Oct
24
2:00 PM14:00

Free Legal Tech for the Public

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Program Title: Free Legal Tech for the Public

Speaker: Heather Holmes, Assistant Law Librarian, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: This program is intended for legal aid attorneys, attorneys engaged in pro bono work, and members of the public interested in legal matters. It will focus predominantly on family law, housing, and consumer issues. The presenters will cover online legal resources and other tech available for self-represented litigants. Specifically, we will explore TexasLawHelp.org, database access provided by the Texas State Law Library, and forms and guidance available from local government and nonprofit entities.

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

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Oct
29
11:00 AM11:00

Vendor Visit - Statutes and Legislative History on Westlaw

Speakers: Dayne Tracy, JD, Thomson Reuters Westlaw Client Representative, and Megan Wagner, Esq., Westlaw Client Manager

Program Description: Learn about databases and finding tools for Texas and federal statutory and legislative history research on Westlaw. Access to Westlaw is available for free at the Harris County Law Library.

Event Type: Classroom

Cost: Free

Where: Legal Tech Lab at the Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, 1st Floor, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 hour in Texas (provided by Thomson Reuters)

 
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Oct
31
2:00 PM14:00

Microsoft Excel for Legal Work

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Program Title: Microsoft Excel for Legal Work

Speaker: Joe Lawson, Deputy Director, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: This program introduces Excel as a data management tool used for organizing, calculating, graphing, and sharing tabular information. Speakers lay the groundwork for developing proficiency in manipulating spreadsheets & managing data for legal work. The class covers the most important features of Microsoft Excel using concrete examples and realistic data to demonstrate how spreadsheets can be used for legal work. Students will explore professional applications for using Excel to manage large document reviews, analyze accounting data, and evaluate litigation materials.

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, October 31, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

 
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Nov
7
2:00 PM14:00

Android for Legal Work

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Program Title: Android for Legal Work

Speaker: Elizabeth Bolles Watson, Assistant Law Librarian, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: This session introduces standard features of the Android mobile operating system. Using an Android tablet, speakers  demonstrate, in real time, how customized settings can maximize productivity. Course will cover Android mobile tools and widgets, so that attorneys may more effectively manage client data & matter information, improve communications, and access information stored in the cloud. Students will explore favorite legal apps for Android devices including tools for scanning, calendaring, time billing, legal research, remote access, note-taking, cloud storage, and more.

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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Nov
14
2:00 PM14:00

Find and Format Legal Forms

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Program Title: Find and Format Legal Forms

Speaker: Heather Holmes, Assistant Law Librarian, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: Having access to reliable legal research tools and current, accurate forms from trusted sources is an important component of effective and efficient legal drafting. In this CLE, librarians will demonstrate legal database research techniques used for finding and vetting forms. They will also cover techniques legal professionals can use to quickly and accurately tailor documents to their clients’ needs.

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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Nov
21
2:00 PM14:00

Digital Legal Research Refresher

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Program Title: Digital Legal Research Refresher

Speaker: Joe Lawson, Deputy Director, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: Speakers will provide a comprehensive overview of digital legal research concepts, present strategies for navigating popular legal research databases, and tips for finding and using free online resources, including free access to Westlaw and Lexis Advance available at the Law Library. Speakers will also address techniques for automated cite-checking and hyperlinking citations.

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Legal Tech Lab at the Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, 1st Floor Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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Dec
5
2:00 PM14:00

Microsoft Word for Legal Work

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Program Title: Word for Legal Work

Speaker: Elizabeth Bolles Watson, Assistant Law Librarian, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: This session highlights legal drafting techniques using tools available in the most widely-available word processing software, Microsoft Word. Key topics will include efile formatting, legal citations, tables of authorities, tables of contents, and indexes along with  fonts, styles, headers and footers, and page and paragraph numbering. 

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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Dec
12
2:00 PM14:00

Free Legal Tech for Legal Professionals

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Program Title: Free Legal Tech for Legal Professionals

Speaker: Heather Holmes, Assistant Law Librarian, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: This program will cover legal apps and other tech available on Law Library computers, as well as online, including databases accessible to members of the Texas Bar. Course will also explore options for conducting legislative history research through the Texas Legislative Reference Library, and finding obscure items though HathiTrust Digital Repository. 

