LEGAL WEBSITE OF THE MONTH ARCHIVE
Mapping civilian harm claims against Israel and the Palestinian Authority before Israeli courts
This interactive map database jointly developed by Professor Gilat Bachar at Temple University Beasley School of Law and Dr. Haim Abraham at the University College London, and the NGO, Ceasefire, Center for Civilian Rights. The database presents over 450 Israeli court cases in which civilians sought compensation under tort law for loss of life, bodily injury, and property damage inflicted during armed activities. Included cases are Palestinian civilians who were injured by Israeli security forces in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank in addition to claims of other nationals, as well as cases in which Israeli civilians sought compensation against Hamas and the Palestinian Authority for losses incurred during hostilities for the facilitation of reparations and reconciliation.
Governing Rules and Responsibilities
The Governing Rules and Responsibilities Website outlines regulations dealing with government contracting programs for small businesses and provides access to the Federal Acquisition Regulation for the government’s purchasing process. You will learn about the contract provisions to protect the integrity of the government procurement process.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the global forum for intellectual property (IP) services, policy, and information. The mission of the organization is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international IP system. The WIPO Lex Database is a one-stop search for the intellectual property (IP) laws, regulations, WIPO-administered treaties and IP‑related treaties, and IP judgments. The WIPO Lex Website features related information to analyze and interpret these laws and treaties.
National Freedom of Information Coalition
The National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC) is a nonprofit and nonpartisan resource to protect our right to open government by ensuring state and local governments and public institutions have laws, policies and procedures to facilitate press and public access to information and proceedings. The mission of NFOIC is to support and empower state coalitions in order to improve the laws, judicial remedies, and practice of government information dissemination at the state and local levels. NFOIC is proactively working to integrate new voices into the government transparency world, recognizing that information is critical to empowering marginalized groups, and that new perspectives are essential to healthy civic engagement and democracy.
DIGITAL MEDIA LAW PROJECT
The Digital Media Law Project (DMLP) was founded with the mission through five core initiatives: (1) its detailed Legal Guide on media and business law topics for non-lawyers; (2) its searchable Database of Legal Threats directed at online publishers; (3) its nationwide attorney referral service, the Online Media Legal Network; (4) its Research & Response initiative to address breaking issues and trends in digital media law; and (5) its regularly-updated Blog and Newsletter on current issues in media law, technology law and journalism. Also the DMLP publishes a comprehensive legal guide for individuals and organizations involved in independent online publishing and journalism. The guide covers topics ranging from how to form a business to how to use freedom of information and open meetings laws to get access to information, meetings, and governmental records, as well as other legal subjects such as risks associated with online publication, including discussion of defamation and privacy torts; legal issues related to news gathering; use of copyrighted and trademarked materials; and special risks associated with covering elections.
Center for Reproductive Rights
The Center for Reproductive Rights is a global human rights organization of lawyers and advocates who can apply their expertise and experience in human rights, comparative, and constitutional law across five continents. The Center is the only global legal advocacy organization dedicated to advancing reproductive rights as fundamental human rights around the world and envisions a world where every person participates with dignity as an equal member of society, regardless of gender; where every woman is free to decide whether or when to have children and whether to get married; where access to quality reproductive health care is guaranteed; and where every woman can make these decisions free from coercion or discrimination.
Cryptocurrency 2022 Legislation
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) complied the cryptocurrency enacted legislation of the thirty-seven states in the 2022 legislative session. Digital currencies are a medium of exchange but are not regular money. Digital currencies are stored in digital wallets, which are software or apps installed by users on their computer or mobile device. Each digital wallet contains encrypted information, called public and private keys, that is used to send and receive the digital currency. All digital currency transactions are recorded in a virtual public ledger called the “blockchain,” which is maintained by digital currency “miners.” These miners can be anyone, anywhere in the world, who is willing to invest in the specialized computer hardware needed to rapidly process complex computations. Miners are awarded digital currency, like Bitcoin, Ripple, Dogecoin, and Litecoin, in exchange for verifying each transaction and adding it to the blockchain.
Animal Legal and Historical Center Website
In March 2022, the Animal Legal & Historical Center celebrated its 20th anniversary. Over the years, with the help of many individuals, they’ve added thousands of files that are accessed across the globe. Included are full text cases (US, Historical and UK), U.S. statutes, and legal articles addressing a wide variety of animal topics. This is the best way for non-lawyers to access the information. The international collection continues to expand. Please share your comments at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your feedback helps ensure this site’s growth and presence for years to come.
AMERICAN DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
The American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted at the Third Plenary Session of the Organization of American States (OAS) General Secretariat held on June 15, 2016. The indigenous peoples of the Americas are culturally distinct groups who maintain an ancestral bond to the lands where they live or wish to live. Also, the Indigenous peoples of the Americans have the right to live in harmony with nature and to a healthy, safe, and sustainable environment, essential conditions for the full enjoyment of the right to life, to their spirituality, world view and to collective well-being.
National Conference of State Legislatures
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) founded in 1975 provides information about legislatures in the states, territories and commonwealths of the U.S. Its mission is to advance the effectiveness, independence, and integrity of legislatures and to improve the operations and management of state legislatures, and the effectiveness of legislators and legislative staff.
