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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/
Rank this Week: 3

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
  • Aug 26

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Weller v. State

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Weller v. State
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – POSTCONVICTION DA 13-0823, 2014 MT 233N, SHAWN HOWARD WELLER, Petitioner and Appellant, v. STATE OF MONTANA, Respondent and Appellee.
  • Aug 26

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Weller v. State

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Weller v. State
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – POSTCONVICTION DA 13-0823, 2014 MT 233N, SHAWN HOWARD WELLER, Petitioner and Appellant, v. STATE OF MONTANA, Respondent and Appellee.
  • Aug 26

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Miller v. Kirkegard

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Miller v. Kirkegard
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DAMAGES DA 14-0232, 2014 MT 232N, JOHN O. MILLER, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. LEROY KIRKEGARD, BILLIE REICH and KRISTY COBBAN, Defendants and…
Rank this Week: 17

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Aug 29

    World Water Week Seeks Solutions to Water and Energy Challenge

    World Water Week Seeks Solutions to Water and Energy Challenge
    World Bank: “Water is needed in almost all energy generation processes. At the same time, the water sector needs energy to extract, treat and transport water. These inextricable connections between water and energy – and how best…
  • Aug 29

    The Troubled State of America’s Nursing Home

    The Troubled State of America’s Nursing Home
    Moran, Albert, The Troubled State of America’s Nursing Homes (August 24, 2014). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2488514 “Even the most cursory search of news coverage involving nursing homes reveals…
  • Aug 29

    Collections of Distinction: Ice Cream Parlors, Gandy Dancers, Ragga and More

    Collections of Distinction: Ice Cream Parlors, Gandy Dancers, Ragga and More
    Via OCLC, Collections of Distinction: Ice Cream Parlors, Gandy Dancers, Ragga and More: “This grouping of preeminent collections represents just a sample of the unique resources available in public libraries. These rich and…
Rank this Week: 42

Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

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

http://guildfordlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jun 20

    Summer Vacation Opening Hours for the Library and LRC IT Room

    Summer Vacation Opening Hours for the Library and LRC IT Room
    Until Sunday 27 July, the Library and LRC IT Rooms will be open as normal (8.30am – 10.00pm on weekdays, 8.30am until 6.00pm at weekends.) From Monday 28 July to Friday 12 September, the following opening times will apply: LIBRARY…
  • Jun 20

    Library computer system upgrade

    Library computer system upgrade
    To allow for an upgrade to the University’s Library computer system, online access to the library catalogue and to library accounts will be unavailable from the end of Tuesday 24 June until Thursday 26 June. The library’s…
  • May 14

    Westlaw Student Associate 2014/2015

    Westlaw Student Associate 2014/2015
    Applications for the post of Westlaw Student Associate 2014/15 are welcome from current GDL or final-year LLB students. The closing date for applications is 23rd May.  Please click on the link below for further details.  If you…
Rank this Week: 48

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
  • Aug 27

    Read Brill’s most downloaded journal articles in Middle East & Islamic Studie

    Read Brill’s most downloaded journal articles in Middle East & Islamic Studie
    Read Brill’s most downloaded articles from Q2 2014 in the subject area of Middle East & Islamic Studies These articles are freely available until 31 October 2014! Discourses of the 2011 Arab Revolutions Author: Ken Seigneurie…
  • Aug 6

    Wiley Online Library Site Maintenance Notice Aug 9, 2014

    Wiley Online Library Site Maintenance Notice Aug 9, 2014
    There will be a scheduled maintenance for Wiley Online Library and The Cochrane Library at 17:00 Hong Kong time for up to 4 hours on Aug 9, 2014. Access to both sites will be disrupted during this period. addthis_url =…
  • Jul 31

    The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and Psychiatrist.com unavailable starting 4 August, 2014

