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Research Center Workshops: Registration

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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Research Guides

FLORIDA GUIDES

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

Remote Viewing Information

The research workshops below are  pre-recorded 30-minutes sessions and will be available for viewing each Monday morning at 8am from the Research Center Organization page in Canvas. Register by clicking the workshops below.  To receive credit for the research certificate program, students must (1) register for the workshop, (2) watch the presentation in its entirety, and (3) complete a short quiz. Quizzes must be completed within one week after the video is posted. 

REGISTER for SPRING 2021 Research Workshops Below!

Available week of JAN 11   WESTLAW

Instructor Quinterrion Waits

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 1/18 at 8am.


Available week of JAN 18     ADVANCED GOOGLE SEARCH TECHNIQUES

Instructor MARGARET CLARK

Unless you’re a tech geek, you probably use Google in its simplest way. In this online presentation, you will learn a few techniques that will bring your research to another level. Learn how to dig deeper quickly for better results. Credit for both the Advanced Searching and the Specialized Resources certificates. QUIZ DUE BY 1/25 at 8am.


Available week of JAN 25    TECH-SAVVY LAWYERING SERIES: Essential MS Office Skills

Instructor ELIZABETH FARRELL CLIFFORD

Learn how to save yourself time and frustration by becoming a Word and Excel power user. You’ll learn some quick tips you can implement today and be introduced to a national legal technology skills certificate you can earn! Credit for Legal Technology certificate. QUIZ DUE BY 2/1 at 8am.

 

Available week of FEB 1    MUNICIPAL LAWS

Instructor KATIE MILLER

You might know that municipal laws govern a lot of everyday things like pets, parking, and curfews. But did you know that they often aren’t available on Westlaw or Lexis? Discover where you can research these city and county ordinances for free! Credit for both Florida Research and Practice Ready certificates. QUIZ DUE BY 2/8 at 8am.


Available week of FEB 8    LEARNING (AND 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+. Credit for both the Advanced Searching and the Specialized Resources certificates. QUIZ DUE BY 2/15 at 8am.


Available week of FEB 15   TECH-SAVVY LAWYERING SERIES: Ethics, Security, and Privacy (oh my!)

Instructor ELIZABETH FARRELL CLIFFORD

Ethics rules require that lawyers provide competent representation to a client. Did you know that most state bars now require lawyers to be technologically competent as well? You’ll learn what this rule means for lawyers and how you can become more tech-savvy to help protect yourself and your clients. Credit for Legal Technology certificate. QUIZ DUE BY 2/22 at 8am.


Available week of FEB 22   INTRODUCING BLOOMBERG LAW

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 3/1 at 8am.


Available week of MAR 1     FLORIDA RULES AND RULINGS IN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Instructor KAT KLEPFER

Learn how to locate sources for Florida’s administrative rulemaking process and the decisions made by administrative agencies based on those rules. This workshop will focus on free resources available online. Credit for both Florida Research and Practice Ready certificates. QUIZ DUE BY 3/8 at 8am.


Available week of MAR 8     TECH-SAVVY LAWYERING SERIES: Online Presentation Skills

Instructor ELIZABETH FARRELL CLIFFORD

Effective presentation skills are critical for lawyers – in the courtroom, boardroom, and now on Zoom! Learn how to effectively use PowerPoint to organize, communicate, and persuade your audience. You’ll also learn the fundamentals of how to put together polished and effective online presentations. Credit for Legal Technology certificate. QUIZ DUE BY 3/15 at 8am.


Available week of MAR 15    SUMMER IN THE CITY

Instructor AMY LIPFORD

Working over the summer and confused about what resources you can use? Want to find cost-effective substitutes for research materials you need? Virtually attend this workshop to get a better understanding of how and when to use resources for your summer job or internship. Credit for Florida Research, Practice Ready, and Advanced Searching certificates. QUIZ DUE BY 3/22 at 8am.


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