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..
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.
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:
Ohio Transaction Guide
Anderson’s Ohio Civil Practice with Forms
Ohio Creditor’s Rights
Ohio Consumer Law
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.
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.