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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/
  • Apr 28

    British expats lose legal battle for right to vote in EU referendum – The Guardian

    British expats lose legal battle for right to vote in EU referendum – The Guardian
    ‘The high court has rejected an attempt to force the government to grant millions of UK citizens living abroad a vote in this June’s EU referendum.’ Full story The Guardian, 28th April 2016 Source: www.guardian.co.uk
  • Apr 28

    BAILII: Recent Decision

    BAILII: Recent Decision
    Court of Appeal (Civil Division) HM Revenue and Customs v Bristol and West Plc [2016] EWCA Civ 397 (27 April 2016) Richter Gedeon Vegyeszeti Gyar RT v Generics (UK) Ltd (t/a Mylan) [2016] EWCA Civ 410 (26 April 2016) London Borough of Croydon…
  • Apr 28

    Determinations and findings of the Hillsborough inquests – Home Office

    Determinations and findings of the Hillsborough inquests – Home Office
    ‘Home Secretary Theresa May gives a statement on the findings of the Hillsborough inquests.’ Full statement Home Office, 27th April 2016 Source: www.gov.uk/home-office
Rank this Week: 5

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 28

    Barreau Du Quebec Position on Hourly Billing Report Long Overdue

    Barreau Du Quebec Position on Hourly Billing Report Long Overdue
    On March 24, 2016, the Barreau du Quebec (Quebec Bar Association) released a report « La tarification horaire à l’heure de la réflexion » (in French only and translated to say Hourly Billing: A Time for…
  • Apr 28

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Troke-Barriault on ODR and Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Troke-Barriault on ODR and Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
  • Apr 28

    Scholarly Publishing Has Its Napster Moment

    Scholarly Publishing Has Its Napster Moment
    It has become widely known that scholarly publishing has been hit by its own version of Napster, with Alexandra Elbakyan’s creation of Sci-Hub, which offers up to 48 million pirated journal articles and, as we have more recently…
Rank this Week: 20

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Apr 27

    Economist – Worldwide Cost of Living Report 2016

    Economist – Worldwide Cost of Living Report 2016
    The Economist Intelligence Unit [reg req’d]: “The Worldwide Cost of Living is a twice yearly Economist Intelligence Unit survey that compares more than 400 individual prices across 160 products and services. These include food,…
  • Apr 27

    New Health Data Available in Social Explorer Map

    New Health Data Available in Social Explorer Map
    Via Social Explorer: “County level health data from 2010 to 2015 are available on our site are now available as maps, in addition to reports. Start exploring a variety of health factors including obesity, smoking, excessive drinking,…
  • Apr 27

    Learn About the New $20, $10, and $5 Note

    Learn About the New $20, $10, and $5 Note
    Via Treasury: “Our currency is more than paper money and coins—it reveals who we are as a nation. The new $20, $10, and $5 notes will feature people, monuments, and symbols reflecting one our most celebrated values:…
Rank this Week: 61

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Apr 28

    Who’s reading millions of stolen research papers on the outlaw website Sci-Hub? Now we know.

    Who’s reading millions of stolen research papers on the outlaw website Sci-Hub? Now we know.
    “The $10 billion world of academic publishing has been roiled in recent months by Alexandra Elbakyan, a 27-year-old grad student from Kazakhstan who set up an online database of 50 million stolen academic research papers for anyone to…
  • Apr 28

    Commissioners agree to ask for $30 million for new library in Missoula

    Commissioners agree to ask for $30 million for new library in Missoula
    “Missoula County commissioners wholeheartedly agreed Wednesday to place a $30-million library bond on the November ballot pending a financing agreement with the Missoula Public Library board. If voters say yes, the money will help…
  • Apr 28

    Video Cameras in Minneapolis Central Library Bathrooms Unsettle Visitor

    Video Cameras in Minneapolis Central Library Bathrooms Unsettle Visitor
    “You might not expect to walk into a public bathroom and find a camera fixed in the ceiling staring back at you. However, that’s exactly what you will see if you head into a bathroom at the Central Library downtown Minneapolis.…
Rank this Week: 70

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Mar 11

    Legal Technology Panels at SXSW 2016

    Legal Technology Panels at SXSW 2016
    Several panels related to legal technology are being presented at SXSW 2016 Conference in Austin, Texas, USA, 11-20 March 2016: Crowdsourcing Policy: Changing Constituents to Changemakers Fighting Injustice with Trickle-Up Innovation Fighting…
  • Mar 1

    Pausing

    Pausing
    There will be a temporary halt to new posts at Legal Informatics Blog until summer 2015, so that I can finish my dissertation. Many thanks for reading, and we’ll see you in a few months.Filed under: Algorithm
  • Feb 25

