The following are new articles and papers included in LLRX.com for October 2007:
**Cultural Challenges in Cross Border Mediation http://www.llrx.com/features/crossbordermediation.htm
Vikrant Singh Negi discusses how the role of cultural differences are crucial in cross border mediation. Although an individual’s nationality does not necessarily determine the attitudes and behavior brought to the table, it can provide valuable guidelines as to which negotiation strategies are likely to work and which are likely to end in failure.
**Persuading Judges in Writing: Tips for Lawyers (And how technology can help),
Troy Simpson explains how good written advocacy can help lawyers in England, Australia and America to persuade judges, and providers readers with some practical tips to accomplish this challenging task.
**Competitive Intelligence on a Shoestring,
Susan Armstrong succinctly outlines key techniques and processes used by successful CI experts. Sabrina I. Pacifici’s quick guide focuses on a selected range of strategic CI information and services available from key sources that faciliate an effective CI research process, both in the U.S. and Canada.
**E-Discovery Update: Discovery of Employee-Owned Computer Equipment http://www.llrx.com/columns/fios22.htm
Conrad J. Jacoby addresses the issues of whether discovery requests served on the company also extend to home computers, cell phones, and other equipment personally owned by employees of the company.
**The Government Domain: Journalists and Government Information: SLA-DGI/GODORT
Joint Meeting http://www.llrx.com/columns/govdomain31.htm
Peggy Garvin spotlights presentations on using government documents, by New York Times reporter Scott Shane and Washington Post research editor Alice Crites, at a recent joint meeting of the SLA Government Information Division and the ALA Government Documents Roundtable.
**FOIA Facts – FOIA Litigation: When A Loss Isn’t Always A Loss http://www.llrx.com/columns/foia45.htm
According to Scott A. Hodes, bringing a FOIA case often results in a more timely release of information, more information being released then the agency would have released if it wasn’t in litigation and more information going to the requester about agency decisions and withheld documents.
**LLRX Book Review by Heather A. Phillips – Nation of Secrets, and Presidential Secrecy and the Law http://www.llrx.com/columns/bookreview3.htm
Heather A. Phillips reviews two new books which present various perspectives on the expanding ramifications on our lives, and to our democracy, of government secrecy.
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**CongressLine by GalleryWatch.com: Lobbying and Ethics Rules http://www.llrx.com/congress/ethicsrules.htm
This month Paul Jenks provides readers with a copy of a recent CRS report, Lobbying Law and Ethics Rules Changes in the 110th Congress.
**After Hours: Recommended Reading http://www.llrx.com/columns/afterhours42.htm
Kathy Biehl discusses a free advocacy group sponsored healthletter that examines and often challenges acknowleged nutritional and health claims. She also highlights a new book of photographs of and interviews with women that demonstrates their respective diverse and unique slants on power outfits.
**Rule the Web http://www.llrx.com/features/ruletheweb.htm
Web marketing expert Julia Wotipka reviews a new book on creative, productive and engaging ways to leverage all aspects of web publishing, authored by the co-founder of one of the five most visited blogs on the Web, Boing Boing.
**Commentary: Congress Looks Again at FISA http://www.llrx.com/extras/fisa.htm
Beth Wellington’s commentary reviews legislative activity, advocacy group positions and news articles related to proposed changes to portions of the Protect America Act.
**LLRX Court Rules, Forms and Dockets, continually updated by law librarian Margaret Berkland http://www.llrx.com/courtrules