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Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
  • Feb 10

    ‘Steps of court’ settlement was not negligent, court rules – OUT-LAW.com

    ‘Steps of court’ settlement was not negligent, court rules – OUT-LAW.com
    ‘A barrister and firm of solicitors did not act negligently when they advised a client to settle her road traffic accident (RTA) claim after her main witness failed to attend court, the High Court has ruled.’ Full story…
  • Feb 10

    How to resist or enforce possession orders after 6 years – 36 Bedford Row

    How to resist or enforce possession orders after 6 years – 36 Bedford Row
    ‘It is common theme in social housing that landlords who have obtained a possession order (whether outright or suspended) may exercise restraint and not seek to immediately enforce the order by a warrant for execution. Another common…
  • Feb 10

    Cavalier with our Constitution: a Charter too far – UK Human Rights Blog

    Cavalier with our Constitution: a Charter too far – UK Human Rights Blog
    ‘Last week Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, tabled a set of proposals which the government hopes will form the basis of the UK’s renegotiated relationship with the EU, in advance of an in-out referendum.…
Rank this Week: 5

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Feb 9

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Davis v. Montana Patriot, LLC

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Davis v. Montana Patriot, LLC
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – JUSTICE COURT APPEAL DA 15-0331, 2016 MT 32N, CARL E. AND COLLEEN R. DAVIS, Defendants and Appellants, v. MONTANA PATRIOT, LLC, Plaintiff and…
  • Feb 9

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of T.A.D.

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of T.A.D.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – JUVENILE DA 15-0042, 2016 MT 31N, IN THE MATTER OF T.A.D., A Youth.
  • Feb 9

    OPINION: State v. Ballinger

    OPINION: State v. Ballinger
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – DANGEROUS DRUGS DA 15-0544, 2016 MT 30, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. DEAN JASON BALLINGER, Defendant and Appellant.
Rank this Week: 14

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Feb 10

    Colloquia/Workshops (Atlanta, GA)

    Colloquia/Workshops (Atlanta, GA)
    Emory University School of Law Stephen Rushin, University of Alabama School of Law, presents today the paper entitled From Selma to Ferguson: The Voting Rights Act as a Blueprint for Police...
  • Feb 10

    Colloquia/Workshops (Ann Arbor, MI)

    Colloquia/Workshops (Ann Arbor, MI)
    University of Michigan School of Law Lisa Ouellette, Stanford Law School, presents today as part of the Intellectual Property Workshop.
  • Feb 10

    Colloquia/Workshops (Athens, GA)

    Colloquia/Workshops (Athens, GA)
    University of Georgia Law School Camille Gear Rich, USC Gould School of Law, presents today as part of the Faculty Colloquium Series.
Rank this Week: 26

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Feb 9

    IRS Audit – Accounting and Controls Need to be Improved for Excess Collection

    IRS Audit – Accounting and Controls Need to be Improved for Excess Collection
    News release: “Ninety percent of the records in the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Excess Collection File (XSF) represent $4.75 billion in credits to which taxpayers no longer have a legal claim. This is a finding in an audit report…
  • Feb 9

    Executive Order – Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

    Executive Order – Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity
    “By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to enhance cybersecurity awareness and protections at all levels of Government, business, and society, to protect…
  • Feb 9

    President Obama’s new Cybersecurity National Action Plan

    President Obama’s new Cybersecurity National Action Plan
    “What is the President’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP)? It’s the capstone of more than seven years of effort from this administration that takes near-term actions and puts in place a long-term strategy to ensure…
Rank this Week: 28

Law Library Letter

Law Library Letter

Summaries of recent Wyoming Supreme Court decisions and law library information. From the Wyoming State Law Library.

http://wyolawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • May 14

    Summary 2014 WY 62

    Summary 2014 WY 62
    Summary of Decision May 14, 2014Justice Fox delivered the opinion of the Court. Reversed.Case Name: LEEKS CANYON RANCH, LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company; LEEKS CANYON, LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company; ELIZABETH LOCKHART and…
  • May 14

    Summary 2014 WY 61

    Summary 2014 WY 61
    Summary of Decision May 12, 2014Justice Davis delivered the opinion for the court. Affirmed. Case Name: IN THE MATTER OF THE WORKER’S COMPENSATION CLAIM OF: CHRISTINA S. HIRSCH, AN EMPLOYEE OF BORDER FOODS, INC. v. STATE OF WYOMING…
  • May 8

    Summary 2014 WY 60

    Summary 2014 WY 60
    Summary of Decision May 8, 2014Justice Fox delivered the opinion of the Court. Affirmed.Case Name: GILBERT ORTIZ, JR. v. THE STATE OF WYOMINGDocket Number: S-13-0127URL: http://www.courts.state.wy.us/Opinions.aspxAppeal from the District…
Rank this Week: 36