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie
    Molly K. Land of the University of Connecticut has posted Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologies, forthcoming in The Future of Human Rights Fact-Finding (Philip Alston…
Rank this Week: 87

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
  • Apr 28

    Terrorism & Belligerency — 3-Week Workshop — Haifa, Israel

    Terrorism & Belligerency — 3-Week Workshop — Haifa, Israel
    The Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions at the University of Haifa Faculty of Law and the Geography and Environmental Studies Department invite submissions for participation in a young…
  • Apr 28

    Tenth Law and Information Society Symposium – New York City, NY

    Tenth Law and Information Society Symposium – New York City, NY
    Fordham Law School hosts the Tenth Law and Information Society Symposium May 13, 2016. In 2005, Fordham Law School brought together leading academics in the then-emerging field of information law...
  • Apr 28

    Third National Symposium On Experiential Learning In Law – New York City, NY

    Third National Symposium On Experiential Learning In Law – New York City, NY
    June 10-12, 2016, New York Law School hosts the 2016 Third National Symposium on Experiential Learning in Law, which “will take a careful look at how to identify and effectively...
Rank this Week: 122

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

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

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Apr 28

    Are You a 1L and Anxious About Finals? Check Out the BLS Library Study Aid Collection

    Are You a 1L and Anxious About Finals? Check Out the BLS Library Study Aid Collection
    Are you feeling nervous about exam preparation?  Come to the library and take a look our 1L study aid collection.  Along with your own class outlines, these study aids can be very helpful with exam preparation.  Our collection…
  • Apr 26

    Copyright and “We Shall Overcome”

    Copyright and “We Shall Overcome”
    Earlier this month, a class-action complaint was filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York in the case of We Shall Overcome Foundation v. The Richmond Organization, Inc. (TRO Inc.) et al. addressing ownership of…
  • Apr 22

    Prince’s Legacy of Music, Copyright Law and More

    Prince’s Legacy of Music, Copyright Law and More
    The artist Prince (born Prince Rogers Nelson) leaves behind, not only a legacy of music and pop culture, but also a legal legacy dealing with contract law, copyright litigation, and the law related to name changes. Prince’s famous name…
Rank this Week: 168

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/
  • Apr 20

    Inspired Infographic

    Inspired Infographic
    Do you like infographics? Check out How Information Graphics Reveal Your Brain's Blind Spots, ProPublica (April 20, 2016). Kicking off a new series on Visual Evidence, Lena Groeger highlights dozens of creative graphics that can teach about…
  • Apr 18

    Fiction Writing Classes Being Offered at Law School

    Fiction Writing Classes Being Offered at Law School
    Image credit: http://www.scbwicanada.org/Hopefully students don't choose to go to Law School with the intention of being fiction writers. But it is impossible to deny that many famous authors got their start as lawyers. Law graduates…
  • Apr 14

    Casetext Announces New Feature

    Casetext Announces New Feature
    Casetext recently announced several new features designed to make finding cases more efficient. Casetext is a free resource that anyone can use. Law students who will be working this summer in positions where they will have limited access to…
Rank this Week: 188

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
  • Dec 9

    HeinOnline ScholarCheck

    HeinOnline ScholarCheck
      ScholarCheck is a useful tool for viewing journal articles that have a heavy influence on the subject being researched in HeinOnline. It analyzes articles most cited by other articles and most accessed during a rolling 12-month period.…
  • Dec 7

    Scheduled System Maintenance on Wisers’ Service Platforms 19 Dec 2015

    Scheduled System Maintenance on Wisers’ Service Platforms 19 Dec 2015
    Please be informed that a system maintenance will be scheduled on Saturday, 19 Dec 2015 from 18:00 to 23:59 (Hong Kong Time GMT+8).  During this period, all services will be temporarily unavailable.  The services will be resumed to…
  • Dec 6

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (A)

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (A)
    Selected Law Journals: Table of Contents This list covers top ranked (A or A*) law journals selected from the ARC (Australian Research Council) ranked journal list and Asian law related journals of interest to the HKU community. Table of…
Rank this Week: 179

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/
  • Apr 13

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration
    The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences (2014), packed with research and analysis from social scientists and policy experts, is available as a free PDF from the National Academies Press.This…
  • Apr 9

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense
    This interesting paper was recently posted on SSRN:Jennifer E. Laurin, Gideon by the Numbers: The Emergence of Evidence-Based Practice in Indigent Defense,  Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming 2015Abstract: A widespread…
  • Apr 3

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded
    Interesting case from New York: Joel Stashenko, Conviction Reversed as Expert Barred from Testifying, N.Y.L.J., April 3, 2015.The case is People v. McCullough, 11-01614 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., App. Div. March 27, 2015), link to court website
Rank this Week: 151

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/
  • Apr 28

    Looking for Legal Advice in Cleveland?

