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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: 6

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jan 28

    Debt of the Elderly and Near Elderly, 1992–2013

    Debt of the Elderly and Near Elderly, 1992–2013
    Employee Benefit Research Institute. Debt of the Elderly and Near Elderly, 1992–2013. January 2015, Vol. 36, No. 1 “More older American families have debt: The percentage of American families with heads ages 55 or older that had…
  • Jan 28

    Advancing a Multimodal Transportation System by Eliminating Funding Restriction

    Advancing a Multimodal Transportation System by Eliminating Funding Restriction
    “One of the most pervasive, durable, and detrimental myths in transportation policy is that highways pay for themselves, while public transportation does not. In reality, both modes require significant public subsidies, as user…
  • Jan 28

    Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement Jan 28 2015

    Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement Jan 28 2015
    News release: ” Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in December suggests that economic activity has been expanding at a solid pace.  Labor market conditions have improved further, with strong job gains…
Rank this Week: 39

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
  • Jan 28

    OPINION: Matter of J.A.B. & L.M.F.

    OPINION: Matter of J.A.B. & L.M.F.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DEPENDENT NEGLECT DA 14-0262, 2015 MT 28, IN THE MATTER OF: J.A.B. and L.M.F., Youths in Need of Care.
  • Jan 28

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of J.M., N.M., E.M., and J.S.

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of J.M., N.M., E.M., and J.S.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DEPENDENT NEGLECT DA 14-0261, 2014 MT 27N, IN THE MATTER OF: J.M., N.M., E.M., and J.S., Youths in Need of Care.
  • Jan 28

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of D.B., E.B., T.B., and C.B.

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of D.B., E.B., T.B., and C.B.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DEPENDENT NEGLECT DA 14-0322, 2015 MT 26N, IN THE MATTER OF: D.B., E.B., T.B., and C.B., Youths in Need of Care.
Rank this Week: 42

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 28

    Implementation of Recommendations From Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry Report

    Implementation of Recommendations From Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry Report
    Just shy of a year after the issuance of the final report and recommendations from the Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry in Manitoba, the province has issued its first status update on the implementation of those recommendations. The report, Options…
  • Jan 28

    Happy Data Privacy Day

    Happy Data Privacy Day
    From the Privacy Commissioner of Canada: “On January 28, Canada, along with many countries around the world, will celebrate Data Privacy Day. Recognized by privacy professionals, corporations, government officials, academics and…
  • Jan 28

    New Year, New Arbitration Rule

    New Year, New Arbitration Rule
    The ADR Institute of Canada has adopted new arbitration rules, which came into effect in December 2014. The new Rules are significant because they apply to any new arbitration commenced under the ADR Institute rules after December 1. Although…
Rank this Week: 61

Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

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

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

    The Justice Gap

    The Justice Gap
    Winner of the 2013 prestigious inaugural Halsbury’s legal awards, The Justice Gap is an on-line magazine  about justice and the law. Written and edited by legal journalists, Jon Robbins, Brian Thornton and Mary-Rachel McCabe,…
  • Dec 9

    The impact of legal aid reform

    The impact of legal aid reform
    Last week, Chief Economist to the Citizens Advice Bureau, Hugh Stickland gave evidence to the Public Accounts Committee on the impact of the legal aid reforms – read his blog here
  • Dec 2

    Open University Day – Saturday 6th December

    Open University Day – Saturday 6th December
    This Saturday, 6th December, ULaw Guildford will be hosting a Study Day for 1st year OU law students. OU students will be in the library from 11.30 – 12.45 pm and again from 2.30 – 4 pm. OU students will also be using IT room 216…
Rank this Week: 66

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
  • Jan 28

    Shelf Improvement: Tips for Improving Your Writing and De-stressing at Your Desk

    Shelf Improvement: Tips for Improving Your Writing and De-stressing at Your Desk
    January is traditionally the time when a large number of people take stock of their activities from the previous year and vow to make changes in their lives. They work to quit old habits or adopt new ones. Recently two new books crossed my…
  • Jan 27

    FALQs: Cuban Legal System

    FALQs: Cuban Legal System
    The following is a guest post by Gustavo Guerra, a foreign law specialist covering a number of Spanish-speaking jurisdictions at the Law Library of Congress.  It is the second post in our “Frequently Asked Legal Questions”…
  • Jan 26

