Forms and other useful goodies from the Practical Law Company

by Ted McClure 11. August 2011 14:41

Faculty and students at PSL can get FREE (well, no additional charge) access to materials from the Practical Law Company. Most of these materials are business law oriented and from the perspective of the business attorney, although some have applications in other areas of law and other contexts. The kinds of materials available include:

  • Practice notes (including "Overviews" and "Toolkits")
  • Standard documents and clauses
  • Checklists
  • Articles
  • Updates

Practice notes, standard documents and clauses, and checklists are continuously updated. Some examples:

  • Tribal Finance: Overview (Practice Note)
  • Confidentiality Agreement: General (Mutual) (Standard Document)
  • Fiduciary Duties of the Board of Directors (Practice Note)
  • Bankruptcy: Overview of the Chapter 11 Process (Practice Note: Overview)
  • Sexual Harassment Toolkit (Practice Note: Overview)
  • US Copyright Duration Flowchart (Checklist)
  • Drafting arbitration agreements: checklist (Checklist)
  • Removal: How to Remove a Case to Federal Court (Practice Note)
  • Office Leasing: Tenant Estoppel Certificate (Standard Document)
  • Debt v. Equity Tax Classification Checklist (Checklist)

To set up your own account, click on "PLC LAW SCHOOL", click on "FREE PLC Access for Students, Faculty and Staff", fill in the blanks (use your phoenixlaw dot edu email address), agree to their terms of use, and click on "Register". They will send you your password (your email address will be your Username).

Prop Designer Wins Star Wars Copyright Case in UK

by Sarah Prosory 27. July 2011 08:46

For all you Star Wars fans... and those interested in copyright law and/or British law...

The prop designer who created the Storm Trooper helmets has won the battle against Lucasfilm in a copyright case in the UK. He can continue to sell the helmets in the UK, just not the US.

Read all about it here from the BBC.

 

Hat tip to Slashdot and TechCrunch for alerting me to this story.

ABA Journal: 30 Books, 30 Lawyers

by Sarah Prosory 26. July 2011 16:32

Saw this post by the ABA Journal: 30 Lawyers Pick 30 Books Every Lawyer Should Read

Surprisingly some of these books are not necessarily about lawyers, legal topics, or politics. Some are, but not all. As the post explains, these books are: "Sometimes for better, sometimes for worse, they help us define who and what we are—or what we are a part of, or what we have and can yet endure."

What is a book you'd recommend now that summer is coming to an end?

Legislative Research by State

by Sarah Prosory 22. July 2011 15:29

A former law librarian has taken up the task of posting legislative research information for each of the 50 states to her blog, a project she calls 50 States in 50 Weeks. Each week is another state, in alphabetical order of course! Week three was her post on Arizona legislative research. This is the 9th week and her post is on Florida legislative research.

Hat tip to Harvard Law School Library's Et Seq. blog for leading us to this great resource!

Some Friday fun..the states in alphabetical order! That reminds me of the song, Fifty Nifty United States! How many of you can sing the 50 States song? Get to about 45 seconds on the video below, where they begin: "Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas..."

AZ Move Over Law Revised, In Effect July 20th

by Sarah Prosory 21. July 2011 12:40

Did you know? Yesterday a revision to the 2005 "Move Over" Arizona law went into effect. The revision includes any vehicle pulled over with their emergency lights flashing, as well as emergency or police vehicles.

Read more about the revision here. (ABC15)

Read the official statute here. (AZ State Legislature)

Read an explanation from the AZ Department of Public Safety.

Be safe when driving!


Picture obtained from AZ Department of Public Safety website ©2011 Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS). All rights reserved.

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