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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/
  • Jul 30

    No appeal over Rolf Harris sex offences sentence – BBC New

    No appeal over Rolf Harris sex offences sentence – BBC New
    ‘Rolf Harris’s sex offences sentence will not be referred to the Court of Appeal, despite 150 complaints over its “leniency”, the attorney general’s office has said.’ Full story BBC News, 30th July 2014…
  • Jul 30

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk
    The School Governance (Constitution and Federations) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 The Sulphur Content of Liquid Fuels (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 The Home Loss Payments (Prescribed Amounts) (England)…
  • Jul 30

    ‘Skywalker’ signature rejected by passport officials – BBC New

    ‘Skywalker’ signature rejected by passport officials – BBC New
    ‘A woman who added “Skywalker” as a middle name has been told by passport officials her signature infringes a trademark.’ Full story BBC News, 30th July 2014 Source: www.bbc.co.uk
Rank this Week: 4

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
Rank this Week: 23

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
  • Jul 30

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Walter

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Walter
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – JUSTICE COURT APPEAL DA 13-0495, 2014 MT 203N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. VALENTINE ANTONE WALTER, Defendant and…
  • Jul 30

    New Unpublished Opinion: Matter of B.B.

    New Unpublished Opinion: Matter of B.B.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – JUVENILE DA 13-0230, 2014 MT 204N, IN THE MATTER OF B.B., A Youth.
  • Jul 30

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Simpson

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Simpson
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN DA 13-0309, 2014 MT 202N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. MICHAEL WESLEY SIMPSON, Defendant and…
Rank this Week: 48

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 54

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 30

    Can a Tablet Replace Your Work PC?

    Can a Tablet Replace Your Work PC?
    Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said that 80-90% of his computer time is spent on an iPad. This comment lead tech journalist Mike Elgan to wonder: “Could 80 percent of the corporate workforce do 100 percent of their work on a…
  • Jul 30

    The Walk to Freedom

    The Walk to Freedom
    The World’s Columbian Exposition was an influential social and cultural event (“The Devil in the White City” from Erik Larson brilliantly communicates the vibrancy of the preparation of the Exposition). On October 9, 1893,…
  • Jul 30

    No Thank

    No Thank
    Ask any lawyer “How are you doing?” and invariably the response includes a comment to the effect of “I’m too busy.” Being overly busy seems to be a kind of occupational hazard for lawyers. Many of us possess a…
Rank this Week: 64

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
  • Jul 26

    Law & Econ Workshops for Law Professors—Arlington, VA, and Duck Key, FL

    Law & Econ Workshops for Law Professors—Arlington, VA, and Duck Key, FL
    The Law & Economics Center at George Mason University School of Law invites applications for three upcoming LEC Workshops for Law Professors: LEC Workshop for Law Professors on Austrian Law & Economics, Oct. 1-3, 2014 LEC-PERC…
  • Jul 26

    Innovation Economics—Chicago, IL

    Innovation Economics—Chicago, IL
    The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth (Northwestern Law) invites paper submissions for its Eighth Annual Conference on Innovation Economics, which will take place June 18-19, 2015. The submission deadline is Feb. 9, 2015.…
  • Jul 26

    Energy Regulation: Legal & Regulatory Issues, Obstacles & Opportunities in Electricity Markets—Chicago, IL

    Energy Regulation: Legal & Regulatory Issues, Obstacles & Opportunities in Electricity Markets—Chicago, IL
    The Searle Center on Law Regulation and Economic Growth (Northwestern Law) presents the Third Annual Conference on Energy Regulation: Legal and Regulatory Issues, Obstacles, and Opportunities in Electricity Markets Nov. 13-14, 2014. mw
Rank this Week: 62

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
  • Jul 27

    Emerald migration in August

    Emerald migration in August
    In August 2014, Emerald will migrate its research content to Atypon’s Literatum. Content will remain accessible via and Emerald (http://library.hku.hk/record=b1812913) and Emerald Management First (http://library.hku.hk/record=b4859116)…
  • Jul 10

    CNKI Beijing site scheduled maintenance 12 July 0-6 A.M.