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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Dec
19
2:00 PM14:00

Harris County Law Library Tech

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Program Title: Harris County Law Library Tech

Speaker: Elizabeth Bolles Watson, Assistant Law Librarian, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: This program provides an overview of the research and drafting technology available to all for free through the Harris County Law Library. The course will focus on strategies for using databases for case law and statutory research, including techniques for finding relevant documents and updating research digitally using Westlaw and Lexis citators, annotations, and secondary sources. Students will explore research options for finding more elusive materials, like briefs, trial court documents, jury verdicts and settlements, forms/templates, and checklists.

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Legal Tech Lab at the Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, 1st Floor, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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Oct
17
2:00 PM14:00

Free Legal Tech for Legal Professionals

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Program Title: Free Legal Tech for Legal Professionals

Speaker: Elizabeth Bolles Watson, Assistant Law Librarian, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: This program will cover legal apps and other tech available on Law Library computers, as well as online, including databases accessible to members of the Texas Bar. Course will also explore options for conducting legislative history research through the Texas Legislative Reference Library, and finding obscure items though HathiTrust Digital Repository. 

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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Oct
10
2:00 PM14:00

Harris County Law Library Tech

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Program Title: Harris County Law Library Tech

Speaker: Heather Holmes, Assistant Law Librarian, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: This program provides an overview of the research and drafting technology available to all for free through the Harris County Law Library. The course will focus on strategies for using databases for case law and statutory research, including techniques for finding relevant documents and updating research digitally using Westlaw and Lexis citators, annotations, and secondary sources. Students will explore research options for finding more elusive materials, like briefs, trial court documents, jury verdicts and settlements, forms/templates, and checklists.

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Legal Tech Lab at the Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, 1st Floor, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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Oct
3
2:00 PM14:00

Find and Format Legal Forms

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Program Title: Find and Format Legal Forms

Speaker: Elizabeth Bolles Watson, Assistant Law Librarian, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: Having access to reliable legal research tools and current, accurate forms from trusted sources is an important component of effective and efficient legal drafting. In this CLE, librarians will demonstrate legal database research techniques used for finding and vetting forms. They will also cover techniques legal professionals can use to quickly and accurately tailor documents to their clients’ needs.

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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Sep
26
2:00 PM14:00

Digital Legal Research Refresher

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Program Title: Digital Legal Research Refresher

Speaker: Joe Lawson, Deputy Director, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: Speakers will provide a comprehensive overview of digital legal research concepts, present strategies for navigating popular legal research databases, and tips for finding and using free online resources, including free access to Westlaw and Lexis Advance available at the Law Library. Speakers will also address techniques for automated cite-checking and hyperlinking citations.

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Legal Tech Lab at the Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, 1st Floor Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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Sep
19
2:00 PM14:00

Microsoft Word for Legal Work

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Program Title: Word for Legal Work

Speaker: Elizabeth Bolles Watson, Assistant Law Librarian, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: This session highlights legal drafting techniques using tools available in the most widely-available word processing software, Microsoft Word. Key topics will include efile formatting, legal citations, tables of authorities, tables of contents, and indexes along with  fonts, styles, headers and footers, and page and paragraph numbering. 

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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Sep
12
2:00 PM14:00

Microsoft Excel for Legal Work

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Program Title: Microsoft Excel for Legal Work

Speaker: Joe Lawson, Deputy Director, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: This program introduces Excel as a data management tool used for organizing, calculating, graphing, and sharing tabular information. Speakers lay the groundwork for developing proficiency in manipulating spreadsheets & managing data for legal work. The class covers the most important features of Microsoft Excel using concrete examples and realistic data to demonstrate how spreadsheets can be used for legal work. Students will explore professional applications for using Excel to manage large document reviews, analyze accounting data, and evaluate litigation materials.

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

 
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Sep
5
2:00 PM14:00

Free Legal Tech for the Public

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Program Title: Free Legal Tech for the Public

Speaker: Elizabeth Bolles Watson, Assistant Law Librarian, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: This program is intended for legal aid attorneys, attorneys engaged in pro bono work, and members of the public interested in legal matters. It will focus predominantly on family law, housing, and consumer issues. The presenters will cover online legal resources and other tech available for self-represented litigants. Specifically, we will explore TexasLawHelp.org, database access provided by the Texas State Law Library, and forms and guidance available from local government and nonprofit entities.

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, September 5, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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Aug
29
2:00 PM14:00

Microsoft Word for Legal Work

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Program Title: Word for Legal Work

Speaker: Heather Holmes, Assistant Law Librarian, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: This session highlights legal drafting techniques using tools available in the most widely-available word processing software, Microsoft Word. Key topics will include efile formatting, legal citations, tables of authorities, tables of contents, and indexes along with  fonts, styles, headers and footers, and page and paragraph numbering. 

