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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

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Aug 3

    Google’s Waze road alert map of America

    Google’s Waze road alert map of America
    US states ranked by % of alerts reported by users for each issue. Press the buttons below to see different alerts. ‘Accident’, ‘Traffic Jams’ and ‘Hazard on road’ are ranked as % of total user alerts, all…
  • Aug 3

    Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action

    Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action
    “From this page, you can download a PDF version of the complete report, Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action. You can also download sections of the report, the technical appendix, and an overview fact…
  • Aug 3

    Consumer and Credit Reporting, Scoring, and Related Policy Issue

    Consumer and Credit Reporting, Scoring, and Related Policy Issue
    CRS Report – Consumer and Credit Reporting, Scoring, and Related Policy Issues, Darryl E. Getter, Specialist in Financial Economics. July 30, 2015. “The consumer data industry collects and subsequently provides information to…
Rank this Week: 12

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
  • Jul 30

    OPINION: State v. Spady

    OPINION: State v. Spady
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – JUSTICE COURT APPEAL DA 14-0089, 2015 MT 218, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. ROBERT E. SPADY, Defendant and Appellee.
  • Jul 29

    OPINION: Crow Water Compact

    OPINION: Crow Water Compact
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – WATER RIGHTS ADJUDICATION DA 14-0567 2015 MT 217, IN RE THE CROW WATER COMPACT, IN THE MATTER OF THE ADJUDICATION OF EXISTING AND RESERVED RIGHTS TO THE…
  • Jul 29

    OPINION: Murray v. Motl

    OPINION: Murray v. Motl
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DECLARATORY JUDGMENT DA 14-0699, 2015 MT 216, RONALD MURRAY, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. JONATHAN MOTL, Montana Commissioner of Political Practices,…
Rank this Week: 47

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 4

    Ocean Acidification Symposium–CFP & conference–Seattle, WA (re-posting)

    Ocean Acidification Symposium–CFP & conference–Seattle, WA (re-posting)
    The Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy (WJELP) invites submissions for papers focused on ocean acidification. Partnering with the UW Law Environmental Law Program, WJELP will be hosting an Ocean…
  • Jul 19

    3rd Annual Junior Faculty Scholarship Exchange – Dartmouth, MA

    3rd Annual Junior Faculty Scholarship Exchange – Dartmouth, MA
    The University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth School of Law hosts its Third Annual Junior Faculty Scholarship Exchange October 16, 2015, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration is limited and opens August...
  • Jul 19

    CFP: Intellectual Property in International and European Law

    CFP: Intellectual Property in International and European Law
    The Utrecht Journal of International and European Law invites submissions for its upcoming Special Issue (82nd edition) on ‘Intellectual Property in International and European Law’. With technological advancement…
Rank this Week: 106

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Jul 31

    Researching Legal Career

    Researching Legal Career
    The Researching Legal Careers guide points to resources about general career planning and covers career specialties such as elder law or tax law. You can also learn about business etiquette and how to interview successfully. Look for it under…
  • Jul 29

    Featured Database: National Moot Court Competition Library

    Featured Database: National Moot Court Competition Library
    Hein Online provides digital access to the winning records and briefs from the 1st– 65th annual National Moot Court Competitions.  Documents can be searched from 1950-2015 to find on point discussions from the briefs and…
  • Jul 26

    Today in Legal History: President Truman Signs National Security Act

    Today in Legal History: President Truman Signs National Security Act
    On July 26, 1947, President Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947, a central document in U.S. Cold War policy. The Act, which took more than a year to craft, directed a major reorganization of the foreign policy and military…
Rank this Week: 105

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

Provides news and views on matters of interest to the Brooklyn Law School community.

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Jul 30

    Getting Schooled on New ABA Standards at the AALL Convention

    Getting Schooled on New ABA Standards at the AALL Convention
    Several BLS librarians attended the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries held in Philadelphia, PA, July 18-21, 2015.  Hundreds of law librarians, working in law schools, law firms, and courts, attend this annual…
  • Jul 22

    Legal Blogs – a.k.a. Blawgs – What Can They Do For You?

    Legal Blogs – a.k.a. Blawgs – What Can They Do For You?
    Are you looking for your first legal job and want to look like an expert in a particular practice area?  Maybe you just want to learn more about a specific legal issue, an area of law, or a certain industry, law firm, or company?…
  • Jul 16

    Try the International & Foreign Law Research seminar!

    Try the International & Foreign Law Research seminar!
    This fall, do you plan to: Write a paper on an international, comparative or foreign law topic? Source-check foreign statutes & cases for a journal? Develop your knowledge about an aspect of a foreign legal system that might be of…
Rank this Week: 100

CS-SIS

CS-SIS

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

http://cssis.org
  • Jul 27

    Evolving Roles for Law Librarians and Legal Technologist

    Evolving Roles for Law Librarians and Legal Technologist
    Caroline Young, chair of the Computing Services Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries, graciously invited me to be the breakfast speaker at the section’s business meeting during the 2015 annual meeting…
  • Jun 13

    Web Accessibility Update

    Web Accessibility Update
    The comment period recently closed on the U.S. Access Board’s 508 Refresh proposal that updates Section 508.  Though Section 508 and the 508 Refresh technically apply only to federal agencies, the Justice Department has for many…
  • May 6

    Cool Tools Café Survey 2015

    Cool Tools Café Survey 2015
    We're excited that the Cool Tools Café will be at the AALL Annual Meeting again this year!We're looking for suggestions on which technologies to present and volunteers to do a 5-10 min demo of each. If you have ideas along with…
Rank this Week: 102

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
  • Jul 17

    Oregon Lawyer Ethics: When Lawyers Sue Lawyers for Ethical Breaches (The Bee, Editorial)

    Oregon Lawyer Ethics: When Lawyers Sue Lawyers for Ethical Breaches (The Bee, Editorial)
    “Ethics and the Law in Oregon, spotlighted by a local lawyer,” editorial, The Bee, July 2015 (Vol. 109, No. 11) Excerpt: “We have heard comments for quite some time, from folks in the legal profession, suggesting that large…
  • Jul 16

    Oregon U.S.D.Ct. Chief Judge Ann Aiken a 2015 Fastcase 50 Winner

    Oregon U.S.D.Ct. Chief Judge Ann Aiken a 2015 Fastcase 50 Winner
    “The Fastcase 50 for 2015 highlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and trailblazers — people who have charted a new course for the delivery of legal services….“
  • Jul 10

    Bubbles in MOOC-land

    Bubbles in MOOC-land
    “Understanding the MOOC moment,“ by Prof. Randal Picker (guest-blogging) July 10 at Volokh Conspiracy. (Professor Picker’s website, or maybe this website.) Excerpt: “Next Monday, I am launching a new free…
Rank this Week: 124

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 4

    ALR Student’s Corner: The Lincoln Lawyer & The Rules of Professional Responsibility

    ALR Student’s Corner: The Lincoln Lawyer & The Rules of Professional Responsibility
    “The Lincoln Lawyer” is a story about Mickey Haller (Matthew McConaughey), a criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles and the criminals he defends. The movie is entitled “The Lincoln Lawyer” because Haller primarily…
  • Aug 3

    Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — August 3, 2015

    Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — August 3, 2015
    Best Small Cities for Law School Graduates to Work In Small towns provide tight-knit communities with a high standard of living. GoodCall evaluated smaller cities with populations under 100,000 by looking at average lawyer salaries, housing…
  • Jul 31

    What’s Happening Charlotte – August 2015

    What’s Happening Charlotte – August 2015
    CELEBRATIONS AND FESTIVALS 8/1 – Bon Odori 2015 Japanese Festival ~ 8/15 – 16 – Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade ~ 8/23 – Sunday Afternoon in the Park ~ 8/27 – 30 – 4th Annual Charlotte Bachata &…
Rank this Week: 340

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 4

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on technology, research and practice. Research Deep Links to CanLII Shaunna Mireau To continue the theme from…
  • Aug 4

    The Law Schools and the Future of Indigenous Law in Canada

    The Law Schools and the Future of Indigenous Law in Canada
    The recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission have presented Canadian society with a set of urgent ‘calls to action.’ Two in particular require a response from the law schools, Recommendations 27 and 28, quoted in…
  • Aug 3

    Ontario WSIB Takes to Social Media!

    Ontario WSIB Takes to Social Media!
    Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has taken to Twitter in an attempt to reach the province’s young workers. The Board has launched a Twitter contest challenging workers between the ages of 15 and 24 to tag a…
Rank this Week: 332

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    The USPTO Updates Patent Eligibility Guide

    The USPTO Updates Patent Eligibility Guide
    Things are changing in the patent world. The USPTO has issued new guidelines for patent eligibility to address public comments about the following six major themes: requests for additional examples, particularly for claims directed to…
  • Nov 25

    Open Access Policy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

    Open Access Policy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    http://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/General-Information/Open-Access-PolicyOn January 1, 2015, the Open Access Policy of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be effective for all new agreements. A two-year embargo will be in…
  • Aug 7

    Webinar - 5 Critical Attributes for Special Librarians to Evolve and Stay Relevant

    Webinar - 5 Critical Attributes for Special Librarians to Evolve and Stay Relevant
    Between Google circumventing in-depth research, dealing with budget constraints, understanding the changes driving customer behavior, and other challenges, librarians are facing a new world in which they must be adaptive.Join us Thursday,…
Rank this Week: 366

TSLL TechScans

TSLL TechScans

Covers the latest trends and technology tools for Technical Services Law Librarians.

http://tslltechscans.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    LC makes BIBFRAME training materials available