    CNKI Beijing site scheduled maintenance 12 July 0-6 A.M.
    Due to system maintenance, the download function on the CNKI Beijing site will be suspended during 0-6 AM on 12th July, Saturday. Readers can still search and access the abstracts but they will not be able to download any full-text during…
  • Jun 24

    BioOne Website Scheduled Maintenance June 28, 2014

    BioOne Website Scheduled Maintenance June 28, 2014
    BioOne website will be undergoing maintenance starting June 28, 2014. Scheduled downtime will begin at 9:30 a.m. and may last up to 4 hours. During this time content and services on bioone.org will be unavailable. addthis_url =…
Rank this Week: 85

Hunter's Query

Hunter's Query

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

http://huntersquery.byulaw.info/wordpress/
  • Jul 21

    Foreign and Int’l Law Research

    Foreign and Int’l Law Research
    While most legal research classes naturally focus on researching the law of the United States, there is a large body of foreign and international law research that most students aren’t exposed to.  Foreign and international law…
  • Jun 26

    Hein Search Tip Update

    Hein Search Tip Update
    When customers speak, Hein listens and acts–quickly.  I recently received an email from HeinOnline’s Vice President of Production Development, Shane Marmion, addressing some of the concerns I raised in a recent blog post…
  • Jun 24

    Local Gov’t Law Research

    Local Gov’t Law Research
    While much of the research lawyers do revolves around state and federal law, local governments also have laws that lawyers should be familiar with and know how to research.  I recently wrote a short piece for Student Lawyer magazine that…
Rank this Week: 134

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 11

    Fastcase Hospitality Suite @ AALL14

    Fastcase Hospitality Suite @ AALL14
    Fastcase is happy again to sponsor and operate the PLL Hospitality Suite at AALL, for PLL members and friends at the annual meeting.  This year the location will be at The Ambassador Suite in Room 2032 of the Grand Hyatt Hotel. …
  • Jun 25

    Guided tour of the new Lexis Advance... coming this summer!

    Guided tour of the new Lexis Advance... coming this summer!
  • Jun 19

    How to Help Attorneys Tackle Transactional Tasks - AALL Presentation

    How to Help Attorneys Tackle Transactional Tasks - AALL Presentation
    Lower the fear of having incomplete or wrong information on a deal, leaving errors in a document, or missing good precedent. Take 30 minutes at the AALL Annual Meeting to attend our AALL Theater Presentation/Exhibitor Showcase:How to Help…
Rank this Week: 141

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Jul 29

    Building a new library from the ground up

    Building a new library from the ground up
    “Universal City librarian Toni Davenport is almost giddy when discussing the task that lies before her — build a new library, from the ground up. Community meeting space, banks of computers and a “library that flows”…
  • Jul 29

    Santa Cruz library trustees review $63M facilities plan

    Santa Cruz library trustees review $63M facilities plan
    “Library trustees reviewed a plan Monday for how to spend $63.1 million in facilities improvements if voters approve a parcel tax. A survey of voters earlier this year determined there was 73 percent support for an annual $49 parcel tax…
  • Jul 28

    Miami-Dade mayor lets higher library-tax ceiling stand

    Miami-Dade mayor lets higher library-tax ceiling stand
    “Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez won’t veto a higher property tax rate ceiling for libraries set by county commissioners. Mike Hernández, Gimenez’s spokesman, said Friday that the mayor decided to let the…
Rank this Week: 204

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library…

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library Blog

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

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

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk

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

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction

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

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction
    Last Tuesday I posted the information from four election map sites. I have posted at the end of this blog the information from today for those same sites. Not surprisingly, not one of the maps has gone completely unchanged.
Rank this Week: 222

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/
  • Jul 30

    Bloomberg Law Summer Acce

    Bloomberg Law Summer Acce
                  As you continue work in your summer associate, clerkship, or internship position, don’t forget that you have unlimited summer access to Bloomberg Law. With Bloomberg Law, you can take…
  • Jul 29

    Don’t Fall Into a Copyright Trap!

