Saturday, March 17, 2018

Weekend Roundup

  • As best we can make out from this story in the Providence Journal, Frederick Schroeder Jr., of Providence, who, according to his attorney, “buys boxes of documents at estate sales,” was auctioning off on eBay a docket book from Inferior Court of the Common Pleas in Providence County for the years 1746 to 1749, when “a legal history researcher at the University of Pennsylvania” alerted Rhode Island state archivist, Ashley Selima.  Bidding opened at $9.99 and had reached $960 when the state obtained an injunction halting the sale. 
  • H. T. Smith, FIU Law, recently spoke to the Dade County Bar Association on the “history of the challenges Black lawyers have faced over the years in Miami-Dade County.”
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.