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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: 961

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

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

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    Legal Theory Lexicon

    Legal Theory Lexicon
    Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832). See Legal Theory Lexicon 008: UtilitarianismWhen you study law, you come across legal theory terms  (often drawn from economics, philosophy, or political science). If you aren't fluent in this language, it can…
  • Oct 29

    Writing Tips from Bryan Garner

    Writing Tips from Bryan Garner
    Care about your writing? You should!One easy step you can take is to read Bryan Garner's regular usage tips. Either sign up for email (see the lower right corner of his Law Prose homepage) or follow Garner's blog.The email service is…
  • Oct 22

    Supreme Court Videos—with Dogs!

    Supreme Court Videos—with Dogs!
    On the HBO program Last Week Tonight, John Oliver observed that without video Supreme Court oral arguments are pretty dry, even with courtroom sketches as backdrops. So he proposed that the audio be livened up with video. What video? Dogs!…
Rank this Week: 1118

Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Covers legal news and information about the library.

http://vlslibrary.wordpress.com
  • Oct 2

    Database of the Month for October — Law360

    Database of the Month for October — Law360
    VLS students, faculty, and staff now have access to the Law360 website and newsletter service under the law school’s LexisNexis subscription. Every business day, Law360 publishes more than 175 articles across 40+ practice, industry and…
  • Sep 4

    Database of the Month for September — ebrary

    Database of the Month for September — ebrary
    Ebrary is an ebook databases that covers over 70,000 titles in multiple disciplines. The topics ebrary covers range from art, education, history to law, political sciences, social sciences, and philosophy. Very recently, ebrary just updated…
  • Aug 13

    Library Hours Update

    Library Hours Update
    Our library hours starting tomorrow through orientation week are: Thursday & Friday Aug., 14 and 15 8AM – 5PM Saturday & Sunday Aug., 16 and 17 CLOSED Monday – Thursday Aug., 18 – 21 8AM – 8PM Friday Aug., 22…
Rank this Week: 1090

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: 1074

Utah State Law Library Blog

Utah State Law Library Blog

Provides information about Utah legal research, self-help resources, new books and briefs.

http://www.utcourts.gov/lawlibrary/blog/
  • Mar 14

    So Long, Blog

    So Long, Blog
    Dear loyal blog readers: We are retiring the Utah State Law Library blog after more than four years and 800+ posts. The blog has been a great way for library staff to share library news, new forms, court resources and...
  • Mar 7

    SLC Infobase

    SLC Infobase
    The Salt Lake City's website provides a wealth of resources for SLC residents, including information about the city justice court, city services like garbage pickup or snow removal, and city council news. If you're interested in some historic…
  • Mar 4

    National Consumer Protection Week

    National Consumer Protection Week
    March 3-9, 2013 is National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW). Organizations from around the nation developed National Consumer Protection week to make people aware of their consumer rights and help them make better financial decisions. The…
Rank this Week: 1081

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: 1107

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: 1108

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/delaware
  • Oct 22

    New Widener Law faculty article

    New Widener Law faculty article
    A few of my picks for recent most interesting articles by Widener Law faculty. Forthcoming in the Catholic University Law Review is The Natural Born Citizen Clause as Originally Understood by Mary Brigid McManamon. Luke Scheuer’s The…
  • Oct 21

    New books for September

    New books for September
    Check out the library’s new books http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/delaware/recent-library-acquisitions-list/
  • Aug 26

    Labor Day weekend library hour

    Labor Day weekend library hour
    This weekend the Delaware campus law library will be on shorter hours for the Labor Day holiday. Please note we will be closed on Monday.  August 29             8 a.m. to 9 p.m.…
Rank this Week: 1160

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
Rank this Week: 1159

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: 1170

The Running Librarian

The Running Librarian

Covers legal publishing and web 2.0. By James Mullan.

http://www.therunninglibrarian.co.uk/
  • Oct 26

    The most complex job in the world?

