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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: 1072

Un blog pour l'information…

Un blog pour l'information juridique

By Emmanuel Barthe.

http://www.precisement.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 1051

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: 1054

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: 1084

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/
  • Jul 15

    852 : RARE – After the Bastille was Stormed

    852 : RARE – After the Bastille was Stormed
    On July 14, 1789 French revolutionaries stormed the Bastille, a prison that served as a symbol of the unjust treatment of the French citizenry by the monarchy, thus sparking the French Revolution. King Louis XVI and his wife, Marie…
  • Jun 20

    852 RARE: Using Google Earth to Map the Collection

    852 RARE: Using Google Earth to Map the Collection
    We recently experimented with a new way to view our current Harvard Law School Library exhibit, Spanning the Centuries: Recent Acquisitions, 1579-1868. We used Google Earth to create a chronological tour of the exhibit, pinpointing the towns…
  • Jun 19

    CALI Unconference

    CALI Unconference
    We are currently hosting the 2014 CALI Conference for Law School Computing here at Harvard Law School.  Before the official conference started, several attendees met on Wednesday, 6/18, for an “Unconference.” The Unconference…
Rank this Week: 1089

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: 1125

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: 1144

Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Covers legal news and information about the library.

http://vlslibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jul 28

    Lawyers & the Booker Prize

    Lawyers & the Booker Prize
    Since the Booker prize, awarded to the best novel of the year, was launched in 1969, it has been fascinating to see which novels get nominated. Not only is the prize prestigious but the winner receives the substantial sum of … Continue…
  • Jul 14

    HeinOnline enhancement

    HeinOnline enhancement
    Most, if not all of the readers of this blog, are familiar with HeinOnline, and recognize it as one of the best sources for PDF versions of law review articles.  You may not however be familiar with all of the … Continue reading…
  • Jul 9

    Database of the Month for July — InsideEPA.com

    Database of the Month for July — InsideEPA.com
    InsideEPA.com is a news awareness service from EPA that covers federal environmental policy, state activities, and international issues. Hundreds of environmental documents are added every week to a database that already comprises thousands…
Rank this Week: 1185

Law Library of Congress: News and…

Law Library of Congress: News and Events

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

http://www.loc.gov/law/news/
  • Jul 25

    Magna Carta Lecture Series - Selecting and Conserving Primary Source

    Magna Carta Lecture Series - Selecting and Conserving Primary Source
    Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Time: 1:00 p.m. Place: Library of Congress, James Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. 20540 The Law Library of Congress is hosting a lecture series in…
  • Jul 16

    Library Collaborates with ABA to Create Traveling Facsimile Exhibition on Magna Carta

    Library Collaborates with ABA to Create Traveling Facsimile Exhibition on Magna Carta
    The Library of Congress, €”which opens its on-site exhibition "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor" in November €”is joining the American Bar Association (ABA) in commemorating the 800th anniversary of the great charter by…
  • Jul 3

    Top 10 In Custodia Legis Posts for the First 6 Months of 2014

    Top 10 In Custodia Legis Posts for the First 6 Months of 2014
    What have been the most viewed posts on the Law Library of Congress blog, In Custodia Legis, for the first half of 2014? 1. Advanced Search, Browse, and Appropriations Tables Added to Congress.gov 2. Spring Forward, Fall back - It's Daylight…
Rank this Week: 1156

ThomChat

ThomChat

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library Blog

http://tjsllibrary.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1194

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

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

http://suealtmeyer.typepad.com/cleveland_law_library_web/
  • Jul 24

    Tech Thursday: How To Avoid A Dead Android Battery

    Tech Thursday: How To Avoid A Dead Android Battery
    Tired of pulling out your phone and realizing your battery is about to die? Techlicious' Elizabeth Harper's article, "What's Draining Your Android Battery?" lists some steps you can take to conserve battery power. You can read her article…
  • Jul 17

    Tech Thursday: The Correct Way To Completely Erase Data On Your Phone

    Tech Thursday: The Correct Way To Completely Erase Data On Your Phone
    Did you buy a new phone? Don't just throw your old one out, there may be sensitive data on it. Fox Van Allen's article, "Study: Wiping Your Android Phone Doesn't Erase All Your Data" details a new study from security...
  • Jul 15

    Ohio Bar Exam Moving to Columbus Convention Center for July Exam

    Ohio Bar Exam Moving to Columbus Convention Center for July Exam
    Many of you may remember taking the Bar Exam in Columbus at Veterans Memorial building. However, Vet's, which has served as exam HQ for over 50 years, is going to be demolished. As a result, the Ohio Supreme Court is...
Rank this Week: 1160

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: 1201

novalawcity

novalawcity

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

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

    Novalawcity is moving!

