William A. Hilyerd

Associate Professor of Legal Bibliography

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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, Will 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, Will decided to return to an academic career at the University of Louisville.

Since returning to U of L, Will has published several articles and conducted numerous Continuing Legal Education Classes on Legal Research. He currently teaches Legal Research and Advanced Legal Research.

Courses Taught

Advanced Legal Research: Spr. 2011, Sum. 2010, Spr. 2010, Sum. 2009, Spr. 2009, Sum. 2008, Spr. 2008, Sum. 2007, Spr. 2007.

Computers & the Law (paralegal dept), Spr. 2011, Spr. 2009, Spr. 2008, Spr. 2007.

Legal Research: Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2009, Fall 2008, Fall 2007.

Publications

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 Statue (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).

Presentations

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 and Community Service

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, Harvery Brown Presbyterian Church, 2013-2016
Volunteer Librarian, Harvey Brown Presbyterian Church, 2013-
Pegasus Parade Pacing Committee, 2003 – 2007

 

Profession:

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