WSLL @ Your Service September 2007
An E-publication of the Wisconsin State Law Library
|What's New – Connie Von Der Heide|
New Staff @ WSLL
WSLL welcomes Liz Zimdars, who joined the staff in August to work at our Reference Desk on Thursdays through mid-January 2008. Liz also works at the Sun Prairie Public Library, and she’s a student at the UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies.
WisconsinEye to broadcast oral arguments
WisconsinEye, which went online in May with live video coverage of the Wisconsin Legislature, also plans to broadcast and archive Wisconsin Supreme Court oral argument proceedings beginning this term.
WisconsinEye is available 24/7 over the Internet and on both Charter and Time Warner cable systems serving Wisconsin. To access past broadcasts, see their Video Archives webpage. The Supreme Court archive currently includes coverage of the August 1, 2007 Oath of Office Ceremony for Justice Annette Ziegler, which took place at the Washington County Courthouse in West Bend, Wis.
The Wisconsin Court System will continue to provide live audio coverage of oral arguments over the Internet. The Supreme Court oral arguments webpage contains a calendar of upcoming oral argument dates, monthly lists of case synopses, and the link to both live coverage and the audio archive of oral arguments dating back to September 1997.
|This Just In... – Pete Boll|
This month’s featured titles include:
New Title: A Practical Guide to Medicare Appeals by Daniel A. Cody and Kathleen Scully-Hayes.
Part of ABA’s Practical Guide Series, this new book gives guidance in the practical aspects of appeals under Title XVII of the Social Security Act, commonly known as the Medicare program. Practically every aspect of Medicare includes the right to an appeal for individuals and entities dissatisfied with either the coverage or the payment provided. The authors have consolidated into this single resource a concise overview of the numerous appeal options available under Parts, A, B, C, and D of the Medicare program. The Guide includes a brief historical overview of the four parts of Medicare as well as citations to - and an appendix of - controlling regulations for each appeal process. Also included is a detailed chart of the recently revised Part A and Part B “fee for service” appeals process for beneficiaries. Web sites are provided for each appeal venue, as well as information regarding several not-for-profit groups that may offer guidance or assistance to Medicare beneficiaries.
New Edition: Dahl’s Law Dictionary, 4th edition, by Henry Saint Dahl
Now in its fourth edition, Dahl’s was the first bilingual legal dictionary containing encyclopedic definitions. This new edition includes more than 11,000 words and phrases to aid researchers in defining legal terms in both English and Spanish, expanding and updating hundreds of words and phrases appearing in earlier editions.
English readers will be able to understand Spanish and Latin American legal concepts through definitions pulled from such sources as the five basic Spanish codes (Civil, Commercial, Criminal, Civil Procedural, and Criminal Procedural), the Civil Code of Louisiana (once a Spanish Territory), the Standard Penal Code for Latin America, and decisions from the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. The Mexican Civil Code and Labor Code also provide many definitions, while to a lesser extent sections of Costa Rican, Guatemalan, Honduran, Nicaraguan, and Panamanian legal texts are also cited.
Likewise, the Spanish reader will gain knowledge of the American legal system through fundamental legal sources such as the U.S. Constitution, the Uniform Commercial Code, the Model Penal Code, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, four Restatements of the Law (Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Judgments and Torts), and decisions of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico defining American terms.
|Click to It! Legal Research at Your Fingertips – Carol Hassler|
What Is It?
Over 1,000 of the most highly regarded legal works have been digitized for the Legal Classics Library collection. Currently the collection spans from works published in the late 18th through the mid 20th centuries.
What Makes A Classic?
The Legal Classics collection boasts copies of well-known works like Blackstone’s Commentaries (1803), Cardozo’s Growth of the Law (1924), Stone’s Commentaries on the Constitution (1833), the translated Code of Hammurabi (2250 BC), and Alexander Hamilton’s Federalist Papers.
Early works on topics as varied as insurance, marriage, maritime, constitutional, common law, and more are included. Several titles focus on international law, or the history of law in other nations, including ancient laws. Select biographies are also included, Abraham Lincoln featuring prominently on the list.
How to Search
Start at WSLL’s Journals and Legal Databases page to access HeinOnline. Scroll or click through to the “Legal Resources” section and choose the link for HeinOnline. From HeinOnline’s main page, choose the “Legal Classics” topic.
As fascinating for the historian as for the student and practitioner of law, HeinOnline’s Legal Classics collection is worth exploring.
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|Learn @ the Law Library|
There are still a few seats available in these upcoming hands-on legal research classes at the State Law Library training room. Additional information is available on our Classes & Tours webpage. Space is limited, so register today.
The Wisconsin Court System Website: What's On It For Me?
NEW CLASS! Using Blogs to Promote Your Law Practice
Wisconsin Briefs Online
|Odds & Endings – Connie Von Der Heide|
Rules of the Road Refresher
School’s back in session, which means even more busses, bikes, mopeds and pedestrians are on the roads and in the crosswalks. For a refresher on driving, bicycling and walking safely and lawfully, see the Wisconsin Motorist’s Handbook, available online in English, Spanish, and Hmong.
Sept. 3, 1783 - Paris Peace Treaty Signed
Sept. 17-23: Constitution Week
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