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Mar 16 2014

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Cost-effective legal research joint training coming up! Register now to hold your place.

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Feb 12 2014

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Certification Class: Administrative Law

Researching the regulations promulgated by administrative agencies is an important component of U.S. legal research. This class will include finding regulations, working with the principal federal publications for locating agency regulations (Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations), and updating research to locate the most current information.

Class page: http://lawlibraryguides.bu.edu/cert2014_adminregs

Administrative Law Research
Feb. 14 & 18 | 1 p.m. (Room 334)
David Bachman, instructor; dbachman@bu.edu

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Feb 02 2014

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Resources for Free Legal Research

The convenience of the major commercial legal databases has made them so popular that many law students rely on them almost exclusively for legal research. This session will highlight free tools available via Internet that are increasingly important for lawyers who need to do cost-effective research in the current economic environment. In some cases, these resources are as good as (or better than) anything provided by commercial publishers. In this class, offered next week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, we’ll consider resources for both primary and secondary legal sources, including: federal and state government web sites, Google Scholar (and tips for using Google) and  current awareness tools.

Class page: http://lawlibraryguides.bu.edu/cert_2014-free

Free Legal Research
Feb. 3, 4, 5 | 1 p.m. (Room 334)
David Bachman, instructor; dbachman@bu.edu

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Apr 12 2013

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Learn About Awesome Apps Next Week!

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Ellen and Steve are offering an Awesome Apps session next Wednesday, April 17th from 1-2PM in Room 334.  This session will include a discussion of apps you can use to be more productive in practice.  Have questions about this session?  Please contact Steve or Ellen.

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Apr 04 2013

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Certification class: Free Legal Research

The convenience of the major commercial legal databases has made them so popular that many law students rely on them almost exclusively for legal research. This session will highlight free tools available via Internet that are increasingly important for lawyers who need to do cost-effective research in the current economic environment. In some cases, these resources are as good as (or better than) anything provided by commercial publishers. We’ll consider resources for both primary and secondary legal sources, including: federal and state government web sites, Google Scholar (and tips for using Google), blogs and other current awareness tools, and more.

The class page is HERE.

Free Legal Research
April 8, 10 & 12 | 1 p.m. (Room 334)
David Bachman, instructor; dbachman@bu.edu

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Apr 02 2013

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Cost Effective Research Training from Lexis Firm Reps for Boston & NYC

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You’re invited to one of two (or both) special presentations by Lexis law firm reps from Boston and NYC.  Learn what your experience will be like, and bring your questions.

 

Boston Firm Rep Cost Effective Seminar (with Lunch) – Think Like a Lawyer

When: Thursday, April 4th,  1:15-2:00 PM

Where: Room 1420

 

New York Large Firm Reps Share Cost Savings Tips – Think Like a Lawyer

When: Monday, April 8th, 1:00-1:45 PM

Where: Room 870

 

The reps at these sessions work with the following firms.  Is your firm one of them?

  • Blank Rome
  • Quinn Emanuel
  • Fish & Richardson
  • Loeb & Loeb
  • McKool Smith
  • Phillips Nizer
  • Lewis Brisbois
  • Lowenstein Sandler
  • Edwards Wildman
  • Gunderson
  • Locke Lord
  • Tressler
  • Goulston & Storrs

 

Both sessions will offer lunch, so you must register at http://lawschool.lexis.com. Click on Training Calendar (top right) without having to logon.  There will also be drawings for Lexis study guides, and a $25.00 Amazon/Rewards card for each session.

Questions? Contact Michael Campion at Michael.Campion@lexisnexis.com.

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Mar 19 2013

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Court Documents Certification Class

Need to find a brief?  Need to see if that motion to dismiss was granted?  As court documents become available electronically more and more attorneys find that they need to find these documents.  And who has to find them?  You!  Come learn what court documents are, how the system works and how to find these documents.

Monday, March 25th at 1pm in Rm 1570

Wednesday, March 27th and Friday, March 29th at 1pm in Rm 334

Instructor: Stefanie Weigmann

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Mar 06 2013

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LexisNexis Think Like a Lawyer Program

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One of the goals of law school is to get you to “think like a lawyer.”  Lexis is offering a program to further this goal and prepare you not only for summer jobs, but your post-graduation careers as well.  This program includes the following trainings:

  • Professional Research Certification
    • This program has been created in cooperation with legal employers. It covers the skills these research professionals said students need to succeed as summer or first-year associates. Upon successful completion students’ names are added to the LexisNexis Registry of Certified Students for the printing of certificates and employer verification.
  • Cost-Effective Research
    • These sessions demonstrate how to conduct online research in the most efficient manner ensuring you do not incur unnecessary costs for clients.
  • Judicial Clerkship/Internship
  • Time Efficient Research for those interested in working in public interest or outside of the firm environment
  • Transactional Research
  • New York Practice
  • Know Your Judge or Employer
    • Learn how to research employers and be ready when OCI rolls around.
  • Job Networking

Sign-up here for the LexisNexis Think Like A Lawyer program to help prepare for summer and permanent employment.

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Feb 27 2013

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Certification class (Keeping Up with the Law) on Thursday AND Friday

Due to the large number of registrations, a third offering of the session on Keeping Up with the Law has been scheduled for Friday (March 1) at 1pm, in Room 334. The Thursday session will go on as scheduled: 1pm in Room 334.

To those who responded to the email request to switch to Friday, thank you for your flexibility!

If everyone who is still registered for Thursday’s session comes then, there will not be enough workstations in the computer classroom for everyone, but there should be adequate seating. Please bring a laptop if you can on Thursday, or consider attending the (less crowded) Friday session, if that is an option for you.

The class page is here.

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Feb 11 2013

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Treaty Research Certification Class

Welcome back! Normal activities are resuming today, so we will be going forward with the Certification class on Treaty research, scheduled for today. The second offering of this session is Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 1 p.m. (Room 334). There is still room in the Wednesday session. To register for “Finding Treaties” on Feb. 13, go here.

The class page is at URL:  http://lawlibraryguides.bu.edu/cert2013-treaty.

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