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, August 29, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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Aug
22
2:00 PM14:00

Android for Legal Work

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Program Title: Android for Legal Work

Speaker: Elizabeth Bolles Watson, Assistant Law Librarian, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: This session introduces standard features of the Android mobile operating system. Using an Android tablet, speakers  demonstrate, in real time, how customized settings can maximize productivity. Course will cover Android mobile tools and widgets, so that attorneys may more effectively manage client data & matter information, improve communications, and access information stored in the cloud. Students will explore favorite legal apps for Android devices including tools for scanning, calendaring, time billing, legal research, remote access, note-taking, cloud storage, and more.

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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Aug
19
11:00 AM11:00

Legal Tech is not optional

Program Title: Legal Tech is not optional

Speaker: D. Casey Flaherty, Principal, Procertas & Director of Legal Project Management, Baker McKenzie

 Program Description: Following Texas’s adoption of tech competence as an ethical duty, the need to learn legal tech now applies to all attorneys, whether practicing as a solo or in global firms. D. Casey Flaherty, respected legal tech innovator and the creator of the Legal Tech Assessment, will present this program for the Legal Tech Institute to share his insights with attorneys in all practice settings and highlight how the Procertas Legal Tech Assessment, which is available to all for free at the Harris County Law Library, can help attorneys work toward legal tech competence.

Event Type: Classroom

Date: Monday, August 19, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Attorney Conference Center at the Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, Lower Level Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0/0.5 ethics (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

 
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Aug
15
2:00 PM14:00

Harris County Law Library Tech

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Program Title: Harris County Law Library Tech

Speaker: Heather Holmes, Assistant Law Librarian, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: This program provides an overview of the research and drafting technology available to all for free through the Harris County Law Library. The course will focus on strategies for using databases for case law and statutory research, including techniques for finding relevant documents and updating research digitally using Westlaw and Lexis citators, annotations, and secondary sources. Students will explore research options for finding more elusive materials, like briefs, trial court documents, jury verdicts and settlements, forms/templates, and checklists.

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Legal Tech Lab at the Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, 1st Floor, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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Aug
8
2:00 PM14:00

Free Legal Tech for Legal Professionals

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Program Title: Free Legal Tech for Legal Professionals

Speaker: Elizabeth Bolles Watson, Assistant Law Librarian, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: This program will cover legal apps and other tech available on Law Library computers, as well as online, including databases accessible to members of the Texas Bar. Course will also explore options for conducting legislative history research through the Texas Legislative Reference Library, and finding obscure items though HathiTrust Digital Repository. 

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, August 8, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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Aug
1
2:00 PM14:00

Microsoft Excel for Legal Work

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Program Title: Microsoft Excel for Legal Work

Speaker: Joe Lawson, Deputy Director, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: This program introduces Excel as a data management tool used for organizing, calculating, graphing, and sharing tabular information. Speakers lay the groundwork for developing proficiency in manipulating spreadsheets & managing data for legal work. The class covers the most important features of Microsoft Excel using concrete examples and realistic data to demonstrate how spreadsheets can be used for legal work. Students will explore professional applications for using Excel to manage large document reviews, analyze accounting data, and evaluate litigation materials.

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, August 1, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

 
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Jul
18
2:00 PM14:00

Find and Format Legal Forms

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Program Title: Find and Format Legal Forms

Speaker: Heather Holmes, Assistant Law Librarian, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: Having access to reliable legal research tools and current, accurate forms from trusted sources is an important component of effective and efficient legal drafting. In this CLE, librarians will demonstrate legal database research techniques used for finding and vetting forms. They will also cover techniques legal professionals can use to quickly and accurately tailor documents to their clients’ needs.

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, July 18, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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Jul
11
2:00 PM14:00

Microsoft Excel for Legal Work

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Program Title: Microsoft Excel for Legal Work

Speaker: Joe Lawson, Deputy Director, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: This program introduces Excel as a data management tool used for organizing, calculating, graphing, and sharing tabular information. Speakers lay the groundwork for developing proficiency in manipulating spreadsheets & managing data for legal work. The class covers the most important features of Microsoft Excel using concrete examples and realistic data to demonstrate how spreadsheets can be used for legal work. Students will explore professional applications for using Excel to manage large document reviews, analyze accounting data, and evaluate litigation materials.

