grand re-opening


 announcerS  I am very pleased to announce that 1] shlep is scheduled to resume posting “news, views and info on self-help law and pro se litigation” on Tuesday, May 29, 2007, with activity increasing in the coming weeks; and 2] shlep will be in the good hands of two able and enthusiastic advocates of the self-help law movement.  The new co-editors of shlep are (in alphabetical order):

    Teresa L. Conaway, who is just leaving her position as Head of Reference & Instruction, Texas Tech University School of Law Library, to become the Head of Public Services at the University of La Verne (California).  Terry was a professor of paralegal studies for 12 years before becoming a law librarian.  [You can contact Terry at: terry [AT] keleka [DOT] net ]

    UCLALawLibrary Tammy Pettinato, who received a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2005, and just finished her Masters in Information Science at the University of Michigan.  On May 16th, Tammy began working as a Reference Librarian at the UCLA Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library. [You can contact Tammy at: trp [AT] yahoo [DOM] com

    I will let Tammy and Terry tell you more about themselves and their vision of what shlep will become. (They will also decide whether to keep the fresh green look I have chosen today to signal the weblog’s new regime and spirit.  Which color theme do you prefer?)  Please stop by regularly to keep abreast of the self-help law movement as seen through their eyes, and help create a shlep community, by leaving your thoughtful Comments.  Also, as you did for me, if you know of weblog postings, articles, reports, news or other resources that might be of interest to T&T and the readers of shlep, tell them about it. 

Team Shlep?  If you are interested in joining Team Shlep (which would entail a commitment to write regularly for the site) get in touch with Terry or Tammy and see if your interests and skills fit with their needs.  Self-representation practitioners — people who work directly with pro se litigants or create the programs and materials they use — are particularly urged to consider joining the Team.

p.s.  Thanks again to all who supported shlep in the nine months since its conception — by visiting often or spreading the word about this weblog and its important mission.  Special thanks to the original members of Team Shlep.  A final hat tip to the still-anonymous Editor of Blawg Review for his continuous encouragement.  (Speaking of gratitude, see the special Memorial Day Blawg Review #110, at Norman Gregory Fernandez’s Biker Law Blog.)  You can count on my lurking here often, and find me at my original weblog f/k/a.



  1. ProSeThoughts

    June 1, 2007 @ 8:52 pm


    Yay! Now I don’t have to remove my link about this site. I was hoping it would be a good a resource for pro se litigants. Now if there can just be a pool of lawyers out there that will volunteer to help us and not tell us that dreaded “I can’t give you legal advice” line. :(

  2. ProSeThoughts

    June 1, 2007 @ 8:55 pm


    By the way, you can kill the green theme if you don’t mind. It’s painful on the eyes against the white. You asked!

  3. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    June 9, 2007 @ 9:18 am


    It’s a good thing David Giaclone packed up his bags and left. He’s a disgrace to the legal field and it’s pretty obvious why he’s not practicing. This blog thing needs to disappear

    [Note from the retiring Editor: I see that this lovely comment is from “”  It is quite reminiscent of the unfriendly comments from “LegalEagle” that were left in response to our posting back in October 2006 on Fair Use and the misinterpretation of that doctrine at the North Country Gazette.  See my reaction at that time in this Comment.]

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