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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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05/26/2010 at 12:00 AM
LexisNexis Communities enables law students and faculty, practitioners, paralegals, and other legal professionals to access news, blogs, podcasts, vidoecasts, and analysis of top cases in several practice areas for free. Registration with LexisNexis Communities is free and by registering, you can create a user profile, have a personalized My Community Page, access content and downloads available only to registered community members, and receive daily email alerts and a monthly newsletter.
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05/19/2010 at 12:00 AM
To find out more about the new Supreme Court nominee, the Law Library of Congress has compiled a web page consisting of links to articles, Congressional documents, Supreme Court oral argument transcripts, web resources and video.
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05/12/2010 at 12:00 AM
The Law Library’s web pages have been redesigned for enhanced access to our "banquet" of subscription databases, WebCatalog, library blog, research guides and other resources. "Entrees" include: About the Library for hours, policies, services and staff Ask a Librarian live chat Library Blog for news, tips, and advice Research & Resources for databases, research links, and publications WebCatalog for finding out what the Law Library has in its collection or has access to  
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04/30/2010 at 12:00 AM
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.
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04/22/2010 at 12:00 AM
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...
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04/14/2010 at 12:00 AM
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...
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04/07/2010 at 12:00 AM
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....
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04/01/2010 at 12:00 AM
Held last month, the 24th ABA Techshow is the premier annual event showcasing cutting-edge technology used in the practice of law.  In addition to the vendor/service providers’ exhibits, the ABA Techshow offers sessions for attorneys and legal support staff who work in various legal settings.  There are programs for novices and experts alike on social networking, the paperless practice, litigation/trial skills, Macs, cloud computing, e-discovery, mobile practice, finance, and smart phone applications.  Click to view the listings of websites reviewed at the ABA Techshow from...
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03/10/2010 at 01:00 AM
In addition to the weekly email to the law students that contains highlights from the Bureau of National Affairs U.S. Law Week covering the activities of the U.S. Supreme Court, devotees of the Court might want to check out the SCOTUSblog.  This blog offers comprehensive reporting of the U.S. Supreme Court’s current term activities.  The SCOTUSblog provides opinions and orders, commentary and analysis, new filings, petitions to watch, and term tracker. The SCOTUSblog’s sister site, SCOTUSwiki, is a source for links to briefs and documents, analysis that originally appeared on...
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03/10/2010 at 01:00 AM
For those looking to be their own boss, the Law Library offers a variety of publications for you to consult.  These books are located in the Law Library’s Career Collection and can be checked out for three weeks.  How to Start & Build a Law Practice by Jay Foonberg (KF300 .F66 2004) provides the basics on selecting a location for your office and equipping as well as obtaining clients and setting fees. Flying Solo: a Survival Guide for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer by William Gibson (KF300 .F58 2005) contains contributions by practitioners offering solutions to various problems...