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An Interview with John Trotman, Junior Fellow

Today’s interview is with John “Trot” Trotman.  John is working in the Collection Services Division of the Law Library of Congress as part of the institution’s Junior Fellows Program.  The program’s focus is to increase access to our collections for our various patron groups. Describe your background:  I grew up in Chesapeake, Virginia and went […]

An Interview with Mohammad Qadamshah, Foreign Law Intern

Today’s interview is with Mohammad Qadamshah, an intern with the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your Background I am from Afghanistan.  My family is originally from Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh province. They have always encouraged me to pursue higher levels of education. I completed my primary education in Iran. I returned […]

Movies and Court Martials

Home with a cold this spring, I was re-reading a mystery novel which centered in part around the fate of a British officer in World War I.  In the novel, the officer had been executed for cowardice which made me begin to think about movies which portray incidents of military justice.  Although fellow staff members […]

An Interview with Jessica Ho-Wo-Cheong, Global Legal Research Intern

Today’s interview is with Jessica Ho-Wo-Cheong, an intern with the Global Legal Research Directorate’s Foreign, Comparative, and International Division I. Describe your background. I am a proud Canadian, born and raised in Montreal, Quebec.  I just graduated from l’Université de Montreal with a civil law degree.  Beforehand I completed my undergraduate degree at McGill University, Honors […]

“My Devise for the Succession”

On July 6, 1553, Edward VI, the only son of Henry VIII, died at the age of fifteen.  Edward had been king since 1547 when he had succeeded to the throne at the age of nine.  When Henry died in 1547, he had been married six times and had three children.  His marital career is […]

Family Law: A Beginner’s Guide – Part 2: Child Custody, Support, and Adoption

This post is coauthored by Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer, legal reference specialists. In Part Two of our Family Law Beginner’s Guide, we are shifting our focus to what the law says about children’s roles in the family—focusing on their custody and care.  Below, please find information and resources for legal researchers regarding child custody, […]

Top 10 for the First 6 Months of 2014

This year seems to be flying by.  Our team of bloggers has posted over 100 times to In Custodia Legis so far this year.  Of those 100 posts, two of the top ten most viewed have to do with time.  There is also significant interest in tracing legislation and Congress.gov. Advanced Search, Browse, and Appropriations […]