One of my first ideas for this blog was to discuss some of my reference questions (appropriately sanitized and redacted) and mention what resources I was able to find while answering them. It would be primarily for my own benefit - so that if any similar ever came up, I could refer back to my notes. But I imagine it would also be interesting for other legal researchers.
The trouble has been that I don't like to spend much time on this blog whilst at work - indeed even if I wanted to, it wasn't possible to update this blog from work with Radio - unless I used their scary email to blog feature. This is why I really like TypePad's draft post feature. I can make a quick draft post from any computer. Then later I can polish it up some more and publish it.
So the other day, I had a call from a patron with a law degree from the UK, and LL M from an American law school who was wondering if this would be helpful for him to practise as a lawyer in New England states. This was an interesting question for me, because at one time I had been looking into whether it was feasible for me to practise in Minnesota with my Australian LL B. I found this pdf chart at the ABA's web site which lists the various requirements by all the states on recognizing foreign law degrees and LL Ms. For my part, I wouldn't rely on such a chart without verifying the information about the states which I was interested in. But that chart seemed to be a good starting place for this kind of research.