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Essential Legal Information & Technology for Texas Lawyers

O'Quinn Law Library

A free training workshop in advanced Texas legal research and the application of the latest information technology

Saturday, April 28, 2012
8:30 AM 12:30 PM, UHLC 144 BLB

Presented by the University of Houston
O’Quinn Law Library
Three hours of CLE credit


Workshop Schedule

8:30 -- 8:50 a.m.


9:00 10:00 a.m.  

Advanced Texas Legal Research

This session concentrates on Texas bill tracking, legislative history, and administrative agency research.

Speaker:  Spencer L. Simons, Associate Professor of Law and Director of O’Quinn Law Library, University of Houston Law Center. Simons is the author of Texas Legal Research (2009) and co-author of Federal Legal Research (2012) and writes about legal education subjects. He has taught Advanced Legal Research and Writing for 15 years. Bio.

10:00 10:15 a.m. 


10:15 11:15 a.m. 

Free and Low Cost Online Resources for Lawyers

Customized for the small firm environment and solo practitioners, this session will systematically guide participants to authoritative free and low cost online legal resources and show how they compare to the expensive commercial databases.

Speaker: Mon Yin Lung, Associate Director of O’Quinn Law Library, University of Houston Law Center, with 30 years of experience, frequently conducts training sessions on legal research for law students and law librarians.

11:15 11:30 a.m.  


11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.

Special Mobile Device Applications for Lawyers

Session highlights apps of interest to lawyers, and will also discuss general issues to keep in mind when selecting legal apps and where to find them.

Speakers: Christopher Dykes and Emily W. Lawson, reference and research lawyer-librarians at the O’Quinn Law Library, University of Houston Law Center. 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. Additionally, Lawson frequently comments on various apps for lawyers in Nota Bene, the official blog of the O’Quinn Law Library.

For information or registration, contact Mon Yin Lung at 713.743.2307 or mlung@central.uh.edu
University of Houston O’Quinn Law Library