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Monday, February 25, 2013
How to Locate Free Case Law on the Internet

There's a good post on the Law Librarians of Congress In Custodia Legis blog this morning titles How to Locate Free Case Law on the Internet:

One of the defining features of the common law system is the emphasis placed on the precedential value of case law. Until recently, case law has not been widely available on the Internet, leaving researchers with no choice but to seek out print reporters and commercial electronic databases to locate cases of interest. This situation has started to change, however, and now researchers have several free, online databases at their disposal. These resources do not replace the use of commercial print and electronic resources, since they are often limited in coverage, do not provide a digest, and do not contain a quick and effective citator, but researchers' use of free online materials as a starting pint can save them time and money.

The Nevada Supreme Court posts its advance opinions online for a limited period of time (as of today they go back one year to February 2012). Earlier opinions are available on FindLaw (back to January 1997)

Posted By Alicia at 12:55 PM

Friday, February 22, 2013
HeinOnline Tip of the Week: How to Find the Text of a Public Law When All You Have is the Popular Name

Check out HeinOnline's blog for the Tip of the Week on finding a public law when you only have the popular name.

Have you ever found yourself looking for the text of a public law or an act, but you don't have the public law number or Statutes at Large citation? This week's tip will illustrate how you can utilize two different sources in HeinOnline to search for the text by the popular name.

Watch the Tip of the Week on YouTube, or continue reading below the video for the full-text version.

The Law Library maintains a subscription to HeinOnline free for law library users (in library access only). Documents may be printed for $0.10 per page or delivered by email. Court employees may access HeinOnline remotely and should contact the Reference Desk to obtain a password.

Posted By Alicia at 12:50 PM

Friday, February 22, 2013
Treatise Spotlight: State and Local Government Employment Liability

Title: State and Local Government Employment Liability

Author: John E. Sanchez

Publisher: Thomson Reuters

Last update: October 2012

Description: State and Local Government Employment Liability provides the vital information you need to deal with the employment liability issues that arise in the public sector, such as:

  • Hiring and firing
  • Laws governing the terms and conditions of employment
  • Pension plans
  • Areas of public and private employment that are governed by the same federal statute

(description from publisher's website)

From the Treatise Spotlight series, highlighting treatises in the law library's collection

Posted By Alicia at 12:45 PM

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Treatise Spotlight: Brady on Bank Checks: the Law of Bank Checks

This is the first of an occasional series of posts highlighting treatises in the library's collection.

Title: Brady on Bank Checks and Funds Transfers

Author: Hagedorn, Richard B.

Edition: Revised edition

Last update: 11/2012

Description: Brady on Bank Checks and Funds Transfers provides comprehensive commentary and guidance to bankers and practitioners concerned with the complexities of Uniform Commercial Code Articles 3, 4, and 4A as they relate to bank checks and funds transfers. This authoritative treatise addresses the issue, transfer, collection, and payment of checks; the return of unpaid checks; substitute checks; electronic checks; electronic funds transfers; and forgeries and alterations. (Description from publisher.)

Posted By Alicia at 12:40 PM

Thursday, February 21, 2013
CANCELLED DUE TO FAMILY EMERGENCY-March 2013 Legal Clinics at the Supreme Court Library

UPDATE 3/12/13: THIS CLINIC HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO FAMILY EMERGENCY

Nevada Legal Services will be holding two clinics at the Supreme Court Library on Thursday, March 14. The monthly Self-Help Forms Completion Clinic will run from 1:30-3 p.m. and the Education Clinic (Sealing Criminal Records) will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. While the forms completion clinics are drop in, you must register for the education classes by calling 775-284-3491 x 214.

Posted By Alicia at 12:35 PM

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Tax Forms Are Here

Thanks to the Nevada State Library and Archives, the IRS forms for 2012 are now available at the Law Library. We are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enter through the Stewart Street side of the building.

2/7/13 ETA: We do not yet have 1040 and 1040A instructions. We hope to receive them by the 19th, but patrons may contact the library to verify they are in 775-684-1640.

Posted By Alicia at 12:30 PM

Monday, February 4, 2013
Free Legal Clinics at the Nevada Supreme Court Library

Nevada Legal Services has announced its 2013 Legal Clinic Schedule for the Supreme Court Library. The monthly Self-Help Forms Completion Clinic will now be held on the second Thursday of the month.

NLS is adding the following education clinics in 2013:

  • February 14, 2013 - Estate Planning Education
  • March 14, 2013 - Sealing Criminal Records
  • April 11, 2013 - Bankruptcy Education
  • May 9, 2013 - Family Law Education-Adoption
  • June 13, 2013 - Guardianship Education
  • July 11, 2013 - How to File a Small Claim Case
  • August 8, 2013 - Bankruptcy Education
  • September 12, 2013 - Landlord/Tenant Education
  • October 10, 2013 - Family Law Education-Changing/Modifying Custody
  • November 14, 2013 - Sealing Criminal Records
  • December 12, 2013 - no education clinic will be held in December

NLS will continue to hold forms completion and educational clinics at the Carson City Library on the fourth Thursday of each month. For information, contact the Carson City Library.

Posted By Alicia at 12:20 PM