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Thursday, September 3, 2015
HeinOnline Training at the Law Library
HeinOnline unveiled a new interface recently making the site responsive and mobile friendly.  Check out the Getting Started in HeinOnline Quick Reference Guide (PDF) and then join us for a webinar on document retrieval and advanced searching. Document Retrieval and Advanced Searching in HeinOnline - 2015 2015-09-18 11 am to 12 pm 1.0 general credit webinar reference@nvcourts.nv.gov 775-684-1640

Posted By Paula at 8:55 AM

Monday, August 10, 2015
Learning (and CLE) Opportunities at the Supreme Court Library
Are you ready for WestlawNext? Transitioning From Classic Westlaw to WestlawNext 2015-08-31 2-3 pm 1.0 general credit in-person lecture Advanced Searching on WestlawNext - 2015 2015-08-31 3:15-4:15 pm 1.0 general credit in-person lecture Transitioning From Classic Westlaw to WestlawNext 2015-09-01 9-10 am 1.0 general credit in-person lecture Ethics Research on WestlawNext - 2015 2015-09-01 10:15-11:15 am 1.0 ethics credit in-person lecture reference@nvcourts.nv.gov 775-684-1640

Posted By Paula at 2:20 PM

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
New Update: Jury Instructions on Products Liability
Jury Instructions on Products Liability Eades, Ronald W. LexisNexis Matthew Bender Fourth Release 10, July 2015

From the publisher's website: 

Jury Instructions on Products Liability, Fourth Edition covers the issues likely to arise in a trial. Judges have given them, juries have followed them, and appeals courts have tested them. Each instruction cites supporting case law, including relevant law review articles and annotations to American Law Reports, to save time and effort in finding support for your request. Jury Instructions on Products Liability explains the issues for the layman, translating complex legal issues into everyday language.

Tailor each instruction to fit the unique details of your case and fine-tune the issues to assert more control over jury deliberations. Jury Instructions on Products Liability includes hundreds of instructions on these and other topics:
 

  • Duty to warn
  • Strict products liability
  • Unavoidably unsafe products
  • Warranty liability and misrepresentation
  • Design defect liability
  • Risk-utility doctrines
  • Testing and inspection
  • Industry standards and customs
  • Comparative negligence
  • Assumption of risk
  • Causation

The Fourth Edition also addresses the New Restatement of Torts: Products Liability.

Posted By Paula at 3:10 PM

Friday, July 31, 2015
New Editions: The Bluebook, 20th ed.
The Law Library just received its copy of the 20th edition of the Bluebook.  Ask for it at the reference desk.  And for additional information on this new edition, check out Brian Garner's article in the ABA Journal or the publisher's website.

Posted By ssmith1483 at 9:05 AM

Monday, July 6, 2015
Newly Updated: Policyholder's Guide to the Law of Insurance Coverage

The Law Library recently filed the 2015-1 supplement to Policyholder's Guide to the Law of Insurance Coverage.  Highlights of the supplement include a revised chapter on the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 (Chapter 28),  Our call number is KF 1164.3 K35.

Policyholder’s Guide to the Law of Insurance Coverage is written by and for policyholders and their counsel. It provides:

  • Practical strategies and insights from leading attorneys, who have advised and litigated on behalf of Fortune 50 companies and other policyholders
  • Analysis of a wide array of insurance issues, including general liability, environmental, toxic tort, product liability, first-party property
  • A solid working knowledge of current insuring instruments, so you can protect policyholder rights and resolve coverage disputes successfully

Newly updated and expanded to two volumes, Policyholder’s Guide to the Law of Insurance Coverage addresses virtually every insurance coverage issue you are likely to encounter in the regular course of business, as well as many issues unique to specialized industries or unusual situations. Across these two volumes, you’ll find practical insights on current policy language and cutting-edge legal arguments to advance your case - plus thousands of case citations, cross-references, checklists and other useful aids to make legal research easier. Whether you need general guidance on a commercial liability policy, or are searching for a winning argument for coverage of an environmental, marine, or intellectual property claim, you’ll find the information you need right at your fingertips

ISBN: 9781567063417

Pages: 1538 

Summary taken from the Wolter's Kluwer website.