    The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and Psychiatrist.com unavailable starting 4 August, 2014
    Starting August 4, the websites of The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and Psychiatrist.com will begin migrating to another platform. This migration process may take a few days to complete and the site will be unavailable during this time. The…
Rank this Week: 68

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
  • Aug 27

    Aug. 27 Colloquia/Workshop

    Aug. 27 Colloquia/Workshop
    Emory University School of Law Urska Velikonja (Emory University School of Law) presents Public Compensation for Private Harm: Evidence from the SEC’s Fair Fund Distributions – paper available here
  • Aug 22

    CFP: The New Era in Gaming Law – Highland Heights, KY

    CFP: The New Era in Gaming Law – Highland Heights, KY
    The Northern Kentucky Law Review and NKU Chase College of Law seek submissions for their symposium, “The New Era in Gaming Law,” on March 20, 2015. The transnational character of gaming has generated difficult legal questions…
  • Aug 22

    CFP: The New Era in Gaming Law – Highland Heights, KY

    CFP: The New Era in Gaming Law – Highland Heights, KY
    The Northern Kentucky Law Review and NKU Chase College of Law seek submissions for their symposium, “The New Era in Gaming Law,” on March 20, 2015. The transnational character of gaming has generated difficult legal questions…
Rank this Week: 98

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 29

    The Friday Fillip: Shoes That Talk

    The Friday Fillip: Shoes That Talk
    Now, if shoes could tell where they’ve been When you say you’ve been visiting a friend Ain’t you glad? Hey hey hey, ain’t you glad? But ain’t you glad, glad that shoes don’t talk? Ry Cooder, “If…
  • Aug 29

    Best of Breed v. Integrated v. Piecemeal v. Outsider

    Best of Breed v. Integrated v. Piecemeal v. Outsider
    Just as the business of law is at the start of a revolution, the platforms supporting firms, Practice Management Systems (PMS), are facing similar challenges. There are the traditional PMS brands that have been around for decades, and others…
  • Aug 28

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Dodek on the Death of Legal Icon Heenan Blaikie

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Dodek on the Death of Legal Icon Heenan Blaikie
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
Rank this Week: 105

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Aug 28

    Federal Circuit Court Oral Argument Feed

    Federal Circuit Court Oral Argument Feed
    A Fastcase blog post alerts us to this high cool-factor federal circuit court oral argument feed: Arguments: An index of oral arguments from federal courts, updated every 15 minutes. Fastcase blog homepage.
  • Aug 28

    Mandatory eFiling for Oregon Attorneys, December 1, 2014

    Mandatory eFiling for Oregon Attorneys, December 1, 2014
    Excerpt from the CJ announcement (link from Oregon LPM blog): “Mandatory eFiling Plan for Attorneys Filing in Oregon State Courts Chief Justice Thomas A. Balmer, Oregon Supreme Court, has approved a plan for the move to a mandatory…
  • Aug 28

    PI Buzz Skip-Tracing Tips: Yelp & Craig’s List

    PI Buzz Skip-Tracing Tips: Yelp & Craig’s List
    PI Buzz is always worth reading. The latest tips include these: Background People Using Yelp How do I search Craig’s List
Rank this Week: 113

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, information technology and news for law librarians. By David Badertscher.

http://www.criminallawlibraryblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Mar 26

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look
    The people at The Jury Expert are excited about moving to a new platrorm, Wordpress, where they can incorporate a new look and possibly some new features as well. Below is their e-mail announcing the change and providing links so you can see…
Rank this Week: 131

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/
  • Aug 29

    Jury Instructions: Yeah There’s a Guide for That

    Jury Instructions: Yeah There’s a Guide for That
    Yep that’s right: CM Law Library has a handy dandy guide for students and practitioners alike on Jury Instructions. Topics covered in the guide include Ohio and Federal instructions, guidance on how to write jury instructions, and…
  • Aug 29

    New Addition to the US Code: Title 52

    New Addition to the US Code: Title 52
    The US Code is getting an update. Provisions relating to voting and elections are being transferred from titles 2 and 42 into a new Title 52, Voting and Elections. The transfers are to improve the overall organization of the United States…
  • Aug 28

    By Popular Demand: Longer Library Hours!

    By Popular Demand: Longer Library Hours!
    The law library is now open at 7am M-F during the semester for all you early birds. For more information and our other hours click [here].
Rank this Week: 181

Ross-Blakley Law Library Blog

Ross-Blakley Law Library Blog

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

http://lawlibnews.lawnews-asu.org/
  • Aug 25

    New Law Library Service

    New Law Library Service
    Welcome to a new school year.  The Law Library staff is excited to see all the new faces and our returning students. We were very busy over the summer developing new services to make your life easier.  Three of the new services are:…
  • Aug 19

    Free Root Beer & Orange Floats to Welcome the 1Ls!

    Free Root Beer & Orange Floats to Welcome the 1Ls!
    On Wednesday, August 20th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, 1Ls and all our new students can stop by the Law Library lobby to enjoy a refreshing root beer or orange float compliments of the Law Library. Learn how the Law Library can help you have a…
  • Jun 30

    4th of July

    4th of July
    The Law Library will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014 in observance of Independence Day. Have a safe and happy 4th!
Rank this Week: 295

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: 267

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!
Rank this Week: 247

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: 225

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: 251

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8…

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8 and the Right to Marry

Articles and comments by attorneys and legal scholars, and related legal news. From Michael Ginsborg.

http://prop8legalcommentary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Farewell

    Farewell
    In May, I decided that I would need a hiatus to prepare an article on a subject unrelated to this site. I have just completed my forthcoming article for law librarians, "Ending Our Conflicts of Interest to Protect Consumers of Legal…
  • May 22

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging
    I regret that, for at least several weeks, I will lack time to update this site on a regular basis. I face two challenges. First, I expect to publish an article on a subject I have been thinking about for 20 years.
  • May 15

    Legal news this month

    Legal news this month
    Domestic partnership
Rank this Week: 240

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
  • Aug 29

    A Very Important Message from Larry King – Pic of the Week

    A Very Important Message from Larry King – Pic of the Week
    Last Friday, the Library launched a new public service announcement about the upcoming exhibition, Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor.  The exhibition opens on November 6, 2014, and will run through January 19, 2015.  For ten weeks, the…
  • Aug 28

    The National Book Festival: New Time, New Place, New Gavel Pencil

    The National Book Festival: New Time, New Place, New Gavel Pencil
    It is that time of year again – the National Book Festival!    This year the Festival will be taking place on Saturday, August 30th at the Washington National Convention Center.  Once again, Law Library staff are…
  • Aug 27

    Can Children Live in Prison with a Parent?

    Can Children Live in Prison with a Parent?
    If you follow our work closely, you know that the Law Library of Congress often produces foreign, comparative, and international law reports on a wide range of important issues.  Our recently completed report, titled Laws on Children…
Rank this Week: 407

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
  • Aug 29

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning
    Originally posted on Andover Institute:As we continue to advance our Connected Learning efforts, we are seeking to hire an experienced math instructor who will support the development of online modules and work with us to explore…
  • Jul 2

    Recent Books: on Adolescence, Technology, Sexuality, and More

    Recent Books: on Adolescence, Technology, Sexuality, and More
    A few times per year, I have been sharing a “Head of School’s bookshelf” with community members at Phillips Academy.  It comes this time in two parts: 1) six books that are among those I’ve read in the past few…
  • Jun 26

    The next thing Silicon Valley needs to disrupt big time: its own culture

    The next thing Silicon Valley needs to disrupt big time: its own culture
    Originally posted on Quartz:There’s a problem with Silicon Valley and the subcultures that imitate it. It’s a design bug woven into people’s identities and sense of self-worth. Influential and otherwise very smart people…
Rank this Week: 509

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
  • Aug 29

    Need Plans Over the Holiday Weekend?

