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To access the Court's Case Activity Notification Service, simply subscribe to the case tracking system through the Court's Web site (www.supremecourtofohio.gov/rss/subscription) using an e-mail address and creating a password. Searching is simple – by case name, case number or more generally by the year the case was filed.
Once subscribers have identified the case they want to track, they choose whether to be notified of any case activity, such as a new filing, through e-mail or RSS (Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary), or both. For more information about RSS feeds, visit www.supremecourtofohio.gov/RSS.
In addition to the new case notification service, digital images of case documents soon will be available on the Court's Web site through case dockets. An icon next to a docket entry will denote that the corresponding digital document is available to view as a PDF file. The clerk's office will scan case documents when they are filed to make them available to the public no later than the end of the next business day. The Court intends ultimately to provide users with the capability to do text searches of all scanned case documents for research purposes.
A working reverse dictionary (hosted by Onelook.com) is one
of the most useful sites out there. We've all had those moments when we know there's a word for some concept, but we don't know what it is. We need something more than a thesaurus, because we don't know an equivalent word. Onelook.com's reverse dictionary helps. You can even enter wildcards, if you know what part of the word looks like. The site is still a beta version, but it looks like a promising new reference tool for all types of writing.
Professor Lee A. Hollaar created Digital Law Online to provide free public access to online copyright treatises and important copyright documents, as well as other self-authored papers. Prof. Hollaar, a faculty member of the School of Computing at the University of Utah, teaches computer networking, intellectual property, and computer law. The website currently makes available Prof. Hollaar's Legal Protection of Digital Information, William Patry's Copyright Law and Practice, and the National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works (CONTU) Final Report. Legal Protection of Digital Information includes links to all cases and statutes cited therein. Both the full-text of this treatise, as well as all cases cited, are keyword searchable. Copyright Law and Practice provides an extensive history of copyright law. The CONTU Final Report, published in 1978, is a frequently cited document, available here in both HTML and PDF. Digital Law Online is a solid resource for students of copyright law.
In the 2007 edition of the Princeton Review's Best 170 Law Schools academic law libraries recieve high marks from students. A whopping 82% of the 170 law schools have "great research resources," "great
library staffs," or both. No other survey items received such wide acclaim.
The Trial Lawyer Resource Center, authored by experienced trial lawyers, offers practical trial tips and techniques on a variety of topics ranging from case selection toopenings, evidence and post settlement issues. Readers may peruse the latest posts, or select material by topic or author.
Computerworld.com presents what you need to know for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. You’ll find out what equipment and systems are in place for voter registration and polling, any significant legal challenges to the systems, previous Computerworld coverage of individual states, selected coverage from other media, and links to government watchdog sites. We’ve also got concise FAQ-style information on the vendors, technologies and laws that areFrom Law Librarian Blog.
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Beginning November 1, self-represented litigants in Probate and Family courts in Hampden and Suffolk counties can get some valuable assistance. Under a pilot program announced by the Supreme Judicial Court, attorneys can "assist a pro se litigant on a limited basis without undertaking a full representation of the client on all issues related to the legal matter for which the attorney is engaged." For example, "A qualified attorney may limit the scope of his or her representation of a client if the limitation is reasonable under the circumstances and the client gives informed consent." Also, an attorney may make a "limited appearance on behalf of an otherwise unrepresented party." The pilot project is scheduled to last for eighteen months.From Robert Ambrogi's Law Sites.