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Mar 1

    Pausing

    Pausing
    There will be a temporary halt to new posts at Legal Informatics Blog until summer 2015, so that I can finish my dissertation. Many thanks for reading, and we’ll see you in a few months.Filed under: Algorithm
  • Feb 25

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie
    Molly K. Land of the University of Connecticut has posted Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologies, forthcoming in The Future of Human Rights Fact-Finding (Philip Alston…
  • Feb 25

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource
    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin was held February 21-22, 2015 in Austin, Texas, USA. The event was organized by the Internet Bar Organization. Video describing the results and winners of the event is available at:…
Rank this Week: 45

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Feb 10

    The new (and much improved) ‘Bluebook’ caught in the copyright cross-hair

    The new (and much improved) ‘Bluebook’ caught in the copyright cross-hair
    “War is brewing over the most boring piece of intellectual property imaginable: the “Bluebook,” the 580-page quasi-authoritative source of proper legal citation formats published by the Harvard Law Review, described by Adam…
  • Feb 10

    Indiana at 200: Carnegie libraries distinguish Indiana’s intellectual landscape

    Indiana at 200: Carnegie libraries distinguish Indiana’s intellectual landscape
    “They are the libraries that Andrew built. In the early 20th century, Andrew Carnegie funded the establishment of public libraries across the United States in an effort to bring the joy of reading and learning – free of charge…
  • Feb 10

    Grab a Book From This Floating Library on Echo Park Lake

    Grab a Book From This Floating Library on Echo Park Lake
    “Visitors to Echo Park Lake know that the space is perfect for soaking in the sun, gazing at beautiful water lilies and — if you’re feeling especially adventurous on any given day — renting a pedal boat to spend…
Rank this Week: 82

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Feb 7

    Head of School Bookshelf, Winter, 2016 Edition

    Head of School Bookshelf, Winter, 2016 Edition
    For the cozy Sundays in New England, with snow lying all around (as it is this morning in Andover, MA), here’s the line-up of books I have put out on the Head of School bookshelf for faculty at Phillips Academy: … Continue…
  • Sep 30

    Introduction of George H.W. Bush at All School Meeting, Phillips Academy

    Introduction of George H.W. Bush at All School Meeting, Phillips Academy
    This morning, President George H.W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush surprised our student body by joining us for All School Meeting in Cochran Chapel at Phillips Academy.  The All School Meeting featured Mary Kate Cary and the film she…
  • Sep 23

    Head of School Bookshelf, Fiction Edition, Fall, 2015

    Head of School Bookshelf, Fiction Edition, Fall, 2015
    A few times a year, I share a booklist with the Phillips Academy faculty and offer up copies of the selections on a bookshelf outside my office.  I’m going with an all-fiction Head of School bookshelf for Fall, 2015. Last ……
Rank this Week: 76

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 10

    Documentary Discovery: How It Should Look

    Documentary Discovery: How It Should Look
    A litigation culture has arisen in this province over the last three decades which extols creating and litigating peripheral procedural disputes, instead of moving towards the timely adjudication of disputes on their merits. That culture now…
  • Feb 10

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Stuart Budd & Sons Limited…
  • Feb 10

    Podcasting as Commentary

    Podcasting as Commentary
    Up to a few months ago, I didn’t know much about WWI. I did certainly know more than the characters in Friends, but, like most, I knew considerably less on this conflict than on the other world war. To be fair to me, I had a reasonable…
Rank this Week: 252

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library…

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library Blog

Features legal news and research guides. From Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

http://lawlibrary.case.edu/blog
  • Nov 9

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk
    The Case Western Reserve Law Review has put a lot of really solid work into the typesetting and page layout of their journal. Besides some real benefits for their operation in the pre-production process, this reformatting makes the Law Review…
  • Nov 8

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction
    The votes are still being counted in 27 states as of 5pm. However, the election has been called and President Barack Obama will serve an additional four years as President.
  • Nov 5

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction
    Last Tuesday I posted the information from four election map sites. I have posted at the end of this blog the information from today for those same sites. Not surprisingly, not one of the maps has gone completely unchanged.
Rank this Week: 169

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 263

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Feb 10

    Open Source Bluebook (?)