    Don’t Fall Into a Copyright Trap!
    Copyright traps are fabrications deliberately tucked into otherwise factual publications in order to detect third-party copying.  A recent blog post from Duke’s Law Library highlights some examples:  click [here] to read the…
  • Jul 28

    Library Hours for Summer Break

    Library Hours for Summer Break
    The Library will be open the following hours over summer break: Monday – Friday  8am – 5pm Saturday – Closed Sunday – Closed Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Rank this Week: 280

Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

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

http://guildfordlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jun 20

    Summer Vacation Opening Hours for the Library and LRC IT Room

    Summer Vacation Opening Hours for the Library and LRC IT Room
    Until Sunday 27 July, the Library and LRC IT Rooms will be open as normal (8.30am – 10.00pm on weekdays, 8.30am until 6.00pm at weekends.) From Monday 28 July to Friday 12 September, the following opening times will apply: LIBRARY…
  • Jun 20

    Library computer system upgrade

    Library computer system upgrade
    To allow for an upgrade to the University’s Library computer system, online access to the library catalogue and to library accounts will be unavailable from the end of Tuesday 24 June until Thursday 26 June. The library’s…
  • May 14

    Westlaw Student Associate 2014/2015

    Westlaw Student Associate 2014/2015
    Applications for the post of Westlaw Student Associate 2014/15 are welcome from current GDL or final-year LLB students. The closing date for applications is 23rd May.  Please click on the link below for further details.  If you…
Rank this Week: 322

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
Rank this Week: 361

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/
  • Jul 29

    The CIO Brain And Music… Not As Strange As It Sound

    The CIO Brain And Music… Not As Strange As It Sound
    For those of you that attend the ILTA conferences, you may be aware of the (in)famous band called Legal Bytes. Legal Bytes is the world's only band made up entirely of current and former Chief Information Officers from law firms. At this…
  • Jul 21

    Whither Change?

    Whither Change?
    Image [cc] Moyan Brenn Three posts recently caught my eye. One was on the imminent demise of BigLaw. The other was on how small firms are about to have their day. In the third one Thomas Sager, the GC for Dupont takes GCs to task for not…
  • Jul 17

    Texas Scold 'Em

    Texas Scold 'Em
    They say that everything is bigger in Texas.  Apparently that even includes self-deluding opinions. Yesterday, a friend pointed me toward an article in Texas Law Book entitled Get Wall Street Out of the Practice of Law. (Subscription…
Rank this Week: 428

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/
  • Jun 2

    Build Your Business Knowledge with CORe and the Harvard Business School

    Build Your Business Knowledge with CORe and the Harvard Business School
    In the world of higher education, web-based learning is nothing new. Many institutions offer online degree programs in a variety of disciplines, and the world of MOOCs is growing by leaps and bounds, but, according to critics, online…
  • May 7

    The Elizabethan Law Library

    The Elizabethan Law Library
    by Heather Kushnerick, Special Collections Librarian     Finals have begun and, after three years of dedicated work, the end is in sight for the class of 2014. This year also marks the 450th birthday of William…
  • Apr 27

    Summer Clerkship Videos by Bloomberg

    Summer Clerkship Videos by Bloomberg
    As the spring semester comes to an end and students prepare for their summer clerkships/ internships Bloomberg Law is posting a series of video lectures on Federal Research in Bloomberg Law.  In your spare time view some of the videos to…
Rank this Week: 369

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: 377

Depraved Librarian

Depraved Librarian

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

http://depravedlibrarian.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 413

Paul L. Boley Law Library

Paul L. Boley Law Library

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

https://law.lclark.edu/library/
Rank this Week: 334

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: 340

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
  • Jul 30

    An Interview with Niousha Riahi, Global Legal Research Intern

    An Interview with Niousha Riahi, Global Legal Research Intern
    Today’s interview is with Niousha Riahi, an intern with the Global Legal Research Center of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I have just completed my L.L.B. degree at l’Université de…
  • Jul 30

    An Interview with John Trotman, Junior Fellow

    An Interview with John Trotman, Junior Fellow
    Today’s interview is with John “Trot” Trotman.  John is working in the Collection Services Division of the Law Library of Congress as part of the institution’s Junior Fellows Program.  The program’s…
  • Jul 29

    International Arbitration Law in Mexico – Global Legal Collection Highlight

    International Arbitration Law in Mexico – Global Legal Collection Highlight
    This is a guest post by Dante Figueroa, a senior legal information analyst at the Law Library of Congress.  Dante is a frequent contributor to In Custodia Legis. His recent posts include Introduction to Roman Law – Global Legal…
Rank this Week: 545

The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare…

The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room Blog

Covers rare legal books. From the Boston College Law Library.

http://rarebookroom.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Best wishes to those sitting for the bar!