 

Posted By Paula at 12:50 PM

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
How Do I Update the NRS Now the Legislature Has Adjourned?

Legislative Counsel Bureau staff is hard at work codifying acts passed by the 2015 Legislature. The 2015 Nevada Revised Statutes reprint will be published in the fall, as will supplements to Lexis' Michie's Nevada Revised Statutes Annotated and West's Nevada Revised Statutes Annotated

In the meantime, you can update the 2013 NRS Reprint using the tables and indices available on the LCB's 2015 Bill Information page.

•If you have a NRS section and want to know if it has been updated, use the table of sections proposed to be amended or repealed.
•If you have an NRS chapter and want to know if it has been amended, use the table of chapters proposed to be amended by the addition of new sections.
•There is also a table for amended titles and a subject index.

If you prefer print you will have to wait for the 2015 Statutes of Nevada advance sheets, which will be published in the fall.  

Posted By Paula at 12:30 PM

Monday, April 27, 2015
Re-Designed Supreme Court Websites Aim to Assist and Inform
Carson City, April 21, 2015 – The Supreme Court of Nevada revealed two new websites today designed to provide visitors with general information about Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) programs and the Law Library.

The AOC website located at http://aoc.nvcourts.gov includes interactive features, such as a public meeting calendar, and quick links to frequently requested materials.

The Law Library website at http://lawlibrary.nvcourts.gov directs visitors to information about the Law Library’s vast collection of more than 130,000 volumes and other resources.

The Nevada Supreme Court and AOC assist Nevada’s 76 trial courts in managing information technology, providing judicial education, and overseeing programs designed to improve access to justice. The AOC provides leadership in ensuring access to timely, cost effective justice as an independent and co-equal branch of the state government.

“The website allows visitors to find specific programs and understand the role of the Administrative Office in providing support to Nevada’s court system,” said Robin Sweet, director and state court administrator.

The AOC website provides information and access to various judicial programs and initiatives. A resource list directs users to a judicial directory, common forms, and upcoming judicial education events.

The Law Library site contains quick links to self-represented resources and research tools for legal professionals. The Law Library serves the Supreme Court, Nevada Legislature, executive branch agencies, the Bar, attorneys, and the public.

The website redesigns follow the release of the Supreme Court website, which was recognized in July as a 2014 Top 10 Court Website by the Forum on the Advancement of Court Technology (FACT).

Posted By Paula at 10:55 AM

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Nevada Court of Appeals

The Supreme Court amended the Nevada Rules of Appellate Procedure (NRAP) to incorporate changes due to the voters' approval of the Court of Appeals. You can find the order (PDF) dated December 18, 2014 on Administrative Docket (ADKT) 501. Rule 17 describes which cases are retained by the Supreme Court and which are assigned to the Court of Appeals. The amended rules are not yet incorporated in the NRAP published in the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) and posted on the legislature's website.

Posted By ssmith1483 at 3:35 PM

Monday, December 15, 2014
Report of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Committee Study of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program (Senate Report 113-288)

From the Federal Depository Library Program's blog:

The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) makes available the official and authentic digital and print versions of the Report of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program, together with a forward by Chairman Feinstein and Additional and Minority Views  (Senate Report 113-288).
This document comprises the declassified Executive Summary and Findings and Conclusions, including declassified additional and minority views. The full classified report will be maintained by the Committee and has been provided to the Executive Branch for dissemination to all relevant agencies.
The digital version is available on GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys). The print version is available for purchase at GPO's retail and online bookstore for $29.

Posted By Alicia at 9:45 AM

Monday, December 8, 2014
Research Tip: Use Notes of Decisions to Quickly Find Relevant Cases Interpreting a Statute or Regulation

This is a good tip from the Westlaw Legal Solutions blog:

Have you ever searched in cases for a procedural issue and come up empty? Are you not sure how a court might refer to a particular word or concept in a statute or rule? If so, please do not hesitate to make Notes of Decisions your starting point. Notes of Decisions are short summaries of cases interpreting a particular aspect of the statute or rule and can quickly help you find what you need because they are organized by common procedural topics.

Posted By Alicia at 12:20 PM

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