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New Edition of the Journalist’s Guide to Maryland’s Legal System

The third edition of the Journalist’s Guide to Maryland’s Legal System was released on Law Day, May 1, 2019. The theme for this year’s Law Day was “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society.” From the judiciary’s press release:

“It is significant that we are releasing the Journalist’s Guide on Law Day,” said Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera. “The Judiciary strives to improve public awareness and understanding of the Maryland judicial branch, the court system, and its role in resolving conflicts, providing justice, and upholding the rule of law. A free press is vitally important to inform the public about court proceedings and events. This guide gives journalists the tools they need to report about our legal system with the necessary accuracy and thoroughness to inform and educate the people we serve.”

Please read more of the press release here.

This is a great resource not just for journalists but for anyone who wants to learn more about our legal system.


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Free Federal Rules Ebooks by LII

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)  and the Cornell Legal Information Institute (LII) have published three federal rules ebooks:  Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,  Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and  Federal Rules of Evidence.  The ebooks are compatible with many different devices  such as Kindles, Nooks, iPads or just your pc with the right app.

They are available for download at the CALI elangdell site and are based on the LII Federal Rules Collection.

LUNO Law Library Blog (Loyola New Orleans College of Law)  reported on and reviewed these  just released ebooks.  They compared the ebooks with the West Pamphlet editions of the federal rules and found that the CALI ebooks were seven months more current.