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Friday, January 30th
9:00 AM

Everything Georgia: Cases, Forms, Information, Regulations, Statutes

Maureen Cahill, University of Georgia

Georgia Public Broadcasting, Atlanta, GA

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Primary law (case decisions, statutes, regulations); forms; pathways through the bureaucracy; corporate, financial, criminal justice and licensing information—lots of this is (mostly) freely available on the Web. In Georgia, government and university sites provide most of this valuable information, with government sites usually offering current data and universities filling in important historical material.

10:15 AM

Beyond the Law: Connecting with Expertise in Other Fields

Suzanne R. Graham, University of Georgia School of Law Library

Georgia Public Broadcasting, Atlanta, GA

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

For a variety of reasons, law school graduates might find themselves in need of advanced degrees or continuing education in other disciplines. The how-to and where of navigating to the best, most-current resources and continuing education opportunities in fields beyond the law might be less obvious. The following tips are to provide basic, but vetted, resources for pursuing continuing education in areas outside of the law. Professionals can and should consult with experts in other fields. There is no quick and easy substitute for years of in depth study reinforced by practical application. However, retooling is a reality and the approaches discussed below provide credible means to develop a competency beyond the law.

11:00 AM

Making Your Life More "Appy" and Productive! Apps and Technology Tips to Make Your Life Easier

Thomas J. Striepe, University of Georgia School of Law

Georgia Public Broadcasting, Atlanta, GA

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Developers are continuously creating apps to meet customer needs however unique they may be. Therefore developers have created a multitude of apps to help attorneys in their professional responsibilities.

This paper will describe various apps that will be beneficial to you in your daily life. It will first review some general productivity apps that will assist you in general day to day tasks, the paper will then provide some productivity apps that have been created specifically for legal practitioners. Finally the paper will discuss some legal research apps and let you know about some miscellaneous apps that will assist you in your personal life. At the end of this paper I will provide some of my favorite technology tips.

12:45 PM

From Attorney to Detective: Investigative Web Research

Carol A. Watson, University of Georgia School of Law

Georgia Public Broadcasting, Atlanta, GA

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

As a lawyer, it’s not unusual to be called upon to help a client with personal investigation matters. You might find yourself needing to provide advice on topics ranging from whether a businessman is legitimate to assisting with a search for missing heirs. Since everything is on the internet now that should be a simple task, but it may not be as simple as it seems. If you’ve got the time, you can usually find much investigative information on the web such as criminal records, business records, property ownership, and professional licenses, but you’ll have to be thorough, patient and careful.

2:00 PM

Getting Geared Up with Google: Searching Beyond the Search Box

Wendy Moore, University of Georgia

Georgia Public Broadcasting, Atlanta, GA

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

We have grown accustom to having information readily available via the Internet. Searching is easy; so much so, that you can be surprised when the desired information is not retrieved in the first few search results when doing a basic Google search. When you are trying to retrieve information needed to conduct business or assist a client, you want to find the best results with the least amount of time spent. A basic Google search, while a good place to begin, should not also be the end of your search.

This paper gives you search strategies to apply when a basic Google search does not produce the results you need.

2:45 PM

Dunning-Kruger and You: Evaluating Your Technological Competence with the Legal Tech Audit

Jason Tubinis, University of Georgia School of Law

Georgia Public Broadcasting, Atlanta, GA

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

There’s an enormous skill set you must develop as an attorney. One skill that is too often neglected, though, is the ability to utilize technology to ease the burden of all your tasks for the benefit or your firm, your client, and most importantly, yourself.

This paper is a public service announcement, a reminder to question your preconceptions about what you do and how you do it. It’s a cautionary warning, the one discussed previously about the new ABA comment regarding an attorney’s duty of competence regarding technology. Just because you’re doing fine with technology doesn’t mean you can’t be doing more, doing it better, or doing it faster.