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, firstname.lastname@example.org or chat with us!
25. July 2012 08:09
Saw this neat blog post today, titled "What I Bring to Court" from the Lawyerist.com. It discusses going paperless to court.
The Lawyerist blog has lots of great posts on legal technology, as well as starting your own firm/hanging up your own shingle. Check it out!
Image from Sean MacEntree via Flickr.com
4. April 2012 14:28
That YOU can have FREE access to a bunch of research databases from other libraries?
The Phoenix Public Library offers library cards to residents anywhere in Maricopa County, not just Phoenix. Databases available remotely include, but are not limited to, CQ Press Electronic Library (Congressional Quarterly), Hoover's Company Records, Business Source Complete, Academic Search Complete, ProQuest Digital Microfilm (newspapers), Wall Street Journal 1984-Present, MasterFILE Premier, and Gale Virtual Reference. It also has eJournal Index, which takes you to the database that has the journal you seek so you don't have to check several, and Summon ("Search Full-Text Articles" link) for searching across databases. See http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/pageView.jsp?id=9091.
The Maricopa County Superior Court Law Library has in-library access to LoisLaw (if you are a student planning to practice in a state that has bought LoisLaw like the Arizona State Bar bought FastCase), and remote access to HeinOnline and LegalTrac, inter alia. See http://lawlibrary.maricopa.gov/screens/webaccessman.html. "We function like a public library in that anyone with two forms of identification with matching addresses (one being a photo id) can receive a card. So, for example, a driver's license and a utility bill or voter registration card would suffice. We provide cards to both Maricopa County residents and non-residents without a fee. There is a library card application that needs to be completed." Jennifer Murray, Librarian.
The Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records offers remote access to a variety of databases to anyone with an Arizona zip code. Resources include Academic Search Complete, the Arizona Republic and Arizona Daily Star, Bibliography of Native North Americans, Business Source Complete, ERIC (education), and major newspapers, inter alia. See http://www.lib.az.us/azlibrary/resources_all.aspx.
The price is right—your tax dollars have already paid for it!
6. March 2012 14:31
Want to become an expert on using the fastest growing social networking tool, LinkedIn? Join us for a workshop tomorrow, Wednesday, March 7th, at Noon in room 1737! Brought to you by the Center for Professional Development and the Phoenix Law Library! FOOD will be served!
Come learn tricks to make your LinkedIn profile stand-out, as well as tips for getting your name known in the field.
Hope to see you there!
2. March 2012 09:50
Want to learn how to organize your research using your web browser? Are you overwhelmed by Westlaw & Lexis and looking for some alternative research tools?
This week the Law Library is offering two different workshops at various times. **Snacks will be provided!**
FireFox Add-ons - Learn how to enhance your FireFox web browser to help when conducting legal research.
- Monday, March 5, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab
- Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 5:00-5:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab
Beyond Westlaw & Lexis - Learn about the unique array of research databases PSL subscribes to and how to search them effectively to enhance your research. This workshop will also touch on some of the key free resources for legal information.
- Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab
- Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab
- Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 7:40-8:30pm - 13th floor computer lab
Can't make it this week? The Law Library will be offering workshops on many different topics throughout the semester. Take a look at our library workshops page to view a list of descriptions and a link to the workshop calendar.