptions of Justice—Olympia, June 9
    The Washington State Minority and Justice Commission presents a half-day program, Perceptions of Justice, reviewing a report on Washingtonians' perceptions of how they are treated by the police and the courts.June 9, 2014, 8:45 a.m.-noonOB2…
Rank this Week: 709

Un blog pour l'information…

Un blog pour l'information juridique

By Emmanuel Barthe.

http://www.precisement.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 720

Carolina Blawg

Carolina Blawg

By the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law Library.

http://blogs.law.unc.edu/library/
  • Oct 31

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  • Jun 22

    eBooks in the Law Library

    eBooks in the Law Library
    There are many eBooks in the campus libraries about law. Try doing an advanced search and specify format = eBook. Here are the results of a search for subject=law and format=eBook.
  • Jun 8

    Additional translations of foreign penal codes - now on HeinOnline

    Additional translations of foreign penal codes - now on HeinOnline
    HeinOnline has added the American Series of Foreign Penal Codes to is Foreign and International Law Resources database. The newly added 32 volumes provide "accurate English translations of important Penal Codes of foreign countries." Each…
Rank this Week: 701

BarclayBlog

BarclayBlog

Legal research updates from around the world and new and interesting research resources and web sites of interest. From Syracuse University College of Law.

http://bllsulaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Law Firm Hiring practices in the economic downturn

    Law Firm Hiring practices in the economic downturn
    The economy continues to impact the traditional large law firm hiring cycle:A NY Times article focuses on 2Ls waiting for the chance to interview in the fall: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/26/business/26lawyers.html?em Some famous firms have…
  • May 4

    Movin' On

    Movin' On
    To my faithful readers: After many happyand productive years at the Barclay LawLibrary, I will be moving on to becomeExecutive Director of the Dewitt CommunityLibrary. This was a tough decision, but asa former library director always told…
  • Apr 26

    New Online Legal Magazine a "Refreshing Alternative" to Traditional Law Review

    New Online Legal Magazine a "Refreshing Alternative" to Traditional Law Review
    The Legal Workshop is a new online legal journalthat seeks to disseminate legal scholarship to a broadaudience of readers. The new endeavor is produced bya consortium of academic law reviews: Stanford LawReview, New York University Law…
Rank this Week: 735

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Features news and views from Ernester, the Hofstra School of Law Deane Law Library Virtual Cat.

http://deanelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    Blexlaw Training at Hofstra Law

    Blexlaw Training at Hofstra Law
    Are you a 2L/3L/LLM who wants an advanced training session on Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law or WestlawNext? Maybe a 1L who needs a makeup session or a more in-depth electronic database training before the Spring semester begins?No problem!…
  • Sep 15

    U.S. Law Week (BNA)

    U.S. Law Week (BNA)
    The U.S. Law Week (BNA) is a weekly publication providing highlights, summary and analysis of federal and state case law; and legislative and regulatory developments.  It has long been a go-to source for current awareness.  It is…
  • Sep 14

    Online Resources: Privacy & Data Security Law Resource Center (BNA)

    Online Resources: Privacy & Data Security Law Resource Center (BNA)
    If you are interested in a multi-source library that provides privacy and data security laws, developments, news, expert analysis, case law, practice tools, and more, then take a look at BNA's Privacy & Data Security Law Resource…
Rank this Week: 747

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • Sep 11

    The Panama map puzzle

    The Panama map puzzle
    I picked up a volume to catalog that until recently was in the the Los Angeles County Law Library. We acquired it at auction in London in the spring 2014. The title is De mercatura decisiones, et tractatus varii et di rebus ad eam…
  • Sep 11

    Disappearing Cases on PACER (and how to find them)

    Disappearing Cases on PACER (and how to find them)
    In preparing to implement the “next generation of the judiciary’s Case Management / Electronic Case Files System”, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts recently eliminated access to closed cases from four U.S. Courts…
  • Sep 10

    Stata & Statistics Training in Style: The November CELS workshop at Berkeley Law School

    Stata & Statistics Training in Style: The November CELS workshop at Berkeley Law School
    The 9th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies will be held at Boalt Hall in Berkeley, California on November 7-8, 2014. As in the past, CELS will showcase emerging studies and datasets and diverse research methodologies.
Rank this Week: 808

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

From the librarians of the Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    CALI Time Trial II

    CALI Time Trial II
    Did you enjoy playing with your CALI Time Trial cards last year? Or did you go directly to the fiendishly captivating online version, available on the CALI website?  Well there is an all new set of Time Trial cards - available for free…
  • Sep 3

