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Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • May 19

    New Books at the Law Library – May 19, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – May 19, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): K230.L5 I57 2014 M.D.A. Freeman, Lloyd’s Introduction to Jurisprudence, 9th ed. (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2014). LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE452.C6 L64 2014 Paul V. Lomic, Social…
  • May 11

    New Books at the Law Library – May 11, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – May 11, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KD703.D3 M38 2014 Harvey McGregor, McGregor on Damages, 19th ed. (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KK7114 .V6413 2015 Ekkehart Reimer & Alexander Rust, eds., Klaus Vogel on…
  • Apr 29

    Law Library Summer Hour

    Law Library Summer Hour
Rank this Week: 1769

Cocky Law Blawg

Cocky Law Blawg

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

http://blawg.law.sc.edu
  • May 18

    Summer in the (Soda) City

    Summer in the (Soda) City
    A college campus during summer break is a thing to see.  Droves of students head home (or wherever students go when they are not studying) leaving the campus feeling a whole lot roomier.  Even the water in the Thomas Cooper…
  • May 15

    This Week In Legal New

    This Week In Legal New
    On Tuesday, the FDA released a set of proposed guidelines that would lift the lifetime ban on blood donations from gay donors. On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would ban most abortion procedures after 20…
  • May 14

    Maymester Hour

    Maymester Hour
    The law library will be open from 8:00am-7:00pm Monday through Friday during the month of May.  The library will be closed on Saturday and Sunday during May. As usual, the Reference Desk will be staffed from 8:30am-5:00pm.
Rank this Week: 1649

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • May 12

    Arthur Miller on Aggregate Litigation

    Arthur Miller on Aggregate Litigation
    I’ve written before about legal giant Arthur Miller (now with the Lanier Law Firm) and his pessimistic take on modern federal procedure.  In the ‘teens, he has largely worried about the effect of procedural rulings on…
  • May 4

    Will HR 1927 Kill the Class Action?

    Will HR 1927 Kill the Class Action?
    Since HR 1927 was introduced, there has been an outcry that it will “kill the class action.”  In fact, opponents (among them Professors Alexandra Lahav, Samuel Issacharoff (Issacharoff HR1927 Letter), and Arthur Miller…
  • Apr 30

    April is the busiest month

    April is the busiest month
    It’s been a busy April ‘round these parts, even if there haven’t been many posts going up. So I thought I would let everyone in on a few of the things that have been going on: HR 1927. Earlier … Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1631

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal…

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Provides tips on Canadian legal research.

http://mireau.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 7

    Commissioners of Oaths in Alberta Have New Rule

    Commissioners of Oaths in Alberta Have New Rule
    ~ a slightly modified Slaw.ca post~Waaaay back in 2013 there was an Alberta Bill passed that consolidated the Notaries Public Act and the Commissioners for Oaths Act. These two pieces of legislation are in place to make the rules for…
  • Mar 24

    Celebrating achievment

    Celebrating achievment
    I have been a very quiet blogger lately with a reasonably good excuse.  Since the beginning of August, 2014, I have been working to achieve certification in Lean Six Sigma. As of last Sunday, the formal part of my education in this…
  • Dec 18

    Getting Feedback

    Getting Feedback
    Between blogging at Slaw.ca, posting legal research tips at Slawtips.ca, and taking courses towards Lean Six Sigma certification, this poor blog has not had much attention in 2014.  Christmas is the traditional time for guilt trips.…
Rank this Week: 1763

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: 1805

Strategic Librarian

Strategic Librarian

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

http://strategiclibrarian.com
  • Mar 11

    Disruptive Technology or Innovation is Not a Myth

    Disruptive Technology or Innovation is Not a Myth
    The first paragraph in this post is part of the Pinhawk Librarian News Digest today – a daily email newsletter I edit.  What follows are my thoughts on the idea of disruptive technology/innovation being a myth. Wikipedia defines…
  • Aug 29

    Storytelling: From Analytics to Qualitative Measurement

    Storytelling: From Analytics to Qualitative Measurement
    The articles in this post were originally highlighted in the Pinhawk Librarian News Digest. The following articles came together for me this morning and made me think about a memo I wrote early in my career.  It was to a managing partner…
  • Mar 25

