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Archive for May 2nd, 2012

Summer/Graduate Access to LexisNexis/Westlaw

image of the sunC|M|Law students can register for “summer access” (ie, 1 June 2012 – 1 August 2012) to LexisNexis and Westlaw if they are researching for any one of the following reasons:

  • registered for a C|M|Law class
  • registered for an unpaid internship/externship
  • working on moot court or a law review/journal article
  • working for a C|M|Law professor
  • graduating students who are studying for the Bar Exam*

LexisNexis also allows summer access for:

  • students doing research associated with a C|M|Law grant/scholarship
  • students working on their research skills (ie, for educational, not commercial, purposes)

*Westlaw only allows graduating students to register for a limited summer access program – you get five hours in June, five hours in July, and five hours in August.

Registering for summer or graduating access is easy:

  • After signing on LexisNexis, click on Summer Access within the top changing announcements box.  At the next page, there are two options:  (A) If you’re not registered for Lexis Advance, and want to use it, click as noted and follow the directions.  [If you’re already registered for Lexis Advance, you do not need to do anything to get summer access.]  (B) To have access to, you will need to complete the registration form — click as noted and follow the directions.  Note:  You can have access to and Lexis Advance.
  • After signing on Westlaw, click on Need Your Westlaw Password This Summer? at the lower right.  At the next page, click as noted for “Current Student” or “Graduating,” then follow the prompts and directions.

LexisNexis also offers its ASPIRE program to Law School students and recent graduates (including December 2011 graduates).  This program provides free access to many resources until 1 September 2012.  You must be directly working for a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and engaged in verifiable public interest work.   For details, and to register for the program, sign on to LexisNexis, then click on the ASPIRE program within the top changing announcements box.

This Just In: iPad Apps, LinkedIn & Microsoft OneNote in One Hour for Lawyers

There’s always time to learn new technology. The ABA Law Practice Management Section has published a series of handy books to help busy lawyers quickly master three useful tools:

  • iPad Apps in One Hour for Lawyers [Find it]
  • LinkedIn in Ohio Hour for Lawyers [Find it]; and
  • Microsoft OneNote  in One Hour for Lawyers [Find it]

Each illustrated guide walks you through how to use the site/application and highlights the application to law practice.