June 20, 2019 - Staff members of the University of Houston Law Center's O'Quinn Law Library shared their expertise on research resources during the "Essential Legal Information & Technology For Texas Lawyers" program last week at the University of Houston Law Center.
The first speaker was Chris Dykes, Head of Public Services at the O'Quinn Law Library, who provided an overview of free and low cost online resources for lawyers. His remarks were geared toward solo practitioners and attorneys at small firms. Dykes' presentation compared expensive commercial databases to more affordable legal resources.
Dykes briefly provided additional information on Texas statutory research, bill tracking, legislative history and administrative agency research.
The next presentation included Ashley Arrington, an Assistant Librarian and Research and Student Services Librarian, and Dan Donahue, an Assistant Librarian. Their session highlighted apps of interest to lawyers and also discussed general issues to keep in mind when selecting legal apps and where to find them.
Attendees received three hours of Texas CLE credit with a half hour in ethics.