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The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare…

The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room Blog

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

http://rarebookroom.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 6

    New acquisition: a groundbreaking treatise on international law

    New acquisition: a groundbreaking treatise on international law
    This is a first edition of Emer de Vattel's groundbreaking work on international law, Le Droit de Gens (London, 1758). It was soon published in English as The Law of Nations in 1759-60, a publication that we also have in our…
  • Jul 28

    Best wishes to those sitting for the bar!

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

    New database for Appeals to the Privy Council

    New database for Appeals to the Privy Council
    A wonderful new resource for legal historians has recently been released online from two familiar faces at Boston College Law School: Sharon Hamby O'Connor, Professor Emerita, and Mary Sarah Bilder, Professor and Lee…
Rank this Week: 1867

VALLTalk

VALLTalk

From the Virginia Association of Law Libraries.

http://valltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 4

    Reinventing the New Classroom -- Lessons from San Antonio

    Reinventing the New Classroom -- Lessons from San Antonio
    by Alexis Fetzer I was fortunate enough to travel to San Antonio and attend the 2014 AALL Conference with the help of a generous grant received from VALL. My anticipation in attending was fueled all the more after a long battle with…
  • Aug 4

    Beyond Boundaries in San Antonio

    Beyond Boundaries in San Antonio
    by Charlie Nelson  The San Antonio conference was my second at AALL -- I also attended the Seattle event in 2013. Last year I was a wide-eyed newbie who thought I had to attend every possible program, fill my…
  • Jul 7

    An Interview with VALL's 1st President

    An Interview with VALL's 1st President
    By Jane Harrison In 1984 Ann Roberts Caudle was the first to wear the VALL president’s hat. The association began as the Richmond Area law Libraries (RALLA) in 1981. As the membership grew beyond the Richmond area, and, so not…
Rank this Week: 1932

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: 1928

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: 1926

Law Dawg Blawg

Law Dawg Blawg

Features research tips, library announcements, news and links of interest. By the law librarians of Southern Illinois University.

http://lawdawglib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1959

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/harrisburg
Rank this Week: 2188

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/
  • Aug 12

    Tools for Happy Lawyering through Mindfulne

    Tools for Happy Lawyering through Mindfulne
    Got a lot on your mind? We’re offering free tools for staying focused and being a happy law student (and lawyer)! Mindful lawyering is catching on in law schools and law practices across the country. Students and attorneys report that…
  • Aug 5

    U.Va. Libraries Servers to be Offline Sunday, Wednesday Morning

    U.Va. Libraries Servers to be Offline Sunday, Wednesday Morning
    All the University Library servers and services including Virgo, Libra, and www.library.virginia.edu will be down on Sunday, August 10, from 8am until noon and on Wednesday, August 13, from 6am until 8am as the University migrates to a new…
  • Jul 17

    Extended Hours for Bar Exam Prep

    Extended Hours for Bar Exam Prep
    The Law Library will be open from 8 am to 9 pm for the next two Saturdays and Sundays, July 19, 20, 26, and 27. We wish the best of luck to all of our recent graduates on their upcoming bar exams! - The Law Library Staff
Rank this Week: 2001

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

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

    The Cost-Conscious Plaintiff

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

    Can Class Counsel Use Discovery to Find Their Named Plaintiffs?

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

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

    The Peril of the Professional Plaintiff – Donaca v. Dish Network, LLC
    Historically, courts have grudgingly accepted the professional plaintiff in class action practice. As Judge Easterbrook of the Seventh Circuit once said, in the context of a FCRA class action, the word professional “implies experience,…
Rank this Week: 2194

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Law library information by Canadian Law Librarian Connie Crosby.