    LC makes BIBFRAME training materials available
    In preparation for its much-anticipated BIBFRAME cataloging pilot project, the Library of Congress has developed training materials for staff involved in the pilot, and made the first of three modules available online at…
  • Jul 23

    Conversations about RDA

    Conversations about RDA
    LJ INFOdocket reports that the Library of Congress has released an new series of training videos, "Conversations about RDA".   Topics include:Compare and contrast: AACR2 and RDA in the bibliographic recordUndifferentiated personal name…
  • Jun 24

    OBS/TS Joint Research Grant Contest has a winner

    OBS/TS Joint Research Grant Contest has a winner
    After a tightly contested race, the people have spoken. The contest to rename the OBS/TS-SIS Joint Research Grantclosed on June 5, and the winner is OBS/TS FROG (Funding Research Opportunities Grant).The winning entry was proposed by…
Rank this Week: 319

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: 268

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: 219

shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

News, views and information on self-help law and pro se litigation.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/shlep
  • Feb 19

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana
    Commissioners OK legal help center for courthouse New appointment made to fill a void in County Courts By BRADEN LAMMERS Braden.Lammers@newsandtribune.com Judicial matters were the predominant theme at the Clark County Commissioners meeting…
  • Jan 5

    New York Times op/ed piece about self-help representation

    New York Times op/ed piece about self-help representation
    Two state judges opine about the state of accessibility to the legal system. As the economy has worsened, the ranks of the self-represented poor have expanded. In a recent informal study conducted by the Self-Represented Litigation Network,…
  • Jan 5

    Indianapolis law library closes but self-help center remains open

    Indianapolis law library closes but self-help center remains open
    Librarian Zoya Golban turned off the lights and locked the doors Wednesday at the Marion County Law Library for the last time. The cozy repository for legal materials and publicly accessible computers on the third floor of the City-County…
Rank this Week: 318

LaValley Library at the University…

LaValley Library at the University of Toledo College of Law

http://lavalleylibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 6

    Election website

    Election website
    There are a couple websites that may be of interest to Lucas County voters.First off there is http://www.lucascountyvotes.org/ which goes to the Board of Elections section of the Lucas County government website. There are lists of the…
  • Jan 14

    Tax Time link

    Tax Time link
    Once again it is time for the taxman, er, taxperson. Here are the links to the Federal, state of Ohio, and Toledo income tax information and forms.IRS publications and documentsOhio income tax linksToledo income tax link
  • Jan 8

    FBI Crime Statistics, prelim 2007 first half

    FBI Crime Statistics, prelim 2007 first half
    Crime rates fell in the first half of 2007, according to premilinary FBI statistics.Here's the link to the FBI's story, which has a link to the statistics themselves.
Rank this Week: 349

Buffalo Wings & Toasted…

Buffalo Wings & Toasted Ravioli

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

http://jimmilles.com
  • Aug 4

    Testimony Before the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline

    Testimony Before the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline
    This afternoon I appeared to speak at a hearing in Buffalo held by the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman created the Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline to conduct a…
  • Feb 17

    Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Teaching in Law Schools Today

    Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Teaching in Law Schools Today
    Here are some brief comments I made today at a UB seminar on Teaching and Learning in the Classroom of the Future: I’m not at all confident about predicting the future. It’s hard enough just seeing clearly what’s going…
  • May 12

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum
    Nicole Black’s latest piece has useful and important things to say about law practice and the state of legal education. In recent months, because of a number of professional endeavors, I’ve had the opportunity to engage with…
Rank this Week: 4458

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/
  • Aug 4

    Law Library Hours and Access Policy

    Law Library Hours and Access Policy
    Effective May 26, 2015: Before 9:00 a.m. and after 8:00 p.m. on weekdays, and all day on weekends, access to the Marshall Law Library is granted only to authorized affiliated users. Visitors may not remain in the library after 8 p.m. on…
  • Aug 4

    The Future of the MPower Virtual Research Library

    The Future of the MPower Virtual Research Library
    MPowering the State was established a few years ago by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents to promote innovation and impact through collaboration between the University of Maryland, Baltimore and the University of Maryland,…
  • Aug 4

    New HeinOnline Interface and Features Coming Soon

    New HeinOnline Interface and Features Coming Soon
    In the upcoming weeks, HeinOnline will be unveiling an enhanced interface to enhance your legal research experience. To check it out, click here, or see below a preview of some of the pages: Click on the images to enlarge In addition to the…
Rank this Week: 4340

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 4

    This Just In: Go Set a Watchman

    This Just In: Go Set a Watchman
    Go Set a Watchman, the prequel to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird has arrived in the law library! If one of these titles is checked out you can always check out other titles in our new Law Related Fiction section.
  • Aug 3

    LEED vs. Green Globe

    LEED vs. Green Globe
    LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, and Green Globes are green building certification programs. It is generally thought to be desirable for an organization to have a green building certification of some type to save…
  • Jul 31

    What Kind of Computer do You Need for Law School?