    LAC Group & Rapid Research Solutions: R2S

    LAC Group & Rapid Research Solutions: R2S
    I’ve made a few career changes over the last few years, but nothing compares to what I am currently doing.  I was asked to join LAC Group last year and was very excited to start in July after discussions with law librarian,…
Rank this Week: 1703

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: 1679

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: 1644

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features news, tips, and information about Oregon legal research.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • May 20

    Searching Case Law with Google Scholar: New and Improved

    Searching Case Law with Google Scholar: New and Improved
    “Google Scholar Case Law Evolves“ by Mark Giangrande, Law Librarian blog: Excerpt: “…. Google is hardly a substitute for any of the commercial databases as it does not have the value-added features such as…
  • May 12

    Alternative Legal Research Databases for New and Experienced Lawyer

    Alternative Legal Research Databases for New and Experienced Lawyer
    From the Gallagher Law Library Blog: Alternative Legal Research Databases “When you think of online legal research, LexisAdvance, WestlawNext, or BloombergLaw probably spring to mind. With summer fast approaching, it may be worthwhile…
  • May 12

    When Lawyers Go Bad: Law Library Book Thieves: Law and Ethic

    When Lawyers Go Bad: Law Library Book Thieves: Law and Ethic
    The Law Librarian, the Washington County Bar Association, the Law Library Committee, and the Oregon State Bar consider it a serious matter when attorneys do not return borrowed Law Library materials. Please note OSB Rule of Professional…
Rank this Week: 1867

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/
  • May 19

    New on HeinOnline: Religion and Law

    New on HeinOnline: Religion and Law
    In May, HeinOnline added a new library to its vast collection of legal materials: Religion and Law. According to its scope information, the collection "contains more than 1,200 titles and 600,000 pages including books, periodicals, and…
  • May 14

    New Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct to take effect shortly

    New Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct to take effect shortly
    On March 26, 2015, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court adopted amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct.  These amendments are the most extensive changes to the rules since 1998 and will take effect on July 1, 2015.  The…
  • May 8

    Lawyering Skills Valued by Hiring Partner

    Lawyering Skills Valued by Hiring Partner
    A new White Paper: Hiring Partners Reveal New Attorney Readiness for Real World Practice concludes that newly graduated law students and young associates often lack specific practical skills, including advanced legal research.  The White…
Rank this Week: 1921

ZiefBrief

ZiefBrief

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

http://ziefbrief.typepad.com/ziefbrief/
  • May 18

    New Case Law Research Tool: Ravel

    New Case Law Research Tool: Ravel
    Law students who are interested in exploring the latest in online legal research tools may want to check out Ravel Law. Unlike Lexis and Westlaw, Ravel gives you a visual display of a case law search result so that you...
  • Apr 29

    Access to Research Systems After Graduation

    Access to Research Systems After Graduation
    If you are graduating in May, please take a moment to check that you have active accounts with Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law and that you follow vendors' instructions to extend your password after graduation. All three vendors should…
  • Apr 16

    Stress Release Therapy Dogs at Zief!

    Stress Release Therapy Dogs at Zief!
    Do you need to relieve a bit of stress with exams, finals, and graduation knocking at your door? Come and play with our volunteer SF SPCA therapy dogs! They will be visiting Zief Law Library in the Student Commons Area...
Rank this Week: 1948

Regent Law Library

Regent Law Library

Features library and legal news.

http://regentlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • May 13

    Bar Exam Resources!

    Bar Exam Resources!
    Taking the Bar Exam? Check out Regent Law Library's Preparing for the Bar Exam LibGuide! (http://libguides.regent.edu/barexam) The guide includes helpful information for EVERY state. Are you a Regent Law grad sitting for the exam in…
  • May 8

    Commencement Weekend Closing

    Commencement Weekend Closing
    The Law Library will be closed throughout Commencement weekend. Summer hours begin Monday, with the Law Library opening at 8 a.m.  Complete details are available on the website. Congratulations to the Class of 2015!
  • Apr 23

    Extended Hours During Exam

    Extended Hours During Exam
    The Law Library will be operating on an extended schedule during law school exams.Hours are as follows:April 23rd through May 7thMonday--Friday          7:30 a.m. until 2 a.m.Saturday        …
Rank this Week: 1912

