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Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

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

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

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

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

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Sep 17

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Robinson v. Billings Clinic

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Robinson v. Billings Clinic
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – OTHER DA 14-0174, 2014 MT 252N, JACK L. ROBINSON, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. BILLINGS CLINIC; CBB COLLECTIONS; EXPERIAN INFORMATION SERVICES,…
  • Sep 17

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of A.S.W.

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of A.S.W.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DEPENDENT NEGLECT DA 14-0144, 2014 MT 251N, IN THE MATTER OF: A.S.W., Youth in Need of Care.
  • Sep 17

    OPINION: Marks v. 71 Ranch

    OPINION: Marks v. 71 Ranch
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – WATER RIGHTS ADJUDICATION DA 13-0489, 2014 MT 250, DONALD C. MARKS, Objector and Appellant, v. 71 RANCH, LP, Claimant and Appellee.
Rank this Week: 22

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 22

    Clio Announces “Next” UI at User Conference

    Clio Announces “Next” UI at User Conference
    For many legal software companies, major announcements and product enhancements have traditionally been saved up for release at ABA Techshow or LTNY. But with the advent of their own user conference last year, Clio looks to be borrowing from…
  • Sep 22

    Manage Malpractice Risk by Recognizing Cultural Diversity

    Manage Malpractice Risk by Recognizing Cultural Diversity
    In the social realm, cultural differences can be awkward for those on both sides; but in the context of legal services, cross cultural misunderstandings and other culture-related factors can occasionally lead to malpractice claims against…
  • Sep 22

    Lawyers, Learn to Code With This Free eBook

    Lawyers, Learn to Code With This Free eBook
    If you’ve been thinking about learning how to do some coding, or want to learn more about the software that powers the applications you use everyday, then you’ll be interested in this eBook by V. David Zvenyach: “Coding for…
Rank this Week: 25

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Sep 22

    The Price of Crisis: Eminent Domain, Local Governments, and the Value of Underwater Mortgage

    The Price of Crisis: Eminent Domain, Local Governments, and the Value of Underwater Mortgage
    Brescia, Raymond H. and Martin, Nicholas M., The Price of Crisis: Eminent Domain, Local Governments, and the Value of Underwater Mortgages (September 19, 2014). Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review, Vol. 24, 2014, Forthcoming.…
  • Sep 22

    NOAA Global Analysis of Land and Ocean Temperatures – August 2014

    NOAA Global Analysis of Land and Ocean Temperatures – August 2014
    NOAA: “The combined average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces for August 2014 was record high for the month, at 0.75°C (1.35°F) above the 20th century average of 15.6°C (60.1°F), topping the previous…
  • Sep 22

    Introducing Structured Snippets, now a part of Google Web Search

    Introducing Structured Snippets, now a part of Google Web Search
    Google Research Blog: “Google Web Search has evolved in recent years with a host of features powered by the Knowledge Graph and other data sources to provide users with highly structured and relevant data. Structured Snippets…
Rank this Week: 85

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

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

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Sep 22

    Call for Papers: Corporate Governance – Newark, DE

    Call for Papers: Corporate Governance – Newark, DE
    The John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance of the Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics at the University of Delaware will host a Corporate Governance Symposium March 17, 2015. The focus of the symposium will be on…
  • Sep 22

    2014 Rebellious Lawyering Conference: “Race” – San Francisco, CA

    2014 Rebellious Lawyering Conference: “Race” – San Francisco, CA
    The 2014 Rebellious Lawyering Conference: “Race” will take place Nov. 13-15, 2014. im
  • Sep 22

    Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment – New Haven, CT

    Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment – New Haven, CT
    Yale Law School, Yale Medical School, and the Yale School of Public Health host Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment October 17-18, 2014. This conference, the first of its kind, will investigate a broad range of complex…
Rank this Week: 88

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Sep 22

    Code the Deal: Legal Transactional Hackathon: Results, storify, links, and resource

    Code the Deal: Legal Transactional Hackathon: Results, storify, links, and resource
    Code the Deal, a legal transactional hackathon, was held 19-21 September 2014, in New York City. The event was organized by Legal Hackers and Nixon Peabody. Click here for descriptions of projects worked on at the event. Twitter hashtags for…
  • Sep 22

