SRU Workshop: Free Online Legal Sources, Wednesday Nov. 10th

by Sarah Prosory 8. November 2010 15:16

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One final SRU Workshop for this semester... join us on Wednesday, November 10th at 4pm in the computer lab to learn all about Free Online Legal Sources!

RSVP here. Questions? Call 602-682-6898 or email.

Workshops for Friday November 5th 2010

by Sarah Prosory 4. November 2010 17:14

Due to unforseen circumstances, the Westlaw and Lexis Q & A workshops have been cancelled for Friday, November 5th 2010. The FastCase workshop is still scheduled at Noon.

If you have any questions about Westlaw or Lexis, feel free to contact Koviena Nelson at (602) 682-6843 or Kristin Moye (602) 682-6883 to arrange a meeting. A meeting will count as attendance at the cancelled workshop. As always, you can contact the reference desk at (602) 682-6898 or by email.

Thanks for your understanding!

 

Final FastCase Workshop of the Semester This Friday Nov. 5th!

by Sarah Prosory 4. November 2010 12:00

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Are you an alumni of Phoenix Law and a current member of the State Bar of Arizona? Are you a current student at Phoenix Law and plan to be a member of the bar in the future?

Come learn all about FastCase! This SRU Workshop open to all students, faculty, and alumni, will help you discover an affordable alternative to Westlaw and Lexis that firms use to conduct research of a variety of legal resources including cases, statutes, and secondary sources. FastCase is also free to those who are members of the State Bar of Arizona.

Details: Friday, November 5th, 2010 at Noon in the Teaching/Computer Lab on the 2nd floor of the Tower.

Please note, this is our last FastCase workshop for the semester!

RSVP is not required, but is available.

Questions? Email or call (602) 682-6898.

Facebook Trial Court Documents on Westlaw

by Sarah Prosory 3. November 2010 16:35

      

I was doing some research in Westlaw today, and on the "Westlaw" tab they were highlighting some new trial court documents. As quoted from Westlaw (you will need to log-in to Westlaw to view the links): 

"Check out these new trial court documents: Lawsuits featured in The Social Network: Saverin Cross-Complaint against Zuckerberg and Facebook: 2006 WL 6627814; Zuckerberg complaint against Saverin: 2008 WL 8099168 Winklevoss/Connectu Complaint against Zuckerberg and Facebook: 2007 WL 1230524."

I recently saw the movie, The Social Network, so these documents really sparked my interest. I never had heard of the Winklevoss twins until I saw the movie, so this was a treat to view the documents! Thanks Westlaw!

Have you seen the movie yet? What did you think? Tell us in the comments below!

SB 1070: In the News and in Your Library

by Patrick Lopez 3. November 2010 10:28

 

Oral arguments were heard earlier this week by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on the stay placed upon Arizona's controversial Immigration law SB 1070. Arizona's governor, Jan Brewer, took time away from campaigning on the eve of election day to attend the court proceedings.

The parties in this case are U.S. government and the State of Arizona. The case first appeared before the Federal District Court for the State of Arizona where a partial stay was granted on some of the most controversial portions of the law. The State of Arizona appealed this stay which brought the case to the Ninth Circuit court. The U.S. government argued that SB 1070 was pre-empted by federal statutes. The State of Arizona argued that the provisions in question were consistent with congressional objectives, and not pre-empted by federal law.

  View a full video of the oral arguments here.

We also invite members of the Phoenixlaw community to stop by our latest library display focusing on SB 1070 and surrounding immigration issues.  The display features the briefs filed in this case, a full transcript of the proceedings, books and magazine articles dealing with immigration law, and immigration law treatises selected from the library’s collection.   We also included a few position statements from organizations representing differing views on the matter.  Stop by and become informed about this controversial issue that has brought national attention to Arizona. Several states appear poised to enact similar laws of their own and are closely following this case.

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