    FALQs: Terrorism in France

    FALQs: Terrorism in France
    Today we start a new series on In Custodia Legis!  “FALQs” are “Frequently Asked Legal Questions.”  We will briefly discuss interesting and useful information on laws and legal issues related to events from…
Rank this Week: 102

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
Rank this Week: 108

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: 104

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 123

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: 188

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: 183

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
  • Jan 28

    BioOne Website Scheduled Maintenance on 31 Jan 2015

    BioOne Website Scheduled Maintenance on 31 Jan 2015
    Maintenance activities are planned for the website (bioone.org) on Saturday, 31 January 2015 . Beginning at 7 am., content and services may be intermittently unavailable for up to four hours. We are sorry for the…
  • Jan 28

    Emerald Insight website maintenance on 31 Jan 2015

    Emerald Insight website maintenance on 31 Jan 2015
    There is a upcoming maintenance on Emerald’s research platform, Emerald Insight, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday 31 January 2015, between 7 am and 11am. During this maintenance window, Emerald Insight will be unavailable…
  • Jan 25

    Try out the new training video resources and new user guide of i-law.com

    Try out the new training video resources and new user guide of i-law.com
    A new user guide in PDF format and a series of online training videos were developed by i-law.com recently to enhance your searching skills and techniques in using i-law.com e-resources anytime anywhere. Training videos focus on four areas…
Rank this Week: 307

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

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

    From nurses to social workers, see how public libraries are serving the homele

    From nurses to social workers, see how public libraries are serving the homele
    “Almost every morning at the Denver Public Library’s main branch, a group gathers on the fourth floor at the doors of the Community Technology Center, home to the library’s public access computers. Many of them are homeless…
  • Jan 28

    DPLA Board of Directors Appoints Amy Ryan as New Chair

    DPLA Board of Directors Appoints Amy Ryan as New Chair
    The nine-member Board of Directors of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Ryan, President of the Boston Public Library, as its next chair, beginning in July 2015 and effective for two…
  • Jan 28

    SUBSCRIPTION BOOK SERVICE ADDS ‘HARRY POTTER’ SERIES

    SUBSCRIPTION BOOK SERVICE ADDS ‘HARRY POTTER’ SERIES
    “A leading e-book subscription service has added a top draw to its catalog: the “Harry Potter” series. Oyster announced Thursday that it had reached an agreement with J.K. Rowling’s representatives for rights to the…
Rank this Week: 308

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    Statistics Canada Article on Twenty-Year Decline in Crime Rate

    Statistics Canada Article on Twenty-Year Decline in Crime Rate
    Statistics Canada has started a series on "Megatrends" that highlights some of the sweeping changes that have had a lasting impact on Canadian society.The most recent Megatrends article is Canada's crime rate: Two decades of decline: "Since…
  • Jan 28

    Interview With Newly Retired Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louis LeBel

    Interview With Newly Retired Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louis LeBel
    The National, the magazine of the Canadian Bar Association, has published an article based on a recent interview with Justice Louis LeBel who retired from the Supreme Court of Canada on November 30, 2014: "Many of LeBel’s former…
  • Jan 27

    ABA Journal Top Blawgs in 2014

    ABA Journal Top Blawgs in 2014
    The ABA Journal chose its favourite 100 law-related blogs in November and gave readers until December 19, 2014 to vote for their top blawgs in 13 categories.The results are now in. The publication states that there were some 10,000 or so…
Rank this Week: 362

Un blog pour l'information…

Un blog pour l'information juridique

By Emmanuel Barthe.

http://www.precisement.org/blog/
  • Jan 28

    La liste des normes AFNOR d'application obligatoire publiée sur Legifrance

    La liste des normes AFNOR d'application obligatoire publiée sur Legifrance
    Une page spéciale vient d'apparaître sur Legifrance : Normes AFNOR d'application obligatoire. Elle inclut : la référence de la norme AFNOR et le lien vers son texte intégral gratuit (mais difficilement…
  • Jan 27

    Récentes traductions de Codes français / Recent translations of a few French Code

    Récentes traductions de Codes français / Recent translations of a few French Code
    Le Juriscope, avec l'aide d'Universités étrangères, continue le travail de travail de traduction des Codes français. Trouvé récemment sur le compte Facebook de l'association Juriconnexion : Code de…
  • Jan 20

    Les avis secrets du Conseil d'Etat bientôt en ligne ?

