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October 2014

 


Focus on Brad Grove

by Rachel Evans, Web Coordinator

If you do not already know Brad Grove by name, you no doubt have seen his face around the Law School. As the Help Desk Manager for IT Services, he is most likely (99% of the time) the person to answer your call or email when you get in touch with the Help Desk.

Prior to joining the law IT staff in 2008, Brad worked at UGA's Student Learning Center help desk. He also holds two degrees from the University of Georgia, including a journalism degree from Grady College and a management information science degree from Terry College of Business.

His current role at the Help Desk is vital to our Law School community, and those who know Brad can attest to how true that statement is. He regularly provides students, faculty and staff with computer advice ranging from very basic to extremely advanced help. He is also responsible for installing the computers, software, printers and other technologies that can be found throughout the Law School’s offices and classrooms, and for providing computer lab assistance. With a patient ear and an understanding personality, you never have to worry about feeling embarrassed when asking for help, no matter how technology-savvy you may or may not be. Brad is not only always there to help, but always happy to do so. Well-versed in computers and devices of all types, it is unlikely that you will have a question or technology-based issue that Brad cannot solve – from getting your computer to send documents to the right printer, to getting your laptop connected to Wi-Fi, to dealing with computer viruses, or even syncing your smart phone with UGA’s email, and everything in between.

If you have not already done so, save the Help Desk phone number to your cell or add it to your office phone’s speed dial: 706-542-0895. And while you are at it, save the Help Desk email address to your contact list as well: lawhelp@listserv.uga.edu. You never know when you might need it! The Help Desk phone number can also be found by the telephones located at the front of each classroom in the Law School in case you need assistance before or after class, or even in the midst of taking exams. If you have an issue on your own computer, you can always take yourself and your device to Brad’s desk, which is located on the second floor of the Law Library Annex. Follow the signs for the IT Services Help Desk office to room number A212. Please note that Help Desk hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm. For after hours assistance, try UGA’s EITS help desk instead.


Hein Online: More than Law Journals!

by Jason Tubinis, I.T. Librarian

Here are two interesting tidbits about HeinOnline. First, it originated from Buffalo, New York, my home town! What makes this noteworthy is that it is one of the few things to come from Buffalo that isn’t related to lake-effect snow or inherently disappointing. Second, it offers more than just digitized versions of law reviews and old books. Who’da thunk?

Here are some Hein collections recommended by our very own librarians.

Carol Watson (Director of the Law Library) – Subject Compilations of State Laws – According to Carol, “Anyone who has ever had to compile a 50 state survey of state law in a particular subject will appreciate what a timesaver this collection is.  With over 20,000 links to legal publications with multi-state information, this collection is a goldmine for anyone doing comparative state law research.”

Maureen Cahill (Student Services Librarian) – American Law Institute Library – This collection features the ALI’s Restatements of the Law, including all the previous versions.

Anne Burnett (Foreign & International Law Librarian) – U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library – Great indexing and full-text resources for locating treaties to which the United States is a party. Use the Treaty Search Tool to search multiple fields across multiple titles!

Suzanne Graham (Cataloging Services Librarian) – World Trials Library – Some of the most interesting cases the world has ever seen, but with none of the fluff you find in most legal fiction. (Note from Jason: One of my favorites is “History of Virgil A. Stewart, and His Adventure in Capturing and Exposing the Great Western Land Pirate and His Gang.”)

Wendy Moore (Acquisitions Librarian) - World Constitutions Illustrated - Current constitutions as well as older constitutions and supporting materials!

TJ Striepe (Faculty Services Librarian) – Early Federal Codes & Compilations of Statutes – Not to be confused with the Subject Compilations of State Laws, this collection presents “the most complete collection of federal statute compilations prior to the US Code.”

Jason Tubinis (I.T. Librarian) – Canada Supreme Court Reports – The official series published under Canada’s Supreme Court Act. Did I mention that it’s bilingual? ‘Nuff said.


Lunch-n-Learn with the Law Library: Cybersleuthing!

Xhenet Aliu will share skills she has learned as a librarian and private investigator using computers to track people in the business and finance world.

Monday, October 20
12:30—1:00pm
Classroom B

The Law Library will provide pizza & salad during this session. You bring a beverage.
 


Hal-Law-Ween Flicks

Looking for something ghastly and legal for Halloween? Check out our DVD Collection located near the Reference Desk.

Selected thriller-chiller titles for this month include:

Cape Fear (1991) - Fourteen years after being imprisoned, vicious psychopath Max Cady (Robert De Niro) emerges with a single-minded mission: to seek revenge on his attorney (Nick Nolte). We also have the 1961 original starring Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum.

Death and the Maiden (1994) - Fifteen years ago, Paulina Escobar had her life shattered when she was taken prisoner and tortured by a sadistic doctor. Now, through a chance encounter, she may have found the man responsible for her nightmares and tonight he's going to pay. Starring Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley.

Devil's Advocate (1997) - Hotshot attorney Kevin Lomax's 64-0 case record has brought him a tempting offer from an elite New York firm. But the job Lomax accepts isn't what it seems. The Devil is in the details. Starring Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino.

The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) - A skeptical attorney defends a Catholic priest accused of criminal negligence after a "possessed" girl he performed an exorcism on dies. Starring Laura Linney and Tom Wilkinson.

Primal Fear (1996) - Neo-noir crime thriller in which a Chicago altar boy is accused of murdering the archbishop and a publicity hungry local attorney decides to defend him. Starring Richard Gere, Edward Norton and Laura Linney.

Cape Fear

 


Law Dawgs of the Month

This month's Law Dawgs are Sadie (black) and Emma (tan and white). Sporting their Georgia Bulldog collars and bandanas, both pups are rescues now living the good life with 2L Aaron Parks and his wife.  

All members of the Law School Community (students, faculty and staff) are invited to submit a photo for possible selection as  Law Dawg. The featured entry for each issue will be selected at random from all entries received. Please note that honorary Law Dawgs (i.e. those of the feline, equine, porcine, avian, etc. persuasion) are eligible as well. Please send your Law Dawg photo(s) to aburnett@uga.edu.

Law Dawgs Emma and Sadie Parks
  Sadie and Emma Parks

 

 


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