The curious case of the judgment enhancers

The British and Irish Association of Law Librarians held its annual conference this month.  Daniel Hoadley, Business Development Manager with The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales, gave this presentation -

http://www.iclr.co.uk/biall-conference-2014-curious-case-judgment-enhancers/.

US Supreme Court decisions : Twitter tool plays detective

From Gigaom -

An interesting article about the US Supreme Court changing its decisions after publication.  Someone has come up with the technology to alert others of the changes via Twitter.

http://gigaom.com/2014/06/12/clever-piece-of-code-exposes-hidden-changes-to-supreme-court-opinions/

Summary:

The Supreme Court has long made surreptitious changes to its opinions without telling anyone.  In response, a coder has created a tool that flags and publicizes those changes.


Remember if you are interested in finding out more about Twitter come along to the ALLA (WA) event on Tuesday, 8 July at Jackson McDonald (12.45pm to 2pm).

Thanks to Lisa Webb for this contribution.

Machines v. Lawyers

John O McGinnis
Machines v. Lawyers

As information technology advances, the legal profession faces a great disruption.

http://www.city-journal.org/2014/24_2_machines-vs-lawyers.html

Survey : State Law Publisher

Just in case you are unaware of this survey, the State Law Publisher is seeking feedback on the use of its website.  A quick response is all that is needed.

http://www.slp.wa.gov.au/legislation/statutes.nsf/default.html

Lisa Webb

Supreme Court Law Library : Serial Holdings List

Our serials list has been updated due to changes in our circumstances.  Please refer to this document for a listing of current resources -

Serial Holdings List.

Please contact us if you have any enquiries -

scll@lpbwa.com
ph:  9421 5370.

Lisa Webb
Customer Service Librarian
Law Library, Supreme Court of Western Australia

Belinda ventures forth with journal at the ready

After an 8-year absence, Belinda Eisenhauer returned to Durban in South Africa.  Despite bypassing the usual tourist spots in favour of spending time with relatives and friends, she did not neglect to have a couple of photos taken with the Australian Law Librarian.  Belinda thanks Lei Lin for the loan of the now well-travelled journal.

Wanted : new blood, new ideas, new enthusiasm

We are seeking nominations for office bearers and other positions on the ALLA (WA) Committee for 2014-2015.  Positions will be elected at the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 6 August.

Please contact Megan Fitzgibbons - megan.fitzgibbons@uwa.edu.au - for a copy of the nomination form.  Our current President, Mawghan Elverd - melverd@jacmac.com.au - is happy to answer any questions you may have regarding joining the Committee.

We encourage you to join the team providing support and services to the law librarian network in Western Australia.