Category Archives: Current Events

We Can’t Always Get What We Want, but…

Sometimes we don’t get what we want in life. Sometimes circumstances cause us to zag when we thought we would be zigging. The past few weeks, nay months, have included many disappointments for all of us.  Cancelled plans, frayed relationships, … Continue reading

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Telecommuting 101

Today is my first day as a telecommuter. I am an extrovert and have habitually chosen jobs that require me to interact not only with coworkers, but also the public, on a consistent basis. I say require, but these interactions … Continue reading

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The Future of PACER

PACER or Public Access to Court Electronic Records is a government run website that allows anyone to make an account and access court records electronically. This data is pulled from CM/ECF an electronic filing system that, according to a 2014 … Continue reading

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It’s all about the culture

Every law firm is different.  Not in just the obvious ways like size, location, and areas of practice.  But in more subtle ways, and the most variable factor is firm culture.  The firm culture varies from firm to firm.  It … Continue reading

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If Busy, Then Try This

The culture of productivity is deeply embedded in American society.  From its inception, with the habits of Benjamin Franklin, to the modern-day obsession with improving productivity at all costs, we’ve been taught for generations that we should be constantly improving … Continue reading

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Resource Spotlight: HeinOnline’s Gun Regulation and Legislation in America Database

by Tarica LaBossiere  After a racially charged mass shooting in New Zealand made headlines last week, the debate surrounding gun control legislation and reform has once again risen to the forefront of the U.S. agenda. The U.S. is a known … Continue reading

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Internet Librarian 2018

There is a conference for librarians that I have just learned of: Internet Librarian 2018. As law librarians, it behooves us to keep abreast of technological advances. I am always looking for different tech conferences that do not specifically revolve … Continue reading

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