Amicus Briefs - News from the Alexander Campbell King Law Library  
January 2008
In This Issue   Bluebook 

Lunch-n-Learn: Bluebooking
Installation of Annex Fire and Emergency Alarms

The two buildings of the Law Library have never had coordinated fire and emergency alarms. In fact, folks in the Annex simply cannot hear alarms that do sound. We requested a coordinated alarm system several years ago, and finally the system installation is scheduled.

Installation began Tuesday, January 8  and will continue for the better part of three weeks. Most of the noisy work will be done back in the offices rather than out in the reading room but there will no doubt be noisy days. Please bear with us as the work progresses. We'll do our best to communicate to the workers that anything they can do to minimize the noise will be greatly appreciated.

Attention 1Ls: Lexis and Westlaw Training

Both Lexis and Westlaw will provide training for 1Ls early this semester. As part of your Research & Writing class you are required to attend two training sessions for each system. The first session covers case materials, and the second session covers statutory materials.

The training schedules and instructions for registering online to attend these required sessions are available at Please sign up early to avail yourself of the times most convenient for your schedule.

Also, make certain that your accounts with both systems are activated and working before you arrive for your first training session! If you need assistance with your Lexis and Westlaw accounts, stop by the Reference Desk (our hours are posted here).

Deborah Baker Takes Administrative Associate Position

The Law Library welcomes a fresh face to the administrative office on January 17. Deborah Baker assumes new responsibilities as the Administrative Associate, but she’s no stranger to the library. She has been an important asset to the Cataloging Department for three years.

Deb brings to our office a strong background in management and human resources. She managed large retail stores in Pennsylvania for twelve years before moving to Georgia. Since leaving retail, Deb has volunteered for three years as an intervention counselor, working with victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Deb likes to travel, is a self-proclaimed news junkie, and loves gardening, although she admits she’s not always successful at it. She’s an avid fan of Georgia football, Ladydogs basketball, and the Pittsburgh Steelers.  She lives with her husband Walter in Oglethorpe County with their dog, Toto, who keeps them both on a short leash.

Please stop by and say hello to Deb who has moved on up to the Administrative Offices of the Law Library on the second floor of the Annex.

Lunch-n-Learn: Bluebooking
Student Services Librarian Maureen Cahill kicks off this semester's Lunch-n-Learn series with a 30-minute session on legal citation.

Date: Friday, January 25, 2008
Time: 12:30 - 1:00pm
Location: Classroom F

We'll provide pizza - you bring a beverage! 

Law Library Hours on MLK Holiday

On the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday (Jan. 21) the Law  Library will not open until 6 p.m. Regular hours remain in place for the rest of the holiday weekend.

The Law Library's current hours are listed at

January's Interactive Puzzle
by James Donovan


WHO SAID IT? Legal Bons Mots

WHO SAID IT? Legal Bons Mots

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