    What Kind of Computer do You Need for Law School?
    Wondering what kind of computer you will need for law school? You will need a laptop that meets the requirements for the exam software used by our school, Exam 4. For more information about Exam 4, go to Exams on Computer FAQ. Discounts for…
Rank this Week: 1176

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Aug 4

    New Books at the Law Library – August 4, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – August 4, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE330 .K38 2015 Amy Kaufman, Out of Practice: Exploring Legal Career Paths in Canada (Toronto: Carswell, 2015). LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE1232.A7 S64 2015 Robert M. Solomon et al., Cases and Materials on the…
  • Jul 27

    New Books at the Law Library – July 27, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – July 27, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: LC1059 .I58 2015 British Columbia, Office of the Ombudsperson, In the Public Interest: Protecting Students Through Effective Oversight of Private Career Training Institutions (Victoria, B.C. : Office of the Ombudsperson,…
  • Jul 20

    New Books at the Law Library – July 20, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – July 20, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: B808.67 .P47 2015 Marina A.L. Oshana, Personal Autonomy and Social Oppression: Philosophical Perspectives (New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KJC1340 .E97 2015 Cornelius Van Der…
Rank this Week: 4350

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • Aug 4

    Rutgers Gets ABA Approval to Merge Its Two Law School

    Rutgers Gets ABA Approval to Merge Its Two Law School
    The details are in a report from NJ.com. Mark
  • Aug 3

    Windows 10 — One More Thing

    Windows 10 — One More Thing
    I should mention that there is a Windows 10 upgrade scam going on.  There is an email going around that offers an upgrade but instead encrypts a hard drive for ransom.  The details are at ZDNet. Mark
  • Aug 3

    Some Thoughts On Having Upgraded to Windows 10 From Windows 7

    Some Thoughts On Having Upgraded to Windows 10 From Windows 7
    I installed Windows 10 as an upgrade to my Windows 7 machine over the weekend.  I wasn’t expecting to do that.  Even though I had not reserved a copy, I discovered Windows Update began downloading the program, all three Gbs of…
Rank this Week: 1692

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/
  • Aug 4

    Librarians Are Now Informationists at U-M Med School — Is This the Future Model for Libraries?

    Librarians Are Now Informationists at U-M Med School — Is This the Future Model for Libraries?
    Regardless of whether you love this concept, or hate it, the University of Michigan's Medical School may have just laid out the future of the Librarian as "Informationist." In its announcement regarding the opening of the new A. Alfred…
  • Aug 4

    Hello, Geek

    Hello, Geek
    Long-time reader. First-time poster. Does the following resemble anyone you know? “Far too many people—and especially people with high knowledge in one area—are contemptuous of knowledge in other areas or believe that…
  • Aug 3

    What Law Librarians Want to See In the Next Librarian of Congre

    What Law Librarians Want to See In the Next Librarian of Congre
    Some are saying that President Obama's choice to fill Dr. James H. Billington's position at the Library of Congress could very well define his legacy as President. If you've paid any attention to this discussion, the common theme is that,…
Rank this Week: 1035

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 4

    FALQs: Laws Related to Hunting Lions in Zimbabwe

    FALQs: Laws Related to Hunting Lions in Zimbabwe
    The recent killing of a lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe has been widely reported and discussed both in social media and by traditional media outlets.  Three individuals were allegedly involved in the act: an American citizen who traveled to…
  • Aug 3

    Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes in Germany

    Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes in Germany
    The following is a guest post by Jenny Gesley, a foreign law specialist covering Germany and other German-speaking jurisdictions at the Law Library of Congress. She has previously written about the privatization of air traffic control in…
  • Jul 31

    Law Library Staff Night at Nationals Park – Pic of the Week

    Law Library Staff Night at Nationals Park – Pic of the Week
    On Tuesday, July 21, I had the delightful, albeit hot and humid experience, of enjoying a night out with my colleagues and our 2015 summer interns at Nationals Park to watch the Washington Nationals play against the New York Mets. If you have…
Rank this Week: 4599

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

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

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: New Interface for ProQuest Congressional

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: New Interface for ProQuest Congressional
    You may have noticed that ProQuest Congressional looks a little different lately. The new interface has a different look and feel, with the same coverage as before. The ProQuest LibGuide has current information and webinars available from…
  • Jul 30

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Epstein on Intellectual Property

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Epstein on Intellectual Property
    Jenkins members have access to a variety of treatises on their desktop, including Epstein on Intellectual Property. This title includes chapters on a variety of intellectual property topics, including copyright, false advertising,…
  • Jul 28

    Terry Fromson to Receive 20/20 Vision Award at the 2015 ABA Chicago Annual Meeting

    Terry Fromson to Receive 20/20 Vision Award at the 2015 ABA Chicago Annual Meeting
    Congratulations to the American Bar Association’s Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence award recipients! This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Commission and the passage of the Violence Against Women Act.  Terry L.…
Rank this Week: 4471

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Features news and views from Ernester, the Hofstra School of Law Deane Law Library Virtual Cat.

