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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Law Day: Realizing the Dream

By Benita on April 30, 2013//Leave a comment

This year’s law day theme is: Realizing the Dream, Equality for All. An opportunity to reflect on current injustices and what we as a nation can do to rectify injustices, eliminate discrimination and put an end to violations of human rights. Rev. Dr.  Martin Luther King Jr. was the perfect example of  what it means…

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it’s LAW WEEK!

By JohnnyZ on April 29, 2013//Leave a comment

The need for a sustained, strong public law library system is steadily growing as we assist people seeking to “do it yourself” without the benefit of counsel.  So many self-represented litigants are being bounced out of court because of procedural defects or technicalities that bar their claims unnecessarily.  Public law libraries provide people with a…

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Free Legal Clinics This Week!

By Benita on April 25, 2013//Leave a comment

In celebration of law week, we are partnering with the local bar associations to provide 3 free legal clinics. Attorneys in different practice areas will be available to provide guidance. Don’t miss this opportunity!    

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not a spreadsheet kind of guy (part II)

By JohnnyZ on April 25, 2013//Leave a comment

Getting back to my post about how the economies of the Western world almost slid into oblivion based on an Excel coding error:   Paul Krugman led off his excellent piece with the following paragraph:   “In this age of information, math errors can lead to disaster. NASA’s Mars Orbiter crashed because engineers forgot to…

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The Law Library And Equality for All

By Kelly on April 24, 2013//Leave a comment

This year, Law Day asks us to consider the ideal of equality under the law and what remains to rectify injustice. The Law Library can play a great part in addressing these issues.  We provide everyone with access to legal materials and resources to help them understand their rights and how to defend them.  We…

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Legal Reference Question of the Week

By Benita on April 24, 2013//Leave a comment

Q: Do you have an overview of collective bargaining agreements and sample forms?   A collective bargaining agreement is an agreement between the employer and the labor union, who represents the individual employee, on the wages, hours and other terms and agreements of employment.   Searching through Westlaw Next, I found Williston on Contracts, 4th…

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Ownership of Superman Decided

By Kelly on April 24, 2013//Leave a comment

The litigation over the ownership of the Superman character finally ended, on April 18th, with District Court Judge Otis D. Wright’s decision.  Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created Superman 75 years ago and litigation over the character has been going on for almost as long.   Siegel and Shuster sold the character to the company…

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ON TAP! Honoring the office professionals who make our offices work

By JohnnyZ on April 24, 2013//Leave a comment

HAPPY ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY!!!   Everyone knows that no business can run without order. Somebody has to take the swirl of my unexpected and sometimes whacky ideas and give them cohesion.   Every April for 61 years, the International Association of Administrative Professionals has been asking businesses around the world to show gratitude for the…

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Microsoft Office Suite Quick Tip

By Amanda on April 23, 2013//Leave a comment

Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)    The Quick Access Toolbar is a customizable toolbar that contains a set of commands that are independent of the tab that is currently displayed. The QAT is located in the upper left hand corner by the Microsoft Office button. You can customize this toolbar to add commands that you use often….

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Erroneous data? not a spreadsheet kind of guy (part I)

By JohnnyZ on April 22, 2013//Leave a comment

My mind doesn’t think in terms of little boxes and straight lines.  I have an open-ended, curvy type brain.  It is a good thing that I have Excel fans on my team, I just don’t happen to be one of them.  I think I get more than a little guff about this; the sorting, classifying…

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