    Best wishes to those sitting for the bar!
    While browsing through our fabulous legal postcard and ephemera collection from Michael Hoeflich, I ran across several that mention being called to the bar. They inevitably involve a fun drinking pun. Folks just can't help it!So here's to the…
  • Jul 21

    New database for Appeals to the Privy Council

    New database for Appeals to the Privy Council
    A wonderful new resource for legal historians has recently been released online from two familiar faces at Boston College Law School: Sharon Hamby O'Connor, Professor Emerita, and Mary Sarah Bilder, Professor and Lee…
  • Jun 20

    In the trenches with a Springfield justice of the peace...

    In the trenches with a Springfield justice of the peace...
    This slim volume--with a pretty jazzy cover--provides a look at four years in the life of a Massachusetts justice of the peace, in the early days of the United States. Titled Justice Matters, Or a Memorandum of Civil Actions Before William…
Rank this Week: 572

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Jul 21

    I’d Like to Check Out a ….Drone?

    I’d Like to Check Out a ….Drone?
    Starting in the fall the University of Southern Florida will have two drones available to check out from their campus library. “The library’s hope is to integrate new technology to its services. In the past year, the library has…
  • Jul 17

    Menendez Brothers Sentenced

    Menendez Brothers Sentenced
    On July 2, 1996, the Lyle and Erik Menendez were sentenced to life in prison without parole for the brutal murder of their parents. The parents, Jose and Kitty Menendez, were murdered in their home on August 20, 1989. Lyle and Erik were not…
  • Jul 16

    Researching Indian and Tribal Law

    Researching Indian and Tribal Law
    Reference Librarian Kelly Kunsch recently published an article on researching Indian and Tribal Law in the American Indian Law Journal. He cleverly titled it “A Legal Practitioner’s Guide to Indian and Tribal Law Research.
Rank this Week: 579

CS-SIS

CS-SIS

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

http://cssis.org
  • Jun 9

    Seeking Volunteers for the Cool Tools Cafe at the AALL Annual Meeting

    Seeking Volunteers for the Cool Tools Cafe at the AALL Annual Meeting
    Cool Tools Café will be at the AALL Annual Meeting again this year.  This program will feature informal demos of tools, apps, and gadgets that will help librarians create, organize, and deliver information, increase productivity,…
  • May 15

    2014 Election Result

    2014 Election Result
    Congratulations to our newly elected CS-SIS board members:Kincaid C. Brown (University of Michigan), Vice-chair/Chair ElectPatrick Butler (University of Connecticut), Member-at-largeMany thanks to all of our excellent candidates, and to the…
  • May 1

    Coaching Small Shifts to Smaller Device

    Coaching Small Shifts to Smaller Device
    I think it’s rather likely that most readers who regularly check in with this blog are fairly curious about and comfortable trying out new technologies.  Of course, there are also those of us who dive in a bit more cautiously;…
Rank this Week: 495

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Law library information by Canadian Law Librarian Connie Crosby.

http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 13

    Email Policies - Some Resource

    Email Policies - Some Resource
    I think a lot about governance in projects I work on: who is going to do what, who is going to oversee it, and how things will be maintained. A big piece of the picture are policies, guidelines and procedures. Without this type of…
  • Aug 23

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th
    I have more project news to share:I am excited to announce a new Social Media Engagement certificate through the iSchool Institute at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto that Daniel Lee and I will be teaching starting in…
  • Aug 18

    Bringing Knowledge Management Benefits to Smaller Law Firms and Law Department

    Bringing Knowledge Management Benefits to Smaller Law Firms and Law Department
    Knowledge Management has been around in larger law firms now for more than 15 years.  Long enough to have evolved, matured, and brought the bigger firms numerous benefits. As these efforts have  touched so many departments inside…
Rank this Week: 511

l r c - o r b i t ... ... ... the…

l r c - o r b i t ... ... ... the usd research satellite

Covers the legal research center, legal news and legal research resources. By John Adkins.

http://lrc-orbit.typepad.com/lrc/
  • Nov 4

    ATL's Legally Themed Halloween Costume Contest

    ATL's Legally Themed Halloween Costume Contest
    Check out this year's entries in ATL's Legally Themed Halloween Costume Contest and vote for your favorite! Here's a sampling: [JML]
  • Nov 1

    LRC October Trivia Winner!

