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Title: Real Estate Law Resources at the Anchorage Law Library


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Real Estate Law Resources at the Anchorage Law
Library
  • Catherine Lemann, JD, MLIS
  • January 2008
  • clemann_at_courts.state.ak.us

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Library Hours
  • Monday Thursday 8 a.m. 6 p.m.
  • Friday 8 a.m. 430 p.m.
  • Sunday noon 500 p.m.

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Contact us
  • Call the Reference Desk 907-264-0585
  • Email us library_at_courts.state.ak.us
  • Fax a request 907-264-0733
  • NEW Toll-Free Number for Alaska callers (888)
    282-2082

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What are your research needs?
  • What are the biggest challenges in real estate
    law today?
  • Do you use a current awareness service?
  • How do you research issues?
  • What tools and resources do you use?
  • What tools and resources would you like to see in
    the library?

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Resources in the Law Library
  • Things you still cant get online Books!
  • Treatises and Law Reviews can be checked out by
    Bar members
  • We can mail them to you if youre not in Anchorage

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Finding Aids
  • Legal Information Buyers Guide and Reference
    Manual- Svengalis
  • Descriptions and pricing for legal titles
    arranged by subject matter

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Treatises
  • Friedman, Contracts and Conveyances of Real
    Property, 7th ed
  • Powell on Real Property
  • Nichols on Eminent Domain
  • Federal Environmental Regulation of Real Estate
  • Condominium and Homeowner Association Practice,
    3rd ed

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Treatises
  • Introduction to the Law of Real Property 2nd ed
    (4th is available)
  • Patton and Palomar on Land Titles
  • Law of Condominium Operations
  • Clark on Surveying and Boundaries
  • Andersons American Law of Zoning
  • Rathkopfs Law of Zoning Planning

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Treatises
  • American Land Planning Law Land Use and the
    Police Power
  • A Practical Guide to Real Estate Practice
  • Thompson on Real Property
  • Commercial Ground Leases
  • Commercial Real Estate Forms w/ CD
  • Holtzschue, Real Estate Contracts and Closings

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Alaska.gov
  • Alaska Real Estate commission
  • http//www.commerce.state.ak.us/occ/prec.htm

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Treatises
  • The Law of Premises Liability
  • Tax Planning with Real Estate
  • BNA Tax Management Portfolios

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HeinOnline
  • Over 1,000 full text journals
  • Coverage often begins with volume 1
  • CFR, Federal Register, Statutes at Large
  • Only available in the library, but we can email
    articles

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FREE Westlaw at the Library
  • All State/Federal cases statutes
  • No administrative decisions
  • USCA, USCCAN
  • ALR 2nd 5th
  • Am.Jur., Forms, Proof of Facts and Trials
  • Journals and Law Reviews
  • Key Cite

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Alaska Case Law Database
  • http//government.westlaw.com/akcases
  • Alaska Supreme Court and Court of Appeals
  • All published opinions back to 1960
  • Unpublished decisions (MOJs) back to 1991, with
    older decisions being added
  • No headnotes, keyciting, or page numbers

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Alaska Case Law Database
  • Word search
  • AND, OR, BUT NOT
  • Truncation !
  • trust! will find trust and trustee
  • disab! will find disabled and disability
  • Search by phrase use quotes
  • irrevocable trust
  • Use the singular form it will automatically
    look for plurals

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Alaska Case Law Database
  • Once youre in a case, can use Control-F to find
    specific search terms
  • Space OR so remember to type AND if you are
    looking for both terms in a case
  • Example
  • Sex! AND discriminat!
  • Sex age AND discriminat!

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Casemaker
  • New Bar Association benefit
  • Alaska Caselaw 348 P.2d (1960) current
  • With page numbers
  • Attorney General Opinions From 1995
  • Alaska Law Review Volume 14 - current

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Casemaker
  • Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Seward, Kenai
    Borough Codes
  • Statutes no currency indication
  • Court rules no currency indication
  • No employment specific resources
  • Citator? Limited usefulness

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Casemaker Federal
  • U.S. Supreme Court 1893 - Current
  • U.S. Circuit Opinions 1 F.3d (1993) - current
  • U.S. District Courts (F.Supp.2d) F.Supp.2d Vol.
    401(2005) - current adv. sheet
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Opinions Begin Vol. 334 B.R.
    (2005)
  • U.S. CodeTitles 1-41, 46 are complete through
    01/02/2006Titles 42-45, 47-50 are complete
    through 01/03/2005Title 11 USC Bankruptcy Reform
    Act Contains all changes made by the Bankruptcy
    Reform Act of 2005
  • Public Laws Includes laws passed by the
    2005-2006 109th Congress and 2007 110th Congress
    to date
  • Code of Federal RegulationsTitles 1-16 complete
    through 1/1/2007Titles 17-27 complete through
    4/1/2007Title 28-31 complete through
    7/1/2007Titles 32-41 complete through
    7/1/2006Titles 42-50 complete through 10/1/2006
  • U.S. Constitution
  • Federal Court Rules

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Casemaker
  • Basic search is natural language
  • Advanced Search
  • Fields Citation, Docket Number, Attorney, Judge,
    Date
  • Word Form exact , wildcard
  • Proximity word, sentence, document, within 500
    or 1000 characters

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Alaska court dockets
  • Courtview
  • Courts included Anchorage, Barrow, Fairbanks,
    Kotzebue, Nome, Palmer and Unalakleet

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Free Pacer Access
  • Federal Court docketing system
  • Nationwide
  • Two year trial
  • Available in all court law libraries

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Need help?
  • Call the library reference desk if you have
    questions (907) 264-0585 or (888) 282-2082
  • Reference librarians can walk you through
    searching or finding a website to help
  • We have thousands of forms available
  • Catalog is on-line http//www.state.ak.us/courts/
    library.htm
  • You can check out treatises for 3 days
  • We will mail them to you if you live outside
    Anchorage
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