Legal Research 2014: Efficiency, Effectiveness and Other Good Stuff

3.0 General AV CLE Credits, including 1.0 Ethics AV Credit | WSBA ID#387097

This program will help you get the research content you need at a price you can afford: covers the universe of legal research vendors beyond Westlaw and Lexis; essentials of contracting, pricing and cost recovery; and the ethical use and distribution of digital research.

Overview

Recorded:  12/05/2014
Credits:  3.0 General AV CLE, including 1.0 Ethics AV Credit | WSBA ID#387097
Length: 3 hours

Featured Speakers:
Kerry Fitz-Gerald, Kelly Kunsch, Barbara Swatt Engstrom, Catherine Horan, Amy Eaton

9 a.m.-12 noon.

Presented by the outstanding team of Law Librarians at Seattle University School of Law. This seminar is not your standard legal research refresher, but a program that will help you get the research content you need at a price you can afford: covers the universe of legal research vendors beyond Westlaw and Lexis; essentials of contracting, pricing and cost recovery; and the ethical use and distribution of digital research.

Agenda

9:00 to 9:30
Session 1: Modern Day Legal Research: Buying & Using E-Resources
Covering key issues and considerations in selection, contracting, and cost recovery.

Speaker: Kerry Fitz-Gerald, Librarian, Seattle University School of Law

9:30 to 10:30
Session 2: Purchasing and Licensing: The Best Products for your Practice
Experts discuss their real world experience with getting the best products at the best prices with reasonable terms.

Panelists: Amy Eaton, Law Library Manager, Perkins Coie LLP and Catherine Horan, Library Electronic Services Manager, Perkins Coie LLP
Moderator: Barbara Swatt Engstrom, Associate Librarian, Seattle University School of Law

10:30 to 10:45
Break

10:45 to 11:15
Session 3: Comparing Apples and Oranges: How to Navigate the Universe of Legal Research Vendors.

Speaker: Kerry Fitz-Gerald, Librarian, Seattle University School of Law

11:15 to 12:15
Session 4: Ethics Issues in E-Resource Use and Billing: Avoiding Ethics Violations Caused by Limited Research or Inappropriate Billing.

Speakers: Kerry Fitz-Gerald, Librarian, Seattle University School of and Kelly Kunsch, Librarian, Seattle University School of Law

Presenters

Kerry Fitz-Gerald, Librarian, Seattle University School of Law

Prior to coming to Seattle University, Ms. Fitz-Gerald was a reference librarian at the King County Law Library. She co-teaches three advanced legal research courses, including the University's first exclusively online class. Ms. Fitz-Gerald is a regular presenter at CLEs, addressing diverse audiences including lawyers, paralegals and legislative staff. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, American Association of Law Libraries and Law Librarians of Puget Sound. She joined the faculty in 2002.

Kelly Kunsch, Librarian, Seattle University School of Law

Kelly Kunsch has performed and taught legal research for more than two decades. He teaches Legal Research Methods and lectures for a variety of other classes and programs. He edited the four volume treatise, Washington Practice: Methods of Practice (for which he wrote numerous chapters) and co-authored the first two editions of The Legal Writing Handbook. He is also the author of several law review articles which have been cited not only by Washington courts, but by federal courts and courts in other states as well. In college, he excelled in tennis; his unbeaten freshman season has never been duplicated at Gonzaga.

Barbara Swatt Engstrom, Associate Librarian, Seattle University School of Law

Before coming to Seattle University, Barbara Swatt Engstrom was a reference librarian and adjunct professor at the University of Utah College of Law. Ms. Swatt teaches Legal Research Methods and Advanced Electronic Legal Research. She co-developed and teaches the asynchronous legal research class, the first exclusively on-line class offered at Seattle University. Ms. Swatt presents at CLEs and conferences and coordinates the Bridge the Legal Research Gap program each year. She has held leadership positions in the Law Librarians of Puget Sound and the Western Pacific chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries. She is an active member of member of the American Association of Law Libraries and the Washington State Bar Association. Barbara joined the faculty in 2004.

Amy Eaton
Amy Eaton is the Manager of Perkins Coie's Seattle office library. She has worked at Perkins Coie for 8 years. Prior to that, she worked as a librarian for smaller firms, a large corporate legal department and the Public Law Library of King County. Ms. Eaton is currently on the Executive Board of the American Association of Law Libraries.

Catherine Horan
Catherine Horan is the Library Electronic Services Manager at Perkins Coie LLP. She was a reference librarian at Perkins for more than 20 years and is now in charge of managing the firm's large and varied collection of electronic resources.

Pricing

General Registration - $90.00

Seattle University School of Law Alumni - $75.00