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/
  • Apr 27

    Racheal White Hawk ’16 and Glennas’ba Augborne ’16 Honored for Exemplary Student Research

    Racheal White Hawk ’16 and Glennas’ba Augborne ’16 Honored for Exemplary Student Research
    The Ross-Blakley Law Library at the Sandra O’Connor College of Law is pleased to announce the 2015 recipients of The Ross-Blakley Law Library Award for Exemplary Student Research.  Racheal White Hawk is the first place award…
  • Apr 20

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                In addition to its incredible collection of law reviews, congressional documents, and international materials, HeinOnline now offers case law via Fastcase.   You can also save and bookmark…
  • Apr 16

    Economic and Banking Data from FRASER

    Economic and Banking Data from FRASER
    Have you heard of FRASER?  The Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research is a data preservation and accessibility project of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the U.S. Government Publishing Office.  The…
Rank this Week: 2034

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

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

    Will CALL Lower Student Membership Fees?

    Will CALL Lower Student Membership Fees?
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries has had reduced membership fees for students for quite some time, offering the same 30% reduction that the Association gives its retired members. At the upcoming conference in Moncton, there will be a…
  • Apr 2

    Newly Added Annotations in Quickscribe 2.0

    Newly Added Annotations in Quickscribe 2.0
    For several years now, we've been posting a monthly summary of updated Quickscribe hardcopy manuals here on VLLB. Since Quickscribe's services are always evolving, we're going to change things up too.From now on, we'll be bringing you a…
  • Feb 6

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for January 2015

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for January 2015
    Just one Quickscribe Manual update for this month: the Forest Legislation Manual.Don't forget: free daily updates to BC statutes and regulations are available at www.bclegislation.ca,  courtesy of Quickscribe.
Rank this Week: 1910

Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

Discusses news in the Copyright and Fair Use industry, as well as updates to the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use site.

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
  • Dec 22

    How much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement? Hint: Cheshire Cat

    How much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement? Hint: Cheshire Cat
    Bloggers and artists often ask, “how much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement?”   Five changes? Fifteen?  The Seventh Circuit addressed the issue in the Kienitz v Sconnie Nation case recently.…
  • Nov 10

    IP Without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry

    IP Without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry
    Stanford Technology Law Review https://journals.law.stanford.edu/stanford-technology-law-review/online/ip-without-ip-study-online-adult-entertainment-industry   Kate Darling Existing copyright policy is based largely on the utilitarian…
  • Aug 29

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office
    As part of its new draft Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition, we have guidance on registration for websites.  The draft of the full compendium is over 1200 pages and covers publication, recordation, notice,…
Rank this Week: 1899

GGU Law Library Blog

GGU Law Library Blog

Covers legal news and library updates. From the Golden Gate University School of Law Library.

http://goldengatelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent

    Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent
    Improve your legislative history research skills!  This webinar is designed to help students and recent graduates (and anyone else) get a head start on the type of research they are likely to be assigned during their summer positions. The…
  • Mar 17

    Survey Result

    Survey Result
    View a summary of the law library survey results: Student survey Faculty/Staff survey
  • Feb 24

    Winners!

    Winners!
    Thank you to all of the students who completed the law library survey! Congratulations to the winners of the prize drawing. $25 Amazon Gift Cards               Lien Tran Walaiporn Mekkriengkrai Ashley Dalton …
Rank this Week: 1945

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: 1880

Nota Bibliothecae

Nota Bibliothecae

From the Zimmerman Law Library at the University of Dayton School of Law.

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

    Facebook "Likes" Ruled to be Constitutionally Protected Free Speech

    Facebook "Likes" Ruled to be Constitutionally Protected Free Speech
    Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia issued its decision regarding First Amendment protection of Facebook “likes” of candidates’ Facebook pages.  In ruling that liking these Facebook pages is…
  • Mar 21

    Drones v. Privacy

    Drones v. Privacy
    The use of drones by the military has become increasingly prevalent in the United States’ conflicts in the Middle East.  However, with the cost of these “unmanned aerial systems”, there is now talk about potential use…
  • Jan 17