    Les avis secrets du Conseil d'Etat bientôt en ligne ?
    Le Conseil d'Etat vient d'inaugurer sa base d'avis ConsiliaWeb . Extrait du communiqué de presse : « Dans sa fonction de conseil aux pouvoirs publics, le Conseil d'Etat rend des avis de différentes natures. Les avis du…
Rank this Week: 237

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
  • Jan 26

    Library Closed Due To Weather

    Library Closed Due To Weather
    The Law School Library will close at 8:00pm Monday January 26th, and will remain closed through tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27th. Unfortunately, there will be no library services offered at this time. We will reopen and resume services once it…
  • Jan 26

    Library Tip: Scan on Demand

    Library Tip: Scan on Demand
    Dear Students: Did you know the library offers a free Scan on Demand service? Scan on Demand (aka Scan and Deliver) is a free, electronic document delivery service that enables the Yale Law School community to request and obtain…
  • Jan 26

    Tuesday January 27th

    Tuesday January 27th
    Due to predicted weather conditions, it is highly likely that we will have very limited library services on Tuesday January 27th. If Yale needs to close, then the library will close. If we remain open, we will have no scanning or ILL…
Rank this Week: 292

Law Library of Congress: News and…

Law Library of Congress: News and Events

Announces programs hosted by the Law Library of Congress, including legal film series, speaker series, and recognition events.

http://www.loc.gov/law/news/
  • Dec 19

    Law in the Lives of Medieval Women: Beyond Magna Carta

    Law in the Lives of Medieval Women: Beyond Magna Carta
    Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Time: 1:00 p.m. Location: Mumford Room (LM-649), Library of Congress, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C. Ruth Mazo Karras, professor and chair of the History Department at…
  • Dec 11

    Vote for In Custodia Legis in the ABA Journal Blawg 100

    Vote for In Custodia Legis in the ABA Journal Blawg 100
    The Law Library of Congress blog, In Custodia Legis, was included in this year's ABA Journal Blawg 100, as "one of the top 100 best blogs for a legal audience." Please take a minute to register (http://www.abajournal.com/register) and vote…
  • Nov 25

    In Custodia Legis Chosen as One of the ABA Journal's Blawg 100

    In Custodia Legis Chosen as One of the ABA Journal's Blawg 100
    Editors of the ABA Journal announced today they have selected In Custodia Legis by the Law Library of Congress as one of the top 100 best blogs for a legal audience. In addition, the magazine has added 10 more bloggers to its Blawg 100 Hall…
Rank this Week: 348

Librarian on the Edge

Librarian on the Edge

Thoughts on all things digital from the Assistant Director of Technical Services for Library Systems at New York Law School's Mendik Library.

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

    One more time out of the gate

    One more time out of the gate
       I just got a contract from Chandos/Elsevier to write my third book - Fifty specialty libraries in New York City: From botany to magic. It has been a long struggle to get a publisher for this - funny becase I consider this to be,…
  • Jul 3

    Always a lucky winner - or, Fear and reading in Las Vega

    Always a lucky winner - or, Fear and reading in Las Vega
    Up at 4 am for a flight to LA on Virgin America which had the cheapest flights unfortunately.  Unfortunately because we had a long layover at LAX's ultra-dreadful Terminal 3 before going on to Vegas. TSA torture went reasonably fast and…
  • Dec 12

    The reviews are in

    The reviews are in
    Not sure what happened here, but more than a year after my book was published, there was a sudden flood of supportive and insightful reviews. More information is at the official book page at googlethis.com. “The author presents…
Rank this Week: 358

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: 312

Paul L. Boley Law Library

Paul L. Boley Law Library

Features library updates. From the Lewis & Clark Law School.

