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E-News March 2011 - Volume 9 Issue 4


National Library Week – April 12-16

The American Library Association’s theme for this year’s National Library Week is "Create Your Own Story@KCLL." KCLL is celebrating the week with free Family Law classes (times to be determined) and cookies! We will also be offering prizes to patrons who visit us at random times during the week. Stay tuned for more information about National Library Week events!

Library In-Service Day

The Seattle and MRJC libraries will both be closed all day on Monday, May 2 for staff in-service.  During this time, the staff will be attending training and performing other duties that require our operations to be closed to the public. A book drop will be available outside the Seattle library doors. Books normally due on Monday, May 2 will be due on Tuesday, May 3. Chat, email, and telephone reference will not be available.  Other county departments will not be affected.

Tech Tip – Making the Most of Your Smart Phone with Mobile Law Apps

There comes a time in all our lives where we end up wondering “How did the Supreme Court rule in that case?”  Thankfully, if you have a smart phone, there may be, as clichéd as it sounds, an “App” for that.  The UCLA School of Law has taken on the task of compiling and maintaining a comprehensive guide which “Provides information about current mobile applications that might be of interest to law students and lawyers.”  So the next time you find yourself wanting to catch up on the latest ABA Journal using your smart phone, you can! 

Blog Post of the Month – Directory of Washington Law Blogs

If you’d like to start following Washington State law-related blogs or would like to add to the list you already read, we suggest you take a look at the directory of Washington State law-related blogs published by Mary Whisner, Reference Librarian at the Gallagher Law Library at the University of Washington School of Law.  Mary’s directory is an easy-to-read list that arranges Washington State law-related blogs into 35 topical categories.  It includes everything from Animal Law to Gun Law, Mining Law and Women’s Rights.  If you follow the first topical link called Guide: Blogs and RSS Feeds, you’ll also find a general directory of legal blogs, information about setting up your own blog and links to guides discussing legal issues surrounding the publication of blogs.  Also, if you publish a blog that focuses on Washington State legal issues or news and would like Mary to consider adding it to her directory, please contact her.

New Books in the Library

Civil Procedure:  
New Developments in Discovery-Related Ethics Issues (CLE)
Privileges, Protected Information, and Waiver (CLE)
Pleading Your Case: Complaints and Responses
The Way of the Lawyer: Strategies and Tactics for Negotiations, Presentations, and Litigation Washington Appeals: New Rules and Expert Guidance through the State Appellate Process (CLE)

Contract Law:
Liens: How to Create Them, How to Enforce Them (CLE)

Corporate Law:
The Art of the Graceful Exit: Valuation and Succession Planning for the Closely Held Business (CLE)

Criminal Procedure:
Prisoners’ Self-Help Litigation Manual, 4th Ed.; How to Try a Murder Case: Pretrial And Trial Guidelines for Prosecution and Defense

Estate Planning: 
The ABA Checklist for Family Heirs: A Guide to Family History, Financial Plans and Final Wishes
Implementation of the Estate Plan: After the Client Signs, What Now? (CLE)

Ethics Tips for Busy In-House Counsel and Business Lawyers: A Road Map for Steering Clear of
Ethical Traps (CLE)
Ethical and Practice Management Tips for the Solo/Contract Attorney (CLE)

Family Law:
Adoption Essentials (CLE)
Family Law 101: Time for a Reality Check (CLE)

Immigration Law:  
Immigration Law: A Primer to Laws and Regulations

Insurance Law:
Insurance Law Primer: Understanding the Essential Components (CLE)

Practice of Law:
Harnessing the Power of the Internet for Your Practice (CLE)
Legal Checklists
The 2011 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide
Trust Account Compliance: What You Really Need to Know (CLE)

Product Liability:  
Product Liability

Real Estate Law:
Neighborhood Battles: Dealing with Warring Neighbors (CLE)

Tax Law:
Estate Tax Updates and Practice Pointers: The Lawyer’s Toolbox (CLE)



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