Thursday, September 30, 2010
The Final Program is available at http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/alluny/am2010/final-program.pdf
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The Use of Social Media in Sentencing Advocacy
New York Law Journal
September 28, 2010
Embarrassing Facebook photos and regrettable MySpace statements are starting to become commonplace in pre-sentencing reports and disposition hearings. At the same time, defendants and their advocates are acknowledging the power of social media as a tool to generate mitigating evidence.
Friday, September 24, 2010
DRAGNET stands for "Database Retrieval Access using Google's New Electronic Technology," a specialized search engine that was developed by librarians at the New York Law School. This feature enables you to "drag the net" through a group of free law-related Web resources. A DRAGNET search is like a Google search, except that it runs in only a select group of websites, produced by the organizations and entities listed below. The sites were chosen by our Library staff for their reliability and utility to legal researchers.* Your search retrieves the top 100 hits, ranked for relevance by Google’s search engine. DRAGNET can be a good tool to begin a research project, giving you a sense of what kinds of materials can be found on your topic. You can add a year to your search to ensure that you are getting the most recent data.
B.Y.O. ... BAG:
B.Y.O. ... BOOK:
B.Y.O. ... BANDS & BEATS:
And by the way:
Feel free to bring an extra bag or book (or two), if you wish, for those who forget or who have already cleaned house -- any surplus will be donated.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
New York State Unified Court System has posted an announcement for a Principal Law Librarian, JG: 28; location: Supreme Court - Civil Term, New York City. The application deadline is
September 8, 2010.Extended to September 29, 2010.
For more information and application procedures, view Announcement No. 23003, Amended http://www.nycourts.gov/careers/1jd/23003.pdf
- One year of permanent, competitive class service in the Senior Law Librarian title or three (3) years of permanent, competitive class service in the Law Librarian title; or
- Master`s degree from an accredited school of library science and five (5) years of work experience in a law library or a library specializing in the social sciences, e.g., political science, economics, business, criminal justice, sociology, one (1) year of which must be in an administrative position; or
- Law Degree from an accredited law school and five (5) years of work experience in a law library or library specializing in social sciences; e.g. political science, economics, business, criminal justice, sociology, one (1) year of which must be in an administrative position; or
- An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Other employment opportunities with the NYSUCS can be found at http://www.nycourts.gov/careers/opportunities.shtml
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
ALLUNY's 56th Annual Meeting: Surveying the Environmental Landscape will be held from Friday, 10/1, through Sunday, 10/3, at the Rensselaerville Meeting Center in Rensselaerville, NY. More information, including registration form, is online at http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/alluny/am2010/
Monday, September 13, 2010
If you have ever tried to track down an elusive case from an international court or human rights tribunal, the best news this week may be the launch of the International Law Library, self-described as the "most comprehensive free-access international law library on the Internet." The International Law Library site contains links to over 25,000 decisions of international courts and tribunals and over 30,000 United Nations documents and other treaties and agreements. It is searchable across all types of documents and all collections.
Developed by the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AUSTLII), this digital library is updated regularly with new materials from legal information institutes around the world that are part of the World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII), and from other sources. It also features a citator that tracks where international cases, treaties and law journal articles have been cited, as well as links to other international law materials on the Internet. Anyone involved with international law study, research or source gathering should definitely check this out.
Friday, September 10, 2010
This year's meeting promises to be rich in education and experience, as we explore aspects of law and the environment. There will be opportunities for nature study at the nearby Huyck Preserve, networking with colleagues, discussing what you'd like ALLUNY to do for you -- and many other activities.
More information about the Annual Meeting is available online at http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/alluny/am2010/ Please contact Nancy Babb if you have any questions or comments, or would like to make any special arrangements.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
This award honors those individuals or groups who perform volunteer service for the greater good without regard for personal gain and who inspire others through their community service. Eligible nominees for this award, which is presented annually at the fall conference, include members of ALLUNY in good standing who volunteer in ANY community service organization OR any individuals or groups (not necessarily ALLUNY members) who make volunteer contributions directly benefiting ALLUNY.
You can find the application form at:
Previous recipients were Shannon Hein, Nancy Babb, Steve Weiter, Jan Fleckenstein and Judy Lauer. This year's award will be presented at the ALLUNY Annual Meeting banquet, October 2 at the Rensselaerville Meeting Center.
Contact me or ALLUNY President Laura Suttell (contact information on web site) if you have any questions. The deadline for applications is Sept. 15. Thank you.
ALLUNY Grants Committee Chair