Author Archives: Lisa Smith-Butler

About Lisa Smith-Butler

Associate Professor of Law Charleston School of Law 385 Meeting St., Suite 322B Charleston, S.C. 29403 843.377.2144

Change

Change This is the last time that I will be writing as the law library director for the blog. I am transitioning from being the dean of information technology, i.e. the library and IT, to full-time faculty in January 2018. … Continue reading

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Need FREE Online Access to Federal Cases and Docket Information? See RECAP, the FREE Online PACER Archive and Browser Plug-In

Authored by Mary Susan Lucas, Reference & Electronic Resources Librarian What is PACER? Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information online from federal appellate, district, … Continue reading

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Congratulations December 2017 Graduates!

Congratulations on your upcoming milestone! You’ve worked very hard so celebrate with your family and friends. After the holidays and celebrations end, it is back to the grindstone as you study for the bar. Below is information about your library … Continue reading

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Library Closed Over School’s Holiday Break

The Sol Blatt Jr. Law Library, along with the Charleston School of Law, will be closed for the December holiday break from Tuesday, December 19th, through Tuesday, January 2nd.  Regular operating hours will resume on Wednesday, January 3rd.  Safe travels … Continue reading

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Extended Library Hours During Exams

During the Charleston School of Law’s Reading Days and Exams, the library will be open daily/nightly from 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m., beginning Friday, December 1st, and concluding Saturday, December 16th. The Circulation Desk will be staffed from 7:30 a.m. … Continue reading

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Library Hours Over Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving holidays for the Charleston School of Law begin on Wednesday, November 22nd and run through Friday, November 24th.  During that time, the law school will be closed. Over the holidays, the Sol Blatt Jr. Law Library will be closed … Continue reading

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Articles Worth Reading

For your information needs and reading pleasure, check out the following articles:  4 Ways Employers Can Combat Sexual Harassment;  5 Traits of a Terrible Law Firm Leader;  Boies’ Mea Culpa Doesn’t Cut It;  Ethically Outsourcing Social Media Management;  Justice Ginsburg … Continue reading

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Join Us in the Barrister at Noon on Halloween

Please join the library and IT staff at noon on Tuesday, October 31st, in the Barrister for cake and candy corn.  Costumes are optional. At that time, we will have a drawing for Study Room 123.  The drawing will provide … Continue reading

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Articles Worth Reading

For your information needs and reading pleasure, check out the following articles:  5 Daily Habits of Rainmakers & How They Can Work for You; Five Ways to Manage Difficult Transitions; How the Recession Shaped Law Firm Billing; Law Firms Must … Continue reading

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Check Out Law 360’s Article on President Bell’s Recent $10M Verdict

Check out this article, Jury Awards $10M in Undisclosed Cancer Suit, at Law 360.  It reviews President Bell’s recent $10M jury verdict.  According to the article, “[a] South Carolina jury on Tuesday awarded $10 million to the family of a … Continue reading

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