UHLC library hosts legal research workshop

Free, CLE program will discuss tips and technology for advanced research skills.

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CLE LogoMarch 19, 2013 – The O’Quinn Law Library at the University of Houston Law Center is sponsoring a free advanced legal research workshop on Saturday, April 27. The presentation, “Essential Legal Information & Technology for Texas Lawyers,” will provide three hours of CLE credit for lawyers in attendance.

The first session concentrates on Texas bill tracking, legislative history, and administrative agency research. Spencer L. Simons, Associate Professor of Law and Director O’Quinn Law Library, will conduct the session. Professor Simons is the author of Texas Legal Research (2009, 2012) and co-author of Federal Legal Research (2011) and writes about legal education subjects. He has taught Advanced Legal Research and Writing for 15 years.

Associate Director Mon Yin Lung will conduct the second session, “Free and Low Cost Online Resources for Lawyers.”  Customized for the small firm environment and solo practitioners, the session will guide participants to free and low cost online legal resources and show how they compare to the expensive commercial databases.

The final segment, “Special Mobile Device Applications for Lawyers,” will be led by Christopher Dykes and Emily W. Lawson, reference and research lawyer-librarians at the library. The session highlights apps of interest to lawyers, and also will discuss general issues to keep in mind when selecting legal apps and where to find them.

The workshop will be held April 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room BLB 144 of the University of Houston Law Center.

For more information, contact Mon Yin Lung at 713-743-2307 or mlung@central.uh.edu.

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