Category Archives: Patron Services

Let Us Not Forget About Bar Association Benefits

This weekend I was fortunate enough to travel to Austin, Texas for the POP Cats Convention. While there, I met up with a law school friend who just opened his own firm in Austin. While he has practiced law for … Continue reading

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Hello To A New School Year

Hello. Good morning! Bonjour. Buenos días. Howdy. While the phrase is common in many languages, it seems many people have forgotten how to say hello. The ubiquity of the smart phone has made professional pleasantries unnecessary. But are they really? With a … Continue reading

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Increasing Empathy in Lawyers through Reading

by Emily Siess Donnellan The idea that reading makes people more empathetic is not new. A 2006 study from University of Toronto found a connection between reading fiction and increased sensitivity to others. A 2013 study confirmed that reading fiction … Continue reading

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Academic Law Librarians Share Unique Student Services

by Nicole Downing The ALL-SIS Student Services Committee hosted a series of online discussions on topics related to student services throughout the month of April 2018. We received a lot of excellent responses filled with a wide variety of activities … Continue reading

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Reflecting on My Second Year as a Law Librarian

by Emily Siess Donnellan Saturday was Concordia Law’s graduation ceremony. This time of year makes me reflective. Graduation is both a beginning and an ending. It is the beginning of our grads new path and it is the ending of … Continue reading

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How Does Online Access to Court Records in Your State Compare?

by Nicole Downing One of the most common reasons public patrons call our reference desk is to ask about online access to North Carolina state court records. When we explain access in North Carolina, we receive one of two reactions: … Continue reading

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Reference as Strategy Game: We’re Here to Help

Regardless of where you are on life’s ladder, all you have to know is that there are lots of county law librarians all around the country that are waiting to help those in need find the solace they seek. Continue reading

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