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

    No Habeas Corpus Writ for NY Chimp

    No Habeas Corpus Writ for NY Chimp
    Being a virtual feline, I try to follow the progress of my other animal friends in their quest for greater rights within the law.  Last week, a judge of the New York Supreme Court for New York County denied the request of the Nonhuman…
  • Aug 3

    The Supreme Court Database

    The Supreme Court Database
    The Supreme Court Database is the definitive source for researchers, students, journalists, and citizens interested in the U.S. Supreme Court. The Database contains over two hundred pieces of information about each case decided by the…
  • Jul 30

    Will Pluto Remain A Dwarf Planet?

    Will Pluto Remain A Dwarf Planet?
    Further to our previous postshereand here, we report the following speculations as to whether recent discoveries regarding Pluto might lead to its reclassification. A more technical (in parts) but comprehensive overview of the issue awaits…
Rank this Week: 1335

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 4

    Bursaries for the BIALL Legal Foundations Course 2015/16 are available - apply now!

    Bursaries for the BIALL Legal Foundations Course 2015/16 are available - apply now!
    Each year BIALL’s Awards and Bursaries Committee administers 2 bursaries to cover the cost of the BIALL Legal Foundations Course. Applications for a bursary for the 2015/16 course may now be submitted. The deadline for applications is…
  • Aug 3

    Behind the scenes of the first BIALL video!

    Behind the scenes of the first BIALL video!
    By now many of you may have seen BIALL has produced its first video. I've briefly talked about them in my recent Newsletter columns so I thought you might appreciate a bit more information on how this came about and how you can get involved…
  • Jul 23

    The BIALL Newsletter

    The BIALL Newsletter
    Just a quick post to let you know the BIALL Newsletter was published yesterday and is now available on our website!
Rank this Week: 4461

Cocky Law Blawg

Cocky Law Blawg

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

http://blawg.law.sc.edu
  • Aug 4

    10 Things to Do in Columbia This August

    10 Things to Do in Columbia This August
    As students start heading back to USC from wherever their summers took them, we want to remind you of all the fun things that are going on in Columbia for you to do!  Check out our list of fun things happening in Columbia this month.…
  • Aug 3

    Julio! Get the stretch!

    Julio! Get the stretch!
    Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars will need a bigger limo to accommodate all of the credited writers on their wildly popular hit song, “Uptown Funk.”  Last week, they added five members of the Gap Band to the list of those entitled…
  • Aug 3

    Check Out Our New Webpage!

    Check Out Our New Webpage!
    That’s right folks, we’ve got a new internet home.  For the first time since 2006, we have completely overhauled our web presence with a modern look, feel, and navigation.  At the beginning of the summer, the website…
Rank this Week: 2173

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Aug 4

    University of Michigan reopens medical library without book

    University of Michigan reopens medical library without book
    “The University of Michigan has reopened its Taubman Health Sciences Library after a $55 million overhaul and rethinking of how a library for medical students should function. Hundreds of thousands of books were moved to an offsite…
  • Aug 4

    As Islamic State group threatens its history, Iraq moves to digitize its national library

    As Islamic State group threatens its history, Iraq moves to digitize its national library
    “The dimly lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists and socialists; occupation and liberation; war and…
  • Aug 4

    Borough Aid to Queens Library Is Restored

    Borough Aid to Queens Library Is Restored
    “The Queens borough president has allocated $14 million to the Queens Library for capital improvements, her office announced on Monday, a year after she withheld such funds after an investigation into the financial misconduct of the…
Rank this Week: 4437

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 4

    What is “extended” about Extended Collective Licensing?

    What is “extended” about Extended Collective Licensing?
    There has been a lot of discussion recently about the new proposals sent out for comment by the Copyright Office about orphan works and mass digitization, and numerous library groups are drafting responses to the Notices of Inquiry as I…
  • Jul 15

    Can this gulf be bridged?

    Can this gulf be bridged?
    Litigants in court cases often disagree sharply about the law and its application to the facts, so it is probably not a surprise that the briefs filed in the District Court’s re-examination of its ruling in the Georgia State copyright…
  • Jul 2

    An international perspective on statutory damage

    An international perspective on statutory damage
    It has been a long time since we discussed statutory damages in this space.  Statutory damages are, of course, the high monetary damages that rights holders can elect when they sue someone for infringement.  Instead of having…
Rank this Week: 774

Strictly Legal - The Birkbeck Law…

Strictly Legal - The Birkbeck Law Librarian's Blog

Features library news, tips on new resources, links to useful web sites and more.