    Looking for Legal Advice in Cleveland?
     If you are looking for legal advice in the Cleveland area, there are many options available. Our guide on Where to Go lists many of them, and includes information about C|M|Law’s Legal Clinics. For civil legal needs such as family…
  • Apr 27

    Need a One-on-One Refresher for Westlaw, Lexis Academic, or Bloomberg Law for Summer?

    Need a One-on-One Refresher for Westlaw, Lexis Academic, or Bloomberg Law for Summer?
    Several students have expressed interest in one-on-one sessions with a librarian to refresh their knowledge of Westlaw, Lexis Academic, or Bloomberg Law.  We are now offering these to students.   The consultations will be…
  • Apr 26

    Law Library Research Certificate Seminars on TWEN

    Law Library Research Certificate Seminars on TWEN
    The Law Library has two Research Certificate Seminars on its TWEN page that will be available till 12AM May 11, 2016: Cost-Effective Searching on Lexis Advance & WestlawNext (12.5 points) Introduction to Fastcase (12.5 points) If you…
Rank this Week: 356

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
  • Apr 28

    Time to Turn off THOMAS: July 5, 2016

    Time to Turn off THOMAS: July 5, 2016
    One of my favorite THOMAS related posts was of the THOMAS Starting Point, which featured the homepage of the site when it launched on January 5, 1995.  It seems only fitting to share the photo from the post while…
  • Apr 27

    Poetic Justice

    Poetic Justice
    The following is a guest post by Brandon Fitzgerald, project manager of a Law Library staffing contract, writer and student of poetry and literature. Upon first reading the news of Justice Antonin Scalia’s recent passing, I recalled a…
  • Apr 26

    The Death of an Assassin: The 151st Anniversary of the Capture of John Wilkes Booth

    The Death of an Assassin: The 151st Anniversary of the Capture of John Wilkes Booth
    John Wilkes Booth’s sister recalled that when he was a young man, he met with a fortune teller who told him he was destined to lead a short and troubled life: Ah, you’ve a bad hand; the lines all cris-cras. It’s full length…
Rank this Week: 300

Un blog pour l'information…

Un blog pour l'information juridique

By Emmanuel Barthe.

http://www.precisement.org/blog/
  • Apr 17

    Les revues en SHS à l'heure des logiciels d'édition et des plateformes de diffusion en ligne

    Les revues en SHS à l'heure des logiciels d'édition et des plateformes de diffusion en ligne
    Le billet qui suit a été rédigé en février 2015 pour guider une amie dans le nouveau (pour elle) monde des revues en ligne. Je le reprend ici quasiment sans mise à jour ni réécriture,…
  • Feb 3

    Quelques listes de webscraper

    Quelques listes de webscraper
    Scraper un site web, c'est en extraire de manière ordonnée des informations, souvent sous forme de notices/fiches ou de tableaux de chiffres. Pour plus de détails sur la définition, voir Wikipedia. Pour mieux…
  • Jan 5

    Le JO numérique devient un outil de veille législative (partielle)

    Le JO numérique devient un outil de veille législative (partielle)
    Vu dans le Journal officiel Lois et décrets du 1er janvier 2016 (voir infra) : une rubrique Informations parlementaires, non vue jusqu'ici dans le sommaire du JO envoyé quotidiennement par mail par Legifrance. C'est une…
Rank this Week: 333

Out of the Jungle

Out of the Jungle

Thoughts on the present and future of legal information, legal research, and legal education. From Jim Milles, BJ Kaufman, Betsy McKenzie, Linda Ryan, Marie S. Newman, Greg Laughlin, Ann Puckett, Gail Daly and Jacqueline Cantwell.

http://outofthejungle.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    Hints on Job Interview

    Hints on Job Interview
    (with thanks to Nancy Scott Hanway, in an article “A Foot in the Door at a Small Liberal-Arts College” at p. A23, in the Dec. 19 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education. I found many of her suggestions, tailored to applicants…
  • Dec 30

    Who put the damn wind up the doctors' offices?!

