September 27, 2017

Legal Fact Check

The American Bar Association is providing something of a public service with its new Legal Fact Check website, which debuted in mid-August with the goal of helping "the public find dependable answers to swirling and sometimes confusing" legal issues in the news. Topics covered so far include hate speech, pardons, and forced evacuations.

This week's post? You guessed it: can individuals be forced to participate in the national anthem?


September 6, 2017

Moments we savor

Today, the library received a request from a court attorney in New York County (Manhattan). The attorney was seeking a New York Court of Appeals record & brief from 1931. We own a copy of it on microfiche, and were able to scan and deliver the document via email within an hour of receiving the request. The attorney was thrilled — she said she could not locate the document anywhere else.

We frequently get such requests from across the state (and beyond). We're thrilled when we can provide the document or information people have had difficulty tracking down.

N.B.: The library owns Records & Briefs for all four Appellate Division Departments and the Court of Appeals!


August 24, 2017

Labor Day


We will be closed Monday, September 4th for Labor Day. Have a safe and happy holiday.



Thanks to the co-worker who shared this summer vacation photo with us.


August 10, 2017

A Timeline of Civil Legal Services


Follow the history of civil legal services from the Freedmen's Bureau in 1865 through the establishment of the Legal Aid Society and up to the present day in our new display. The whimsical timeline will be up through the end of the year.


August 8, 2017

New this month

These books came in today & will be hitting our shelves shortly. Please check our
new book list regularly for more!

Complete Guide to Divorce Practice, 5th Ed.
Premarital Agreements: Drafting and Negotiation, 2nd Ed.
Insurance Antitrust Handbook, 3rd Ed.
Copyright Litigation Strategies
State Action Practice Manual, 3rd Ed.
Government Contract Law, 4th Ed.
Handbook for Indenture and Trust Indenture Act Interpretation
The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet, 4th Ed.
Law Firm Cybersecurity



City planters along Main Street at Chestnut
City planters along Main Street at Chestnut


July 28, 2017

NY Vehicle & Traffic Law § 375

Here's a little news story out of Wyoming County we couldn't help but share.

July 20, 2017

Greetings from the 110th AALL Annual Meeting & Conference