    Need Plans Over the Holiday Weekend?
    Don’t sweat it; the Charlotte Mecklenburg Parks and Recreation department has you covered. The Romare Bearden Park in uptown Charlotte will host the Bearden Birthday Bash over the Labor Day Weekend, Friday, August 29th – Sunday,…
  • Aug 28

    Announcement: New CLE Event for NCCP Exam Preparation

    Announcement: New CLE Event for NCCP Exam Preparation
    Title: North Carolina Certified Paralegal (NCCP) Exam Preparation Course Date: Friday, September 5 – Saturday, September 6, 2014 Location: Charlotte School of Law – Charlotte Plaza Building  
  • Aug 28

    WestlawNext System Announcement

    WestlawNext System Announcement
    Westlaw Next Alert WestlawNext downtime for system maintenance this weekend – please plan accordingly, and feel free to contact the library with any questions or concerns.
Rank this Week: 439

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Aug 28

    Library of Congress cooks CDs in quest to save them

    Library of Congress cooks CDs in quest to save them
    “CDs may not be the first thing to come to mind when you think of the Library of Congress, but it houses more than 500,000. The extensive collection includes everything from music to maps and labs where researchers are destroying CDs to…
  • Aug 28

    Of books, trees, and knowledge

    Of books, trees, and knowledge
    To Ling Guo, a curator for the Beijing Botanic Garden, one of the best places to learn about Chinese crab apples is half a world away, in Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library. Guo was wrapping up two months at the Arboretum…
  • Aug 28

    D.C. adds a social worker to library system to work with homeless patron

    D.C. adds a social worker to library system to work with homeless patron
    “Among the many roles for which public libraries are appreciated, there’s one that can be problematic: de facto day shelter for homeless people. Downtown’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library attracts many such patrons,…
Rank this Week: 485

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/
  • Aug 28

    Pace Law Library Orientation Scavenger Hunt Winner

    Pace Law Library Orientation Scavenger Hunt Winner
    We are pleased to announce the prize winners for our 2014 Pace Law Library orientation scavenger hunt. The winners have all been informed via their Pace email accounts. Winners may pick up your prize at the Circulation Desk in the Law…
  • Aug 28

    PACER Solves Compatibility Issue by Deleting Some Closed Case

    PACER Solves Compatibility Issue by Deleting Some Closed Case
    The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has recently announced some changes being made to its PACER database. On August 11, a change was made to the PACER architecture in preparation for the implementation of the next generation of the…
  • Aug 22

    Reserve Your Study Room Online!

    Reserve Your Study Room Online!
    We are happy to announce that Pace law students can now reserve Law Library study rooms using an online reservation system. Along with the new online system, we are instituting new study room reservation policies which will make it…
Rank this Week: 518

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • Aug 15

    The Origins of Our Italian Statutes Collection

    The Origins of Our Italian Statutes Collection
    The core of our outstanding collection of early Italian municipal statutes is a private collection purchased in 1946. Thanks to Rare Book Cataloger Susan Karpuk, this original collection, “Italian Statutes Collection, 1946 (Accession…
  • Aug 15

    The Origns of Our Italian Statutes Collection

    The Origns of Our Italian Statutes Collection
    The core of our outstanding collection of early Italian municipal statutes is a private collection purchased in 1946. Thanks to Rare Book Cataloger Susan Karpuk, this original collection, “Italian Statutes Collection, 1946 (Accession…
  • Jul 20

    Water, Law, Paper

    Water, Law, Paper
    My friend and collaborator Mark Weiner has produced the latest installment in his series of videos on rare law books. “Water, Paper, Law” is an almost poetic meditation, in which “an eighteenth-century Italian legal treatise…
Rank this Week: 481