https://law.lclark.edu/library/
Rank this Week: 232

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: 333

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/
  • Jan 28

    2015 Morris Cohen Essay Competition

    2015 Morris Cohen Essay Competition
    C|M|Law students, are you writing a paper with an historical analysis?  Consider submitting your paper to the Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition, conducted by the  Legal History and Rare Books Special Interest Section (LHRB…
  • Jan 28

    Law Library Recording and Collaboration Room

    Law Library Recording and Collaboration Room
    The law library has two study rooms (B09 and B10) that are set up for collaboration AND recording. Have you needed to practice an interview or record a presentation?   The law library has you covered! The recording and collaboration…
  • Jan 27

    Study Rooms are for Law Students Only

    Study Rooms are for Law Students Only
    Study rooms in the law library are now only for law student use. You will need to reserve a study room online. Then if the study room is locked at your reserved time a staff member from the desk will need to unlock it for you. This helps…
Rank this Week: 479

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/
  • Jan 28

    Why Mega Firms Will Win

    Why Mega Firms Will Win
    A few recent news posts have changed my thinking about the future of mega firms. This thinking was also influenced by knowledge from colleagues working with some of the big ones. Which mean this is one of my usual puzzle-piece ideas, but I…
  • Jan 9

    Lexis Gains Exclusive Legal Information Provider Status of The New York Time

    Lexis Gains Exclusive Legal Information Provider Status of The New York Time
    LexisNexis representatives are sending out notices that they are now the exclusive provider of The New York Times content for the legal market. For those of you that are keeping score, this adds to LexisNexis' exclusive content with Factiva…
  • Jan 8

    Marketing a Law Firm As If It Were A Music Festival

    Marketing a Law Firm As If It Were A Music Festival
    If you've seen any concert festival posters over the past few years, you'll notice that the bigger the band is, the bigger the font is. As I was thumbing through some of my reading yesterday, I saw an article on "Top 10 font size shockers…
Rank this Week: 792

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
  • Jan 28

    Cuban Legal System: A Law Library of Congress Introduction

    Cuban Legal System: A Law Library of Congress Introduction
    Foreign and international law librarians know things we mere mortals don’t know (yet): “FALQs: Cuban Legal System January 27, 2015 by Kelly Buchanan The following is a guest post by Gustavo Guerra, a foreign law specialist…
  • Jan 27

    Update on the Oregon Ballot Measure Archive Project, 1959-2007

    Update on the Oregon Ballot Measure Archive Project, 1959-2007
    The Ballot Measure Archive Project (BMAP) is invaluable for anyone researching Oregon legal history. You can find the digital archives at: Portland State University (PSU), Special Collections & University Archives. (Currently, find the…
  • Jan 26

    Public Records Argle-Bargle at the University of Oregon Archives: Librarians on Hot Seat?

    Public Records Argle-Bargle at the University of Oregon Archives: Librarians on Hot Seat?
    If you’ve not been following the news about the University of Oregon archives “leak,” now is the time to start catching up. “Library workers under scrutiny for leak of 22,000 UO documents: Meanwhile, documents leaked…
Rank this Week: 620

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/
  • Jan 28

    ABA Journal on drone

    ABA Journal on drone
    The ABA Journal has an interesting article titled "How should states regulate drones and aerial surveillance?" in which the author reviews federal and state regulation - or non-regulation - of drones used as "aerial surveillance".<…
  • Jan 23

    Zeta wins award

    Zeta wins award
    The Zeutschel Zeta bookscanner, which the Barco Law Library offers for the use of students and faculty, has won gold and silver awards from the 2015 inaugural Modern Library Awards, created to recognize the top products in the library…
  • Jan 21

    Smithsonian offers access to Selma Freedom March song

    Smithsonian offers access to Selma Freedom March song
    Carl Benkert was a successful architectural interior designer from Detroit who had come down South in 1965 with a group of local clergy to take part and bear witness to the historic march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. …
Rank this Week: 802

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/harrisburg
  • Jan 27

    Tips on Finding a Publication or an Article in HeinOnline

    Tips on Finding a Publication or an Article in HeinOnline
      How do you know if our law library has access to a publication in HeinOnline?  Search for a particular Title: The easiest way to find out if a title is available in HeinOnline and the collection in which it resides is by using the…
  • Jan 26

    SNOW!