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, July 11, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

 
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Jun
27
2:00 PM14:00

Free Legal Tech for the Public

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Program Title: Free Legal Tech for the Public

Speaker: Elizabeth Bolles Watson, Assistant Law Librarian, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: This program is intended for legal aid attorneys, attorneys engaged in pro bono work, and members of the public interested in legal matters. It will focus predominantly on family law, housing, and consumer issues. The presenters will cover online legal resources and other tech available for self-represented litigants. Specifically, we will explore TexasLawHelp.org, database access provided by the Texas State Law Library, and forms and guidance available from local government and nonprofit entities.

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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Jun
25
2:00 PM14:00

Vendor Visit - What's New with Westlaw?

Vendor Visit - Westlaw

Program Title: What’s New with Westlaw?

Speakers: Dayne Tracy, JD, Thomson Reuters Westlaw Client Representative, and Megan Wagner, Esq., Westlaw Client Manager

Program Description: Learn techniques for increasing efficiency while researching with Westlaw and learn to use automated cite checking and more with Drafting Assistant from Thomson Reuters. Both Westlaw and Drafting Assistant are available for free at the Harris County Law Library.

Event Type: Classroom

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Cost: Free

Where: Legal Tech Lab at the Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, 1st Floor, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 hour in Texas (provided by Thomson Reuters)

 
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Jun
20
2:00 PM14:00

Digital Legal Research Refresher

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Program Title: Digital Legal Research Refresher

Speaker: Joe Lawson, Deputy Director, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: Speakers will provide a comprehensive overview of digital legal research concepts, present strategies for navigating popular legal research databases, and tips for finding and using free online resources, including free access to Westlaw and Lexis Advance available at the Law Library. Speakers will also address techniques for automated cite-checking and hyperlinking citations.

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Legal Tech Lab at the Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, 1st Floor Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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Jun
13
2:00 PM14:00

Harris County Law Library Tech

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Program Title: Harris County Law Library Tech

Speaker: Heather Holmes, Assistant Law Librarian, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: This program provides an overview of the research and drafting technology available to all for free through the Harris County Law Library. The course will focus on strategies for using databases for case law and statutory research, including techniques for finding relevant documents and updating research digitally using Westlaw and Lexis citators, annotations, and secondary sources. Students will explore research options for finding more elusive materials, like briefs, trial court documents, jury verdicts and settlements, forms/templates, and checklists.

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Legal Tech Lab at the Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, 1st Floor, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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Jun
6
2:00 PM14:00

Android for Legal Work

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Program Title: Android for Legal Work

Speaker: Elizabeth Bolles, Assistant Law Librarian, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: This session introduces standard features of the Android mobile operating system. Using an Android tablet, speakers  demonstrate, in real time, how customized settings can maximize productivity. Course will cover Android mobile tools and widgets, so that attorneys may more effectively manage client data & matter information, improve communications, and access information stored in the cloud. Students will explore favorite legal apps for Android devices including tools for scanning, calendaring, time billing, legal research, remote access, note-taking, cloud storage, and more.

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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May
30
2:00 PM14:00

Microsoft Word for Legal Work

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Program Title: Word for Legal Work

Speaker: Joe Lawson, Deputy Director, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: This session highlights legal drafting techniques using tools available in the most widely-available word processing software, Microsoft Word. Key topics will include efile formatting, legal citations, tables of authorities, tables of contents, and indexes along with  fonts, styles, headers and footers, and page and paragraph numbering. 

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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May
23
2:00 PM14:00

Fastcase and Casemaker

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Program Title: Fastcase and Casemaker

Speaker: Heather Holmes, Assistant Law Librarian, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: Speakers will introduce Casemaker and Fastcase, two next-gen legal research platforms that are available for free to all members of the State Bar of Texas. The course will cover research strategies, databases features, and limitations of each platform for comprehensive legal research. It will also cover techniques for accessing, evaluating, and using premium features of Fastcase through the Texas State Law Library’s Electronic Collection.

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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May
16
2:00 PM14:00

Microsoft Excel for Legal Work

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Program Title: Microsoft Excel for Legal Work

Speaker: Joe Lawson, Deputy Director, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: This program introduces Excel as a data management tool used for organizing, calculating, graphing, and sharing tabular information. Speakers lay the groundwork for developing proficiency in manipulating spreadsheets & managing data for legal work. The class covers the most important features of Microsoft Excel using concrete examples and realistic data to demonstrate how spreadsheets can be used for legal work. Students will explore professional applications for using Excel to manage large document reviews, analyze accounting data, and evaluate litigation materials.