ThomChat

ThomChat

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library Blog

http://tjsllibrary.wordpress.com
  • Aug 11

    TJSL Library Mini-Classe

    TJSL Library Mini-Classe
    CLASS DATE TIME Using ThomcatThis class will show how to use our online catalog to locate print and online material in our library. August 27, 2014, Wednesday 11:30-11:45 am Legal AbbreviationsF2d? ALR? CFR?  All Greek to you? …
  • Jul 24

    What to Expect Your Second Year of Law School

    What to Expect Your Second Year of Law School
    What to Expect Your Second Year of Law School by UCLA Law School graduate and Blueprint LSAT Prep instructor Alex Davis. If you’re a 1L right now, finals are probably about two months away. This means a couple things. Firstly,…
  • Jul 9

    San Diego Law Library presents an evening with best-selling author (and practicing attorney), Scott Turow.

    San Diego Law Library presents an evening with best-selling author (and practicing attorney), Scott Turow.
      When: Tuesday, August 5th, 6:30PM at Qualcomm   Tickets: $17.28 Check-in and doors open at 5:30PM and seating is first-come first-served. Please call the Warwick’s Book Department at 858-454-0347 for more information.…
Rank this Week: 522

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/
  • Aug 7

    Conflicts Among Wash. Court of Appeals Division

    Conflicts Among Wash. Court of Appeals Division
    Unlike the federal circuits, the Washington Court of Appeals is a "unitary system"—one court that sits in three divisions, not three separate courts. But sometimes panels from two divisions disagree with each other, so there can be…
  • Jun 20

    Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesse

    Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesse
    Under RPC 1.2(d), a "lawyer shall not counsel a client to engage, or assist a client, in conduct that the lawyer knows is criminal . . ."  Does this cover lawyers advising clients under Washington's new marijuana law, when possession is…
  • May 21

    Perceptions of Justice—Olympia, June 9

    Perceptions of Justice—Olympia, June 9
    The Washington State Minority and Justice Commission presents a half-day program, Perceptions of Justice, reviewing a report on Washingtonians' perceptions of how they are treated by the police and the courts.June 9, 2014, 8:45 a.m.-noonOB2…
Rank this Week: 425

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 328

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: 490

novalawcity

novalawcity

Adventures in law and technology at the Shepard Broad Law Center of Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

http://nsulaw.typepad.com/novalawcity/
  • Aug 17

    Novalawcity is moving!

    Novalawcity is moving!
    Novalawcity is moving over to Wordpress as of 8/17/2011.   Please join us over at: http://nsulltc.wordpress.com/ to continue our discussion.
  • Aug 10

    Office of the Law Revision Counsel wants YOU!

    Office of the Law Revision Counsel wants YOU!
    The Office of the Law Revision Counsel is seeking comments on the new beta version of its website for the U.S. Code. The Office is looking for feedback from law librarians and members of the public about the site’s features, content, and…
  • Jun 24

    Getting to know LLTC: Mitch Silverman (addendum)

    Getting to know LLTC: Mitch Silverman (addendum)
    Wups--I forgot to post my picture with my blog profile! Here's me, the day my bright, shiny new nameplate was first put up.
Rank this Week: 351

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
  • Aug 29

    Reduced Opening Hours Next Week

    Reduced Opening Hours Next Week
    Because of scheduling problems, the Library is obliged to keep summer operating hours through next week until Monday, September 8. The Library will be open 8:30 am-4:30 pm only, from Tuesday, Sept. 2 to Friday, Sept 5. The Library will…
  • Aug 28

    A new year is here again…

    A new year is here again…
    After a winter that would have caused even the Abominable Snowman to consider decamping to Hawaii, it is safe to say that we were all looking forward to three or four months of warm weather. Well, it’s the end of … Continue…
  • Aug 25

    Recent Acquisitions, August 18 – August 25, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, August 18 – August 25, 2014
    44 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library: Intergroup relations in the southern plateau Anastasio, Angelo, 1914- E 78 N77 A53 1955 Intergroup relations in the southern plateau 1955 iv, 124 leaves : ill., maps ; 28 cm. A ……
Rank this Week: 609

