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Egyptian Gazette – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Betty Lupinacci

                          Today’s Pic of the Week is a resolution, contained in a special supplement to the official gazette of Egypt, that can be roughly translated as a resolution from the Prime Minister, “Issuing the Administrative Regulations for the Law Concerning Persons with Disabilities.”  …

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ADHD Awareness Month, IEPs and 504 Plans

Posted by: Jennifer Davis

October is ADHD Awareness Month. ADHD, which stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, “is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.” ADHD is a complex mental health issue, as all mental health issues are, but this disorder is complicated because there are no physical …

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1st International Assembly of Law Libraries at UNAM: Law Libraries Within a Global Information Society

Posted by: Francisco Macías

On August 3 and 4, 2017, I had the distinct privilege of representing the Law Library of Congress at one of Latin America’s most lauded institutes of legal research. In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, I would like to share some highlights of what transpired there. The following is a recap authored by Celia Carreón …

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Happiness on the Shelf

Posted by: Jennifer Davis

Are you happy today? If not today, are you happy with your life generally? If you’re wondering why that question matters, and you tend to think about pursuing happiness as a poetic flourish rather than a  mission statement, you might want to look at the United Nations’ (UN) declaration in support of its 4th International …

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60 Year Anniversary of the German Compulsory Military Service Act

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

Conscription in the German Federal Republic began on July 21, 1956 when the German Compulsory Military Service Act (Wehrpflichtgesetz) entered into force. It lasted for 55 years until, on July 1, 2011, the German Bundestag (parliament) decided to suspend conscription and convert the German Armed Forces into an army of professional and volunteer soldiers. Instead of …

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Frances Giden Berko

Posted by: Margaret Wood

I recently re-read one of my favorite childhood books, Karen by Marie Killilea.  The book recounts the struggles of the author’s daughter who was born with cerebral palsy and her challenges to lead a normal life.  The author also mentions Frances Giden Berko who had cerebral palsy as well and this caught my attention because …

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For Your Book Club Reading List – Legal Fiction

Posted by: Betty Lupinacci

From a very young age, mysteries, crime novels and other types of legal fiction were always my favorites.  I preferred the Hardy Boys to Nancy Drew.  In college, I always went to Georges Simenon and Maigret whenever I had to read a novel for French class.  And today when I’m on vacation you can find …