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

    Email Policies - Some Resource

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

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

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

    Bringing Knowledge Management Benefits to Smaller Law Firms and Law Department

    Bringing Knowledge Management Benefits to Smaller Law Firms and Law Department
    Knowledge Management has been around in larger law firms now for more than 15 years.  Long enough to have evolved, matured, and brought the bigger firms numerous benefits. As these efforts have  touched so many departments inside…
Rank this Week: 1979

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: 1998

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/
  • Aug 29

    Pacer Disrupting Big Data One Byte at aTime

    Pacer Disrupting Big Data One Byte at aTime
    Big Data Hits a Wall c. J O'GradyThe disruption of access to court dockets through Pacer has implications beyond the retrieval of dockets and documents.The  Administrative Office of the US Courts announced on August 11th that archival…
  • Aug 27

    Ravel Law: Legal Research Radically Reimagined

    Ravel Law: Legal Research Radically Reimagined
    It is an understatement to say that Ravel Law is not your father's research platform. You are not just using a new product, you are entering the "world of Ravel"... and you need to check all your preconceptions about legal research at the…
  • Jul 31

    Law Firm Space Planning as a Knowledge Management Strategy

    Law Firm Space Planning as a Knowledge Management Strategy
     I recently published  an article   Law Firm Space Planning as a Knowledge Management Strategy in the July issue of Thomson Reuters Practice Innovations.c. Thomson ReutersJust as firms have been grappling with the billable hour…
Rank this Week: 2267

BLAWg IN Bloom: The Indiana Law…

BLAWg IN Bloom: The Indiana Law Library Blog

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

http://www.law.indiana.edu/lawlibrary/blawg
  • Aug 20

    Welcome New Student

    Welcome New Student
    Welcome to the new 1L class, and congratulations on starting orientation today! We hope that you have a wonderful law school experience. All of us at the Law Library will do everything that we can to make your time here both rewarding and…
  • Jul 29

    Good Luck on the Bar Exam!

    Good Luck on the Bar Exam!
    After a summer of studying, it’s finally here. Today is the first day of the bar exam.   We’ve seen several of you at the Law Library nearly every day this summer, and we know that you’ve worked hard and are…
  • May 22

    Services for Alumni

    Services for Alumni
    You graduated.  Congratulations!  Here’s our gift to you: The Law Library is here to help you even post-graduation.  Our newest service for alumni is a subscription to HeinOnline’s Alumni Access Program, which…
Rank this Week: 2296

Pace Law Library Podcasts

Pace Law Library Podcasts

Law related talks from the Pace community.

http://pacelawlibrary.classcaster.net/
  • Mar 12

    Ms. Priya Rai on Access to Indian Digital Legal Information

    Ms. Priya Rai on Access to Indian Digital Legal Information
    In July 2012, the Foreign, Comparative and International Law Special Interest Section (FCIL-SIS) of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) presented a program at the annual conference in Boston, MA titled Access…
  • Dec 21

    Pace Investor Rights Clinic: Modest Means New Yorkers Have a Pro Bono Advocate in Wall Street Dispute

    Pace Investor Rights Clinic: Modest Means New Yorkers Have a Pro Bono Advocate in Wall Street Dispute
    Hello! For our last podcast of the year 2012, the Library is proud to feature one of our John Jay Legal Services clinical programs – Pace Investor Rights Clinic, also known as PIRC. With the leadership, mentoring, and support of…
  • Jun 4

    Bookbag to Briefcase 2012

    Bookbag to Briefcase 2012
    The fourth annual Bookbag to Briefcase program was held on April 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm at the Pace Law Library, offering a wide range of tips and tricks to students on how to succeed in a law firm environment. Students attended this…
Rank this Week: 2281

Law Library of Congress: Webcasts

Law Library of Congress: Webcasts

Webcasts of selected events from the Law Library of Congress.

http://www.loc.gov/law/news/webcasts.php
  • Nov 25

    Legal Challenges Facing NATO at 60

    Legal Challenges Facing NATO at 60
    The Law Library of Congress and the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies held a panel on July 9 about the North American Treaty Organization as it turns 60. Topics discussed include NATO expansion in Eastern Europe, training in…
  • Nov 25

    Introduction to GLIN (Global Legal Information Network)

    Introduction to GLIN (Global Legal Information Network)
    From the Law Library of Congress, a short video is now available for viewing. Introduction to GLIN, featuring GLIN Director Janice Hyde and Comparative Law Specialist Hanibal Goitom, explains how the Global Legal Information Network works.
  • Nov 25

