First Class Assignments for Spring 2018 Semester
Thomas Keefe and Joe Mitzenmacher
First Assignment for Law 297/ Legal Technology
Corboy Law Center Room: 1304
Wednesday, 4:00-5:50 pm
January 17th- February 28th
Suite 320, Corboy Law Center
Reference and Electronic Services Librarian
Suite 322, Corboy Law Center
Welcome! This one-credit course is intended to introduce students to the wide variety of office technologies that are available for use by lawyers and law firms. Guest speakers will include attorneys, technology trainers, and legal software vendors. This class will include a special focus on preparing students to take Casey Flaherty’s Legal Tech Assessment (http://www.techassessment.legal/) with an eye toward having students add that certification to their resumes. Students will be required to complete a final project for the class. One option is to attend the 2018 ABA Tech show held in Chicago over Spring Break and write up the student’s findings. Other options will be discussed during class.
Due to time and credit constraints, we do not plan to cover the following topics: marketing and social media, e-discovery, trial and courtroom technology, specific practice areas e.g. divorce/bankruptcy/litigation/estate planning (students may explore specific topics in connection with final projects).
- Required Reading for First Class
- Exploring the Ethical Duty of Tech Competence (A Three-Part Blog Series by Ivy Grey) (10 pp.)
- Developing Technological Competence as a Lawyer (Clio White Paper by Casey Flaherty)(10 pp.)
- Recommended Reading