    The most complex job in the world?
    Pretty complex stuff  - Reproduced from WikipediaTwo recent articles have discussed the increasingly complex and I would argue difficult role of the intranet manager.The first of these on the ThoughtFarmer blog discusses why the intranet…
  • Oct 21

    Is there a future for SharePoint?

    Is there a future for SharePoint?
    Many organisations are using SharePoint as either an intranet or as a collaboration tool, or in some cases as both. But with the increased focus on Office 365, does SharePoint have a sustainable future? This is the question asked by Sam…
  • Sep 26

    Dartford 10 miler 2014

    Dartford 10 miler 2014
    Last Sunday I took part in the final Dartford 10 mile race. This isn't I race I've run recently, mostly because it has been cancelled or I've been involved in other events. This year I entered it thinking it would be useful training for the…
Rank this Week: 1297

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/
  • Oct 21

    Prof. McDonnell Comments on the Rise of ISIS

    Prof. McDonnell Comments on the Rise of ISIS
    In a October 13, 2014 appearance on Bob Herbert’s Op-Ed. TV program, Prof. Thomas M. McDonnell addressed the challenge posed by the rise of ISIS. He explained “what led to the situation we now face in the war torn countries, and…
  • Oct 16

    New Additions to Our Law in Film Collection

    New Additions to Our Law in Film Collection
    The following are the most recent additions to our Law in Film collection. This collection is housed on the library’s main level in the student lounge. All Pace Law Library patrons with borrowing privileges may check any of these films…
  • Oct 15

    Guide to Law Online Offers Free Public Access to Federal Material

    Guide to Law Online Offers Free Public Access to Federal Material
    Via In Custodia Legis, the Library of Congress announced that through an agreement with William S. Hein & Co., it will now offer free online access to historical U.S. legal materials, which include the following: United States Code…
Rank this Week: 1323

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/
  • Oct 21

    Will Including an Abstract and Table of Contents in your Law Review Article Increase Citations to It?

    Will Including an Abstract and Table of Contents in your Law Review Article Increase Citations to It?
    There is an interesting article on SSRN about whether including an abstract and/or table of contents in your law review article can have an impact on your scholarly influence. The authors observed that "on average both abstracts and tables…
  • Sep 19

    WI Voters to Consider Constitutional Amendment relating to Transportation Fund

    WI Voters to Consider Constitutional Amendment relating to Transportation Fund
    On November 4th, Wisconsin voters will decide whether to adopt a constitutional amendment relating to a transportation fund and a department of transportation. From the Brief prepared by the Legislative Reference Bureau: Currently, the…
  • Sep 3

    The US Code gets a slight reorganization

    The US Code gets a slight reorganization
    Starting on September 1st, the US Code added a new Title. Sections concerning the voting and elections that were previously found in titles 2 and 42 are now being moved to a new Title 52. The idea behind the addition is to both simplify the…
Rank this Week: 1280

Dewey B Strategic

Dewey B Strategic

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

http://deweybstrategic.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1378

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/
  • Oct 24

    Ohio Supreme Court Is Already Testing Its New E-Filing Portal and Plans a Full Launch in 2015

    Ohio Supreme Court Is Already Testing Its New E-Filing Portal and Plans a Full Launch in 2015
    Court News Ohio reports that the Ohio Supreme Court is already testing its new e-filing portal with a pilot project involving a subset of 85 lawyers who regularly file documents with the Court. In addition to online access, the portal...
  • Oct 24

    Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Getting a Second Drug Court in 2015

    Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Getting a Second Drug Court in 2015
    Court News Ohio reports that Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court is adding a second drug court next year, in 2015, to help provide more defendants with treatment options, instead of prison sentences. "Judge Joan Synenberg will oversee the new…
  • Oct 23

    Ohio Supreme Court Purchases Lexis Digital Library of e-book

    Ohio Supreme Court Purchases Lexis Digital Library of e-book
    Court News Ohio has announced that the Ohio Supreme Court has purchased the Lexis Digital Library of ebooks. A browsable and searchable list of what the Supreme Court is purchasing can be found at this link. According to the Supreme...
Rank this Week: 1424

ThomChat

ThomChat

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library Blog

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

    Research Review Refresher

    Research Review Refresher
    Here are some helpful videos to help with your research: THE RESEARCH PLAN: USING SECONDARY SOURCES: For a complete list, go to: http://tjsl.libguides.com/Tutorial
  • Oct 1

    In rural America, there are job opportunities and a need for lawyer

    In rural America, there are job opportunities and a need for lawyer
    In 2013, South Dakota attracted national attention when it became the first—and so far, only—state to pay young lawyers to relocate permanently to rural areas. Read entire…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1409

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: 1408

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries…

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries BC Blog

Covers British Columbia and federal legislation, court rules, judicial appointments, notable cases, recent reports and articles, websites of interest to legal researchers, and library news.

http://prodtest.courthouselibrary.ca/training/stream.aspx
  • Apr 22

    Tricky Legislation: The Adult Guardianship Act

    Tricky Legislation: The Adult Guardianship Act
    In theory, it should not be a momentous task to find out if an Act is in force, but sometimes it really is.   If we resolve a particularly complicated piece of legislation, we know that there are others out there who may have…
  • Apr 15

    Legal information is going digital ... and the Library is too

    Legal information is going digital ... and the Library is too
    As so much of our world shifted to digital over the last two decades, law has been something of a hold out. When it comes to legal information, the “authoritativeness” of print has been slower to fade. Lawyers, as a profession,…
  • Mar 20

    WESA reading roundup

    WESA reading roundup
    With the March 31, 2014 coming into force date of the Wills, Estate and Succession Act, SBC 2009, c. 13 fast approaching, many practitioners are looking for quick ways to get up to speed. Here is a roundup of some tips and…
Rank this Week: 1410

Trial Advocacy Blog

Trial Advocacy Blog

Focuses on trial advocacy. From Temple University's Beasley School of Law.

http://indexhtml.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 11

    Temple Law alum vies for vacant Montana Supreme Court seat

    Temple Law alum vies for vacant Montana Supreme Court seat
    Copyright 2014 Great Falls TribuneAll Rights ReservedGreat Falls Tribune (Montana)March 9, 2014 Sunday1 EditionSECTION: A; Pg. 1LENGTH: 1677 wordsHEADLINE: 15 vie for vacant state Supreme Court seatBYLINE: By, John S.…
  • Nov 21

    Samuel Pond and Jerry Lehocky Create Trial Advocacy Scholarship at Temple University Beasley School of Law

    Samuel Pond and Jerry Lehocky Create Trial Advocacy Scholarship at Temple University Beasley School of Law
    Once classmates, now law partners, attorneys Samuel H. Pond and Jerry M. Lehocky have found a way to give back to the institution that launched their highly successful careers in law. The two partners at Philadelphia-based Pond Lehocky Stern…
  • Nov 14

    August/September 2013 Law Library Acquisition

    August/September 2013 Law Library Acquisition
    Administrative LawFederal administrative law / by Gary Lawson.Lawson, Gary, 1958-St. Paul, Minn. : West, c2013.TZ2 L445 2013 Administrative Law Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, 2012 / edited by Jeffery S. …
Rank this Week: 1455

l r c - o r b i t ... ... ... the…

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

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

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

    ATL's Legally Themed Halloween Costume Contest

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

    LRC October Trivia Winner!

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

    Happy Halloween from the LRC!

    Happy Halloween from the LRC!
Rank this Week: 1436

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: 1367

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/
Rank this Week: 1580

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/
  • Oct 15

    Free Public Access to Federal Materials on Guide to Law Online

    Free Public Access to Federal Materials on Guide to Law Online
    Through an agreement with the Library of Congress, the publisher William S. Hein & Co., Inc. has generously allowed the Law Library of Congress to offer free online access to historical U.S. legal materials from HeinOnline. These titles…
  • Oct 7

    Law Library Reading Room Relocates, Temporarily Close

    Law Library Reading Room Relocates, Temporarily Close
    As part of a major renovation project, the Law Library Reading Room, located in Room LM 201 in the James Madison Memorial Building of the Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, D.C., will be closed on Friday, Oct. 10 and…
  • Sep 26

    Congress.gov: Removing the Beta Label and New Enhancement

    Congress.gov: Removing the Beta Label and New Enhancement
    Today on the Law Library of Congress blog, In Custodia Legis, the Law Library of Congress announced the removal of the beta label and the September enhancements to Congress.gov. Some of the new features include a new Resources section, more…
Rank this Week: 1559

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: 1607

MoreUs Law Library Blawg

MoreUs Law Library Blawg

Official blawg of the Arthur J. Morris Law Library at the University of Virginia School of Law.

http://uvalaw.typepad.com/library/
  • Oct 10

    1828 Catalogue Collection Adds Spelman's <i>Discourse</i>

    1828 Catalogue Collection Adds Spelman's &lt;i&gt;Discourse&lt;/i&gt;
    This week Sir Henry Spelman’s Discourse on Law Terms, an explanation of Jewish, Grecian, Roman, Norman, and Saxon law published in London in 1684, arrived at the University of Virginia Law Library well-preserved and with that smoky…
  • Oct 10

    The Dengrove Exhibit: Behind the Scene

    The Dengrove Exhibit: Behind the Scene
    From arsonists to rock stars, crime bosses to ... killer clowns?? Gina Wohlsdorf, curator of "The Courtroom Sketches of Ida Libby Dengrove," shares her perspective on the exhibit and its creation. Print renderings of the sketches will be on…
  • Oct 8

    Take a Deep Dive into Lawmaking with FiscalNote

    Take a Deep Dive into Lawmaking with FiscalNote
    Want to keep up with what’s happening in Congress and in state legislatures? Check out one of the Law Library’s newest database offerings – FiscalNote. FiscalNote’s team of software and public policy entrepreneurs…
Rank this Week: 1496

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: 1563

Librarian on the Edge

Librarian on the Edge

Thoughts on all things digital from the Assistant Director of Technical Services for Library Systems at New York Law School's Mendik Library.

http://librariansonedge.blogspot.com
  • Jul 3

    Always a lucky winner - or, Fear and reading in Las Vega

    Always a lucky winner - or, Fear and reading in Las Vega
    Up at 4 am for a flight to LA on Virgin America which had the cheapest flights unfortunately.  Unfortunately because we had a long layover at LAX's ultra-dreadful Terminal 3 before going on to Vegas. TSA torture went reasonably fast and…
  • Dec 12

    The reviews are in

    The reviews are in
    Not sure what happened here, but more than a year after my book was published, there was a sudden flood of supportive and insightful reviews. More information is at the official book page at googlethis.com. “The author presents…
  • Jul 24

    ALA 2013

    ALA 2013
    Got back from Chicago where we had a highly packed 4 days. Took an early flight out of JFK and made it to the Navy Pier for an early lunch. Donna had always wanted to gt a ride on the four masted schooner, but the timing was never right.…
Rank this Week: 1497

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: 1482

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: 1490

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/
  • Oct 29

    TECH TIP! Saving File as PDF on MAC Computers!

    TECH TIP! Saving File as PDF on MAC Computers!
    By Joseph K. Plumbar
  • Oct 28

    Collection Spotlight -- Halloween Edition

    Collection Spotlight -- Halloween Edition
    by Barbara Szalkowski, Senior Catalog LibrarianNow Appearing in the Library!Chapters to note:Scary cases : Halloween pranks gone badHal-law-een would be really scary!
  • Oct 23

    Throwback Thursday: Disco edition

    Throwback Thursday: Disco edition
    By Heather Kushnerick, Special Collections Librarian & College ArchivistThe STCL administrative staff in 1976. I'm not gonna lie - I was really trying to come up with something witty to say about this photo. However, all that comes…
Rank this Week: 1642

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    BIALL Legal Foundations Course - bursary winner Annette Ramsden

    BIALL Legal Foundations Course - bursary winner Annette Ramsden
    With the BIALL Legal Foundations Course about to begin for the new academic year, bursary winner Annette Ramsden tells us what it means to her:"I was overjoyed to be awarded a bursary to undertake the Legal Foundation course. I am the law…
  • Oct 13

    We are 50!

    We are 50!
    Dear colleaguesWe are 50!We would like to share with our colleagues a milestone in our history. The Bodleian Law Library (aka the LawBod) celebrates its 50th anniversary next Friday, 17th October. There is an Exhibition in the Bodleian…
  • Oct 6

    BIALL Apology

    BIALL Apology
    BIALL has extended apologies to Jon Husband for any offence caused by our use of the term "wirearchy" in the title of our 2015 conference.We chose the term to encapsulate the theme of our next conference, but hadn't …
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Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 7

    Quickscribe 2.0 Features Expert Annotation

    Quickscribe 2.0 Features Expert Annotation
    Better late than never - that's how we feel about mentioning Quickscribe 2.0, the new and revamped version of its popular online BC legislation platform, which officially debuted in mid-August. The system has been redesigned with the theme of…
  • Oct 3

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for September 2014

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for September 2014
    One Quickscribe Manual update to share this month: the BC Forest Legislation Manual. A quick reminder, too, that free daily updates to BC legislation can be found at www.bclegislation.ca, operated by Quickscribe.
  • Sep 25

    Need to brush up on your legislative research skills?

    Need to brush up on your legislative research skills?
    Unless you do legislative research on a regular basis, it's easy to get a little rusty. But here's your chance to refresh your skills with tips and strategies from the pros, Tracy McLean and Alex McNeur of Courthouse Libraries BC.A free…
Rank this Week: 1671

TS-SIS / OBS-SIS

TS-SIS / OBS-SIS

From the Technical Services Special Interest Section and the Online Bibliographic Services Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://tssis.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Technical Services Law Librarian, June 2014 issue

    Technical Services Law Librarian, June 2014 issue
    Colleagues:The June issue of the Technical Services Law Librarian is now available: http://www.aallnet.org/sections/ts/TSLL/Issues/Technical-Services-Law-Librarian-39-4-June-2014.pdf. In addition to our excellent columns and the insightful…
  • Jul 22

    Welcome 2 New OBS-SIS Members Ryan and Rachel

    Welcome 2 New OBS-SIS Members Ryan and Rachel
    During the AALL in San Antonio, OBS-SIS had two drawings for OBS-SIS Annual Membership.The winners of these drawings areRyan Tamares - Catalog Librarian from Stanford Law SchoolandRachel Baarz - Specialist Research & Information Services…
  • Jul 22

    Open Source Software? - You do not want to mi

    Open Source Software? - You do not want to mi
    For those of you who attended this very informative Roundtable session at AALL in Austin Texas I would like to share Nicole's Engard slides from her presentationOpen Source Software: a Community and a Philosophy of Freedom AALL Annual, San…
Rank this Week: 1635

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: 1777

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/
  • Oct 29

    FTC files suit against AT&T for data throttling

    FTC files suit against AT&amp;T for data throttling
    The Washington Post reports that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed suit against AT&T on Tuesday for throttling the data access of consumers with unlimited plans. The FTC has summarized aspects of their complaint in a press release…
  • Oct 29

