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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jun 25

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and…
  • Jun 23

    Law and Morality: Reflections on the Angela Cardinal Case

    Law and Morality: Reflections on the Angela Cardinal Case
    What constrains lawyer conduct? I don’t mean in terms of positive law – i.e., the codes of conduct or the decisions of the court. I mean at its source – what is the bottom line restriction on a lawyer’s professional…
  • Jun 22

    Fifth Bibliography on Access to Justice From National Self-Represented Litigants Project

    Fifth Bibliography on Access to Justice From National Self-Represented Litigants Project
    The National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) has published Version 5 of its Access to Justice Annotated Bibliography. From the description on the NSRLP website: “Version 5 of the Access to Justice Annotated Bibliography…
Rank this Week: 53

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    New Zealand Law Commission Final Report on Contempt of Court

    New Zealand Law Commission Final Report on Contempt of Court
    The New Zealand Law Commission has published its final report on the laws of contempt of court.The Commission writes that there is a great lack of certainty about contempt of court because the law in this area has evolved in a piecemeal…
  • Jun 24

    2017 European Union Justice Scoreboard

    2017 European Union Justice Scoreboard
    The European Union (EU) recently released its fifth annual Justice Scoreboard.The goal of the Scoreboard is to provide a comparative overview of the efficiency, quality and independence of EU Member States’ justice systems. "The 2017…
  • Jun 22

    Overview of Canadian Cannabis Law

    Overview of Canadian Cannabis Law
    Toronto-based lawyer Matt Maurer (profile on the Minden Gross LLP website) published a post on Slaw.ca that provides a Coast to Coast Provincial Cannabis Legislation Update: "While it is still early days with the Cannabis Act having only been…
Rank this Week: 373

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
  • Jun 23

    CFP: Trade, Law & Development

    CFP: Trade, Law & Development
    The Board of Editors of Trade, Law & Development [TL&D] is pleased to invite original, unpublished papers on international economic law for publication in the Winter ’17 Issue of the...
  • Jun 23

    Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship – Entrepreneurship

    Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship – Entrepreneurship
    The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation invites applications for the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship (KDF), “an annual competitive program that awards up to 20 Dissertation Fellowship grants of $20,000 each to Ph.D.,...
  • Jun 23

    CFP: Cities as Ill Bodies in Films and Serie

    CFP: Cities as Ill Bodies in Films and Serie
    Prof. Anne Wagner invites submissions for an edited volume, Cities as Ill Bodies in Films and Series. Abstracts are due by Feb. 28, 2018. City is a living organism. It...
Rank this Week: 42

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
  • Jun 23

    Shylock Mock Appeal – Pic of the Week

    Shylock Mock Appeal – Pic of the Week
                                The Law Library staged a mock appeal for the Shakespearean character, Shylock, from the play, The Merchant of Venice.  A full re-cap of the…
  • Jun 22

    An Engraving of The First European Settlement in Florida, Fort Caroline – Pic of the Week

    An Engraving of The First European Settlement in Florida, Fort Caroline – Pic of the Week
    This post is coauthored by Nathan Dorn, rare book curator, and Robert Brammer, senior legal information specialist. Our picture of the week is an image of Fort Caroline, Florida, which was founded by French Huguenots on June…
  • Jun 20

    International Tribunals Web Archive Launched

    International Tribunals Web Archive Launched
    International tribunals have been around for some time, but the creation of international courts and tribunals to deal with international crimes is a relatively recent occurrence, with the first international criminal tribunal…
Rank this Week: 223

Ramsey County Law Library Blog

Ramsey County Law Library Blog

Provides information and commentary for local legal professionals and lay persons on local legal news, neighborhood happenings, self-help resources, information about our collection materials, and other other legal tools and resources

http://ramseylawlibrary.org/
  • Jun 23

    Consider the Elegant Simplicity of a Courthouse Wedding

    Consider the Elegant Simplicity of a Courthouse Wedding
    A few years ago people were surprised when Saint Paul was named by USA Today as “the most romantic getaway city in North America.”   Saint Paul’s surprise victory was predicated in no small part to the…
  • Jun 14

    Happy Fathers’ Day From the U.S. Supreme Court

    Happy Fathers’ Day From the U.S. Supreme Court
    The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a federal immigration law that favors mothers over fathers in determining the citizenship of a child.  The law in question, 8 U.S.C.§ 1409, created an exception which automatically…
  • Jun 7

    Briefly Speaking…

    Briefly Speaking…
    Any lawyer writing a brief will be consult relevant case opinions, but the most inspirational tool for the job is often other briefs (especially those that inspired past favorable opinions.) And we all know that those briefs…
Rank this Week: 3577

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

Features library news and legal research tips. From the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law.

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 23

    Law-Related Blogs in Washington State

    Law-Related Blogs in Washington State
    Do you think lawyers only write motions, briefs, wills, and contracts? Think again: a lot of lawyers write blogs. Why? To share information, to express opinions, to establish their expertise, and to market their practices. Why read them? To…
  • Jun 9

    UW Law Reads: Summer Reading Recommendation

    UW Law Reads: Summer Reading Recommendation
    Now that finals are over and summer is upon us, how about some summer reading recommendations from UW Law faculty and staff?Since 2015, we have added to a research guide that contains book recommendations from the UW Law community.…
  • Jun 6

    De-stress with Art in the Library!

