Day: August 28, 2014

Book Review – Internet Legal Research on a Budget

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By Alan Kilpatrick

BkRevLegalResearchInternet Legal Research on a Budget: Free and Low-Cost Resources for Lawyers
By Carole Levitt and Judy Davis
Chicago: American Bar Association, 2014
321 pp.

Are you researching American case law and not sure where to start?  Check out this new resource in the library, Internet Legal Research on a Budget: Free and Law-Cost Resources for Lawyers.  The American Bar Association describes this American legal resource on its website,

With cost-conscious clients scrutinizing legal bills, lawyers cannot afford to depend on expensive legal research databases, especially when reliable free resources are available. Internet Legal Research on a Budget will help you quickly find the best free or low-cost resources online and use them for your research needs. The authors share the top websites, apps, blogs, Twitter feeds, and crowdsourced resources that will save you time, money, and frustration during the legal research process. This book will help you locate and use: 

  • Legal portals and directories (government, academic, and commercial)
  • Case law databases (government and commercial)
  • Casemaker and Fastcase
  • Cite-checking cases
  • Dockets
  • Federal Statutory research
  • Federal, legislative, and congressional materials
  • Starting points for state, local, territorial, and tribal law
  • Practice area research using websites, blogs, Twitter, and more
  • Background information about attorneys, judges, and legal professionals
  • Foreign, international, and comparative law resources

Please stop by the Law Society of Saskatchewan Library in Regina if you are interested in checking out this item. Call Number: KF 240 .L65 2014.  

In the Legal Sourcery book review, new, thought-provoking, and notable library resources are reviewed. If you would like to read any of the resources reviewed, please contact our library at reference@lawsociety.sk.ca or (306) 569-8020. Let us know if there is a book you would like reviewed.

 

An Ordinance Respecting Stallions (Throwback Thursday)

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By Alan Kilpatrick

Ordinances of the North-West Territories
An Ordinance respecting Stallions
No. 13 of 1878
[Passed 2nd August, 1878.]

 

Be it enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor of the North-West Territories, in Council, as follows:

  1. No stallion of one year old or upwards shall be permitted to run at large within ten miles of any settlement in the North-West Territories.

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