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

    Crossing Continents podcast

    Crossing Continents podcast
    If you're interested in the human angle of international affairs, then the BBC Radio 4 programme Crossing Continents may be of interest. The range of the series both in terms of subject matter and geographical scope is wide, with many of…
  • Jul 14

    HM Inspector of Prisons for England & Wales Annual Report

    HM Inspector of Prisons for England & Wales Annual Report
    The most recent annual report from Her Majesty's Inspector of Prisons, covering 2014/15 has been published today.It includes sections on men in prison, women in prison, children in custody, immigration detention and police custody. It has…
  • Jul 6

    Judicial Committee of the Privy Council - finding judgments and case paper

    Judicial Committee of the Privy Council - finding judgments and case paper
    A number of Privy Council decisions are already available via BAILII (the British and Irish Legal Information Institute). Included are all decisions from 1996 as well as selected historical decisions from the early 19th century onwards. The…
Rank this Week: 4356

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Oh Brother!

    Oh Brother!
    Sometimes when I read cases freshly minted by the courts, I think, "you gotta be kidding me!"  Take, for instance the case I read today in the Daily Appellate Report, People v. Gross, 2015 DJDAR 8573. Seems, once upon a time,…
  • Jul 27

    Big Brother at its "best"

    Big Brother at its "best"
    Why do people blog about stuff they blog about?  While I generally talk about things legal, today I have a bug in my shorts and feel the need to rant.So, I was reading an article about a winery who was fined $115,000 for allowing…
  • Jul 20

    A better mousetrap

    A better mousetrap
    One of the things I like about working at a law library is the fact that every day is different.  Yes, I do some of the same things but we get new and interesting questions every day.  Some questions I file away as experience and…
Rank this Week: 3611

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Canadian Lawyer Magazine Top 25 List of Most Influential People in Law

    Canadian Lawyer Magazine Top 25 List of Most Influential People in Law
    Canadian Lawyer Magazine has released its 6th annual list of the Top 25 Most Influential people in the country's justice system and legal profession: "We aim to select lawyers who have been influential within the profession as well as…
  • Aug 3

    ABA Journal Cover Story on Why Hollywood Loves Lawyer

    ABA Journal Cover Story on Why Hollywood Loves Lawyer
    The ABA Journal has a feature article this month on Why Hollywood loves lawyers (as in "loves movies with lawyer characters as heroes", not as in loves studio lawyers to bail movie stars out of jail for DUI and drug offences). Check it…
  • Aug 1

    Nominations Open for ABA Joutrnal Annual List of the 100 Best Legal Blog

    Nominations Open for ABA Joutrnal Annual List of the 100 Best Legal Blog
    Every year, the ABA Journal selects a Blawg 100 list (2014 list) of the best legal blogs based on input from readers.It is time once again for nominations. Nominations can be sent in until the end of the day Aug. 16, 2015.Here are the…
Rank this Week: 570

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

Covers recent legal developments, legal practice tools, and law library resources in Connecticut.

http://ersa.jud.ct.gov/lawlibnews/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspx
  • Aug 3

    Contract Law Appellate Court Opinion - 8/3/2015

    Contract Law Appellate Court Opinion - 8/3/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Contract Law Opinions Body: AC36225 - Beck & Beck, LLC v. Costello ("In this action arising from the legal representation of the defendant...by the plaintiff...the defendant appeals from the judgment of the…
  • Aug 3

    Family Law Appellate Court Opinions - 8/3/2015

    Family Law Appellate Court Opinions - 8/3/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Family Opinions Body: AC36589 - Lawrence v. Cords ("The defendant...appeals from the postdissolution judgment of the trial court finding him in contempt for failing to comply with certain court orders regarding…
  • Aug 3

    Workers' Compensation Appellate Court Opinion - 8/3/2015

    Workers' Compensation Appellate Court Opinion - 8/3/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Workers’ Compensation Opinions Body: AC36836 - Riveiro v. Fresh Start Bakeries (Workers' Compensation; " The plaintiff claims that the commission should not have allowed the defendants to challenge whether…
Rank this Week: 4381

AALL's Washington Blawg

AALL's Washington Blawg

From the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://aallwash.wordpress.com
  • Aug 3

    August Washington E-Bulletin

    August Washington E-Bulletin
    The August issue of the Washington E-Bulletin is available now on AALLNET. IN THIS ISSUE Vol. 2015, Issue 08 A LOOK AHEAD So-Called Cybersecurity Legislation Called Into Question ACT NOW Tell your Senators to Oppose the Cybersecurity…
  • Jul 28

    Stop CISA

    Stop CISA
    By Elizabeth Holland Today, AALL joins a number a number of privacy advocates, civil liberties groups, security experts, and technology companies for a Day of Action in opposition to the Cyber Information Sharing Act (CISA, S. 754). Our…
  • Jul 24