    De-stress with Art in the Library!
    Need a quick and mentally stimulating study break?  Look no further than the walls and shelves around you!  You may have noticed some of the wonderful artwork displayed throughout the library and wondered where it came from. Much of…
Rank this Week: 410

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Jun 23

    US court grants Elsevier millions in damages from Sci-Hub

    US court grants Elsevier millions in damages from Sci-Hub
    “One of the world’s largest science publishers, Elsevier, won a default legal judgement on 21 June against websites that provide illicit access to tens of millions of research papers and books. A New York district court awarded…
  • Jun 23

    Anne Frank’s Diary At 75

    Anne Frank’s Diary At 75
    “It’s been 75 years since 13-year-old Anne Frank sat down to write her first diary entry about hiding during World War II. Today, her legacy is carried on at an elementary school in Philadelphia.” (via NPR)
  • Jun 22

    Millennials Are Using Public Libraries More Than Any Other Generation

    Millennials Are Using Public Libraries More Than Any Other Generation
    “Most likely to prioritize avocado toast over home ownership. Most likely to hate cereal. Millennials get stuck with the most grating superlatives, but according to a Pew Research Center report from last fall, they’re getting a…
Rank this Week: 107

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: 5

Dewey B Strategic

Dewey B Strategic

Explores issues relating to risk, value, strategy, libraries, knowledge and the legal profession. By Jean P. O'Grady.

http://deweybstrategic.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 922

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jun 22

    Welcome to the Pets Work at Work toolkit, your first step toward a pet-friendly workplace.

    Welcome to the Pets Work at Work toolkit, your first step toward a pet-friendly workplace.
    “Pets make life better in many ways. Bringing them with us out into the world means companionship, a social ice-breaker and not having to worry that we’ve left them home alone. At work, they can boost morale, build a sense of…
  • Jun 22

    The Nation’s Older Population Is Still Growing, Census Bureau Report

    The Nation’s Older Population Is Still Growing, Census Bureau Report
    “The nation’s population has a distinctly older age profile than it did 16 years ago, according to new U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released today. New detailed estimates show the nation’s median age — the…
  • Jun 22

    Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2017

    Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2017
    “This year’s report reveals new insights about digital news consumption based on a YouGov survey of over 70,000 online news consumers in 36 countries including the US and UK. The report focuses on the issues of trust in the…
Rank this Week: 33

Ross-Blakley Law Library Blog

Ross-Blakley Law Library Blog

Covers key legal-education, research, practice, and law-library news. From the John J. Ross-William C. Blakley Law Library of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

http://lawlibnews.lawnews-asu.org/
  • Jun 22

    Important Changes to the Library Catalog

    Important Changes to the Library Catalog
    ASU Libraries is launching a new library catalog on June 30th .  During the transition from the old system to the new system, a few library catalog features will not be available. From June 27th at 3:00pm to June 29th YOU WILL NOT BE…
  • May 10

    Library Summer Research Workshop Serie

    Library Summer Research Workshop Serie
    The Ross-Blakley Law Library is pleased to announce the 2017 Summer Research Workshop Series. Five different workshop topics are being offered; each topic is intended to help Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law students participating in…
  • Apr 25

    Summer and Post-Graduation Use of Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis, and Westlaw

    Summer and Post-Graduation Use of Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis, and Westlaw
    Wondering which research tools you can use this summer?  We have outlined both summer access and post-graduation use policies for Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis, and Westlaw below. Remember that you also have unlimited access to many…
Rank this Week: 4018

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Covers library legal issues, legal information sources, and notices for the Harvard Law community. From the law librarians of Harvard Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
  • Jun 22

    Evidence in Ink

    Evidence in Ink
    One of the pleasures of cataloging, especially of older books and manuscripts, is coming across unexpected traces of earlier times and lives. Scraps of an early manuscript liturgy or an almanac used in a binding; a series of former…
  • Jun 8

    Continued support for the Caselaw Access Project

    Continued support for the Caselaw Access Project
    Harvard Law School launched the Caselaw Access Project in 2015 to digitize the Harvard Law School Library’s complete collection of U.S. case law and to make the materials in that collection available online for…
  • May 15

    Scaling Up Perma.cc: Ensuring the Integrity of the Digital Scholarly Record

    Scaling Up Perma.cc: Ensuring the Integrity of the Digital Scholarly Record
    Earlier this year, the HLS Library Innovation Lab received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to scale up our Perma.cc tool, which helps scholars, journals, courts, and others create permanent records of the…
Rank this Week: 2577

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
  • Jun 22

    OPINIONS – June 20, 2017

    OPINIONS – June 20, 2017
    Marriage of Woehler and Messer DA 16-0737 2017 MT 153N Civil – Domestic Relations State v. G. Enzler DA 15-0495 2017 MT 152N Criminal – Sexual Assault Marriage of McKittrick DA 16-0426 2017 MT 151N Civil – Domestic Relations…
  • Jun 14

    OPINIONS – June 13, 2017

    OPINIONS – June 13, 2017
    Matter of T.B. L.B. H.B. K.B. DA 16-0749 2017 MT 147N Civil – Domestic Relations Ward v. Energy West DA 16-0520 2017 MT 146N Civil – Wrongful Discharge Helena v. Rimini Skinner DA 16-0320 2017 MT 145 Civil – Water Rights…
  • Jun 12

