The U.S Government Printing Office (GPO) and its Federal Digital System (FDsys) added 30,000 court opinions to its online collection of opinions, part of a new pilot program.
The United States Courts Opinions collection in FDsys contains opinions from the Federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts. The collection is divided into appellate, district, and bankruptcy court opinions. Opinions are text-searchable across opinions and across courts. Posted court opinions date as far back as April 2004.
The opinions on FDsys may differ from opinions available on online legal research services—FDsys permits embedded animation and audio that works while the opinion is accessed.
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I browse book covers, and if it grabs me I investigate further
I browse paper books at brick and mortar bookstores, then search for the ebook online
Recommendations from fellow readers on online forums, blogs, message boards
Personal friend/family member recommends it to me
I look first for my favorite authors
I read free ebooks, and if I like the author I buy their other titles
I browse randomly then look at reviews
I’ll sample anything, and if it grabs me I’ll download/buy it
Bestseller lists for my favorite genres/topics
Retailer recommendations (incl “people who bought this bought that”)
Reviews/recommendations from traditional media (newspapers, television, magazines)
Most of the 315 respondents (29%) selected: “Recommendations from fellow readers on online message forums, blogs and message boards” and 18% of people selected “I look first for my favorite authors”. The rest of the responses were evenly split.
In this age of modern technology it seems that people value the opinions of online commentators more than those of friends and family members.
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Why is the partnership between law firm and librarians so important? Chuck Lowry discusses the symbiotic relationship between law firms and their libraries. He makes some interesting points about law librarians:
They will see from their research interaction with attorneys what information products or services can be replaced by something else that responds more closely to the firm’s actual information needs, thereby increasing both the effectiveness and the efficiency of the attorneys.
There is no one in your firm better positioned to create, monitor and adjust the balance of firm-wide and specialty products that will get to fee earners what they need to practice law at the standard your clients and your management committee demand.
They understand what the firm’s lawyers can and cannot do, will and will not put up with, have to have or want because the publisher called them directly.
Insider Trading Law and Compliance Answer Book provides both the lawyer and the lay investor with a complete understanding of the criminal and civil issues that can arise, the possible penalties that could be incurred and the defenses available. It reflects the in-depth knowledge of legal practitioners who provide ongoing counseling and litigation representation to a wide array of clients.
Because the insider trading laws apply to everyone – not just corporate insiders – a proper understanding of both the basics of insider trading law as well as some of the complexities and nuances of this important area of the law is important to anyone who invests in the securities markets.
What is legitimate company research that can be freely acted upon and what is nonpublic information that may not
When acting on a “tip” can incur legal liability
The framework of penalties when insider trading has been successfully proven
With today’s turbulent financial markets, an increased number of insider trading charges and convictions are hitting the newspapers. Insider Trading Law and Compliance Answer Book, which fully integrates recent regulatory changes, will provide a concise road map, helping the reader to navigate the legal requirements safely.
An MLS can take you many places…including the CIA’s Open Source Center. The Associated Press was given an exciting look at these librarians who joking call themselves “ninja librarians.” Read more here: AP Exclusive: CIA tracks revolt by Tweet, Facebook.