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Librarians at AALL: Exploring the Exhibit Hall

In mid July, law librarians from all across the country gathered for the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Librarians (AALL).  This year, the meeting was held in our hometown of Philadelphia, which meant that we were all able to attend and participate in the festivities.   477 more words

Research Tools


WestlawNext is now available at the Alameda County Law Library using the library’s WiFi system.

What does this mean to our patrons??  They can now access one of the legal research database’s IP authenticated seats while using a laptop or other device at the library. 89 more words


Trial to Westlaw Japan

The Library currently offers trial access& to Westlaw Japan, the no.1 legal database for Japan.

Westlaw Japan is a comprehensive Japanese online legal information service which covers wide variety of legal information and reference materials including legislation with versions, cases, decisions, books and journals, bibliographies, news articles along with search and display functionalities. 99 more words


What do those Westlaw status icons mean?

How can you tell if a piece of legislation is currently in force?  Perhaps it has been repealed or superseded?  How can you tell if a case has received positive, neutral, or negative treatment? 79 more words

On a macro level the National Government was created to defend, not eliminate the rights of the States

WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this CONSTITUTION for the United States of America.

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Politics And Law

Casetext and Law Genius - Alternatives to Westlaw and Lexis?

Casetext and Law Genius: Wikipedia for Law? by Sam Harden, Lawyerist Blog


Once hidden behind the paywalls of Westlaw and Lexis Nexis, the law is quickly becoming open source.

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