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.
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.
Connie Crosby addresses the evolving professional roles and expectations, goals and perspectives of librarians between Baby Boom and Generation X.
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.
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.
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.
LLRX welcomes the return of intrepid research and reference experts Jan Bissett and Margi Heinen, whose suggestions in this column focus on efficient communications, establishing and maintaining productive professional relationships and as always, providing effective, comprehensive services.
Connie Crosby describes the hardware and software options available to create and maintain a podcast. She also delves into the reasons why this may be a perfect medium for teaching law students and lawyers. Connie’s investigation into podcasting reveals that a range of topical content is available, produced by professionals and hobbyists. This is a great guide to an emerging technology that offers interesting opportunities to teach, train and communicate in an interactive and cost effective manner.
Faulkner’s Practical Web Strategies for Attorneys: I’ll Take My Legal News to Go Please – A Intro to Podcasting
Frederick L. Faulkner IV explains the basics of podcasting, its future role as a platform for CLE credits, and tools for locating, subscribing to and downloading podcasts. He also highlights the work of lawyers who are pioneering the delivery of content using this application.
Connie Crosby is Library Manager at WeirFoulds LLP in Toronto, Canada. She is a regular contributor to Slaw, a co-operative weblog about Canadian legal research and information technology, and writes her own self-titled blogs for law librarians. She is Co-Chair of the Northeast Regional Law Libraries Meeting to be held in Toronto – October 17-21, 2007, is Past President of the Toronto Association of Law Libraries and currently serves as Member at Large for the Canadian Association of Law Libraries.