    Free Law Innovation Fellowship, Washington, DC: Applications invited

    Free Law Innovation Fellowship, Washington, DC: Applications invited
    A call for applications for Free Law Innovation Fellowship, has been issued by the Office of the Chief Counsel of the Council of the District of Columbia, in Washington, DC, USA. The application deadline appears to be 15 December 2014.…
  • Sep 20

    Hagan et al.: Designing legal communications that resonate

    Hagan et al.: Designing legal communications that resonate
    Margaret Hagan, Alex Gavis, and Kursat Ozenc have posted Designing legal communications that resonate, at VoxPopuLII. The post describes “a Legal Communication Design class at Stanford’s Institute of Design, or the d.school”…
Rank this Week: 82

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

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

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Sep 20

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be
    The Web turns 25 years old this year. What has changed since Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist at CERN in Switzerland, released this gift to the world in 1989? The easier question to answer might be to ask what hasn’t … Continue…
  • Sep 12

    The Official Launch of the Andover Institute October 17th

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

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning
    Originally posted on Andover Institute:As we continue to advance our Connected Learning efforts, we are seeking to hire an experienced math instructor who will support the development of online modules and work with us to explore…
Rank this Week: 79

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: 92

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: 107

Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

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

http://guildfordlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Sep 22

    On-line training – Lawtel

    On-line training – Lawtel
    Lawtel are running 2 online (webex) training sessions (Lawtel Basic) in the next fortnight. Wednesday 24th September Lawtel Basic – 9:30 – 10:00 Monday 29th September Lawtel Basic – 12:30 – 13:00 To…
  • Sep 17

    Practical Law Student Ambassador vacancy

    Practical Law Student Ambassador vacancy
    Practical Law is recruiting a student ambassador to represent and promote Practical Law services at the University of Law, Guildford, from mid-September to the end of May 2015.  Applications are welcome from current students.  The…
  • Sep 16

    Are you really taking it all in?

    Are you really taking it all in?
    Take time to assess your learning style…reading from screens may not suit us all. Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds  
Rank this Week: 121

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: 189

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

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

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • Sep 22

    Recent Acquisitions, September 15 – September 22, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, September 15 – September 22, 2014
    44 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 16 from 2014: Intergroup relations in the southern plateau Anastasio, Angelo, 1914- E 78 N77 A53 1955 Intergroup relations in the southern plateau 1955 iv, 124 leaves : ill.,…
  • Sep 15

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

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

    A Bounty of Bookplate

    A Bounty of Bookplate
    The Osgoode Library has purchased a modest collection of twenty-eight bookplates of various Canadian legal personages. These bookplates are of interest for biographical, bibliographical and professional reasons, and are also sure to be of…
Rank this Week: 248

Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

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

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

    Conflicts Among Wash. Court of Appeals Division

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

    Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesse

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

    Perceptions of Justice—Olympia, June 9

    Perceptions of Justice—Olympia, June 9
    The Washington State Minority and Justice Commission presents a half-day program, Perceptions of Justice, reviewing a report on Washingtonians' perceptions of how they are treated by the police and the courts.June 9, 2014, 8:45 a.m.-noonOB2…
Rank this Week: 247

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

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

http://deanelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    Paper Writing Resource

    Paper Writing Resource
    Are you taking a seminar that requires writing a paper?  Or, on a journal and starting work on your note?  Are you aware of resources beyond Westlaw Next and Google?For help with getting started with your paper and resources…
  • Sep 21

    Writing Checklist App

    Writing Checklist App
    Writing professor Kathy Vinson at Suffolk has developed a writing checklist app called iWrite Legal.  This app includes writing tips, tips for clear communication, writing checklists, as well as other resources to revise, edit, and…
  • Sep 20

    Scotland: Powers and Promise

    Scotland: Powers and Promise
    As a virtual feline, I didn't take sides in the Scottish independence question decided last Thursday. Scotland's people, aged 16 and up, voted to remain part of the United Kingdom. After the vote, Prime Minister David Cameron announced in his…
Rank this Week: 287

