Monday, February 25, 2008

New Free Legal Databases

There have been number of new, free online legal databases that have come out recently. The CM Law Library blog has a good rundown of this recent information "explosion."

Monday, February 18, 2008

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Ohio AG Subprime Mortgage Report

The Ohio Attorney General's Office has released a report detailing the subprime mortgage situation in Ohio.

From the Cleveland Law Library Weblog.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Roger Clemens Hearing

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is holding its second day of hearings on the Mitchell Report and steroids in Major League Baseball, with Roger Clemens testifying. A summary of the first day of the hearings can be found here at the Committee's website. Information about today's hearing, including live video and statements, can be found here.

Martindale-Hubbell to Add Videos

LexisNexis is adding attorney videos to the Martindale-Hubbell web sites ( and . From the announcement:
As online video grows in popularity across American society, and as technology advances to make it easier to produce, post and watch online video, new opportunities for law firms to market themselves are emerging. To capitalize on this trend, LexisNexis today announced a new capability that enables law firms to create and post videos as part of the marketing options on the Martindale-Hubbell® lawyers.comSM and® online legal directories. In addition to opening up a new way for firms to sell themselves, the video feature also allows potential clients to “visit” and assess law firms without leaving the comfort of their homes or offices.
From BarclayBlog.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Collexis Acquires Casemaker

Collexis has acquired Lawriter LLC, the company that operates Casemaker. Robert Ambrogi has the details. I'm sure it's too early to tell what effect, if any, this ownership change will have on Casemaker (used by OSBA members), but Robert seems optimistic that the acquisition might lead to some good things for Casemaker.

Death Penalty Sought for Six Guantanamo Bay Detainees

The Defense Department has brought charges against six Guantanamo Bay detainees and is seeking the death penalty. A supporting charge sheet is available at the Defense Department, Military Commissions web page.

From the Gov Docs Guy.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Don't Steal Rare Books

It's a really bad idea to steal rare books from libraries, but, if you're going to attempt it, at least try to be a little smarter than these guys.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Is the "Google Generation" a Myth?

Press Release: "A new report, commissioned by JISC and the British Library, counters the common assumption that the ‘Google Generation’ – young people born or brought up in the Internet age – is the most adept at using the web. " The report documents can be downloaded here.

From Law X.O

Are Associates too Freewheeling With Fashion?

An interesting post about dressing for the office at the WSJ Law Blog.