Excel Essentials for the Practice of Law
Jul
13
12:00 pm12:00

Excel Essentials for the Practice of Law

Excel Essentials for the Practice of Law

Title: Excel Essentials for the Practice of Law

Speaker: Ben J. Kusmin, Esq., Founder of Excel Esquire

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Time: 12pm - 1pm

Class Format: Classroom & Livestreaming

Where: Harris County Law Library -- Harris County Attorney Office Conference Center, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002

Description: Microsoft Excel is an important tool for the modern legal profession. It can assist in supervising document reviews, calculating damages, and managing client information. Because so many business clients use Excel, spreadsheets often become evidence in their own right, and attorneys need to be able to review and understand Excel documents. In this interactive program, Ben J. Kusmin, a commercial litigator and the founder of Excel Esquire, will demonstrate the most important features of Microsoft Excel using concrete examples and realistic data. Attendees will have the option to download the data used in the presentation to follow along on their own computers.

CLE: 1.0 hour CLE in Texas (pending)

 
The Robot Lawyer: Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law
Jul
20
12:00 pm12:00

The Robot Lawyer: Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law

This program was originally scheduled for June 22. Due to Tropical Storm Cindy, it has been rescheduled for July 20th. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

The Robot Lawyer: Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law

Title: The Robot Lawyer: Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law

Speaker: Saskia Mehlhorn, Director of Knowledge Management & Library Services, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Date: RESCHEDULED for Thursday, July 20, 2017

Time: 12pm - 1pm

Class Format: Classroom (livestreaming will not be available for this event)

Where: Harris County Law Library -- Harris County Attorney Office Conference Center, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002

Description: Technology-fueled disruption has made its way into industries like healthcare, transportation, journalism and many more. At the center of this disruption is artificial intelligence ("AI"), which refers to a computer's ability to mimic "cognitive" functions such as "learning" and "problem solving" that are commonly associated with the human mind.

Those familiar with the practice of law expect that AI will disrupt the legal profession in the not-so-distant-future and that in fact it is already being utilized for tasks like contract review, e-discovery and practice management.

The session will provide a basic overview of AI in the legal profession, give specific examples of tools that incorporate AI technology and discuss opportunities for lawyers and other legal professionals.

CLE: 1.0 hour CLE in Texas

 

Vendor Visit - Westlaw Family Law Research
Apr
27
12:00 pm12:00

Vendor Visit - Westlaw Family Law Research

Program Title: Vendor Visit - Westlaw Family Law Research

Event Type: Classroom

Date: April 27, 2017

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library -- Harris County Attorney Office Conference Center, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002

Total CLE Hours: 1.0

Program will cover techniques for conducting family law research in Westlaw, a powerful legal research platform that is available for free on the Harris County Law Library's research computers.

 
The Ethics of Cloud Computing
Mar
23
12:00 pm12:00

The Ethics of Cloud Computing

Title: The Ethics of Cloud Computing: Using Cloud Storage and Applications in Your Practice

Speaker: Sammy Ford, IV, attorney at Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing PC

Date: March 23, 2017

Time: 12pm - 1pm

Class Format: Classroom and Livestreaming

Where: Harris County Law Library -- Harris County Attorney Office Conference Center, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002

Description: This presentation will explore the current ethical rules surrounding the use of the cloud. Particular attention will be paid to developing trends regarding the use of the cloud for data storage and application services. Encryption will be also be discussed.

CLE: 1.0 hour, .75 hour ethics.

 
Vendor Visit - Westlaw Statutory and Legislative History Resources (CLE)
Feb
16
12:00 pm12:00

Vendor Visit - Westlaw Statutory and Legislative History Resources (CLE)

Program Title: Vendor Visit - Westlaw Legislative and Statutory Resources

Event Type: Classroom

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library -- Harris County Attorney Office Conference Center, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002

Total CLE Hours: 1.0

Program will cover legal research techniques using Legislative and Statutory research tools on Westlaw, a powerful legal research platform that is available for free on the Harris County Law Library's research computers..

 
CLE Replay - Word for Lawyers and Other Law Types
Jan
19
12:00 pm12:00

CLE Replay - Word for Lawyers and Other Law Types

CLE REPLAY

Program Title: CLE Replay - Word for Lawyers and Other Law Types

Event Type: Classroom, Video Replay

Date: January 19, 2017

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library - Harris County Attorney Office Conference Center, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002

Total CLE Hours: 1.0 (for first-time viewers)

If you missed the live presentation of this program, which was held at the Harris County Attorney Conference Center in November, this is your chance to view a live recording of the event.

Additionally, LTI staff will be on hand to answer any questions related to the use of Microsoft Word in the drafting of legal documents. Bring your own laptop and any documents you wish to format using MS Word. LTI staff will assist you on an individual basis to apply the techniques presented in the live recording. 

Key topics: legal citations, tables of authorities, tables of contents, and indexes along with fonts, styles, headers and footers, and page and paragraph numbering. 

 
Vendor Visit - Westlaw Legislative and Statutory Resources (CLE)
Jan
12
12:00 pm12:00

Vendor Visit - Westlaw Legislative and Statutory Resources (CLE)

Today's Westlaw training has been canceled, We apologize for any inconvenience and will reschedule for a later date.

Program Title: Vendor Visit - Westlaw Legislative and Statutory Resources

Event Type: Classroom, Live Streaming

Date: January 12, 2017

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library -- Harris County Attorney Office Conference Center, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002

Total CLE Hours: 1.0

Program will cover legal research techniques using Legislative and Statutory research tools on Westlaw, a powerful legal research platform that is available for free on the Harris County Law Library's research computers..

 
Vendor Visit - Lexis Advance (CLE)
Dec
12
12:00 pm12:00

Vendor Visit - Lexis Advance (CLE)

Program Title: Vendor Visit - Lexis Advance

Event Type: Classroom, Live Streaming

Date: December 12, 2016

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library -- Harris County Attorney Office Conference Center, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002

Total CLE Hours: 1.0

Program will cover legal research techniques using Lexis Advance, a powerful legal research platform that is available for free on the Harris County Law Library's research computers..

 
Blending Your Legal Research
Dec
8
12:00 pm12:00

Blending Your Legal Research

Program Title: Blending Your Legal Research

Event Type: Classroom, Live Streaming

Date: December 8, 2016

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library -- Harris County Attorney Office Conference Center, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002

Total CLE Hours: 1.0

Learn strategies for effectively using free tools and the Law Library's free Westlaw and Lexis access to conduct research efficiently and effectively. Guest speakers from the Texas State Law Library will talk about remote access to digital collections available with a TxSLL library card, including eBooks from Lexis, and you can sign up for a TxSLL card onsite.

 
Microsoft Word for Lawyers and Other Law Types
Nov
17
12:00 pm12:00

Microsoft Word for Lawyers and Other Law Types

Program Title: Microsoft Word for Lawyers and Other Law Types

Event Type: Classroom, Live Streaming

Date: November 17, 2016

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library -- Harris County Attorney Office Conference Center, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002

Total CLE Hours: 1.0

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

 
Social Media for Lawyers
Oct
27
12:00 pm12:00

Social Media for Lawyers

Program Title: Social Media for Lawyers

Event Type: Classroom, Live Streaming

Date: October 27, 2016

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)

Cost: Free

Where: Harris County Law Library -- Harris County Attorney Office Conference Center, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002

Total CLE Hours: 1.0

Ethics Hours Included: 0.25

Speakers will discuss social media tools for managing a law firm page, discovery of information about people and entities using various platforms, and ethical considerations for lawyers who use social media.