    Who put the damn wind up the doctors' offices?!
    Have your doctors' offices gotten on the bandwagon yet? There is this new trend to have Patient Gateways. The gateway keeps increasing its security. Now, it's like trying to get into Fort Knox. 2-factor security, where I have to include not…
  • Dec 9

    Google Master Class MOOC

    Google Master Class MOOC
    A while ago, Marie posted here about teaching her students better Google searching skills. I was looking at what Google makes available and was thrilled to locate the excellent MOOC they developed on Power Searching and Advanced Power…
Rank this Week: 294

WisBlawg

WisBlawg

Covers legal research and Internet news & information with an emphasis on Wisconsin. From the University of Wisconsin Law Library and librarian Bonnie Shucha.

http://www.law.wisc.edu/blogs/wisblawg/
  • Jan 6

    UW Law Library Website and WisBlawg Redesign

    UW Law Library Website and WisBlawg Redesign
    Within the next week, the UW Law Library will be introducing a new website redesign. The new site features a slimmed-down look and a more user friendly design - we hope! Here's a sneak preview. In conjunction with the new library…
  • Dec 10

    Mobile Legal Dictionarie

    Mobile Legal Dictionarie
    Looking for a legal dictionary for your mobile device? Law Technology News has a good review of apps for both the legal professional and the non-lawyer. Apps are available in both iOS and Android and range from free to $55. Here's a sneak…
  • Nov 6

    Water Law in Wisconsin

    Water Law in Wisconsin
    My colleague, Jenny Zook, has written a great piece on Water Law in Wisconsin for the latest Inside Track from the State Bar of Wisconsin. Here's the abstract:The Great Lakes Region, at about 20 percent the world's surface fresh water,…
Rank this Week: 323

Claire's Blog

Claire's Blog

Coves libraries, web and other stuff.

http://clairejoanne.co.uk/
  • Aug 22

    Interesting Things of the Week #201

    Interesting Things of the Week #201
    SmartyPins – google maps + trivia game  A Guide to Little-Known Image Collections with Millions of Free, Hi-Res Images Turn Any YouTube Video Into A GIF By Just Adding “GIF” To The URL What if your library website…
  • Jun 16

    Interesting Things of the Week #200

    Interesting Things of the Week #200
    How to conduct library website usability studies for free - some useful resources and tips Poetry Archive - poems read by their authors (or celebs) 12 Quotes From Roald Dahl for Book Lovers What type of library user are…
  • Jun 2

    Interesting Things of the Week #199

    Interesting Things of the Week #199
    The curly fry conundrum: Why social media “likes” say more than you might think - Ted talk Developing an Online First Mentality, Part One: What IS Online First?  CrazyEgg heatmap tracker – just signed up for a free…
Rank this Week: 257

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    DALL Formally Endorses UELMA's Enactment in Texa

    DALL Formally Endorses UELMA's Enactment in Texa
    DALL's executive board formally adopted a resolution to support UELMA's adoption in Texas on March 8, 2016.What is UELMA?The Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act ("UELMA") seeks to ensure that online official state legal material -- namely…
  • Apr 6

    Visit the Texas State Law Library's New Resource Site!

    Visit the Texas State Law Library's New Resource Site!
    Checkout the Texas State Law Library's Web Portal: http://www.sll.texas.gov/Here are just a few of the many resources available:Historical Texas Statutes (1879-1960) -- not available electronically elsewhereHeinOnline*Nutshell…
  • Mar 29

    Join us for the DALL Institute on Thursday, April 14th

    Join us for the DALL Institute on Thursday, April 14th
    Join us for the DALL Institute at UNT Dallas College of Law, prior to the SEAALL / SWALL Joint Annual Meeting.We have pulled together a remarkable program about competency of legal technology and the practice of law. While not directly…
Rank this Week: 730

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Statistics Canada Report on Criminal Victimization in the Territories, 2014

    Statistics Canada Report on Criminal Victimization in the Territories, 2014
    Statistics Canada has released numbers on Criminal victimization in the territories, 2014 that shows that the number of residents of Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut who report having been the victims of crime is much higher than…
  • Apr 28

    Library of Parliament Article on Marijuana Regulation in Canada

    Library of Parliament Article on Marijuana Regulation in Canada
    The Library of Parliament blog HillNotes has published a brief overview of The Regulation of Marijuana under Canadian Law: "Marijuana, otherwise known as cannabis, has been legally prohibited in Canada since 1923. The 2002 report of the…
  • Apr 27

    Updated Research Guides From GlobaLex

    Updated Research Guides From GlobaLex
    One of the sources I consult for research guides on international law topics is GlobaLex, the electronic collection created by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law. It recently updated a number of its…
Rank this Week: 724

Law Library of Congress: News and…

Law Library of Congress: News and Events

Announces programs hosted by the Law Library of Congress, including legal film series, speaker series, and recognition events.

http://www.loc.gov/law/news/
  • Apr 28

    Law Library: News & Events: THOMAS to Retire on July 5, 2016

    Law Library: News & Events: THOMAS to Retire on July 5, 2016
    Learn more about the retirement of THOMAS.gov on July 5, 2016 and the features of its replacement, Congress.gov, in the recent In Custodia Legis post. Click here for more information.
  • Apr 11

    Law Library: News & Events:

    Law Library: News & Events:
    The Law Library of Congress will host its annual Law Day program on Wednesday, April 27. The event will mark the 50th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court decision, Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966). Law Librarian of…
  • Apr 6

    Law Library: News & Events: New Summer Internship Opportunitie

    Law Library: News & Events: New Summer Internship Opportunitie
    The Law Library of Congress has two new internship opportunities this summer.  One is a paid metadata technician internship located in Washington, D.C. and the other is an unpaid metadata internship that can be done…
Rank this Week: 606

Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

Covers research, books and library news. From the Charlotte School of Law library team.

http://charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Apr 28

    Law Day 2016 – Miranda: More than Word

    Law Day 2016 – Miranda: More than Word
    May 1st is Law Day, a national day to celebrate the rule of law and its contributions to the freedoms that Americans enjoy. The day also provides an opportunity to recognize the role of courts in our democracy and the … Continue…
  • Apr 26

    Sign Up for Our Upcoming Session – Legal Research: Everything You Always Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask

    Sign Up for Our Upcoming Session – Legal Research: Everything You Always Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask
    Sign up on OrgSync using the links below: Wednesday, April 27 – 5:00-5:30pm Wednesday, April 27 – 5:30-6:00pm
  • Apr 25

    Reminder: Paralegal Certificate Program Open House

    Reminder: Paralegal Certificate Program Open House
    Interested in learning more about Charlotte School of Law’s Paralegal Certificate Program? At an information session we will discuss the online and onsite platform, application process, answer your questions, and introduce you to the…
Rank this Week: 843

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
  • Apr 26

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Lance

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Lance
    CRIMINAL – INTIMIDATION DA 15-0329, 2016 MT 97N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. JOHN FESLER LANCE, II, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Apr 26

    OPINION: State v. Crawford

    OPINION: State v. Crawford
    CRIMINAL – DANGEROUS DRUGS DA 14-0207, 2016 MT 96, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. ROBERT LEE CRAWFORD, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Apr 26

    OPINION; Ray v. Connell

    OPINION; Ray v. Connell
    CIVIL – DEFAMATION DA 15-0543, 2016 MT 95, JERRY T. RAY, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. MARTIN R. CONNELL, Defendant and Appellee.
Rank this Week: 852

ZiefBrief

ZiefBrief

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

http://ziefbrief.typepad.com/ziefbrief/
  • Apr 26

    Lexis, Westlaw, & Bloomberg Law — Summer Access is Available!

    Lexis, Westlaw, & Bloomberg Law — Summer Access is Available!
    Bloomberg Law & Lexis Advance You can use Bloomberg Law and Lexis Advance for any summer research project, even projects for paying jobs. And you don't need to do anything to take advantage of this generous opportunity. Just keep on...
  • Mar 29

    Judge Merrick Garland's Opinions - Lexis & Westlaw Search Technique

    Judge Merrick Garland's Opinions - Lexis & Westlaw Search Technique
    ZiefBrief has posted about some helpful collections and analyses of Merrick Garland's D.C. Circuit opinions, but sometimes you just need to see everything. If you have access to Lexis or Westlaw, you don't need to rely on anyone else's…
  • Mar 29

    The Merrick Garland Project from NYU

    The Merrick Garland Project from NYU
    Amid all the debates and disputes about Merrick Garland's nomination to serve on the Supreme Court, ZiefBrief occasionally comes across a nugget of — dare we say it? — objective information. Today's nugget is NYU Law Review's Merrick…
Rank this Week: 597

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 25

    Issue

    Issue
    Working as a Reference Librarian can sometimes be a rough job.  Take, for instance, the other day whilst reading an article about a guy who got caught fiddling with young kids, a young woman came in saying she was referred to me by a…
  • Apr 18

    It's a Jungle Out There

    It's a Jungle Out There
    Sometimes, I have difficulty coming up with stuff to blog about.  Today is not one of those days.  See, on my drive to work today, I see this guy/pedestrian trying to cross the street whilst standing in the crosswalk. …
  • Apr 11

    Pants on Fire

    Pants on Fire
    The other day I was reading an article that read: Former L.A. sheriff admits guilty in jail abuse scandal.  What happened was that illegal stuff was going on at the LA County jail and, as it turned out, former Sheriff Lee Baca knew…
Rank this Week: 738

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/
  • Apr 24

    Size Matters for Legal Innovation (Toronto Edition)

