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What’s New for April in PLI PLUS

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We add content to PLI PLUS every month to ensure our subscribers have access to the most up-to-date and relevant secondary source legal documents. Renowned legal experts regularly update our acclaimed Treatises, Course Handbooks, Answer Books, Transcripts and Forms to reflect recent changes and developments in the law.

Click here to see what we added in April.

New Treatise! Net Leases and Sale-Leasebacks: A Guide to Legal, Tax and Accounting Strategies

Net Leases and Sale-Leasebacks

Net Leases and Sale-Leasebacks: A Guide to Legal, Tax and Accounting Strategies covers of every aspect of the ownership, financing, documentation, taxation and accounting for net leases and sale-leasebacks. The book focuses on those areas where the treatment of net leases and sale-leasebacks differs from the treatment of other forms of real estate investment.

This new title authored by specialist Ken Miller (Gorman & Miller) provides a detailed discussion of the important concepts underlying transactions in this area, as well as a clause-by-clause explanation of the mandatory and optional provisions of a net lease investment agreement.

Net Leases and Sale-Leasebacks: A Guide to Legal, Tax and Accounting Strategies includes in-depth guidance on sophisticated and complex structuring issues involving real estate, regulatory, bankruptcy, tax and financial accounting concerns.

This essential new title is available on PLI Discover PLUS, our online research database. If you’d like to order a print copy, please email or call (877-900-5291) us.

Library Ledger, August 2016, Volume 4, Issue 3

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The latest edition of the Library Ledger is now available!

In this edition, we provide highlights from the 2016 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in Chicago. We also feature the latest video tutorial, which demonstrates how to use PLI Discover PLUS to find timely information on the Panama Papers leak. Finally, we cover the recently-enhanced date filters on Discover PLUS.

Looking for an older edition? The complete archive of The Library Ledger is available here.

What’s New on Discover PLUS for August

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We add content to PLI Discover PLUS every month to ensure our subscribers have access to the most up-to-date and relevant secondary source legal documents. Renowned legal experts regularly update our acclaimed Treatises, Course Handbooks, Answer Books, Transcripts and Forms to reflect recent changes and developments in the law.

Click here to see what we added in August.

Meet Our AALL 2016 Orbitz Gift Certificate Raffle Winner: Dennis Sears

Our AALL 2016 Orbitz gift card winner, Dennis Sears of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU.

Dennis Sears of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU.

At the AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in Chicago this year, PLI celebrated the global reach of Discover PLUS–which is now being accessed from all 50 states and more than 65 countries–by raffling off a $1,000 Orbitz gift card at our booth. Dennis Sears of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University won the raffle. Check out our interview with Dennis below!

Tell  me a little about yourself.  Why did you become a librarian?

I worked in the law library during my time as a student in law school.  After graduating, I clerked for a judge and then as a hearing officer for the the Salt Lake County Tax Administration.  A position came open and I was approached about joining the law library faculty.  Evidently, they liked the work I did for them while I was in law school.

What do you like most about your job at BYU Law?

Working with the students and teaching legal research.  Having clerked for a judge, I became acutely aware of how important effective, efficient, and accurate legal research is and to be effective and efficient, you have to be familiar with the secondary sources out there so that you don’t reinvent the wheel every time you get another research project.

What is the most common research question of law students?

Probably, where do I go to begin my research?  Usually, by this time, students have thrashed about on their own looking for cases and statutes (maybe successfully, but maybe unsuccessfully) but they don’t know where to go from there.

Have you used PLI publications for your own research? Which ones?

Yes, I used the trial practice materials, such as jury instructions, depositions, etc. as well as appellant materials dealing with brief writing and oral argument.  Now, I search for whatever will help students in the trial and appellant practice courses and even help professors find materials for the courses and their research.

 What did you think of AALL 2016? Did you do any sightseeing in Chicago?

I thought the annual meeting was a good experience.  The workshop I attended was outstanding.  There was good programming and a lot to learn in the exhibit hall.  I did visit the Chicago Institute of Art the afternoon that I arrived for a couple of hours.

Tell me about your best vacation ever.

My best vacation was after the annual meeting in Boston (which was also great for sightseeing historical sights) to Plymouth, Massachusetts.  I had never traveled in the northeast, but visiting Plymouth,  Plimoth Plantation, and Mayflower II and drinking in the ambiance of that area was a real treat for me and my wife.

 Where do you plan on traveling with your Orbitz gift card?

To be honest with you, I was so caught off guard by winning this gift card that my mind has been in a whirl.

Thank you, Dennis. And bon, voyage!

New Answer Book! Privacy Law Answer Book

Privacy Law Answer BookPLI’s new Privacy Law Answer Book answers key questions related to the evolving collection, use, and storage of consumers’ personal information.

The Q&A-formatted guide makes clear sense of the patchwork of federal, state and international laws and regulations, with expert guidance on privacy policies, COPPA, financial privacy, medical privacy, and more.

Edited by Jeremy Feigelson (Debevoise & Plimpton LLP), the Answer Book will help readers keep clients and companies one step ahead of the data privacy challenges of tomorrow.

This essential new title is available on PLI Discover PLUS, our online research database. If you’d like to order a print copy, please email the PLI Library Help Desk or call 877-900-5291.

 

Announcing our $1,000 Orbitz Gift Card Winner!

Congratulations to Dennis Sears, Associate Director for Legal Research Instruction at the Howard H. Hunter Law Library at Brigham Young University, on winning our 2016 AALL raffle. To celebrate our global reach – Discover PLUS is now in all 50 states and more than 65 countries –  we raffled a $1,000 Orbitz gift card at this year’s AALL Annual Meeting and Contest. Bon voyage, Dennis!

We would like to thank everyone who stopped by our booth and entered our raffle.  It was a pleasure meeting and re-connecting with all of you and we hope to see you next year!

 

AALL Librarian Advisory Breakfast Wrap-Up and Raffle Winner!

Many thanks to everyone who came to our Librarian Advisory Breakfast during AALL! We had a full house, great conversation, and delicious food!

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Alexa Robertson (Director of Legal Information Services & Electronic Publishing) reviewed the changes we’ve made to PLI Discover PLUS since last summer’s conference and highlighted the many new titles that are now in our catalog.  Alexa also updated those in attendance on the archive project and showed our enhanced date range filter, which allows you to filter by decade as well as individual year.

Next, Christina Davis (Library Relations Manager) provided a demo of both Discover PLUS and the Discover PLUS app, which showcased our platforms, the ease of use, and our invaluable content.

On to the raffle. In an effort to pay homage to Chicago–known for its deep dish pizza, pierogies, and jibaritos–we raffled off a $150 gift certificate to Open Table. It was a fitting prize since Discover PLUS allows you to bring the experts to your table! Congratulations to Gina Cartusciello of Cahill, Gordon & Reindel, who won!