In a previous post, we told you about how to stay current with New Jersey Legal (& Local) News. Whether using print or electronic versions of legal newspapers and periodicals, staying current with current events may give you an edge in practice.
Legal newspapers or periodicals will inform you of relevant court decisions, the emergence of new laws, changes to existing laws, and may also include substantive legal articles written by experts in their fields (and sometimes, gossip).
Another way to stay current is to have some of that information emailed directly to your inbox. Justia can supplement your daily intake of legal news and analysis. Justia users can subscribe to receive daily newsletters of opinion summaries for the Supreme Court, Circuit Courts of Appeal, and all state supreme courts. That means that it can be as easy as a free and simple registration to stay on top of 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals and NJ State Supreme Court opinions (and more). Once you register, you can elect to receive daily opinion summaries by jurisdiction and/or practice area. Each summary is followed by a link to view the case; users will be taken to the case page to find the opinion summary followed by the full-text opinion (HTML or PDF).
Justia also offers a daily newsletter of their Legal Analysis and Commentary column: Verdict.
Verdict columns cover a broad range of legal subjects, including constitutional law, international human rights, new technologies, discrimination, family law, law and economics, defamation, consumer issues, child sexual abuse and animal rights.
These commentaries are written by today’s legal experts.
Written by CDS.
A new library collection is available through the Law Library’s HeinOnline database: U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals. This library features:
… the reports, decisions, and records, this library is a complete collection of the official case law of some of the United States most important U.S. Federal Agencies such as: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). It also includes more than 65 GPO best selling legal titles (from HeinOnline).
Users can browse this collection by Agency, Agency document, or GPO best sellers.
To access this collection: from the Law Library Homepage > Research Resources > Research Databases > HeinOnline, and the US Federal Documents, Decisions, and Appeals library will be available from the HeinOnline homepage.
Written by CDS.
This just in, from LexisNexis ® :
I’m excited to let you know that we’re again offering students unlimited access to Lexis Advance this summer! Here’s an update on the LexisNexis® 2014 Summer Access program, Think Like a Lawyer program, and related teaching tools as you prepare your students for their summer and post graduate positions. We appreciate any assistance you can provide in ensuring your students know about the summer access program and all training opportunities prior to starting their summer jobs.
Summer 2014: All-Access to Lexis Advance®
1Ls & 2Ls: Students may continue to use their current Lexis Advance® ID for any purpose this summer– including work they perform at a law firm, corporation or government agency.
Lexis Advance ID all summer long for:
Any purpose at all
All legal content and news on their current law student ID
Graduating 3Ls, can register for one of our Graduate Program IDs that will extend their access beyond graduation. To learn more, visit www.lexisnexis.com/grad-access.
Think Like a Lawyer
Please share this Think Like A Lawyer link with your students so they can take advantage of training opportunities prior to heading out this summer. As you know, many employers require or highly recommend their incoming associates attend all applicable training offered at their school. Think Like a Lawyer training opportunities include Professional Research Certification designed to include the research skills expected among incoming associates based on feedback from commercial customers. The site also provides links to the summer access and 3L Graduate ID programs.
If you have any questions about your LexisNexis ® subscription, please do not hesitate to contact (in no particular order):
- Reference Librarians (lawlib [at] camden [dot] rutgers [dot] edu);
- Lexis Representative Melissa Gorsline (melissa [dot] gorsline [at] lexisnexis [dot] com); or
- Lexis Student Representatives, usually seated by the circulation desk of the library.
Posted by CDS.
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses are intended to maintain the professional development of practicing attorneys. Often, CLE courses yield publications or handouts, which are great resources for research into current practices in certain practice areas.
Where can you find NJICLE materials:
- In the Law Library. In the Law Library catalog, run an Author search for “New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education” (no quotes). You can search within these results to find subject-specific materials by using the “Limit/Sort Search” button above the search bar.
- On BloombergLaw. From the home page, select the Legal Analysis & News tab, and then select Books & Treatises. One of the selections will be for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE). Select a resource to browse the Table to Contents.
- On Lexis Advance. From the home page, select Browse Sources. In the search bar on the left, search for “NJICLE” (no quotes). By clicking on a resource, you can add that resource to a search, or you can click the link to view the Table of Contents.
For more information about NJICLE, visit their website.
Written by CDS