You’ve used our collection to help you prepare for class or research a paper, but did you that we have several books in our collection on technology too?
Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers – KF 320 .A9 L48 2013
iPad Apps in One Hour for Lawyers – KF 320 .A9 M45 2012
iPad in One Hour for Lawyers – KF 320 .A9 M48 2012
iPad in One Hour for Litigators – KF 320 .A9 M485 2013
Android Apps in One Hour for Lawyers – KF 320 .A9 S55 2013
Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers – KF 320 .I57 C67 2012
Facebook in One Hour for Lawyers – KF 320 .I57 K46 2012
Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers – KF 320 .I57 S88 2012
I know, looking at some of these titles, you might be thinking that you already know how these technologies work, so these books aren’t for you. However, even for a technology you’ve been using for years, these books offer a great new perspective for you – how (and, equally importantly, how not) to use these technologies as an attorney. These books cover not only the features of the technology, but also ethical rules regarding the use of these types of technologies by attorneys, real-life examples and cautionary tales, and more.
As you prepare for job interviews, whether for summer clerkships or post-graduation, you will be faced with technologies, some of which will be familiar, and others that will not. In some ways, the familiar technologies can pose more of a risk, because you will need to find new ways to approach them to avoid ethical mishaps. Being aware of these technologies and how attorneys are using them could very well benefit you in an interview or as you start your new job.
And if you’re still not convinced that these books are worth your time, you could always consult the ABA’s 2012 Legal Technology Survey Report to see what technologies attorneys, from solo practitioners to Big Law, utilize on a regular basis (KF 320 .A9 L43 2012.) From advertising to client communication to competitive intelligence, these social networks and newer technologies come into play in law practice more often than you’d think.
And although I know class work keeps you busy enough without having to crack another book, don’t worry – these books fairly live up to their name – they can generally be digested in around an hour. You can find them on the third floor of the library. Happy reading.