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Sep 22

    Dallas Libraries Attempt to Raise Money the City Won’t Give Them

    Dallas Libraries Attempt to Raise Money the City Won’t Give Them
    “If the city won’t give money to Dallas libraries, maybe the community will. Thursday was North Texas Giving Day, which means Friends of the Dallas Public Libraries, along with other north Texas do-gooder groups, were busy…
  • Sep 22

    Rural Library Chain Closes, Citing ‘Tremendous Pressure’

    Rural Library Chain Closes, Citing ‘Tremendous Pressure’
    “A nongovernmental organization that had run a rural library project with as many as 22 libraries across China has announced that it is closing down, citing “tremendous pressure” from the local authorities. Since 2007, Liren…
  • Sep 22

    Washington University Libraries Builds Ferguson Digital Archive

    Washington University Libraries Builds Ferguson Digital Archive
    “The library at Washington University in St. Louis is building a digital repository called “Documenting Ferguson.” The collection will provide the community with a space to save the media they’ve captured since the…
Rank this Week: 285

Carolina Blawg

Carolina Blawg

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

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

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  • Jun 22

    eBooks in the Law Library

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

    Additional translations of foreign penal codes - now on HeinOnline

    Additional translations of foreign penal codes - now on HeinOnline
    HeinOnline has added the American Series of Foreign Penal Codes to is Foreign and International Law Resources database. The newly added 32 volumes provide "accurate English translations of important Penal Codes of foreign countries." Each…
Rank this Week: 347

D'Angelo Law Library Blog

D'Angelo Law Library Blog

Covers legal research.

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

    The D’Angelo Law Library Blog has a New Home

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

    New D'Angelo Law Library Blog Coming Soon!

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

    Microsoft Office Training for Law Student

    Microsoft Office Training for Law Student
    A full day of Microsoft Office training for Law Students will be held on Saturday, April 2nd, beginning at 9:00 AM in classroom V.  This program will give students the basic skills on MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) needed during…
Rank this Week: 264

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/rare-books
  • Sep 22

    Yale Law Library's oldest printed books: Gratian's Decretum

    Yale Law Library's oldest printed books: Gratian's Decretum
    A frequent question from visitors is “What is your oldest book?”. For printed books, there are four contenders for the distinction. All of them were printed in 1471, seventeen years after Johan Gutenberg produced the first printed…
  • Sep 11

    The Panama map puzzle

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

    2015 Yale Law Library Rare Book Fellowship

    2015 Yale Law Library Rare Book Fellowship
    Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Yale Law Library Rare  Book Fellowship. Here are the details. FIXED DURATION POSITION: 6 months from date of hire; non-renewable EXPECTED START DATE: Jan/Feb 2015 (flexible start date)
Rank this Week: 524

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

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

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Sep 22

    Need Help with Legislative History?

    Need Help with Legislative History?
    Then you should check out our Legislative History Research Guide. This guide is chock full of information of use to legislative history researchers who are novices as well as experienced. Going beyond traditional research guides, our…
  • Sep 19

    This just in: Careers in Health Law

    This just in: Careers in Health Law
    Are you interested in a career in health law?  Check out Careers in Health Law by Lawrence Singer, Megan Bess, and Kristin Finn.  Health law is a rapidly changing field; health lawyers today do not practice the same way that they…
  • Sep 19

    Fingerprints for Ohio Character and Fitness Application

    Fingerprints for Ohio Character and Fitness Application
    The CSU Police will be at the Law School to take your fingerprints for your Character and Fitness Application on Friday October 10, 2014 from 10 am to 2 pm in the back of the Student Services Center. The cost…
Rank this Week: 539

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/
  • Sep 16

    Pace Law Library Announces New Sustainability Initiative Bottles for Book

    Pace Law Library Announces New Sustainability Initiative Bottles for Book
    This fall the Pace Law Library instituted a new sustainability and fundraising initiative, Bottles for Books.  Since the Law Library’s renovation, food and drinks have been allowed in the stacks and study spaces.  However,…
  • Sep 5

