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FAQ: Arizona Legal Material – NBI


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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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

Westlaw Next New Key Numbering and Library’s Patron Access Class

Westlaw Next announced Key Number changes .

The changes resulted in the following new topics:

  • Education
  • Election Law
  • Extortion
  • Threats, Stalking and Harassment
  • Updated -> Federal Civil Procedure


Don’t miss out on the last Westlaw Next Patron Access Class of the 2013 – Tuesday, November 5th at 9am.

Call 602-506-3461 to register, class size is limited.

There is also a COJET for county employees later in the month of November, call or look online at your training department page for more details if you are eligible.

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