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Legal Beagle's Archive for June 2008

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06/30/2008 at 11:00 PM
Check out the Bristol Fourth of July Committee’s website for information about the events scheduled during Bristol’s 223rd Annual Fourth of July Celebration.  Established in 1785, the Bristol Fourth of July Celebration is the oldest continuous celebration of its kind in the United States.  On July 3 beginning at 9:40 p.m., there will be a fireworks display in Bristol Harbor.  On July 4, Patriotic Exercises will take place beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Independence Park with the Military, Civil and Firemen’s Parade starting at 10:30 a.m.  WLNE-TV/ABC6 will be broadcasting the...
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06/23/2008 at 11:00 PM
The American Film Institute recently aired a program on network television about its selection of the top ten movies in several movie genres. Here are the American Film Institute’s top ten courtroom dramas. • 1. “To Kill a Mockingbird,” 1962 • 2. “12 Angry Men,” 1957 • 3. “Kramer Vs. Kramer,” 1979 • 4. “The Verdict,” 1982 • 5. “A Few Good Men,” 1992 • 6. “Witness for the Prosecution,” 1957 • 7. “Anatomy of a Murder,” 1959 • 8. “In Cold Blood,” 1967 • 9. “A Cry in the Dark,” 1988 • 10. “Judgment at Nuremberg,” 1961 For more information go to the AFI: 10 Top 10, Courtroom Dramas.
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06/16/2008 at 11:00 PM
Lawyer and award-winning journalist Ross Guberman offers 12 writing tips for summer associates in a recently published article in the National Law Journal. His writing tips include: • Do not agonize over every word. • Check the draft carefully for typos, citation errors, spelling mistakes and formatting glitches. • Obtain information about format, final length of the document, length of time to spend on the document, existence of a document within the firm that can be used as a template, and what will be done with the document once it is submitted to the supervising attorney. • Find out how...
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06/10/2008 at 11:00 PM
With the recent merger of publishing giant Thomson and international news agency Reuters, the Thomson website FindLaw for Legal Professionals was revamped with a new look, easier navigation, and additional content.  Major categories of content consist of primary legal research materials, resources for managing one’s career and practice, and legal news and in-depth commentary provided by leading legal scholars. Click on “Research the Law” tab to access federal and state cases & codes, case opinion summaries, and sample business contracts. One can also research an attorney or law firm...
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06/02/2008 at 11:00 PM
For those who are devotees of legal news, check out the ABA Journal website!  The ABA Journal is the publication of the American Bar Association and as stated on its website:“The ABA Journal is read by half of the nation’s 1 million lawyers every month. It covers the trends, people and finances of the legal profession from Wall Street to Main Street to Pennsylvania Avenue.” Content from the current ABA Journal and previous issues back to January, 2004 is available along with daily postings by the ABA Journal staff reporters on the latest legal stories.  Click on the Topics tab to...