    New U.S. Code Title 52: Voting and Election

    New U.S. Code Title 52: Voting and Election
    The U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Law Revision Counsel recently announced new  Title 52 of the United States Code (U.S.C.), titled Voting and Elections. Unlike Title 51, National and  Commercial Space Programs, which…
  • Sep 4

    Environmental Report Roundup August 2014

    Environmental Report Roundup August 2014
    Below please find a list of select environmental reports published in August 2014. Congressional Research Service Reports Climate Change and Existing Law: A Survey of Legal Issues Past, Present, and Future, August 20, 2014 Clean Coal Loan…
Rank this Week: 496

Un blog pour l'information…

Un blog pour l'information juridique

By Emmanuel Barthe.

http://www.precisement.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 531

Hearsay

Hearsay

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Writing Tip of the Week: Imply and Infer

    Writing Tip of the Week: Imply and Infer
    Writers sometimes mistakenly use the word “infer” when they really mean “imply.” Although the two words are related, they are used differently. To imply means to suggest or express indirectly.  To infermeans to…
Rank this Week: 373

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: 400

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: 545

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: 416

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • Sep 22

    Yale Law Library's oldest printed books: Gratian's Decretum

    Yale Law Library's oldest printed books: Gratian's Decretum
    A frequent question from visitors is “What is your oldest book?”. For printed books, there are four contenders for the distinction. All of them were printed in 1471, seventeen years after Johan Gutenberg produced the first printed…
  • Sep 17

    Today -- Research Workshop: Law Library Tour, Wednesday, September 17, 3:10 pm

    Today -- Research Workshop: Law Library Tour, Wednesday, September 17, 3:10 pm
    Tour the Law Library (with a Law Librarian) Today, Wednesday, September 17
  • Sep 11

    The Panama map puzzle

    The Panama map puzzle
    I picked up a volume to catalog that until recently was in the the Los Angeles County Law Library. We acquired it at auction in London in the spring 2014. The title is De mercatura decisiones, et tractatus varii et di rebus ad eam…
Rank this Week: 931

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    PACER Electronic Court Records Service Restores Deleted U.S. File

    PACER Electronic Court Records Service Restores Deleted U.S. File
    PACER, an electronic database of U.S. federal court records, was in hot water recently for its decision to delete a decade's worth of older court docket documents as part of a system upgrade. PACER charges about 10 cents US per page from…
  • Sep 21

    Recently Released Research from Correctional Services Canada

    Recently Released Research from Correctional Services Canada
    The latest issue of the Weekly Checklist of Canadian Government Publications refers to a number of research summaries released recently by Correctional Services Canada :Prevalence of Mental Health Disorders Among Incoming Federal Offenders:…
  • Sep 20

    August 2014 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media

    August 2014 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media
    The August 2014 issue of Connected is available online. The bulletin covers news about the impact of new social media on courts.Most of the items are about the United States, but there is occasional coverage of other jurisdictions. Items…
Rank this Week: 722

The Gavel

The Gavel

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

http://law.okcu.edu/?cat=19
  • Sep 22

    Freedom to Read: Banned Books (& Comics) Week 2014

    Freedom to Read: Banned Books (& Comics) Week 2014
    Banned Books Week is being celebrated this year from September 21-21, 2014. Although the general slogan for the week is “Celebrating the Freedom to Read” (http://www.ala.org/bbooks/bannedbooksweek), this year’s focus is on…
  • Sep 19

    “A Night for the Innocent 2014″ – Tickets still available!

    “A Night for the Innocent 2014″ – Tickets still available!
    On Friday, September 26, 2014, Oklahoma City University School of Law is hosting “A Night for the Innocent 2014” in support of the school’s Oklahoma Innocence Project (OIP). Launched in August 2011, OIP is “dedicated…
  • Sep 14

    September Celebrations of Native American Cultures in Oklahoma

    September Celebrations of Native American Cultures in Oklahoma
    Oklahoma has a strong and vibrant Native American heritage, and this month there are three huge events taking place across the state that celebrate the Native American culture. The events are all open to the public and give attendees a…
Rank this Week: 905

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

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

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Sep 22

    Soule & Bugbee’s Legal Bibliography (1881-1890)