    Open Source Bluebook (?)
    New York University Professor Christopher Sprigman is on a mission to make the Bluebook more accessible to more people. He’s created an open source version called Baby Blue. Not surprisingly, Bluebook editors are claiming copyright…
  • Feb 9

    2017 Presidential Budget now available

    2017 Presidential Budget now available
    The Presidential budget for 2017 was recently released on Govinfo.gov, the new platform for all info from the U.S. Government Publishing Office. The full report is available to download as a PDF.  Analytical Perspectives and the…
  • Feb 3

    New E-Journal Finder

    New E-Journal Finder
    Various databases that Georgetown subscribes to may offer the journal you are looking for — so how do you find the one that does? Or the one that does that offers coverage of the year for the article you are looking for?…
Rank this Week: 370

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Supreme Court of Canada Hearings Calendar for February 2016

    Supreme Court of Canada Hearings Calendar for February 2016
    The Supreme Court of Canada has published its calendar of appeal hearings for November 2015. To find out more about any particular case, the Court's website has a section that allows users to find docket information, case summaries as…
  • Feb 8

    BC Law Institute Starts Project on Cost Effective Ways of Hiring Lawyer

    BC Law Institute Starts Project on Cost Effective Ways of Hiring Lawyer
    The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) has started a Financing Litigation Legal Research Project to examine "a myriad of new, upcoming, and unconventional ways to hire lawyers for cost-effective representation, rather than relying on the…
  • Feb 4

    Interview With Law Library of Congress Rare Book Cataloguer Anna Bryan

    Interview With Law Library of Congress Rare Book Cataloguer Anna Bryan
    In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, has been running an interview series featuring members of the library staff. The series started in late October 2010.The most recent interview is with Anna Bryan, Rare…
Rank this Week: 631

Mendik Matters

Mendik Matters

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

http://www.mendikmatters.org/
  • Feb 9

    Find Love in the Library

    Find Love in the Library
    As an early Valentine’s Day treat the Mendik Library once again offers this easy opportunity to WIN great study aids, texts, Starbucks gift cards, NYLS t-shirts, Lexis points, and other prizes (including a personally inscribed…
  • Feb 3

    The Natural Born Citizen

    The Natural Born Citizen
    There’s been a lot of debate lately about the citizenship of presidential candidates and the constitutional requirement that only a “natural born Citizen” is eligible for the Office of President.  You can find the…
  • Jan 27

    Group Study Room Policy

    Group Study Room Policy
    Please remember the policy governing the Mendik Library’s Group Study Rooms: Group study rooms are for groups of students to work on academic tasks.  A study group consists of two or more students, conversing in a normal tone of…
Rank this Week: 342

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Feb 9

    Animals on Trial: Formal Legal Proceedings, Criminal Acts, and Torts of Animal

    Animals on Trial: Formal Legal Proceedings, Criminal Acts, and Torts of Animal
    Trial of a Sow and Pigs at Lavegny, from The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the Calendar, Including Anecdote, Biography, & History, Curiosities of Literature and Oddities of Human Life and Character,…
  • Feb 8

    Transition from the Lunar Calendar to the Western Calendar Under Chinese Law

    Transition from the Lunar Calendar to the Western Calendar Under Chinese Law
    Today is the New Year’s Day on the Chinese lunar calendar (阴历, also known as the “rural calendar” (农历)). As explained in my previous blog post, Happy Lunar New Year!, the New Year’s Day…
  • Feb 5

    Not Another Baseball Post – Pic of the Week

    Not Another Baseball Post – Pic of the Week
    For today’s Pic of the Week, the blog team asked me to do something in honor of the Super Bowl this Sunday (as if writing about baseball meant I’d enjoy doing a football post instead!). So I went into our catalog and tried to find…
Rank this Week: 466

Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Covers legal news and information about the library.

http://vlslibrary.wordpress.com
  • Feb 8

    National Survey of State Laws now available on HeinOnline!

    National Survey of State Laws now available on HeinOnline!
    Previous only available in print in the reference collection, now available both in print and on HeinOnline, National Survey of State Laws is an indispensable reference work provides an overall view of some of the most-asked about and…
  • Jan 20

    Library Instagram Contest – Show us what you love about our Library!

    Library Instagram Contest – Show us what you love about our Library!
    We know you love our library. So do we! Started last year, we created a library Instagram account to showcase our library’s happenings and services. Over there, you will see pictures and posts about the events we sponsored at the…
  • Jan 8

    Happy New Year and What’s New in the Library?

    Happy New Year and What’s New in the Library?
    Hope everyone had an enjoyable winter break. We the librarians are always exploring new research resources for various needs. Often we get questions like “I need statistics on…, where should I look?”. Beginning this year,…
Rank this Week: 628

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/rare-books
  • Feb 8

    New on the shelves: an ornate dissertation

    New on the shelves: an ornate dissertation
    Modern academic dissertations are typically rather dull visually, consisting almost entirely of typescript. In early modern Europe, however, dissertations could be quite ornate. The Rare Book Collection recently acquired one of these, a 1692…
  • Feb 1

    New Yale Law Library exhibit: "Free Tom Mooney!"

    New Yale Law Library exhibit: "Free Tom Mooney!"
    A hundred years ago, a bomb explosion was the pretext that San Francisco authorities needed to prosecute the militant left-wing labor organizer Tom Mooney on trumped-up murder charges. Mooney’s false conviction set off a 22-year…
  • Jan 13

    New on the shelves: Venetian decree

    New on the shelves: Venetian decree
    Cataloging is now complete on a significant addition to our Italian statute collection: two bound volumes containing 204 Venetian “Parte Presas”, dating from 1574 to 1655. A “parte presa” is an individual decree issued…
Rank this Week: 588

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Covers library legal issues, legal information sources, and notices for the Harvard Law community. From the law librarians of Harvard Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
Rank this Week: 486

National Indian Law Library --…

National Indian Law Library -- News

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

http://nilllibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/05

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 2/05
    U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2016cta.htmlHayes v. Delbert Services Corp. (Payday Loans - Debt Collection) U.S. Federal Trial Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2016dct.htmlWright…
  • Jan 29

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/29

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/29
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2015-2016update.htmlPetition for certiorari in White v. Regents of the University of California, et al. (Federal Rules of Civil Procedure - "Required Party") was denied on…
  • Jan 25

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/25

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 1/25
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2015-2016update.html Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. U.S. (Limitation of Actions) was decided on 1/25/16.
Rank this Week: 541

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

From the librarians of the Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    Hall of Justice, new database of criminal justice across the U.S.

    Hall of Justice, new database of criminal justice across the U.S.
    A new database called "Hall of Justice" was announced today by the Sunlight Foundation. According to the announcement, "Hall of Justice is a robust, searchable inventory of publicly available criminal justice datasets and research. While not…
  • Feb 5

    GPO Launches Beta of govinfo.gov, eventually to replace FDsy

    GPO Launches Beta of govinfo.gov, eventually to replace FDsy
    The Government Publishing Office has announced the beta launch of govinfo.gov, a new platform for federal government information that will eventually replace FDsys, GPO’s current digital archive, in 2017. According to the…
  • Feb 4

    Task Force on Federal Corrections issues sweeping report

    Task Force on Federal Corrections issues sweeping report
    The Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections has issued a Report titled "Transforming Prisons, Restoring Lives" (132 p. pdf) that makes a set of recommendations to reform the federal justice system, enhance public safety, and save the…
Rank this Week: 596

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Feb 4

    Start your legal research with Jenkins' Resource Guide

    Start your legal research with Jenkins' Resource Guide
    Do you need help finding a place to start your legal research? Check out Jenkins' Resource Guides. Compiled by Jenkins' Reference Librarians, these guides highlight the sources available to Jenkins' members in the library and remotely on your…
  • Jan 28

    Jenkins' Research Tip: Prime Rate for 2016

    Jenkins' Research Tip: Prime Rate for 2016
    According to Pa.R.C.P. 238, the calculation of damages for delay is based upon the prime rate in the first edition of the Wall Street Journal for a particular year (see Pa.R.C.P. 238 for more detail on how rate is calculated).  A…
  • Jan 21

    Jenkins' On Your Desktop: First Series of the Regional Reporters on LLMC Digital

    Jenkins' On Your Desktop: First Series of the Regional Reporters on LLMC Digital
    LLMC Digital is a great member resource for historical materials. Their "Special Focus Collections" contain a variety of periodicals, reporters, and other legal reference materials. These include the first series of the Regional Reporters,…
Rank this Week: 575

ThomChat

ThomChat

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library Blog

http://tjsllibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jan 29

    Bluebook Trainings Offered This Semester

    Bluebook Trainings Offered This Semester
    The training provides an overview of The Bluebook and citation rules. Specifically: Introduction/structure of The Bluebook; Tabbing The Bluebook; Elements of basic citation form, rules, and exercises; Use of introductory signals and short…
  • Jan 4

    New Year, New Law

    New Year, New Law
    New Year, New Laws, by Sara Randazzo and Max Rust From coast to coast in 2016, new laws are going into effect regulating everything from where guns can be carried to how children are immunized. More than a dozen states … Continue…
  • Dec 9

    Yale Finds Error in Legal Stylebook: Harvard Did Not Create It

    Yale Finds Error in Legal Stylebook: Harvard Did Not Create It
    Having some trouble with The Bluebook? You are not alone! Our reference librarians are always available and happy to help you with navigating The Bluebook. Yale Finds Error in Legal Stylebook: Harvard Did Not Create It by The…
Rank this Week: 630

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Jan 29

    Should you #DeleteAcademiaEdu?