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

    Office of the Law Revision Counsel wants YOU!

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

    Getting to know LLTC: Mitch Silverman (addendum)

    Getting to know LLTC: Mitch Silverman (addendum)
    Wups--I forgot to post my picture with my blog profile! Here's me, the day my bright, shiny new nameplate was first put up.
Rank this Week: 1200

FSU College of Law Library Blog

FSU College of Law Library Blog

Covers of legal research topics and legal information. From the Florida State University Law Library Team.

http://fsulawlibraryblog.typepad.com/fsu_college_of_law_librar/
  • Jul 30

    Two excellent iPad document readers are…

    Two excellent iPad document readers are GoodReader and Documents 5 by Readdle. Goodreader is a robust PDF reader that can display books, videos, maps, pictures and more. ReaddleDocs can view Office files, PDFs, images, videos and more.…
  • Jul 10

    Privacy Group Files a Complaint Against Facebook

    Privacy Group Files a Complaint Against Facebook
    From Law Technology News an article discussing the suit brought against Facebook by the Electronic Privacy Information Center. The case asserts that Facebook manipulated users feeds to see how the changes would affect their emotions. Read…
  • Jul 9

    Timestream

    Timestream
    Timestream is a productivity tool that helps you organize and collaborate. It's designed to streamline Investigations & visualize cases. Timestream allows for a fully interactive timeline. You can drag case evidence into Timestream and…
Rank this Week: 1238

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 31

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013
    The USPTO issued 305,081 patents in 2013, an increase of 10.2 percent over 2012. The agency also published 347,148 utility and plant patent applications, an increase of 4.7 percent over the previous year. The total number of U.S. patent…
  • Dec 29

    Tangle toy puzzle

    Tangle toy puzzle
    A few days ago I took my four-year old daughter to get a flu shot. As a reward for being brave and not crying (too much) the nurse gave her a puzzle-toy called a Tangle(R). Turns out it was patented in 1985 (US 4509929) by Richard Zawitz.…
  • Dec 29

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago
    Canadian newspaperman Joseph Coyle invented the humble egg carton nearly one hundred years ago. Coyle was not the first inventor to tackle the problem of transporting eggs safely, but his carton design, which he patented in the US (US1269394)…
Rank this Week: 1279

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: 1233

National Indian Law Library --…

National Indian Law Library -- News

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

http://nilllibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 7/24

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 7/24
    Thanks to Courtney Hall, our new volunteer, for her great work on these bulletins!   * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin - find case summaries and links to source documents at:http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.htmlUnited…
  • Jul 17

    NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 7/17

    NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 7/17
    The National Indian Law Library would be pleased to help you locate any resources featured in the Indian Law Bulletins. Use the AskNILL service at http://www.narf.org/contact/library.htm.* U.S. Courts of Appeals…
  • Jul 16

    2014 Symposium on Wyoming's Big Horn General Stream Adjudication

    2014 Symposium on Wyoming's Big Horn General Stream Adjudication
    September 10-12, 2014, the University of Wyoming College of Law is hosting a symposium on the Big Horn general stream adjudication as it draws to a close after nearly four decades.  Presenters will examine the adjudication historically…
Rank this Week: 1323

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/delaware
  • Jul 7

    The age of consent and rape reform in Delaware

    The age of consent and rape reform in Delaware
    In February 1889 a group of women activists presented a petition to the Delaware General Assembly with 10 yards of signatures of Delaware residents. This petition, presented by the Delaware Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, called for…
  • Jun 12

    Law library website will be down for scheduled maintenance

    Law library website will be down for scheduled maintenance
    The law library website will be down for scheduled maintenance of Widener Law’s website, 12:00 AM to 6:00 AM on Friday, June 13th. The website will be unavailable during this time.
  • Jun 11