    OPINION – June 9, 2017

    OPINION – June 9, 2017
    Mooney v. Ashcraft DA 16-0602 2017 MT 139N Civil – Other
Rank this Week: 23

The Goodson Blogson

The Goodson Blogson

News & Announcements from the J. Michael Goodson Law Library at Duke.

http://dukelawref.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    History of Capital Punishment in America

    History of Capital Punishment in America
    On June 29, 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Furman v. Georgia, which held that imposing death sentences on three inmates would constitute cruel and unusual punishment. Expressing concerns about "arbitrary and…
  • Jun 9

    Introductions to International Law

    Introductions to International Law
    From continuing discussions of Brexit, to the Paris Agreement withdrawal announcement, to concerns over the legality of U.S. airstrikes in Syria, international law is a frequent topic in the news lately. If you'd like to learn more about…
  • Jun 8

    LexisNexis Acquires Ravel Law

    LexisNexis Acquires Ravel Law
    Today, LexisNexis announced that it has acquired Ravel Law (press release). Developed by a team of Stanford Law graduates in 2012, Ravel quickly became known for its visual presentation of case law search results (ABA Journal 2014 cover…
Rank this Week: 2764

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • Jun 22

    Text of discussion draft of Senate health-care bill released

    Text of discussion draft of Senate health-care bill released
    Here it is. — Joe
  • Jun 15

    JSTOR Labs’ Reimagining the Digital Monograph

    JSTOR Labs’ Reimagining the Digital Monograph
    Here’s the abstract for the JSTOR Labs report, Reimagining the Digital Monograph: Design Thinking to Build New Tools for Researchers (June, 2017): Scholarly books are increasingly available in digital form, but the online interfaces for…
  • Jun 14

    Digital library collaboration

    Digital library collaboration
    Here’s the abstract for Anne Klinefelter’s Reader Privacy in Digital Library Collaborations: Signs of Commitment, Opportunities for Improvement, 13 I/S: J.L. POL’Y FOR INFO. SOC’Y 199 (2016): Libraries collaborate to…
Rank this Week: 1119

Law Library of Congress: Research…

Law Library of Congress: Research Reports

Legal commentary and recommended resources on issues and events with legal significance from the Law Library of Congress.

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/current-topics.php
  • Jun 22

    Legal Research Reports: Patent Term Extensions and Adjustment

    Legal Research Reports: Patent Term Extensions and Adjustment
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Patent Term Extensions and Adjustments.  This report surveys the law on extensions and adjustments of patents in nine jurisdictions: Australia, Canada, the European Union,…
  • Jun 15

    Legal Research Reports: Israel: Military Court Decision on Killing Neutralized Palestinian Assailant

    Legal Research Reports: Israel: Military Court Decision on Killing Neutralized Palestinian Assailant
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Israel: Military Court Decision on Killing Neutralized Palestinian Assailant. On January 4, 2017, Israel’s Military Court convicted a sergeant in the Israel Defense…
  • Jun 8

    Legal Research Reports: Miranda Warning Equivalents Abroad

    Legal Research Reports: Miranda Warning Equivalents Abroad
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Miranda Warning Equivalents Abroad.  This report contains short summaries describing warnings similar to the Miranda warning that are required in 108 jurisdictions around…
Rank this Week: 1596

National Indian Law Library --…

National Indian Law Library -- News

Covers Native American legal issues, published by the National Indian Law Library, a public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law.

http://nilllibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 21

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/21

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/21
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.htmlOpinion was issued in Matal v. Tam (Trademarks; Free Speech) on 6/19/17. U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin…
  • Jun 16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/16
    U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2017.htmlStanding Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Oil Pipeline - Environmental Impacts)United States v. Gila Valley Irrigation District (Indian Water…
  • Jun 7

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/9

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/9
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2016-2017update.htmlRead the latest Tribal Supreme Court Project update published on 6/6/17. U.S. Federal Courts Bulletin…
Rank this Week: 2124

The Ginger Law Librarian

The Ginger Law Librarian

The Ginger Law Librarian discusses all things law libraries, legal research and writing, and law schools.

http://gingerlibrarian.blogspot.com
  • Jun 21

    Law Library Collections as Palimpsest

    Law Library Collections as Palimpsest
    According to Dictionary.com, Palimpsest is defined as:noun1. a parchment or the like from which writing has been partially or completely erased to make room for another textIn the case of most law libraries, the "other text" is now…
  • Jun 8

    Law Libraries & University Librarie

    Law Libraries & University Librarie
    As law school budgets continue to shrink, it's not unreasonable to presume that many law libraries are coming under increased scrutiny. Law school administrators cannot touch faculty salaries or law student financial aid. When a dean looks at…
  • May 31

    Is It Time For a Legal Research Component on the Bar Exam?

