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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
10 Tips for Better Legal Writing

Bryan Garner has a post up at the ABA Journal on legal writing. We especially like tip number 2:

2) Don't rely exclusively on computer research. Combine book research with computer research. Don't overlook such obvious resources as Corpus Juris Secundum and American Jurisprudence. Look at indexes, digests and treatises to round out your understanding of the subject matter. And when it comes to computer research, don't forget Google Books (especially the advanced-search function): It can open up a great variety of fresh resources in addition to what you find with Westlaw or Lexis.

The Law Library has several books by Garner and on legal writing in its collection.

Posted By ssmith1483 at 2:40 PM

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
New Editions: Fair Debt Collection

The Library recently received new editions of several titles published by the National Consumer Law Center, including Fair Debt Collection, 8th.

The Definitive FDCPA Treatise
The latest thinking and authoritative analysis of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the statute that dramatically alters how collection agencies and attorneys collect consumer debts.
For 30 years, the primary reference in the field:
  • Preparation of a debt collection harassment case
  • Persons and transactions covered and FDCPA requirements and remedies
  • The debt collector's defenses and counterclaims.

(Description from the NCLC website.)

Posted By ssmith1483 at 12:50 AM

Friday, November 7, 2014
Holiday Closures
The Supreme Court Library will be closed on Tuesday, November 11th for Veterans Day as well as on Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th for Thanksgiving and Family Day.

Did you know legal holidays are listed in the Nevada Revised Statutes? NRS 236.015, to be specific.

Posted By Alicia at 4:15 PM