The State Law Library offers a free Résumé Writing Workshop the second Friday of each month at 2:00 p.m. Staff librarians present examples of different types of résumés, explain what information to include to best enhance the job-seeker's skills and experience, and discuss how to write a cover letter and the proper thank-you response after an interview. Online job searching techniques using the Internet and hands-on instruction using the free public access computers in the Library are also discussed.
A free Basic Legal Research Workshop is held the fourth Friday of each month at 2:00 p.m. Staff librarians explain how to research common legal topics, methods of searching print materials and electronic databases, and techniques for locating cases and statutes. Assistance with researching common topics such as landlord-tenant disputes, divorce and child custody issues, and estate planning and wills is available.
All workshops are held in the State Law Library in Building 1, Room E-404 of the State Capitol Complex. Sessions are free and open to the general public. Metered parking is available on the streets surrounding the Capitol and in the surface lot near the Culture Center . For information on this or other workshops, call (304) 558-2607.
The following materials have been added recently to the State Law Library print collection:
Agriculture Law (KF 1682 .H37)
A comprehensive 15-volume set that goes in depth on the various aspects of agricultural law. Topics covered include civil liabilities, environmental law, labor law, commercial law, insurance law, property law, bankruptcy, income taxation of farmers, income tax of debt, social security and its relation to the duties of the farmer, estate planning, business planning, federal regulations, state and local regulations, and agricultural cooperatives.
Computer Law, A Guide to Cyberlaw and Data Privacy Law (KF 8947 .B43)
This six-volume set contains vast information on the many facets of computer technology and software, including the protection of software, which can be done by way of copyrights, patents, contracts, or even trade secrets. Also included are the privacy and data protection laws of the United States, the individual states, the European Union, and several other foreign jurisdictions. Discovery rules and introduction or opposition of electronic evidence are also covered within several chapters.
Computer Contracts: Negotiating, Drafting (KF 905 .C6 B53 1987)
This five-volume set includes contracts for buying, selling, leasing, and licensing of hardware, software, and services in a unique double-column format that has clauses in one column and comments in the other. A glossary of terminology, pertinent statutes, regulations, and selected cases (published and unpublished) are included as useful tools.
Forensic Sciences (KF 8961 .F67 1981)
“Forensic Sciences is a five-volume treatise on forensic evidence and its legal applications. It contains information designed to enhance the attorney’s understanding of forensic procedures, how forensic evidence can be presented effectively in the courtroom, and how to select forensic experts.”
From “How to Use This Publication”(1 Cyril H. Wecht, Forensic Sciences, p.xliii [Rel.51-5/2011]).