Archive for May, 2011

May 31 2011

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RA Training Continues!

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Hello.  Just a reminder that this week the librarians are reprising the six RA training sessions. So, if you missed them last week, please drop in this week.  Here are the dates and times.  All classes are in room 334.

  • Managing Citations – 10-11 tomorrow.
  • Finding Court Documents – 11:30-12:30 tomorrow.
  • Legal News – 1:30-2:30 tomorrow.
  • Legislative History – 10-11 Thursday.
  • Finding Articles – 11:30-12:30 Thursday.
  • International Legal Research – 1:30-2:30 Thursday.

If you have any questions, please let us know.  Hope to see you there!

 

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May 25 2011

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Legislative History for RAs

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Hello RAs!

You can find the library’s Legislative History Research Guide at the link below.

http://lawlibraryguides.bu.edu/fedleghist

UPDATE 1: The Legislative History PowerPoint is here.

UPDATE 2: Examples of information used to find government documents is here.

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May 24 2011

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RA training: Strategies for Locating Court Documents

Court documents are frequently requested by faculty members. If you would like some practical suggestions and tips about how to handle these requests, this is the class for you. Join us at 11:30 am today in Room 334. This session will run an hour.

We will use the library’s research guide, Strategies for Finding Court Documents, which provides links to many free and commercial sites for case information and the full range of court documents.

This class will be offered again on June 1.

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May 23 2011

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RA Classes this Week and Next

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The library is hosting research training for RAs over the next 2 weeks.  Find a class you like and drop by.

May 25 at 11:30am
OR
Thursday, June 2 at
11:30am
Finding Articles

Find out about electronic indexes and full text databases for those difficult “Law &” research questions, where to locate and access electronic journals, and where to find page images of legal sources.

Room 334
Wednesday, May 25 at 1:30pm
OR
Thursday, June 2 at 1:30pm
International Legal Research Class

Think you might encounter research in the area of international or foreign law this summer? Come to this Introduction to Foreign, Comparative and International Law to learn how to navigate the world of global legal information with aplomb!

Room 334
Tuesday, May 24 at 11:30am
OR
Wednesday, June 1 at 11:30am
Strategies for Locating Briefs, Dockets, and other Court Documents

You know how to locate formal, published court decisions. But where can a researcher look for briefs, court dockets and other documents filed with and produced by federal and state courts? In this session, we’ll explore resources for identifying and obtaining briefs and other court documents- including Westlaw, Lexis, and other commercial databases, as well as the Pappas Law Library collections (in print and microfiche), and free Internet sites and other tools for obtaining court documents from trial and appellate courts, and for monitoring cases.

Room 334
Tuesday, May 24 at 1:30pm
OR
Wednesday, June 1 at 1:30pm
Legal News and Recent Developments

Need to know about the newest developments in your area of law? Learn about current awareness resources in law and how to have them sent to your e-mail address.

Room 334
Wednesday, May 25 at 10am
OR
Thursday, June 2 at 10am
Finding Legislative Documents/Legislative History Class

You will learn about the law making process and legislative documents that are generated at each step of the process. Learn how to find committee reports, committee hearings, floor debates, bill text and amendments, committee prints, House and Senate documents, and presidential statements.

Room 334
Tuesday, May 24 at 10am
OR
Wednesday, June 1 at 10am
Managing Documents and Citations

Where do you collect your documents? How do you manage you citations. Document and citation management software is out there. Create automatically bluebooked bibliographies. Let us show you how to use all the different products and how they will make you life easier.

Room 334
Tuesday, May 31 at 11am
Advanced Westlaw Training

Learn about advanced search techniques to make your research more efficient and hear about recently introduced services. Discover tools to help you keep track of your research and to monitor developing areas of law.

Room 334
Thursday, May 26th at 11am
Advanced LexisNexis Training

Learn about advanced search techniques to make your research more efficient and hear about recently introduced services. Discover tools to help you keep track of your research and to monitor developing areas of law.

Room 334
Friday, June 17th at 11am
Bloomberg Training

This session will introduce you to Bloomberg Law. Bloomberg LawSM is Bloomberg’s legal, regulatory and compliance platform, offering a suite of news, data, analytics and research tools to the legal and compliance community.
You must come to this class to sign-up for an individual account registration session.

Room 334

 

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May 17 2011

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Research Assistant Orientation & Pizza Lunch

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Want to know how to get books from other libraries?  Want a carrel?  Want to learn how to find a court docket?  Join us on Friday, May 20th at 11:30am in Rm 1270 for RA Orientation.  We will give you information vital to the job you will do this summer for your professor.  The meeting will be followed by a pizza lunch.  At 2:00pm join Steve Donweber for a hands-on introduction to many of the things mentioned in the meeting.  This class will meet in Rm 334.

If you haven’t registered yet, please do so here.

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May 16 2011

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Antitrust Plaintiffs Ordered to Pay eDiscovery Costs

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This is a big deal.

In a ruling that may send shivers up the spines of some plaintiffs lawyers, a federal judge in Pittsburgh has ruled that the winning defendants in an antitrust case are entitled to reimbursement of more than $367,000 in e-discovery costs.

In his 25-page opinion in Race Tires America Inc. v. Hoosier Racing Tire Corp., Judge Terrence F. McVerry of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania found that courts are increasingly approving awards of e-discovery costs, noting that one judge described them as “the 21st century equivalent of making copies.”

 

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