CLL
NEWSLETTER

Fall 2012

CLL


Web Site: clevelandlawlibrary.org • Email: lawlib@clelaw.lib.oh.us • Phone: (216) 861-5070 • Fax: (216) 861-1606
Facebook: Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Law Library • Skype: clelawlib • Twitter: @clevelandlawlib

“LIKE” US ON FACEBOOK

Facebook

If the Supreme Court can create a Facebook page, so can we. As part of our efforts to stay in touch with our members, we have created a Facebook page called the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Law Library. To inaugurate this new service, we have posted several pictures, our Fall CLE events, and an opinion poll. We encourage you to “Like” us on Facebook now, and check back often for regular updates.

Skype
 THE LAW LIBRARY

SKYPE NAME IS: clelawlib
Email: lawlib@clelaw.lib.oh.us

Skype: With the release of this Newsletter, we are launching a brand new service that enables our members to Skype with us every business day between 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Skype is a free software application that you can download from the Web that allows you to make video and telephone calls over the Internet. You may already be using Skype to communicate with colleagues and family members, and now you can use Skype to contact us with your reference and research needs. Skype’s face-to-face communication can help eliminate any confusion over the substance of requests that might otherwise get lost in the text of an email or over the telephone. The only equipment that you will need to get started is a computer, a camera, and a microphone. If you have a newer laptop, your camera and microphone are probably already built in. You can also Skype from an iPad. You can find us on Skype by searching our Skype Name of clelawlib or our main email address of lawlib@clelaw.lib.oh.us. Once you find us, either call us via Skype directly, send us a message so that we can make you a permanent contact, or prearrange a Skype call with us by emailing lawlib@clelaw.lib.oh.us. We look forward to providing this new service to our members.

For more information about Skype, how to use it, and what it can do for your legal practice, check out the written materials from our August 2011 program: http://clevelandlawlibrary.org/Public/Misc/Skype.html

CLE AT THE LAW LIBRARY

Football

Kick off the fall CLE season at the Law Library. This year, we are offering six (6) CLE programs for you to choose from. Click on the links below for more details and registration forms, which will also be available on our web site.

PRACTICAL HANDS-ON iPAD TRAINING
SESSIONS FOR MEMBERS COMING IN 2013 (FREE)

iPad

If you already have an iPad or plan to buy one later this year, you will definitely want to bring it with you to the Law Library next year. That is because we are offering two (2) Free, hands-on training sessions to help you use your iPad more effectively and efficiently. All lessons will be held in the Law Library’s Main Reading Room. See the schedule below.

Although some of what we will cover does not cost anything, some iPad Apps carry a small fee. As a result, make sure you have your credit card information handy so that you can purchase the helpful Apps that we discuss and continue to work along with us.

If you cannot make it to a lesson, we plan to record them and save them on DVDs that you can check out, just like a book.

Space is limited, so please register for the events you would like to attend by calling the Law Library at 216-861-5070 or emailing us at lawlib@clelaw.lib.oh.us.

Lesson No. Content To Be Covered Date
Lesson 1 Basic functionality; Navigation; Security settings; Apps provided with the iPad; Acquiring & Buying more Apps; Accessories; Web Browsers & Browsing; Mail, Calendars & Contacts; Readers & News; Note Taking; Highlighting; Creating documents; Folders; Screen Shots; Mind mapping; Online storage; Meetings & Phone calls; IM; Chat; & Printing Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Lesson 1
(repeat session)
Basic functionality; Navigation; Security settings; Apps provided with the iPad; Acquiring & Buying more Apps; Accessories; Web Browsers & Browsing; Mail, Calendars & Contacts; Readers & News; Note Taking; Highlighting; Creating documents; Folders; Screen Shots; Mind mapping; Online storage; Meetings & Phone calls; IM; Chat; & Printing Friday, Mar. 1, 2013
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Lesson 2 Legal Research Apps Law Practice
Apps, Apps and more Apps
Thursday, Mar. 7, 2013
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Lesson 2
(repeat session)
Legal Research Apps
Law Practice Apps, Apps and more Apps
Friday, Mar. 8, 2013
1:00-4:00 p.m.

CHAT WITH THE LAW LIBRARY VIA KNOWITNOW24X7

KIN

For several years now, the Law Library has offered Chat reference to members through a service called KnowItNow24x7 (“KIN”). KIN is a state-wide service managed by the Cleveland Public Library and funded by a grant from the State Library of Ohio. Although KIN is primarily used by members of the public who have reference questions, we have extended the service to our members for law-related inquiries. If you are interested in using this service to connect with our librarians, please log in at the following page on our web site: http://clevelandlawlibrary.org/lawkin.html

OHIO SUPREME COURT HOLDS SESSION AT CUYAHOGA COUNTY COURTHOUSE
SEPTEMBER 26, 2012

SupCt

The Eighth District Court of Appeals was honored to host a session of the Ohio Supreme Court at the Cuyahoga County Courthouse on Wednesday, September 26, 2012. Public, private, and home-schooled students from Cuyahoga County were invited to attend and participate. After a Q & A session with the Justices, the students listened to one (1) of four (4) oral arguments scheduled for the morning and then met with the case attorneys for a debriefing. The Librarian then provided tours to the students and their teachers to showcase the Courthouse treasures being featured this year in honor of the building’s centennial.

During their visit to Cleveland, the Justices also held session at Case Western’s Law School on Tuesday, September 25th and enjoyed a reception at the Courthouse Rotunda on Monday night hosted by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Not surprisingly, most of Cuyahoga County’s judges were in attendance. The Librarian was fortunate to be able to attend and meet the Justices.

