Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Research Resources: Family Law Reporter (BNA)

If you are looking for a family law resource, try the Family Law Reporter (BNA).  Family Law Reporter provides access to court decisions, including those before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as legislative and regulatory news, conferences and other developments in key areas of family law from across the country.

You can skim articles by date, topic, or category with the tools on the banner.  By using the Hot Topic link, you can access recent news articles published under a particular category, or create your own using the Customize feature.

For a quick search of the entire collection, use the search box at the top of the page. limit your search by date, focus on specific fields, or use Boolean search operators, access the Advanced Search tool

To the Family Law Reporter (BNA):
  • Go to the the law library's home page.  Click "Topic List."
  • Then, click "Family Law"
  • Scroll down to Family Law Reporter (BNA)

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

RAND Health

If you need to research (or just have an interest in) health law, policy, or other health care issues, RAND Health resources are invaluable.  The RAND Corporation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization focused on policy research and solutions, has gathered more than 280 experts from many disciplines to create its RAND Health division, "one of the largest independent health research groups in the world."

At RAND Health you can explore many facets of the Affordable Care Act, including research briefs on current developments and issues in implementing the Act. The Rand Health menu also links to a broad range of health policy commentary, research articles, and contemporary health care and policy surveys.  Rand Health is one of the best objective health policy resources for exploring these topics.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, March 23, 2015

10 Lessons

The Lawyerist has an interesting post titled "10 Lessons You Weren't Taught in Law School".  I think some law schools actually do teach a few of the items in the list but most are life not legal lessons.  This list is:

1.  How to Handle Conflict
2.  How to Forgive
3.  How to Have Difficult and Uncomfortable Conversations
4.  How to be Present
5.  How to Maintain Physical and Emotional Health
6.  How to be Compassionate
7.  How to Manage Personal Finances
8.  How to Manage Law Firm Finances
9.  How to Create and Sustain Your Own Brand
10.  How to Collaborate with Others (Nicely)

The Lawyerist expands on each item in the list and there are some good comments as well.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat