The National Center for State Courts has created a new site for its Language Access Services Section. With everything from resources to program administrators to schedules and information about interpreter exams, this site should be a first stop when researching language access to the courts.
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Tags: courts, language access, legal information
Tags: legal history, research guide, Washington legislative history
Need to know how to research Washington legislative history? Just like Federal legislative history helps interpret what a law means, state legislative history helps too. The Washington Legislative History Research guide by Tina Ching can walk you through the process of researching legislative history in Washington, as well as how to handle LEXIS and Westlaw searches for best results when looking at Washington law, and even provides a few links to interesting reading like Edward Seeberger’s Sine die: a Guide to the Washington State Legislative Process. When doing your Legal Writing papers or out in the real world, if you need legislative intent, this guide will help you find it.
Tags: indian law, law library, law school, research guide
Lupe Ceballos and the Center for Indian Law and Policy prepared this excellent guide of resources on Indian law, Indian rights and treaties, and rights of tribal nations. This guide is useful for everyone from students on their first day in their federal Indian law class to practitioners working in the field.
Tags: exam, law school, research guide
Starting to prepare for exams? Consult our online research guide on Exam Taking Resources for a bibliography of books and other resources you may find useful for exam preparation.
Tags: data, legal information, state courts
The National Center for State Courts has published a new website that compiles data from state court systems and allows users to filter, sort and compare data between state courts. An excellent new resource for comparative research.
Tags: law library, research guide, study aids
There are many kinds of study aids, and they each have a niche which you should know about and understand. This guide fills you in on what the library has, what the library doesn’t have, and when to use what guides.
Tags: law library, law school, legal research
Fundamentals of legal research, by Steven M. Barkan, Roy M. Mersky and Donald J. Dunn, 9th ed, New York, NY: Foundation Press, 2009.
Legal research illustrated: an abridgment of Fundamentals of legal research, 9th ed, by Steven M. Barkan, Roy M. Mersky, Donald J. Dunn, New York, NY: Foundation Press, 2009.
Legal research in a nutshell, by Morris L. Cohen and Kent C. Olson, 9th ed, St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2007.
Legal research survival manual, by Robert C. Berring and Elizabeth A. Edinger, St. Paul, MN, West Group, 2002.
The legal writing handbook: analysis, research, and writing, by Laurel Currie Oates and Anne Enquist, 4th ed, New York: Aspen Law & Business, 2006.
The process of legal research, by Christina L. Kunz … [et al.], 7th ed, New York: Aspen Publishers, 2008.
Washington legal research, 2nd ed, by Julie Heintz-Cho, Tom Cobb, Mary A. Hotchkiss, Durham: Carolina Academic Press, 2009.
Washington legal researcher’s deskbook, 3rd ed, by Penny A. Hazelton … [et al.], Seattle, WA: Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library, 2002.