    CALI website will be unavailable tomorrow

    CALI website will be unavailable tomorrow
    CALI is upgrading their website. Their website and lessons will be unavailable tomorrow, June 12th from 8 AM to 5 PM. For more information please see CALI’s website.
Rank this Week: 1399

Internet For Lawyers

Internet For Lawyers

Covers free and low-cost investigative and background research resources on the Internet, as well as search engine search tips with a focus on Google and its features, functions and productivity tools.

http://www.netforlawyers.com/newsitems
Rank this Week: 1383

Massachusetts Law Updates

Massachusetts Law Updates

From the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries

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

    New SJC Rule Will Require Professionalism Course

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

    SJC Rules on Segregated Confinement

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

    PIRG'S 2012 Trouble in Toyland toy safety report.

    PIRG'S 2012 Trouble in Toyland toy safety report.
    http://bit.ly/WuyUky
Rank this Week: 1305

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: 1315

Boston College Legal Eagle

Boston College Legal Eagle

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

http://bclegaleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Rulemaking under the Affordable Care Act

    Rulemaking under the Affordable Care Act
    Need help in locating the regulations, reports and guidance documents issued for the Affordable Care Act? The BC Law Library's Knowledge Mosaic database is an excellent tool in tracking Affordable Care Act developments. Using the Law…
  • 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…
  • Jul 11

    Lexis Advance will have a new look!

    Lexis Advance will have a new look!
    Later this summer, Lexis Advance will launch its new user interface. In addition to aesthetic changes for a modern and clean look, the new design will also re-tool many of the searching and filtering functions, all aimed to make your reading,…
Rank this Week: 1432

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 19

    Flagging prospect theory

    Flagging prospect theory
    James Ming Chen, Flagging Prospect Theory, available at http://www.ssrn.com/abstract=2216916 or http://bit.ly/FlaggingProspectTheory: The basic tenets of prospect theory, a bedrock principle of behavioral economics, can be illustrated by what…
Rank this Week: 1463

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: 1536

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: 1666

Claire's Blog

Claire's Blog

Coves libraries, web and other stuff.

http://clairejoanne.co.uk/
  • Jun 16

    Interesting Things of the Week #200

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

    Interesting Things of the Week #199

    Interesting Things of the Week #199
    The curly fry conundrum: Why social media “likes” say more than you might think - Ted talk Developing an Online First Mentality, Part One: What IS Online First?  CrazyEgg heatmap tracker – just signed up for a free…
  • May 16

    Interesting Things of the Week #198

    Interesting Things of the Week #198
    3 truths about your library’s website 10 Tools to Create Social Media Graphics Let Our Video Go Change Your Beliefs About Yourself to Form Better Habits Save Our Stacks 5 Ways Libraries Can Use Vine for Marketing Tagged: books, internet…
Rank this Week: 1543

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: 1547

shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

News, views and information on self-help law and pro se litigation.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/shlep
  • Feb 19

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana
    Commissioners OK legal help center for courthouse New appointment made to fill a void in County Courts By BRADEN LAMMERS Braden.Lammers@newsandtribune.com Judicial matters were the predominant theme at the Clark County Commissioners meeting…
  • Jan 5

    New York Times op/ed piece about self-help representation

    New York Times op/ed piece about self-help representation
    Two state judges opine about the state of accessibility to the legal system. As the economy has worsened, the ranks of the self-represented poor have expanded. In a recent informal study conducted by the Self-Represented Litigation Network,…
  • Jan 5

    Indianapolis law library closes but self-help center remains open

    Indianapolis law library closes but self-help center remains open
    Librarian Zoya Golban turned off the lights and locked the doors Wednesday at the Marion County Law Library for the last time. The cozy repository for legal materials and publicly accessible computers on the third floor of the City-County…
Rank this Week: 1598

AALL's Washington Blawg

AALL's Washington Blawg

From the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://aallwash.wordpress.com
  • Jul 29

    Surveillance Reform Moves Forward in Senate

    Surveillance Reform Moves Forward in Senate
    By Elizabeth Holland Today, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced a compromise version of the USA FREEDOM Act that would significantly limit government surveillance of Americans’ communications. AALL has…
  • Jul 24

