Saturday, January 16, 2010


If you want a quick and fun way to keep up with new legal technology and technology-related legal issues, including cool new features and developments in mobile devices, email, and legal software, try attorney Rick Georges' blog, Futurelawyer. Georges is a Florida practitioner, author, and adjunct law professor with an avid interest in technology and its impact on both the law and the work and lives of lawyers. The site has a sense of humor and a lawyer-centered focus on what technology works best. You can also set up an RSS feed.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Friday, January 15, 2010


The Library will be open 10am-6pm and I will be prowling on Martin Luther King Day, this coming Monday (Jan. 18th). There will be a Reference Librarian here to answer your questions.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Peculiar Economic Indicators

Are you wondering which way the economy is headed? If so, then odds are that you are following such factors as GDP and real estate sales figures to gauge the economy’s direction. Has it occurred to you, however, that you might do better by tracking the sales of men’s underwear? This ABC news story explains.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

CCH WorkDay Blog

Keep up with employment law news with the CCH WorkDay blog. Authored by CCH editors, the blog provides regular insights into legislative activity, cases of note, and other breaking news in employment law.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Wacky Laws

Hat tip to Law Librarian blog for list of Wacky Laws that are (apparently) still on the books. Citations are not given so we can't verify that these are true, but they are fun to read.

#6. In Kentucky it is illegal to sell, exchange, offer to sell or exchange, display, or possess living baby chicks, ducklings, or other fowl or rabbits that have been dyed or colored. It is also illegal to dye or color baby chicks, ducklings, fowl or rabbits. And unless they are at least two months old, the aforementioned animals must be sold in batches of six.

This may be true, but there is an actual reason for this law. When I was a child - a long time ago - it was common for parents to give a child(ren) a colored chick, duckling or rabbit as a gift at Easter.

So as silly as these laws appear some of them served a purpose at the time.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Interview Tips

The Career Center has posted the first of 12 articles containing interview tips. The tips in this first article should not be new to most attorneys, both new and old, but it never hurts to remind one's self.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat