Every lawyer knows about The Bluebook, the gold standard in citation formats from the Harvard and Columbia Law Reviews. However, an NYU professor and a group of law students created a new citation manual called The Indigo Book. According to...

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  1. Move Over Bluebook-There's an Indigo Book in Town
  2. Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Changes Its Name
  3. TECH THURSDAY: RANSOMWARE
  4. Today is Read an eBook Day!
  5. OSBA Launches Ohio Notary Services, LLC. for Notary Education and Testing
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Move Over Bluebook-There's an Indigo Book in Town

Every lawyer knows about The Bluebook, the gold standard in citation formats from the Harvard and Columbia Law Reviews. However, an NYU professor and a group of law students created a new citation manual called The Indigo Book. According to a recent Press Release, The Indigo Book was released in beta version in 2016, and it is free and "open" with "No Rights Reserved." Compared to The Bluebook, "The Indigo Book was created with a more flexible, arguably practical, citation system in mind." Check it out for yourself..

    

Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Changes Its Name

A recent article from Court News Ohio recently stated that "The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, the largest funder of civil legal aid in Ohio is changing its name to the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation. Its mission is to "The Ohio Access to Justice Foundation is committed to improving access to justice and ensuring that legal aid societies and other resources, programs and services address the unmet civil legal needs of low-income and underserved Ohioans.The name change reflects the Foundation’s broader commitment to access to justice initiatives." With this change, OLAF is changing to OAJF, and it also has a new website.

    

TECH THURSDAY: RANSOMWARE

Are you protected from ransomware? There's been an increase in reported cases of this type of cyber attack recently. PCMag's Neil J. Rubenking's article "The Best Ransomware Protection for 2019" tells you why you need it and how to go about getting it. You can read his article here.

    

Today is Read an eBook Day!

eBooks allow us the freedom to access literature from wherever our lives (or our caseloads) may take us. In celebration of Read an eBook Day, we would like to announce that we have enhanced our eBook collection through continued participation in the Consortium of Ohio County Law Libraries. 

 

The following titles are now available in eBook format through the Cleveland Law Library: 

 

Lexis/Matthew Bender

Ohio Transaction Guide

Anderson’s Ohio Civil Practice with Forms

Ohio Creditor’s Rights

Ohio Consumer Law

 

ABA

Electronic Evidence for Family Law Attorneys

How to Succeed as a Trial Lawyer

Representing People with Mental Disabilities

The ABA Cybersecurity Handbook

Immigration Compliance and Best Practices

Accessing our eBooks is easy. Visit our website, https://clevelandlawlibrary.org/, and select eBook Libraries” from the gray navigation bar at the top of the screen.

Next, click on LEXISNEXIS® eBook Library. The list of available eBooks will appear on the left side of the screen; the instructions to access the eBooks will appear on the right side of the screen.

    

OSBA Launches Ohio Notary Services, LLC. for Notary Education and Testing

If you had not already heard, notary laws in the State of Ohio are changing in less than a week. These changes were enacted with the passage of SB 263, the Notary Public Modernization Act, which will centralize all Ohio notary applications in the Ohio Secretary of State. Just in time, the OSBA has launched Ohio Notary Services, LLC, a brand new "partnership between the OSBA and five metropolitan bar associations, including Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton and Toledo" which will "provide statewide notary education and testing services for current and future Ohio notaries public, as well as for those who wish to add the new designation of online notary public." Click here to read the OSBA's Press Release.

    

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