    SNOW!
    I think I would prefer to see your brother instead!  
  • Jan 23

    Two Former Congressmen Weigh in on State of the Union Addre

    Two Former Congressmen Weigh in on State of the Union Addre
      President Barack Obama’s sixth State of the Union address included more generalities than specifics on many issues of concern to attorneys.  And some pressing legal-related topics never even got mentioned in the January 20…
Rank this Week: 911

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

Features research tips, pop culture, and legal news. By the Georgia State University Law Library.

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Jan 27

    Keeping up with the 2015 Georgia General Assembly

    Keeping up with the 2015 Georgia General Assembly
    We are already six days into the 2015 Session of the Georgia General Assembly. Even if you don’t have time to venture over to the assembly during this session, you can still keep track of legislation and proceedings using a couple…
  • Jan 22

    Magna Carta is 800 years old

    Magna Carta is 800 years old
    The year 2015 marks the 800th Anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta by King John. The Magna Carta, or the Great Charter of Liberty, is widely viewed as the foundation for individual liberties and the rule of law. The history of the…
  • Jan 20

    Origins of the Martin L. King, Jr. Federal Holiday

    Origins of the Martin L. King, Jr. Federal Holiday
    By Darius Wood Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday is one of the ten federal holidays, and only one of two federal holidays that is for an individual – Washington’s Birthday is the other. “President Ronald Reagan signed…
Rank this Week: 550

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/
Rank this Week: 930

Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Covers legal news and information about the library.

http://vlslibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jan 26

    Have you changed your Westlaw password recently?

    Have you changed your Westlaw password recently?
    As Westlaw is working to improve their user security, your friendly librarians at VLS are reminding you not forget to change your Westlaw password. Changing a new password is quick and easy by taking the following steps: Please log into…
  • Jan 20

    What’s New for 2015?

    What’s New for 2015?
    Beginning in 2015, we are happy to announce a new database added to our subscribed database collection — Fastcase. Fastcase is the leading next-generation legal research service that is accessed by more than 500,000 lawyers. Twenty-one…
  • Nov 24

    Library Hours Update for Thanksgiving and Winter Break

    Library Hours Update for Thanksgiving and Winter Break
    Thanksgiving Hours:   Wednesday, November 26 8am – 5pm Thursday, November 27 closed Friday, November 28 9am – 5pm Saturday, November 29 9am – 5pm Sunday, November 30 9am – midnight​ Exam…
Rank this Week: 822

Cocky Law Blawg

Cocky Law Blawg

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

http://blawg.law.sc.edu
  • Jan 26

    The Dumbest Things Ever Said In Court

    The Dumbest Things Ever Said In Court
    What is a courtroom actually like?  Most non-lawyers, or non serial criminals, don’t spend a lot of time in a court room.  Often our impressions of court room activity come from TV dramas and books/movies like To Kill a…
  • Jan 23

    This Week in Legal New

    This Week in Legal New
    The U.S. Supreme Court this week heard oral arguments in Rodriguez v. United States, a case that asks whether a police officer can extend a completed traffic stop to conduct a dog sniff, absent reasonable suspicion or other lawful…
  • Jan 19

    Who Are These People – Hon. Matthew J. Perry

    Who Are These People – Hon. Matthew J. Perry
    The Honorable Matthew J. Perry is our second entry into  the “Who Are These People” series.  Judge Perry, or should I say the painting of Judge Perry, hangs in the esteemed position directly above the reference…
Rank this Week: 563

VALLTalk

VALLTalk

From the Virginia Association of Law Libraries.

http://valltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    VALL Strategic Plan (Proposed)

    VALL Strategic Plan (Proposed)
    On behalf of the VALL Strategic Planning Committee, please find attached the draft Strategic Plan for VALL that has been proposed by the committee to the Executive Board.  This plan was prepared after a process that included a VALL…
  • Jan 20

    In and Around VALL

    In and Around VALL
    Congratulations to Suzanne Corriell who will start a new position as associate circuit librarian for the 4th Circuit in Richmond on Feb. 9! Suzanne who is associate director for reference, research and instructional services for the…
  • Jan 20

