Day archives: June 25th, 2007

An Overview of Selected Legal Digital Libraries

George Butterfield and Kristyn Helge review ten major legal digital research portals, assessing, comparing and contrasting their major characteristics and providing guidance on using each one.

Subjects: Features, Internet Trends, Legal Research, Legal Technology, Libraries & Librarians, Library Marketing, Technology Trends

Commentary: Is a J.D. Necessary for Law Librarians?

George Butterfield examines this question within the context of policies that impact law librarians working in academic, government and law firm law libraries, as well as within the context of the respective responsibilities of these professionals.

Subjects: Features, Law Librarians, Legal Marketing

E-Discovery Update: Finding the Line Between E-Discovery Expert and Fact Witness Testimony

Conrad J. Jacoby discusses specifics of why counsel should carefully consider the type of electronic evidence they believe will be important to develop their case and whether expert testimony will be required to admit these materials into evidence.

Subjects: Continuing Legal Education, E-Discovery, E-Discovery Update

After Hours: Summer Snacks and Reading

Kathy Biehl touts the newest offerings from Newman’s Own Organics, recommends a eclectic collection of essays on enjoying wine, and reminds us about the second annual New York City Canine Cruise. One of last year’s participants, Kathy’s nephdog, won the Milkbone “Make You and Your Dog Famous” Contest.

Subjects: After Hours, E-Commerce, Food

Better Connections with Clients

Wells H. Anderson provides practical examples of solutions to improve phone calls with clients using remote access and online meeting services, recommending what to look for and why these services are so effective.

Subjects: Features, Law Firm Marketing

60 Gadgets in 60 Minutes

Barbara Fullerton, Brian Neale and Holly Pinto’s presentation includes gadgets to use on the job, while telecommuting, traveling, and for presentations and training. The gadget gurus also highlight the latest and greatest in digital video, cell phones, and a selection of practical and fun gizmos.

Subjects: Features, Legal Technology, Product Reviews

Shanghai Express: Donating and Shipping Law Books Overseas

Kara Phillips was recently a visiting scholar at Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU) Law School in China. This article describes the project she undertook to collect and ship 300 English-language law books to the SJTU Law Library, as well as her experience as a law librarian in China.

Subjects: Features, Law Librarians, Legal Research, Libraries & Librarians
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