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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: 1574

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: 1592

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: 1576

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: 2305

CS-SIS

CS-SIS

From the Computing Services Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://cssis.org
  • Jun 9

    Seeking Volunteers for the Cool Tools Cafe at the AALL Annual Meeting

    Seeking Volunteers for the Cool Tools Cafe at the AALL Annual Meeting
    Cool Tools Café will be at the AALL Annual Meeting again this year.  This program will feature informal demos of tools, apps, and gadgets that will help librarians create, organize, and deliver information, increase productivity,…
  • May 15

    2014 Election Result

    2014 Election Result
    Congratulations to our newly elected CS-SIS board members:Kincaid C. Brown (University of Michigan), Vice-chair/Chair ElectPatrick Butler (University of Connecticut), Member-at-largeMany thanks to all of our excellent candidates, and to the…
  • May 1

    Coaching Small Shifts to Smaller Device

    Coaching Small Shifts to Smaller Device
    I think it’s rather likely that most readers who regularly check in with this blog are fairly curious about and comfortable trying out new technologies.  Of course, there are also those of us who dive in a bit more cautiously;…
Rank this Week: 1573

Buffalo Wings & Toasted…

Buffalo Wings & Toasted Ravioli

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

http://jimmilles.com
  • May 12

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum

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

    Good news, bad new

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

    NYS Board of Law Examiners to Simplify Character and Fitness Examination

    NYS Board of Law Examiners to Simplify Character and Fitness Examination
    The New York State Board of Law Examiners today announced plans to simplify the Character and Fitness investigation process. “The current process, requiring the bar applicant to submit a significant amount of…
Rank this Week: 1633

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: 1578

Trial Advocacy Blog

Trial Advocacy Blog

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

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

    Temple Law alum vies for vacant Montana Supreme Court seat

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

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

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

    August/September 2013 Law Library Acquisition

    August/September 2013 Law Library Acquisition
    Administrative LawFederal administrative law / by Gary Lawson.Lawson, Gary, 1958-St. Paul, Minn. : West, c2013.TZ2 L445 2013 Administrative Law Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, 2012 / edited by Jeffery S. …
Rank this Week: 1631

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

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

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

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

    Tangle toy puzzle

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

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago
    Canadian newspaperman Joseph Coyle invented the humble egg carton nearly one hundred years ago. Coyle was not the first inventor to tackle the problem of transporting eggs safely, but his carton design, which he patented in the US (US1269394)…
Rank this Week: 1605

Suffolk Law Library Blog

Suffolk Law Library Blog

http://suffolklawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Legal Research Workshop

    Legal Research Workshop
    Are you concerned about your first real world research assignment?  Come to any of our 30-minute workshops and sharpen your research skills, stand out in a sea of resumes, and prepare yourself for summer jobs and beyond.  We're…
  • Mar 11

    Legal Research in the Real World: A Panel Discussion

    Legal Research in the Real World: A Panel Discussion
    Are you concerned about your first real world research assignment? The law library and the LPS faculty are co-sponsoring Legal Research in the Real World: A Panel Discussion on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm in the 1st floor…
  • Dec 20

    Judge rejects bid by Sally Roberts to stop her son having radiotherapy, saying any further delays would be detrimental

    Judge rejects bid by Sally Roberts to stop her son having radiotherapy, saying any further delays would be detrimental
    A British Judge rejected a bid by Sally Roberts to stop her son having radiotherapy, saying any further delays would be detrimental."A mother involved in a legal battle to prevent her seven-year-old son from having radiotherapy to treat a…
Rank this Week: 1735

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: 1925

Carolina Blawg

Carolina Blawg

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

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

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  • Jun 22

    eBooks in the Law Library

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

    Additional translations of foreign penal codes - now on HeinOnline

    Additional translations of foreign penal codes - now on HeinOnline
    HeinOnline has added the American Series of Foreign Penal Codes to is Foreign and International Law Resources database. The newly added 32 volumes provide "accurate English translations of important Penal Codes of foreign countries." Each…
Rank this Week: 1733