    Webcast: Law Day 2009 - The Emancipation Proclamation

    Webcast: Law Day 2009 - The Emancipation Proclamation
    The Law Library of Congress and the Friends of the Law Library of Congress present a celebration of Law Day, 2009, with an insightful panel discussion about what is probably the most profound document in U.S. history: the Emancipation…
Rank this Week: 2379

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
  • Aug 28

    Laws on Children Residing with Parents in Prison

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

    Family Reunification Law

    Family Reunification Law
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Family Reunification Laws. This report surveys 71 foreign countries, plus the United States and the European Union, on the issue of whether their laws permit legal immigrants to…
  • Aug 21

    New Report: Sentencing Guideline

    New Report: Sentencing Guideline
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Sentencing Guidelines. Sentencing guidelines in the common law countries of Australia, England and Wales, India, South Africa, and Uganda vary significantly. England and Wales…
Rank this Week: 2513

Old Fox's KM blotter

Old Fox's KM blotter

Covers knowledge management.

http://0ldfox.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    Veedub's Joke

    Veedub's Joke
    edub says:Arriving In HeavenAll arrivals in heaven have to go through a bureaucratic examination to determine whether admission will be granted. One room has a clerk who inputs computerized records of what each applicant did on his or…
  • Aug 14

    Four-time bride

    Four-time bride
    A woman, getting married for the fourth time, goes to a bridal shop and asks for a white dress. "You can't wear white.", reminds the sales clerk, "You've been married three times already." "Of course I can, I'm a virgin!", says the bride.…
  • Aug 12

    Be Careful out there...

    Be Careful out there...
    Post by Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Florida (Official).Post by Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Florida (Official).
Rank this Week: 2530

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Aug 25

    New Books at the Law Library – August 25, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – August 25, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE806 .S93 2014 M. Jasmine Sweatman, Powers of Attorney and Capacity: Practice and Procedure (Toronto: Canada Law Book 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KF282 .T73 2014 Susan Bryant, Elliott S. Milstein & Ann C. Shalleck,…
  • Aug 20

    Pay for Print

    Pay for Print
    UBC Library is in the process of transitioning from the use of special purpose copy cards, to a one card system. Faculty, students, and staff who wish to make photocopies or print documents from the library will use their UBCcard. The Pay for…
  • Aug 18

    New Books at the Law Library – August 18, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – August 18, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): K530 .I57 v. 6:7 Cornelius G. van der Merwe, Security in Immovables (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck / Dordrecht: Martinus Nijhoff, 2014. LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): K530 .I57 v. 15 Matthew W.…
Rank this Week: 2668

Regent Law Library

Regent Law Library

Features library and legal news.

http://regentlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2671

Nevada Supreme Court Library

Nevada Supreme Court Library

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

http://nvsctlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 3

    June Events at the Law Library

    June Events at the Law Library
    We are hosting Westlaw for some CLE training this month, as well as Nevada Legal Services's monthly forms-completion clinics.  6/11/14, 10-11 a.m. - Intermediate Westlaw** - Room 107 - 1.0 hours of general CLE credit6/11/14, 11:15-12:15…
  • Jun 3

    Survey Time!

    Survey Time!
    We here at the Supreme Court Library want to know how you use our website.  Please take a few minutes to complete our short online survey to help us improve our site during the next website redesign. 
  • Apr 28

    Upcoming Events in May and June at the Law Library

    Upcoming Events in May and June at the Law Library
    Here are a few upcoming events that might be of interest to Law Library patrons:5/8/14, 1:30-3:30 p.m. - NLS Forms Clinic* - Room 1075/22/14, 1:30-3:30 p.m. - NLS Forms Clinic* - LOCATED AT THE BRIC, 108 E. Proctor St.6/11/14, 10-11 a.m. -…
Rank this Week: 2554

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: 2674

Mississippi College Law Library…

Mississippi College Law Library Blog

Covers library updates and legal news.

