March 19, 2012
Marriott Gwinnett Place Hotel
Duluth, Georgia

Presiding: Carol A. Watson, Law Library Director, J.D., M.L.S., Alexander Campbell King Law Library, University of Georgia, Athens

Speakers: University of Georgia School of Law, Alexander Campbell King Law Library, Athens

  • Sharon Bradley, Special Collections Librarian, J.D., M.L.S.
  • Anne E. Burnett, Foreign & International Law Librarian, J.D., M.L.I.S.
  • Maureen A. Cahill, Student Services Librarian, J.D., M.L.LS.
  • Suzanne R. Graham, Cataloging Services Librarian, M.A., M.S.L.LS.
  • Wendy E. Moore, Acquisitions Librarian, M.S. in L.S.
  • Jason Tubinis, Information Technology Librarian, J.D.,
  • Carol A. Watson, Law Library Director, J.D., M.S.L.S.
Schedule of events

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Monday, March 19th
8:30 AM

In Real Time: Tips for Fast, Effective Internet Searches

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

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Modern search engine searches are free and so fast that trial-and-error or try-assess-and-try-again seem reasonable approaches. However, when a single known result is desired, patience is short or the viewable screen is too small to make scrolling desirable there are a variety of handy tools and techniques to use to get the best out of the Web.Tips focus on using commonly-used search operators in Google and Bing, setting up bookmarks/favorites in browsers, and creating a personalized internet portal.

9:45 AM

J is for Jurisprudence: An Alphabet of Websites for Lawyers

Wendy E. Moore, University of Georgia School of Law Library

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Contains an alphabetical list of 26 websites, each of which contains worthwhile information for one’s research or professional development. While not exhaustive, features topical legal blogs, Federal and state government websites, free legal information from both commercial and not-for-profit organizations, educational resources, and helpful non-legal research tools.

10:45 AM

Ethics on the Wing: Examination of Opinions on Electronic Services and Cloud Computing

Sharon Bradley, University of Georgia School of Law Library

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Reviews state bar opinions regarding electronic storage of and access to client records. Provides a chronological overview of these opinions and a handy checklist for how to assess cloud services and one's own competence to evaluate and monitor them.

12:30 PM

Crossing Borders: Adventures in Transnational Legal Research

Anne E. Burnett, University of Georgia School of Law Library

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Lists organizations and online resources designed to assist the domestic lawyer in global transactions or litigation. offers helpful definition and guidance for getting started. Focuses on free resources available in English, although a few resources available in other languages are included as well.

2:15 PM

Checking Bankruptcy Court? There’s an App for That: Mobile Technology for the Legal Professional

Jason Tubinis, University of Georgia School of Law Library

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Provides descriptions of useful computer programs designed to add functionality or perform particular tasks (apps), specifically designed to aid attorneys in their practice. Includes subscription-based apps, primary material apps, and general legal apps of special merit.

3:00 PM

Technology Trends and Predictions: Is a Flying Car in Our Future?

Carol A. Watson, University of Georgia School of Law Library

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Discusses the future of legal research and technologies that are currently available for law offices. Highlights current technology trends and predictions and the latest innovations in courtroom technology. Concludes with a list of general technology predictions that will hopefully provide food for thought and generate excitement about the coming prospects of technology.