    Size Matters for Legal Innovation (Toronto Edition)
    The median number of equity partners in an Am Law 100 firm (ranked by PPP) is 170. The number is arbitrary, but it probably isn't random. W.L. Gore & Associates, the maker of Gore-Tex, is known for a "radically nonhierarchical management…
  • Apr 22

    Espresso Machines are Lousy Substitutes for Law Library Leadership

    Espresso Machines are Lousy Substitutes for Law Library Leadership
    Image [cc] Cory Doctorow A fellow law librarian pointed me toward a Daily Report article yesterday entitled "Kilpatrick Transforms Library Into Modern Collaboration Hub—With Latte." The story is a well-worn tale of how the law library…
  • Apr 15

    On Why, I am a Gardener

    On Why, I am a Gardener
    Following on up on my great experience this past week in Austin, TX at the Annual Legal Marketing Association Conference, I thought I would share my thoughts from a few weeks ago when I had a conversation with someone who is thinking…
Rank this Week: 765

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/
  • Apr 21

    Shotwell's Docket Book - A Window for 19th-Century Law Practice

    Shotwell's Docket Book - A Window for 19th-Century Law Practice
    In this post we highlight one of the many items in Special Collections on the history of lawyering in America, this time in nineteenth-century Ohio. In the 1980s, the UVA Law Library purchased at auction a lawyer’s docket book with case…
  • Mar 10

    Transatlantic Ripples of the 1765 Stamp Act

    Transatlantic Ripples of the 1765 Stamp Act
    On the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act, UVA Law Library staff opened an uncataloged collection of Scottish Court of Session papers and unwittingly discovered new materials on this momentous event in American history. The case of Scrimgeour…
  • Feb 18

    Professor Scalia Administered Justice on the Football Field, Too

    Professor Scalia Administered Justice on the Football Field, Too
    Recently uncovered photographs from the U.Va. Law School archives reveal a little-known phase in the legal career of recently deceased U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: football official. When the U.Va. law students of the Virginia…
Rank this Week: 364

Depraved Librarian

Depraved Librarian

A carnival of news and information about culture, law, music, technology and research. By Grace Lee.

http://depravedlibrarian.wordpress.com
  • Apr 20

    Links for 2016-04-19 [del.icio.us]

    Links for 2016-04-19 [del.icio.us]
    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
  • Apr 18

    Links for 2016-04-17 [del.icio.us]

    Links for 2016-04-17 [del.icio.us]
    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
  • Apr 16

    Links for 2016-04-15 [del.icio.us]

    Links for 2016-04-15 [del.icio.us]
    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
Rank this Week: 645

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
  • Apr 19

    Library Tip: Exam Prep Material

    Library Tip: Exam Prep Material
    Dear Students: Exams are near and the law library has a variety of resources to help.
  • Apr 12

    Legal Research in Big Law Firm

    Legal Research in Big Law Firm
                                    
  • Apr 12

    Library Tip:Legal Research in Big Law Firm

    Library Tip:Legal Research in Big Law Firm
    For more than ten years I have contacted librarians at Am Law 100 law firms to learn about their firms’ expectations of incoming attorneys’ and summer associates’ legal research skills. During this interval, I have also…
Rank this Week: 829

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Informs local attorneys of major legal developments important to their practice. By Sue Altmeyer.

http://suealtmeyer.typepad.com/cleveland_law_library_web/
Rank this Week: 760

ThomChat

ThomChat

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library Blog

http://tjsllibrary.wordpress.com
  • Apr 18

    Ten Great Novels About the Supreme Court

    Ten Great Novels About the Supreme Court
    10 Great Novels About the Supreme Court by  lawyer in Arnold & Porter’s appellate and Supreme Court practice and author of The Advocate’s Daughter , Anthony Franze At the U.S. Supreme Court, a single vote can alter…
  • Apr 13

    Happy Birthday, Thomas Jefferson!

    Happy Birthday, Thomas Jefferson!
    It is the 273rd anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth today. Please come join us in the library tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. to have some cake to celebrate. While you are there, please check out our Thomas Jefferson collection located…
  • Apr 11

    Happy National Library Week!