    Soule & Bugbee’s Legal Bibliography (1881-1890)
    This is a guest post by Anne Guha, who was an intern with the Law Library’s Public Services Division this spring and is now working in Public Services. We recently received a fascinating inquiry from a fellow law librarian through our…
  • Sep 19

    Not All Research is Online (Part 2) – Pic of the Week

    Not All Research is Online (Part 2) – Pic of the Week
    Way back in April 2011 we published a Pic of the Week post showing Hanibal holding pages from an interesting-looking book.  We wanted to show that we use a wide range of print resources in our day-to-day research work – including…
  • Sep 18

    Photos from the Scottish Independence Referendum Campaign

    Photos from the Scottish Independence Referendum Campaign
    My friends and I were fortunate to be in Scotland during the run-up to today’s vote on the Scottish independence referendum. We read several articles about the referendum, but only began to grasp the various arguments for and against it…
Rank this Week: 618

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

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

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    What Do Professors Do All Day?

    What Do Professors Do All Day?
    Professors do a ton, from teaching to writing to volunteering. Perhaps you're curious what they write about but don't quite feel you have the time to commit to a 45-page law review article. That's what blogs are for. Many of our law…
  • Sep 19

    Ignoring Court Rules...Not Just for Less Experienced Attorneys!

    Ignoring Court Rules...Not Just for Less Experienced Attorneys!
    Judicial opinions addressing publicly and for all time the misdeeds of attorneys (i.e., a bench slap) are not uncommon. Whether its for poor legal writing or a brief riddled with inaccuracies that seem to amount to outright lies, judges hold…
  • Sep 17

    Celebrate Constitution Day

    Celebrate Constitution Day
    Although the Constitution has been around for more than 200 years, Constitution Day is a relatively new phenomenon.  As the Senate explains: "To encourage all Americans to learn more about the Constitution, Congress in 1956…
Rank this Week: 717

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/
  • Sep 21

    Blog Action Day Coming Right up

    Blog Action Day Coming Right up
    Woo Hoo! Blog Action Day is coming up in October. This year the theme is inequality.I guess everybody has something to say about that.I'll be brooding upon the theme but e-mail me if you have brilliant insights to…
  • Sep 17

    Two interesting articles on reading showed…

    Two interesting articles on reading showed up yesterday. I couldn't resist. The New York Times ran an article by Alexandra Alter, "Line by Line, E-Books Turn Poet-Friendly." Readers (or writers) of poetry know that poems have a structure…
  • Sep 7

    Why do the vendors roll out new versions in September??!!

    Why do the vendors roll out new versions in September??!!
    This year, Lexis has chosen to roll out a new version of Lexis Advance on September 8! Why thank you guys!Isn't that just the most thoughtful thing?Librarians and teachers around the world are just loving having a brand new version that they…
Rank this Week: 745

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

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

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    First digital-only Federal Depository Library

    First digital-only Federal Depository Library
    The Government Printing Office and the Federal Depository Library Program recently welcomed the newest Federal depository library, Sitting Bull College, of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, serving the people of North and South…
  • Sep 19

    PACER documents new

    PACER documents new
    The Washington Post reports  that the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has a plan to restore online access to the PACER documents that were removed. The AALL is following this closely and will be following up to clarify the…
  • Sep 19

    PA legislators pass UELMA

    PA legislators pass UELMA
    The Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved SB 601, a bill adopting the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA). The bill's purpose is: "Amending Titles 44 (Law and Justice) and 45 (Legal Notices) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated…
Rank this Week: 950

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Sep 19

    Law Libraries and Access to Justice, AALL Special Committee on Access to Justice 2014 Report

    Law Libraries and Access to Justice, AALL Special Committee on Access to Justice 2014 Report
    LAW LIBRARIES AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE, A Report of the American Association of Law Libraries, Special Committee on Access to Justice, July 2014 “AALL’s new white paper, Law Libraries and Access to Justice: A Report of the American…
  • Sep 19