    Potential Challenges to New Gun Control Agenda

    Potential Challenges to New Gun Control Agenda
    Yesterday, President Obama announced, in response to the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, his plans to curb gun violence.  In setting forth his agenda, the President is asking Congress to renew a ban on the sale of assault…
Rank this Week: 1883

tom boone dot com

tom boone dot com

Covers law school libraries and legal research.

http://www.tomboone.com/
  • Aug 8

    A look back at the 2009-10 TV season

    A look back at the 2009-10 TV season
    Last night at 11:59pm, the May sweeps ended, marking the end of the television season. This seasonal model really only pertains to the broadcast networks these days, but nevertheless I thought I'd take a look back at what I watched and…
  • Aug 8

    Party Down - "Not on Your Wife" Opening Night

    Party Down - "Not on Your Wife" Opening Night
    Megan Mullally's Lydia Dunfree didn't exactly mesh with the rest of the "Party Down" cast during the first half of the season, finding herself with little to do other than smile in amusement at the tragic lives of her co-workers. As the…
  • Aug 8

    The first annual Boob Tube Backlog

    The first annual Boob Tube Backlog
    The end of May sweeps is a peculiar time to launch a TV blog, but it provides the advantage of allowing me to become comfortable reviewing television shows during a low volume time. However, rather than rely solely on the summer's cable…
Rank this Week: 1994

Schaffer Law Library Blog

Schaffer Law Library Blog

Covers legal news, legal research, new books, and technology.

http://albanylawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Aug 17

    Welcome New Students!

    Welcome New Students!
    The Schaffer Law Library would like to welcome the incoming 1Ls.  Please feel free to visit the library’s website to find great resources to help you in your first year courses.
  • Aug 17

    Welcome New Students!

    Welcome New Students!
    The Schaffer Law Library would like to welcome the incoming 1Ls.  Please feel free to visit the library’s website to find great resources to help you in your first year courses.Filed under: Library Busine
  • Aug 10

    Governance and Social Development Resource Centre

    Governance and Social Development Resource Centre
    From the Centre’s website: “The document library is an up to date collection of the most credible publications available on governance, conflict and social development issues. It includes brief, policy-oriented summaries of each document…
Rank this Week: 1911

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/
  • May 21

    House of Commons Research Briefing - A British Bill of Rights?

    House of Commons Research Briefing - A British Bill of Rights?
    For those of you interested in the proposed repeal of the Human Rights Act - and I suspect that this covers the majority of those who follow this blog, the Research Briefing from the House of Commons Library (published 19th May) entitled 'A…
  • May 20

    Supreme Court judgment of 13/05/15 - attention all Land Law student

    Supreme Court judgment of 13/05/15 - attention all Land Law student
    As mentioned in my post of 6th May, the Supreme Court has launched a video on demand service. For those Land Law students who have recently completed the essay question on human rights and homelessness, the December 2014 hearing and last…
  • May 14

    New ejournals - Journal of Criminal Psychology and Safer Communitie

    New ejournals - Journal of Criminal Psychology and Safer Communitie
    As from today, staff and students can access two new journal titles online - the Journal of Criminal Psychology and Safer Communities. The journals can be found by either searching the library catalogue or using the ejournal search on the…
Rank this Week: 2173

TSLL TechScans

TSLL TechScans

Covers the latest trends and technology tools for Technical Services Law Librarians.

http://tslltechscans.blogspot.com/
  • May 20

    Linked Data URIs and Libraries: The Story So Far

    Linked Data URIs and Libraries: The Story So Far
    The linked data movement is a relatively new trend on the web that, among other things, enables diverse data providers to publish their content in an interoperable, machine-understandable way. Libraries around the world appear to be embracing…
  • May 7

    Fans of the RDA Toolkit index, rejoice!

