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An Interview with Sayuri Umeda, Foreign Law Specialist

Posted by: Andrew Weber

This week’s interview is with Sayuri Umeda, Foreign Law Specialist in our Global Legal Research Center. Describe your background. I joined the Directorate of Legal Research (which was renamed as the Global Legal Research Center in 2010) of the Law Library in 2001.  I used to have only two (or three, depending on how we …

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Representing the Law Library of Congress at the ABA Midyear Meeting

Posted by: Christine Sellers

Robert Newlen, the Assistant Law Librarian for Collections, Outreach and Services, and I gave a presentation on Friday, February 11, 2011, at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Atlanta, GA.  We focused on the legal research services and resources available from the Law Library of Congress and other free online collections.  You may have heard of …

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Happy Old Year

Posted by: Andrew Weber

The following is a guest post by Roberta Shaffer, Law Librarian of Congress. It is that time again when so many of us reflect upon achievements, and shortcomings, of the previous year and look forward to keeping ambitious resolutions for the new year.  In the past few days as the Law Library of Congress staff …

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Blogging into 2011

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

Happy New Year! At this time of year it’s great to look forward to what the year might bring, but it’s also a great time to look back on the previous year and what has been achieved.  With that in mind, here’s a recap of some of the events and achievements related to In Custodia …

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An Interview with Edith Palmer, Senior Foreign Law Specialist

Posted by: Andrew Weber

This week’s interview is with Edith Palmer, Senior Foreign Law Specialist at the Law Library of Congress, who covers the German-speaking countries of Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland.  She has been providing research and reference for the U.S. Congress, the Executive Branch, and the Judiciary since she joined the Law Library in 1976.  In addition …

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Official Gazettes: Afghanistan to Zimbabwe

Posted by: Kurt Carroll

While the United States does not publish an official gazette, most countries of the world do.  These primary law sources are invaluable for foreign legal research.  While no two countries’ gazettes are identical, most contain legislation, orders, regulations, statutory instruments, and international agreements.  Some even include decisions of courts and administrative agencies.  The currency of …

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Introducing our Guest Bloggers…

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

Our funny and brilliant blogger of British origin, Clare, is taking a wee break at the moment – we’ve excused her from blogging duties while she looks after a very new addition to her family – congratulations, Clare!.  Therefore, in the interests of maintaining a good coverage of foreign law and a broad international perspective, …