Links for July 2010

Federal courts launch new web site, YouTube channel

The federal judiciary's web site, www.uscourts.gov, today unveils a host of enhancements, including an email delivery service, multimedia/video, podcasts, photos, YouTube Channel, widgets and a read-aloud service. "The site has been redesigned to make it more attractive, accessible, and useful to its diverse audience of users," according to the court. Also check out the new Federal Judiciary Channel, a joint initiative of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts and the Federal Judicial Center. Watch a YouTube video about the new channel, http://www.youtube.com/uscourts


Court solicits comments on CLE mentoring program

The Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization has petitioned the Supreme Court to allow up to 12 hours of CLE credit for serving as a mentor or mentee through a mentoring program it proposes to establish. The court issued an order this week asking for comments on the proposal by Aug. 13.

Download the order

Learn more about the proposal on the commission's web site http://cletn.wetpaint.com/

ABA offers nonprofit litigation resource

Attorneys who provide pro bono legal assistance to nonprofits can get free assistance from the Business and Corporate Litigation Committee of the ABA's Business Law Section. The committee has just released the 2010 edition of its "Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation," and it is making the chapter on nonprofit law and litigation available free to organizations and attorneys that provide pro bono legal assistance to nonprofits. Contact oconnora@staff.abanet.org for a copy of the chapter.