Where to Find the Law

When I started practicing law 37 years ago, we had shelves and shelves of books in our office library.

Now we don’t even have a library in our office.  We can fit a whole library on a computer disc or access the law on the Internet from our computers, laptops, pads or cell phones.

Babylon King Hammurabi is known as the law giver because he was the first one to have a code of laws written down.  He died around 1750 B.C.  The code was chiseled into stone tablets more than eight feet tall.  They were discovered in 1901 more than 3,600 years later.

I cannot help but wonder if our laws written on computer discs will survive for 3,600 years.