    U.S. Copyright Office Belongs in the Library of Congre

    U.S. Copyright Office Belongs in the Library of Congre
    By Emily Feltren Last month, Representatives Tom Marino (R-Penn.) and Judy Chu (D-Calif.) introduced a discussion draft of the Copyright Office for the Digital Economy Act or CODE Act, which proposes to establish the Copyright Office as an…
Rank this Week: 4396

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Aug 3

    Reading Room Closed August 2-23

    Reading Room Closed August 2-23
    Due to the scheduled table refinishing the Reading Room will be closed August 2-23. Access is still available to the CLC, and to the scanner and copier area. Most of the reference collection is still available. Ask for at the circulation desk…
  • Jul 31

    Summer hours resume August 1

    Summer hours resume August 1
    Due to the bar exam and electrical work, library hours have recently been expanded and then contracted. As of August 1, 2015 our normal summer hours will resume. Please see the calendar page for opening and closing times.
  • Jul 31

    Pew Research on Public Opinion of the Supreme Court

    Pew Research on Public Opinion of the Supreme Court
    The Pew Research Center recently released an article  and report on public perception of the U.S. Supreme Court. As the Court reached the end of another term, Pew conducted a survey of over 2,000 adults and found that 61% of Republicans…
Rank this Week: 1700

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 3

    Recent Acquisitions, July 27 – August 3, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, July 27 – August 3, 2015
    24 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 12 from 2015: HJ 197 G675 2013 Governance and finance of metropolitan areas in federal systems Oxford University Press, 2013 xii, 372 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm K…
  • Jul 30

    A Brush with History: Where were you when Louis Riel was tried?

    A Brush with History: Where were you when Louis Riel was tried?
    Deeds are not accomplished in a few days, or in a few hours. A century is only a spoke in the wheel of everlasting time – Louis Riel Two years ago, on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John … Continue reading →
  • Jul 27

    Recent Acquisitions, July 20 – July 27, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, July 20 – July 27, 2015
    77 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 21 from 2015: Clearing the Plains : disease, politics of starvation,… Daschuk, James W. 1961- E 78 C2 D37 2013 Clearing the Plains : disease, politics of starvation, and…
Rank this Week: 4670

Old Fox's KM blotter

Old Fox's KM blotter

Covers knowledge management.

http://0ldfox.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 2

    Big Brother

    Big Brother
    link"Today, Friday 31 July 2015, 9am CEST, WikiLeaks publishes "Target Tokyo", 35 Top Secret NSA targets in Japan including the Japanese cabinet and Japanese companies such as Mitsubishi, together with intercepts relating to US-Japan…
  • Jul 30

    How to Lie with Statistic

    How to Lie with Statistic
    linkHow to Lie with Statistics (1954) by Darrell Huff (July 15, 1913 – June 27, 2001) is an introduction to statistics for the general reader. It uses a breezy, non-mathematical approach to making…
  • Jul 29

    Homicide rates of western counties...

    Homicide rates of western counties...
    link •Reply•Share › Terry "OldFox" Seale  savannahchimp • 3 days agoPardon me, Mr. savannachimp, but I can't let that stand. You are shamelessly blowing total Hot Air up our skirts here and…
Rank this Week: 4349

The Fred Parks Law Library Blog

The Fred Parks Law Library Blog

Covers legal news and resources. From the South Texas College of Law.

http://thefredparkslawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 2

    Library Intersession Hour

    Library Intersession Hour
    This is just a friendly reminder that the Fred Parks Law Library has begun Intersession hours. From August 1-August 15, 2015 our hours will be as follows:Opening HoursMon.-Sat.-- 8:30am-9:00pmSunday-- CLOSEDPatron Services…
  • Jul 13

    The Borders of Technology - Modria Resolution Center

    The Borders of Technology - Modria Resolution Center
    Modria is a company that's working on developing innovations in dispute resolution.  This much is clear, and so far there's nothing controversial.  EBay uses their systems to act as online dispute resolution - Modria's systems guide…
  • Jul 9

    The Supreme Play - Scalia/Ginsburg, Opera

    The Supreme Play - Scalia/Ginsburg, Opera
    Don't know what you're doing in the middle of  July?  Why not attend Scalia/Ginsburg at the Castleton Festival in Virginia, an opera covering the rather turbulent relationship between these two pillars of the American legal…
Rank this Week: 4337

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/
  • Jul 31

    Good News About Employment for Law Grad

    Good News About Employment for Law Grad
    A recent press release from the National Association for Law Placement (NALP.org) states that “the overall employment rate for the Class of 2014 was 86.7% of graduates for whom employment status was known, the first year that the rate…
  • Jul 13

    2015 January 1Ls Argued in their Moot Court Competition

    2015 January 1Ls Argued in their Moot Court Competition
    POST WRITTEN BY: Cassandra Castellano (’17), J.D. Pace Law School & Lucie Olejnikova Pace Law School hosted its Annual Louis V. Fasulo Moot Court Competition for the 2015 January Class on July 8, 2015. About 40 lawyers and…
  • Jun 18

