Friday, March 05, 2010

Research: What Employers Want You to Know

To help you refresh your skills, the Library will present our TOP 10 Research Skills Workshops March 10-24.

Start with:
Civics 101: What Every Lawyer Should Know But Doesn’t"
Wednesday, March 10, 12:10-1pm
in Room 242


"Location, Location, Location: Where to find Statutes and Regulations”

Monday, March 15, 5:10-6pm in Room 242

And don’t miss our feature workshop on Monday, March 15, 12:10-1:30pm in Room 242 . A law firm and corporate librarian will share their insights on Law Practice Survival Tips and Cost Efficient Research.

A full schedule is on the Library’s LexLounge group page in the Discussion Forums. No need to sign up. Pizza will be served.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Copyright Protection On Social Networking Sites

The ubiquity of social networking sites and their widespread use have begun to raise many questions, such as those that involve personal privacy.

Another issue is protecting the content of what users post to their sites and profiles. This article from the Legal Intelligencer offers an interesting overview of the intellectual property issues implicated in the use of social networking sites.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Securities Law Research Guide

The Securities and Exchange Commission web site has a nice guide on researching Federal Securities laws. The guide has a list of major securities statutes, an explanation of SEC rules and rulemaking, links to the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations, an explanation of SEC interpretive releases, and much more. It is a nice place to start securities research.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, March 01, 2010

HeinOnline's Taxation and Economic Reform in America

HeinOnline's Taxation and Economic Reform in America feature provides access to an archive covering 225 years of American tax and economic reform. The library includes legislative histories, law review articles and current legislation.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Government Twitter

Many government agencies are now on Twitter. For attorneys who work in heavily-regulated practice areas, keeping track of these tweets can be useful. This is a fairly comprehensive list of federal Twitter accounts.

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