BIALL Handbook of Legal Information Management

Author: Loyita Worley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317174461

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 452

View: 4617

The second edition of this popular handbook has been thoroughly updated by the original team of experts and some new contributors, to provide current best practice guidance on the key legal information issues for every type of service. Each of the chapters is updated to reflect general changes in law libraries and their users in the past seven years. In particular, the handbook covers new information technologies, including social networking and communication. New chapters also focus on the key topics of outsourcing, and the impact of the 2007 Legal Services Act. The second edition of this valuable handbook continues to be an important professional reference tool for managers and staff of all types of legal information services, and will help them with the challenges they face in their work every day.

Florida Legal Research

Author: Barbara J. Busharis,Suzanne E. Rowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594604041

Category: Law

Page: 219

View: 4198

This book fulfills the need of beginning legal researchers for concise explanations of the sources they will use early in their careers by combining an overview of essential primary and secondary sources with an introduction to research methods that will enable a novice researcher to move beyond the sources described in the text.A teacher's manual is also available. "Barbara J. Busharis and Suzanne E. Rowe have written a fine book to teach [the] basics. It should be in every library that supports Florida research. Overall, their book is excellent. It is well-written, well-planned, and extremely useful." -Legal Information Alert, Volume 22, #2, Alert Publications, Inc., Chicago, IL,, on the second edition ". . . a concise, no-nonsense book that will both educate laywers anew as well as remind them about what they once knew on everything from the basics to the truly obscure. . . . this book is well-written, clearly organized, and truly a gem." -Trial Advocate Quarterly, on the second edition

The Political Economy of Legal Information

The New Landscape

Author: Samuel E. Trosow

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780789007643

Category: Computers

Page: 200

View: 4686

From the informative information contained in The Political Economy of Legal Information: The New Landscape, you will discover how you, as a librarian or other information professional, can comprehend, cope with, and even try to influence the factors which comprise the new legal information landscape. You will discover the great changes in the legal publishing industry that have occurred within the last few years and the new ways in which legal information is produced, stored, disseminated, and used. The Political Economy of Legal Information will provide you with valuable tips to help you make sense of this new landscape so your library can reap the benefits of this new age. This informative book provides you with a collection of essays that describe, asses, and evaluate the political economy of information in the changing realm of legal publishing to keep you and your library on top of this dynamic situation. Through The Political Economy of Legal Information, you will find valuable insight into how you can make adjustments to constant technological changes by: confronting the cost efficiency model which promises both lower prices and greater effectiveness to help you make informed decisions about your library's technology learning about the economic logic of copyright laws to safeguard your library's reliance on big-name databases exploring the new Legal Publishers’List that provides a roadmap to the mergers and acquisitions that have characterized the publishing industry in recent years in order to choose the best manufacturer of the legal products in your library exploring case studies to help you understand how educational institutions, governmental entities, and small publishers can successfully cope with the new information landscape and to keep you informed of all the options available to your library Written by a wide cross section of people who are working with legal information,The Political Economy of Legal Information provides essential information to assist you and your library in staying informed regarding the fast-paced world of legal publishing.

Basic Legal Research

Tools and Strategies

Author: Amy E. Sloan

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454860901

Category: Law

Page: 384

View: 4215

This best-selling coursebook on legal research is known for its clear, step-by-step instruction in the basics. Using a building-block approach, Basic Legal Research: Tools and Strategies, Sixth Edition breaks material into discrete, readily comprehensible parts. Self-contained chapters on sources make the book flexible for any type of legal research course. Useful pedagogy throughout the text includes end-of-chapter checklists, clear examples, and summary charts. Helpful sample pages and examples of research sources guide students through the presentation, and an accompanying workbook provides exercises to test comprehension. Key Features of the Sixth Edition: Clear, step-by-step instruction covering the basics of legal research A building-block approach that breaks the material into discrete and comprehensible parts Self-contained chapters on research sources that make the book adaptable to any type of legal research course End-of-chapter checklists, numerous examples, and summary charts that aid in understanding, retention, and review Updated sample pages, screen shots, and references to research sources Completely revised material throughout, providing thorough instruction in the features and use of the main research platforms. Its updated coverage includes WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law.

Public Law Librarianship: Objectives, Challenges, and Solutions

Objectives, Challenges, and Solutions

Author: Selwyn, Laurie

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466621850

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 343

View: 8072

While there are common misconceptions regarding the definition of a public law library, it can be defined as a government mandated library which provides the public with access to legal resources. Largely, public law libraries are instituted by state or federal law. Public Law Librarianship: Objectives, Challenges, and Solutions aims to introduce firsthand knowledge on the funding, organizational structures, and governance related to the public law library. This book includes comprehensive research for current and future public law librarians to provide administrative guidance and professional sources essential for running a public law library.

Basics of Law Librarianship

Author: Deborah S. Panella

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0866569898

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 118

View: 4949

Here is an essential introductory guide on all aspects of law librarianship written especially for non-law librarians, library school students, and beginning law librarians. Although there are several excellent practical handbooks and numerous articles on specific topics of law librarianship for practicing law librarians, Basics of Law Librarianship is the only resource that addresses the information needs of the student or new law librarian. Author Deborah Panella, managing librarian of a large, prominent New York law firm, explores the major areas of law librarianship. She covers vital topics such as the legal clientele, collection development, research tools, technical services, impact of technology, and management issues, and describes what makes law libraries different from other special libraries. She has written a clear, readable volume without excessive detail or the use of special terminology. The bibliography of law library literature and the index add enormously to the book's value as a major reference.