    LRC October Trivia Winner!
    Congratulations to our September trivia winner Katie Lepore! Question: The University of San Diego School of Law was founded in 1954. What was the original name of the building now known as Warren Hall? Answer: Thomas More Hall Stop by...
  • Oct 31

    Happy Halloween from the LRC!

    Happy Halloween from the LRC!
Rank this Week: 558

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

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

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

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

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

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

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

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look
    The people at The Jury Expert are excited about moving to a new platrorm, Wordpress, where they can incorporate a new look and possibly some new features as well. Below is their e-mail announcing the change and providing links so you can see…
Rank this Week: 563

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Indexes As Necessary as Ever in Electronic Age

    Indexes As Necessary as Ever in Electronic Age
    Susannah Tredwell, librarian at Davies LLP in Vancouver and fellow member of CALL (Canadian Association of Law Libraries), wrote a piece last week on Slaw.ca about the continuing value of indexes: It is sometimes assumed that a book that is…
  • Jul 28

    Recent Legislative Summaries from Library of Parliament

    Recent Legislative Summaries from Library of Parliament
    The Library of Parliament has recently published a number of legislative summaries describing federal bills:Bill C-17: An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act: "Bill C - 17, an Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act ( alternative title:…
  • Jul 27

    Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan Report on Foreclosure Protection

    Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan Report on Foreclosure Protection
    The Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan has released a report on the Reform of The Land Contracts (Actions) Act that deals with foreclosure:"Foreclosure involves lengthy legal proceedings taken in the Court of Queen’s Bench and is…
Rank this Week: 693

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

Covers recent legal developments, legal practice tools, and law library resources in Connecticut.

http://ersa.jud.ct.gov/lawlibnews/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspx
  • Jul 30

    Contract Law Supreme Court Opinion - 7/30/2014

    Contract Law Supreme Court Opinion - 7/30/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Contract Law Opinions Body: SC19162 - C & H Electric, Inc. v. Bethel ("The plaintiff...appeals from the judgment of the trial court in part for the defendant...on the plaintiff’s claims of breach of…
  • Jul 30

    Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinion - 7/30/2014

    Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinion - 7/30/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Criminal Opinions Body: SC18849 - State v. Kelly (Possession of narcotics with intent to sell; motion to suppress; "The defendant, Jeremy Kelly, was convicted, on a conditional plea of nolo contendere; see General…
  • Jul 29

    Contract Law Supreme Court Opinion - 7/29/2014

    Contract Law Supreme Court Opinion - 7/29/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Contract Law Opinions Body: SC19174 - Saint Bernard School of Montville, Inc. v. Bank of America ("The defendant appeals from the trial court’s judgment in favor of the plaintiff on claims of: breach of…
Rank this Week: 927

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: 907

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

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

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Jul 29

    Get Ready for Class With Georgia’s Tax Free Weekend

    Get Ready for Class With Georgia’s Tax Free Weekend
    Classes don’t start until August 18, but it’s not too soon to be thinking about books, clothes, and school supplies. Like many other states, Georgia offers a “sales tax holiday” before the start of school each…
  • Jul 24

    Ace the Interview and Get a Job

    Ace the Interview and Get a Job
    With the big Career Fair coming up next week (Tuesday, July 29), I know many of you have interviews. Are you starting to get a little nervous but doing your best to ignore the jitters? Honestly, the best approach to the process is to not…
  • Jul 22

    Bar Exam Logistic

    Bar Exam Logistic
    With the Georgia Bar Exam quickly approaching, here are a couple of logistical questions you need to decide before the first day of exams: 1. Know the exam date. 2. Know the exam schedule. 3. Decide on where you will stay. Family, Friends,…
Rank this Week: 827

Cincinnati Law Library Blog

Cincinnati Law Library Blog

Covers laws and cases, with a focus on Cincinnati and Ohio. By the Cincinnati Law Library Association.

http://cincinnatilaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 655

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
  • Jul 20

    Water, Law, Paper

    Water, Law, Paper
    My friend and collaborator Mark Weiner has produced the latest installment in his series of videos on rare law books. “Water, Paper, Law” is an almost poetic meditation, in which “an eighteenth-century Italian legal treatise…
  • Jul 8

    Faculty Scholarship

    Faculty Scholarship
    Did you know that you can search through most periodical scholarship by the Yale Law faculty in the Faculty section of our Legal Scholarship Repository? In addition to material by our current faculty, a large number of articles by past…
  • Jul 7

    We've released an android app

    We've released an android app
    The Lillian Goldman Law Library has released an android app of our Pronouncing Dictionary of the United States Supreme Court. Now conscientious lawyers, judges, teachers, students, and journalists can learn how to correctly pronounce those…
Rank this Week: 935

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal…

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Provides tips on Canadian legal research.

