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The Legal Beagle’s favorite book and that of dog lovers everywhere is Every Dog’s Legal Guide: A Must Have Book for Your Owner by Mary Randolph (KF390.5 .D6 R36 2005). His favorite movie is about the crime fighting pooch, Underdog! His current hero is Uno, the beagle who won Best in Show at the...

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Legal Beagle's Archive for April 2010

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04/29/2010 at 11:00 PM
New Law Library service: "Ask a Librarian!" "Ask a Librarian" is an IM service which provides real time reference assistance! It is accessible from the Law Library’s web pages and is available to anyone with an RWU email address. "Ask a Librarian" is ONLINE anytime a reference librarian is on duty. When it is OFFLINE, a Librarian will respond as soon as possible to your question by email. Of course, you can still visit a Librarian in person or call the Reference Desk at 401-254-4547 for assistance with research.
Posted by Library Blog
04/21/2010 at 11:00 PM
Got a Mac?  If you do, there are several blogs on using Macs in the practice of law.  Two popular ones are Mac Law Students and the Mac Lawyer.  These blogs, like other legal technology blogs, are great resources for news and product reviews on soon-to-be released hardware and software for the Mac computer and other Apple products such as the iPod, iPhone and iPad.  The Mac Law Students blog has lots of information for trouble shooting problems and using your Mac computer more efficiently. The Apple Business MacSolutions Legal web site offers free resources such as the...
Posted by Library Blog
04/13/2010 at 11:00 PM
The LLRX.com web journal is an excellent resource for articles and guides on legal research and technology used in the practice of law. Contributions are by law librarians and lawyers. New content is added monthly. Guides for researching foreign and comparative law are included in addition to those for U.S. law. LLRX.com provides links to court rules, forms and dockets.  There are reviews of the latest software applications, hardware, databases, and gadgets and articles on how the technology can help a law practice. For knowledgeable “how to” tips on practice management, marketing, or...
Posted by Library Blog
04/06/2010 at 11:00 PM
For those getting ready to take a bar exam or two, it is recommended that you read back and current issues of the legal newspaper(s) published for the state in which you plan on taking the bar exam.  Summaries of important court decisions are reported in legal newspapers and a significant case can be a source of inspiration for a bar examiner’s essay question!  The Law Library subscribes to ALM publishers’ Connecticut Law Tribune, Legal Intelligencer (Pennsylvania), and New York Law Journal.  For those taking the New Jersey bar exam, you can read ALM’s New Jersey Law Journal....