    More on the PACER brouhaha

    More on the PACER brouhaha
    There has been a fair bit of negative commentary about the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts recent announcement that a whole bunch of case dockets have been removed from PACER in preparation for their move to a new, updated system.…
  • Aug 28

    Free Federal Rules books from LII and CALI

    Free Federal Rules books from LII and CALI
    CALI has announced that 2015 versions of the Federal Rules of Evidence, Criminal Procedure and Civil Procedure are now available. These books are powered by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School and distributed by…
Rank this Week: 746

Biddleblog

Biddleblog

Shares the latest news and events at Biddle and legal research tips. By the librarians of the Biddle Law Library and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

https://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/library/
  • Mar 19

    Extra! Extra! NYTimes.com Access for Penn Law!

    Extra! Extra! NYTimes.com Access for Penn Law!
    Penn Law faculty, current students, and staff now have online access to the New York Times at NYTimes.com and through smartphone apps. Registration is required.
  • Mar 12

    Highlighted Archives Collection: The Penn Law Review

    Highlighted Archives Collection: The Penn Law Review
    A look at the Penn Law Archives collection of the oldest continuously published law journal in the United States…
  • Mar 5

    New Library Acquisitions: February 2014

    New Library Acquisitions: February 2014
    Biddle Law Library continues to acquire new print and electronic titles.Take a look at our recent acquisitions!
Rank this Week: 809

Hearsay

Hearsay

Westminster Law Library's news and updates. Includes legal research tips, updates on resources (books, databases, websites etc.), event announcements and a news feed from Jurist. For the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law community.

http://westminsterlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 9

    Writing Tip of the Week: Writing the Summary of the Argument

    Writing Tip of the Week: Writing the Summary of the Argument
    The Summary of the Argument in a brief is, in a nutshell, a summary of the best reasons your client should win the case.  Judges often read the Summary before they read the brief, so the Summary sets up your argument by giving the judge…
  • Apr 3

    Writing Tip of the Week: Using Topic or Thesis Sentences in a Brief

    Writing Tip of the Week: Using Topic or Thesis Sentences in a Brief
    As in a legal memorandum, a topic or thesis sentence for a rule explanation in a brief signals your reader that you are introducing new material.  However, unlike a topic sentence in a memo, it is not an objective statement of the rule.…
  • Mar 25

    Writing Tip of the Week: Imply and Infer

    Writing Tip of the Week: Imply and Infer
    Writers sometimes mistakenly use the word “infer” when they really mean “imply.” Although the two words are related, they are used differently. To imply means to suggest or express indirectly.  To infermeans to…
Rank this Week: 755

D'Angelo Law Library Blog

D'Angelo Law Library Blog

Covers legal research.

http://lib.typepad.com/dangelo/
  • Mar 31

    The D’Angelo Law Library Blog has a New Home

    The D’Angelo Law Library Blog has a New Home
    We are pleased to announce that the D’Angelo Law Library blog now officially has a new home.  The University of Chicago Library has launched a News site that includes a dedicated section forLaw News.  Please visit it for the latest…
  • Mar 28

    New D'Angelo Law Library Blog Coming Soon!

    New D'Angelo Law Library Blog Coming Soon!
    We are excited to announce that later this week, we will be launching a new D'Angelo Law Library Blog, which will be a part of a new University Library-wide news site. The Blog will continue to feature the same mix of news and…
  • Mar 28

    Microsoft Office Training for Law Student

    Microsoft Office Training for Law Student
    A full day of Microsoft Office training for Law Students will be held on Saturday, April 2nd, beginning at 9:00 AM in classroom V.  This program will give students the basic skills on MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) needed during…
Rank this Week: 805

Librarian on the Edge

Librarian on the Edge

Thoughts on all things digital from the Assistant Director of Technical Services for Library Systems at New York Law School's Mendik Library.

http://librariansonedge.blogspot.com
  • Jul 3

    Always a lucky winner - or, Fear and reading in Las Vega

    Always a lucky winner - or, Fear and reading in Las Vega
    Up at 4 am for a flight to LA on Virgin America which had the cheapest flights unfortunately.  Unfortunately because we had a long layover at LAX's ultra-dreadful Terminal 3 before going on to Vegas. TSA torture went reasonably fast and…
  • Dec 12

    The reviews are in

    The reviews are in
    Not sure what happened here, but more than a year after my book was published, there was a sudden flood of supportive and insightful reviews. More information is at the official book page at googlethis.com. “The author presents…
  • Jul 24

    ALA 2013

    ALA 2013
    Got back from Chicago where we had a highly packed 4 days. Took an early flight out of JFK and made it to the Navy Pier for an early lunch. Donna had always wanted to gt a ride on the four masted schooner, but the timing was never right.…
Rank this Week: 897

Massachusetts Law Updates

Massachusetts Law Updates

From the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries

http://masslawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 29

    New SJC Rule Will Require Professionalism Course

    New SJC Rule Will Require Professionalism Course
    The SJC has issued new Rule 3:16: Practicing with Professionalism Course for New Lawyers. This rule is not effective until September 1, 2013, and applies only to attorneys admitted to the bar on or after that date.
  • Nov 29

    SJC Rules on Segregated Confinement

    SJC Rules on Segregated Confinement
    In LaChance v. Commissioner of Correction, decided November 27, the SJC concluded that more procedural safeguards are required for inmates being held in segregated confinement for a significant period of time. The court said, in part:
  • Nov 28

    PIRG'S 2012 Trouble in Toyland toy safety report.

    PIRG'S 2012 Trouble in Toyland toy safety report.
    http://bit.ly/WuyUky
Rank this Week: 890

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Sep 16

    Archived Legal Materials from Official Gazettes Now Available Through Law.gov

    Archived Legal Materials from Official Gazettes Now Available Through Law.gov
    The following is a guest post by Janice Hyde, director of the Global Legal Collection Directorate at the Law Library of Congress. The Law Library of Congress has always relied on primary sources of law wherever possible to respond to requests…
  • Sep 12

    The Law Library Reading Room Is Moving

    The Law Library Reading Room Is Moving
    The plans for the Law Library Reading Room‘s renovation have been finalized, and we are preparing to move operations to the ground floor of the Madison building during construction.  This will be a complicated operation taking…
  • Sep 12

    American Bar Association Magna Carta Traveling Exhibition – Pic of the Week

    American Bar Association Magna Carta Traveling Exhibition – Pic of the Week
    On August 8, the American Bar Association debuted the traveling exhibition, Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy 1215-2015, at their annual meeting in Boston.  Nathan Dorn gave a “pop-up speech” at the conference’s expo to…
Rank this Week: 989

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

Features research tips, pop culture, and legal news. By the Georgia State University Law Library.

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Sep 15

    Law Library’s Collection

    Law Library’s Collection
    By Mark Stuckey You may be like me and view the Law Library as merely a sensory deprivation chamber, to drown out the distractions of the outside world, so you can get at least some of the school work done that you should have been doing for…
  • Sep 12

    Struggling to find a research topic?

    Struggling to find a research topic?
    It is that time of year when many law students need to pick a research topic. One time-honored method for finding a topic is to look at circuit splits and see if an issue sparks your interest. Bloomberg Law and Bloomberg BNA have made finding…
  • Sep 10

    Researching the Past

    Researching the Past
    Have you ever wanted to travel through time? To see big events in our history as they happened? Unfortunately, no one seems to have invented a time machine yet (still), but you can still get a glimpse of the past using our new America’s…
Rank this Week: 1005

Trial Advocacy Blog

Trial Advocacy Blog

Focuses on trial advocacy. From Temple University's Beasley School of Law.

http://indexhtml.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 11

    Temple Law alum vies for vacant Montana Supreme Court seat

    Temple Law alum vies for vacant Montana Supreme Court seat
    Copyright 2014 Great Falls TribuneAll Rights ReservedGreat Falls Tribune (Montana)March 9, 2014 Sunday1 EditionSECTION: A; Pg. 1LENGTH: 1677 wordsHEADLINE: 15 vie for vacant state Supreme Court seatBYLINE: By, John S.…
  • Nov 21

    Samuel Pond and Jerry Lehocky Create Trial Advocacy Scholarship at Temple University Beasley School of Law

    Samuel Pond and Jerry Lehocky Create Trial Advocacy Scholarship at Temple University Beasley School of Law
    Once classmates, now law partners, attorneys Samuel H. Pond and Jerry M. Lehocky have found a way to give back to the institution that launched their highly successful careers in law. The two partners at Philadelphia-based Pond Lehocky Stern…
  • Nov 14

    August/September 2013 Law Library Acquisition

    August/September 2013 Law Library Acquisition
    Administrative LawFederal administrative law / by Gary Lawson.Lawson, Gary, 1958-St. Paul, Minn. : West, c2013.TZ2 L445 2013 Administrative Law Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, 2012 / edited by Jeffery S. …
Rank this Week: 1022