Monday, September 15, 2014

Westlaw Training (and Free CLE Credit) at the Law Library

Once again the Law Library is hosting Westlaw training sessions that qualify for CLE credit.  Dates and topics follow.  Seating is limited. Please call the Reference Desk (775-684-1640) to reserve your seat.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

10:15-11:15 am - Advanced WestlawNext
Designed for those researchers who have some experience with WestlawNext, this seminar focuses on:
  • folder-sharing,
  • advanced search,
  • utilizing filters,
  • customizable features of WestlawNext, and
  • the WestlawNext iPad app (v 2.0.1), including search, result filtering, touch-screen navigation, notes and highlighting, research history, foldering options, and VGA capability to experience WestlawNext on the “big screen.”
11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Topical Research on WestlawNext
This course builds upon your legal research skills using WestlawNext to delve into topical content sets of law. Attendees will learn how to find case law, statutes, regulations, and administrative documents specific to a topical area of practice. Attendees will explore WestlawNext’s Related Documents feature which will suggest secondary resources that are on-point for the topical search performed. Finally, attendees will learn advanced research techniques for WestSearch, a multi-functional search box that simultaneously searches all core legal content sets on WestlawNext as well as learn how to perform legal research using West’s Topic and Key Number System from the West National Reporter System (NRS).
 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

June Events at the Law Library

We are hosting Westlaw for some CLE training this month, as well as Nevada Legal Services's monthly forms-completion clinics. 

6/11/14, 10-11 a.m. - Intermediate Westlaw** - Room 107 - 1.0 hours of general CLE credit
6/11/14, 11:15-12:15 a.m. - Employment Law Research using Westlaw** - Room 107 - 1.0 hours of general CLE credit
6/12/14, 1:30-3:30 p.m. - NLS Forms Completion Clinic* - Room 103

*Drop in, for more information, contact NLS at 775-284-3491 x214.
**Seating is limited, please contact the Reference Desk at 775-684-1640 to reserve your seat.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Upcoming Events in May and June at the Law Library

Here are a few upcoming events that might be of interest to Law Library patrons:

5/8/14, 1:30-3:30 p.m. - NLS Forms Clinic* - Room 107
5/22/14, 1:30-3:30 p.m. - NLS Forms Clinic* - LOCATED AT THE BRIC, 108 E. Proctor St.
6/11/14, 10-11 a.m. - Intermediate Westlaw** - Room 107 - 1.0 hours of general CLE credit
6/11/14, 11:15-12:15 a.m. - Employment Law Research using Westlaw** - Room 107 - 1.0 hours of general CLE credit

*Drop in, for more information, contact NLS at 775-284-3491 x214.
**Seating is limited, please contact the Reference Desk at 775-684-1640 to reserve your seat.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

More Westlaw Training (and Free CLE) at the Law Library

On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in Room 107 of the Law Library, we will be offering the following two CLE programs:

10-11 a.m. - Intermediate Research on WestlawNext (1 hour of general credit)
Take the next step in your research training with Intermediate WestlawNext. Find our more tips and tricks for getting the best results from your research time utilizing WestlawNext.

11:15a-12:15 p.m. - Employment Law Research Using Westlaw (1 hour of general credit)
Efficient online access to comprehensive, current, and accurate information is an indispensable competitive advantage in the practice of employment law. Westlaw provides access to a comprehensive online library of relevant materials.  This training will focus on using these materials as you perform research tasks such as:
  • evaluating clients and their claims, including potential recovery or exposure,
  • investigating facts, parties, and issues,
  • researching the law, including the most recent developments,
  • preparing a case for trial,
  • litigating a case, and
  • devising programs and policies for your clients.
RSVP by calling the Reference Desk (775-684-1640).

Self-Help Forms Clinics in Carson City in May

Nevada Legal Services holds free forms completion clinics twice monthly in Carson City for people who are representing themselves in court. The clinics are held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Nevada Supreme Court Library (at 201 S. Carson Street - enter using Stewart Street entrance) and the fourth Thursday of each month at the Business Resource Innovation Center (at 108 E. Proctor Street - click on link for map). The next scheduled clinics are May 8 at the Supreme Court and May 22 at the BRIC. NLS brings a volunteer attorney, a paralegal, and a notary public. There is no charge and no income restrictions for these clinics. Patrons are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additionally, Nevada Legal Services holds clinics throughout the state.  Contact NLS for information about events in your area.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Self-Help Forms Clinics in Carson City in April

Nevada Legal Services holds free forms completion clinics twice monthly in Carson City for people who are representing themselves in court.  The clinics are held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Nevada Supreme Court Library (at 201 S. Carson Street - enter using Stewart Street entrance) and the fourth Thursday of each month at the Business Resource Innovation Center (at 108 E. Proctor Street - click on link for map).  The next scheduled clinics are April 10 at the Supreme Court and April 24 at the BRIC.  NLS brings a volunteer attorney, a paralegal, and a notary public.  There is no charge and no income restrictions for these clinics.  Patrons are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additionally in April, NLS is holding a special clinic for seniors at the law library on April 25.