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: 1595

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: 1688

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: 1581

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: 1600

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: 1664

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Oct 24

    Ouch! Another Lesson in Statutory Interpretation: Oregon Court of Appeals Pulls Out its Hair: State v. Lewis (2014)

    Ouch! Another Lesson in Statutory Interpretation: Oregon Court of Appeals Pulls Out its Hair: State v. Lewis (2014)
    State v. Lewis (A152266, 2014) Multnomah County Circuit Court (111235241) “We conclude that the state failed to present sufficient evidence that the victim in this case suffered “physical injury,” as required by ORS…
  • Oct 24

    Landlord-Tenant Law Guide (from the Law Library of Congress)

    Landlord-Tenant Law Guide (from the Law Library of Congress)
    Just because landlord-tenant law is state-specific and local law for most of us mere mortals doesn’t mean there aren’t some excellent treatises and resources on the subject for those times we need to read about multi-state…
  • Oct 24

    Oregon Lawyers: What is an “of Counsel” Relationship?

    Oregon Lawyers: What is an “of Counsel” Relationship?
    From the PLF Law Practice Management blog: “I Say Of Counsel You Say …” (posted 10/13/2014) “Of Counsel relationships remain a strong area of interest for lawyers who are drawn to the idea of creating a professional…
Rank this Week: 3083

Ramsey County Law Library Blog

Ramsey County Law Library Blog

Provides information and commentary for local legal professionals and lay persons on local legal news, neighborhood happenings, self-help resources, information about our collection materials, and other other legal tools and resources

http://ramseylawlibrary.org/
  • Oct 24

    Elevate Your Voting Game

    Elevate Your Voting Game
    Will this year be another election that catches you blindsided in the voting booth with an assortment of names that you haven’t researched?  Don’t you want to know more about a candidate than mere party affiliation before…
  • Oct 15

    On Getting that Second Chance

    On Getting that Second Chance
    The Law Librarian shared her enthusiasm last year about the life change of bank robber turned future-lawyer Shon Hopwood (who is clerking for U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Janice Rogers Brown).   Hopwood graduated from the…
  • Oct 8

    Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women’s Movement

    Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women’s Movement
    Be it judges or attorneys, there is nothing unusual nowadays about seeing women serve key roles in Minnesota’s modern justice system.  After all, Minnesota even boasted the first state Supreme Court bench that had a majority…
Rank this Week: 2823

Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Oct 23

    Massachusetts News Resource

    Massachusetts News Resource
    Want to stay current with Massachusetts news?  Consider checking out:   Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly This newspaper covers court decisions, verdicts, settlements, legal news, bar discipline, and court rules.  It is…
  • Oct 22

    Boston Book Festival

    Boston Book Festival
    The Boston Book Festival is an annual October highlight, centered in Copley Square. This year’s festival is scheduled October 23-25, with most events this Saturday. Featured speakers include Doris Kearns Goodwin, Benjamin Barber, Daniel…
  • Oct 22

    SCOTUS Arguments, with Dog

    SCOTUS Arguments, with Dog
    The great John Oliver offers up one of the funniest SCOTUS-related sketches I’ve ever seen. He takes audio of Supreme Court arguments and plays it over footage … of dogs, dressed up like the Justices.  You really need to…
Rank this Week: 4332

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Oct 23

    HELP! THE ARTICLE I NEED ISN’T ON WEXIS!!

    HELP! THE ARTICLE I NEED ISN’T ON WEXIS!!
    Fear Not! Use the law library’s E-Journal Finder to locate other GMU Databases that provide access to the needed article.
  • Oct 10

    Friday Fun: When Law Books Ruled the Law Library

    Friday Fun: When Law Books Ruled the Law Library
    A Video Short:  Once upon a time, a time not so very long ago, Law Books Ruled the Law Library ….  And don’t forget, everything is definitely NOT online! Happy Friday!    
  • Oct 6

