Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Treatise Spotlight: California Marital Settlement and Other Family Law Agreements

Title: California Marital Settlement and Other Family Law Agreements
Author: Amyx, Carol; Blair, Sandra
Publisher: CEB
Edition: 3rd
Last Update: 4/2013

Description: Ensure that your drafting is easy and correct with this comprehensive guide that also covers premarital, marital, and nonmarital cohabitation agreements.

• Over 250 forms including child custody, visitation, child and spousal support, division of community assets and debts, and attorney fees and costs

• Key assets such as the family residence, retirement benefits, and closely held businesses

• Income tax matters

• Negotiating and implementing the agreement

• Using mediation and collaborative practice

• Includes both individual clauses and complete sample agreements
Description from publisher's website

Thursday, May 16, 2013

ABA Journal Article: Are digitization and budget cuts compromising history?

There's an interesting piece on efforts to digitize and authenticate legal materials - including the Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act - in this month's issue of the ABA Journal
While librarians see an enormous upside in increasing public access to material that once was buried in less romantic storage facilities, they are concerned about the accuracy and preservation of legal information that is “born digital,” according to Michelle Wu, director of the Georgetown Law Library.
Wu says the concerns facing modern law libraries are incredibly complex, noting that it’s difficult to keep up with the sheer volume of legal information being generated. She worries about legal information being kept behind subscription walls, and wants to feel confident that libraries have the capacity to capture new information and ensure access to it in perpetuity.
“So much is now represented by what’s online,” Wu says. “The concern is that materials that are not online will disappear from history and won’t be part of our societal knowledge.”

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Netgallery is a great service for librarians and reviewers to get a look at new title descriptions and to request digital copies for reviews.(https://www.netgalley.com/)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Treatise Spotlight: Judicial Puzzles, Gathered from the State Trials by John Paget

The following is a guest post by our cataloger, Ann.

While barcoding a section of books, I came across this little gem.  It is not in the best of condition so I am moving it to the rare book room where it will have an easier life.  It is indeed small, measuring 7" by 4 1/2" and has been repaired using tape that would make an archivist cringe.  It has multiple ink stamps and came from the State Library when we received the legal collection.

Title:  Judicial Puzzles : Gathered from the State Trials
Author:  John Paget
Publisher:  San Francisco, Sumner Whitney & Co., 1876
From the preface:
“These narratives and reviews of five most interesting State trials were published in “Blackwood’s Magazine” in 1859-60, and subsequently reprinted, among other contributions of the same author, in a volume entitled Paradoxes and Puzzles.”
The publishers present the American edition with the belief that it will prove attractive to general readers as well as the legal profession and add a pleasant variety to the series of “Legal Recreations.”  January, 1876
[Editors' Note:  A copy of Judicial Puzzles once owned by the Boston Library Society has been digitized and is available via Google Books.] 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Picture of the Moment: Purposeful Spaces, Living History

The Law Library is previewing a new exhibit - Purposeful Spaces, Living History: African-Americans, Civil Rights, and Law in Nevada. Funded by a grant from the State Bar of Nevada Law Related Education Consortium and created by Rachel J. Anderson, Associate Professor, William S. Boyd School of Law and Claytee D. White, Director of Oral History Research Center at UNLV, the exhibit will be on display until May 16th.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Treatise Spotlight: Electronic Commerce: Taxation and Planning

Title:  Electronic Commerce:  Taxation and Planning
Author(s):  David Hardesty
Last Update:  2013 Supplement (March 2013)

The only tax planning resource that addresses the rapidly changing world of Internet commerce.  The first and only authoritative treatise on electronic commerce taxation and planning, this invaluable resource addresses the special strategies and solutions needed by electronic commerce enterprises.

With Electronic Commerce: Taxation and Planning you'll be able to identify and resolve the federal, international, and state tax and planning issues unique to electronic commerce transactions.

This comprehensive treatise is packed with numerous case studies and examples illustrating the application of both new and traditional tax principles to this uncharted business area. David Hardesty provides expert guidance to assist practitioners and electronic commerce enterprises in making informed planning decisions. The treatise also features an easy to use state-by-state guide on the tax treatment of electronic commerce.

Table of Contents:
  • Chapter 1: Overview
  • Chapter 2: Electronic Commerce Fundamentals
  • Chapter 3: Web Sites
  • Chapter 4: Privacy and Security
  • Chapter 5: [Reserved]
  • Chapter 6: Tax Compliance
  • Chapter 7: Web Site Development Costs
  • Chapter 8: Acquisitions and Dispositions of a Web-Based Business
  • Chapter 9: Web Site Valuation
  • Chapter 10: Introduction to International Taxation of E-Commerce
  • Chapter 11: Outbound Transactions
  • Chapter 11a: Value Added Tax and E-Commerce
  • Chapter 11b: Character and Source of Income From Electronic Commerce
  • Chapter 12: Inbound Transactions
  • Chapter 13: Foreign Corporations Owned by U.S. Persons
  • Chapter 13a: Transfer Pricing and Electronic Commerce
  • Chapter 14: Sales and Use Tax
  • Chapter 14a: Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement
  • Chapter 15: Multistate Income Tax
  • Chapter 16: Digital Products
  • Chapter 17: State Tax Summaries
  • Chapter 18: Revenues and E-Commerce
  • Chapter 19: E-Commerce Tax Policy
  • Appendix A. E-Commerce Tax News Archives
Description from publisher's website.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

May Self-Help Clinic at the Supreme Court Library

Nevada Legal Services will hold its monthly Self-Help Forms Completion clinic for people who are filing without legal representation.  The clinic will be at the Supreme Court Library on Thursday, May 9, from 1:30-3 p.m. Assistance and legal education will be provided to complete forms and a Notary Public will be available to notarize your documents at no cost. 

The previously-scheduled education clinic has been cancelled.

If you are interested in clinics and educational classes in other parts of the state, check out NLS' News/Events page, as well as the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada's calendar.