    Judge Leslie Isaiah Gaines, remembered

    Judge Leslie Isaiah Gaines, remembered
    Iconic attorney and former Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Leslie Isaiah Gaines died Monday at the age of 69 after suffering from multiple health issues for many years. Mr. Gaines served as judge to the Hamilton County Municipal Court…
  • Oct 28

    Get informed before Election Day! Several judicial races impact Hamilton County

    Get informed before Election Day! Several judicial races impact Hamilton County
    With Election Day 2014 rapidly approaching next Tuesday, November 4, prospective voters in Ohio and Hamilton County may want to take a look at the candidates and issues up for a vote sooner rather than later. In addition to other statewide…
Rank this Week: 1855

Nevada Supreme Court Library

Nevada Supreme Court Library

Covers legal research tips. By Paula Doty and Christine Timko.

http://nvsctlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Save the Date: Westlaw Classic Will Be Retired on August 21, 2015

    Save the Date: Westlaw Classic Will Be Retired on August 21, 2015
    West has announced Westlaw Classic's retirement date: August 21, 2015. Read more on the Legal Solutions blog and download the free user guide "Comparing Westlaw Classic to WestlawNext," to help you make the transition. Additionally,…
  • Oct 21

    From the Thomson Reuters Westlaw Library…

    From the Thomson Reuters Westlaw Library Relations Newsletter, October 2014:New Title Added to USCA:  Title 52 Voting and ElectionsA new subject matter title, Title 52 Voting and Elections, has been created within United States Code by…
  • Oct 20

    Westlaw Tip of the Week: Searching Secondary Sources More Efficiently

    Westlaw Tip of the Week: Searching Secondary Sources More Efficiently
    This is an old(ish) Tip of the Week, but still helpful information.  One tip I give our patrons is WestlawNext can be a good way to identify relevant chapters of treatises, since it searches across the entire West platform, not just the…
Rank this Week: 1968

The Competitive Edge

The Competitive Edge

Musings from the librarians of the Cornell Law Library on library resources, research tips and news.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/library
  • Oct 28

    Battery Recycling and Umbrellas, Oh My!

    Battery Recycling and Umbrellas, Oh My!
    We have a few new services available at the Circulation Desk, to be aware of. The Law Library now offers battery recycling.  Dispose of your batteries the environmentally friendly way by bringing your old batteries to the Circulation…
  • Oct 21

    DVD of the Month: The Walking Dead

    DVD of the Month: The Walking Dead
    Fall means television season is back in full swing and few shows capture people’s interest like AMC’s The Walking Dead, which started its fifth season earlier this month. The Law Library DVD collection boasts all four previous…
  • Oct 14

    New Books List for October 2014

    New Books List for October 2014
    Every month the Cornell Law Library adds new titles to its collection. The most recent additions for October 2014 are posted, here. A few highlights from this month’s additions are featured below. Legally Married: Love and Law in the UK…
Rank this Week: 2079

Ross-Blakley Law Library Blog

Ross-Blakley Law Library Blog

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

http://lawlibnews.lawnews-asu.org/
  • Oct 27

    Indigenous Law Portal Makes finding Tribal Law Easier

    Indigenous Law Portal Makes finding Tribal Law Easier
    Tribal law can be difficult to find for a variety reasons: individual tribes may not have the resources to publish their laws, may choose not to make them available electronically, or even may restrict outside access to their laws.  The…
  • Oct 20

    Free Access to Historical Federal Legal Resource

    Free Access to Historical Federal Legal Resource
    The Library of Congress and HeinOnline recently announced a unique partnership that makes historical U.S. legal materials now available on the Library of Congress’ web portal, the Guide to Law Online.  While federal materials…
  • Oct 14

    Cameras and Mobile Devices in Courtrooms: Oct. 17 at the Cronkite School

    Cameras and Mobile Devices in Courtrooms: Oct. 17 at the Cronkite School
    This Friday, October 17, there will be panel discussion at ASU’s The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in downtown Phoenix. The topic will be: Cameras and Mobile Devices in Courtrooms — New Rules, New…
Rank this Week: 2077

Cocky Law Blawg

Cocky Law Blawg

Legal research tips & musings. By the Coleman Karesh Law Library.

http://blawg.law.sc.edu
  • Oct 24

    Happy United Nations Day!

