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Online Databases in the Limelight – WestlawNext*

Online databases can be invaluable, time-saving  tools to any legal researcher as they provide organized access to a wide array of legal resources as well as sophisticated search tools.  Many online databases, including fee-based databases, are available at the Law Library, free of charge, to library patrons.  This month, the blog will feature six of […]

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Farewell, Westlaw Classic

Westlaw Classic is coming to an end, and all Westlaw users will be migrated to WestlawNext. At the Law Library, the sunset date is September 10, 2015. Starting on that date, anyone who attempts to access Westlaw Classic at the Law Library or the Circuit Courthouse will be automatically redirected to WestlawNext at http://next.westlaw.com. If […]

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Online Databases in the Limelight – Westlaw & Lexis

Online databases can be invaluable, time-saving tools to any legal researcher as they provide organized access to a wide array of legal resources as well as sophisticated search tools. Many online databases, including fee-based databases, are available at the Law Library, free of charge, to library patrons. Each Tuesday of this month, this blog will […]

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WestlawNext Patron Access

Have you tried WestlawNext Patron Access? This new interface, WestlawNext, is now accessible in the law library’s computer room. WestlawNext is in addition to the “old” Westlaw, now referred to as Westlaw Classic, you may be accustomed to. One big difference that will be appreciated by library users is the ability to download and email […]

AACPLL Virtual Reference Desk

Library services are available in-person and remotely. Research Help Call or email a law librarian, Monday through Friday, for help finding information on your legal issue. Document delivery is available. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone: 410-222-1387 Email: AALawLibrarian@mdcourts.gov Online Resources Access to Westlaw, an online legal database, can be obtained by contacting […]

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40 Years! Things have changed since my first day in the law library.

When I started here in the Law Library, 40 years ago today, I was just starting the University of Maryland’s Master of Library Science program. My technology or equipment consisted of an electric typewriter, a rotary phone that didn’t even have a hold button and a copier. I had a lot to learn. At that […]

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Worth a read: The Law of Impeachment – A digital exhibit from the Harris County Law Library

Wondering about the law of impeachment? Interested in the history and past impeachment proceedings? Or just want to be ready with the law for Thanksgiving table discussions? The Harris County Law Library in Texas has put together a digital exhibit that includes a brief history, cites to the U.S. Constitution, and information on the most […]

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Sixth Edition of Pleading Causes of Action in Maryland is Here.

One of the most frequently consulted books in the law library is out in its new edition. The updated version of Pleading Causes of Action in Maryland by Mark Sandler, Esq. and James K Archibald, Esq., now includes citations for over 2,600 cases as well as updated material on foreclosure proceedings, mandamus proceedings, custody and […]

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United States Code and editorial changes to the SCRA

I recently had an attorney looking for a section of the Service Members Civil Relief Act in the United States Code on Westlaw.  The citation was for 50 U.S.C. App. §521 and the results indicated that the section had a new spot in the U.S.C. at 50 U.S.C. 3931.  When this change took place is not […]

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Changing Roles of Law Librarians

What a nice surprise to see Bonnie Sullivan’s post about law libraries on Facebook.  Her comment  on this article is proof that Bonnie Sullivan, executive director of the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) is a champion of libraries and recognizes their value to the legal community. The article referred to, Law Librarian? Try Chief Knowledge […]