    OYEZ, OYEZ, OYEZ: IT’S THE FIRST MONDAY IN OCTOBER

    OYEZ, OYEZ, OYEZ: IT’S THE FIRST MONDAY IN OCTOBER
    Since 1916, the Supreme Court’s Term has begun each year on the first Monday in October. 28 U.S.C. § 2.  Supreme Court terms are therefore called the “October Term” followed by the year (e.g. October Term 2013).…
Rank this Week: 3066

The Goodson Blogson

The Goodson Blogson

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

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

    Online Index to American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955

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

    Free Access to Federal Law

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

    Pattern Jury Instructions, Online and Off

    Pattern Jury Instructions, Online and Off
    Effective on October 6, North Carolina Bar Association members can no longer access the state's Pattern Jury Instructions (PJI) online through the Fastcase research service. Private vendor CX Corp is now the exclusive online source for North…
Rank this Week: 3772

Old Fox's KM blotter

Old Fox's KM blotter

Covers knowledge management.

http://0ldfox.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Tennessee Tax Free

    Tennessee Tax Free
    "Tennessee is one of nine states that does not tax wage income. Research has consistently shown that the nine states without an income tax outperformed the United States average in the categories of population growth, economic growth,…
  • Oct 16

    A Pump War?

    A Pump War?
    linkA Pump War?nytimes.comA Pump War?by Thomas L. Friedman  Oct. 14, 2014  3 min read  originalIs it just my imagination or is there a global oil war underway pitting the United States and Saudi Arabia on…
  • Oct 15

    Remove SunriseBrowse Ads (Virus Removal Guide)

    Remove SunriseBrowse Ads (Virus Removal Guide)
    Remove SunriseBrowse Ads (Virus Removal Guide): 'via Blog this'link
Rank this Week: 4237

Nevada Supreme Court Library

Nevada Supreme Court Library

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

http://nvsctlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    From the Thomson Reuters Westlaw Library…

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

    Westlaw Tip of the Week: Searching Secondary Sources More Efficiently

    Westlaw Tip of the Week: Searching Secondary Sources More Efficiently
    This is an old(ish) Tip of the Week, but still helpful information.  One tip I give our patrons is WestlawNext can be a good way to identify relevant chapters of treatises, since it searches across the entire West platform, not just the…
  • Oct 16

    It's That Time of Year - CLE Requirements and Opportunitie

    It's That Time of Year - CLE Requirements and Opportunitie
    Have you started thinking about CLE credits?  Credits must be earned by December 31, 2014, though you have until March 1, 2015 to return your signed compliance form.    The Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education mails…
Rank this Week: 4189

CWSL Library News

CWSL Library News

From the California Western School of Law.

http://blogs.cwsl.edu/blog/library/
Rank this Week: 3356

TMLL Library News

TMLL Library News

Covers current affairs, legal research, statutes and weblogs. From the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland School of Law.

http://umlaw.typepad.com/tmll_news/
  • Oct 21

    Ebook Pilot Program Extended

    Ebook Pilot Program Extended
    The Thurgood Marshall Law Library, as a participant in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium has decided to extend an innovative Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA) pilot program with vendor…
  • Oct 16

    BNA Publications on Bloomberg Law

    BNA Publications on Bloomberg Law
    Several Bloomberg BNA Books, Manuals and Portfolios have been recently added to Bloomberg Law. You can now access the following publications through the Legal Analysis and News tab on the Bloomberg Law Menu Bar: Bloomberg BNA Books: The…
  • Oct 2

    O'ctober Library Hours and Library Acce

    O'ctober Library Hours and Library Acce
    Click here for the Library's Access Policy
Rank this Week: 4230

Mendik Matters

Mendik Matters

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

http://www.mendikmatters.org/
  • Oct 20

    New Court of Appeals Judge Nominated

    New Court of Appeals Judge Nominated
    Governor Andrew Cuomo has nominated Justice Leslie Stein to replace Judge Victoria Graffeo on the New York Court of Appeals. A Democrat, Justice Stein currently sits in the Appellate Division’s Third Department, where she had been…
  • Oct 13

    Haunted Halloween Hunt

    Haunted Halloween Hunt
    Happy Halloween from the Mendik Library! As an early Halloween treat, here’s your opportunity to WIN one of more than a dozen great study aids, texts, and other prizes we’ll be giving away (samples below).…
  • Oct 2

    Quiet, please.