    Happy National Library Week!
    Celebrate National Library Week 2016 (April 10-16) with the theme “Libraries Transform” We will celebrate National Library Week with a few events. On Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the library lobby, please join us for…
Rank this Week: 796

Library technican dialog

Library technican dialog

Covers marketing, networking, and professional development for law librarians.

http://brendawoa.wordpress.com
  • Apr 11

    Law librarian as researcher

    Law librarian as researcher
    Article below was originally posted in Legal Sourcery blog (February 11, 2016): Law Librarian as Researcher The librarian in law firm setting is part of profit-making business, which inevitably leads to a different type of role than a…
  • Nov 30

    I Can’t Get No Respect

    I Can’t Get No Respect
    When I first joined the profession, I was interested in the debate of librarian as service professional amidst a world of doctors and lawyers. Doctors and lawyers are a closed group of professionals defined as high status with high salaries…
  • Oct 17

    New tool and new app

    New tool and new app
    Sometimes the simplest tools solve the seemingly simple problems. Last week I was introduced to a visual feedback tool, Answer Garden, that displays the answers in elegant word cloud. You make question then people answer it.…
Rank this Week: 846

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for March 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for March 2016
    Two BC acts had new annotations on Quickscribe 2.0 this month:Eileen Vanderburgh, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, Privacy ActGuy Brown, Harper Grey LLP, Pharmaceutical Services ActQuickscribe 2.0 is a better way to research, track and…
  • Mar 7

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for February 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for February 2016
    Just a quick post to highlight the pieces of legislation that received new annotations on Quickscribe 2.0 in February:Michael Bain, Hamilton Howell Bain & Gould: Land Title Inquiry Act, Environmental Management Act, Employment Standards…
  • Feb 2

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for January 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for January 2016
    Five of Quickscribe's panel of expert BC legislation annotators provided annotations in January 2016: Stan Rule, Sabey Rule LLP – WESA Margaret Mason, Bull Housser & Tupper LLP – Society…
Rank this Week: 816

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: 840

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal…

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Provides tips on Canadian legal research.

http://mireau.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 6

    LegalAve - Alberta family law information

    LegalAve - Alberta family law information
    Marsha Guthrie, Manager, Implementation and Partnerships with the Alberta Legal Information Society and Julie Rainey of Alberta Law Libraries for sending the following my way:New free website for Albertans dealing with family law issues:…
  • Oct 8

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries call for conference proposal

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries call for conference proposal
    A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate to speak with members of the Toronto Association of Law Libraries about the synergies between knowledge management, law librarianship and process improvement.  I hope to speak on similar issues at…
  • Sep 2

    Conducting Business and Industry Research

    Conducting Business and Industry Research
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries is advertising some upcoming webinars that will be useful for anyone who has a market research need:Conducting Business and Industry Research - September 29, 2015, 1:00pm to 2:30pm…
Rank this Week: 847

Strategic Librarian

Strategic Librarian

Covers strategies to develop and lead law firm libraries. By Nina Platt.

http://strategiclibrarian.com
  • Oct 6

    Strategic Librarian Blog Posts that have Stood the Test of Time

    Strategic Librarian Blog Posts that have Stood the Test of Time
    I started the daily Pinhawk Librarian News Digest in the spring of 2011 and continued editing it until May of this year.  During that time I neglected this blog – posting only a few articles.  That’s going to change.…
  • Oct 6

    5 Practical Thoughts on Rightsizing the Law Firm Library – Budgeting for 2016

    5 Practical Thoughts on Rightsizing the Law Firm Library – Budgeting for 2016
    The days of budgeting by determining what was spent last year and adding a percentage of that amount to each line item are long gone in the law firm library world.  We’ve all heard about the many law firms who … Continue…
  • Mar 11

    Disruptive Technology or Innovation is Not a Myth

    Disruptive Technology or Innovation is Not a Myth
    The first paragraph in this post is part of the Pinhawk Librarian News Digest today – a daily email newsletter I edit.  What follows are my thoughts on the idea of disruptive technology/innovation being a myth. Wikipedia defines…
Rank this Week: 498

Buffalo Wings & Toasted…

Buffalo Wings & Toasted Ravioli

Law, social media, and social networking technologies, with excursions into politics, travel, food and drink. By Professor James G. Milles.

http://jimmilles.com
  • Aug 4

    Testimony Before the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline

    Testimony Before the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline
    This afternoon I appeared to speak at a hearing in Buffalo held by the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman created the Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline to conduct a…
  • Feb 17

    Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Teaching in Law Schools Today

    Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Teaching in Law Schools Today
    Here are some brief comments I made today at a UB seminar on Teaching and Learning in the Classroom of the Future: I’m not at all confident about predicting the future. It’s hard enough just seeing clearly what’s going…
  • May 12

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum
    Nicole Black’s latest piece has useful and important things to say about law practice and the state of legal education. In recent months, because of a number of professional endeavors, I’ve had the opportunity to engage with…
Rank this Week: 622

Vincent G. Rinn Law Library

Vincent G. Rinn Law Library

Covers books, current affairs, legal news and legal research. From the DePaul University College of Law.

http://depaullaw.typepad.com/library/
  • May 29

    New ejournal on the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    New ejournal on the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    On October 11, 2013, a diverse group of civil rights scholars met at the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor to assess the interpretation, development, and administration of civil rights law in the five decades since President…
  • May 28

