Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Legal Profession Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

University of Georgia School of Law

Discipline
Keyword
Publication Year
Publication
Publication Type
File Type

Articles 1 - 30 of 42

Full-Text Articles in Legal Profession

Calicon Re-Cap, Jason Tubinis, Rachel S. Evans Sep 2019

Calicon Re-Cap, Jason Tubinis, Rachel S. Evans

Presentations

Rachel Evans and Jason Tubinis shared takeaways with other law librarians from the annual Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Conference held in Columbia, SC in the summer of 2019.


From Decoder Rings To Deep Fakes: Translating Complex Technologies For Legal Education, Jason Tubinis, Rachel S. Evans Jun 2019

From Decoder Rings To Deep Fakes: Translating Complex Technologies For Legal Education, Jason Tubinis, Rachel S. Evans

Presentations

Technological developments are disrupting the practice of law” is a common refrain, but the last few years has seen some particularly complex pieces of technology become the hot new thing in legal tech. This session will look at blockchain, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and ‘Deep Fakes’ as examples of how instructors can stay abreast of technological developments and inform themselves about their impacts in the legal profession. Then we will look at how to translate the complexities and jargon of these examples into lessons for for-credit courses, one-off informational sessions, or meetings with stakeholders.

Learning outcomes:

  • Participants will be able ...


Are You Experienced? - Simple Timesheets For Experiential Learning Courses, Eleanor C. Lanier, Leslie Grove Jun 2019

Are You Experienced? - Simple Timesheets For Experiential Learning Courses, Eleanor C. Lanier, Leslie Grove

Presentations

ABA Standards require students to complete six credit hours of experiential learning. Hours must be tracked, and field placements in particular require students to keep logs of their activities to document compliance. Various web-based solutions are used, including “high-end suites like CORE ELMS, the Symplicity experiential learning module, and the basic and free Dropbox and Google Suite” as well as Canvas, and a time-tracking program called Tick. Here at the University of Georgia School of Law, we decided to add simple timesheet functionality to our Drupal-based student portal, allowing students to securely log their hours and activities, and faculty to ...


Data Visualization: Tips & Tricks, Amy Taylor, Carol A. Watson Mar 2019

Data Visualization: Tips & Tricks, Amy Taylor, Carol A. Watson

Presentations

Data visualization has quickly become a fixture in daily life, from presentations of charts and graphs by media organizations to presentations of data analytics and case relationships by legal database providers. This program will walk participants through the four conceptualizations of data presentation, as well as an exploration on using data visualization to persuade your audience. We will present law library examples for each concept, using free and low cost data visualization tools.


Rule 1.1 Duty Of Competency And Internet Research, Sharon Bradley Feb 2019

Rule 1.1 Duty Of Competency And Internet Research, Sharon Bradley

Continuing Legal Education Presentations

Basically the world has changed and technology is the primary driver. The legal industry has changed and yet many lawyers still brag about their lack of technology skills. These skills are not advanced programming and software design. I am talking about the competent use of basic office applications. Service providers like RocketLawyer and LegalZoom prepare wills, contracts and articles of incorporation. It’s estimated that these providers are now at least an $8 billion industry. People that used to hire local attorneys are now using these services. Potential clients are also using online service to find and evaluate lawyers. The ...


Online Resources To Enhance Your Job Search, Sharon Bradley Feb 2019

Online Resources To Enhance Your Job Search, Sharon Bradley

Presentations

There are a host of online resources to help you find jobs and prepare for interviews. Law students were invited to learn more about them in Classroom C of Hirsch Hall at 12 noon. For additional information including resource links visit the related guide online at: http://libguides.law.uga.edu/career


Email In 2019, Sharon Bradley Feb 2019

Email In 2019, Sharon Bradley

Presentations

Email is a primary means of communication within the legal profession. Law students were invited to learn about the etiquette of email, and about how to handle their email accounts efficiently and effectively. Presented at 12 noon in Classroom C of Hirsch Hall. For additional information including resource links visit the related guide online at: http://libguides.law.uga.edu/career