    Is It Time For a Legal Research Component on the Bar Exam?
    The Wall Street Journal (sub req'd) is reporting on pushback against difficult bar exams (particularly California's bar).One camp of law-industry watchers blames the drop in passing rates on the declining credentials of incoming classes.…
Rank this Week: 1271

Boston College Legal Eagle

Boston College Legal Eagle

Features news and research updates from the legal information librarians at Boston College Law School.

http://bclegaleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 21

    United Nations Unveils the New Digital Library

    United Nations Unveils the New Digital Library
    Want to find out about the new resolutions passed by the General Assembly? Interested in any member state’s voting record? Look for a luminary’s speech at UN?You will be able to accomplish all of those tasks at ease in the new…
  • Jun 16

    We're Still Here

    We're Still Here
    Even though law school classes don’t meet over the summer, the Law Library remains open and reference librarians are on duty Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with a few notable exceptions.* We are available to answer your…
  • Jun 12

    LexisNexis is expanding its analytics tool

    LexisNexis is expanding its analytics tool
    Jeff Pfeifer, vice president of product management at LexisNexis, stated that the recent acquisition of Ravel Law to will allow LexisNexis to "lead the development of the field of legal analytics - through our technology, our content and our…
Rank this Week: 4925

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Jun 21

    Enhancements to Philadelphia City Solicitor Opinions Database

    Enhancements to Philadelphia City Solicitor Opinions Database
      Jenkins' Philadelphia City Solicitor Opinions Database contains the full text of formal and informal opinions issued by the Philadelphia City Solicitor from 1952-2009. Recent enhancements to the collection now provide for…
  • Jun 21

    Visit Us On The Chrome Web Store: Get The Jenkins / Fastcase Extension

    Visit Us On The Chrome Web Store: Get The Jenkins / Fastcase Extension
      Today Jenkins launches its first plugin for Chrome. Members who use Google Chrome for Windows or Mac OSX can add our Fastcase via Jenkins Law Library plugin to their browser to speed accessing Fastcase.The application adds a…
  • Jun 13

    Pennsylvania Court Rule

    Pennsylvania Court Rule
    Looking for Pennsylvania Rules of Court online?  Check out our Pennsylvania Court Rules - State research guide for quick access to the rules or use the links below to Pacode.com:Title 210: Rules of Appellate ProcedureTitle 231: Rules of…
Rank this Week: 582

TSLL TechScans

TSLL TechScans

Covers the latest trends and technology tools for Technical Services Law Librarians.

http://tslltechscans.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 21

    Lean Library Browser Extension

    Lean Library Browser Extension
    A colleague recently called my attention to a new library discovery product, the Lean Library browser extension. While a library who wishes to make this browser extension available to users must pay to get in configured to work with their…
  • Jun 14

    LexisNexis acquires case analytics firm Ravel Law

    LexisNexis acquires case analytics firm Ravel Law
    Data is the name of the game! And now Ravel, a legal research and litigation firm, has proved data is very profitable. LexisNexis has acquired the firm and plans to use its technology to enhance Lexis services. Ravel uses machine-learning…
  • Jun 6

    OCLC Works with Wikipedia to Link Citations to WorldCat

    OCLC Works with Wikipedia to Link Citations to WorldCat
    Sources are integral to verifying facts in articles, and OCLC has been working with Wikimedia’s Wikipedia Library to improve linking of citations to library materials in WorldCat. OCLC’s WorldCat Search API has been integrated…
Rank this Week: 5110

University of New Hampshire School…

University of New Hampshire School of Law Library Blog

Provides law library news.

http://library.law.unh.edu/blog
  • Jun 20

    SLANT art now in Library as Supremes rule in Matal v. Tam

    SLANT art now in Library as Supremes rule in Matal v. Tam
    The Library has acquired four prints of SLANT art, created by members of a musical group composed of persons of Asian descent that had been party to a trademark disparagement suit. Tam applied to register the mark "The Slants," but the…
  • Jun 19

    Bartow Copyright Collection : Wallace...circus of a copyright case

    Bartow Copyright Collection : Wallace...circus of a copyright case
    Shows the Supreme Court has been looking at copyright controversies for hundreds of years. Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Co., 188 U.S. 239 (1903) Appellants, members of a company engaged in the lithography business, brought an action…
  • Jun 7

    Scholars’ Repository Quarterly Impact Report

    Scholars’ Repository Quarterly Impact Report
    The UNH Scholars’ Repository Law School Collection is an Open Access Institutional Repository of published scholarly works.   Highlights CNN.com linked to an UNH Law Review article, “London, Libel Capital No Longer? The…
Rank this Week: 3122

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/
  • Jun 20

    This Just In: Opiate Summit (OSBA Reference Manual)

    This Just In: Opiate Summit (OSBA Reference Manual)
    A recent NBC News article covers the opioid epidemic in Montgomery County, Ohio (location of Dayton).  The county holds the dubious distinction of having the most overdoses per capita in the United States, with the county on pace to have…
  • Jun 19

    With SCOTUS’ Tam Decision, Indians Logo May Be Safe in the US.

