In Custodia Legis, A Blog from the Law Library of Congress

by Sarah Prosory 16. November 2010 17:00

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The Law Library of Congress is blogging! Since August 2nd 2010, the In Custodia Legis blog has provided some excellent blog posts about legal trends and current issues, pictures of the Law Library of Congress, government use of technology, and naturally stuff about Congress. The tone and humor of the blog is wonderful! I promise it will hold your attention and not put you to sleep!

The title of their blog, In Custodia Legis, is Latin for "in the custody of the law." Read more about the blog and its bloggers here.

A post from today particularly caught my eye, titled "When Legal Systems Collide: The Case of the 'Honeymoon Killer'". I am fascinated by this story, and will definitely be back to read the blogger's insights about the case. It is so wonderful to get a brief summary of what is going on as well as questions the blogger has pondered. And of course, links out to source documents are especially helpful if I have interest in reading more.

Hopefully you too will find the In Custodia Legis blog to be intriguing as well!

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!

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