Friday, May 29, 2009

Manitoba Replicates ELLA's Head Start

If you haven't read it already, please drop by Slaw and check out the play-by-play commentary from Karen Sawatzky on Manitoba's new Legal Research Bootcamp.

Patterned after ELLA's Head Start program, Karen describes the whole process.

Later in the comments, Melanie Bueckert chimed in with links to their promotional brochure, and a registration form for the event.

Congrats to everyone involved!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

More New Projects at Stem

We've got some great projects going on over at Stem right now, so rather than just commenting on trends and events from others, I'd like to offer a brief roundup on a couple pieces of my own work as of late.

JD Supra Law Centers: Yesterday on the Stem blog, we noted the launch of JD Supra's law centers. I won't re-hash what's in that post, but for librarians and information seekers generally, these community-driven pages are great topical filters, and really deliver a browsable solution to JD Supra's growing content collections.

Bed Sores FAQ: Another of our clients Jonathan Rosenfeld has compiled questions and answers from his Bed Sores blog category into a new FAQ website. The site breaks down issues related to prevention, treatment, and the liability aspects for hospitals & nursing homes.

For Stem though, this site represents a few things. First of all, we're using wordpress as a CMS and building our custom set of WP plugins to make these sites really effective. And strategy wise, we're taking a really old & traditional form of legal web content, FAQs, and making them very web 2.o & search friendly. ... This launch also comes on the heels of the Florida Criminal Records FAQ site we did for Ron Chapman in late March.

Congratulations to Randy McClanahan: Ok admittedly this one isnt' a project, but I do want to offer my congratulations to Randy McClanahan who was recently elected president of the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists.

Finally I'd like to recognize my Stem team, aka Stemployees, aka our Winnipeg offices. :) Laurel & Emma are long overdue for a place on the Stem website, but for the interim I'd like to highlight their labour of love - a blog dedicated to moving from the West Coast to Winnipeg. See: Winnipeg O' My Heart, read their profiles, and expect more from our evolving creativity & collaboration. :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Lawford Award Goes to!

I obviously picked the wrong year to not attend the CALL conference.

Congratulations to each of my fellow contributors at Slaw. We all have a little sweat equity in this one! ... Wow. :)

Friday, May 22, 2009

WisBlawg Turns Five

Bonnie Shucha, a true pioneer of librarian blogging, shares that WisBlawg turned five this week!

Congratulations from the Vancouver Law Librarian Blog! Just one of the 185 law librarian bloggers who followed in Bonnie's footsteps.

Law Firms to Blog on Slaw

As was just posted by Simon Fodden over on Slaw, we're starting an experiment to help entice more law firms to blog.

Starting next week, and on the last week of each month following, we'll have five daily blog posts from a featured law firm. We have a number of firms signed on already, but will definitely be looking for more.

If your firm has ever considered entering the blawgosphere, this might be the ideal opportunity to test the waters. Let us know and we'll be happy to add your firm to the list!

Friday, May 01, 2009

Quickscribe Manual Updates for April '09

There were three updates for Quickscribe manuals in April:
And as always, daily updates to British Columbia statutes and regulations are available at