Tidying-Up Your Digital Life: Knowledgement Management In Law School & Beyond, Amy Taylor Jan 2019

Tidying-Up Your Digital Life: Knowledgement Management In Law School & Beyond, Amy Taylor

Presentations

Taylor delivered a session full of tips and tricks for gathering information and keeping it all organized in the age of info-overload. Portions of the session focused on apps, cloud storage, label systems, customizing news alerts and developing your own trusted method for intake and synthesis. Specific applications that were discussed in greater detail included Evernote, Pocket, OneNote and AirTable. Attendee's walked away with ideas about how to best manage their own busy inboxes, news and articles by off-loading working memory anxiety's to a personal system that fits their professional life needs.


Battling Fake News And Developing Digital Literacy Skills In The Legal Profession, Carol A. Watson, Caroline Osborne, Kris Niedringhaus Jun 2018

Battling Fake News And Developing Digital Literacy Skills In The Legal Profession, Carol A. Watson, Caroline Osborne, Kris Niedringhaus

Presentations

Alternative facts? Truthiness? Post Truth? Hardly a day passes without someone making a reference to fake news. But why should lawyers care and what can information technology professionals and the legal academy do about it?
In order to fulfil a lawyer's duty of technology competency, digital information literacy is essential. Legal professionals must be able to locate, evaluate and use online information effectively. Evaluation of the reliability of digital information is a complex skill that must be mastered for the successful practice of law.
This program will discuss digital information literacy in the context of fake news. The session ...


Cook's Field Guide To Prosecution In Georgia, Alan A. Cook Jun 2018

Cook's Field Guide To Prosecution In Georgia, Alan A. Cook

Books

In this practical guidebook former district attorney and director of the University of Georgia's School of Law Prosecutorial Justice Program Alan Cook shares his personal wisdom and advice gathered from his decades of experience into a single volume. The handbook includes introductions to each chapter topic, plus both quick and detailed reference sections on all aspects of criminal law and procedure. It also includes useful appendices with step-by-step practice guides for how to perform specific prosecutorial tasks (such as how to take a guilty plea). Law student testimonies from now seasoned attorneys at the start of the book indicate ...


Building The Whole Lawyer: Preparing Students For Entry-Level Success, Courtney Brooks, Jeff White, Nicole Killoran, Beth Locker Mar 2018

Building The Whole Lawyer: Preparing Students For Entry-Level Success, Courtney Brooks, Jeff White, Nicole Killoran, Beth Locker

Externships (X) Conferences

What competencies best assure entry level success for new legal professionals? Survey feedback from more than 24,000 hiring professionals offers solid guidance. The survey was conducted by Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers, an initiative of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System and published in 2016 as Foundations for Practice: The Whole Lawyer and The Character Quotient (FFP). The authors found “characteristics (such as integrity and trustworthiness, conscientiousness, and common sense) as well as professional competencies (such as listening attentively, speaking and writing, and arriving on time), were far more important in brand new lawyers than legal ...


Athens Access To Justice Initiative: Judicial Leadership + Bar Support + Local Resources = Powerful Synergy, Eleanor Lanier Jan 2018

Athens Access To Justice Initiative: Judicial Leadership + Bar Support + Local Resources = Powerful Synergy, Eleanor Lanier

Scholarly Works

No abstract provided.


Decision Making Models In 2/2 Time: Two Speakers, Two Models (Maybe), Sharon Bradley, Tim Tarvin Jun 2017

Decision Making Models In 2/2 Time: Two Speakers, Two Models (Maybe), Sharon Bradley, Tim Tarvin

Presentations

Our students have to learn so many new skills to be successful in law school and law practice. Legal research, client interviewing, and case analysis just for starters. Our teaching methods have to engage our students while preparing them to “think like a lawyer.” We also have the responsibility to familiarize students in evaluating the “benefits and risks associated with relevant technology” and to develop efficient practices and processes. The speakers will look at decision making models that are practical and useable.

