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Watch a Recording of our Law Day 2021 Event

Posted by: Kelly Goles

On April 29, 2021, the Law Library of Congress and the American Bar Association cosponsored an event to celebrate Law Day. Law Day is a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law and an opportunity to understand how law and the legal process protect liberty and promote justice. The theme of this year’s …

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Celebrating Public Service Recognition Week

Posted by: Kelly Goles

This past week, organizations across the country have been celebrating public service workers and honoring the work they do. For the past 36 years, Public Service Recognition Week has honored those who serve our nation as federal, state, county, local, and tribal government employees. We asked our staff which public services they were most grateful …

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Join Our Newest Crowdsourcing Campaign: Historical Legal Reports from the Law Library of Congress

Posted by: Kelly Goles

Calling all students of history, government, law, public policy, international relations, and other interested members of the public – help us expand access to hundreds of previously unreleased legal reports and other publications from the Law Library of Congress dating back to the 1940s! We are excited to launch our second crowdsourcing campaign with By …

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The Federal Paper Chase: A New Library Guide for the Federal Courts

Posted by: Kelly Goles

The following is a guest post by Ryan Reft, a historian of the modern United States focusing on domestic policy and law in the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress. Ryan previously contributed three other posts to In Custodia Legis - Federal Courts, Judge Gerhard Gesell, and the Security State, Simon Sobeloff and Jewish Baltimore, …

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Upcoming US Law Webinars – May 2021

Posted by: Kelly Goles

Next month, the Law Library of Congress Legal Research Institute will host U.S. law webinars on researching federal statutes, navigating Congress.gov, and utilizing the Law Library’s collections, including collections that can be accessed online. Information about the contents of each class can be found below. Congress.gov webinar Date: Thursday, May 6, 2:00 – 3:00 PM …