Tasmanian Law Reports

The Tasmanian Law Reports1897-1940 are now available on AustLII - http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/tas/TASLawRp/.

Thanks to Mawghan Elverd for the tip.

In memoriam

Glenda Ligtermoet
Colleague and friend

Although many of us knew that Glenda was battling a serious illness, we were still shocked and very saddened to learn of her passing last week.

Glenda was a valued member of our association - always friendly with a smile at the ready and genuinely interested in the wellbeing of others.

In memory of Glenda, we have made a donation to Bowel Cancer Australia on behalf of the members.

There will be a smile missing at our future gatherings.

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Legal Information Management : latest issue is currently free online

Message from Cambridge University Press

We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of Legal Information Management (LIM) is currently free online for a limited period.

The main theme of this issue centres around Chinese Law and Legal Information. A discussion of the key political and economic developments give context to issues such as legal education in China and practical litigation matters and the management of information.

Access this issue without charge until the end of May 2013 by following this link .

At the 2013 BIALL conference in June, LIM editor David Wills will speak about information management, the journal and its future. Find out more about the conference here.

We hope you enjoy this issue.

Casual reference position

The Law Library at the Supreme Court is seeking expressions of interest from a qualified librarian with experience in legal research to cover a period of leave. We require someone two days a week for the period July 8 to August 9 2013. We require a librarian to provide reference desk coverage for the 2 days. This will involve dealing with requests, document delivery, interlibrary loans and general support to the two librarians on staff.

Please contact Catherine Macgill at cmacgill.scll@lpbwa.com.

Catherine Macgill
Law Librarian
Law Library, Supreme Court of Western Australia

Contract position at Herbert Smith Freehills

Position: Research Librarian – 1 year contract position (full-time)

Organisation: Herbert Smith Freehills

Location: Perth Knowledge Centre


A fantastic opportunity exists in the Perth Office of Herbert Smith Freehills for a Research Librarian. We are looking for a qualified and experienced librarian with a demonstrated commitment to providing high quality legal and business research to join our busy Perth Knowledge Centre.

The role is a 1 year full-time contract position, however applications for part-time (minimum 4 days per week) will be considered also. The position will become available in late June 2013.

Previous experience in a law library is desired.

Primary responsibilities will include:

· Provision of high calibre legal and business research services

· Collection development activities

· Current Awareness and Knowledge Sharing

· Knowledge Centre promotion and research skills training


The closing date for applications is Wednesday 1 May 2013.

Please submit your application to Helen Sommerville, People & Development Consultant, via email helen.sommerville@hsf.com.

Further information:

For more information, please contact either:

Helen Sommerville, People & Development Consultant, by email helen.sommerville@hsf.com or phone +61 8 9211 7556;

Cindy Duong, Knowledge Centre Team Leader, by email cindy.duong@hsf.com or phone +61 8 9211 7942.

WA Hansard archive : 1870-1995

Judy Ballantyne, Parliamentary Librarian, has posted this good news on WAIN -

The Parliament of Western Australia is pleased to announce the availability of a digital copy of Hansard Archive from 1870 to 1995. The digital copy can be browsed by year and using the index to find required speeches. The debates have been organised by year, month and page.

Searching is available with an advance search option which provides searching by keyword, Members Name, House, Page, Year and Date Range . The data is OCR full text which does have some limitations for searching.


Judy is happy to receive feedback on this initiative and may be contacted at jballantyne@parliament.wa.gov.au.