Category Archives: Technically Speaking

Information and tips from our Instructional Technology and Computing Services staff.

Tracking Your State Legislature via OpenStates.org

      The legislature’s in session! Want to find your legislators, see how they’re voting, browse bills or track committee activity and events? Try Open States, a legislative resource created and maintained by the nonpartisan, nonprofit, Sunlight Foundation. Find … Continue reading

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Lawyers Love PDFs (and You Should Too)

PDF is the standard format for filing and exchanging documents in many professions, but the legal setting makes the PDF especially appealing. Not only is the format virtually accessible across all devices making them nearly universally compatible, but the format … Continue reading

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10 Tech Mistakes that Lawyers Make

Great article from the tech firm, Clio, covering the ten most common tech mistakes lawyers are making. Good advice, generally. Does your firm or department have a BYOD policy? Do you? How often do you back up your data? Is … Continue reading

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Practice Readiness with Legal Tech Instruction

Last semester, IT Librarian Jason Tubinis and Web Coordinator Rachel Evans introduced students to the Legal Technology Audit (LTA). The LTA is essentially a series of mock assignments developed by Casey Flaherty, corporate counsel at Kia Motors America, Inc. Flaherty used the audit … Continue reading

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E-book demo and cool new Law Library SWAG!

Got a couple of minutes? Drop by the entrance to the Law Library Thursday morning (Jan. 8) between 9-11 a.m. for a quick demo of our e-books. With 24/7 access from anywhere,  it’s easy to locate, download, and print relevant … Continue reading

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A Best Friend for WestlawNext

Did you ever find yourself wishing WestlawNext had features like providing Bluebook citations, links to free document sources, and the ability to share items via social media? Well, a law student at the UC Berkeley School of Law did. This … Continue reading

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App of the Week: Kaplan Bar Review

Graduating soon? Planning to take the Bar Exam? This week’s featured app is for students enrolled in Kaplan’s Bar Review online program. Use the app to personalize your study strategy and tactics. Track your assignments, download audio/video lectures, use the … Continue reading

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