Nonprofit law blogs
Nonprofit law blogs website hosted by Gene Takagi, a Principal at NEO Law Group, provides practical and responsive counsel that helps nonprofits and their leaders further their missions and values. NEO Law Group believes that healthy nonprofits are more effective at creating positive change. NEO Law Group represented over 800 nonprofits over the past 15 years on matters including formations, fiscal sponsorship, governance, collaborations, affiliations, mergers, advocacy, earned income, and general nonprofit corporate and tax law compliance. NEO Law Group also presented on nonprofit legal topics to charities, private foundations, bar associations, and CPA associations throughout the country.
Nolo’s legal encyclopedia
Legal encyclopedia Website provides free legal articles and legal updates such as a new critical U. S. Supreme Court decision on search-and-seizure rights. Major topics include: accidents & injuries; bankruptcy; business, LLCs & corporations; criminal law; divorce & family law; DUI/DWI & traffic tickets; employment law; immigration; nonprofits; patents, copyright & trademark; personal finance & retirement; real estate & rental property; small claims court & lawsuits; taxes; wills, trusts & estates. Also includes information on doing legal research, podcasts, Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary, a financial calculator, and selected free online books.
The Court Listener Website provides public access to primary legal materials on the Internet for educational, charitable, and scientific purposes to the benefit of the general public and the public interest as well as to technologies useful for academic research on corpora and legal systems.
Free Law Project is a California non-profit public benefit corporation and a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) public charity whose specific purposes are primarily to create an open ecosystem for legal research and materials and to carry on other charitable activities associated with these purposes, including, but not limited to, publications, meetings, conferences, trainings, educational seminars, and the issuance of grants and other financial support to educational institutions, foundations, and other organizations exclusively for educational, charitable, and scientific purposes as allowed by law.
Free Law Project also has several initiatives that collect and share legal information, including the largest collection of American oral argument audio, daily collection of new legal opinions from 200 United States courts and administrative bodies.
Locating the law
The Committee of the Southern California Association of Law Libraries (SCALL) made accessible a revised version of their comprehensive legal reference resource Locating the Law: A Handbook for Non-Law Librarians, 6th ed. The handbook provides ready access to a reliable legal research reference resource to assist you in reading legal citations and how to conduct legal research.
UN Archives Geneva
The UN Archives Geneva Website provides access to the fonds and collections managed by the United Nations Library and Archives in Geneva, including the archives of the United Nations in Geneva, the League of Nations (1919-1946), international peace movements (from 1870), and private papers.
It offers the possibility to search both the description of files or archival documents and in the full text of archival documents that have been digitized.
American State Papers
The American State Papers, comprising a total of thirty-eight physical volumes, is a collection of the legislative and executive documents of Congress during the period 1789 to 1838. The collection includes documents that cover the critical historical gap from 1789 to the printing of the first volume of the U.S. Serial Set in 1817. There are 6,278 documents in 38 volumes. They are arranged into ten topical classes or series as follows:
|I. Foreign Relations
II. Indian Affairs
IV. Commerce and Navigation
V. Military Affairs
|VI. Naval Affairs
VII. Post Office Department
VIII. Public Lands
Tax Notes is a portfolio of publications offered by Tax Analysts, a nonprofit tax publisher. It provides comprehensive and impartial coverage of tax news, while its commentary contributes important voices to the discussion and understanding of tax policy.
Founded in 1970, Tax Analysts was created to foster free, open, and informed discussion about taxation. In 1972 Tax Analysts published ax Notes Federal, its first weekly journal, featuring news, commentary, and analysis on federal taxation. In 1989 Tax Analysts added Tax Notes International, a weekly magazine focused on international taxation. Tax Notes State State rounded out the weekly portfolio in 1991. Each magazine offers best-in-class tax commentary and analysis on the latest changes in tax law and policy, as well as on court opinions, legislative action, and revenue rulings.
Tax Notes has continued to innovate through the years, adding the online daily news services Tax Notes Today Federal, Tax Notes Today International, and Tax Notes Today State between 1987 and 1991. Tax Notes also provides several research and reference tools, as well as specialized services focusing on exempt organizations, state tax audit guidance, and international tax treaties.
Strategies and techniques for Integrating diversity, equity and inclusion into the core law curriculum
Professor Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law has authored a book about the strategies to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into classrooms. The focus of this publication is on learning outcomes and assessments, and course planning templates for each course in the core law curriculum, and racial trauma-informed teaching approaches. Each chapter also includes FAQs and discussion questions to work through for the course planning and DEI curricular initiatives to transform the way we think, teach, learn and act such that all experiences and ways of being are handled with fairness and justice.
Duke Law School took on the publication of Judicature in May 2015 after the American Judicature Society (AJS) disbanded after promoting the interests of justice and judiciary more than a century.
Judicature is published under the auspices of the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School, which was established in 2018. Its missions are to study the rule of law as well as advancing legal research for deepening our understanding of the law to improve the administration of justice.
In fall 2021, Judicature International launches online to provide judges around the globe with a forum for sharing commentary, scholarship, empirical research, opinion, and other content exploring issues of common concern to judges around the world.