    Should you #DeleteAcademiaEdu?
    [ Note: Many readers of this blog have probably heard by now that Kevin Smith, who has been the primary author here, will soon be leaving Duke to be the Dean of Libraries at the University of Kansas. We do intend to keep the blog going, and…
  • Jan 6

    Copyright MOOCs, new and refreshed

    Copyright MOOCs, new and refreshed
    When my colleagues Anne Gilliland and Lisa Macklin and I released our first Coursera MOOC about copyright, called Copyright for Educators and Librarians, we were very pleased with the reaction.  Although our enrollment for that first…
  • Dec 15

    Rebels in the Campus Bookstore

    Rebels in the Campus Bookstore
    A guest post by Will Cross, Director of Copyright and Digital Scholarship at North Carolina State University As the semester winds down most normal people are sweating through final projects, scheduling visits with family and friends, or…
Rank this Week: 313

ZiefBrief

ZiefBrief

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

http://ziefbrief.typepad.com/ziefbrief/
  • Jan 20

    Lexis Refresher Sessions: 30 Minutes to a Better Memo

    Lexis Refresher Sessions: 30 Minutes to a Better Memo
    Lexis representative Teal Taylor will be offering three on-campus training sessions, which will cover research skills such as secondary sources, Terms & Connectors searching, and starting research with a statute. To sign up, visit the…
  • Jan 5

    Prof. Magee Authors Midfullness Article in ABA Journal

    Prof. Magee Authors Midfullness Article in ABA Journal
    USF Law Professor Rhonda Magee has an article in the January 2016 issue of the ABA Journal titled Life Experience And Cognitive Science Deepen The Case For Mindfulness In The Law (Click here to open a copy of the full...
  • Jan 4

    Happy 2016! - Law Library Hours Week of Jan 4-10

    Happy 2016! - Law Library Hours Week of Jan 4-10
    We're open, but will be operating with limited hours during the first week of January. Our regular hours resume on the first day of classes, January 11.
Rank this Week: 374

Collection Development Blog

Collection Development Blog

Covers legal news and resources. By the Servies Collection Development Department of the Hong Kong University Library.

http://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cdblog
  • Dec 9

    HeinOnline ScholarCheck

    HeinOnline ScholarCheck
      ScholarCheck is a useful tool for viewing journal articles that have a heavy influence on the subject being researched in HeinOnline. It analyzes articles most cited by other articles and most accessed during a rolling 12-month period.…
  • Dec 7

    Scheduled System Maintenance on Wisers’ Service Platforms 19 Dec 2015

    Scheduled System Maintenance on Wisers’ Service Platforms 19 Dec 2015
    Please be informed that a system maintenance will be scheduled on Saturday, 19 Dec 2015 from 18:00 to 23:59 (Hong Kong Time GMT+8).  During this period, all services will be temporarily unavailable.  The services will be resumed to…
  • Dec 6

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (A)

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (A)
    Selected Law Journals: Table of Contents This list covers top ranked (A or A*) law journals selected from the ARC (Australian Research Council) ranked journal list and Asian law related journals of interest to the HKU community. Table of…
Rank this Week: 546

Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

Offers news items and resources relating to trial advocacy, with a focus on Washington State. By Mary Whisner.

http://trialadnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration
    The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences (2014), packed with research and analysis from social scientists and policy experts, is available as a free PDF from the National Academies Press.This…
  • Apr 9

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense
    This interesting paper was recently posted on SSRN:Jennifer E. Laurin, Gideon by the Numbers: The Emergence of Evidence-Based Practice in Indigent Defense,  Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming 2015Abstract: A widespread…
  • Apr 3

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded
    Interesting case from New York: Joel Stashenko, Conviction Reversed as Expert Barred from Testifying, N.Y.L.J., April 3, 2015.The case is People v. McCullough, 11-01614 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., App. Div. March 27, 2015), link to court website
Rank this Week: 552

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: 610

Biddleblog

Biddleblog

Shares the latest news and events at Biddle and legal research tips. By the librarians of the Biddle Law Library and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

https://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/library/
  • Mar 19

    Extra! Extra! NYTimes.com Access for Penn Law!