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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May
9
2:00 PM14:00

Find and Format Legal Forms

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Program Title: Find and Format Legal Forms

Speaker: Heather Holmes, Assistant Law Librarian, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: Having access to reliable legal research tools and current, accurate forms from trusted sources is an important component of effective and efficient legal drafting. In this CLE, librarians will demonstrate legal database research techniques used for finding and vetting forms. They will also cover techniques legal professionals can use to quickly and accurately tailor documents to their clients’ needs.

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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May
2
2:00 PM14:00

Digital Legal Research Refresher

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Program Title: Digital Legal Research Refresher

Speaker: Joe Lawson, Deputy Director, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: Speakers will provide a comprehensive overview of digital legal research concepts, present strategies for navigating popular legal research databases, and tips for finding and using free online resources, including free access to Westlaw and Lexis Advance available at the Law Library. Speakers will also address techniques for automated cite-checking and hyperlinking citations.

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Legal Tech Lab at the Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, 1st Floor Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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Apr
25
2:00 PM14:00

Harris County Law Library Tech

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Program Title: Harris County Law Library Tech

Speaker: Heather Holmes, Assistant Law Librarian, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: This program provides an overview of the research and drafting technology available to all for free through the Harris County Law Library. The course will focus on strategies for using databases for case law and statutory research, including techniques for finding relevant documents and updating research digitally using Westlaw and Lexis citators, annotations, and secondary sources. Students will explore research options for finding more elusive materials, like briefs, trial court documents, jury verdicts and settlements, forms/templates, and checklists.

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Legal Tech Lab at the Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, 1st Floor, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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Apr
18
2:00 PM14:00

Free Legal Tech for Legal Professionals

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Program Title: Free Legal Tech for Legal Professionals

Speaker: Elizabeth Bolles Watson, Assistant Law Librarian, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: This program will cover legal apps and other tech available on Law Library computers, as well as online, including databases accessible to members of the Texas Bar. Course will also explore options for conducting legislative history research through the Texas Legislative Reference Library, and finding obscure items though HathiTrust Digital Repository. 

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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Apr
12
9:30 AM09:30

Vendor Visit - Using Westlaw Efficiently and Intro to Drafting Assistant

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Program Title: Using Westlaw Efficiently and Intro to Drafting Assistant

Speakers: Dayne Tracy, JD - Thomson Reuters Westlaw Client Representative, Government

Megan Wagner, Esq., Westlaw Client Manager

Program Description: Learn techniques for increasing efficiency while researching with Westlaw and learn to use automated cite checking and more with Drafting Assistant from Thomson Reuters. Both Westlaw and Drafting Assistant are available for free at the Harris County Law Library.

Event Type: Classroom

Date: Friday, April 12, 2019

Time: 9:30a-10:30a

Cost: Free

Where: Legal Tech Lab at the Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, 1st Floor, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 hour in Texas (provided by Thomson Reuters)

 
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Apr
11
2:00 PM14:00

Free Legal Tech for the Public

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Program Title: Free Legal Tech for the Public

Speaker: Heather Holmes, Assistant Law Librarian, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: This program is intended for legal aid attorneys, attorneys engaged in pro bono work, and members of the public interested in legal matters. It will focus predominantly on family law, housing, and consumer issues. The presenters will cover online legal resources and other tech available for self-represented litigants. Specifically, we will explore TexasLawHelp.org, database access provided by the Texas State Law Library, and forms and guidance available from local government and nonprofit entities.

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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Apr
4
2:00 PM14:00

Android for Legal Work

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Program Title: Android for Legal Work

Speaker: Elizabeth Bolles, Assistant Law Librarian, Harris County Law Library

Program Description: This session introduces standard features of the Android mobile operating system. Using an Android tablet, speakers  demonstrate, in real time, how customized settings can maximize productivity. Course will cover Android mobile tools and widgets, so that attorneys may more effectively manage client data & matter information, improve communications, and access information stored in the cloud. Students will explore favorite legal apps for Android devices including tools for scanning, calendaring, time billing, legal research, remote access, note-taking, cloud storage, and more.

Event Type: Hands-On Legal Tech Training

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002. For directions and parking information, visit our Contact Us page.

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (accredited by the State Bar of Texas)

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