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

    New "small" for small claim

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

    Survey: Alberta Law Librarie

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

    Alberta Queen's Printer Stakeholder Survey

    Alberta Queen's Printer Stakeholder Survey
    Josette McEachern and I were among a group who participated in a stakeholder session this week about the Alberta Queen's Printer products and services.  To assist with results based budgeting, the QP is looking for feedback about how…
Rank this Week: 919

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: 733

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

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

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Jul 2

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

    Recent Books: on Adolescence, Technology, Sexuality, and More
    A few times per year, I have been sharing a “Head of School’s bookshelf” with community members at Phillips Academy.  It comes this time in two parts: 1) six books that are among those I’ve read in the past few…
  • Jun 26

    The next thing Silicon Valley needs to disrupt big time: its own culture

    The next thing Silicon Valley needs to disrupt big time: its own culture
    Originally posted on Quartz:There’s a problem with Silicon Valley and the subcultures that imitate it. It’s a design bug woven into people’s identities and sense of self-worth. Influential and otherwise very smart people…
  • May 9

    We’re now part of the DPLA

    We’re now part of the DPLA
    Originally posted on The Cambridge Room:The Cambridge Public Library is now officially part of the Digital Public Library of America or as it is informally called DPLA.  The Cambridge City Directories are now available at the…
Rank this Week: 787

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/
  • Jun 20

    Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesse

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

    Perceptions of Justice—Olympia, June 9

    Perceptions of Justice—Olympia, June 9
    The Washington State Minority and Justice Commission presents a half-day program, Perceptions of Justice, reviewing a report on Washingtonians' perceptions of how they are treated by the police and the courts.June 9, 2014, 8:45 a.m.-noonOB2…
  • May 21

    Adolescent Brain Development & Juvenile Justice

    Adolescent Brain Development & Juvenile Justice
    The Washington Supreme Court hosted "Looking to the Future: Adolescent Brain Development and the Juvenile Justice System" May 20, 2014. The symposium materials are here.
Rank this Week: 803

Yale Law Library - Foreign and…

Yale Law Library - Foreign and International Blog

Covers international law, agreements and legal research resources.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/foreign-international-blog
  • Apr 3

    Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Tutorial

    Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Tutorial
  • Feb 25

    Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi

    Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi
    Dr. Shirin Ebadi, 2003 Nobel Laureate and the first woman president of Tehran’s city court, will deliver the Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice at Yale Law School on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Ebadi’s Lecture…
  • Jan 17

    Frozen Conflict

    Frozen Conflict
    The term “frozen conflicts” describes territorial disputes in locations that have neither a peaceful resolution nor armed hostilities.  Frozen conflicts exist in Western Sahara and Cyprus, but the term often refers to…
Rank this Week: 761

AALL Spectrum Blog

AALL Spectrum Blog

A place for law librarians to discuss AALL Spectrum articles and their profession

http://aallspectrum.wordpress.com
  • Jun 15

    AALL Spectrum blog has moved

    AALL Spectrum blog has moved
    The AALL Spectrum blog has moved to inside AALLNET, http://www.aallnet.org/blogs/spectrum-blog. Within AALLNET it should be more readily found by AALL members yet still viewable my non-members.  All the archived content will remain on this…
  • Jun 6

    The Value of Law Librarian

    The Value of Law Librarian
    Law librarians know the value of law librarians, even when they struggle to articulate that value to others. It pleases us when someone aptly describes what we do; and it satisfies even more when that praise comes from a user. One such…
  • Jun 5

    Monty the Therapy Dog

    Monty the Therapy Dog
    Commencement ceremonies create a certain emotional state in me. I don’t understand why they do, they just do. So when Julian Aiken emailed me that:
Rank this Week: 758

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

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

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Death and Your Digital Social Life

    Death and Your Digital Social Life
    The death of a loved one can be difficult, especially when their online life continues to exist. A British funeral service called R Hyde Chambers has created an infographic to help the bereaved know what's what on social media sites if you're…
  • Jul 28

