WSLL @ Your Service November, 2005
An E-publication of the Wisconsin State Law Library
The Wisconsin State Law Library and Milwaukee Legal Resource Center will be closed on Thursday, November 24 for Thanksgiving holiday. Both libraries will be open on Friday, November 25. The Dane County Legal Resource Center will be closed both Thursday and Friday.
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This month’s featured titles include:
NEW! Lawyer Law: Comparing the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct with the ALI Restatement (Third) of the Law Governing Lawyers / by Thomas D. Morgan. American Bar Association, 2005
Morgan identifies 200 important issues in the field of legal ethics and examines what the two authoritative sources have to say about them. The issues are organized into six broad chapters: Regulation of the Legal Profession; The Client-Lawyer Relationship; Issues in Client Confidentiality; Issues in Conflicts of Interest; The Lawyer’s Duties to Tribunals and Nonclients; and Operation of a Law Practice.
For each issue, the author provides an introduction to put it in context, suggests policy choices faced in formulating the various rules, and identifies any important differences between the Model Rules and Restatement treatment of the issue. The full text of the relevant sections from the Model Rules and Restatement are then shown in contrasting font to help the reader distinguish which resource is being quoted or referenced. Finally, a few relevant cases are cited to help the reader begin his/her research.
NEW EDITION! Wisconsin Criminal Defense Manual, 4th Edition / by L. Michael Tobin and Patrick J. Devitt. State Bar of Wisconsin CLE Books, 2005
First published in 1981, the Wisconsin Criminal Defense Manual is intended to serve as a practice guide for attorneys. Fourth Edition updates include:
Email Overload: How to Cope
Guessing the number of email messages in my inbox is a little like guessing the number of jellybeans in a big jar. There are just too many to count! Email overload is a common workplace problem; so much so that there are entire books written on it and academic teams dedicated to finding solutions.
There are also numerous websites that offer tips for taming your inbox. But chances are that if you’re struggling with the burden of 1000 email messages, you don’t have time to surf the web for organizational tips. To get you started, here are a few suggestions from the experts:
When you’re ready for more email management advice, pay a virtual visit to the experts themselves:
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Legal Research Tip
The first listings are general legal research guides from the Wisconsin Court System Self-Help Center, the American Association of Law Libraries, the Law Librarians Association of Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin State Law Library. Following them are guides for using specific resources, which are organized into categories such as Administrative, Statutory, Treaties, and Updating the Law. The final category, Legal Research Tools, provides links to tutorials, a guide to using the Restatements of the Law, and information on understanding legal citations.
If you don’t find what you need on the Legal Research Guides page, or if you’d rather speak directly with someone about your question, please contact our Reference Desk.
November is Child Safety and Protection Month. Visit America's Promise: The Alliance for Youth for tips on helping a child feel safe, child proofing areas where children live and play, discouraging bullying and intimidation, and providing a safe environment for children. November is also National Family Caregivers Month in recognition of those who assist loved ones who are chronically ill or disabled and unable to care for themselves.
Other November Notables
11 - Veteran's Day, observed on the anniversary of the signing of the World War I Armistice in 1918. In 1954, the holiday became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
13 - 19 Lung Cancer Awareness Week
15 - First day you can enroll in Medicare Part D, the prescription drug benefit offered by Medicare. For more information visit the Medicare website or phone 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).
24 - Thanksgiving Day. For tips on safely cooking your turkey, visit the USDA's Poultry Preparation Fact Sheet.
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