A major new resource for ZRG editorial

Trevor Rosen, DC librarians for Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton LLP, has been working as an editor for Zimmerman’s Research Guide since the New Year.  Trevor first updated all the Dialog reference to reflect the new ProQuest Dialog, and he is now working his way through the annual link check.   I send a big Thank You to Trevor for all his hard work.

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Thanks to Katherine Lowry, Ramon Barajas and Rachel Gordon

I would like to thank …

  • Katherine Lowry, Reference Librarian at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, for letting me know about the broken link to Lauren Schroeder’s Researching Oil & Gas Law: A Legal Research Guide in the Energy entry;
  • Ramon Barajas, Jr., Research Librarian at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, for letting me know about the new freestanding website for the Almanac in the Federal Judiciary in the Judges entry; and 
  • Rachel Gordon, Access Services Librarian at the Furman Smith Law Library at Mercer University School of Law, for suggesting I add the Lexis ORDERS as a source for updating Federal Court rules.

You have all helped make the Guide better for everyone!

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Guide usage stats for 2013

The Guide had 759,207 unique site visits in 2013, up from 543, 823 in 2012.   Nice!

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Links to foreign food recalls

Couldn’t sleep, so I added links to Canadian and EU food recall announcements to the Food entry.

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Complete list of Canadian Attorney Look-Ups

I want to thank Christine DeLuca of Bennett  Jones SLP in Toronto for her sla-dleg listserv post of 9/10/2013, which provided great info on locating Canadian attorneys.   Among other things, Christine listed the attorney look-ups for each province and territory, and I have added those links to the “Foreign Attorneys” section of the Attorneys entry.

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Bye for now

I wanted to let you know that The ZRG Blog is going on a long-term hiatus.  Things have been busy, and I think it’s best to focus my time on writing Zimmerman’s Research Guide rather than writing about it.  Thank you for following the Blog.  I will let you know if I start blogging again.  Regards, Andy Z.

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Fourth Circuit jury instructions

The Federal Fourth Circuit does not have court-approved pattern Jury Instructions, but there is a privately published set called Horn’s Federal Criminal Jury Instructions for the Fourth Circuit by Carl Horn III.

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