Building Your Library - Networking Sources
Professional associations not only serve as means of networking but may also offer free or heavily discounted publications or discounts on third party publications. Excellent examples are sections of the state bar or the American Bar Association.
Unbundled Legal Services - An Alternative?
Limited scope representation arrangements may also be an alternative to providing representation that would require access to unlimited legal research resources.
On Feb. 11, 2013, the ABA House of Delegates recently adopted a resolution supporting such arrangements in appropriate circumstances.
Rule 1.2(c) and comment of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct requires lawyers who provide unbundled services to do so only when it is reasonable under the circumstances and the client gives informed consent. Remember Rule 1.1 regarding competency.
Assistance from the McKusick Law Library
1. Checkout privileges for South Dakota attorneys. Only for circulating resources. May also respond to ILL request from other law libraries for attorneys in surrounding states.
2. Provision of resources by citation. Subject to copyright laws and some associated costs ($2/per page). May suggest availability of free online alternatives.
3. LibGuides and research guides remain available to you.
a. Remote Access - Not available
b. Walk - in availability of many databases, including HeinOnline, LexisNexis Academic, and BNA resources at both McKusick Law Library and University Libraries.
Free and Low Cost Legal Research Resources
Some free and low cost alternatives include:
2. Casemaker - List of State Bar Associations providing access to Casemaker (including Nebraska, Colorado)
3. Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER)