LLRX.com provides monthly installments of new guides, articles, and topical resources. The areas in which LLRX covers can be categorized into three broad topics: (1) Court Rules, Forms, and Dockets; (2) Articles; and (3) beSpacific, an awareness monitoring blog on breaking legal, technology, and research related news and primary resources. Sabrina Pacifici, the founder, editor, and publisher of LLRX, has authored the blog since August 2002 winning multiple awards including Best Overall Legal Blog of 2004 and Best Law Librarian Blog of 2005. Now, let’s browse each helpful feature individually.
The online journal is available at www.llrx.com. The website is also accessible by clicking the LLRX hyperlink made available on Charlotte Law Library News’ homepage under Legal Research Websites.
Court Rules, Forms, and Dockets
Let’s begin with a simple task: you are a newly sworn-in attorney in the state of Washington and need to access local court forms and rules.
1) Locate the Court Rules, Forms & Dockets tab at the top of the homepage. Click the tab to access LLRX’s compilation.
2) Scroll down to find the states listed in alphabetical order. Locate and select Washington.
3) LLRX sorts rules, forms, and dockets in Washington into multiple helpful categories, such as U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Washington and State Court, with links to official and unofficial websites that contain relevant information. Thus, to access Washington State Court Forms, select the Washington – State Court (Washington) – Court Forms and Instructions as shown below. LLRX will redirect you to http://www.courts.wa.gov/forms/.
This round, you are a family law practitioner searching for articles, news, and blogs on your practice area.
1) From the LLRX homepage, select Article Archives and Legal Research as a subtopic.
2) Next, select United States Law from the box labeled Subcategories of Legal Research.
3) LLRX will then direct you to a box indicating Subcategories of United States Law. Click on Family Law in the right column.
4) The journal provides three options; however, I chose the most current resource, Criminal Justice Resources: Juvenile Law and Family Court Resources. This source contains an abundance of helpful information for family law practitioners including links to family law related news, journal, and law review articles. Additionally, ABA standards, reports, studies, and secondary sources are provided.
Finally, you are a law student interested in staying current on legal issues involving cybercrime.
1) Utilizing the LLRX.com homepage, locate and select the beSpacific Blog tab. You will be redirected to the homepage of beSpacific.
2) Locate the topic list to the right of the screen. Find and select Cybercrime from the options.
3) You have arrived! Here, you will find a variation of articles, blogs, programs, and more relevant to cybercrime. The resource is updated multiple times a month for accuracy.
As you can see, LLRX and beSpacific are excellent resources for practicing attorneys, law students, and law librarians regardless of practice area.
~Brittany Schott, L’12~