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Legal Web Site Update - Thomas Switching to Congress.gov

Thomas.loc.gov is changing to Congress.gov (www.congress.gov),

The Library of Congress unveiled the initial beta release of Congress.gov, the successor to the very popular federal legislative site THOMAS.gov.

See Mary Whisner's commentary at the following URL for more information:


New Article on Bluebook in its Various Formats

Mary Whisner of U. of Washington Law Library has an article on the Bluebook in paper, online, ipad app.

There are now three format choices for the Bluebook: paper, online subscription (since 2008), and—as of August 10, 2012—iPad app.

This article talks about the features and pricing of each.

Please view the following LLRX link to visit the full article:


Recent Pennsylvania Bar Institute Titles

The following Pennsylvania collection materials are now available at DCLI/ACLL. Please visit SOLCAT to view more PBI materials in the collection.

Nonprofits and the political process. Mechanicsburg, Pa.,KF4948.A75 N65 2012

"Lobbying" and other "political" activities of IRC §§ 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), 501(c)(5), and 501(c)(6) organizations : a primer on select federal legal constraints / written by Robert A. Johnson -- Lobbying rules create opportunities for charities / written by Donald W. Kramer -- Should your organization elect under 501(h)? / written by Donald W. Kramer -- How to figure lobbying limits under 501(h) / written by Donald W. Kramer -- IRS issues new guidance on electioneering / written by Donald W. Kramer -- Common tax law restrictions on activities of exempt organizations / submitted by Deborah J. Zateeny -- 2003 CPE text : political and lobbying activities : 501(c)(4), (c)(5) and (c)(6) / submitted by Deborah J. Zateeny -- 2000 CPE text : S. affiliations among political, lobbying and educational organizations / submitted by Deborah J. Zateeny -- Pennsylvania lobbying disclosure law / submitted by Gregory M. Harvey -- Local lobbying disclosure law / submitted by Lawrence J. Beaser -- Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and federal registration and reporting of lobbying activities by nonprofits : PowerPoint / presented by Lawrence J. Beaser.

Under attack! : Independent contractor and contingent worker classifications. Mechanicsburg, Pa., KF898.A75 U64 2012  

Under attack! Independent contractor and contingent worker classifications / Mark T. Phillis, Sally Griffith Cimini, and David E. Renner -- Plaintiff lawyer checklist : employee or independent contractor / Melvin L. Vatz -- IRS and U.S. Department of Labor perspective. U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division materials -- IRS materials -- Ten tips for avoiding legal risks associated with independent contractors and other contingent workers / Sally Griffith Cimini.

Taking & defending depositions. Mechanicsburg, Pa., KFP537.A75 T35 2012

Why take a deposition : establishing your objections. Objectives, advantages and disadvantages of depositions / Maureen Rowan -- Deposition ethics / Rhonda Hill Wilson -- Federal and state rules of civil procedure governing depositions in Pennsylvania / Philip K. Miles, III -- Deposition techniques / Regina M. Foley -- The use of deposition / Timothy R. Lawn -- Preparing a witness for deposition / Timothy R. Lawn.


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