Lexis Advance is Here!

GMULS students should have received an email on January 5 with Lexis Advance Temporary IDs and Passwords. If you did not see this email (be sure to check junk/spam folders), please contact our account representative Cassie Pangas.  Her contact information is on the LexisNexis Law School home page. 

Note that after logging in with the temporary ID and password, these may then be changed to be same as your Lexis.com ID and password.

You will receive information about training when this has been scheduled.  In the meantime, you can find further information and videos about Lexis Advance here.

CALI Adds “Resume” Feature

Here are the details from CALI:

  • The resume feature is automatic. If you leave a lesson by any means such as closing the browser or turning off the computer, you’ll be able to resume later…that is, unless you complete and finalize (more on that below).
    • There’s an Exit & Resume Later link in the upper right that has the same effect as above.
    • To resume a lesson in the same spot with the same score, login to cali.org and click “My Lesson Runs“ in the right hand menu.
    • When you get to the end of a lesson, you’ll be given the option to complete and finalize your lesson. If you take this option, you cannot resume that lesson. You can, of course, run the same lesson again from the beginning. There’s also a “Complete the Lesson” link in the table of contents if you’d like to finalize your score prior to hitting the final screen.

While Judicial Opinions Are Often Terse, Others Are Elaborately Drafted In Verse

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin sometimes feels inspired to dispense justice with the aid of a rhyming dictionary.  His latest opinion includes lines such as:

Convicted of the forgery, insurance fraud, and theft,

he admits the first and last, but denies the charge that’s left.

He claims the sentence for insurance fraud is most certainly amiss —

he says “I may be guilty, but I’m just not guilty of this.

My sentence is inappropriate — undo the wrongful conviction”

And in the end, seeks this relief from our appellate jurisdiction.

The full decision is available here.