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FAQ: Arizona Legal Material – NBI

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Newest NBI books available at the Downtown Law Library.

National Business Institute (NBI) is a resource for Arizona specific legal materials and seminars. NBI offers on-demand materials, books, CD’s and DVD’s for most states.

NBI books are continuing legal education (CLE) courses offered to attorneys. NBI prints a book of the course and then sells them to the public. For more about NBI click here.

These books can be invaluable for finding Arizona topic specific laws and pertinent secondary information when no other exists. NBI books are not your typical treatises; the books have a table of contents but no index and often look as though the course handouts were scanned in.

Come check out the Downtown Law Library’s NBI collection next time your looking for a needle in an Arizona haystack: Law Library NBI books.

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Fastcase comes to HeinOnline

HeinOnline is now offering free access to federal and state case law through Fastcase. With a Law Library card, patrons can log in to HeinOnline and find case law for federal and state decisions. Federal coverage includes Supreme Court opinions (1754-present), Federal Circuits (1924-present), Board of Tax Appeals (vols. 1-47), Tax Court Memorandum Decisions (vols. 1-59), U.S. Customs Court (vols. 1-70), Board of Immigration Appeals (1996-present), Federal District Courts (1924-present), and Federal Bankruptcy Courts (1 B.R. 1-present).

Find information about Fastcase in Heinonline at http://home.heinonline.org/caselaw/

 

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Crazy Laws! Do your research!

A quick Internet search of crazy or stupid laws in Arizona will lead you to believe that it’s illegal to refuse a person a drink of water if they request it.  Beware of finding laws on the Internet.  You want to make sure that any law you cite is from an authoritative and reliable source.  And, this is a great example.  There is no law that makes it illegal to deny a drink of water.  Of course, when it’s 120 degrees out, we hope everyone would be nice and help a person who needs a sip of water.  But, you are not legally required to do so.

The moral of this story is be sure to double-check a primary legal source, like case law or a statute, before you rely on information you find on the Internet.  The American Association of Law Libraries provides a guide on How to Research a Legal Problem if you would like to read more about researching your legal questions correctly.

 

 

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January 14, 2014 · 9:38 am