    Quiet, please.
    We are receiving complaints from students who feel that their fellow students are sometimes being too noisy in the Library. Remember that even if you are the type of student who can study well around noise and commotion, not everyone else…
Rank this Week: 2930

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Oct 20

    New Books at the Law Library – October 20, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – October 20, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): E92 .S77 2014 Keith Smith, ed., Strange Visitors: Documents in Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada from 1876 (North York: University of Toronto Press, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K346 .S63 2014 Nick…
  • Oct 8

    Pay for Print

    Pay for Print
    UBC Library has transitioned 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 Print service…
  • Sep 29

    New Books at the Law Library – September 29, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – September 29, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KJE995 .R45 2014 Norbert Reich, General Principles of EU Civil Law (Cambridge: Intersentia, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KZ6385 .M67 2014 James D. Morrow, Order within Anarchy: The Laws of War as an International…
Rank this Week: 4222

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    Stop passing the buck

    Stop passing the buck
    If there is one thing I have learned in the legal business it's that if people took more control over what they did (or didn't do), there would not be so many lawsuits.  I know it's an outdated notion but think about it.  If people…
  • Oct 13

    Scary Storie

    Scary Storie
    By raise of hands, how many out there in blogland have heard of the attorney-client privilege?  How about the doctor-patient privilege? How about the law Librarian-patron privilege?  Haven't heard of that one?  Not surprising…
  • Oct 5

    Fighting for the underdog

    Fighting for the underdog
    Do any of  you out in blogland remember the cartoon Underdog?  I loved that cartoon - Shoeshine Boy, Polly Purebred (because she was pure bred, get it?!) - great characters.  As things happen, I got older and found myself…
Rank this Week: 3043

UB Law Library Blog

UB Law Library Blog

Features news from the UB Law Library.

http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/blog/law
  • Oct 16

    Knock It Off With The Knockoff

    Knock It Off With The Knockoff
    If there is one piece of my wardrobe that I consider a staple, hands down it’s my chucks. If you need to ask what color, clearly you don’t recall my philosophy from the Law Library’s fashion exhibit. Generations have enjoyed…
  • Oct 15

    Participation for Professors & Their Pets Exhibit Needed

    Participation for Professors & Their Pets Exhibit Needed
    The librarians at Lockwood are currently planning an exhibit and we need your help. The exhibit, “Professors and Their Pets” will coincide with this semester’s Stress Relief Days, held at Lockwood and the Health Sciences…
  • Oct 15

    New Tax Collection Available Through HeinOnline

    New Tax Collection Available Through HeinOnline
    From HeinOnline: “The complete archive publication of the Tax Foundation are now available online in HeinOnline. Many of the titles have been long out-of-print, while others are still being published today! More than 980 titles are…
Rank this Week: 4234

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Law library information by Canadian Law Librarian Connie Crosby.

http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 14

    Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: My Chapters Now Available

    Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: My Chapters Now Available
    Earlier this  year I was very pleased to contribute to the book Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: The View from the Inside, edited by Ulla de Stricker and published by IGI Global.The official description from the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2943

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/
  • Oct 14

    Conference - Forbidden Books: Censoring Books and Archive

    Conference - Forbidden Books: Censoring Books and Archive
    Jointly organised by the Institute of English Studies, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies & Senate House Library, Forbidden Books: Censoring Books & Archives will take place on 6-7 November. Its aim is to explore "how published…
  • Sep 29

    A Law Unto Themselves - conversations with legal practitioner

    A Law Unto Themselves - conversations with legal practitioner
    Last month Radio 4 ran this short series (four episodes) in which Helena Kennedy spoke to eminent international lawyers and judges about their lives and careers. Episode 1 - Justice Michael Kirby, the first Australian High Court judge to come…
  • Sep 17

    New look library subject guide

    New look library subject guide
     The library subject guide for Law & Criminology has been revamped, and can be found at:http://www.bbk.ac.uk/lib/subguides/  Particularly recommended for new students wanting to find out about our collections and services.
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VALLTalk

VALLTalk

From the Virginia Association of Law Libraries.