    Extra! Extra! NYTimes.com Access for Penn Law!
    Penn Law faculty, current students, and staff now have online access to the New York Times at NYTimes.com and through smartphone apps. Registration is required.
  • Mar 12

    Highlighted Archives Collection: The Penn Law Review

    Highlighted Archives Collection: The Penn Law Review
    A look at the Penn Law Archives collection of the oldest continuously published law journal in the United States…
  • Mar 5

    New Library Acquisitions: February 2014

    New Library Acquisitions: February 2014
    Biddle Law Library continues to acquire new print and electronic titles.Take a look at our recent acquisitions!
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Law Library of Congress: Global…

Law Library of Congress: Global Legal Monitor

Covers legal news and developments worldwide. By the Law Library of Congress.

http://www.loc.gov/law/
  • Nov 19

    United Arab Emirates: New Law Imposes Sanctions on Online Demands for Regime Change

    United Arab Emirates: New Law Imposes Sanctions on Online Demands for Regime Change
    Communications and electronic information - On November 13, 2012, the United Arab Emirates amended Federal Law 2-2006 on electronic crimes. The amended legislation includes provisions that punish anyone convicted of using digital means to…
  • Nov 15

    France: Approval of Same-Sex Marriage Draft Law

    France: Approval of Same-Sex Marriage Draft Law
    Family - France's Council of Ministers (Conseil des Ministres, Cabinet) approved a draft law on November 7, 2012, that legalizes marriage for same-sex couples. The proposal gives such couples the rights usually assigned to marriage, as... The…
  • Nov 9

    Egypt: Government Decides to Postpone Implementation of Real Property Tax Law

    Egypt: Government Decides to Postpone Implementation of Real Property Tax Law
    Taxation - On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers…
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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…
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AALL Spectrum Blog

AALL Spectrum Blog

A place for law librarians to discuss AALL Spectrum articles and their profession

http://aallspectrum.wordpress.com
  • Jun 15

    AALL Spectrum blog has moved

    AALL Spectrum blog has moved
    The AALL Spectrum blog has moved to inside AALLNET, http://www.aallnet.org/blogs/spectrum-blog. Within AALLNET it should be more readily found by AALL members yet still viewable my non-members.  All the archived content will remain on this…
  • Jun 15

    AALL Spectrum blog has moved

    AALL Spectrum blog has moved
    The AALL Spectrum blog has moved to inside AALLNET, http://www.aallnet.org/blogs/spectrum-blog. Within AALLNET it should be more readily found by AALL members yet still viewable my non-members.  All the archived content will remain on…
  • Jun 6

    The Value of Law Librarian

    The Value of Law Librarian
    Law librarians know the value of law librarians, even when they struggle to articulate that value to others. It pleases us when someone aptly describes what we do; and it satisfies even more when that praise comes from a user. One such…
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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/
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Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

Covers research, books and library news. From the Charlotte School of Law library team.

http://charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Feb 10

    Did You Know?

    Did You Know?
  • Feb 9

    The History of Black History Month

    The History of Black History Month
    Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made to American history and recognizes the struggle for freedom and equality. Historian and former Dean of Howard…
  • Feb 8

    Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — February 8, 2016

    Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — February 8, 2016
    What a Million Syllabuses Can Teach Us Over the past two years, we and our partners at the Open Syllabus Project (based at the American Assembly at Columbia) have collected more than a million syllabuses from university websites. We have…
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The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    Introducing the BIALL Student Award

    Introducing the BIALL Student Award
    Are you currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of a CILIP/LAI accredited LIS course? You may be interested in the BIALL Student Award. We are looking for dissertations or substantial items of coursework on a topic relating to law…
  • Feb 9

    SLG Supplier Forum 2016

    SLG Supplier Forum 2016
    The BIALL Supplier Liaison Group (SLG) is due to hold its Supplier Forum on 17 February 2016.  SLG would love to hear from BIALL members regarding any key themes or issues that you would like raised with the supplier representatives…
  • Feb 8

    CLSIG, SLA Europe and BIALL Graduate Open Day 2016

    CLSIG, SLA Europe and BIALL Graduate Open Day 2016
    The annual BIALL, CLSIG and SLA Europe Graduate Open Day will be taking place on Wednesday 6th April 2016 at CILIP for all library and information students, trainees and new professionals. As usual there will be speakers from a wide variety…
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Pace Law Library Blog

Pace Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, environmental law, immigration law, international law, law and technology, as well as special posts for law students, legal research and writing, and professional responsibility.

http://library.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Feb 9

    Congratulations to the 2016 Pace Jessup Team!