    Fans of the RDA Toolkit index, rejoice!
    There's good news for those who were dismayed at the removal of the index in the latest update of the RDA Toolkit. It was announced today on the RDA Toolkit blog (http://www.rdatoolkit.org/blog/7768) that the RDA print index has been…
  • Apr 30

    Highlights of the RDA Toolkit update published April 14, 2015

    Highlights of the RDA Toolkit update published April 14, 2015
    An update to the RDA Toolkit was published on April 14, 2015. LC issued a 10-page summary of the changes, available at: http://www.loc.gov/aba/rda/pdf/summary_rda_changes_2015.pdf.  A list of changes made to LC-PCC policy statements is…
Rank this Week: 2154

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    Impeaching the POTUS

    Impeaching the POTUS
    Do you even know what resources are available at your local county law library?  Do you?!  Most people think law libraries have a bunch of old, thick, dusty books filled with cases and codes about old, dusty people.  Fact is,…
  • May 11

    It's all new to me

    It's all new to me
    The other day I was talking with a friend of mine who was in a book club.  Seems she was on the prowl for a new book for her book club to dissect.  She was looking for something with BITE.  She wanted an intriguing murder…
  • May 4

    Word for the Month of May 2015: Entrapment

    Word for the Month of May 2015: Entrapment
    Are you so situated in business that you notice trends?  Rally on commodities, stocks, bonds, T-bills - they all have trends.  Like economic markets, there are trends in and law and the legal research business, too.  For…
Rank this Week: 2189

VALLTalk

VALLTalk

From the Virginia Association of Law Libraries.

http://valltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    2015 AALL Award Recipient

    2015 AALL Award Recipient
    Congratulations to the following VALL members: Timothy Coggins (Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award); James Heller (Hall of Fame) and Donna Bausch (Volunteer Service Award)!
  • Apr 17

    VALL Grant Recipients!

    VALL Grant Recipients!
    Congratulations to Suzanne Corriell (4th Circuit Law Library) and Kathleen Klepfer (University of Richmond Law School Library) for being awarded VALL grants to AALL! We look forward to reading about their experiences at AALL in Philadelphia.
  • Apr 16

    VALL Spring Meeting 2015

    VALL Spring Meeting 2015
    The Spring meeting is always an exciting one because it marks the changing of the guard -- saying farewell to an outgoing president and welcoming the incoming one. About 30 VALLers met at the picturesque University of Virginia Law School to…
Rank this Week: 2171

VLLB Linkblog

VLLB Linkblog

By Steve Matthews.

http://vllblinks.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 26

    Brainstorming Doesn't Work; Try This Technique Instead

    Brainstorming Doesn't Work; Try This Technique Instead
    Turns out we've all been doing brainstorming wrong; this article from Fast Company tells us how to be significantly more effective through "brainwriting".(hat tip to Gerry Riskin)
  • Mar 20

    How to unshorten and shorten link

    How to unshorten and shorten link
    "You might be familiar with shortened links from social media or email. They’re handy for keeping things tidy and within a character limit, but you can’t see what you’re clicking on. What if the link is malicious or just a…
  • Mar 18

    Summer Student Training: How Much Is Too Much?

    Summer Student Training: How Much Is Too Much?
    Tips from Susannah Tredwell for designing a summer student training program, via Slaw.ca. The only thing I'd add is to show the students where the candy jar is, too -- gives them an extra reason to come to the library :)
Rank this Week: 2179

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
  • Feb 17

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

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

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum
    Nicole Black’s latest piece has useful and important things to say about law practice and the state of legal education. In recent months, because of a number of professional endeavors, I’ve had the opportunity to engage with…
  • 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 ……
Rank this Week: 2155

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/
  • Jan 9

    Visit our new blog site!

    Visit our new blog site!
    The Hamilton County Law Library is happy to announce the launch of our new website!  Beginning this week, all blog posts will now be posted exclusively to the blog page on the new site. Please feel free to visit us there. The URL for the…
  • Jan 2

    Judge Spiegel, remembered

    Judge Spiegel, remembered
    U.S. District Judge Arthur Spiegel died on Wednesday at the age of 94. Spiegel had served on the court since 1980 when he was appointed by President Jimmy Carter. He presided over such high profile matters as the Cincinnati anti-gay rights…
  • Dec 31

    Top legal news of 2014

    Top legal news of 2014
    In honor of New Year's Eve and in order to reflect on events of this past year we offer you a round-up of top legal news lists from various sources on the web. Happy New Year, everyone! Westlaw Legal Solutions Blog has published the Top 20…
Rank this Week: 2161

The ZRG Blog

The ZRG Blog

Covers changes to Zimmerman's Research Guide. By Andrew Zimmerman.