The Competitive Edge

The Competitive Edge

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

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/library
  • Aug 29

    Labor Day Hour

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

    Law Library Subscription to the New York Times Online

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

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

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

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
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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/
  • Aug 28

    Free Advice: Succeeding in Law School

    Free Advice: Succeeding in Law School
    Who doesn't want to do well in law school? No one! But there's a lot to figure out, from how to manage your time to how to tackle exams. Law School Materials for Success, by Barbara Glesner Fines, is a short (89 pages in PDF) book that is…
  • Aug 25

    Reference Office Closure

    Reference Office Closure
    Although the Law Library will be open Tuesday, August. 26, the Reference Office will be closed.The Reference Office will re-open at 9am on Wednesday, August 27.And one more reminder, in observance of the Labor Day holiday, the Law Library and…
  • Aug 22

    Legality of Prisoner-for-Hostage Swap

    Legality of Prisoner-for-Hostage Swap
    Congressional Republican leaders asked the Government Accountability Office to review the Department of Defense's actions in releasing five prisoners from Guantanamo to Qatar in exchange for the Taliban releasing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.In a…
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The Gavel

The Gavel

Features legal and library news. By the Oklahoma City University Law Library.

http://law.okcu.edu/?cat=19
  • Aug 28

    Oklahoma City University School of Law Welcomes Justice Sonia Sotomayor on 9/11/14

    Oklahoma City University School of Law Welcomes Justice Sonia Sotomayor on 9/11/14
    Oklahoma City University School of Law has the pleasure of hosting the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor on September 11, 2014. During her visit, Justice Sotomayor will engage in a public conversation with University President Robert Henry and School…
  • Aug 20

    Welcome and welcome back! The Law Library…

    Welcome and welcome back! The Law Library is excited to introduce a revamped Award of Accomplishment in Legal Research Skills (Award) this year, with changes to make earning the Award more accommodating to students’ busy schedules.…
  • Aug 7

    Gun Laws – Commerce Clause vs. Supremacy Clause

    Gun Laws – Commerce Clause vs. Supremacy Clause
    States’ rights advocates across the U.S. have been busy in the recent years, challenging the federal government’s authority on issues such as immigration (see, e.g., 2010 Arizona SB 1070) and gun laws.Lyle Denniston, the…
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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/
  • Aug 28

    Free Federal Rules books from LII and CALI

    Free Federal Rules books from LII and CALI
    CALI has announced that 2015 versions of the Federal Rules of Evidence, Criminal Procedure and Civil Procedure are now available. These books are powered by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School and distributed by…
  • Aug 28

    PACER new

    PACER new
    The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has cause an uproar with the recent announcement that many previously available dockets in the PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) system are no longer available electronically. This…
  • Aug 14

    back-to-school shopping tips for law student

    back-to-school shopping tips for law student
    Above the Law has a post titled "The Essential Law School Shopping Guide" with lots of information on what every law student needs - or maybe not necessarily needs, but might want to pick up - before heading back to law school. It includes…
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Cincinnati Law Library Blog

Cincinnati Law Library Blog

Covers laws and cases, with a focus on Cincinnati and Ohio. By the Cincinnati Law Library Association.

http://cincinnatilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    New CLE rules in effect for Ohio attorney

    New CLE rules in effect for Ohio attorney
    Attorneys admitted to practice in Ohio are no longer required to file a final reporting transcript for CLE credit, according to a recent article by Court News Ohio. This is one of several changes to rules for CLE requirements passed by the…
  • Aug 25

    Several specialized courts in Ohio obtain final certification

    Several specialized courts in Ohio obtain final certification
    Court News Ohio reports that 23 specialized dockets in Ohio courts have recently received final certification by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Specialized Dockets. This includes a Veterans Treatment docket in Hamilton County…
  • Aug 20

    Same-sex marriage cases governed by 1972 SCOTUS decision?