    With SCOTUS’ Tam Decision, Indians Logo May Be Safe in the US.
    A unanimous Supreme Court ruled today that the federal government’s power to ban all trademark protections for names it deems to be offensive violates the Constitution’s First Amendment.  The Tam case (Matal v. Tam) involved…
  • Jun 16

    Social Sciences & Law Grant Funding Opportunitie

    Social Sciences & Law Grant Funding Opportunitie
    Proposal deadlines for State Justice Institute grants and Elder Justice Innovation Grants are approaching.  The nonprofit State Justice Institute (SJI) “was established by federal law in 1984 to award grants to improve the quality…
Rank this Week: 491

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Jun 20

    A Cautionary Tale: Counterclaim Class Action Stuck in State Court

    A Cautionary Tale: Counterclaim Class Action Stuck in State Court
    Diane Flannery and Annie Cai Larson provide their thoughts below on a Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision from earlier this year that held a counterclaim-defendant could not rely on CAFA to avoid state court.  The Class Action…
  • Jun 14

    Supreme Court Says No to Appellate Gamesmanship

    Supreme Court Says No to Appellate Gamesmanship
    Washington, DC-based litigator James Freije brings us an analysis of the Supreme Court’s latest class certification decision. Resolving a current split amongst multiple federal circuits, the United States Supreme Court recently ruled in…
  • May 25

    From Mass to Class: Freeman v. Grain Processing Corporation

    From Mass to Class: Freeman v. Grain Processing Corporation
    Richard C. Beaulieu reports below on the Iowa Supreme Court’s affirmation of the trial court’s order certifying a class of individuals asserting claims against a corn milling facility based on allegations of air pollution. Over…
Rank this Week: 4494

Strictly Legal - The Birkbeck Law…

Strictly Legal - The Birkbeck Law Librarian's Blog

Features library news, tips on new resources, links to useful web sites and more.

http://birkbecklibrarylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 20

    Regulatory & Guidance materials on Westlaw UK

    Regulatory & Guidance materials on Westlaw UK
    Accessible via the Legislation or Current Awareness tabs, Regulatory and Guidance materials on Westlaw UK provide additional information on how the law is implemented or interpreted in practice. The materials include Practice Directions,…
  • May 22

    LawPORT: open-access training resources from IALS Library

    LawPORT: open-access training resources from IALS Library
    Launched today, LawPORT (Law Postgraduate Online Research Training) is a collection of free-to-use online training resources designed to improve the information literacy skills of law PhD students. The tutorials have been created by the…
  • May 3

    Law in Action - interview with governor of HMP Edinburgh

    Law in Action - interview with governor of HMP Edinburgh
    I've previously flagged up Law in Action, and it's definitely worth subscribing to podcasts from the series.  Rather belatedly I've recently listened to the last episode from the most recent series entitled 'Joshua Goes to Prison' in…
Rank this Week: 2747

Election Law @ Moritz

Election Law @ Moritz

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By the Moritz College of Law.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/
Rank this Week: 2455

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    Freestyle Legal Practice: Inferior Lawyer + Technology Beats Expert Lawyer + Technology?

    Freestyle Legal Practice: Inferior Lawyer + Technology Beats Expert Lawyer + Technology?
    One of the best things that sometimes happens at professional conferences is when a speaker says something that makes you sit up and pay attention. That happened to me at the British Irish Association of Law Libraries (BIALL) meeting earlier…
  • Jun 7

    Are you a Client or a Customer?

    Are you a Client or a Customer?
    I recently made a move from working in a large law firm environment to working for a solutions provider to the legal and tax world.  The move has brought with it many changes in process, perspective and daily routines.  All of which…
  • Jun 4

    Why Now? The Rise of Alternative Legal Service Provider

    Why Now? The Rise of Alternative Legal Service Provider
    Last post, I got distracted by silly claims about AI lawyer robot magic. The post before that I focused on an issue of genuine moment and merit. I cited a study on the surge in spending on alternative legal service providers (ALSPs) in the…
Rank this Week: 686

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 19

    Island politic

    Island politic
    You ever read the poem by John Donne titled, "No man is an island?"  It goes like this:"No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is…
  • Jun 12

    It's all about the money

    It's all about the money
    Today's blog is more a commentary on greed than anything else.  In and of itself, greed is good.  Notwithstanding what the left says, greed encourages innovation and development.  Of course, greed also leads to other things -…
  • Jun 5

    Word of the Month for June 2017: Service Animal

    Word of the Month for June 2017: Service Animal
    I gotta wonder what some people think about when they wake up in the morning.  Specifically, I'm talking about the people who come into my library looking to pick a fight with a Law Librarian. Take, for example, the Lady who came in…
Rank this Week: 2400

Pace Law Library Blog

Pace Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, environmental law, immigration law, international law, law and technology, as well as special posts for law students, legal research and writing, and professional responsibility.

http://library.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Jun 19

    Happy #LGBTQA #Gay Pride! from #PaceLawLibrary

    Happy #LGBTQA #Gay Pride! from #PaceLawLibrary
    Since the Stonewall Riots of 1969, which sparked the gay rights movement, there is much to be celebrated in the United States and more particularly in New York State. Recently Google donated $1 million to preserve the oral history of the…
  • Jun 2

    Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord: Legal Framework

    Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord: Legal Framework
    The United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, President Donald Trump announced this afternoon at the White House. Is withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord legally possible? What would the withdrawal entail? How long would…
  • Jun 1

    The Right to Privacy and the Congressional Disapproval Procedure

    The Right to Privacy and the Congressional Disapproval Procedure
    The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 801-808, became law in 1996, and includes the Congressional Disapproval Procedure, 5 U.S.C. § 802. This statute gives Congress the power to rescind a regulation via a joint resolution…
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CS-SIS

CS-SIS

From the Computing Services Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://cssis.org
  • Jun 19

