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ABA Makes Decision on Proposal to Change to Accreditation

The American Bar Association will not restrict accreditation of law schools for the time being. The proposal to restrict accreditation was a response to the growing reality of student debt and a difficult job market. However, numerous deans spoke out against the proposal for the consequences it would have on less privileged law schools.

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By |February 13th, 2017|News from the Field|Comments Off on ABA Makes Decision on Proposal to Change to Accreditation

Opinions on Legal Tech

Over at Above the Law, Zach Abramowitz is curating a conversation on legal technology. He’s asked various professionals in the legal industry to comment on a quote by the CEO of  legal tech company:

By contrast, selling tech-only solutions into the legal industry today would be like selling a conveyer belt to a blacksmith in the […]

By |January 30th, 2017|News from the Field|Comments Off on Opinions on Legal Tech

Tech Tips from the Lawyerist

Megan Zavieh at the Lawyerist has a suggestion for making the best of the new year: add a little tech to your practice. She has some great tips for new ways to manage routine tasks and, more importantly, how to be more productive while maintaining ethical standards.

 

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By |January 17th, 2017|News from the Field|Comments Off on Tech Tips from the Lawyerist

We now have NYLJ Cases (ALM) from 1989 to the Present

We have recently upgraded our Lexis contract to include even more resources for our NYLI members:
The New York Law Journal (ALM) is the key legal periodical for NY-area attorneys and law libraries.  It includes current New York legal news, decisions, columns, personalized practice areas, firm news, court information, and public notices.  The NY Law Institute subscribes […]

By |January 5th, 2017|Announcements, New at NYLI|Comments Off on We now have NYLJ Cases (ALM) from 1989 to the Present

Career Advice from the Director of NYLI

NYLI’s Executive Director, Lucy Curci-Gonzalez is spotlighted in this AALL Spectrum feature article, Fast-Tracking Your Legal Industry Career by Catherine M. Monte. The article includes a brief overview of her career and some tips for those interested in library directorships. Interviews with four other law librarians are also included.

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By |January 3rd, 2017|Announcements, News from the Field|Comments Off on Career Advice from the Director of NYLI

Dewey B Strategic Blog Honored

The ABA Journal gave Dewey B Strategic double honors this year.  The blog, created by law librarian, and NYLI Board member, Jean P. O’Grady, was nominated to the 2016 Blawg 100 list and inducted to the Blawg 100 Hall of Fame. The nomination is clearly well-deserved.

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By |December 14th, 2016|News from the Field|Comments Off on Dewey B Strategic Blog Honored

New Nutshell eBooks at NYLI!

 We have recently acquired more Nutshell eBooks to add to our growing eBooks collection including the following titles.  All Nutshell digital books are cataloged in our OPAC and are available through our our OverDrive eBooks collection.  Here are the new titles:

·        Consumer Protection Law in a Nutshell 4th edition
·        Criminal Law in a Nutshell 5th edition
·        Death […]

By |November 23rd, 2016|New at NYLI|Comments Off on New Nutshell eBooks at NYLI!

Recent Presentation at NYLI: Open Access, Copyright, and Repositories

NYLI recently co-hosted a talk with LLAGNY on Open Access, Copyright, and Repositories. The presentation was given by Kyle K. Courtney, a lawyer and librarian. Kyle is the Copyright Advisor for Harvard University Library working in the Office for Scholarly Communication. He works closely with Harvard Library to establish a culture of shared understanding […]

By |November 16th, 2016|Announcements, Open Access|Comments Off on Recent Presentation at NYLI: Open Access, Copyright, and Repositories

NYLI Board Member Elected to AALL Executive Board

We are proud to announce that NYLI Board member and author of the Dewey B Strategic blog, Jean O’Grady, has been elected to the AALL Board for a three year term from July 2017 – July 2020. Jean O’Grady is the Director of Research Services and Libraries at DLA Piper and is consistently ranked among […]

By |November 14th, 2016|Announcements|Comments Off on NYLI Board Member Elected to AALL Executive Board

Records and Briefs at NYLI

Did you know that NYLI has a large collection of Records & Briefs?

Need a copy of a lower court trial decision?
Looking for the original complaint in a case that made it all the way to the Supreme Court?
Do you want to get the actual transcript of a trial?
All of these – and more – may […]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Announcements, New at NYLI|Comments Off on Records and Briefs at NYLI