    Same-sex marriage cases governed by 1972 SCOTUS decision?
    Could a 1972 SCOTUS decision cause a divide among circuits and send same-sex marriage cases on a fast track to the U.S. Supreme Court? This is the question raised in a recent Washington Post article about the case of Baker v. Nelson (1972),…
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Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Informs local attorneys of major legal developments important to their practice. By Sue Altmeyer.

http://suealtmeyer.typepad.com/cleveland_law_library_web/
  • Aug 28

    Tech Thursday: What Happens To Your Online Accounts After You Die

    Tech Thursday: What Happens To Your Online Accounts After You Die
    Ever wonder what will happen to all your online accounts when you die? Christina DesMarais' article "Manage What Happens to Your Online Accounts After You Die" tells you how to create a digital will and lists some websites that can...
  • Aug 21

    Tech Thursday: Tips For Longer Laptop Battery Life

    Tech Thursday: Tips For Longer Laptop Battery Life
    Ever wish you could extend the battery life on your laptop? PCMAG.COM's Brian Westover tells us how to get more out or our battery in his article, "9 Tips for Longer Laptop Battery Life". You can read it here.
  • Aug 14

    Tech Thursday: Reclaim Control Over Your Digital Self

    Tech Thursday: Reclaim Control Over Your Digital Self
    Ever wonder how much data is there about you online? When you think about it, it's kind of frightening. To help you get a handle on this, Natasha Stokes, in her article "Take Control of Your Personal Data", lists a...
Rank this Week: 847

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

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

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

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

    LABOR DAY 2014

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

    WHAT IS CALI ???

    WHAT IS CALI ???
    As we distribute CALI access codes to first years, a logical question has come up: What is CALI? CALI stands for the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction.  It is a nonprofit consortium, established in…
Rank this Week: 1014

Hunter's Query

Hunter's Query

Features research tips and law library news. From the Howard W. Hunter Law Library at the J. Reuben Clark Law School.

http://huntersquery.byulaw.info/wordpress/
  • Aug 27

    New Classroom

    New Classroom
    As many of you know, the library’s room 275/76 was one of several areas under construction this summer.  Room 275/76 was originally the library’s computer lab, but as laptops become common the space was better used as a…
  • Aug 19

    Welcome, Class of 2017!

    Welcome, Class of 2017!
    The Law Library is happy to welcome the class of 2017 to the law school!  We’re excited that you’re here with us and want you to know that we’re here to help you throughout your legal education.  In addition to the…
  • Aug 18

    New Library Website

    New Library Website
    Today we’re happy to announce the launch of our new website!  A lot of hard work has gone into the new design, especially by our webmaster Laurie Urquiaga.  Please test it out and let us know if there’s anything you find…
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Out of the Jungle

Out of the Jungle

Thoughts on the present and future of legal information, legal research, and legal education. From Jim Milles, BJ Kaufman, Betsy McKenzie, Linda Ryan, Marie S. Newman, Greg Laughlin, Ann Puckett, Gail Daly and Jacqueline Cantwell.

http://outofthejungle.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Kindle and Reading

    Kindle and Reading
    I've got a Kindle, but use it mostly when I'm travelling so that I can have access to reading material without having to haul around lots of books in my suitcase.  I hate running out of books. During more than one foreign vacation,…
  • Aug 11

    Amazon versus Hatchette, round 3 or 4

    Amazon versus Hatchette, round 3 or 4
    Wow. The gloves are off! It was reported a while ago that the trade press Hachette was negotiating with Amazon on pricing. This happens each year as contracts come up for renewal. But this year is being different. According to some…
  • Jul 28

    Purge? WTF?! Yet another form of cyberbullying

    Purge? WTF?! Yet another form of cyberbullying
    Wow! Social media has spawned a new form of cyberbullying, and surprise, surprise, it tends to focus on females. Purge happened worldwide on Facebook between July 17 and 19, with supposedly anonymous posts saying whatever folks liked about…
Rank this Week: 576