    Register Now: “Making the Most of Midterms” Online Advocacy Training August 27

    Register Now: “Making the Most of Midterms” Online Advocacy Training August 27
    By Elizabeth Holland With midterm elections just around the corner, the coming months will offer many occasions for law librarian advocacy in your home state or district. Learn how to capitalize on these important opportunities at…
  • Jul 22

    AALL Files Comments in Net Neutrality Proceeding

    AALL Files Comments in Net Neutrality Proceeding
    By Elizabeth Holland The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL), the Medical Library Association (MLA), and the Special Libraries Association (SLA) filed comments together…
Rank this Week: 1752

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: 1781

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

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

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Jul 26

    Death Penalty Ruled Unconstitutuional

    Death Penalty Ruled Unconstitutuional
    After the recent July 16, 2014 Order Declaring California’s Death Penalty System Unconstitutional by the United States District Court for the Central District Of California in the case of Jones v. Chappell, users at the Brooklyn Law…
  • Jul 16

    Recent Ruling: 5th Circuit Upholds UT at Austin’s Admissions Policy

    Recent Ruling: 5th Circuit Upholds UT at Austin’s Admissions Policy
    Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, applying strict scrutiny, upheld the University of Texas at Austin’s admissions policies. The court held that “to deny UT Austin its limited use of race in its…
  • Jul 11

    New on Library Website: OneSearch

    New on Library Website: OneSearch
    The next time you visit the library’s website, you’ll notice we’ve made a change to our home page.  Instead of a search box for our SARA catalog, you can now search the catalog plus multiple databases using our new…
Rank this Week: 1819

LibraryLaw Blog

LibraryLaw Blog

Covers issues concerning libraries and the law. By Peter Hirtle, Raizel Liebler, Mary Minow and Susan Nevelow Mart.

http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/
Rank this Week: 1849

WisBlawg

WisBlawg

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

http://www.law.wisc.edu/blogs/wisblawg/
  • Jun 26

    New features on Congress.Gov

    New features on Congress.Gov
    As Thomas.gov continues to evolve into Congress.Gov, more features are being added. Recently, In Custodia Legis, the Law Library of Congress Blog, announced some of most recent bells and whistles that were added: *You can now search for…
  • Jun 25

    Article: Is Confidentiality Really Forever -- Even If the Client Dies or Ceases to Exist?

    Article: Is Confidentiality Really Forever -- Even If the Client Dies or Ceases to Exist?
    A recent article available on SSRN examines the question, "Is Confidentiality Really Forever -- Even If the Client Dies or Ceases to Exist?" Here's he abstract:The law firm of Lizzie Borden's lead attorney continues to maintain her client…
  • Jun 23

    Visually Trace Progress of Federal Bills & Resolutions with Legislative Explorer

    Visually Trace Progress of Federal Bills & Resolutions with Legislative Explorer
    Legislative Explorer is a new tool to visually trace the progress bills and resolutions as they move through Congress. This tool help researchers observe large scale patterns and trends in congressional lawmaking without advanced…
Rank this Week: 1828

Law Firm Bottom_Line

Law Firm Bottom_Line

Discussion on cost recovery, legal information services contracts and legal research training.

http://lawfirmbottomline.wordpress.com
  • Dec 12

    A Major Shift – Transforming the Practice of Law

    A Major Shift – Transforming the Practice of Law
    We at Cable&Clark have evolved over the years, adapting to change and market needs. Right now, we are going through a major shift in our business model — a model that changes that way we deliver our services to clients … Continue reading…
  • Nov 14

    Change anyone?

    Change anyone?
    Everyone knows that change is inevitable. For law firms and their law libraries, significant change has occurred over the last decade and will continue for the unforeseen future. Change is a necessity for survival. I’ve been an advocate of…
  • Nov 2

    Things change, life can go on even better than before with the right attitude

    Things change, life can go on even better than before with the right attitude
    Even though some changes in life are a long time in the planning, when the time actually comes to implement the change our human instinct is to resist.
Rank this Week: 1786

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Bursaries for Legal Foundations 2014/15

    Bursaries for Legal Foundations 2014/15
    Two bursaries are available for BIALL members to cover the cost of the BIALL Legal Foundations Course 2014/15.   The Legal Foundations Course is an online course providing a grounding in legal concepts for librarians and information…
  • Jul 29

    Second edition of the BIALL Handbook now available!

