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Join Us for an “Orientation to Legal Research” Webinar on Federal Regulations

The following is coauthored by Anna Price, a legal reference librarian at the Law Library of Congress.

Harris & Ewing, photographer. "Wage-Hour Administrator and assistants. Washington, D.C., Sept. 14..." 1938. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. //www.loc.gov/item/2016874005/

Harris & Ewing, photographer. “Wage-Hour Administrator and assistants. Washington, D.C., Sept. 14…” 1938. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. //www.loc.gov/item/2016874005/

Recently, the Law Library of Congress started a new webinar series on U.S. laws and legal resources. We welcome you to attend the next entry in this series, regarding tracing federal regulations, which will take place on Thursday, April 9, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This webinar will provide an overview of U.S. federal regulations, including information about the notice and comment rulemaking process, the publication and citation of regulations, and the tracing of regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations, to the proposed rule in the Federal Register, to the regulation’s docket.

This webinar will be presented by the Law Library’s bibliographic and research instruction librarian, Barbara Bavis. Barbara holds a BA in history from Duke University, a JD from the University of North Carolina School of Law, and an Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MSLIS) with a specialization in law librarianship from Catholic University.

To register for the webinar, please click here or call (202) 707-5080.

Congress.gov Keeps You Up To Date With Email Alerts

Our latest Congress.gov release concerns a lot of work on back end infrastructure that is being built to support future enhancements, such as adding new collections and alerts to the site. Since this work concerns building support for future alerts, I thought this would be a good opportunity to review the many alerts that Congress.gov […]

Historical Law Library Reports to be Published Online

The Law Library of Congress has digitized and published its first batch of historical legal reports as part of a multi-year effort to archive and share thousands of these reports with researchers and other members of the public. These first 250 digitized reports are now available through the Publications of the Law Library of Congress […]

Join us for our first all virtual Herencia Transcribe-a-thon!

[Click here for the Spanish version of this post/Haz clic aquí para la versión en español.] On Thursday, March 19, 2020, starting at 8:00 a.m. EDT we will be LIVE in a completely virtual Transcribe-a-thon for our new crowdsourcing campaign, Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents. Participants can transcribe, review, and tag documents from our collection of Spanish Legal […]

MERCOSUR: Global Legal Collections Highlights

The following is a guest post by Graciela Rodriguez-Ferrand, a foreign law specialist who covers Spain, Argentina, and other countries in South America. As a foreign law specialist for the Law Library of Congress covering most of South America, I thought a blog post on legal resources concerning the Mercado Común del Sur (MERCOSUR) (Southern Common […]

From the Serial Set: “Peculiarities” of Life in D.C. (1880)

The following is a guest post by Bailey DeSimone, a library technician (metadata) in the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. became the capital of the United States of America in 1790. On February 27, 1801, the District of Columbia Organic Act established the city as an unincorporated territory. Throughout the 219 years […]

The Bladensburg Dueling Ground

We have previously written about the practice of dueling among members of Congress prior to the Civil War. We also discussed a book in the Library of Congress Special Collections Division that prescribes the rules governing a duel with pistols. Today, we visit the spot where many of those infamous duels took place – the […]

Robert H. Terrell, Municipal Judge

Robert H. Terrell (1857-1925), the first African American judge in the Washington, D.C. Municipal Court, was also an educator, a writer and a law professor; and husband to activist, suffragist and educator Mary Church Terrell. Terrell was born in rural Orange, Virginia and attended grammar school in D.C., Groton Academy in Massachusetts before graduating cum […]