Upcoming SRU Workshops 9/16 & 9/17

by Sarah Prosory 16. September 2010 11:10

The week has flown by fast! Here's a listing of what workshops are still available for you to attend this week:

For Lawyering Process 1 students: Introduction to Westlaw & Lexis

  • Thursday 9/16 @ Noon
  • Thursday 9/16 @ 7:40pm
  • Friday 9/17 @ Noon
  • Friday 9/17 @ 1pm
  • Friday 9/17 @ 3pm

For all students: Scholarly Writing:Research Sources and Bluebooking

Writing an AWR? Review research sources and The Bluebook! We'll go over databases such as HeinOnline and LegalTrac.

  • Friday, 9/17 @ 2pm

All workshops are held in the Law Library Computer Lab located on the 2nd floor of the tower.

To RSVP visit: www.phoenixlaw.edu/librarycalendar

Closed Case Legal Research: using the National Archives

by Rob 15. September 2010 15:38

Federal case files that are closed are transferred from the Courts to the National Archive. From the 1960s onwards, regional archives store transcripts, pleadings, exhibits, dockets, and any other proceedings from the Federal Courts of Appeal, Bankruptcy Court, Civil and Criminal Courts.

Arizona Federal case files are stored at the National Archive center in Riverside, CA. For a fee anything can be obtained and delivered to the legal researcher. You can also gumshoe your way to Riverside to access the case archive in person. This same system is administered by the National Archives nationally so closed case files from any jurisdiction can be accessed.

See NARA Info: http://www.archives.gov/pacific/frc/riverside/court-records  

Here is an example of legal research not typically conducted online, but some of these documents are being scanned and added to databases like Westlaw.  





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