Category «Legal Education»

Open Source Tools for Tutorials

Nicole C. Engard continues her series on best practices for libraries to leverage open source tools with a guide on publishing tutorials for using library resources. Rather than creating a printed pathfinder, she suggests creating a video tutorial instead, as the learning experience is often more engaging and has deeper impact when users see something done versus reading about it.

Subjects: Continuing Legal Education, Distance Learning, Legal Marketing, Presentation Skills, Virtual Library, Web-Based Training

For the New Law Firm Librarian: A Conversation Between Two Veterans

Elaine Billingslea Dockens and Karen Krupka, each of whom has over 20 years of law librarian experience, discuss the field of law librarianship, and key issues and factors that new law librarians are likely to encounter as they enter this unique, and still vital profession.

Subjects: Features, Law Firm Marketing, Law Librarians, Legal Research, Libraries & Librarians, Library Marketing, Training

Marketing Yourself with Webinars

Attorney Wells H. Anderson recommends presenting periodic webinars as an effective, direct and efficient technique to attract new clients and professionals who refer business to you.

Subjects: Communication Skills, Features, Law Firm Marketing, Legal Marketing, Presentation Skills, Technology Trends, Training

How Can Leaders Channel the Creative Potential of Individualistic Groups?

According to Prof. Jack Goncalo, one of the challenges that leaders face is how to foster creative potential. His research supports the position that how leaders maintain momentum and make sure their organizations are dynamic and creative is determined by where they fall on the continuum from individualism to collectivism.

Subjects: Features, Training

The Art of Written Persuasion: The Problem with the Case Method and the Case for the Problem Method

In this second article in the series, Troy Simpson suggests that the ‘case method’ of teaching law may help to explain why lawyers write badly. He then outlines some of the advantages of the ‘problem method’ of teaching law.

Subjects: Legal Profession, Training

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

The Tao of Law Librarianship: Reaching Across the Generations in the Profession

Connie Crosby addresses the evolving professional roles and expectations, goals and perspectives of librarians between Baby Boom and Generation X.

Subjects: Law Librarians, Law Library Management, Legal Research, Libraries & Librarians, Library Marketing, The Tao of Law Librarianship, Training

E-Discovery Update – by Fios Inc.: Keeping Current with E-Discovery Law

Conrad J. Jacoby discusses several items that should be at the top of every practitioner’s list of e-discovery orientation activities, including carefully chosing educational activities that can increase an attorney’s ability to successfully work through the e-discovery aspects of their clients’ matters.

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

The Tao of Law Librarianship: Flickr is the Web Photo Tool Preferred by Superheroes and Librarians

Connie Crosby interviews Libraryman about how he uses the popular web-based photo sharing application, and its substantial value to the profession as teaching, training and communications application.

Subjects: Law Firm Marketing, Law Librarians, Libraries & Librarians, Technology Trends, The Tao of Law Librarianship, Training, Web Utilities

Features – Dennis Kennedy’s Legal Technology Predictions for 2006: Small Steps for Most Firms, Giant Leaps for a Few Firms

Dennis Kennedy’s Legal Technology Predictions for 2006: Small Steps for Most Firms, Giant Leaps for a Few Firms

By Dennis Kennedy

Dennis Kennedy is a well-known legal technology expert, technology lawyer and blogger. His blog and his web page are highly-regarded resources on technology law and legal technology topics. He is member of the ABA Law Practice Management Section’s Council and Webzine Board.

Subjects: Blogs, Discovery, Information Management, Mobile Technology, Outsourcing, Presentation Software, RSS Newsfeeds, Technology Trends, Training, WiFi, Wiki
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