    Blocked on Twitter…By the President

    Blocked on Twitter…By the President
    The Washington Post reported on June 13 that author Stephen King had been blocked on Twitter by @realdonaldtrump, the Twitter account Donald Trump uses regularly instead of the official @POTUS account. Is this a violation of the First…
  • Jun 13

    Litigation Analytics on Bloomberg Law

    Litigation Analytics on Bloomberg Law
    By Sarah Gotschall Bloomberg Law entered the legal analytics fray at the end of 2016 with the addition of Litigation Analytics to their legal research platform. It joined competitors such as Lex Machina and Ravel Law as companies…
  • May 25

    What to Watch for at the CALI Conference & the AALL Annual Meeting

    What to Watch for at the CALI Conference & the AALL Annual Meeting
    One of the privileges of being a CS-SIS member is learning from and networking with our colleagues at conferences. Below are just some of the programs CS-SIS members are presenting at the CALI Conference and the AALL Annual Meeting.…
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Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Jun 19

    Interlibrary Loan borrowing services temporarily suspended

    Interlibrary Loan borrowing services temporarily suspended
    Due to office moves in the Williams Library, interlibrary loan borrowing is suspended until Wednesday, June 21.
  • Jun 8

    Feedback Wanted: White noise machines in Williams group study room

    Feedback Wanted: White noise machines in Williams group study room
    The library is evaluating three models of white noise machines for use in group study rooms, and your feedback is wanted. The devices under consideration are available for use now in Williams 522A, Williams 524, and Williams 535A. Users…
  • May 31

    Studying for the Bar Exam?

    Studying for the Bar Exam?
    Check out the library’s Bar Exam Resource Guide for direct links to sample questions and bar exam prep books throughout the library and GOOD LUCK!
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Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Jun 19

    Today in Legal History: Statue of Liberty Arrives in New York

    Today in Legal History: Statue of Liberty Arrives in New York
    The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor on June 19, 1885. The statue was a gift from France to the United States commemorating the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence. The 151-foot statue, Liberty Enlightening the…
  • Jun 14

    This Crim Law Q&A could be yours!

    This Crim Law Q&A could be yours!
    Welcome to all of our new 1Ls taking Criminal Law this summer! We’re so excited to have you here and look forward to seeing you in the library. The library has many different study aids for you to borrow, but wouldn’t it…
  • Jun 14

    Today in Legal History: Flag Day

    Today in Legal History: Flag Day
    On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress adopted the stars and stripes design for the flag of the United States. While the first national observance of Flag Day occurred on June 14, 1877, the centennial of the adoption of the flag, it was…
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Un blog pour l'information…

Un blog pour l'information juridique

By Emmanuel Barthe.

http://www.precisement.org/blog/
  • Jun 18

    Supra Legem, un exemple de machine learning appliqué au droit

    Supra Legem, un exemple de machine learning appliqué au droit
    Le site Supra Legem, tenu par le juriste Michael Benesty , nous en apprend beaucoup sur la (soi disant) "intelligence artificielle" en droit. En le testant, on comprend que les[fameuses "IA" en droit sont en réalité des moteurs…
  • Jun 15

    Simple Notepad de Mighty Frog - Une app pour écrire partout, tout le temps, tout simplement

    Simple Notepad de Mighty Frog - Une app pour écrire partout, tout le temps, tout simplement
    Mighty Frog : Puissante Grenouille. Non, ce n'est pas totem scout :-) Ce français-là ("frog") , le développeur de l'application Android Simple Notepad, n'est peut-être pas exactement puissant ("mighty"), mais son…
  • Jun 12

    Tourisme végétal à Mediadix (photos)

    Tourisme végétal à Mediadix (photos)
    Début juin 2017, j'étais en formation Catalogage Unimarc dans le Sudoc [1] pendant 6 jours à l'établissement Mediadix de Saint-Cloud. C'est le pôle Métiers du livre de l'Université de Paris…
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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
  • Jun 16

    Oregon Law Librarian Wins National Award for 1953-1993 Oregon Revised Statutes Digitization Project

    Oregon Law Librarian Wins National Award for 1953-1993 Oregon Revised Statutes Digitization Project
    The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) awarded their 2017 Public Access to Government Information (PAGI) Award to Laura Orr, the former Washington County Law Librarian (2002-2015). AALL Press Release, excerpt: “AMERICAN…
  • Apr 3

    U.S. Supreme Court Web Citation Link Rot Fix (UC Berkeley)

    U.S. Supreme Court Web Citation Link Rot Fix (UC Berkeley)
    If you think the U.S. Supreme Court posts official versions of their opinions on their website … hahaha … I have a virtual bridge and an inside WH or Congressional source to sell you for $1B dollars. (Tip: Beware of any source…
  • Apr 3

    More Sources of Free Full-text Versions of Article

    More Sources of Free Full-text Versions of Article
    People like “free.’ People like getting free content from other people who paid for the content. Long live the free-loader, long live the person who spends $20 in time and gas looking for a free parking spot instead of paying $10…
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Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features news, tips, and information about Oregon legal research.