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

    Minor Library Construction

    Minor Library Construction
    The library will be undergoing some minor renovations over the next day or two and will not be the quite place with which you are familiar. We are installing some power outlets in the floor on the 2nd floor of the library ease of patron…
  • Jul 6

    Bar Studying Extended Hour

    Bar Studying Extended Hour
    O.k., breaking news is a bit of overkill but the library is going to stay open with some slightly extended hours on the weekend - 12-6 on Saturday and Sunday - the weekends of July the 10/11, 17/18, and 24/25 for bar exam studiers.
  • Jul 2

    Pig Book

    Pig Book
    Today we pass along a non-"official" source that is from the Citizen's Against Waste. The Pig Book is a 60 page or so accounting of Congressional spending as determined by their editors.
Rank this Week: 2680

The Yellow Shoe Civil Law Blog

The Yellow Shoe Civil Law Blog

Focuses on civil law developments throughout the world and general foreign, comparative and international law issues.

http://clyellowshoe.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    Update to University of Wyoming Novels of Justinian Site

    Update to University of Wyoming Novels of Justinian Site
    The University of Wyoming Law Library has posted re-scanned versions of Justice Blume’s English translation of Justinian’s Novels in their Annotated Justinian Code web site. This new edition is much more legible than the first, which was…
  • Jul 9

    The English Fox in the Louisiana Civil Law Chausse- Trappe

    The English Fox in the Louisiana Civil Law Chausse- Trappe
    The Louisiana Law Review has published The English Fox in the Louisiana Civil Law Chausse- Trappe: Civil Law Concepts in the English Language; Comparativists Beware!, 69 La Law Rev 715 (Summer 2009), an article, presented in the La. Law Rev.
  • Jul 9

    The Future of the Yellow Shoe Civil Law Blog

    The Future of the Yellow Shoe Civil Law Blog
    Last month I accepted a new job as the Director of the Law Library and assistant professor of law at the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law. As can be expected, my duties there have very little to do with…
Rank this Week: 2687

University of New Hampshire School…

University of New Hampshire School of Law Library Blog

Provides law library news.

http://library.law.unh.edu/blog
Rank this Week: 2943

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
  • Aug 29

    Labor Day Hour

    Labor Day Hour
    In observance of Labor Day, Monday September 1, the Law Library circulation desk  will operate under reduced hours from 9am – 5pm.
  • Aug 28

    Law Library Subscription to the New York Times Online

    Law Library Subscription to the New York Times Online
    The Law Library offers a free group digital subscription to the New York Times online (http://www.nytimes.com/) for current Law School students.   If you haven’t already, you should expect an email from help@nytimes.com…
  • Aug 26

    24 Access, Carrel Reservations, and Other Notes to Kickoff the Semester

    24 Access, Carrel Reservations, and Other Notes to Kickoff the Semester
    Welcome Back! Below are a few important notes and reminders from the Law Library as the semester gets underway. 24/7 Access and Law School Identification: **Returning students: please note changes** Law students have 24-hour swipe-card access…
Rank this Week: 2772

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Aug 29

    Standing Desks in the Library

    Standing Desks in the Library
    Folks requested standing desks in the most recent library survey, so we shopped around and purchased two standing desks.  These Varidesks sit on top of the table or carrel.  The height and positioning can be adjusted for…
  • Aug 26

    New Exhibit: Annotated Imprints II: The Jurisprudence of Cannibalism in Fuller’s ‘Case of the Speluncean Explorers’

    New Exhibit: Annotated Imprints II: The Jurisprudence of Cannibalism in Fuller’s ‘Case of the Speluncean Explorers’
    This is the second in a series of posts about annotated books held by Georgetown Law Library’s Special Collections. This post features an annotated copy of the 1949 Temporary Edition of Lon Fuller’s ‘The Problems of…
  • Aug 22

    Welcome New Students!!

