Links in the News
Margaret K. Berkland is the
Information Resources Technology Specialist for McKenna & Cuneo.
Margaret has designed and maintains the firm's internal library
homepage of Internet links. She also is a member of the firm
subcommittee which guided the firm through the decision process of
contracting out the design and publication of a firm website
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Internet Legal Practice Newsletter
This is a monthly online journal produced by consultants.
Subscriptions are free. There is an archive of back issues. Timely
topics of interest to law firms are discussed. Of particular interest
is the March 1997 forum on Law Firm Internet Use policies which
includes a sample use policy.
The FOIA Web Site
This is a searchable site on the Freedom of Information Act
assembled by the Society of Professional Journalists. There is a
sample FOIA request letter and appeal letter, cases of interest,
posting of FOI related news, state by state guide to access laws and
contacts, federal agency contacts and links to their web sites, the
act, the history of the act, and links to further FOIA resources on
This site provides access to information about MB
publications--descriptions and ordering information. In addition, it
provides a new Internet legal research service, Authority On-DemandTM.
Access is provided to 250+ publications. You can search anytime and
pay only for the information that you use by credit card. CybercashR
technology allows for secure double-encrypted transactions. Some of
the titles included are Collier on Bankruptcy, Moore's Federal
Practice, Weinstein's Federal Evidence, and Nimmer on Copyright.
Matrix Medline Access Table
This site provides a table of Medline databases providing
information on cost, access, database limits, concept matching, search
interface, field searches, query features, display, citation manager,
comments, and full-text access. Links are provided to each service.
You can also search the matrix.
Acronyms Used in the Computer Community
This site provides the acronyms, expressions, emoticons and their
meanings used in the computer community.
United States Courts for
the Ninth Circuit
This site is divided into three sections: Appeals Court Decisions
(links included to all circuits with the 9th circuit decisions coming
from Villanova), History & Guide to the U.S. Courts (This covers
the National Court System plus in depth informational links covering
the ninth circuit court.), and Understanding the Federal Courts with
information covering all the Federal courts.
Organizations in the Information Sciences
This site provides an alphabetical index with links to websites
maintained by professional library and information science
organizations. This page is maintained by Karen Stone at the School of
Library and Information Science at San Jose State University.
American Paralegal Council
This site provides information about what a paralegal is and does,
how to become a paralegal, salaries, job outlook, and legal research
links on the web.
SYSTRAN Software HTML
This site will translate non- frames HTML documents from French,
German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian into English or vice
versa. Type in the URL, select the correct language combination, enter
your e-mail address and click on Translate.
This site is arranged by topics ranging from Business to Travel. The
topics are further broken down into subtopics which lead to links in
the subject area within the UK. Subtopics include lawyers, libraries,
jobs, politics, holidays and many more.
of Human Rights/Cour Europienne Des Droits De L'Homme
This site includes general information, a list of pending cases,
list of scheduled public hearings, state proceedings, judgments, and
basic texts. This site is still under construction as of April 30,
The Oklahoma City Bomb Trial
This site by DigitalCity has investigative articles and reports
posted daily, in depth information, full texts of court records, trial
exhibits, audio and video clips of the bombing and witnesses, and
Online: Bomb Trial
This site provides same day news, overall trial news, and a trial
guide covering the case, the prosecution, the court, the defense, the
public, and other sites on the web.
Casefiles: Oklahoma City Bombing
This site provides a trial update plus transcripts and court
documents, a who's who guide in the trial, and links to other sources
of information on the case.