Westlaw Webinars – May 7 – 11 / 2012

Make the most of your time off between classes by brushing up and expanding your WestlawNext searching skills. Westlaw provides free and easy webinars on a variety of topics to help students, faculty and others get the most of their time online.

Details & Registration Here

Tuesdays 5/8/2012

How to Find Statutes on WestlawNext – @ 11a CT

  • Learn several user friendly, intuitive methods of accessing relevant statute sections and regulations quickly and easily
  • Discover how to expand your research with easy access to related case law analysis and additional research references using Westlaw’s KeyCite service
  • Develop your WestSearch skills to craft efficient search queries and quickly locate relevant materials

Using Live Note Admin to get started with your Case Notebook tool – @ 1p CT

Learn to:

  • Creating new cases
  • Getting your documents into Case Notebook
  •   ->   Setting up managed cases
  •   ->   Selecting user permission

How to Turn Your Word Processor into a Legal Research Dynamo – @ 2p CT

Learn to:

  • Jump-start your drafting process with access to numerous West templates
  • Quickly find authority to support your arguments
  • Easily determine if authority you cite is still good law
  • Ensure document format is compliant with court rules for margins, font size, and general layout
  • Instantly build Table of Authorities

Wed. 5/9/2012

How To Find Legal Definitions On WestlawNext – @ 11a CT

  • Type in resource name using Black’s Law Dictionary.
  • Browse/Table of Contents.
  • Searching.
  • Favorites.

WestlawNext: Top 4 Things You Need To Know – @ 12p CT

  • Collaborate with others/folder sharing.
  • Fast and efficient searching.
  • Easily browse and verify your results.
  • Manage and share your results.

 The Ethics of Producing Privileged Materials – @ 19 CT

  • Foundation
  •  -> Clawback (Federal Rules of Civil Procedure) v. Waiver of Privilege
  • Ethical obligations, risks, suggestions
  •   -> Disclosure – do you tell?  Who do you tell?  When do you tell?
  •   -> Retrieval / Return – Can you get the materials back?  Do you have to give them up?
  •   -> Substance – Can you ‘keep reading?’  Can you un-ring the bell?
  •   -> Case Scenarios / Hypotheticals to ground the discussion

How to Turn Your Word Processor into a Legal Research Dynamo – @ 1p CT

Learn to:

  • Jump-start your drafting process with access to numerous West templates
  • Quickly find authority to support your arguments
  • Easily determine if authority you cite is still good law
  • Ensure document format is compliant with court rules for margins, font size, and general layout
  • Instantly build Table of Authorities

Thurs. 5/10/2012

Taking the Drudgery out of Discovery – @ 11a CT

Learn to:

  • Review documents in their native formats
  • Code documents for responsiveness, privilege, and confidentiality status
  • Efficiently annotate and issue-code documents for easy retrieval
  • Mark up, redact, and produce electronically stored information

Advanced Searching On WestlawNext – @ 12p CT

  • WestSearch makes searching quick and simple
  • Advanced search tools allow you to pinpoint your WestlawNext search
  • Terms and Connector/Boolean Searching brings the personalization of searching with you to WestlawNext

What’s New On WestlawNext? – @ 1p CT

Discover how we’re making WestlawNext even better!

  • Quickly share your research with other members of your organization
  • Have an iPad? Utilize the new WestlawNext Application
  • Easily access American Maritime cases on WestlawNext
  • Filter content utilizing your favorites

Friday 5/11/2012

Using West CaseTimeline within your Case Notebook subscription – @ 1p CT

Learn to:

  • Build Timelines
  • PeopleMap and Case Notebook Integration
  • Importing events from spreadsheets
  • Presentation Options
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