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Amicus Curiae Briefs Filed in Record Numbers

By Isabel on August 28, 2013//Leave a comment

Amicus curiae, or friend of the court, briefs are presented by someone interested in influencing the outcome of a lawsuit but who is not a party to it.   The U.S. Supreme Court had a 2012-13 term full of contentious cases on gay marriage, voting rights, race in college admissions and DNA, which had the…

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Dead Leader Walking [Part III] – Imagine the possibilities!

By JohnnyZ on August 28, 2013//Leave a comment

IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES! In part one of Dead Leader Walking we covered how Scott Koslosky’s ITLA keynote addressed the need for the legal community to embrace technology to keep itself relevant.  Monica Bay of ALM reported:   Koslosky then offered several provocative predictions about where technology is headed. He cited existing products such as Google…

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Congratulations Survey Winners!

By Gina on August 27, 2013//Leave a comment

A big THANKS to all who participated in our survey, you’re all winners to us!   To those of you who entered the drawing at the end of the survey, check your email to see if you won. The survey has been running for six weeks, so we have six winners. There’s still time to…

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Dead Leader Walking [Part II] – the Game Plan to Achieve Tech Competence

By JohnnyZ on August 26, 2013//Leave a comment

CONTINUED from legal journalist and Yankee fanatic Monica Bay‘s excellent summary of the ILTA conference keynote by Scott Klososky. Scott’s six-step model to achieve technology competence:   1. Establish three to five technology guideposts that set you apart from competitors. 2. Create an adaptive culture, where the team is encouraged to be catalysts of change….

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On Tap! FutureSHOCK Meets National Imperative!

By JohnnyZ on August 13, 2013//Leave a comment

  Along the lines of the Law Library’s FutureSHOCK! Legal Assistance Providers Forum that we held recently, there is a new national task force of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) looking at the ways that law librarians can be more involved in practice-oriented education.   The interesting thing from my perspective is that…

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