Category «Legal Research»

ResearchWire – Environmental Law on the Web

ResearchWire Environmental Law on the Web By Diana Botluk

Diana Botluk is an online legal information professional who lectures, teaches and writes about finding law-related information in an online environment. She is the author of The Legal List: Research on the Internet, and a columnist for Internet Law Researcher newsletter, with a column called Finding Information on the World Wide Web. She teaches basic, advanced and online legal research at the University of Maryland, and Internet classes at CAPCON Library Network. She has lectured at many professional conferences, is actively involved in the Law Librarians Society of D.C. and the American Association of Law Libraries. She is a reference librarian at Catholic University Law School, where she earned her J.D. in 1984.

Subjects: Environmental Law, ResearchWire

Features – Electronic Discovery – Or, the Byte that Bit

Electronic Discovery – Or, the Byte that Bit By George Socha

George Socha is a shareholder with Halleland Lewis Nilan Sipkins & Johnson whose practice focuses on complex toxic tort, products liability, and commercial litigation. George also concentrates on the effective use of technology to support and enhance the practice of law. In addition to overseeing the firm’s selection, implementation and use of computer technology, Mr. Socha is co-chair of the Subcommittee on Litigation Technologies, Committee on Corporate Counsel, ABA Section of Litigation; a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Technology Committee; and a member of the ABA TechShow’s advisory board. He served as an ABA liaison to the group that created the Uniform Task Based Management System and on the ABA Working Group on Litigation Support Software Guidelines. He has written and lectured extensively on the use of technology in the practice of law. Mr. Socha received a J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1987.

Subjects: Courts & Technology, Features, Legal Technology

Features – Evaluating Foreign and International Legal Databases on the Internet

Evaluating Foreign and International Legal Databases on the Internet By Mirela Roznovschi

Mirela Roznovschi is the Reference Librarian for International and Foreign Law at New York University School of Law Library. She holds a M.A. from the University of Bucharest (Romania), a M.L.S. from Pratt Institute, and a Certificate in Internet Technologies from New York University. Her activities include monitoring and evaluating foreign and international legal databases on the Internet, training law faculty and students to use the Internet for legal research, advising developing democracies on the building of electronic law libraries, and training librarians from developing democracies. She is in charge of the library’s home page, Guide to International and Foreign Law Databases. She also serves as a member of the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals Advisory Committee.

Subjects: Features, International Legal Research

Features – A Defense of Publishing Legal Material on the Internet

A Defense of Publishing Legal Material on the Internet By John P. Joergensen, Rutgers University Law Library – Camden, NJ

John P. Joergensen is a reference librarian at Rutgers University School of Law Camden. He works on the Rutgers N.J. Courts Publishing Project, which publishes the decisions of the N.J. appellate courts, tax court, administrative law decisions, and the U.S. District Court for N.J. Prior to coming to Rutgers, he practiced law in Philadelphia, PA.

Subjects: Court Resources, Features, Internet Resources

Features – Guide to International Trade Resources on the Internet

Guide to International Trade Law Sources on the Internet By Marci Hoffman Editor’s Note: Please refer to the updated version of this article at //www.llrx.com/features/trade3.htm. You will be automatically redirected to that page shortly.

Marci Hoffman , is the Foreign, Comparative & International Law Librarian at the University of Minnesota Law Library. In addition to her reference and research expertise, Marci also teaches a seminar on foreign and international legal research. She often lectures on international and foreign legal research and Anglo-American legal research; is one of the Faculty Advisors for the Minnesota Journal of Global Trade; and works closely with the students on International Moot Court. Marci is the author of an extensive Bibliography for Research on International Human Rights Law, 6 Minn. J. Global Trade 200 (1996), along with Prof. David Weissbrodt. Marci and Prof. Weissbrodt also designed and maintain the University of Minnesota Human Rights Library on the Web. She is also the editor and an author of the ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law.

Subjects: Features, Trade Law