    Congratulations to the 2016 Pace Jessup Team!
    Our congratulations go to the 2016 Pace Jessup Team that competed in the 57th annual Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition Northeast Regional Round. The team competed on February 5-6, 2016 in New York City at Shearman &…
  • Feb 4

    Black History Month @Pace Law Library

    Black History Month @Pace Law Library
    As we mark 40th year of National African American History Month, let us reflect on the sacrifices and contributions made by generations of African Americans, and let us resolve to continue our march toward a day when every person knows the…
  • Feb 2

    The Uniform Bar Exam Comes to New York in July

    The Uniform Bar Exam Comes to New York in July
    The Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) becomes a reality for New York bar takers in July 2016. The UBE is a two day exam, administered twice a year on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July. The UBE is developed by the National…
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CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Feb 9

    Trial Team Needs Volunteer Witnesse

    Trial Team Needs Volunteer Witnesse
    Have you ever wondered how to support the best Trial Team in Cleveland without donating money? Well you’re in luck! C|M|Law’s trial team is looking for volunteers to be witnesses to borrow a few friends to prepare for TYLA…
  • Feb 8

    Bloomberg Law Refresher Research Certificate Seminar Tomorrow

    Bloomberg Law Refresher Research Certificate Seminar Tomorrow
    The Bloomberg Law Refresher Research Certificate Seminar is tomorrow, February 8nd, 4:50pm-5:50pm, in Law Library Room A059.   Here are key points about the Law Library Research Certificate Seminars this Spring 2016 semester: You do not…
  • Feb 8

    Print Statutory Text Only in Westlaw

    Print Statutory Text Only in Westlaw
    As you know, the annotated statutes that you pull up in Westlaw may come with  pages and pages of references and annotations. While these research enhancements are useful, sometimes you just want the plain text of the statute. Save time…
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Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

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

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Library Closed for Presidents' Day

    Library Closed for Presidents' Day
    Gallagher Law Library will be closed to the public this upcoming Monday, February 15, for the Presidents' Day Holiday. The Reference Office will also be closed. The Library will reopen per our usual schedule on Tuesday at 8:00 am.More…
  • Feb 3

    Low-income Washingtonians Need Legal Help

    Low-income Washingtonians Need Legal Help
    This fall the state Office of Civil Legal Aid published a new report (commissioned by the Supreme Court and prepared by a team at WSU) describing the frequency and type of legal needs of low-income state residents: 2015 Washington State Civil…
  • Jan 28

    Data Privacy Day

    Data Privacy Day
    Today is Data Privacy Day. According to Wikipedia, it began in Europe, with the Council of Europe's Data Protection Day. The date was chosen to mark the anniversary of the Council of Europe's Convention for the Protection of Individuals with…
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Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Feb 9

    New Books at the Law Library – February 9, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – February 9, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KD1752 .A5 2015 Geraldine Mary Andrews & Richard Millett, Law of Guarantees, 7th ed. (London: Sweet & Maxwell/Thomson Reuters, 2015). LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KD7512 .S79 2015 Charles…
  • Feb 1

    New Books at the Law Library – February 1, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – February 1, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE8440 .D44 2015 Ronald Joseph Delisle et al., Evidence: Principles and Problems, 11th ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2015). LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KD7177 .B8 2016 Edward Bullen et al. , Bullen…
  • Jan 25

    New Books at the Law Library – January 25, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – January 25, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE602 .P39 2015 Julien D. Payne, Marilyn A. Payne, Child Support Guidelines in Canada, 2015 (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2015). Online access: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/ubc/docDetail.action?docID=11092599 LAW LIBRARY level 3:…
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Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • Feb 9

    RIP Westlaw Classic and WestlawNext

    RIP Westlaw Classic and WestlawNext
    Earlier this month Thomson Reuters announced that WestlawNext has been renamed Thomson Reuters Westlaw “in light of Westlaw Classic’s retirement.” Hat tip to LLB readers who called the name change announcement to my…
  • Feb 4

    Good old fashioned WEXIS competition

    Good old fashioned WEXIS competition
    Just in case you haven’t noticed, the tab and sidebar war has returned for our very expensive legal search vendors. Without the branding could you tell which is WestlawNext and which is Lexis Advance? Ok, the key number symbol gives it…
  • Feb 2

    Commercializing AI: TR’s Watson Initiative to launch global financial regulation product by year’s end

    Commercializing AI: TR’s Watson Initiative to launch global financial regulation product by year’s end
    Among several other product announcements, Thomson Reuters Legal recently disclosed that it will release in beta the first legal product using Watson’s cognitive computing technologies by year’s end. On Dewey B…
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Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

Features library news and information. From the College of Law of England and Wales.

http://guildfordlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Feb 9

    How to navigate around Chitty on Westlaw

    How to navigate around Chitty on Westlaw
    Westlaw Chitty – How to search Chitty online 2016 Trying to view more than one paragraph at a time when searching Chitty on Westlaw? Click on the link above that shows you how to navigate and search Chitty effectively…
  • Dec 18

    Library and LRC Christmas Opening Hour

    Library and LRC Christmas Opening Hour
    From Mon 21st – Wed 23rd Dec: The Library and IT Rooms will close early at 6pm  Thurs 24th Dec – Sun 3rd Jan:  CLOSED Normal opening hours will resume from Mon 4th Jan. (8.30am – 10pm)
  • Dec 18

    Library and LRC Christmas Opening Hour

    Library and LRC Christmas Opening Hour
    The Library and LRC IT Rooms will be open on Sat 19th and Sun 20th Dec from 8.30am – 10pm. The Library will be staffed from 12pm – 4pm on both days. Mon 21st – Wed 23rd Dec: Early closure at 6pm…
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The Reporter

The Reporter

Covers legal research. By the Texas Tech Law Library.

https://texastechlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Feb 8

    Need Help with a Research Assignment? Chat With A Librarian!

