Tag Archives: Legal Research

February 24, 2014 United States Supreme Court opinion

Hinton v Alabama Hinton was charged with murder. His trial attorney did not research the law on what funding was available for experts and thus failed to ask for additional funds to seek a better expert. Hinton was convicted and … Continue reading

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Billing for Research Costs?

The ABA Journal reports that recent surveys by Mattern & Associates and Bloomberg Law reveal that more clients are balking at paying for research costs.  In an article, Firms Wave Goodbye to Billing for Research Costs, the journal reviews the Bloomberg … Continue reading

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Fastcase: Advance Sheets via eBooks

Fastcase is a recent newcomer to the field of  computer assisted legal research tools.  According to its promotional information, Fastcase “…is the leading next-generation legal research service that puts a comprehensive national law library and smarter and more powerful searching, sorting, … Continue reading

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Wexis, Student Passwords & Ethics

Recently the Utah Bar Ethics Advisory Committee issued an ethical opinion, stating that it violated “the rules of professional conduct” for a law firm to ask a student employee/law clerk to use his or her law school Lexis or Westlaw password for … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Sol Blatt Jr. Law Library’s new blog, The Barrister. With this blog, our goal is to keep you informed about current legal news, new legal research tools and sites, the impact of technology on the law, and … Continue reading

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