    VLA Council Meeting, Jan. 9, 2015

    VLA Council Meeting, Jan. 9, 2015
    From Suzanne Corriell (standing in for Terry Long) The dates listed in the agenda MAY change, but notice about that will be given in the next 2 weeks.  The 2014 End-of-Year finances are on the vla.org site, under the Calendar link.…
Rank this Week: 818

MoreUs Law Library Blawg

MoreUs Law Library Blawg

Official blawg of the Arthur J. Morris Law Library at the University of Virginia School of Law.

http://uvalaw.typepad.com/library/
  • Jan 22

    Spring 2015 Mindfulness Workshop

    Spring 2015 Mindfulness Workshop
    February 5 through April 2 Register now! What is mindfulness, & how is it helpful in law school/practice? Law students and attorneys across the country are using mindfulness techniques to improve their focus, manage stress, and…
  • Dec 17

    Yes, Virginia, There <i>is</i> an Arthur J. Morri

    Yes, Virginia, There &lt;i&gt;is&lt;/i&gt; an Arthur J. Morri
    Some of "The Many Faces of AJM" His name adorns the library entrance, extending a silent welcome to all in our community who seek to learn the law. Though he never utters a word aloud (it is a library, after all), his face faithfully greets…
  • Dec 15

    Breathing Through the Final Week of Exam

    Breathing Through the Final Week of Exam
    Breathe through the homestretch of finals period during our last two 15-minute guided meditation breaks of the semester -- Monday, December 15 at 12:30pm and Wednesday, December 17 at 3:30pm in the Law Library’s Klaus Room. Anytime…
Rank this Week: 928

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Legal information and research resouces. By the Michael E. Moritz Law Library at Ohio State University.

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 22

    Feathered Profs - A List of Law Professors Who Use Twitter

    Feathered Profs - A List of Law Professors Who Use Twitter
    We've written here fairly extensively about Twitter, and it's no wonder. Twitter presents a fascinating opportunity for librarians to learn new systems for organizing data. Hashtags are really just like the subject headings in a library…
  • Jan 21

    Exhibits on Civil Rights: Online and Nearby

    Exhibits on Civil Rights: Online and Nearby
    In continuing recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, here are several exhibitions which might be of interest: At the Library of Congress website, The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom.  The…
  • Jan 16

    The Silk Road and Search and Seizure

    The Silk Road and Search and Seizure
    Professor Ric Simmons recently posted on his new blog about Fourth Amendment issues related to the Silk Road. The Silk Road is part of the dark web/deep web/dark Internet---that part of the Internet that isn’t searched by Google. Though…
Rank this Week: 599

ThomChat

ThomChat

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library Blog

http://tjsllibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jan 20

    Why Law Students and Job Seekers Need Business Card

    Why Law Students and Job Seekers Need Business Card
    Well, in general, why does anyone need a business card? I use them as a logical, manageable way to communicate my contact information to another person. It’s a physical object that someone can refer to at a later time to ……
  • Jan 8

    Basic Legal Citation

    Basic Legal Citation
    An introduction that aims at building a basic mastery of “legal citation” as codified in the two major references – a level of mastery that should enable you to do all of your legal reading and much of your legal…
  • Jan 8

    Basic Legal Citation

    Basic Legal Citation
    An introduction that aims at building a basic mastery of “legal citation” as codified in the two major references – a level of mastery that should enable you to do all of your legal reading and much of your legal…
Rank this Week: 824

TMLL Library News

TMLL Library News

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

http://umlaw.typepad.com/tmll_news/
  • Jan 20

    Richard Fenno's Research on Congress Now Available Online

    Richard Fenno's Research on Congress Now Available Online
    The papers of Richard F. Fenno Jr., who currently serves as Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at the University of Rochester, are now accessible through a new web portal created in part by the…
  • Jan 15

    Closed Monday for Martin Luther King Day

    Closed Monday for Martin Luther King Day
    The Thurgood Marshall Law Library will be closed Monday, Jan. 19, for observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. The Librariy will reopen for their normal hours Tuesday, Jan. 20. During the closing, legal databases, the library…
  • Jan 5

