Thursday, October 24, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court Adds Two New Cases To Docket

In Hall v. Florida, the Court will decide "whether the Florida scheme for identifying mentally retarded defendants in capital cases violates Atkins v. Virginia”.

In Robers v. United States, the Court “will rule on an issue regarding restitution as a penalty for bank loan fraud”.

Read more here.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ideas on How to Improve The Bluebook? Online Survey - Reply by November 8

Citing Legally recently posted a survey for ideas on how to improve the Bluebook, if you would like to participate in the survey, submissions must be recieved by November 8.

"In preparation for the commencement of work on the 20th edition of The Bluebook, due out in 2015, that manual’s proprietors have placed a survey online at:  Anyone with views on how that reference might be improved in scope, delivery, or content should register them … soon."

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

SignEasy App - An Easy Way to Sign Documents Online

The SignEasy app allows you to sign almost any documents online, fast and easy.  No more printing and scanning documents that need a signature!  You can add multiple signatures and even create a stamp for your documents.

SignEasy is available for Android, Apple and Blackberry devices.  Read more about the app in this Legal Productivity article.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, October 21, 2013

What did Einstein know about knowledge management?

This mind-map of Einstein is posted by David Griffiths on the The Knowledge Core Blog.  It is a collection of known Einstein quotes organized as an info-graphic.  Not specific to the legal world, but the questions and quotes are ideas that we should all keep in mind.

Example:"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler."

Just think how this may or may not apply to our laws. 

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat