Posts Tagged ‘law library’

Ignorance of the Law is NO EXCUSE!

10 Aug


Books 01Legal Research


If “ignorance of the law is no excuse” then knowing how to find official law that will decide the outcome of your case is critical to winning!

Fortunately, the “law of your case” is much simpler than you might imagine and easy to find! Most cases are won or lost on very few “laws”, perhaps a single statute and 3-4 appellate court decisions interpreting how that statute applies to the facts.

If you had to go to court 30 years ago, before personal computers and the internet, you’d have to dig through the dismally dry and boring stacks of thousands of look-alike books in a law library (if you could find one nearby). Back then, winning a lawsuit required litigants to spend hour-upon-hour turning dusty pages, pulling down piles of books to spread on the library table next to their yellow pad in what was often a fruitless search for the legal support their arguments needed.

All that has changed, thanks to the internet and competition between legal research sites that is driving the price down to a reasonable level where pretty much anyone who needs to do on-line legal research can afford it.

But, will you know how?

My course materials on legal research include videos showing actual screen-shots of on-line searches so an average 8th grader with reasonable computer skills will be able to find constitutional provisions, statutes, code, and appellate court opinions to support pretty much any legal argument you can think of.

These days it’s sooo easy to do legal research on-line … an average 8th grader cando it!

Instead of digging through thousands of books differing only by the numbers printed on their impressively formidable spines, you can log-on any of the growing number of competent legal databases and, with the flick of a few keyboard fingers find thousands of cases that deal with the issues of your case in seconds!Learn from Jurisdictionary step-by-step

Google® can get you started … for free!

But, don’t rely on Google® as the final authority. Google® will provide a good start in most cases, but before you go to court to argue how the appellate opinion you found is the final say-so, you need to dig deeper.

My affordable, official, 24-hour step-by-step Jurisdictionary “How to Win in Court”self-help course explains legal research with examples you can try out for yourself. Once you finish the course you’ll know how to find appellate decisions that favor your cause … and you’ll know how to cite them to the court in proper format. You’ll know how to tell the judge why you should win by citing authorities the judge is required by law to obey: court rules, cases, constitutional provisions, statutes and codes.

Clever argument is not enough.

You cannot win without finding and citing the legal authorities that control judges.

Those who don’t know how to find and cite legal authority cannot control judges nor win on appeal so they lose … needlessly!

In the heat of your lawsuit battles, you can be certain the other side will cite legal authorities favoring his case.

It’s essential to winning!

You must do the same thing … if you want to win.

Affordable 24-hour Step-by-Step Self-Help Course Includes:

5-hour video CD simplifies the process of litigation
2 audio CDs present practical tactics and procedures
15 in-depth tutorials on a 4th CD lay out the basics
Free EasyGuide to the Rules of Court
Instant On-Line Access while CDs are in the Mail
Still Only $249 … plus $7.50 Priority Mail Shipping & Handling
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Ask anyone who has our course … “Jurisdictionary Works!”


Opening: Head of Reference, Georgetown Univ. Law Library

06 Feb

The Head of Reference manages all aspects of the library’s reference department to ensure that the library provides high-quality professional research and information services to Law Center faculty, staff, students, and other patrons. Reference programs include, among other duties, both…


ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress Offers Free Training Session on How to Conduct Free Legal Research Online in NOLA Next Month

09 Jan

Hat tip to Amy E. Horton-Newell, Director, ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress for calling this interesting education and professional development opportunity to my attention. The American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress…


Opening: Legal Research Librarian for Information Technology and Scholarly Communications, Berkeley Law

30 Nov

Legal Research Librarian for Information Technology and Scholarly Communications Law Library at the University of California Berkeley, School of Law Associate Librarian VI, $66,492 – Librarian IV, $91,140 (annual salary, 11 month basis) Overview of Responsibilities: Under the general direction…


Opening: Head of Access Services, Loyola University Chicago, Law Library

29 Nov

Loyola University Chicago is accepting applications for an experienced librarian to assume the position of Head of Access Services. The Head oversees all aspects of access to the law library’s space and collections, both print and electronic. To be considered,…


Opening: Assistant Law Librarian for Technical Services, Univ. of Akron

23 Nov

Duties: Oversee all aspects of the law library’s cataloging and processing functions. Compile statistical data and coordinate technical services. Perform various cataloging procedures for all types of library resources. Supervise the work activities of the Technical Services staff while providing…


TR Legal’s Format Switcheroos: From Loose-leaf Sets to Pamphlet Editions to Bringing ProView eBooks to Market

09 Nov

Shaun Esposito, CRIV Chair, 2011-2012 and Head of Public Services at the University of Arizona College of Law Library, asked about the format change TR Legal has been executing from loose-leaf to pamphlet editions because “Several AALL members have asked…


The Patron-Driven Licensing Model: Turning the law library into a demand center for law eBooks

02 Nov

On Inside Higher Ed, Steven Kolowich reports: The [Education] Advisory Board report, a thick primer covering a range of trends in digital librarianship, predicts a shift in the way academic libraries provide book content to their patrons that mirrors a…


Law Library Information Budget Estimates Decline by 21.7% According to 2011 AALL Findings

01 Nov

The 2011 edition of The AALL Biennal Salary Survey and Organizational Characteristics is now available. While the salary survey findings may not be very useful in the private and government sectors, the findings of organizational characteristics with respect to information…


Opening: Manager, Information Systems, New York Law Institute

27 Sep

Located in downtown Manhattan, the New York Law Institute is a membership law library, serving the legal community continuously since 1828 by providing access to resources its members need but cannot maintain on their own. Today, membership libraries are crucial…