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The Importance of Treatises

I feel a little like I’m giving away a trade secret or exposing myself for a fraud with this one. Recently a patron asked me to identify a property owner’s liability when an invited guest causes injury to another invited guest and to provide several recent cases as examples. 15 minutes later she had exactly …

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Need Legislative History Research Help? Check Out Our Resources.

Legislative history is one area of legal research that can be really frustrating. We have many resources here that can help. In print, we have the Ohio Session Laws from 1803-2006. (1997-2014 can be found here.) We also have the Ohio House and Senate Journals from the 1840s-1959. We have some post-1959 coverage, but it’s …

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WESTward Expansion

This year the Law Library significantly expanded the materials available to our subscribers through Westlaw. What is included in these new materials? I’m glad you asked… State and Federal cases from all Circuit Courts Codes, Laws, Cases, Forms, Regulations, Statutes, Rules, Dockets, Jury Verdicts and much, much more for all 50 states + D.C. and …

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Hidden Treasure: HeinOnline

HeinOnline is one of those resources that just keeps on giving. Along with the usual collection of searchable cases, statutes, regulations and academic law reviews that we have come to expect from legal databases, HeinOnline goes even further to offer an extensive collection of materials that cannot be found in any other single online resource. …

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Upcoming CLE: Online Legal Research

Get the Most Out of Your Law Library Subscription! Join us as Reference Librarian Laura Dixon-Caldwell shares tips and tricks for online legal research. She will showcase Hamilton Law Library’s remote access databases such as Fastcase, HeinOnline, EBSCO, CCH IntelliConnect and Lexis Digital Library. The program will focus on how to search each database, and …

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Immigration Law: a resource guide

With the signing of President Trump’s executive order “Suspension of Issuance of Visas and Other Immigration Benefits to Nationals of Countries of Particular Concern”, immigration law and permanent resident rights have topped the list of issues of concern for many in the legal community. Below is a list of resources available at the Hamilton County …

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