Cornell-Curated Collection of Legal Research/Writing Guides

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If you are looking for some writings on legal research and writing, hit the jump to the Cornell Law Library’s list of legal research and writing guides (link here). The categories break down as follows:

  1. GENERAL WORKS ON LEGAL WRITING AND LEGAL STYLE
  2. GENERAL STYLE MANUALS
  3. CITATION GUIDES
  4. WORKS ON BRIEF WRITING AND ORAL ADVOCACY
  5. WORKS ON INSTRUMENT DRAFTING
  6. WORKS ON LEGAL RESEARCH

The categories above are links to the actual sections. While it is a “selected” and not a “comprehensive” list, there is more than enough to fill your office bookshelf!

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Readfresh: Another Tool to Tap Web's Changing Content

Twitter and RSS are popular sources for examining the flow of news through the internet pipeline. But there are other ways to get your goods. I have discussed Lazyfeed, the real-time blog aggregator / updater, here in the Studio. Now another tool has emerged to help you stay on top of breaking news and site changes.

Readfresh is a web site that collects your favorite web pages, and brings the most recently updated sites to the top of the screen, so you can see what’s new at a glance.After signing up (you can use Facebook Connect) and entering your favorite web site URLs, just sit back and watch the sites shift and flow as new information is added to them.

You also can search for content via Readfresh. Use the Search tab to search the latest updates across all sites in the Readfresh index.

It has a nice, simple interface, which is both a benefit and a drawback. Consider using Readfresh if you only have a handful of sites to follow. For power readers, the interface may not capture enough of the breaking information for your tastes. Nonetheless, if you are new to following changing web content, Readfresh might be a good starting point.

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Word 2007 Webinar

Do you struggle with complex document formatting in Word 2007? Legal Services NTAP is advertising a webinar called Conquering Complex Documents in Word 2007. Fee is $40 and the 45 minute webinar is scheduled for February 17, 2010. Two sessions offered to accommodate time zone differences. Learn about headers, footers, section, and page breaks. I can tell you that it took me a whole lot longer than 45 minutes to figure these out on my own!

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