    Now through August 27, 2014, you can help…

    Now through August 27, 2014, you can help the law library test-drive a new database! We're always looking for more content for our patrons, and the latest is ProQuest Legislative Insight. Access is good through August 27, 2014, so please give…
  • Jul 25

    Casetext Update

    Casetext Update
    We wrote about Casetext in April; now there's new news: Casetext is transitioning to a new site, currently available at http://beta.casetext.com. As part of the transition process Casetext has temporarily frozen the old database of cases.…
Rank this Week: 977

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
Rank this Week: 1372

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

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

http://deanelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Exploring NYC and Long Island

    Exploring NYC and Long Island
    Long Island and New York City"Long Island, located at the threshold of New York City, is a diverse playground of unbelievable natural beauty and a wealth of historical charm. It is a true island, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, East River…
  • Jul 28

    Good Luck on the Bar Exam!

    Good Luck on the Bar Exam!
    You have worked hard and studied hard so are prepared for the start of the NY State Bar exam tomorrow.  Exercise and get a good nights rest. Good Luck!Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat
  • Jul 27

    Online Research Resources: TaxCore (BNA)

    Online Research Resources: TaxCore (BNA)
    If you are interested in a publication that contains full text congressional tax bills, IRS regulations and guidance, court decisions, official reports, then take a look at BNA's TaxCore. The publication also provides statements,…
Rank this Week: 1217

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/
  • Jul 29

    New Environmental Library Acquisitions — Week of July 21st

    New Environmental Library Acquisitions — Week of July 21st
    FEATURED BOOK Polar Oceans Governance In an Era of Environmental Change.  Polar Oceans Governance is a 354 page text edited by Tim Stephens of the University of Syndey and David L. VanderZwaag of Dalhousie University. This book…
  • Jul 24

    New Environmental Library Acquisitions — Week of July 14th

    New Environmental Library Acquisitions — Week of July 14th
    FEATURED BOOK Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster.  Fukushima is a 309 page text authored by David Lochbaum, Edwin Lyman, Susan Q. Stranahan and the Union of Concerned Scientists. This book discusses the nuclear accident that…
  • Jul 23

    Southern District Judge Permits Seizure of Entire Email Account

    Southern District Judge Permits Seizure of Entire Email Account
    A recent decision by Southern District Magistrate Judge Gabriel Gorenstein analogizes emails accounts to computer hard drives, permitting seizure of an entire email account by a law enforcement agency with a warrant in a money-laundering…
Rank this Week: 1566

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/
  • Jul 29

    The Supreme Court on YouTube

    The Supreme Court on YouTube
    If you haven't visited the UK Supreme Court's channel on YouTube, it's worth a look. Videos of selected judgment summaries will be of particular interest to law students. These are added on a regular basis, with the most recent currently…
  • Jul 16

    Human Rights Blog

    Human Rights Blog
    I've just come across this excellent blog, although it's been up and running since 2009. Written by the barristers at One Crown Office Row, new entries are posted regularly and cover a wide range of legal topics with a human rights slant.…
  • Jun 24

    FLAG - Foreign Law Guide updated

    FLAG - Foreign Law Guide updated
    I first mentioned the FLAG database on this blog in 2009 and the Guide has been in existence for over a decade. It provides information on the print and microform collections of foreign and international law held in UK libraries. The…
Rank this Week: 1381

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/
  • Jul 28

    Purge? WTF?! Yet another form of cyberbullying

    Purge? WTF?! Yet another form of cyberbullying
    Wow! Social media has spawned a new form of cyberbullying, and surprise, surprise, it tends to focus on females. Purge happened worldwide on Facebook between July 17 and 19, with supposedly anonymous posts saying whatever folks liked about…
  • Jul 3

    Facebook, Secret Experiments and the Belmont Report

    Facebook, Secret Experiments and the Belmont Report
    Facebook is eating some crow. Again.Most OOTJ readers will have read about Facebook's data scientist, Adam D.I. Kramer and two academic partner running an experiment using Facebook users. The results were published in the Proceedings of the…
  • Jun 14

    Authors Guild, Inc. v. Hathi Trust

    Authors Guild, Inc. v. Hathi Trust
    The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a ruling in the case of Authors Guild v. Hathi Trust. See Justia for full text of ALL pleadings including the decision. See Assn. of Research Libraries' posting here for some partisan explanation…
Rank this Week: 1000