    Happy United Nations Day!
    On October 24, 1945, the founding document of the United Nations, the UN Charter, was ratified.  October 24 has been recognized since 1948 as United Nations Day.  Celebrate by bookmarking the UN’s website, and taking advantage…
  • Aug 19

    Welcome New Students!

    Welcome New Students!
    The faculty and staff of the Coleman Karesh welcomed the 220+ new students to the library for the Library/IT Orientation this morning, August 19th.  The law students received their WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law password…
  • Aug 19

    Welcome New Students!

    Welcome New Students!
    The faculty and staff of the Coleman Karesh welcomed the 220+ new students to the library for the Library/IT Orientation this morning, August 19th.  The law students received their WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law password…
Rank this Week: 2030

The Goodson Blogson

The Goodson Blogson

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

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

    Online Index to American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955

    Online Index to American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955
    In honor of Open Access Week, the Goodson Blogson is highlighting another free research resource. Last week, we brought you the news that HeinOnline and the Law Library of Congress had teamed up to provide free public access to historical…
  • Oct 15

    Free Access to Federal Law

    Free Access to Federal Law
    The Law Library of Congress has just announced an agreement with legal publisher William S. Hein which provides free public access to historical federal publications, including the United States Code, U.S. Reports, Code of Federal…
  • Oct 7

    Pattern Jury Instructions, Online and Off

    Pattern Jury Instructions, Online and Off
    Effective on October 6, North Carolina Bar Association members can no longer access the state's Pattern Jury Instructions (PJI) online through the Fastcase research service. Private vendor CX Corp is now the exclusive online source for North…
Rank this Week: 1888

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
  • Oct 17

    Investor Visa

    Investor Visa
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Investor Visas. This report examines types of visas and visa requirements granted to people who invest in a foreign country. Austria, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain do not…
  • Oct 16

    European Union: ECJ Invalidates Data Retention Directive

    European Union: ECJ Invalidates Data Retention Directive
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, European Union: ECJ Invalidates Data Retention Directive. In April 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) declared Directive 2006/24/EC (the Data Retention…
  • Oct 16

    Israel: Legal Aspects of Prisoner Exchange

    Israel: Legal Aspects of Prisoner Exchange
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Israel: Legal Aspects of Prisoner Exchanges. Israel has engaged in prisoner-swap deals numerous times throughout its history. The release of members of organizations it considers…
Rank this Week: 1902

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: 1878

ELLA Blog

ELLA Blog

From the Edmonton Law Libraries Association.

http://apps.edmontonlawlibraries.ca/Blog/
  • Aug 27

    Re the Table of Contents pages in the Carswell catalogue

    Re the Table of Contents pages in the Carswell catalogue
    I had hoped to be able to use grab the Table of Contents pages posted in PDF at the book record in the Carswell catalogue, in order to make routing of Publisher Note and Release Note pages more efficient.  Why scan…
  • Aug 27

    Changes to PACER

    Changes to PACER
    Did you catch this news item re changes to PACER content? http://legalinformatics.wo rdpress.com/2014/08/26/p acer-says-large-numbers-of-u-s-federal -court-documents-are-no- longer-available-i n -its-database
  • Jun 5

    Lexum announces the first FREE annotated Income Tax Act ...

    Lexum announces the first FREE annotated Income Tax Act ...
    Did you happen to catch this announcement from Lexum last M arch?  Perhaps it was announced at CALL (?)  I jus t discovered it ... "Lexum announces the first free version of the ann o tated Income Tax Act of Canada"  Read…
Rank this Week: 1978

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 &quot;small&quot; 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: 1979

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: 2069