Saturday, February 21, 2009

Licensed to Practice?

Finding out if an attorney is licensed to practice law in a particular state is the topic of a recently updated research guide and directory, "A Compilation of State Lawyer Licensing Databases," provided by the legal research and technology site, LLRX. This guide is a real time-saver with direct links to each state's online database of attorneys and the relevant telephone number that is sometimes needed to be certain that an attorney's registration is current. If you encounter a dead link in this guide,, which provides links to attorney registration, disciplinary, and lawyer referral sites for states and for some individual counties. Both are worth bookmarking for future reference.
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Friday, February 20, 2009

Guide to the Stimulus

Plan on buying a car this year? Wondering what your tax bill will look like for 2009? Get a guide to the new Stimulus package enacted into law at the NY Times. This guide lets you get information on the stimulus by categories such as Tax Cuts for Individuals, Energy, Housing and many others. Here you will see the basics of the tax incentives for buying a car and many other measures.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New Credit Crisis Victim: Bar Loans is reporting that the newest victims of the credit crisis are some law students who seek bar exam study loans.  Criteria for obtaining a bar study loan has apparently tightened, causing more applicants to be denied than in the past.  The WSJ Law Blog has also commented on the article

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Pres. Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act today. To assist citizens to understand this act a website was created to explain the act and to permit tracking of the money spent. is a one stop site for this important piece of legislation.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Free Federal Court Docs

There was an article in the New York Times last weekend about, which has taken a large number of federal court documents and made them free and available on the general internet, rather than downloadable for 8 cents per page on Pacer.  Watch out if your social security number was ever included in a court filing, though.

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