Category Archives: Technology

ABA TECHSHOW 2020 – February 26-29

How many events can claim to take place on Feb. 29?  Techshow 2020 can! Are you looking for a quick way to get up to speed on the latest legal technology?  ABA hosts an annual Techshow in Chicago.  This conference provides one … Continue reading

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A Library Raffle for CK Students Using Procertas – Win SB Gift Cards!

What is Procertas? In practice, lawyers need to use Word skills to create professional briefs. We teach these skills in class, but by using the Procertas Word Brief Module, you can practice and learn additional skills at your own pace.   … Continue reading

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Students Ask and Staff Respond: Chicago-Kent 2019 Staff Team Excellence Award Winners

Congratulations to the Chicago-Kent Technology Instruction Team on winning the 2019 IIT Staff Team Excellence Award for “Innovative Contribution to Support Excellence in Teaching and Research”! Debbie Ginsberg, Educational Technology Librarian Emily Barney, Technology Training & Marketing Librarian Dawn Young, Director … Continue reading

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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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