http://zimmermansguide.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 27

    How to conduct an annual meeting for shareholder

    How to conduct an annual meeting for shareholder
    Jocelyn Stilwell-Tong, Research & Training Librarian at Paul Hastings LLP is my hero!  Jocelyn compiled and forwarded a list of resources explaining how to run an annual meeting for shareholders.   Jocelyn’s list now…
  • Dec 27

    How to conduct an annual meeting for shareholder

    How to conduct an annual meeting for shareholder
    Jocelyn Stilwell-Tong, Research & Training Librarian at Paul Hastings LLP is my hero!  Jocelyn compiled and forwarded a list of resources explaining how to run an annual meeting for shareholders.   Jocelyn’s list now…
  • Dec 26

    USPQ on the move

    USPQ on the move
    The USPQ is now available only through Bloomberg Law and the Intellectual Property Law Resource Center on BNA.com.   Thanks to Lucy Curci-Gonzalez, Director of Library Services at Kenyon & Kenyon LLP, for letting me know the…
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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
  • Dec 3

    One more time out of the gate

    One more time out of the gate
       I just got a contract from Chandos/Elsevier to write my third book - Fifty specialty libraries in New York City: From botany to magic. It has been a long struggle to get a publisher for this - funny becase I consider this to be,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2251

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…
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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: 2168

Law Library News

Law Library News

Covers featured books and library announcements. By the John A. Weir Memorial Law Library at the University of Alberta Law Centre.

http://blogs.library.ualberta.ca/law
  • Feb 21

    Law Library News Blog Discontinued – Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook

    Law Library News Blog Discontinued – Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook
    Hello. This blog has now been discontinued, however, we invite you to follow us on Twitter @RutherfordLib#UALWeir and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RutherfordLibrary. The Rutherford and Weir Law Libraries are now staffed by the same team…
  • May 14

    Summer 2013 Access to Law Library Material & Information

    Summer 2013 Access to Law Library Material & Information
    The Weir Law Library closed to the general public on May 1st, 2013 and will re-open for fall term on September 3rd, 2013. If you require materials from the Law Library, Place a Hold via the Library Catalogue. Your materials will be available…
  • Apr 29

    May Featured Videos – Hidden Gem

    May Featured Videos – Hidden Gem
    For May I have chosen 10 interesting videos that have not been previously highlighted. Note: as of May 1st the Law Library is swipe card access only. However, you can still borrow these videos by finding them in the online catalogue and using…
Rank this Week: 2172

The Garbrecht Gazette

The Garbrecht Gazette

Covers library news, recent acqusitions, sponsered events, training sessions, legal news, and legal research tips. From the Donald L. Garbrecht Law Library at the University of Maine School of Law.

http://umainelawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolution: Get This Award Winner For Your Collection

    The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolution: Get This Award Winner For Your Collection
    Congratulations to Professor Malick Ghachem!  His recent book, The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolution, published by Cambridge University Press, has recently been awarded the American Historical Association's 2012 Major Book Prize. …
  • Sep 6

    Ebook Versions of Federal Rules--FREE from CALI and LLI

    Ebook Versions of Federal Rules--FREE from CALI and LLI
    CALI, in cooperation with the Cornell Legal Information Institute is offering free, downloadable versions of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure and Evidence in Ebook form. They are avaiable from CALI's eLangdell…
  • Aug 31

    Sports Law Symposium: Law and the Olympic Movement

    Sports Law Symposium: Law and the Olympic Movement
    The University of Maine School of Law and the Sports Law Group at the law firm of Preti, Flaherty are sponsoring a symposium on September 13, 2011 entitled "Law and the Olympic Movement". The distinguished panel will be discussing many issues…
Rank this Week: 2449

Jason the Content Librarian

Jason the Content Librarian

Covers technology, libraries, and the Internet. By Jason Eiseman.

http://www.jasoneiseman.com/blog
  • Feb 23

    E-Book Lending Program from Internet Archive & Partner Librarie

    E-Book Lending Program from Internet Archive & Partner Librarie
    ReadWriteWeb is reporting that “Internet Archive Partners With 150 Libraries to Launch an E-Book Lending Program.”
  • Feb 17

    Video: Watson and Law Librarian

    Video: Watson and Law Librarian
    Following up on my post yesterday, I have been thinking for awhile about adding more video to this blog. The problem is getting the motivation during busy work times to create the content can be difficult. However, I think I’ve come up with…
  • Feb 16

