As a law librarian, I always try to spend some of my vacation time visiting local law libraries. This year, while visiting the New Mexico Supreme Court Library, I was also able to take a peek at the New Mexico State Supreme Court courtroom, although the court was not in session. The New Mexico State Supreme Court has five justices who each serve eight year terms.
New Mexico State Supreme Courtroom / Photograph by Anne Kelly
The courtroom, like the library, is housed in the state Administrative Office of the Courts. The hallways include portraits, both painted and photographed, of previous justices.
New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts building hallway / Photograph by Anne Kelly
Earlier this month I attended the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) annual course on law and legal information. This year’s course was held at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom and the theme was Common Law Perspectives in an International Context. In addition to excellent lectures on common law in the UK, there […]
Since the summer includes Flag Day, we thought we would treat you to some shots of flags around the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Once again, the Law Library is playing host to another stellar group of summer interns. They come from as far away as Pakistan and as close as Rockville, MD, yet they all share the same enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge. We here in the Law Library thoroughly appreciate their hard work and dedication to their […]
While on vacation in Santa Fe, New Mexico, earlier this week, I had the chance to visit the New Mexico Supreme Court Law Library. The Library was recently renovated and is housed in the Administrative Office of the Courts building near the New Mexico state capitol building, known as the “Roundhouse.” The symbol on the […]
A primary mission of the Law Library of Congress is to provide the United States Congress with legal research and reference services. We are able to fulfill our mission thanks to the expertise of our global legal research staff and comprehensive collection of international, foreign, and national legal resources. Another driver in our mission success […]
I work in an amazing place. We sometimes refer to it as a mini United Nations because we have staff from around the globe. Our Global Legal Research Directorate provides a wealth of foreign, international, and comparative reports for Congress. You can access our foreign law reference collection in the Global Legal Resource Room. There is also […]
In today’s Pic-of-the-Week post, we highlight recent work done by Katherine Kelly, a book conservator in the Book Conservation Section of the Conservation Division of the Library of Congress Preservation Directorate. Each year, the Law Library identifies items in its special collections that would benefit from conservation treatment. One of the items that the Law […]
The National Archives is just a short walk down Capitol Hill and across the National Mall from the Library of Congress. Currently, if you live in Washington, D.C. or are visiting, there is a very interesting exhibit titled Amending America. Each time I visit the National Archives I learn more about the great institution and new projects they […]
Today’s pic of the week celebrates Earth Day. We pass this globe every day and it reminds us of our global collection and staff, but today we honor the globe for the 46th anniversary of Earth Day. Today, it is also fitting for us to remember Henry Diamond who passed away February 21st. Mr. Diamond […]