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News and events at the Appalachian School of Law Library (Grundy, VA).

Friday, February 27, 2009

1L Lexis Certification

We're running a few more Lexis 1L Certification classes, since we ran out of time with the last set!

LexisNexis Representative Scott Hite will be on campus at the following times (classes will be held in the Library Seminar Room):

Monday, March 2
10 am - 11:30 am open class

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm Crisp LP3

Tuesday, March 3
8:30 am - 10 am open class

2 - 3:30 pm Kinsler LP1, LP4

3:30 - 5 pm open class

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Google Apps ("Get REAL!")

Your ASL e-mail account is really a GMail account -- which means you have access to Google Docs, Google Talk, Google Calendar, and a few other collaboration tools. Stop by the Reference Desk on Wednesday, February 25, at 4:30 pm, to hear Ethan explain how using some of these tools can help you in law school (and perhaps even in your future practice!).

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Finding Regulations ("Get REAL!")

If you're planning on working at an administrative agency this summer for your externship -- or if you want a general refresher on doing regulatory research -- stop by the Reference Desk on Wednesday, February 18, at 4:30 pm. Ethan will cover the basics of finding regulations, using both printed and online resources.

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Lexis Certification Training

LexisNexis Representative Scott Hite will be on campus Monday, February 16, through Wednesday, February 18, for LexisNexis Certification classes. All first-year students should check with their Legal Process professors for assigned dates and times. All classes will be held in the Library Seminar Room.

These classes are mostly for 1Ls. Scott will be back after Spring Break for further training for 2Ls and 3Ls.

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Monday, February 09, 2009

Westlaw Certification and Prepare to Practice Training

Westlaw Reference Attorney Manager Jeremy Pischke will be on campus Tuesday, February 10, through Thursday, February 12, to provide Westlaw certification classes for the 1Ls and "Prepare to Practice" classes for everyone. Check with your Legal Process professor for your assigned date and time for certification training. If you're interested in the "Prepare to Practice" class, sign up at the Circulation Desk. All of these hour-long classes will be held in the Library Seminar Room.

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Using CaseFinder ("Get REAL!")

If you're planning on practicing in Virginia, your firm may have a subscription to CaseFinder instead of Lexis or Westlaw. Learn how to use this legal research tool on Wednesday, February 11, at 4:30 pm. Meet Ethan at the Reference Desk, and he'll show you some tips on cost-effective research using this database.

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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Using Loislaw ("Get REAL!")

If you're not sure Lexis or Westlaw will be in your price range when you start practicing law, join Ethan this week for a discussion of an alternative legal electronic database: Loislaw. He'll start the class at 4:30 pm at the Reference Desk this Wednesday (February 4), and he'll show you how to create your own student account.

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