    I, for one, welcome our new robot overlord

    I, for one, welcome our new robot overlord
    Everyone is busy imagining why the IBM computer Watson is so important to their own industry. Robert C. Weber writes in the National Law Journal about how great it will be when computers like Watson can perform legal research on their own.
Rank this Week: 2174

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: 2822

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • May 19

    LAW LIBRARY RESOURCES FOR NEW GRADUATES

    LAW LIBRARY RESOURCES FOR NEW GRADUATES
    Access to Legal Databases: Bloomberg Law: Full access continues until December 31, 2015. No action needed. Lexis Advance:  Full access through July 1, 2015. No action needed. Graduates who register here will receive access to a…
  • May 12

    CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES!

    CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES!
  • May 4

    SUMMER ACCESS TO LEGAL DATABASES FOR CURRENT STUDENTS

    SUMMER ACCESS TO LEGAL DATABASES FOR CURRENT STUDENTS
    During the summer, Current GMUSL Students have the following legal database access: Bloomberg Law: Unlimited, unrestricted access. No registration required. Lexis Advance: Unlimited, unrestricted access. No registration…
Rank this Week: 2887

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

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

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • May 18

    Recent Acquisitions, May 11 – May 18, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, May 11 – May 18, 2015
    12 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 11 from 2015: HV 6807 B4 2015 Criminal conspiracies : organized crime in Canada Prentice Hall 2015 xvii, 397 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. Key developments in international…
  • May 11

    Recent Acquisitions, May 4 – May 11, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, May 4 – May 11, 2015
    5 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 3 from 2015: Insurance law Boivin, Denis KF 1164 B64 2015 Insurance law 2015 xxv, 665 pages ; 23 cm. "MBA" in a day for lawyers. Ontario Bar Association. Continuing ……
  • May 8

    Library Research Session

    Library Research Session
    The Law Library is pleased to offer a research workshop on May 13. While the session is geared primarily to Research Assistants, graduating students and graduate students who want to improve their research skills are also welcome to attend.…
Rank this Week: 2793

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/harrisburg
  • Apr 24

    Exam Hours Start This Weekend!

    Exam Hours Start This Weekend!
      APRIL 25 — MAY 11 8 a.m. — 2 a.m. Everyday    
  • Apr 21

    LexisAdvance Password Extension for the Summer

    LexisAdvance Password Extension for the Summer
    Use your Lexis Advance ID for:   • Academic, professional and non-profit research • All legal content and news you have as a law student • Unlimited hours-per-week You may use your Lexis Advance ID for all legal work…
  • Apr 21

    WestlawNext Password Extension for the Summer

    WestlawNext Password Extension for the Summer
                Reasons to extend your current password for the summer: • Summer law school classes and study abroad programs • Other educational uses including: – Law review and journal, including…
Rank this Week: 2929

Homeless Law Blog

Homeless Law Blog

Features questions and answers about how the law affects homeless life. By Linda Tashbook.

http://homelesslaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 2616

ELLA Blog

ELLA Blog

From the Edmonton Law Libraries Association.

http://apps.edmontonlawlibraries.ca/Blog/
  • Apr 14

    Old Rules of Court back on WestlawNext Canada!

    Old Rules of Court back on WestlawNext Canada!
    Carswell Ref Support has advised me that the text of the repealed Alberta Rules of Court, Alta Reg 390/68, is now available on WestlawNext Canada. This also means that the archived Fradsham's commentary of the old rules in Litigator includes…
  • Mar 18

    HeadStart 2015

    HeadStart 2015
    Information on the 2015 HeadStart program is now available. Check it out at under the HeadStart tab or at HeadStart 2015. Ana San Miguel
  • Dec 16

    eReference Library on ProView

    eReference Library on ProView
    Letting you know about a problem (hopefully temporary) with this product:  the pdf you 'create' in order to print from this product will NOT include the information within a footnote.  The footnotes are not connected to…
Rank this Week: 2618

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's…

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's Notebook has moved to WordPress at http://patentlibrarian.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.…
Rank this Week: 2557