    Need Help with a Research Assignment? Chat With A Librarian!
    Are you having trouble formulating a research strategy? Not sure what resources to use? Wondering what are the reference or …Continue reading →
  • Feb 3

    CALI Lesson

    CALI Lesson
    During the course of the semester, you may want to take advantage of CALI lessons to help you prepare for …Continue reading →
  • Feb 1

    Laptops in the Classroom

    Laptops in the Classroom
    The most recent in a string of articles discussing the effects of laptops in the classroom was recently published in …Continue reading →
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University of New Hampshire School…

University of New Hampshire School of Law Library Blog

Provides law library news.

http://library.law.unh.edu/blog
  • Feb 8

    Feb 8th: Law Library Closing at 3:00pm

    Feb 8th: Law Library Closing at 3:00pm
    The Law Library, with the rest of UNH Law, is closing today at 3:00pm. We are scheduled to open tomorrow morning at 8:00am. 
  • Feb 4

    Marking Passages, Preserving the Past : Throwback Thursday

    Marking Passages, Preserving the Past : Throwback Thursday
    Happy Thursday, everyone!  As the first installment of our new Throwback Thursdays section of the University of New Hampshire School of Law Archives, I thought I'd start with a riddle of sorts.  The photos below were taken quite a…
  • Feb 3

    Introducing the Gire Archive at UNH Law Library

    Introducing the Gire Archive at UNH Law Library
    Introducing the Gire Archive at UNH Law Library read more
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Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    Tomaaato, Tomahto

    Tomaaato, Tomahto
    In today's news, we read where SCOTUS Chief Justice John Roberts sold upwards of $500,000 of Microsoft stock shortly before the SCOTUS agreed to hear a case involving Microsoft.  The champion of the Constitution (unless he's ruling on…
  • Feb 1

    Word of the Month for February 2016: Domestic Violence

    Word of the Month for February 2016: Domestic Violence
    For the record, during the months of November through January, the legal world, for the most part, slows down.  For the most part.  Today, we've had three domestic violence cases come through out doors and one of them involved a guy…
  • Jan 25

    Tell Me A Story

    Tell Me A Story
    The other day I had an attorney come up to me and asked if I would be a soundboard.  Seems attorney was going into trial in a day, or so, and needed some critique on their opening statement to the jury.45 mintues later, my brain had…
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3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Teaching Technology: Deans’ Roundtable at Tech Show

    Teaching Technology: Deans’ Roundtable at Tech Show
    [NOTE: Please welcome guest blogger, Michael J. Robak, Associate Director/Director of Information Technologies, Leon E. Bloch Law Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City.] This year’s ABA Tech Show is from March…
  • Jan 28

    The Rise of the Tech-Savvy Unicorn...err...Laywer

    The Rise of the Tech-Savvy Unicorn...err...Laywer
    I received multiple forwards of this article entitled "The Rise of the Tech-Savvy Lawyer." Apparently, I can't just enjoy things anymore. I thought it was a good article. I found much in it that I liked. A properly balanced individual…
  • Jan 12

    In the Age of Google, Law Librarians Manage Your Time, People, and Money

    In the Age of Google, Law Librarians Manage Your Time, People, and Money
    image [cc] Alex Proimos I saw mentioning of The Wall Street Journal opinion piece by Steve Barker, “In the Age of Google, Librarians Get Shelved,” this weekend, but didn’t actually read it until this morning. I found the…
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Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

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

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • Feb 8

    Lexis Advance Quicklaw webinar

    Lexis Advance Quicklaw webinar
    The library has organized a Lexis Advance Quicklaw webinar on Wednesday February 17th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Here are some of the new features and functionality that will be highlighted in the webinar: Learn to search the broadest…
  • Feb 8

    Human Rights Law research guide

    Human Rights Law research guide
    New! We’ve added a Human Rights Law research guide to our Research Guides page. Use this guide as a starting point when researching Canadian, American, European and International human rights law.
  • Feb 8

    Recent Acquisitions, February 1 – February 8, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, February 1 – February 8, 2016
    0 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library: Some books have cover images provided by Google. All other data © Osgoode Hall Law School.
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