Monthly archives: September, 2008

LLRX Book Review by Heather A. Phillips – We’re All Journalists Now: The Transformation of the Press and Reshaping of the Law in the Internet Age

Heather A. Phillips highlights attorney John Gant’s contention that one’s title, income, and employer are at best side issues in determining who is a journalist in the day-to-day realities of issuing press passes as well as in larger policies such as the extension of shield laws.

Subjects: Blogs, Legal Research, LLRX Book Review, News Resources

The Government Domain: Political Fact-Checking Websites

Peggy Garvin’s well-timed article identifies and evaluates key websites that monitor the accuracy of statements and representations made by political candidates and their respective campaigns.

Subjects: Columns, Government Resources, Legal Research, The Government Domain

Researching Medical Literature on the Internet – 2008

Medical journals, dictionaries, textbooks, indexes, rankings, images – all can be found on the Net, and much of it is available free. Sources include publishers, government agencies, professional organizations, health libraries and commercial entities. Gloria Miccioli’s completely updated and revised topical guide expertly focuses on what she identifies as the best, content-rich databases and services for researchers.

Subjects: Features, Government Resources, Legal Research, Medical Research

Commentary: New FBI Anti-Terror Guidelines

Beth Wellington’s commentary focuses on congressional and public response to the guidelines, related public surveillance actions, and current as well as future ramifications to civil liberties.

Subjects: Extras

Criminal Law Resources: DNA Post-Conviction Resources

Ken Strutin’s article includes a collection of recent and representative web-based materials concerning DNA technology developments and legal research on the impact of wrongful convictions and DNA exonerations on the justice system.

Subjects: Criminal Law, Features, Legal Research

E-Discovery Update: Producing Spreadsheets in Discovery 2008

In spite of great financial investment to produce these documents in a way that satisfies competing litigation needs of authenticity and full native functionality, litigants continue to disagree on a production format for these documents, according to Conrad J. Jacoby.

Subjects: E-Discovery, E-Discovery Update

Why and What Lawyers Should Consider Outsourcing

This article by Ron Friedmann reviews the history of and logic behind legal outsourcing. It then outlines some of the current legal outsourcing options. A detailed discussion of each option is not possible in one article. Instead, the final section takes a close look at one, outsourcing secretarial and word processing tasks.

Subjects: Features, Law Firm Marketing

The Art of Written Persuasion: The Problem with the Case Method and the Case for the Problem Method

In this second article in the series, Troy Simpson suggests that the ‘case method’ of teaching law may help to explain why lawyers write badly. He then outlines some of the advantages of the ‘problem method’ of teaching law.

Subjects: Legal Profession, Training
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