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

    Oregon Law Librarian Wins National Award for 1953-1993 Oregon Revised Statutes Digitization Project

    Oregon Law Librarian Wins National Award for 1953-1993 Oregon Revised Statutes Digitization Project
    The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) awarded their 2017 Public Access to Government Information (PAGI) Award to Laura Orr, the former Washington County Law Librarian (2002-2015). AALL Press Release, excerpt: “AMERICAN…
  • Apr 3

    U.S. Supreme Court Web Citation Link Rot Fix (UC Berkeley)

    U.S. Supreme Court Web Citation Link Rot Fix (UC Berkeley)
    If you think the U.S. Supreme Court posts official versions of their opinions on their website … hahaha … I have a virtual bridge and an inside WH or Congressional source to sell you for $1B dollars. (Tip: Beware of any source…
  • Apr 3

    More Sources of Free Full-text Versions of Article

    More Sources of Free Full-text Versions of Article
    People like “free.’ People like getting free content from other people who paid for the content. Long live the free-loader, long live the person who spends $20 in time and gas looking for a free parking spot instead of paying $10…
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BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

Provides news and views on matters of interest to the Brooklyn Law School community.

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Jun 15

    Watch As We Change: Library Renovations Slideshow

    Watch As We Change: Library Renovations Slideshow
    Extensive renovations of Brooklyn Law School Library began last month.  Are you curious where the journals from the old Law Review Room ended up?  Wondering about the décor of the new 3rd floor reading room? Watch our…
  • Jun 7

    New Book List: Baseball and the Law

    New Book List: Baseball and the Law
    Brooklyn Law School Library’s New Books List for June contains 31 print titles and 11 eBook titles and ranges in subject matter from Abortion — Law and legislation;  Sexual minorities — Legal status, laws, —…
  • Jun 5

    Seduction of a “Con” Virgin: BookCon 2017

    Seduction of a “Con” Virgin: BookCon 2017
    Thousands of excited (often young) readers and accessible authors…literary cosplay…fans gathering to share their love of a series or genre—that’s BookCon, held at New York’s Javits Center this past weekend.…
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The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

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

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Jun 14

    Happy Bar Studie

    Happy Bar Studie
    The 2017 Georgia Bar Exam will be administered on the 25th and 26th of July.  Which means test takers still have plenty of time to cram the necessary legal information to pass (cough cough).  The library has numerous digital and…
  • May 22

    Library System Improvement

    Library System Improvement
    The Law Library, with University Library, will be changing the interface for our catalog. If you use gilfind.gsu.edu or gil.gsu.edu to search for library items, you will be redirected to our new search system on Friday, May 26. The new system…
  • May 1

    Faculty Reading List – Summer 2017

    Faculty Reading List – Summer 2017
    Did you ever wonder what your professors read in their spare time?  They certainly don’t sit around re-reading cases do they? Of course they don’t! We asked the faculty if they had any suggestions for summer reading, and…
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ZiefBrief

ZiefBrief

Announcements, news and legal research tips & tools from University of San Francisco's Dorraine Zief Law Library.

http://ziefbrief.typepad.com/ziefbrief/
  • Jun 14

    Litigation Analytics on Bloomberg Law

    Litigation Analytics on Bloomberg Law
    Colleague Deborah Ginsberg has a great post on how Bloomberg Law's Litigation Analytics can be a valuable tool for students seeking information about judges, law firms, or the litigation history of a particular company. For example,…
  • May 16

    Wednesday, May 17: Law Library Hours Are 8 am to 11 pm

    Wednesday, May 17: Law Library Hours Are 8 am to 11 pm
    We're very close to the end of law school final exams! Note that we are ending our midnight extended hours on Wednesday, May 17. Our hours for May 17 will be: 8 am to 11 pm. Please check our hours...
  • May 8

    Gleeson Library Announces Summer Hour

    Gleeson Library Announces Summer Hour
    Gleeson Library can be a great place to get a little distance from the law school while studying for the Bar or preparing for exams. But be aware that the Gleeson Library summer hours are shorter than their regular school-year...
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The Reporter

The Reporter

Covers legal research. By the Texas Tech Law Library.

https://texastechlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jun 13

    EBSCO: Index to Legal Periodicals and Books: Using the System

    EBSCO: Index to Legal Periodicals and Books: Using the System
    Part Three in a Four Part Series. The EBSCOhost Index of Legal Periodicals and Books (ILP) provides a comprehensive way …Continue reading →
  • Jun 5

    May 2017 Law Faculty Publications & New

    May 2017 Law Faculty Publications & New
    Throughout May 2017, the Law Library received alerts for full-time TTU Law Faculty publications and news. Below is the compilation …Continue reading →
  • Jun 1

    May 2017 New Book

    May 2017 New Book
    In May 2017, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular …Continue reading →
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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/
  • Jun 12

    Ravel Law bought by LexisNexi

    Ravel Law bought by LexisNexi
    LexisNexis has issued a press release announcing their acquisition of Ravel Law, " a legal search, analytics, and visualization platform that aims to turn lawyers into data analysts." Ravel was started in 2012 by law student Daniel Lewis et…
  • Jun 6

    Publishers announce anti-counterfeiting measure

    Publishers announce anti-counterfeiting measure
    In March, academic publishers Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education, along with Elsevier and Pearson, formed the Education Publisher Enforcement Group to raise awareness about counterfeit textbooks. Now, Inside Higher Education reports that this…
  • May 23

    LawPORT: Online tutorials from the Institute of Advanced Legal Studie

    LawPORT: Online tutorials from the Institute of Advanced Legal Studie
    The University of London's Institute of Advanced Legal Studies has announced the launch of LawPORT, a collection of training tutorials "designed to improve the information literacy skills of law PhD students." Of course these are geared…
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New Jersey Law Librarians…

New Jersey Law Librarians Association (NJLLA)

Features New Jersey law library news.

http://njlla.org/blog/
  • Jun 6

    Ronald McDonald House Thanks NJLLA

    Ronald McDonald House Thanks NJLLA
    Ronald McDonald House of Central & Northern New Jersey thanked NJLLA for donations collected at our recent annual meeting. Kudos to the Community Service Committee for its efforts in arranging the donations.
  • Apr 26

    AALL’s First Innovation Tournament to be Held at Annual Meeting in Austin

    AALL’s First Innovation Tournament to be Held at Annual Meeting in Austin
    [Posted on behalf of AALL] A few creative go-getters ready to pitch their ideas — ideas that beat out all the others to reach this stage. A panel of judges comprised of the industry’s thought leaders, waiting to be wowed. ……
  • Apr 21

    NJLLA’s Community Service Effort Receives Thank

    NJLLA’s Community Service Effort Receives Thank
    Marty’s Place Senior Dog Sanctuary in Upper Freehold, NJ, has sent the Association a warm thank you note for our recent community service effort to benefit their organization. Read the full letter here!
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Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Covers knowledge management, web development and law library management. By Steve Matthews.

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 5

    Small Decisions Adding Up

    Small Decisions Adding Up
    As the publisher of Slaw, I get to see a lot of great commentary. I also get to see the statistics behind the website, and I don't mind sharing with you that local colleague Sarah Sutherland of CanLII has a fantastically successful post on…
  • Jun 5

    Quickscribe Annotations for May, 2017

    Quickscribe Annotations for May, 2017
    Below are the latest Quickscribe additions for new annotations to BC legislation. Devyn Cousineau – British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal – Human Rights CodeStan Rule, Sabey Rule LLP – Wills, Estates and…
  • Jun 5

    Primer on Saskatchewan Legislative Research

    Primer on Saskatchewan Legislative Research
    It's nice to see law librarian super-blogger Alan Kirkpatrick contributing to VALL Review! In the most recent edition, Alan wrote a short primer on Saskatchewan legislative research, which he's reproduced in full over on his Library Canuck…
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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
  • Jun 5

    Significant New Additions to HeinOnline’s American Indian Law Collection

    Significant New Additions to HeinOnline’s American Indian Law Collection
    Nearly 30,000 pages of Indian Tribal Codes have been added to the American Indian Law Collection on HeinOnline. These materials have been made available by Ralph Whitney Johnson and Susan Lupton at the Marian Gould Gallagher Law…
  • Jun 2

    New Issue of Journal of Law and Social Policy

    New Issue of Journal of Law and Social Policy
    The 2017 issue (volume 26) of the Journal of Law and Social Policy has been published to Osgoode Digital Commons.
  • May 30

    Halhed, A Code of Gentoo Laws (London: 1776)

    Halhed, A Code of Gentoo Laws (London: 1776)
    “Honourable Sirs, I have now the Satisfaction to transmit to you a complete and corrected Copy of a Translation of the Gentoo Code, executed with great Ability, Diligence, and Fidelity, by Mr. Halhed, from a Persian Version of the…
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Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Jun 5

    New Books at the Law Library – June 5, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – June 5, 2017
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KF225.A84 B88 2017 Jerome F. Buting, Illusion of Justice: Inside Making a Murderer and America’s Broken System (New York: Harper, 2017). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KF3750 .F37 2015 Daniel A. Farber et al., Disaster Law…
  • May 29

    New Books at the Law Library – May 29, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – May 29, 2017
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE8905 .L86 2017 Allyson M. Lunny, Debating Hate Crime: Language, Legislatures, and the Law in Canada (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2017). LAW LIBRARY learning commons (level 2): PQ2226 .A31 2003 Alexandre Dumas, The Count of…
  • May 23

    New Books at the Law Library – May 23, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – May 23, 2017
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K1430 .D38 2016 Gillian Davies & Kevin Garnett, Moral Rights (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2016). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K2400.A6 I58 2014 Albert Jan Van den Berg, ed., Legitimacy: Myths, Realities, Challenges (Alphen…
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VALLTalk

VALLTalk

From the Virginia Association of Law Libraries.

http://valltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 5

    Seeking candidates for the VALL Programs Committee for 2017-2018

    Seeking candidates for the VALL Programs Committee for 2017-2018
    by Andrew WinstonCommittee work will involve working with me (as committee chair) on the 2017 Fall Meeting and 2018 Spring Meeting.  The 2017 Fall Meeting will be at a joint meeting of VALL and the Virginia Library Association. …
  • Jun 5

    VALL Executive Board

    VALL Executive Board
    L-R: Andrew Winston (VP/PE); Lara Dresser (President); Dana Piazzon (Secretary); Patty Petroccione (past President). Not in picture: Doris Morgan (Director); Alexis Fetzer (Director); David Knight (Treasurer); Evelyn Campbell…
  • May 30

    Insider Tips on FOIA in Virginia

    Insider Tips on FOIA in Virginia
    by Donna BauschPresenters:  Natalie Womack, DEQ FOIA Officer          Alan Gernhardt, Senior Attorney, Virginia FOIA Council Natalie Womack came to the Virginia Department of…
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