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March 14, 2013

So Long, Blog

find_us_on_facebook_badge.gifDear loyal blog readers:

We are retiring the Utah State Law Library blog after more than four years and 800+ posts. The blog has been a great way for library staff to share library news, new forms, court resources and other law-related resources. But with a noticeable decline in blog readers we will now exclusively use our Facebook page to share news and announcements. Please 'Like' us!

As always, you can contact library staff with questions about self help resources on the Utah State Courts' website or about library resources.

Thank you for reading, and we look forward to seeing you on Facebook!

March 07, 2013

SLC Infobase

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The Salt Lake City's website provides a wealth of resources for SLC residents, including information about the city justice court, city services like garbage pickup or snow removal, and city council news. If you're interested in some historic SLC government resources, be sure to visit the SLC Infobase.

This website has a variety of historic Salt Lake City government information, including city council meeting minutes (1982-Present), resolutions (2000-Present), and ordinances from 1900-Present.

More information about accessing Salt Lake City government records can be found on the Salt Lake City Recorder's Office website.

March 04, 2013

National Consumer Protection Week

moneyMarch 3-9, 2013 is National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW). Organizations from around the nation developed National Consumer Protection week to make people aware of their consumer rights and help them make better financial decisions. The NCPW website features a variety of helpful resources, such as ways to protect your health, investments, and your identity.

In Utah, the Division of Consumer Protection has many resources for individuals, including scam alerts and consumer information pages.

This Wednesday, March 6th, representatives from the FTC and USA.Gov will be hosting a nationwide Twitter chat for consumer questions at 2 pm. You can submit your question via Twitter using the hashtag #NCPW, through Facebook, or through the USA.Gov blog.

March 01, 2013

Why Judges Can't Speak Out

The Utah State Courts' YouTube Channel has a new video posted: Why Judges Can't Speak Out. In this short video, Third District Court Judge Robin Reese discusses the Code of Judicial Conduct and explains why judges can't comment on a pending case or why they made a specific decision on a case if approached by the media.

To keep up with new videos, you can subscribe to the Courts' YouTube channel by logging in with your YouTube or Google ID and password.