Essential Legal Information & Technology for Texas Lawyers

A free training workshop in advanced Texas legal research and the application of the latest information technology
Saturday, April 25, 2015
8:30 AM-12:30 PM, BLB 144

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

Workshop Schedule

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

Check in (required for receiving CLE credits)

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, 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.

10:00 10:15 a.m.

Break

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 currently available 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 more than 30 years of experience, frequently conducts training sessions on legal research for law students and law librarians.

11:15 11:30 a.m.

Break

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. They also frequently comments on various apps for lawyers in Nota Bene, the official blog of the O’Quinn Law Library.

Directions

Free parking at Lot 19C.

Room 144 BLB at the University of Houston Law Center. 

We were just informed that, due to the March for Babies event (held on Sunday, April 26), the section of Calhoun between University Avenue and Entrance 19 (into the Law Center parking lots) will be closed to traffic Saturday morning.  We therefore recommend the  following driving direction: 

1.  From Interstate 45 going South: exit at the Cullen Exit (Exit 44C).  Turn right into Cullen.  Then turn left into Elgin at the first traffic light.  At the first traffic light on Elgin turn right into Entrance 18, then turn left at the first entrance at left.  Lot 19C will be at your left after the driveway makes a turn.

2.  From Interstate 45 going North: Take the Elgin-Lockwood Exit (Exit 44A) and turn left at the first traffic light.  Go under I-45 and pass through the first traffic light.  At the second traffic light (in front of the Houston PBS Channel 8 building) turn left into Entrance 18, then turn left at the first entrance at left.  Lot 19C will be at your left after the driveway makes a turn.

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