Announcing Assistant Law Librarians

Cincinnati Law Library Association announces the employment of two Assistant Law Librarians. George Baker has been employed by the CLLA since November 1993, primarily providing reference services. He was previously employed by the University of Cincinnati Law Library and served four years active duty with the United States Army. He earned a J.D. from University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Michele Murphy also accepted employment as Assistant Law Librarian. She previously worked as Evening & Week-end Reference Librarian at the University of Cincinnati College of Law Library and as Archives Librarian for the Cincinnati Park Board. She has an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, a J.D. from University of Cincinnati College of Law, and an M.L.S from University of Kentucky. Ms. Murphy is admitted to the practice of law in Ohio.

New Looks, Familiar Books

Many of the books and publications which you are accustomed to using will be changing in appearance. Some of the changes are mainly superficial. The Matthew Bender Company is replacing its compression binders with ring binders. The ring binders lay flat and are easier to manipulate when copying. They are, unfortunately, somewhat prone to flying apart when dropped.

The major legal publishers have been buying each other for several years. As a result, some multivolume sets have different publishing companies listed on different volumes. RCRA & Superfund, A Practice Guide with Forms was published originally by Garland. The Second Edition was published by Shepards McGraw Hill but was divested to the Thompson Group. The result is a set with binders labeled Shepards McGraw Hill and contents published by Clark Boardman Callaghan.

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Totidem Verbis?

And do as adversaries do in law, Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.

The Taming of the Shrew, Act I scene ii

Newly Acquired CD-ROM Titles

Baldwin’s Ohio Practice Library

Ohio Appellate Practice*

Ohio DUI Law


Ohio Business Organizations

Ohio Consumer Law

Ohio Domestic Relations*

Ohio Juvenile Law

Ohio Landlord Tenant Law*

Ohio Planning and Zoning Law

Ohio Real Estate Law*

Ohio Arrest, Search & Seizure

Ohio School Law*

Ohio Township Law*

*These offer a forms field to search for specific forms.

Had you noticed...?

In order to inform you of the Cincinnati Law Library’s holdings, this column will feature brief reviews of new, important, or under-utilized material. We hope this will help you to take full advantage of the Library.


1996/97 Ohio Family Law Handbook. 8th ed. Cincinnati: Anderson Publishing Co., 1996. Reference KFO94 .M43 1996/97.

The latest edition of this essential handbook incorporates Ohio legislation filed through April 8, 1996. Among the items included in this book are the changes made by Substitute House Bill 419 regarding adoption and access to adoption records. Also included are the changes made by Substitute House Bill 167 requiring the suspension of certain professional and occupational licenses, permits, certificates, and motor vehicle licenses of an individual found by a court to be in default of a child support order. The handbook brings together annotated Revised Code sections from Titles such as Juvenile Court, Domestic Relations, Insurance, and Public Welfare dealing with Ohio family law issues.

The Cincinnati Law Library has three copies of this book. Nevertheless, it will be difficult to keep on the shelf due to its significance as a primary source.

Qualified Domestic Relations Order Answer Book. Victor B. Meyen and Mark W. Dundee. New York: Panel Publishers, Aspen Publishers, Inc., 1996. Text Room KF532.7 .M47 1996.

According to the publishers, this book contains "practical answers for practicing professionals." Indeed, the book uses a question-and-answer format with examples of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders. The book begins with a list of key questions. For easy access, the list refers the reader to the pages where the answers appear. The Appendices include relevant Internal Revenue Code sections, ERISA provisions, Treasury Regulations, and Department of Labor Advisory Opinions. The Glossary explains many terms specific to this complex area of the law.

The Answer Book provides comprehensive coverage of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders in one well-organized volume. It addresses the topic from the perspectives of pension plan administrators, employee benefits managers, and accountants, as well as attorneys.

Fair$hare. The Matrimonial Law Monthly. Aspen Law & Business. Published monthly by Aspen Law & Business, 270 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632; newsletter format. Copy Room K6 .A34.

The focus of this newsletter is divorce, alimony, and the division of property. It has sections such as New and Noteworthy, Commentary, State Update, Business Valuation Case and Commentary, Case Spotlight, Judge’s Corner, Practice Pointers, and Client Handout. However, not every topic is covered in every issue.

Brief articles are written by practitioners from around the country. The December issue contains a yearly Cumulative Index by subject and author. Attorneys practicing in this area of family law will find highlights, updates, and commentary on a wide variety of topics in Fair$hare.


Wednesday January 01, 1997 New Years Day

Monday January 20, 1997 Martin Luther King Day

Monday February 17, 1997 Presidents Day

Monday May 26, 1997 Memorial Day

Friday July 04, 1997 Independence Day

Monday September 01, 1997 Labor Day

Monday October 13, 1997 Columbus Day

Tuesday November 11, 1997 Veterans Day

Thursday November 27, 1997 Thanksgiving Day

Thursday December 25, 1997 Christmas Day