A Dictionary of Statutory Interpretation

Author: William D. Popkin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 345

View: 2144

Each entry in this dictionary includes a definition, an explanation of the relevance of the term and ideas for statutory interpretation, some history about its use, and a concise discussion of contemporary issues.

Indexing Specialties


Author: Peter A. Kendrick,Enid L. Zafran

Publisher: Information Today, Inc.

ISBN: 9781573871136

Category: Computers

Page: 140

View: 2481

This release in the popular Indexing Specialities series is devoted to the topic of legal indexing, with contributions from more than a dozen leading practitioners. Sections include Getting Started, Indexing and Tabling Legal Cases, The Unique Challenges of Indexing Statutory Materials, New Technologies and Methodologies, and Reflections on Legal Indexing. This is a unique and valuable reference that belongs on the desk of every legal indexer.

Business Development for Lawyers

Strategies for Getting and Keeping Clients

Author: Sally J. Schmidt

Publisher: ALM Publishing

ISBN: 9781588521361

Category: Law

Page: 306

View: 8943

Whether you’re launching a practice or trying to expand your book of business, this new guide gives you the help you seek. From developing a reputation to developing relationships, from retaining existing clients to generating new business, Business Development for Lawyers: Strategies for Getting and Keeping Clients examines all the available techniques, providing you with the expert insights and practical tips you need to make them work for you. You’ll learn how to write for publications, make effective presentations, network, handle the media, get results from participating in conferences and social events, follow up with contacts, build relationships with referral sources, close the deal with prospective clients, and more. This new book from a leading law firm marketer and consultant is an excellent starting point for anyone developing a personal marketing plan or for the lawyer who wants to improve personal marketing and business development skills

Culture to Culture

A Guide to U.S. Legal Writing

Author: Jill J. Ramsfield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780890891186

Category: Law

Page: 380

View: 9795

"Indispensable to international students studying U.S. law, Culture to Culture explains the U.S. legal system's rhetorical preferences, linguistic specializations, and current conventions. Readers will be able to learn comfortably and quickly what U.S. audiences expect. The book provides students with U.S. legal tools for reading texts, analyzing problems, researching sources, organizing analytical patterns, and writing in acceptable legal styles. Covering a broad range of topics and questions, it introduces current conventions through a variety of legal texts, including letters, memos, transactional documents, briefs, exams, and scholarly papers. Culture to Culture will prepare international lawyers to be researchers and writers in both U.S. law schools and U.S. legal practices, or to return to their own countries with an analytical perspective on how U.S. lawyers research, analyze, negotiate, and write."--BOOK JACKET.

E-copyright Law Handbook

Author: Laura Lee Stapleton

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735529442

Category: Law

Page: 500

View: 1823

'(E-Copyright Law Handbook) offers more than enough substance for turning even the novice general-practice attorney into a full-bodied copyright specialist.' --Legal Information Alert (Volume 22, Issue 3). Alert Publications, Inc. Chicago, IL How far do the laws of copyright protection extend in the new digital age? E-Copyright Law Handbook answers this and many other critical questions that impact owners of copyright-protected material. Prepared by a team of successful intellectual property attorneys, the Handbook is a single-volume guide to focus on copyright technical developments and legal decisions so attorneys can advise clients on how to protect and exploit their digital content online.Concise, easy-to-read, yet comprehensive in scope, the Handbook offers an analysis of E-copyright transactions in computer/software, sound recordings, literary works, motion pictures, television and audio visual works, and visual arts.It also covers:The elements of copyright infringementThe intricacies of international copyright lawsCopyright infringement actions the limitation of liability for online copyright infringementAnd copyright protection in cyberspaceUp-to-the-minute coverage includes new statutes in copyright law including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Uniform Copyright Information Technology Act. the Handbook's user-friendly format provides easy access to practice tips, useful forms, an index of all the applicable statutes and a listing of additional legal resources for practitioners.

An Introduction to American Law

Author: Gerald Paul McAlinn,Daniel Allan Rosen,John Peter Stern

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 444

View: 1371

The fundamental rules, court cases, concepts and trends of each key subject in American law are presented in a narrative tailored to the reader without an American legal background. Each chapter covers a major area of law, summarizes the leading doctrines, analyzes recurring, current and developing trends, highlights areas of contemporary debate, offers streamlined versions of precedent-setting cases, raises questions for further discussion, and lists important vocabulary words.This book is ideal for readers who want to understand the contemporary American legal system at a more than superficial level, but who are not currently studying to become American lawyers. The style, organization and content make the book attractive for such readers as those planning on entering law school; paralegal assistants; students of American law outside of the United States; American undergraduates taking a course in American law and/or in a pre-law program; and graduate level students in subjects other than American law. The size, weight and price of the book are tailored to make the book attractive to students.

Web 2.0 and Libraries

Impacts, Technologies and Trends

Author: Dave Parkes,Geoff Walton

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1780631855

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 4882

In a world where computing power, ubiquity and connectivity create powerful new ways to facilitate learning, this book examines how librarians and information professionals can utilize emerging technologies to expand service and resource delivery. With contributions from leading professionals, including lecturers, librarians and e-learning technologists, this bookl explores strategic approaches for effectively implementing, living with, and managing revolutionary technological change in libraries. Explores the impact of the social and technological aspects of Web 2.0 on libraries and library services Draws on empirical research Experienced practitioners

Lawyers Guide to Formulas in Deal Documents and SEC Filings

Author: Carla J. Garrett,Hayden Trubitt,Matt Swartz

Publisher: Law Journal Seminars Press

ISBN: 9781588521538

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 6017

The Lawyers Guide to Formulas in Deal Documents and SEC Filings provides valuable drafting advice and shows you common mistakes that can drastically affect how much your client receives or has to pay.