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Legal Research is EASY · 20h ago

No where to go but up

It's amazing the things people do to mess up their lives. Take, for instance, the young lady who came into my law library the other day.  Seems lady had a husband, beautiful children, and li...
Legal Research is EASY · 1w ago

Confessions of an ex-Facebook Junkie

A few year back, I was an avid Facebook user.  That's "user" as in a hard-core junkie.  It was a visceral need to log on and check out the world.  OH COME ON, don't roll your eyes at me.  Yo...
Legal Research is EASY · 1W ago

Word of the Month for January 2018: Process Server

Once upon a time, long before I became an omnipotent law Librarian, I was a process server.  I dodged bullets, cars, and swinging fists of fury and I learned pretty quick that people really ...
Legal Research is EASY · 2W ago

Dear Santa

Years ago, I remember my mom demanding that we kids write letters to Santa.  We'd rummage through the Sears catalogs searching for toys that we'd never get.  I mean, we'd write down whole pa...
Legal Research is EASY · 3W ago

Innocent until proven guilty

About a week ago, I was working with a guy who had come into the library. Seems Guy had been charged with raping a 3 year old baby girl. Three. THREE! Pretty shocking, right? Took pretty muc...
Legal Research is EASY · 1M ago

To Catch a Rat

For whatever reason, this year has been the year of the rat at my house. No, I'm not talking about the Chinese Calendar.  I'm talking about the #$@#@$ rats that I've been trapping in my atti...
Legal Research is EASY · 1M ago

Word of the Month for December 2017: Common Counts

Recently, I have noticed a rash of lawsuits by corporations who issue credit cards.  Most all of these actions are pled under the common count claim of money had and received. Wait, before w...
Legal Research is EASY · 1M ago

I Did Not See That One Coming

You gotta wonder what judges are thinking when they hand down decisions.  Sometimes, you think they're going one way and then they go another.  Sometimes, they come up with decisions that ar...
Legal Research is EASY · 1M ago

Just start

I think it was Woody Allen who said, "Eighty percent of success is just showing up."  Good thought since most people who need legal help think they're so unqualified that they can't even hel...
Legal Research is EASY · 2M ago

Honoring G.I. Joe

You gotta wonder the timing of some things. Take, for instance, November.  November is the month for Thanksgiving and Veterans and wouldn't you know it but just the other day, I had a young ...