William A. Hilyerd

Professor of Legal Bibliography

About

Will Hilyerd holds a B.S.B.A, a J.D., and a M.B.A. from the University of Louisville and has been licensed to practice law in Kentucky since 1996. He also holds a M.L.S. from the University of Kentucky. Will started his library career at the Legal Aid Society in downtown Louisville in 1996. In 1997, he left Legal Aid to become the head librarian for the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy and in 2002 was promoted to Information Resources Branch Manager with the responsibility for overseeing both the library and the Information Technology Department.

While at DPA, Hilyerd conducted regular presentations on legal research for DPA employees and visited various prisons in Kentucky each year to teach the prison legal aides how to conduct legal research as part of the Legal Aid Training Program. He has written bibliographies for The Advocate, DPA’s professional journal, and was responsible for the creation of much of the DPA Internet page.

In December of 2002, Hilyerd decided to return to an academic career at the University of Louisville. Since returning to UofL, he has published several articles and conducted numerous Continuing Legal Education Classes on Legal Research. He currently teaches Advanced Legal Research.

 

Advanced Legal Research

Computers & the Law*

Legal Research

*College of Arts and Science Paralegal Studies Program

Kentucky Bench & Bar Cumulative Index: 2014 Supplement

Kentucky Bench & Bar Cumulative Index: 2014 Ed. (Covering 1992-2013).

Supreme Court Review (Column), 43 J.L. & Educ. 79, 249, ___, ___ (2014).

Supreme Court Review (Column), 42 J.L. & Educ. 111, 327, 541 (2013).

Kentucky Legal Research (Carolina Academic Press 2012) (Chapters 7, 8, 9, 11 and Index).

Supreme Court Review (Column), 41 J.L. & Educ. 363, 555, 665 (2012).

Supreme Court Review (Column), 40 J.L. & Educ. 171, 341, 499, 659 (2011).

Supreme Court Review (Column), 39 J.L. & Educ. 75, 411, 555 (2010).

Commentary, 39 J.L. & Educ. 101, 117 (2010). (Condensed version of Using the Law Library: A Guide for Educators – Part 3: Oh Statute (or Regulation), Where Art Thou? 34 J.L. & Educ. 101 (2005)).

Supreme Court Review (Column), 38 J.L. & Educ. 151, 295, 499, 637 (2009).

Kentucky Administrative Law Resource Guide: Electronic Edition CD-ROM (UK CLE 2009).

Hi Superman, I'm a Lawyer: A Guide to Attorneys (& Other Legal Professionals) Portrayed in American Comic Books: 1910-2007, 15 Widener L. Rev. 159 (2009).

Supreme Court Review (Column), 37 J.L. & Educ. 231, 393, 549 (2008).

IT in Legal Education: Computer Assisted Legal Research, 71 Ky. Bench & Bar 26 (July 2007).

Legal Research on the Internet, Louisville, Ky., Ky. Spec. Lib. Assoc., Government Issues & Access to Information Seminar Aug. 3, 2012.

For Core Legal Tasks; For Communications; and Legal Ethics 2.0: Building a Compliant Practice, Louisville, Ky., Free and Low Cost Legal Tech for Your Law Practice, National Business Institute CLE Sept. 22, 2011.

Legal Research, Legal Aide Training, Luther Luckett Correctional Complex Apr. 15, 2010.

A Quick and Dirty Guide to All the Legal Research You’ve Forgotten, Louisville, Ky., Kentucky Bar Association New Lawyers Program Jan. 12, 2010.

Using the Internet to Locate Legal Information, Louisville Bar Assoc. CLE Apr. 20, 2009.

Finding ‘Practice’ Tools; Government Internet Resources; and Finding Free Legal Research Sites and Free Case Law, Lexington, Ky., Internet Strategies for Legal Professionals, National Business Institute CLE Nov. 20, 2008.

Finding ‘Practice’ Tools; Government Internet Resources; and Finding Free Legal Research Sites and Free Case Law, Louisville, Ky., Internet Strategies for Legal Professionals, National Business Institute CLE Nov. 13, 2008.

Find it! Legal Research on the Web, Lexington, Ky., Framing Our Future: The KBA Convention Re-Imagined for 2008 June 20, 2008.

Classroom Technology, Univ. of Louisville Paralegal Program In-service Training June 17, 2008.

Finding Free Legal Research Sites & Free Case Law, Louisville Bar Association CLE May 12, 2008.

Legal Research, Legal Aide Training, Luther Luckett Correctional Complex Jan. 25, 2008. Using the Internet for Legal Research (Louisville, Ky. Denton & Kueller Attorney Seminar June 22, 2007.

Finding ‘Practice’ Tools; Government Internet Resources; and Finding Free Legal Research Sites and Free Case Law, Lexington, Ky., Internet Strategies for Legal Professionals, National Business Institute CLE May 17, 2007.

Finding ‘Practice’ Tools; Government Internet Resources; and Finding Free Legal Research Sites and Free Case Law, Louisville, Ky., Internet Strategies for Legal Professionals, National Business Institute CLE May 10, 2007.

CLE by the Hour: Using the Internet, Louisville Bar Association May 7, 2007.

University

Parking Appeals Committee: Member, 2009-2010; Associate Chair, 2010-2012; Chair, 2012-2014

Faculty Senate Committee on Libraries: Member, 2009-2012

Law School

Grievance Committee, 2012-2013

Student Welfare Committee, 2007-08 (Chair)

Library Committee, 2003-2014

Community

Elder, Harvey Brown Presbyterian Church, 2013-2016

Support Committee, Harvey Brown Presbyterian Church, 2013-2016

Volunteer Librarian, Harvey Brown Presbyterian Church, 2013-

Pegasus Parade Pacing Committee, 2003-2007

Professional

Ohio Regional American Association of Law Libraries, Bylaws and Guidelines Committee, 2009-2010

Ohio Regional American Association of Law Libraries, Government Relations Committee, 2009-2010