More information about the ECO-Gift Card Act

Aug 24, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

The Reference Attorneys are still receiving a number of calls about the ECO-Gift Card Act, Public Law 111-209, the Amendment to the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009

Video: How to use FormFinder

Aug 19, 2010 By: Legal Solutions

In this two-minute video, Westlaw Reference Attorney Andy O’Meara demonstrates how easy it is to find the form you need using FormFinder in Westlaw.

Westlaw tip: When in doubt, hyphen it out

Aug 18, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

Hyphenated words pick up all three versions. Thus, use of stop-gap as a term will instruct Westlaw to search for stop gap, stopgap and stop-gap.

University of Akron’s Westlaw / Lexis Nexis Guide

Aug 18, 2010 By: Mike Carlson

We’ve been reading a bit about the University of Akron School of Law Guides for WesltawNext and LexisNexis Online Research (pdf). Although Westlaw User Guides are free, I love the idea of librarians putting these together for all the reasons articulated in the guide.

Almost (In)Famous: Notable Trials

Aug 13, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

While it may have been a while since Bernie Madoff was front-page news, his escapades are still a popular research topic for attorneys. The Reference Attorneys continue to receive a fair number of calls concerning litigation involving Mr. Madoff.

Westlaw tip: Keep the criminals out of your search

Aug 11, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

Too many criminal cases have your search all locked up? Try adding this string to the end of your Terms and Connectors search.

Amendment to the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009

Aug 10, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

The Federal Register tweets. While that is exciting for a variety of reasons, I found a recent tweet most helpful. A few calls have come in about Public Law 111-209. What is Public Law 111-209? According to @Federal Register, PL 111-209 (HR 5502) amends “gift card provisions effective date.”

Reading Television

Aug 6, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

Birthright citizenship is the granting of United States citizenship to children born on U.S. soil, regardless of the citizenship of their parents. The right comes from the Fourteenth Amendment:

Proposition 8 Decision

Aug 5, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

Judge Vaughn Walker’s opinion, striking down Proposition 8 is on Westlaw at 2010 WL 3025614. The docket can be found at 3:09CV02292.

Senate Confirms Elena Kagan as the 112th Justice and the 4th Woman Justice to Serve on the U.S. Supreme Court

Aug 5, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

President Obama, under the authority derived from Article II, section 2, clause 2 of the United States Constitution (USCA CONST Art. II § 2, cl. 2) nominated Elena Kagan for the position of Associate Justice to the US Supreme Court on May 10, 2010