    Second edition of the BIALL Handbook now available!
    The second edition of the BIALL Handbook of Legal Information Management is now available! Edited by Loyita Worley and Sarah Spells, this valuable handbook and important reference tool for managers and staff of all types of legal information…
  • Jul 16

    BIALL Salary Survey 2014 - last day!

    BIALL Salary Survey 2014 - last day!
    Thank you to everyone who has already completed the BIALL Salary Survey 2014.  If you haven’t already done so, it is still not too late!The survey will remain open until 5 pm today.Filling in the…
Rank this Week: 1931

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: 1867

ZiefBrief

ZiefBrief

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

http://ziefbrief.typepad.com/ziefbrief/
  • Jul 24

    USF's HeinOnline Now Includes Fastcase Caselaw Feature

    USF's HeinOnline Now Includes Fastcase Caselaw Feature
    USF's new Fastcase Premium subscription has let us integrate Fastcase caselaw features into HeinOnline. Some of the noteworthy features of this integration are: You can search caselaw from within HeinOnline via the new "Fastcase"…
  • Jul 10

    Words & Phrases Now Available on WestlawNext

    Words & Phrases Now Available on WestlawNext
    We're pleased to see the return of Words & Phrases on WestlawNext. Words & Phrases is a West-published resource that allows researchers to locate judicial definitions of a particular phrase or word. For example, let's say you need to…
  • Jul 2

    Westlaw Classic is Gone

    Westlaw Classic is Gone
    Westlaw Classic, the "old" Westlaw interface, is no longer available on our campus. If you need help using WestlawNext, please ask a librarian!
Rank this Week: 1928

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 11

    2014 Fastcase 50 Award Recipients Announced

    2014 Fastcase 50 Award Recipients Announced
    From the press release: The Fastcase 50 highlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and trailblazers — people who have charted a new course for the delivery of legal services. In law firms with new delivery models, legal tech startups, and…
  • Jun 17

    Supreme Court Action: Sovereign Immunity by Foreign Nations in Post-Judgment Discovery

    Supreme Court Action: Sovereign Immunity by Foreign Nations in Post-Judgment Discovery
    The third case decided by the Supreme Court on Monday comes from litigation surrounding Argentina’s external debt default in 2001.  The case is Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital, Ltd. (12-842). As Justice Scalia tells us,…
Rank this Week: 1885

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Jun 5

    The Cost-Conscious Plaintiff

    The Cost-Conscious Plaintiff
    After years in the class action defense bar, I’ve learned that few things will get the average non-lawyer to think I’m doing God’s work more than talking about class action attorneys’ fees. The general consensus is…
  • Jun 3

    Can Class Counsel Use Discovery to Find Their Named Plaintiffs?

    Can Class Counsel Use Discovery to Find Their Named Plaintiffs?
    Two couples, the Varsamises and the Giannopolouses, sued Iberia Air Lines for not properly compensating them after their international flights were delayed. Their counsel soon ran into plaintiff-related difficulties: the Giannopolouses were…
  • May 26

    The Peril of the Professional Plaintiff – Donaca v. Dish Network, LLC

    The Peril of the Professional Plaintiff – Donaca v. Dish Network, LLC
    Historically, courts have grudgingly accepted the professional plaintiff in class action practice. As Judge Easterbrook of the Seventh Circuit once said, in the context of a FCRA class action, the word professional “implies experience,…
Rank this Week: 1937

Vincent G. Rinn Law Library

Vincent G. Rinn Law Library

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

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

    New ejournal on the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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

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

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

    "Flawed Convictions" Book Signing, Deborah Tuerkheimer

    "Flawed Convictions" Book Signing, Deborah Tuerkheimer
    The Barnes & Noble bookstore is located in the DePaul Center at 1 E. Jackson ( corner with State St. )
Rank this Week: 1934