    Possible Restoration of PACER Record

    Possible Restoration of PACER Record
    The Washington Post reports today that the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has a plan to restore online access to the PACER documents that were removed. Link to the full article. Hat tip to AALL (American Association of Law ……
  • Sep 19

    Oregon’s Multnomah Law Library Catalog is Now Online

    Oregon’s Multnomah Law Library Catalog is Now Online
    Oregon’s Multnomah Law Library* is one of the state’s best legal research collections – and you can now search their catalog online: Multnomah Law Library’s Catalog For links to other Oregon state, county, and…
Rank this Week: 713

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/
  • Sep 18

    We Cannot Keep New Business Intake In a Vacuum

    We Cannot Keep New Business Intake In a Vacuum
    736-hp VW Golf Toby Brown and I have had a number of discussions over the past few months on how law firms gather information during the new business intake (NBI) process. Toby comments that all of the focus on NBI is process driven, and…
  • Aug 12

    Let CI Be Your Guide

    Let CI Be Your Guide
    Someone asked me recently why I think more and more law firms are creating CI roles or increasing their CI capacity, encouraging their BD and Library staff to work more closely so forth. I didn't really have a good answer on the spot, "cause…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 887

BLAWg IN Bloom: The Indiana Law…

BLAWg IN Bloom: The Indiana Law Library Blog

Covers legal news, legal resources, and library information. From the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

http://www.law.indiana.edu/lawlibrary/blawg
  • Sep 18

    Scottish Independence Vote Today

    Scottish Independence Vote Today
    Polls opened in Scotland this morning for a vote on the recent Scottish Independence Referendum. Scotland is considering leaving the United Kingdom. The referendum has been in the works since 2011. A key step in the process came with the…
  • Sep 17

    Roving the Repository: The US Constitution at IU Law

    Roving the Repository: The US Constitution at IU Law
    If you haven’t had a chance to check out the Law School’s Digital Repository, I would highly  encourage you to do so.  Not only do we house electronic versions of every issue of every law journal that has been hosted at…
  • Aug 20

    Welcome New Student

    Welcome New Student
    Welcome to the new 1L class, and congratulations on starting orientation today! We hope that you have a wonderful law school experience. All of us at the Law Library will do everything that we can to make your time here both rewarding and…
Rank this Week: 904

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

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

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
  • Sep 17

    Library Fest reminder and grand prize

    Library Fest reminder and grand prize
    The countdown to this year’s Love Your Library Fest is just two days! We hope to see you on Friday from 2-5pm in the Library for activities, games, an exhibit, chances to meet some legal information vendors, candy, and learning a…
  • Sep 16

    The Scottish Independence Referendum

    The Scottish Independence Referendum
    As you may know, on Thursday Scotland will vote on whether or not to remain part of the United Kingdom. Some estimates put the number of voters registered to participate in the referendum at over 4 million, which is more than 95% of…
  • Sep 16

    New Exhibit: Life Beyond the Law

    New Exhibit: Life Beyond the Law
    Historical & Special Collections is pleased to announce its new exhibit Life Beyond the Law: Exploring Student Life Outside the Harvard Law School Classroom is now on view in the Caspersen Room on the fourth floor of Langdell Hall. This…
Rank this Week: 861

Collection Development Blog

Collection Development Blog

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

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

    Scheduled System Maintenance on Wisenew

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

    Temporary Suspension of China INFOBANK and Soshoo Online Database Service

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

    Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

    Latest Resources from Migration Information Source
    Spotlight Vietnamese Immigrants in the United States The once-tiny population of Vietnamese immigrants in the United States has grown to become the country’s sixth largest foreign-born group in the span of several decades, with the…
Rank this Week: 908

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Lyon Declaration

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

    How to Resolve Business Disputes and Turn Them into Opportunitie

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

    Biall Conference 2015 - Call for Papers out now

    Biall Conference 2015 - Call for Papers out now
    The Biall Conference Committee have today launched the Call for Papers for the 2015 Conference.Deadline for submissions: Friday 3rd October 2014.Event details: Hilton Metropole, Brighton Thursday 11th - Saturday 13th June, 2015. …
Rank this Week: 935