For members with an interest in history, the Ohio Supreme Court has been touring Ohio since 1987, when Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer initiated the Off-Site Court Program in honor of the bicentennial of the United States Constitution. The last time the Ohio Supreme Court came to Cuyahoga County was in 1997, when the Court held session at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, but the Justices have not been to the Cuyahoga County Courthouse since 1988. To date, the program has allowed almost 30,000 students to observe Ohio Supreme Court proceedings and meet the Justices.

GROWING EVEN GREENER AT THE LAW LIBRARY

SupCt

The Law Library gets more ‘green’ every day. Some of the latest changes we have made include recycling all of our used cardboard, creating electronic-only bills for services such as emails and research, and adding more recycling bins for our patrons to use. We have also applied to renew the Law Library’s Green Certification with the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association for the next biennium from 2012-2014.

IS THERE AN FAQ IN YOUR FUTURE?

FAQ

If it has been a while since you visited the Law Library’s home page, or if by chance you have never looked at the Library’s website, now may be a good time to do so. We have recently updated our “Frequently Asked Questions” segment of the site, and, with the addition of several new topics, now offer 65 FAQs on a variety of legal topics from “Adoption Law” to “You and Your Lawyer.” As noted in the introduction to each, these FAQs have been prepared “for the convenience of our users to provide access to a variety of sources addressing particular points of law.” Where possible, they are geared toward Ohio law and provide links to relevant statutes, appropriate agencies, and online articles from the ABA, OSBA and many others. Our FAQs also offer suggestions for relevant print materials to help research particular legal topics. If you are stuck trying to figure out where to start looking for general information on an area of law you might be unfamiliar with, our FAQs just might be the ticket. We would also welcome suggestions for new FAQ topics any time. Be sure to check them out @ http://clevelandlawlibrary.org/Public/Misc/FAQ.html

DAYS THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED

closed

The Law Library will be closed these days in 2012/13:

2012
• Columbus Day, October 8th
• Veterans Day (observed), November 12th
• Thanksgiving, November 22nd and 23rd
• Christmas, December 25th
2013
• New Year’s, January 1st
• M. L. King Jr. Birthday (observed), January 21st
• President’s Day, February 18th
• Memorial Day, May 27th
• Independence Day, July 4th
• Labor Day, September 2nd
• Columbus Day, October 14th
• Veterans Day, November 11th
• Thanksgiving, November 28th and 29th
• Christmas Day, December 25th

Welcome

STRATEGIC PLANNING AT THE LAW LIBRARY

Planning

As you may already know, the Law Library created a Strategic Planning Subcommittee last year to create a new vision that will guide us in the future and ensure that we meet your expectations and the challenges of delivering legal reference and research services in a digital world. As part of this initiative, the Law Library recently engaged the services of a professional to facilitate discussion and exploration among the Library’s private and public Boards, our private and statutory members, and other law-related constituencies. As a result, we may be contacting you to participate in this process and provide your opinions and feedback about what you need and want from your Law Library. The entire process will result in an updated mission and core values that include the establishment of both short-term goals and a long-term strategic direction. From there, we will build the Law Library’s future, enhance the services we provide to you, and create sustainability in an ever-changing technological environment.

Congrats

to Kelly S. for winning our National Library Week Trivia Contest. She correctly answered “Cleveland Municipal Court” to the question: What local court is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary this year? Kelly won a sturdy American Tourister suitcase.

WE’VE ENHANCED OUR WIRELESS RECEPTION

Wireless

We have recently completed an update to our wireless service. Two new access points were added to bring full coverage to the North and West hallways, the latter of which houses the Law Library’s conference room and Lawyer’s Lounge. Please feel free to bring your laptop or smartphone and take advantage of this service.

SELECTED NEW ACQUISITIONS

new acq

CLEVELAND LAW LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
CUYAHOGA COUNTY LAW LIBRARY

Cuyahoga County Courthouse
1 West Lakeside Avenue-Floor 4
Cleveland, Ohio 44113-1023
Phone: (216) 861-5070
Fax: (216) 861-1606
Email: lawlib@clelaw.lib.oh.us
Home Page: clevelandlawlibrary.org



CLLA Board of Directors:

Joseph N. Gross - Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP, President
Carla M. Tricarichi - Tricarichi & Carnes, Vice-President
Irene Keyse-Walker - Tucker, Ellis & West, Treasurer
Hon. John P. O’Donnell - Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court
Thomas A. Cicarella - Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
Hon. Colleen Conway Cooney - Eighth District Court of Appeals
David J. Naftzinger - Thompson Hine LLP
Philip M. Oliss - Squire, Sanders & Dempsey
Patricia A. Poole - Baker & Hostetler
Scott E. Stewart - Stewart & DeChant
Ronald Stansbury - Ulmer & Berne

CCLLRB Board of Directors:

Steve Wood - Chair
Sheryl King-Benford - RTA General Counsel and Deputy General Manager, Vice Chair
Kristen Sobieski - Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, Secretary
Hon. Charles L. Patton, Jr. - Cleveland Municipal Court
Hon. John P. O’Donnell - Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court


Law Library Staff:

Kathleen M. Dugan - Librarian & Chief Administrator
Sharla Johnston - Circulation Services Librarian
Eric Hess - Network Services Librarian
Terri Faulhaber - Technical Services Librarian
Leslie Hall - Business Manager


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