    Court Rules Uber Driver is an Employee, not an Independent Contractor

    Court Rules Uber Driver is an Employee, not an Independent Contractor
    The Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco, issued an opinion on an appeal of a Labor Commission decision in Uber Technologies, Inc. v. Berwick, CGC 15-546378. The plaintiff, Barbara Berwick, maintained she was an employee of…
Rank this Week: 3099

National Indian Law Library --…

National Indian Law Library -- News

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

http://nilllibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/30

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/30
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition was filed in Jensen v. EXC, Inc. (Jurisdiction, Non-Indian Fee Land) and in Wisconsin v. Ho-Chunk Nation (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act,…
  • Jul 16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/16
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Torres v. Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians (Sovereign Immunity, Liability of Tribal Officers) on 6/22/15. See also…
  • Jul 2

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/02

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/02
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was granted on June 30, 2015 for Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. U.S. (Self-determination Contract) U.S. Courts of Appeals…
Rank this Week: 1386

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

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

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Jul 30

    Social Security Amendments of 1965

    Social Security Amendments of 1965
    On this day in 1965,  President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments of 1965 into law. This act is notable because provisions within it created Medicare and Medicaid. Social Security Amendments of…
  • Jul 28

    Library Closed Through Sunday, Aug. 9

    Library Closed Through Sunday, Aug. 9
    Starting Tuesday, July 28, through Sunday, Aug. 9, the library will be closed in order to complete construction by Orientation. Library staff will be available by phone at 404-413-9100 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. If…
  • Jul 23

    Free Federal Legal Research Resource

    Free Federal Legal Research Resource
    While many attorneys utilize Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance, or WestlawNext to conduct federal legal research, there are plenty of free options that researchers can use to conduct legal research. Below is a selected list of free resources,…
Rank this Week: 3033

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: 3647

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/
  • Jul 29

    New Features Added to Congress.gov Based on Customer Feedback

    New Features Added to Congress.gov Based on Customer Feedback
    Today on In Custodia Legis, the Law Library of Congress announced the July enhancements to Congress.gov. Based on customer feedback, Congress.gov added new features that help with accessibility and provide additional content. New items…
  • Jul 13

    Visions of Liberty: A Conversation with Ira Glasser and Bob Adelman

    Visions of Liberty: A Conversation with Ira Glasser and Bob Adelman
    Date: Monday, August 3, 2015 Time: 1:00 p.m. Place: Library of Congress, James Madison Building, Mumford Room (LM-649), 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. 20540 Join us as we welcome world-renowned documentary photographer Bob…
  • Jun 19

    Canada Added to the Indigenous Law Portal

    Canada Added to the Indigenous Law Portal
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to open the Canadian portion of the Indigenous Law Portal (http://www.loc.gov/law/help/indigenous-law-guide/americas/north-america/canada/index.php). This new segment of the portal expands our coverage for…
Rank this Week: 946

The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare…

The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room Blog

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

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

    The Otis Family: Part 3

    The Otis Family: Part 3
     Two previous posts showcased some of our Otis materials, which are largely related to the legal practice of James Otis, Sr. Otis was the father of the patriot James Otis, Jr., the poet and political writer Mercy Otis Warren, and the…
  • Jul 14

    Recent Acquisition: More from Joseph Story on Proposed Federal Bankruptcy Law

    Recent Acquisition: More from Joseph Story on Proposed Federal Bankruptcy Law
     A previous post introduced readers to the correspondence between Joseph Story and William Tudor. At the time of the letters, Story (1779-1845) was serving as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Tudor, who wanted to…
  • Jun 29

    New Acquisition: Commonplace Book of a Massachusetts Practitioner

    New Acquisition: Commonplace Book of a Massachusetts Practitioner
    This new acquisition is commonplace book filled in by Julian Abbot (1806-1891), a 19th century lawyer in Lowell, Massachusetts. The book, called the Index Rerum: Or Index of Subjects..., Northampton, MA,1836 (3rd edition), is essentially…
Rank this Week: 4393

Ramsey County Law Library Blog

Ramsey County Law Library Blog

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

http://ramseylawlibrary.org/
  • Jul 29

    A Page-Turning Career

    A Page-Turning Career
    Following last Sunday’s front page feature in the Star Tribune, now is the time to recognize Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page, who must  retire next month when he turns 70 years old.  (This is the mandatory…
  • Jul 23

    Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department (and Some Interesting History)

    Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department (and Some Interesting History)
    Once upon a time a Minnesota prize fighter retired from the ring and went on to become a beloved public servant. Maybe Tommy Gibbons was not the first name that first came to your mind. Nonetheless, his story is that of…
  • Jul 15

    Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

    Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
    Last week the Second Judicial District’s Veterans Treatment Court was spotlighted in both the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press. Ramsey County’s newest problem-solving court was started in December of 2013 to respond to the…
Rank this Week: 1986