Category Archives: Technology

Introducing Procertas: Learn Word, Excel & More

This year, the Law Library is pleased to offer a new tool, Procertas, to help you learn law office technologies such as Word, Excel, and PDF that are important tech skills to become an efficient lawyer.  Continue reading

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Redactions: Wins vs. Fails

Are you smarter than Paul Manafort’s lawyers?  You may remember earlier this year in the Manafort case attorneys put black boxes on sensitive information.  They thought they had added redactions. It turned out that anyone could copy and paste that information.   Take … Continue reading

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1Ls: Appellate Brief Help for Word’s Table of Authorities

This week and next, our two tech librarians Emily Barney and Debbie Ginsberg are visiting our legal writing classes to offer hands-on workshops to help 1Ls with formatting their appellate brief assignments. In this post I’ll share two tools and … Continue reading

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Creating Flashcards with Quizlet

Want to make sure you retain what you learn? One of the most effective strategies is to create your own study materials. This is true when studying for exams and as you go through your readings for class.  While outlines … Continue reading

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Take back your time with iOS settings

iPhone users: have you taken advantage of all the time-saving features built into your phone’s settings? If you’re a long-time user, you may have missed a few of these newer options that came with more recent updates. Do Not Disturb … Continue reading

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Visual Literacy and Fake News

We’ve all heard the saying “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Have you ever taken a moment to ask why? If pictures affect us differently than text, how can we use the power of pictures to enhance our communication? … Continue reading

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CALI Conference 2018 (Updated with Video!)

Chicago-Kent librarians will be traveling to speak at the 2018 annual CALI conference this week in Washington DC. Follow along online via twitter at the #CALIcon18 hashtag if you want to join the conversation remotely! Debbie and Emily will be co-presenting … Continue reading

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Student Organization Services

Did you know the library offers services for our student organizations that range from event photography to hosting the law review and other journals? With new leadership coming on board at the end of the semester, here are a few of the … Continue reading

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Help with Formatting Your Appellate Brief

Need some help formatting your appellate brief?  Debbie Ginsberg is around during the day all this week – stop by or make an appointment for any questions you have. Below, you’ll find information about your template, our online guide, and help with Tables … Continue reading

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Coming Up: ABA Techshow 2018 (Mar. 7-10)

Are you looking for a quick way to get up to speed on the latest legal technology?  ABA hosts an annual Techshow in Chicago that provides one of the best opportunities for students to engage with emerging legal technologies hands on.  The … Continue reading

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