Law Libraries Association of…

Law Libraries Association of Alabama

http://llaalabama.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 3

    2014 Fall Meeting

    2014 Fall Meeting
    The 2014 Fall Meeting has been scheduled for Friday, December 12th.Department of Archives & History624 Washington AvenueMontgomeryCome hear Ms. Tenee Frazier, Assistant General Counsel of the Alabama League of Municipalities and Tour the…
  • Nov 5

    2013 Fall Meeting Detail

    2013 Fall Meeting Detail
    2013 Fall Meeting Details:LLAA Fall MeetingNovember 15, 2013  Samford UniversityLucille Stewart Beeson Law Library Friendship RoomBirmingham, Alabama9:00 - 10:00: Welcome/Registration with Light Breakfast 10:00 am - …
  • Sep 18

    Fall Meeting date set

    Fall Meeting date set
    The LLAA 2013 Fall meeting will be held November 15th at Cumberland.  Details to follow soon.
Rank this Week: 2729

Brandeis and Harlan Watch

Brandeis and Harlan Watch

Publicizes appearances of Louis D. Brandeis and John Marshall Harlan on the web and in the media. By Scott Campbell.

http://brandeiswatch.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 30

    The Brandeis Papers Get Mentioned in the New Yorker

    The Brandeis Papers Get Mentioned in the New Yorker
    The December 1, 2014 issue of The New Yorker has a great story by Jill Lepore titled “The Great Paper Caper.” It is about the theft of various items from the collection of Felix Frankfurter papers at the Library of Congress, and…
  • Sep 28

    Lewis Dembitz and the Australian Ballot

    Lewis Dembitz and the Australian Ballot
    About a year or so ago, I was contacted by a producer (I have since forgotten his name) for the radio show / podcast Back Story with the American History Guys. He said they were thinking about doing a show on the history of elections in…
  • Sep 28

    Lewis Dembitz and the Australian Ballot

    Lewis Dembitz and the Australian Ballot
    About a year or so ago, I was contacted by a producer (I have since forgotten his name) for the radio show / podcast Back Story with the American History Guys. He said they were thinking about doing a show on the history of elections in…
Rank this Week: 2803

Dane Co Legal Resource Center…

Dane Co Legal Resource Center Blawg

Features local legal news and information for Dane County (Wis.) judges, attorneys, and members of the public interested in legal research.

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

    Follow DCLRC to wilawlibrary.gov!

    Follow DCLRC to wilawlibrary.gov!
    This blog is no longer updated. Get information about the Dane County Legal Resource Center (DCLRC) at http://wilawlibrary.gov.Check out the Wisconsin State Law Library's blog and WSLL @ Your Service newsletter for news and updates on DCLRC.
  • Aug 14

    SCR 20 conference

    SCR 20 conference
    Supreme Court Order 04-07, dated 8/7/06, announces the open administrative conference where the Court will discuss the final issues relating to the proposed draft to amend Supreme Court Rules Chapter 20, the Rules of Professional Conduct for…
  • Aug 3

    LegalTrac Users: Look for a New Interface

    LegalTrac Users: Look for a New Interface
    Users of the LegalTrac database will notice a new homepage and changes in how search results are displayed and organized. Watch for more info about these changes in an upcoming newsletter of the State Law Library.Thanks to WSLL staff for…
Rank this Week: 2864

Law Bod Blog

Law Bod Blog

News and chat from the Bodleian Law Library at Oxford University.

http://lawbod.wordpress.com
  • Apr 15

    The Law Bod Blog is moving!

    The Law Bod Blog is moving!
    You can now find us at http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/lawbod/, the new home of Bodleian Libraries blogs.  If you follow us by RSS, or through our Twitter, Facebook and website updates you don’t need to do anything – all these…
  • Apr 15

    The Law Bod Blog is moving!

    The Law Bod Blog is moving!
    You can now find us at http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/lawbod/, the new home of Bodleian Libraries blogs.  If you follow us by RSS, or through our Twitter, Facebook and website updates you don’t need to do anything – all these…
  • Apr 4

    10 am opening on Tuesday 8 April 2014

    10 am opening on Tuesday 8 April 2014
    Please note that, due to an electrical shutdown for the entire St Cross Building from 6.30am to 10am on Tuesday 8 April,  the Bodleian Law Library will not open until 10am. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.    
Rank this Week: 2683