    Law Library Hour

    Law Library Hour
    The library is open this week, however, regular library hours do not resume until Sunday, January 11th. Click here to see our calendar for specifics. Click here for the Library's Access Policy.
Rank this Week: 823

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/
  • Jan 16

    Prof. Pronto Will Guest Lecture in International Law at Pace This Spring

    Prof. Pronto Will Guest Lecture in International Law at Pace This Spring
    If you are still finalizing your spring 2015 schedule, don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity and register for International Law this coming spring! We are proud and honored to welcome Mr. Arnold Pronto, Senior Counsel with the…
  • Jan 14

    Grand Jury Documents: State v. Wilson

    Grand Jury Documents: State v. Wilson
    Transcripts of the grand jury proceedings that followed the shooting death of Michael Brown on August 9, 2015, by Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson are available online from CNN. The grand jury was convened beginning August 20,…
  • Jan 8

    Mario M. Cuomo, 1932-2015

    Mario M. Cuomo, 1932-2015
    The graduates of the Pace Law School class of 1989 were honored to have Governor Mario M. Cuomo as their commencement speaker. Pace Environmental Law Review printed his address, in which he focused on our environmental program, and…
Rank this Week: 661

The Gavel

The Gavel

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

http://law.okcu.edu/?cat=19
  • Jan 16

    MLK Day of Service & Local Event

    MLK Day of Service &amp; Local Event
    Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. He is most well known for his … Read…
  • Jan 15

    Symplicity Job of the Day :: Spring Semester Law Clerk

    Symplicity Job of the Day :: Spring Semester Law Clerk
    Metro area law firm is seeking an upper division student with Monday/Wednesday availability for immediate hire. Please see Symplicity Job ID 8055 for details.… Read more
  • Dec 11

    Moving on Up to Midtown

    Moving on Up to Midtown
    Next week, the Oklahoma City University School of Law will move into its new Midtown building at 800 N. Harvey. The Harvey building was originally Oklahoma High School, the first high school in the territory of Oklahoma, built in 1910.…
Rank this Week: 871

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
  • Jan 15

    Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Posts New, 3-Year [2015-2017] Strategic Plan

    Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Posts New, 3-Year [2015-2017] Strategic Plan
    Please see the January 7, 2015 post: What’s Ahead for DPLA: Our New Strategic Plan The full plan is: DPLA: Digital Public Library of America: Strategic Plan: 2015 through 2017 For more information about the DPLA, which launched…
  • Jan 15

    New Pew Research Center Report concerning Technology’s Impact on Worker

    New Pew Research Center Report concerning Technology’s Impact on Worker
    The Pew Research Center has a new (December 20, 2014) report concerning technology’s impact on workers. Please see: Digital Life in 2025: Technology’s Impact on Workers by Kristen Purcell & Lee Rainie From the report’s…
  • Dec 8

    EU “Right To Be Forgotten” Guideline

    EU “Right To Be Forgotten” Guideline
    Europe’s Article 29 Working Party, made up of data protection (or data privacy or information privacy) representatives from individual Member States of the European Union (EU), recently published guidelines for…
Rank this Week: 785

UB Law Library Blog

UB Law Library Blog

Features news from the UB Law Library.

http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/blog/law
  • Jan 14

    Law Library winter hour

    Law Library winter hour
    Throughout the Law School’s winter session/Bridge courses (January 5-February 8),  the Law Library generally will be open on the following schedule: Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.…
  • Jan 9

    Law library is closed today 1/9/2015

    Law library is closed today 1/9/2015
    The law library is closed today due to weather conditions.
  • Jan 8

    You Need to Change Your Westlaw Password

    You Need to Change Your Westlaw Password
    Attention all SUNY Buffalo Law faculty, staff, and students: Westlaw has announced that all academic users will need to reset their passwords or risk losing access during the spring semester. We were told that the password reset is for…
Rank this Week: 821

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 6

    Free Upcoming Webinar: Research, Track and Share Annotated Legislation with Quickscribe 2.0

    Free Upcoming Webinar: Research, Track and Share Annotated Legislation with Quickscribe 2.0
    Our friend Mike Pasta, of Quickcribe Services Ltd over in Victoria, will be presenting a free seminar for Courthouse Libraries BC next Wednesday, January 15th: Research, Track and Share Annotated Legislation Using Quickscribe 2.0. In the…
  • Dec 16