    Welcome New Students!!
    Around the Library, we’ve been fielding lots of questions from incoming students. We’re happy to provide the answers you seek! Below is information in response to some of the most common queries presented by students new to…
Rank this Week: 2805

Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Aug 27

    Library Orientation Tour

    Library Orientation Tour
    Hello New Students!  We have scheduled Library Orientation Tours for you that will give all the information you need to know about the physical and online library. All tours begin in Redstone, room 335. Tuesday Sept. 2 at 1pm Tuesday…
  • Aug 27

    Upcoming Library Orientation Tours for ALL New and Transfer Student

    Upcoming Library Orientation Tours for ALL New and Transfer Student
  • Aug 27

    More on Updating Tool

    More on Updating Tool
    Following up last week’s post on current awareness tools to track specific legal issues, there are many more sources that you can use to discover or monitor a topic, or search for recent developments. In addition to dozens of topical…
Rank this Week: 2991

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 11

    2014 Fastcase 50 Award Recipients Announced

    2014 Fastcase 50 Award Recipients Announced
    From the press release: The Fastcase 50 highlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and trailblazers — people who have charted a new course for the delivery of legal services. In law firms with new delivery models, legal tech startups, and…
Rank this Week: 2711

VLLB Linkblog

VLLB Linkblog

By Steve Matthews.

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

    Cutter Law Adds TVM Product Page

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

    Schedule Google Calendar Events Directly From Your Google Search Page

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

    Lawrence Koplow on Arizona DUI Charge

    Lawrence Koplow on Arizona DUI Charge
    Stem client Lawrence Koplow, a Phoenix DUI lawyer, was consulted for an article on azcentral.com, West Valley police get new DUI enforcement tools, on what penalties drivers can face if charged with DUI in Arizona.
Rank this Week: 3009

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal…

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Provides tips on Canadian legal research.

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

    New "small" for small claim

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

    Survey: Alberta Law Librarie

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

    Alberta Queen's Printer Stakeholder Survey

    Alberta Queen's Printer Stakeholder Survey
    Josette McEachern and I were among a group who participated in a stakeholder session this week about the Alberta Queen's Printer products and services.  To assist with results based budgeting, the QP is looking for feedback about how…
Rank this Week: 3021

Homeless Law Blog

Homeless Law Blog

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

http://homelesslaw.wordpress.com
  • Jun 26

    Living in Your Car

    Living in Your Car
    On June 19, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided the case of Desertrain v. Los Angeles against the city for ordering police to cite and arrest people who were living in their cars.  I published an analysis of the…
  • Jun 4

    Can shelters require you to take a drug test?

    Can shelters require you to take a drug test?
    Privately operated shelters are generally allowed to limit their populations in ways that might surprise you: They can allow people of just one gender to stay there. They can exclude children. They can exclude drug users. If the shelter is…
  • Jul 17

    How can homeless advocates get laws to change?

    How can homeless advocates get laws to change?
    There are several components to getting laws changed so that public services can better include homeless people and so that the government can better protect homeless people.
Rank this Week: 2839

LLNE News

LLNE News

Features member news, LLNE updates, and tips on technology. By the editors of the LLNE News.

http://llne.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 7

    We've moved!

    We've moved!
    The LLNE Blog has moved. Come visit us at http://llne.org/blog.
  • Sep 27

    LLNE Fall Meeting 2013

    LLNE Fall Meeting 2013
    Social Law Library will be hosting the LLNE annual Fall Meeting on Friday, October 4th, 2013. For more details, agenda, speakers, and registration information, please go to the meeting website.  This year’s topic is the…
  • Jun 8

    Register now for the LLNE Annual Business…

    Register now for the LLNE Annual Business Meeting and LuncheonThe menu and registration details for the LLNE Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon are now available on the LLNE website.To register for the luncheon, please RSVP by email to…
Rank this Week: 3077

RIPS Law Librarian

RIPS Law Librarian

By the Research Instruction & Patron Services Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://ripslawlibrarian.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 13

    Reference Coaching for the Short Attention Span Patron

    Reference Coaching for the Short Attention Span Patron
    I blame Sesame Street. That is where it all began in the late 1960s. Short, bright, colorful, interesting presentations on numbers and letters for children.  Then there was MTV and VH1.  Short, bright colorful, interesting music for…
  • Oct 29

    Optimizing Research Guides for Usability

    Optimizing Research Guides for Usability
    Online Research Guides are proliferating. With the widespread adoption of LibGuides, it is easier than ever to develop a research guide that incorporates video, images, hyperlinks, and RSS feeds. By using a little “Advanced Common Sense”…
  • Oct 26

