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June Top 10

Posted by: Andrew Weber

Our new Top 10 series attracted a lot of readers last month – so many that May Top 10 topped this list for June. We’ve started to group Robert and Barbara’s Beginner’s Guide posts into a new category, Research Guide. The category is so popular it would be the second most viewed post in June if included …

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May Top 10

Posted by: Andrew Weber

Last month kicked off a new series featuring the top ten most-viewed posts from the previous month.  There was some great content in April and, thankfully, that has continued in May. Barbara’s Beginner’s Guide post on nonprofit organizations proved to be very popular.  On a more personal note, I also enjoyed all the history of …

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Henry Clay’s Law Office – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Robert Brammer

This is the only law office used by Senator and Representative Henry Clay that is still in existence today. Situated on Mill Street in Lexington, Kentucky, Clay used this office from 1804-1810.  Henry Clay is considered to be one of the greatest statesmen in American history, with a career that spanned the first half of …

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April Top 10

Posted by: Andrew Weber

Some people really love lists.  They love to make them, love to look at them, love to check things off of them.  I like lists that can be used as a resource–as long as they’re not the sort that involve things to clean. We publish a lot of great content each month here at the …

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Keeping up to Date at the ASIL Annual Meeting

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Peter Roudik, Director of Legal Research at the Law Library of Congress. For the majority of Washingtonians the cherry blossoms signal the start of Spring.  However, there is another event that marks the arrival of Spring for international lawyers: the annual meeting of the American Society of International …

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Taking the Reference Desk on the Road

Posted by: Margaret Wood

The following is a guest post by Matthew Braun, Senior Legal Research Specialist at the Law Library of Congress. Over the past two years I have had the pleasure of presenting an educational program on how to conduct free legal research online at American Bar Association (ABA) annual, midyear, and section meetings. This program, which …

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An Interview with Linda Klein, Chair of the ABA’s House of Delegates

Posted by: Jeanine Cali

This week’s interview is with Linda Klein.  Linda is chair of the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates and a managing shareholder with the law firm, Baker Donelson. Describe your background. As a child I was fortunate to have known all four of my grandparents.   Each of them taught me wonderful lessons.  Amazingly, while each of …

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History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives: A One-Stop-Shop for House Heritage

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Laura Turner O’Hara, Historical Publications Specialist in the Office of the Historian, U.S. House of Representatives. What powers does the Constitution grant the House of Representatives? How many women Members of Congress are from Nebraska? What was the mood on Capitol Hill during the Bonus March? Why are …

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Asylum Law: A Beginner’s Guide

Posted by: Barbara Bavis

This post was co-authored by Robert Brammer and Barbara Bavis, Legal Reference Librarians. In the recent public debate regarding immigration reform, some groups have called for a change to our current method of granting asylum to those who fear returning to their country of origin due to “persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on …