    #Clawbies2014 Nomination Roundup

    #Clawbies2014 Nomination Roundup
    The Canadian Law Blog Awards started here on the Vancouver Law Librarian Blog way back in 2006, and even though they've got their own domain now (www.clawbies.ca), we always like to come back to this space in mid-December to share a roundup…
  • Dec 2

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for November 2014

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for November 2014
    Just one Quickscribe Manual update to mention this month: the BC Labour Legislation manual was updated in November.Get daily updates to BC stats and regs at www.bclegislation.ca, a free service offered by Quickscribe.
Rank this Week: 707

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
  • Dec 10

    All School Meeting Address: Winter Welcome 2014 and Discussions in the Wake of Ferguson

    All School Meeting Address: Winter Welcome 2014 and Discussions in the Wake of Ferguson
    Good morning, Andover! Over the Thanksgiving break, I wrote to you all an email, asking that you take some time to understand what was happening in Ferguson, Missouri.  A few members of the community — a student and a parent,…
  • Oct 5

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition
    On October 17, 2014, we are launching the Andover Institute at Phillips Academy.  The Institute will be a hub for innovation at PA, where our students, faculty, and others come together to explore new ideas in teaching and learning at…
  • Oct 3

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie
    Originally posted on Paul Murphy:I am pleased to present a quick interview with Trish Russell, Andover’s Dean of Studies. She oversees the academic program, advising, scheduling and the registrars office. She also works closely with the…
Rank this Week: 692

Hearsay

Hearsay

Westminster Law Library's news and updates. Includes legal research tips, updates on resources (books, databases, websites etc.), event announcements and a news feed from Jurist. For the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law community.

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

    Writing Tip of the Week: Writing the Summary of the Argument

    Writing Tip of the Week: Writing the Summary of the Argument
    The Summary of the Argument in a brief is, in a nutshell, a summary of the best reasons your client should win the case.  Judges often read the Summary before they read the brief, so the Summary sets up your argument by giving the judge…
  • Apr 3

    Writing Tip of the Week: Using Topic or Thesis Sentences in a Brief

    Writing Tip of the Week: Using Topic or Thesis Sentences in a Brief
    As in a legal memorandum, a topic or thesis sentence for a rule explanation in a brief signals your reader that you are introducing new material.  However, unlike a topic sentence in a memo, it is not an objective statement of the rule.…
  • Mar 25

    Writing Tip of the Week: Imply and Infer

    Writing Tip of the Week: Imply and Infer
    Writers sometimes mistakenly use the word “infer” when they really mean “imply.” Although the two words are related, they are used differently. To imply means to suggest or express indirectly.  To infermeans to…
Rank this Week: 896

Utah State Law Library Blog

Utah State Law Library Blog

Provides information about Utah legal research, self-help resources, new books and briefs.

http://www.utcourts.gov/lawlibrary/blog/
  • Mar 14

    So Long, Blog

    So Long, Blog
    Dear loyal blog readers: We are retiring the Utah State Law Library blog after more than four years and 800+ posts. The blog has been a great way for library staff to share library news, new forms, court resources and...
  • Mar 7

    SLC Infobase

    SLC Infobase
    The Salt Lake City's website provides a wealth of resources for SLC residents, including information about the city justice court, city services like garbage pickup or snow removal, and city council news. If you're interested in some historic…
  • Mar 4

    National Consumer Protection Week

    National Consumer Protection Week
    March 3-9, 2013 is National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW). Organizations from around the nation developed National Consumer Protection week to make people aware of their consumer rights and help them make better financial decisions. The…
Rank this Week: 737

Pace Law Library Podcasts

Pace Law Library Podcasts

Law related talks from the Pace community.

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

    Ms. Priya Rai on Access to Indian Digital Legal Information

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

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

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

    Bookbag to Briefcase 2012

    Bookbag to Briefcase 2012
    The fourth annual Bookbag to Briefcase program was held on April 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm at the Pace Law Library, offering a wide range of tips and tricks to students on how to succeed in a law firm environment. Students attended this…
Rank this Week: 881

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…
Rank this Week: 892