Author Archives: Coleen Martinez Skinner, J.D., M.L.I.S.

Can’t have crazy without the AZ: Just when you thought Cornell’s Legal Information Institute couldn’t get any more useful.

Interested in feeding your inner Constitutional Lawyer? Check out The Supreme Court Previews from the Legal Information Institute. Cornell’s LII Supreme Court Bulletin is an electronic journal edited by second- and third-year law students. This bulletin provides you with previews of cases that are currently before the U.S. Supreme Court. You can also find docket information as well as the opinion, once it has been handed down. Wondering what all the hubbub is about in Arizona’s controversial immigration statute? First you will need some background information from Jon Stewart.  Then take a look at the LII’s information here.  Be sure to read the law or this might happen.  Also, take a look at what some proud Arizona residents think.
Do you have a burning desire to write about a legal topic that you are passionate about? Look here to see if you can be a contributor.

Rock, Paper, Scissors decides case!

If you are ever in a stalemate with opposing counsel, you can try to break it the way United States District Judge Gregory A. Presnell did when he ordered the two attorneys to settle their differences with a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors.  You can read more about Avista Management v. Wausau Underwriters Insurance and other humorous legal cases on Gavel2Gavel.com

Do your research before you buy

Are you addicted to groupons? Do you crave that rush you get every time you know that you’re going to get a dinner for half price? Me too! However, there is one small drawback to the wonderful world of groupons. What if you get all excited to try a new restaurant at a ridiculous value, only to find that the food is terrible? Or worse yet, you don’t buy the groupon to a fantastic restaurant because you are unfamiliar with the place, and all your friends keep describing the fantastic experience you missed. Well, the answer to your prayers was right there all along. http://www.yelp.com/jacksonville-fl
Yelp’s super powers go beyond simply helping you choose a restaurant. Yelp will guide to amazing stores for shopping, massages, doctors’ offices, and more.

Farmers Riverside Arts Market (FRAM) this Saturday

Looking for something fun that also supports local farmers? Go to the Farmers Riverside Arts Market otherwise known as FRAM. It is located the under the canopy of the Fuller Warren Bridge at 715 Riverside Avenue. It is open from 10am to 1pm only on Saturdays and you will find many local farmers and specialty food vendors. A student told me about it and I go whenever I have a Saturday off. Also note they welcome well behaved dogs! Bring your dogs and have a great time!  (Note, on March 3rd, the whole Riverside Arts Market opens back up too!)

Farmers Riverside Arts Market

 

 

Fun Things To Do This Weekend

Need something to do this weekend to get your mind off the past week? The past month? Well, this weekend is full of exciting things to do in Jacksonville. In case you missed the past few months somehow, this Sunday is SUPER BOWL SUNDAY! The Giants and Patriots will duke it out in Indianapolis this Sunday February 5, 2012 at 6:30pm.

If you aren’t into football you can catch a day filled with basketball at Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday February 4, 2012. The Jacksonville University Women’s and then the Men’s Basketball teams will play against Florida Gulf Coast University. If that’s not enough basketball for you stick around to see Jacksonville’s minor league basketball team the Giants defend against the Fayetteville Flight at 7:00pm.
Not a sports fan? Check out First Coast Fashion Week. There are cocktail parties, runway shows, and after parties Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets are still available.

If Salvador Dali is more your style, then don’t miss the closing of the Avondale Artwork’s presentation of Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection.
Have a Great Weekend!