Billie J. Grey named CLLA Library Director

The Board of Trustees is pleased to introduce Billie J. Grey as Law Librarian. Hopefully, most of you have met Billie, since she has been here for several months becoming acclimated to our library. If you have not, please introduce yourself. You will find her very knowledgeable and eager to assist.

Billie comes to us from the Department of Commerce, Office of General Counsel where she served as Law Library Director since 1987. In Washington, Billie also taught Paralegal Studies at the University of Maryland. Billie obtained her law Degree from George Washington University and her Masters in Library Science from the Catholic University of America. Billie is already vigorously working to prepare our library for the 21st Century, computerizing our records and assuring immediate access for all our members to computer assisted research.

Please welcome Billie on your next visit to the library.

Proposed changes in Smoking Area

The Smoking Area in the Ohio Room is being reviewed. There will be a smoking area, and it will have work tables, but it may no longer be located in the Ohio Room.

Electronic Media vs. Book Form: The best of both worlds

The Law Library is building a CD-ROM collection. For members who have moved into the computer age with ease, come on in and use this research tool.

For members that are technologically challenged and would like some aid in using the computers, the Library staff is available to lend a hand. If you would prefer training for the electronic publications, many publishers offer individual training days or search assistance over the telephone. We can assist you in setting up direct training from the publishers. If there is sufficient interest, regular classes may be arranged.

For those members that just can’t seem to let go of that book format or wish to checkout the material the Library is keeping a hard copy. Also in case the power goes out.

Below is a list of the CD-ROM material we have recently purchased.

  • Ohio Administrative Code (Banks-Baldwin)
  • Ohio Appellate
  • Ohio Appellate 2nd & 3rd
  • Ohio Miscellaneous
  • Ohio Miscellaneous 2nd
  • Oh Jur with Forms
  • Ohio Revised Code Anno. (Banks-Baldwin)
  • Ohio Reports
  • Ohio State 2nd and 3rd
  • ALR 3rd, 4th, and 5th
  • Am Jur. 2nd
  • Am. Jur. Pleading and Practice Forms
  • West’s Nutshell Series
  • U.S. Code Service

The Library subscribes to several publications that include diskettes with forms. For security purposes the diskettes are kept at the circulation desk. There is a bright orange sticker inside the front cover of the publication to notify you of diskette(s) accompanying the volume. Diskettes may be used here or checked out for use in your office. We do ask that you check the diskettes for viruses before contaminating your computer or contaminating someone else’s computer.

Below is a list of current forms on disk.

  • Ohio Criminal law and Practice Forms
  • Ohio Domestic Relations Law Forms
  • Ohio Municipal Law Forms
  • Ohio Probate law Forms
  • Ohio Real Estate Law and Practice Forms
  • Ohio Standard Probate Forms
  • Ohio Township Law Forms
  • Autobook: NAFTA
  • Banking and Lending Institution Forms
  • Canadian Corporation Precedents
  • Connecticut Practice, vols. 2-3a Forms
  • Consumer Law Pleadings
  • Construction and Development
  • The Dough Insurance Trust of 1994
  • Durable Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives
  • Kentucky Civil Procedure, vols. 11-12
  • Kentucky Practice
  • Kentucky Wills and Trusts
  • Labor Relations Reporter General Index
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Manual of Federal Practice Forms
  • Michigan Basic Practice Handbook
  • Mental Capacity -- Legal Capacity Questionnaire
  • Missouri Practice Procedural Forms
  • Partnership Taxation Forms
  • Personal Injury Forms: Discovery and Settlement Forms
  • Premises Liability Forms
  • Qualified Retirement and Other Employee Benefit Plans Forms
  • Social Security Disability Practice Forms
  • Trialbook Forms
  • White Collar Crime Forms

Again, we offer assistance with electronic and print publications. We have computers, printers and software, including Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, and PFS: Window Works, and WordStar. Several computers are equipped with CD-ROM bays if you have an electronic publication you would like to bring in and use. Or bring your own Powerbook or Thinkpad and plug in. If you require assistance, please let us know.

CD-ROM Changes and Upgrades

Shepards software version changes: Besides the new look of the material sent by Shepards, there have been a few software changes. According to Shepards, the changes will reveal more situations in which your case can become bad law, they were always there, but now they are easier to find. Target and Select will help you narrow your search to specific headnotes, letters and, letter groupings in seconds, and Signal alerts you to the kinds of letters Shepard’s has assigned. In most instances the single letter abbreviations are expanded on screen. It’s easier to work with the results. The "more" link has been replaced with horizontal scrolling, and the most recent cites are at the front of the list to make last minute cite checking easier.

West software version changes: West’s innovative PREMISE 3.0 contains several new features that will make your research tasks easier. They have added Natural Language searching, hypertext links to retrieve cases in your CD-ROM books citing the case you are viewing, printing enhancements, inline images, a streamlined user interface, more links to cases, and improved compression.

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