Hone legal research and tech skills at free UHLC library workshop 

April 1, 2015 – The University of Houston O’Quinn Law Library is hosting its 4th annual legal research and technology workshop for Law Center April 25.
The free, 3-hour CLE training workshop will be conducted by the library’s director, associate director, and reference and research lawyer-librarians.  The program will be divided into three sessions:

  • “Advanced Texas Legal Research,” concentrating on Texas bill tracking, legislative history, and administrative agency research.  Speaker:  Spencer L. Simons, associate professor and library director. Simons is the author of “Texas Legal Research” (2009, 2012) and co-author of “Federal Legal Research (2012, 2nd edition forthcoming) and writes about legal education subjects. He has taught Advanced Legal Research and Writing for 16 years.
  • “Free and Low Cost Online Resources for Lawyers,” customized for the small firm and solo practitioners, this session will systematically guide participants to authoritative free and low cost online legal resources currently available and show how they compare to the expensive commercial databases. Speaker: Mon Yin Lung, library associate director with more than 30 years of experience who frequently conducts training sessions on legal research for law students and law librarians.
  • “Special Mobile Device Applications for Lawyers,” highlighting apps of interest to lawyers and discussion of general issues to consider when selecting legal apps and where to find them. Speakers: Christopher Dykes and Emily W. Lawson, reference and research lawyer-librarians. Working as a team, they have trained UH law students and law librarians at local and regional professional meetings on the choice and use of mobile device applications. They also frequently comment on various apps for lawyers in Nota Bene, the official blog of the O’Quinn Law Library.

The workshop is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 25, in room 144 BLB of the Law Center. Free parking in Lot 19C.

For more information or registration, contact Mon Yin Lung at 713.743.2307 or mlung@central.uh.edu

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