ThomChat

ThomChat

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library Blog

http://tjsllibrary.wordpress.com
  • Sep 12

    Soundproofing/Noise Reduction & Audio-visual technology

    Soundproofing/Noise Reduction & Audio-visual technology
    Circulation/reserve librarian, Torin Andrews, attended “InfoComm 2014″ in Las Vegas this past June. Here is Torin’s summary of his experience at “InfoComm 2014″: “InfoComm 2014, the annual conference and…
  • Sep 12

    Soundproofing/Noise Reduction & Audio-visual technology

    Soundproofing/Noise Reduction & Audio-visual technology
    Circulation/reserve librarian, Torin Andrews, attended “InfoComm 2014″ in Las Vegas this past June. Here is Torin’s summary of his experience at “InfoComm 2014″: “InfoComm 2014, the annual conference and…
  • Sep 11

    Database Updates in the near future

    Database Updates in the near future
    Reference librarian, Lisa Foster,  received a grant to attend this year’s American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Conference in San Antonio, Texas, which was held from July 12-15, 2014. The following is Lisa’s…
Rank this Week: 919

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

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

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Congressional Hearings on ProQuest Congressional

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

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Model Penal Code on HeinOnline

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

    LexisNexis Practice Guides for New Jersey Now Available

    LexisNexis Practice Guides for New Jersey Now Available
    We recently added LexisNexis Practice Guides for New Jersey to our collection! Topics include civil discovery, criminal procedure, insurance litigation, pretrial practice, probate and estate administration, and more. Search the Jenkins'…
Rank this Week: 933

Law Library of Congress: Research…

Law Library of Congress: Research Reports

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

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/current-topics.php
  • Sep 4

    Family and Medical Leave Benefits Provided by the Military

    Family and Medical Leave Benefits Provided by the Military
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Family and Medical Leave Benefits Provided by the Military. Military personnel receive family and medical leave benefits as part of their service in Denmark, Israel, Norway, and…
  • Aug 28

    Laws on Children Residing with Parents in Prison

    Laws on Children Residing with Parents in Prison
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Laws on Children Residing with Parents in Prison. This report provides information on select international and regional measures and the laws of 97 jurisdictions from around the…
  • Aug 28

    Family Reunification Law

    Family Reunification Law
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Family Reunification Laws. This report surveys 71 foreign countries, plus the United States and the European Union, on the issue of whether their laws permit legal immigrants to…
Rank this Week: 868

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • Sep 2

    The New Lexis Advance

    The New Lexis Advance
    The new Lexis Advance interface is supposed to hit screens everywhere on September 8, at least according to this announcement from Lexis.  I can’t say enough bad things about the old (current) interface.  I hope the usability…
  • Aug 4

    What’s in your Toolbox for using PACER for Empirical Research?

    What’s in your Toolbox for using PACER for Empirical Research?
    The following is a guest post by Beth E. Applebaum of the Arthur Neef Law Library at Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan.  I’m a big fan of Bloomberg Law’s docket search feature, but it does have limitations whether…
  • Jul 23

    Court Holds West, Lexis Legal Briefs Offering Is Fair Use

    Court Holds West, Lexis Legal Briefs Offering Is Fair Use
    One of the running issues I had been following is the attempt to copyright legal briefs with the intention to gain royalties or prevent others from using them.  The particular case that litigates the issue is White v. West Publishing…
Rank this Week: 819

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/harrisburg
Rank this Week: 890

Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

Describes the interplay between legal responses to exogenous change and the law's own endogenous capacity for adaptation. By Louis D. Brandeis Dean Jim Chen.

http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law
    Call for papers Ebola and the Law Biolaw section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS)Washington, D.C.Monday, January 5, 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The 2014 west African outbreak of the Ebola virus is the most severe epidemic…
  • Apr 23

    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner

    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner
    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner, available at http://bit.ly/MinorityTelevisionAmicus: This brief amicus curiae in support of petitioner Minority Television…
  • Mar 25

    An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved

    An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved
    James Ming Chen, An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved, 2014 Wisconsin Law Review (forthcoming), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2387998 or http://bit.ly/SeedIsNotSaved, and to be…
Rank this Week: 771

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: 907