    Guiding Principles for Enhancing Classroom Experience

    Guiding Principles for Enhancing Classroom Experience
    It’s almost November. As thoughts turn toward the holiday season, I’m reminded that my first semester of teaching Legal Research is beginning to approach its final days. It’s been a tremendous learning experience for my students and for…
Rank this Week: 3017

The Librarian at Law

The Librarian at Law

Covers legal and library news. By Lee Sims.

http://librarianatlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    Yet Another Cautionary Tale Of Bad Legal Writing

    Yet Another Cautionary Tale Of Bad Legal Writing
    The ABA Journal reports another case in which an attorney has been raked over the proverbial coals for poor writing. The title to the article - Federal Judge’s Footnote Hits Employment Lawyer for TMI in Legal Briefs - is perhaps slightly…
  • Jan 20

    ABA Law School Transparency Site

    ABA Law School Transparency Site
    If you're interested in the new ABA transparency guidelines you might want to check out the LST - Law School Transparency - web page. The Winter 2012 Transparency Index Report is ready. This is the first Transparency Index Report. The full…
  • Dec 23

    Duncan Law School Sues ABA

    Duncan Law School Sues ABA
    No surprise here. Duncan Law School, the Tennessee law school featured in last Sunday's NY Times article about the business of law schools has lost their bid for accreditation. See the post here for a link to that article and some details.
Rank this Week: 3046

Law Firm Bottom_Line

Law Firm Bottom_Line

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

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

    A Major Shift – Transforming the Practice of Law

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

    Change anyone?

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

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

    Things change, life can go on even better than before with the right attitude
    Even though some changes in life are a long time in the planning, when the time actually comes to implement the change our human instinct is to resist.
Rank this Week: 3049

Law Librarian By Day

Law Librarian By Day

Covers technology, social networking and books. By Deborah Schander.

http://lawlibrarianbyday.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 18

    Libraries: Bigger on the Inside

    Libraries: Bigger on the Inside
    Library = TARDIS[1].Think about it: just like the Doctor's famous Police Public Call Box, people have preconceived notions of what a library is. Libraries are viewed as antiquated and quaint institutions of the past that people completely…
  • Mar 14

    nook: The Afterparty

    nook: The Afterparty
    I have owned my nook just about six months now. Let's look at some numbers.
  • Mar 8

    New wiki collecting legal research/pop culture examples for use in cla

    New wiki collecting legal research/pop culture examples for use in cla
    I’ve Got a Hit! is a new wiki which collects examples of legal research concepts found in movies, TV shows, songs and print.
Rank this Week: 3060

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: 3038

Legal Periodicals

Legal Periodicals

For those interested in legal periodical publishing, indexing, searching, ranking and use. Edited by John Doyle, Washington and Lee University Law Library.

http://bloggery.wlu.edu/lawrevs/
  • Feb 20

    article on law review

    article on law review
    An article of mine, to be published soon in the Journal of Appellate Practice and Process, entititled, The Law Reviews: Do Their "Paths of Glory Lead But to the Grave"? is available at: http://lawlib.wlu.edu/articles/lawreviews.pdf John…
  • Feb 20

    article on law review

    article on law review
    An article of mine, to be published soon in the Journal of Appellate Practice and Process, entititled, The Law Reviews: Do Their “Paths of Glory Lead But to the Grave”? is available at: http://lawlib.wlu.edu/articles/lawreviews.pdf John…
  • Jan 2

    Law Journal Rankings Updated For 2008

    Law Journal Rankings Updated For 2008
    The law journal rankings database at http://lawlib.wlu.edu/LJ has been updated through 2008. An extra effort was made this year to rank all listed journals (in previous years a significant number of law journals had been listed in the…
Rank this Week: 3050

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 1

    Word of the Month for September 2014

    Word of the Month for September 2014
    On August 25, I saw my beautiful 5-year old daughter off to school.  She enters kindergarten this year in the Spanish/English immersion program.  So proud of her, I am.  If she only uses half of the words she learned from Dora…
  • Aug 29

    Who are you trying to kid?!

