Thursday, January 24, 2008

Discovery Resources

Those cutting-edge future litigators among you might find the Discovery Resources Web site to be of interest.

Discovery Resources aggregates current information about electronic discovery for the legal community from a variety of different online sources. The site’s aim “is to keep legal professionals informed and [to] provide the best tools available to evaluate the wide range of technological and legal issues associated with electronic discovery.” Resources include articles, news items, links to e-discovery case law, rules and regulations, and practice-based tools.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Manage Your Library Transactions With "My Library Account" and "Preferred Searches"

Save time by re-running important searches using the "Preferred Searches" option in "My Library Account.” Preferred Searches allows you to save search results when using the library catalog. To access Preferred Searches:

  • Log in to your My Library Account
  • Click "Search Catalog"
  • Key in your search terms and click “Submit”
  • When your search results display, click “Save as preferred search”
  • The next time you use “My Library Account” click the preferred search icon to retrieve your saved searches.
  • Click the “Search” link to re-run your search
  • Remember to log out

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Dying Speeches & Bloody Murders: Crime Broadsides Collected by the Harvard Law School Library

From the Cornell Law Library's InSITE website reviews: We learn that Harvard Law School Library digitized its collection of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British crime broadsides, covering the years 1707 to 1891.

A sheet of paper printed on one side only or containing one large page without columns. The term is applied to such works as copies of a "last dying speech" of some celebrated criminal, and other similar street literature. Walter Thomas Rogers. A Manual of Bibliography ... (1891), p. 188

Just as programs are sold at sporting events today, broadsides -- styled at the time as "Last Dying Speeches" or "Bloody Murders" -- were sold to the audiences that gathered to witness public executions in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain.

An interesting collection to remind us that not all that long ago executions were popular public events. Dying Speeches & Bloody Murders: Crime Broadsides Collected by the Harvard Law School Library.

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Court Rules and Forms, Nationwide

There's no need to browse through poorly organized official court websites looking for the local rules of procedure, because this LLRX page offers links to court rules for most courts in the U.S., as well as links to online forms and dockets.

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