Apple Use Increasing in Law Offices

by Sarah Prosory 29. November 2012 08:28

Via Clio blog: Do you use Apple products? Do you plan to use them in practice? A 2012 Apple in law firms survey results show high use of iPad and iPhone as well as the "Cloud".

Also, check out the Law Library's Research Guide on Technology for Lawyers to discover the different types of technology you will encounter in the law firm environment!

Interested in using Clio? Set up a free student or faculty account. Questions? Email the Law Library, research@phoenixlaw.edu or chat with us!

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Happy Constitution Day!

by Sarah Prosory 17. September 2012 14:48

We the people, in order to form a more perfect union...

On this day, September 17th, in 1787 (225 years ago!) the United States Constitution was finalized and signed. Here are some great websites to browse for more info:

Any other websites you found useful for celebrating Constitution Day? Share with us in the comments below!

Lawyers, Marketing, Olympics, AWR?

by Sarah Prosory 31. July 2012 15:47

Reading my RSS feeds, I came across an interesting topic, which is timely: lawyers and marketing at the Olympics. This one blog post, led me on a quick adventure (seriously like 5 minutes), and I ended up pondering- could someone use this topic for their AWR paper? Anyone? Bueller? Here's what happened:

First I saw this blog post and thought what an interesting job for a lawyer: Olympic Lawyers Shadow Torch's Every Move to Prevent 'Ambush Marketing' (Legal Blog Watch).

Later I saw another blog post on a related note, marketing at the Olympics... and breaking the rules? See, Headphone Maker Beats Marketing Rules at Olympics (CNET.com) followed by a friendly reminder: U.K. Olympic Athletes Banned From Wearing Beats (CNET.com).

Curious about this topic, I Googled "lawyers marketing olympics" and found a law journal article from 1996! See, 3 Vill. Sports & Ent. L.J. 423 (1996) Ambushing the Olympic Games; Davis, Robert N., This article is in the HeinOnline database, and from there I wondered if anyone has written on the subject of ambush marketing since 1996... so I used their ScholarCheck feature. This showed me that there were several articles written since then (2003, 2005), but perhaps an update to these articles is in order?

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In summary, I used an RSS feed of legal blogs to give me current news, which sparked an interest in a topic, which got me to use the HeinOnline database to search law journal articles, which showed me that this topic is in need of another updated article! A great process to find a topic and begin your research for your AWR paper.

What are you writing for your AWR? Do you need help with your research? Check out our AWR Liaison Librarian Program! Or just visit us at the Legal Research Help Desk in the Law Library on the 14th floor! Email us or call us at (602) 682-6898!

Fastcase Announces Free Advance Sheets for EBooks

by Ted McClure 25. June 2012 10:07

Fastcase is putting fresh spin on the old idea of providing advanced sheets of court opinions for Kindle, Android and Nook. Furthermore, Fastcase is providing these eBook Advance Sheets for free.Each book publishes one month’s judicial opinions (designated as published and unpublished) for specific states or courts

  • Available for iPad, Kindle, Android, Nook, and other e-readers
  • 40 volumes published this week, approximately 300 more by the end of the month
  • Advance sheets for each state, federal circuit, and U.S. Supreme Court
  • Volumes begin with summaries of opinions included
  • Fully searchable, with highlights, annotations, bookmarks, and other key features
  • Free, and licensed under Creative Commons BY-SA license.

If you are a student, faculty member, or staff member at Phoenix School of Law, or a member of the Arizona State Bar, you have access to Fastcase.

Accessibility to Electronic Resources Via QR Codes

by Lidia Koelbel 14. June 2012 11:21

What in the name of everything that

 

is legal are these odd looking

 

pictures all over my law library?!

These are signs containing QR codes which you can scan with a smart

phone or iPad.

 

Scanning these codes will link you directly to the electronic book's record

in the Library catalog.

 

All that is left to do is log into your library record and enjoy the

electronic book right there on your mobile device.

 

If you do not have a mobile device, you can still access these titles by

following the link printed below the QR code or searching the catalog by

title.

 

Are cases on Regional Reporters also available electroncially?  It seems

the library only has the Pacific Reporter as far as Regional Reporters.

Yes!  Those cases are conveniently available electronically through

Westlaw and Lexis.  If you are in the Library, you can scan these QR codes

and you will be linked to the Regional Reporters record on the catalog.

 

Have questions and do not want to walk all the way to the Circulation or

Reference areas?  Scan these barcodes and chat with a Librarian. 

Unfortunately, chat will not work on iProducts because you need Flash. 

Flash and iProducts just don't get along.

 

Let us get with the times.  Electronic Resources are here and now!!

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