    Who are you trying to kid?!
    So, I'm reading yesterday's Press Enterprise (Thursday, August 28, 2014) and I see the front page top headline: 3 plead not guilty in police shootout.  Apparently, a rookie officer was driving down a neighborhood in San Bernardino,…
  • Aug 24

    Going down

    Going down
    I see it almost everyday.  People coming into the law library DESPERATE for legal help. They're so desperate that they'll listen to anyone who wears a tie or gives them the time of day.  Take, for instance, the guy who was here the…
Rank this Week: 3097

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/
  • 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,…
  • Jun 10

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia
    http://dockets.justia.com/docket/circuit-courts/ca2/12-4547 The post Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia appeared first on Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center.
  • Jun 9

    Is it in the Public Domain? Review by Peter Hirtle

    Is it in the Public Domain? Review by Peter Hirtle
    Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center Advisory Board Member Peter Hirtle reviews Is it in the Public Domain? It is very difficult to determine whether works are in the public domain in the United States.  That is why I had to…
Rank this Week: 3544

Mendik Matters

Mendik Matters

Law school information and legal research blog of the Mendik Library of New York Law School.

http://www.mendikmatters.org/
  • Aug 29

    And the Winners are . . .

    And the Winners are . . .
    We are pleased to announce the winners of our Legally Clueless Info Hunt held last Thursday, August 28. Congratulations to: Juliet Knapp-Vega, Barbie Melendez, John Michalski, Amelia Maddox, Kevin McLafferty, Daniel Oquendo, Kyle Reed, and…
  • Aug 26

    Learn . . . and Win!

    Learn . . . and Win!
    Have you submitted your Legally Clueless Info Hunt entry?  The deadline is fast approaching.  The drawing is this Thursday, August 28, 5:45 pm, outside the Library. We’ll be awarding lots of prizes, including NYLS t-shirts,…
  • Aug 21

    Add Us to Your Contact List

    Add Us to Your Contact List
    Remember that you can chat with a librarian at the Reference Desk by text message (917.300.1933) and by instant message (AIM, Yahoo Messenger and GoogleTalk screen names:   nylslib).  We welcome your inquiries about library…
Rank this Week: 3109

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Aug 28

    HOW MANY TITLES ARE IN THE U.S. CODE . . . AND WHO DECIDES?

    HOW MANY TITLES ARE IN THE U.S. CODE . . . AND WHO DECIDES?
    If your answer is 51, then you will only be correct until September 1. Starting next month the U.S. Code will extend to include Title 52. Title 52, “Voting and Election” will cover federal election statutes under three subtitles:…
  • Aug 27

    LABOR DAY 2014

    LABOR DAY 2014
    The Law Library will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 1. Weekend hours remain unchanged. Want more information about Labor Day? The U.S. Department of Labor website is a good place to start. The DOL also provides…
  • Aug 18

    WHAT IS CALI ???

    WHAT IS CALI ???
    As we distribute CALI access codes to first years, a logical question has come up: What is CALI? CALI stands for the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction.  It is a nonprofit consortium, established in…
Rank this Week: 3448

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: 3135

Brian Huddleston

Brian Huddleston

Covers legal research, legal education and legal scholarship.

http://brianhuddleston.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 12

    Ian Fleming and the "Terrible Grip of Blood Lust"

    Ian Fleming and the "Terrible Grip of Blood Lust"
    Today is the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Ian Fleming. His novels and short stories flesh out the character of James Bond more than most of the movies do, and you can see him arc from youthful idealism to cold realism over the course…
  • Jun 12

    Number Crunching for Fun and Profit (Well, for Fun and Coffee, at Least!)

    Number Crunching for Fun and Profit (Well, for Fun and Coffee, at Least!)
    After my post back in March about my color-coded table of the new rankings showing changes from last year to this year, I got a handful of e-mails asking about the raw data. I've gotten good at taking the PDFs of the rankings and turning them…
  • Jun 5

    2014 Hurricane Season Prediction

    2014 Hurricane Season Prediction
    Hurricane Season started this week and both of the big players in the prediction game are forecasting “average or below average” seasons:NOAANamed Storms:     8-13Hurricanes   …
Rank this Week: 3336

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: 3114

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: 3372