One speaker will discuss his experiences in a clinical setting using decision trees, teaching his students to visualize ...


European Communities – Legal Profession – Council Passes Directive Allowing Lawyers To Provide Services Across National Borders (Council Directive, March 22, 1977), David S. Gordon Nov 2016

European Communities – Legal Profession – Council Passes Directive Allowing Lawyers To Provide Services Across National Borders (Council Directive, March 22, 1977), David S. Gordon

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Jubilee Book 1923-1973. Edited By R.J. Dupuy. Leyde, Holland: A.W. Sijthoff, 1973. Pp. 277., Gabriel M. Wilner Jun 2016

Book Review: Jubilee Book 1923-1973. Edited By R.J. Dupuy. Leyde, Holland: A.W. Sijthoff, 1973. Pp. 277., Gabriel M. Wilner

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Teaching Of International Law, Myres S. Mcdougal Apr 2016

The Teaching Of International Law, Myres S. Mcdougal

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Teaching Of International Law, Ian Brownlie Apr 2016

The Teaching Of International Law, Ian Brownlie

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Teaching Of International Law, Kenneth R. Simmonds Apr 2016

The Teaching Of International Law, Kenneth R. Simmonds

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Foreign Policy And The Government Legal Adviser, Henry Darwin Apr 2016

Foreign Policy And The Government Legal Adviser, Henry Darwin

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Foreign Policy And The Government Legal Adviser, Stephen M. Schwebel Apr 2016

Foreign Policy And The Government Legal Adviser, Stephen M. Schwebel

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Foreign Policy And The Government Legal Adviser, Joyce Gutteridge Apr 2016

Foreign Policy And The Government Legal Adviser, Joyce Gutteridge

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Function Of The International Court Of Justice In The World Community, Ernest A. Gross Apr 2016

The Function Of The International Court Of Justice In The World Community, Ernest A. Gross

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Proper Reach Of Territorial Jurisdiction: A Case Study Of Divergent Attitudes, Robert Y. Jennings Apr 2016

The Proper Reach Of Territorial Jurisdiction: A Case Study Of Divergent Attitudes, Robert Y. Jennings

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Place Of Policy In International Law, Richard A. Falk Apr 2016

The Place Of Policy In International Law, Richard A. Falk

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Place Of Policy In International Law, D. H. N. Johnson Apr 2016

The Place Of Policy In International Law, D. H. N. Johnson

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Place Of Policy In International Law, Oscar Schachter Apr 2016

The Place Of Policy In International Law, Oscar Schachter

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


In Defense Of The Devil’S Advocate, Lonnie T. Brown Jan 2016

In Defense Of The Devil’S Advocate, Lonnie T. Brown

Scholarly Works

mong the many controversial positions for which Monroe Freedman advocated during his illustrious career, the one that I find most surprising and uncharacteristic is his contention that lawyers who undertake morally questionable representations have a duty to explain or justify their choice of client. Specifically, in 1993 Professor Freedman penned a well-known column in the Legal Times — titled “Must You Be the Devil’s Advocate?” — in which he took Professor Michael Tigar to task for his representation of reputed Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk. Professor Freedman tacitly criticized Professor Tigar for his client choice and expressly called upon him to ...


Solicitors' Right To Advertise: A Historical And Comparative Analysis, M. Catherine Harris Feb 2015

Solicitors' Right To Advertise: A Historical And Comparative Analysis, M. Catherine Harris

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Dunning-Kruger And You: Evaluating Your Technological Competence With The Legal Tech Audit, Jason Tubinis Jan 2015

Dunning-Kruger And You: Evaluating Your Technological Competence With The Legal Tech Audit, Jason Tubinis

Continuing Legal Education Presentations

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 ...


Introduction To The Legal Tech Audit, Rachel S. Evans, Jason Tubinis Nov 2014

Introduction To The Legal Tech Audit, Rachel S. Evans, Jason Tubinis

Presentations

A brief introduction and discussion of the legal tech audit, why it matters and three mini tech lessons for Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat Pro.