    Book By Professor Raphael, Named To “100 Great books for the Social Worker’s Library”

    Book By Professor Raphael, Named To “100 Great books for the Social Worker’s Library”
    As is true for practicing attorneys, many social workers choose a particular area or client constituency to concentrate their efforts on during their career. Each area has it's own specialized knowledge, practices and research tools,…
  • May 6

    "Flawed Convictions" Book Signing, Deborah Tuerkheimer

    "Flawed Convictions" Book Signing, Deborah Tuerkheimer
    The Barnes & Noble bookstore is located in the DePaul Center at 1 E. Jackson ( corner with State St. )
Rank this Week: 741

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: 814

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: 720

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: 579

novalawcity

novalawcity

Adventures in law and technology at the Shepard Broad Law Center of Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

http://nsulaw.typepad.com/novalawcity/
  • Aug 17

    Novalawcity is moving!

    Novalawcity is moving!
    Novalawcity is moving over to Wordpress as of 8/17/2011.   Please join us over at: http://nsulltc.wordpress.com/ to continue our discussion.
  • Aug 10

    Office of the Law Revision Counsel wants YOU!

    Office of the Law Revision Counsel wants YOU!
    The Office of the Law Revision Counsel is seeking comments on the new beta version of its website for the U.S. Code. The Office is looking for feedback from law librarians and members of the public about the site’s features, content, and…
  • Jun 24

    Getting to know LLTC: Mitch Silverman (addendum)

    Getting to know LLTC: Mitch Silverman (addendum)
    Wups--I forgot to post my picture with my blog profile! Here's me, the day my bright, shiny new nameplate was first put up.
Rank this Week: 519

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: 767

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: 687

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Apr 28

    Environmental Law

    Environmental Law
    As we celebrate Arbor Day on April 29, don't forget that if you need help with an environmental law issue, there are resources available to you at Jenkins! Environmental Law in a Nutshell and Environmental Law offer good starting points for…
  • Apr 26

    ALA Preservation Week at Jenkin

    ALA Preservation Week at Jenkin
    Philadelphia Legal DirectoriesThis week is the American Library Association's Preservation Week. Preservation Week is a way to raise awareness to the abundance of materials in need of care and attention to retain their usability as their…
  • Apr 21

    Election Day and the Committee of Seventy

    Election Day and the Committee of Seventy
    Election Day is this upcoming Tuesday, April 26. The race for president has garnered most of the election coverage in the media, but there are other races in Pennsylvania this year, including 2 U.S. Senate seats, all 18 U.S. House of…
Rank this Week: 3934

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/
  • Apr 28

    Prince’s Purple Probate Puzzle

    Prince’s Purple Probate Puzzle
    As the local community recovers from the death its beloved local musical icon, it has come to light that Prince apparently died intestate (failed to leave a will).  Given that his large estate likely includes earnings,…
  • Apr 21

    Law Day 2016 – Miranda: More than Word

    Law Day 2016 – Miranda: More than Word
      Once again National Law Day will soon be upon us. Sponsored by the American Bar Association (ABA), this annual event highlights the role of law and justice in our society, while giving attention to the special role of courts…
  • Apr 13

    Professional Dangers and Disaster

    Professional Dangers and Disaster
    The entire legal community was shook by last week’s tragic event that took place in a local law office. Mistaking the office receptionist/clerk for his attorney, a disgruntled client marched into the office and shot him dead,…
Rank this Week: 2012

The Fred Parks Law Library Blog

The Fred Parks Law Library Blog

Covers legal news and resources. From the South Texas College of Law.

http://thefredparkslawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Access to LexisNexis, Bloomberg Law and Westlaw over the summer.

    Access to LexisNexis, Bloomberg Law and Westlaw over the summer.
    If you are NOT graduating in May: LexisNexis and Bloomberg Law both have no restrictions on use over the summer, and you do not have to do anything to extend your password. You can use both of these resources in the course of paid employment…
  • Jan 13

    Collection Spotlight - How to Succeed in Law School

    Collection Spotlight - How to Succeed in Law School
    by Barbara Szalkowski, Senior Catalog LibrarianNow Appearing in the Library!We have pulled a collection of books forour new students and placed themon TOP of the low Reference shelvesnearest the elevators on the main 2nd…
  • Dec 21

    Fred Parks Law Library Holiday Hour

    Fred Parks Law Library Holiday Hour
    As a reminder the Fred Parks Law Library will close at 5:00pm Tuesday, December 22, 2015 and re-open at 8:30am Monday, January 4, 2016. The library staff at the Fred Parks Law Library would like to wish all our students, staff, faculty…
Rank this Week: 3957