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Research Center Workshops: Workshop Schedule - Fall 2022

Research Center Workshops

   

RESEARCH CENTER WORKSHOPS

All law students are welcome to virtually attend any of the following workshops. Each online presentation becomes available every Monday in the Research Center's Canvas page.  We suggest everyone wishing to attend to register so we can easily contact you with information about the workshops.

   

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The following research guides contain helpful resources including databases, websites, and print materials related to Florida legal research. For a complete list of all research guides, click here

Access FALL 2022 Research Workshops Below!

Available week of SEPT 5  POWER SEARCHING

Instructor MARGARET CLARK

To reap the benefits of the powerful legal information brokers like Lexis and Westlaw, you’ll need to become a proficient and confident user of these tools. This workshop will provide pointers on identifying relevant search terms, using logical connectors, and constructing successful searches. Quiz due by SEPT 12 @ 8am.   Earns credit for Advanced Search Techniques certificate.  


Available week of SEPT 12  LEARNING & RELEARNING LEXIS+

Instructor DYLAN DUNN

Learn the finer points of researching on Lexis by using tools like Boolean operators, proximity searching, and wildcards. We'll also touch on what has and hasn't changed in the recent update to Lexis+. Quiz due by SEPT 19. Earns credit for both the Advanced Searching and the Specialized Resources certificates. 


Available week of SEPT 19   BLOOMBERG REFRESHER

Instructor KATIE CRANDALL

Learn all of the basics in just 30 minutes! From practice tools to business intelligence, docket searches to legal analysis, Bloomberg Law has it all. This workshop will introduce you to Bloomberg and how to best navigate the platform’s many resources. Credit for both Advanced Searching and Specialized Resources certificates.  Quiz due by SEPT 26. Earns credit for both the Advanced Searching and the Specialized Resources certificates. 


Available week of SEPT 26   WESTLAW REFRESHER

Instructor AMY LIPFORD

Westlaw is more than a legal database that catalogs cases and statutes. From its well-known citator, KeyCite, that helps distinguish between good and bad law to its statute comparison software, Westlaw’s powerful AI features can give you the edge in legal research. Watch this presentation to explore Westlaw’s extensive legal search capabilities. Credit for both the Advanced Searching and the Specialized Resources certificates. Quiz due by OCT 3. Earns credit for both the Advanced Searching and the Specialized Resources. 


Available week of OCT 3   PDFs FOR LAWYERS

Instructor DYLAN DUNN

PDFs are the go-to standard for electronic document sharing. You've undoubtedly used them countless times by now, but how much do you know about their ins and outs? Though PDFs are simple by design, there are quite a few ways to work with them that you might not know about. From editing to encryption to character recognition to format conversion, there are plenty of PDF tools that will come in handy for law school, internships, and your future legal career. Quiz due by OCT 10. Earns credit for both Legal Technology and Practice-Ready Research certificates.  


Available week of OCT 10   ONE-GOOD-CASE RESEARCH STRATEGY

Instructor KATIE MILLER

Learn how to expand your research from one good case to find other relevant resources. This workshop is great for those students writing an open memo or students who will be working as a law clerk and want to learn efficient case law research techniques. Quiz due by OCT 17. Earns credit for both the Advanced Searching and the Practice-Ready certificates.


Available week of OCT 17    TECH TOOLS FOR WRITING

Instructor ELIZABETH FARREL CLIFFORD

Legal writing is one of the most common activities in legal practice. In this presentation, you’ll go beyond basic spell check by exploring legal writing tools that will aid your writing process and increase your productivity. Quiz due by OCT 24. Earns credit for Legal Tech certificate.


Available week of OCT 24   KEEPING UP WITH LEGAL NEWS

Instructor ELIZABETH FARREL CLIFFORD

The law is constantly changing, so practitioners and legal academics must stay current on cases, legislation, and other legal developments relevant to their area of research or practice. This workshop will identify specialized resources for keeping up with the hottest issues and new developments in your area of interest. Quiz due by OCT 31. Earns credit for both Advanced Searching Techniques and Specialized Resources.


Available week of OCT 31  BLUEBOOKING, Halloween Edition

Instructor KAT KLEPFORD

This primer will help you make sense out of the basic organization and rules found in The Bluebook. Don’t miss out how you can easily locate and apply them for your legal writing needs. Quiz due by NOV 7. Earns credit for both Practice-Ready and Specialized Resources certificates. 


Available week of NOV 7    FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Instructor BRITT HUNTER

Learn about the federal legislative documents often used by attorneys and courts in determining intent or clarifying vague statutory language.  This session will explore various tools for locating compiled histories and specific documents. Quiz due by Nov. 14 @ 8am. Credit for Practice-Ready Research certificate. Quiz due by NOV 14. Earns credit for Practice-Ready Research certificate. 

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