Buffalo Wings & Toasted…

Buffalo Wings & Toasted Ravioli

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

http://jimmilles.com
  • May 12

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum
    Nicole Black’s latest piece has useful and important things to say about law practice and the state of legal education. In recent months, because of a number of professional endeavors, I’ve had the opportunity to engage with…
  • May 10

    Good news, bad new

    Good news, bad new
    I have very mixed feelings about this. The fact that the USA Freedom Act has achieved such wide-ranging support may be less an indication of its compromises than of a fundamental shift in American views. In July 2013, following the ……
  • Apr 1

    NYS Board of Law Examiners to Simplify Character and Fitness Examination

    NYS Board of Law Examiners to Simplify Character and Fitness Examination
    The New York State Board of Law Examiners today announced plans to simplify the Character and Fitness investigation process. “The current process, requiring the bar applicant to submit a significant amount of…
Rank this Week: 1953

BarclayBlog

BarclayBlog

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

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

    Law Firm Hiring practices in the economic downturn

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

    Movin' On

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

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

    New Online Legal Magazine a "Refreshing Alternative" to Traditional Law Review
    The Legal Workshop is a new online legal journalthat seeks to disseminate legal scholarship to a broadaudience of readers. The new endeavor is produced bya consortium of academic law reviews: Stanford LawReview, New York University Law…
Rank this Week: 1923

VLLB Linkblog

VLLB Linkblog

By Steve Matthews.

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

    Cutter Law Adds TVM Product Page

    Cutter Law Adds TVM Product Page
    Stem client, Cutter Law, have added new product pages to support their transvaginal mesh practice.Those product lines include: Bard, Coloplast, Cook Medical, American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, Ethicon, and Mentor.
  • Jul 21

    Schedule Google Calendar Events Directly From Your Google Search Page

    Schedule Google Calendar Events Directly From Your Google Search Page
    Very slick!(via Search Engine Land)
  • Jul 17

    Lawrence Koplow on Arizona DUI Charge

    Lawrence Koplow on Arizona DUI Charge
    Stem client Lawrence Koplow, a Phoenix DUI lawyer, was consulted for an article on azcentral.com, West Valley police get new DUI enforcement tools, on what penalties drivers can face if charged with DUI in Arizona.
Rank this Week: 2142

The Running Librarian

The Running Librarian

Covers legal publishing and web 2.0. By James Mullan.

http://www.therunninglibrarian.co.uk/
  • Jul 28

    Dinosaur Deal 10k 2014

    Dinosaur Deal 10k 2014
    Yesterday I ran the Dinosaur Deal 10k, which you wont be surprised to learn took place in a very hot and windy Deal. This was the second time I had run this race, the first time was in 2010 when I was recovering from tearing the…
  • Jul 25

    Creating a successful SharePoint intranet

    Creating a successful SharePoint intranet
    Have you just decided that SharePoint is going to be your next intranet, but you're unsure where to start on the implementation process? Fear not as help is on hand in the shape of this excellent presentation from James Robertson.In the…
  • Jul 23

    Are you a digital bridge builder?

    Are you a digital bridge builder?
    I enjoy reading posts by Gerry McGovern and his latest post called "From Intranet to Net-Work: the rise of the digital bridge builder" is an interesting look at the changing role of in intranet managers and those involved in the…
Rank this Week: 2115

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

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

    Did you miss this year's CALL conference?

    Did you miss this year's CALL conference?
    If you weren't able to attend this year's CALL conference in Winnipeg (which by all accounts was a big success), the session summaries from the 2014 CALL/ACDB conference are now up - hat tip to Michel-Adrian Sheppard for pointing us to them.…
  • Jun 30

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for June 2014

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for June 2014
    Quickscribe updated three of its legislation manuals this month:RCMP Legislation Crown Counsel Motor Vehicle Legislation BC Family LegislationAs always, you can find daily updates to statutes and regulations at Quickscribe's BC…
  • Jun 30

    Canadian Law Journals and Reviews Online

    Canadian Law Journals and Reviews Online
    As part of a recent research project we did at Stem, we were looking for open access Canadian law journals and reviews. We came up with this list of publications that are partly or fully accessible for free online, and thought we'd share it…
Rank this Week: 2156