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Surprising Criminal Defence Tactic

    Surprising Criminal Defence Tactic
    Author Bio: Allison Harrison, is a writer who currently works freelance for Kilcoyne & Company Solicitors, who specialise in criminal law and defending complex crimes and high profile cases for many years. Most of us are…
  • Aug 7

    25% discount on Internet Librarian International for BIALL member

    25% discount on Internet Librarian International for BIALL member
    As part of our ongoing partnership with Internet Librarian International, BIALL has negotiated a 25% discount for members to attend the full conference, which takes place on 20 - 22 October at Olympia Conference Centre, London. Internet…
  • Jul 30

    Bursaries for Legal Foundations 2014/15

    Bursaries for Legal Foundations 2014/15
    Two bursaries are available for BIALL members to cover the cost of the BIALL Legal Foundations Course 2014/15.   The Legal Foundations Course is an online course providing a grounding in legal concepts for librarians and information…
Rank this Week: 784

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…
Rank this Week: 772

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
  • Aug 15

    The Origins of Our Italian Statutes Collection

    The Origins of Our Italian Statutes Collection
    The core of our outstanding collection of early Italian municipal statutes is a private collection purchased in 1946. Thanks to Rare Book Cataloger Susan Karpuk, this original collection, “Italian Statutes Collection, 1946 (Accession…
  • Aug 15

    The Origns of Our Italian Statutes Collection

    The Origns of Our Italian Statutes Collection
    The core of our outstanding collection of early Italian municipal statutes is a private collection purchased in 1946. Thanks to Rare Book Cataloger Susan Karpuk, this original collection, “Italian Statutes Collection, 1946 (Accession…
  • Jul 20

    Water, Law, Paper

    Water, Law, Paper
    My friend and collaborator Mark Weiner has produced the latest installment in his series of videos on rare law books. “Water, Paper, Law” is an almost poetic meditation, in which “an eighteenth-century Italian legal treatise…
Rank this Week: 783

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Aug 13

    Who owns that journal? — an update

    Who owns that journal? — an update
    Earlier this year I wrote about a lawsuit involving the Duke University Press and their dispute with the Social Science History Association over who would control the journal Social Science History. A decision from the trial court in North…
  • Aug 10

    About that simian selfie

    About that simian selfie
    By now, most people know about the macaque monkeys that took pictures of themselves in the Indonesian jungle, and the controversy over who, if anyone, owns a copyright in the resulting pictures.  The events actually took place several…
  • Aug 7

    Signing My Rights Away (a guest post by Jennifer Ahern-Dodson)

    Signing My Rights Away (a guest post by Jennifer Ahern-Dodson)
    NOTE — Authorship can be a tricky thing, impacted by contractual agreements and even by shifting media.  In this guest post by Jennifer Ahern-Dodson of Duke’s Thompson Writing Program we get an additional perspective on the…
Rank this Week: 929

Legal Research Plus

Legal Research Plus

By Paul Lomio, Erika V. Wayne, Kate, Wilko and George Wilson. The authors are law librarians and advanced legal research instructors at Stanford Law School.

http://legalresearchplus.com
Rank this Week: 903

VALLTalk

VALLTalk

From the Virginia Association of Law Libraries.

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

    Reinventing the New Classroom -- Lessons from San Antonio

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

    Beyond Boundaries in San Antonio

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

    An Interview with VALL's 1st President

    An Interview with VALL's 1st President
    By Jane Harrison In 1984 Ann Roberts Caudle was the first to wear the VALL president’s hat. The association began as the Richmond Area law Libraries (RALLA) in 1981. As the membership grew beyond the Richmond area, and, so not…
Rank this Week: 768

Regent Law Library

Regent Law Library

Features library and legal news.

http://regentlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 769