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From the Law Librarian of Congress

The following is a guest post by Roberta I. Shaffer, Law Librarian of Congress. Roberta has posted to the blog on multiple occasions including: Happy Old Year, The Law Library of Congress Strategic Plan Released, and My Trip to the Future. Another year has passed and I am pleased once again to send you great cheer and […]

Congratulations to the People Behind Kenya Law Reports!

The Kenyan Law Reports (KLR), a free Kenyan Law database, was just announced winner of the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) 2011 Website Award Competition.  With this award, Kenyan Law Reports joins the ranks of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law websites that claimed […]

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow: The Retirement of Stephen Clarke, Canadian Law Specialist

A number of our Law Library of Congress colleagues retired at the end of October.  Stephen Clarke, Mark Strattner, and Alvin Wallace are retiring this month after a long and productive service to the Law Library of Congress (LLC). We hope you enjoy our profiles on them. We are sad to see great friends leave, […]

Interning at the Law Library of Congress

The following is a guest post by Legislative Fellows Program Interns Inna Grebeniuk and  Irina Khakhutaishvili.  Inna is a Senior Legal Adviser at the Main Legal and Experts Department, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and Irina is the Chief Specialist for International Relations at the Secretariat of the President, Constitutional Court of Georgia.  I hope you […]

The Law Librarian of Congress, Rabbi Kook, Digitization and Israeli Education

On September 6, 2011, staff and management of the Law Library of Congress listened with much interest to Law Librarian of Congress Roberta Shaffer as she shared with us her vision for a World Law Library for the 21st Century.  She reiterated the Law Library’s commitment to acquire, preserve, and provide access to a universal […]

An Interview with Bernadette Smith, Government Documents Technician

This week’s interview is with Bernadette Smith, a Government Documents Technician in the Public Services Division. Describe your background. I was born in Oklahoma, but grew up in south-central Pennsylvania.  My dad taught elementary band, and my mom was a journalist for the local newspaper.  I have two younger brothers; one is a currently a […]

Trial By Ordeal In Liberia

While considering a post on Trial by Ordeal (TBO) in Liberia, the first thought that came to my mind was to define the term.  The first online source (not particularly authoritative or official) I could find defined it as “a primitive method of determining a person’s guilt or innocence by subjecting the accused person to […]