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

    Our Own Section of the Copyright Act: Section 108

    Our Own Section of the Copyright Act: Section 108
    by Paul Hellyer In this third installment of VALL’s copyright column, we’ll take a look at Section 108 of the Copyright Act, which covers copying by libraries and archives. This section made its first appearance in 1976, the last…
  • Oct 7

    Down Memory Lane with Terry Long

    Down Memory Lane with Terry Long
    by Suzanne Corriell   As E. Terry Long celebrates 40 years as an employee of the Commonwealth this October, she also celebrates 30 years with VALL. As a Librarian at the Virginia State Law Library, Terry was one of the founding…
  • Oct 6

    AALL Hackathon

    AALL Hackathon
    by Jennifer Gonzalez  For the 2014 AALL Annual Conference, I was fortunate to attend the first-ever AALL Hackathon. A Hackathon is an event where technology-focused people such as developers and designers meet to collaborate on new…
Rank this Week: 4236

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Oct 6

    Supreme Court denies cert in the same-sex marriage case

    Supreme Court denies cert in the same-sex marriage case
    On the order list for the first day of the term, the Supreme Court denied cert in all seven of the petitions arising from challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage. This includes the 4th Circuit decision concerning the Virginia…
  • Oct 5

    Get Ready for the First Monday in October

    Get Ready for the First Monday in October
    We all know that the U.S. Supreme Court begins a new term on the first Monday in October and this year is no exception. If you’re looking to monitor the Court throughout it’s term, don’t forget to consult the library’s…
  • Oct 3

    Organizing Your Research and Writing with Advanced Zotero Tool

    Organizing Your Research and Writing with Advanced Zotero Tool
    If you use Zotero to help manage your research, you may be interested in two add-ons to the popular citation manager: Multi-Lingual Zotero (MLZ) and Zotfile. MLZ is not just useful for people engaged in foreign and comparative law: it also…
Rank this Week: 3183

New Jersey Law Librarians…

New Jersey Law Librarians Association (NJLLA)

Features New Jersey law library news.

http://njlla.org/blog/
  • Oct 1

    October 2014 Brown Bag Luncheon

    October 2014 Brown Bag Luncheon
    [ October 14, 2014; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. October 22, 2014; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] OCTOBER 2014 BROWN BAG LUNCHEONS Insight from the Trenches – Suggestions and Solutions Since we face similar issues and challenges in our work, we can…
  • Sep 10

    September Meeting: Visit Gann Law Book

    September Meeting: Visit Gann Law Book
    [ September 29, 2014; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] Please join us as we visit the offices of Gann Law Books. Gann is the publisher of the annotated version of the New Jersey Court Rules and other legal treatises focusing on New Jersey and…
  • Aug 1

    AALL Wrap Up

    AALL Wrap Up
    The 2014 American Association of Law Libraries annual meeting has come and gone in San Antonio. It was great to meet up with librarians from all over to network, learn, and come away energized with new ideas for the coming year. Some of the…
Rank this Week: 4593

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/
  • 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 24

    President Obama quotes Brandeis (Sort Of)

    President Obama quotes Brandeis (Sort Of)
    It’s not every day you get a call from the White House. And since it isn’t likely to happen to me again, I figured I might as well write about it here. The incident didn’t end the way I had hoped it would, but at least I got…
  • Aug 31

    2 New Looks at New State Ice Co. v. Liebmann

    2 New Looks at New State Ice Co. v. Liebmann
    A new issue of the Journal of Supreme Court History has come out and as is often the case, that means there is a new article about Louis D. Brandeis. This issue’s (volume 39, number 2) article was written by Jessie Steffan…
Rank this Week: 3373

Regent Law Library

Regent Law Library

Features library and legal news.

http://regentlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    New Guide to 2L and 3L Study Aid

    New Guide to 2L and 3L Study Aid
  • Sep 17

    Featured Resources: Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

    Featured Resources: Associate Justice Antonin Scalia
    Below is a selection of titles authored by or related to Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. These books, and many similar resources, are included in the Law Library's collection.  Scalia dissents : writings of the Supreme Court's…
  • Sep 12

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Brian Huddleston

Brian Huddleston

Covers legal research, legal education and legal scholarship.

http://brianhuddleston.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    Don't Remember that Plot Point

    Don't Remember that Plot Point
    Looking for books on the French law of successions and this came up on Worldcat:I don't remember that part of the movie from when I was a kid. Don't think the professor needs this.
  • Sep 23

    New York Times: One Letter, One Hell of Typo

    New York Times: One Letter, One Hell of Typo
    Reading yesterday’s New York Times - in print - this sentence caught my eye: Wait, why was someone protesting “the Church of Scientology for the Killing of Michael Brown in Fergeson, Mo.” ?Of course, it’s a typo, but a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4164

Elon Law Library

Elon Law Library

Features library news and updates. From Elon University School of Law Library.

http://elonlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 9

    New Library Materials - June through August 2014

    New Library Materials - June through August 2014
    The list of newly acquired library materials from June through August 2014 is now online. Please click here for more information.
  • Jun 16

    New Library Materials - May 2014

    New Library Materials - May 2014
    The list of newly acquired library materials for the month of May 2014 is now online. Please click here for more information.
  • Jun 12

    New Library Materials - April 2014

    New Library Materials - April 2014
    The list of newly acquired library materials for the month of  April 2014 is now online. Please click here for more information.
Rank this Week: 4169

Quo Vadis?

Quo Vadis?

Official blog of the Rutgers School of Law-Camden Law Library, bringing you information on law school and law library news and events, community news, and general reference information.

http://camdenlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 9

    Law360

    Law360
    Rutgers School of Law-Camden students and faculty can now enjoy unlimited access to Law360! In the past, Law360 resources had been accessible through Lexis.com or Lexis Advance; all of those resources are now available through the stand-alone…
  • Sep 9

    Law360

    Law360
    Rutgers School of Law-Camden students and faculty can now enjoy unlimited access to Law360! In the past, Law360 resources had been accessible through Lexis.com or Lexis Advance; all of those resources are now available through the stand-alone…
  • Aug 28

    Getting the Most from your Google Search

    Getting the Most from your Google Search
    Originally posted on RIPS Law Librarian Blog:The 2012 Ross-Blakley Law Library student survey revealed that 57% of the student body at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law begins their research by conducting a Google search.…
Rank this Week: 2670

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • Sep 2

    The New Lexis Advance

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

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

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

    Court Holds West, Lexis Legal Briefs Offering Is Fair Use

    Court Holds West, Lexis Legal Briefs Offering Is Fair Use
    One of the running issues I had been following is the attempt to copyright legal briefs with the intention to gain royalties or prevent others from using them.  The particular case that litigates the issue is White v. West Publishing…
Rank this Week: 3596

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: 4926

Claire's Blog

Claire's Blog

Coves libraries, web and other stuff.

http://clairejoanne.co.uk/
  • Aug 22

    Interesting Things of the Week #201

    Interesting Things of the Week #201
    SmartyPins – google maps + trivia game  A Guide to Little-Known Image Collections with Millions of Free, Hi-Res Images Turn Any YouTube Video Into A GIF By Just Adding “GIF” To The URL What if your library website…
  • Jun 16

    Interesting Things of the Week #200

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

    Interesting Things of the Week #199

    Interesting Things of the Week #199
    The curly fry conundrum: Why social media “likes” say more than you might think - Ted talk Developing an Online First Mentality, Part One: What IS Online First?  CrazyEgg heatmap tracker – just signed up for a free…
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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: 4216

LibraryLaw Blog

LibraryLaw Blog

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

http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/
Rank this Week: 2711