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RESEARCH TOOLS YOU
MAY NOT HAVE HEARD
ABOUT IN RWA
by Assoc. Dean Bobbie Studwell
June 29, 2013
A Few Print Tools You May Not
Know About
Practice Manuals for the Newer Attorney
 The Florida paralegal : essential rules...
More Print Tool Finders
 AMSL
 AMSL Library
http://www.avemarialaw.edu/
 A to Z List
http://www.avemarialaw.edu/Library...
Career Tools Available in the
Library
 Almanac of the Federal Judiciary (Reference)
 Lawyer’s Almanac (Reference)
 Dire...
What Legal Research Tools Work
Well for You?
 Q&A time
Bloomberg/BNA
 http://guides.law.csuohio.edu/wexis_pricing
 An alternative to Lexis and Westlaw that
externs are encoura...
Would You/Have You Used
Bloomberg/BNA?
 Q & A Time
Low Cost Alternatives to
Bloomberg, Lexis, & Westlaw
 FastCase – very low cost tool for Bar members
and students – in FL ...
Were you aware of FastCase?
 Q & A Time
Free Alternatives
 Florida specific tools:
 Florida Law Online www.floridalawonline.net
 Florida Statutes www.leg.state...
County Codes & City Ordinances
 www.municode.com/library
 www.Amlegal.com/library
 www.Generalcode.com/codification/eco...
How many of you have relied on a free
Florida resource or a Municipal Code?
 Q & A time
Other Free General Alternatives for
Starting Legal Research
 Zimmerman’s Research Guide
http://law.lexisnexis.com/infopro...
Other Free Specific Sources for
Specialty Topics
 Business Resources
 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission –
EDGAR
ht...
QUESTIONS?
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  1. 1. RESEARCH TOOLS YOU MAY NOT HAVE HEARD ABOUT IN RWA by Assoc. Dean Bobbie Studwell June 29, 2013
  2. 2. A Few Print Tools You May Not Know About Practice Manuals for the Newer Attorney  The Florida paralegal : essential rules, documents, and resources / William P. Statsky, et. al.  Trawick's Florida practice and procedure. Forms / by Henry P. Trawick, Jr.  Florida Pre-trial Practice  Florida Causes of Action
  3. 3. More Print Tool Finders  AMSL  AMSL Library http://www.avemarialaw.edu/  A to Z List http://www.avemarialaw.edu/Library/Databases  Aquinas Catalog http://aquinas.avemarialaw.edu/  Research Guides (LibGuide series) http://avemarialaw.libguides.com/
  4. 4. Career Tools Available in the Library  Almanac of the Federal Judiciary (Reference)  Lawyer’s Almanac (Reference)  Directory of State Court Clerks and County Courthouses (Reference)  Leadership Directories series http://0- lo.bvdep.com.aquinas.avemarialaw.edu/defaul t.asp?curp=1
  5. 5. What Legal Research Tools Work Well for You?  Q&A time
  6. 6. Bloomberg/BNA  http://guides.law.csuohio.edu/wexis_pricing  An alternative to Lexis and Westlaw that externs are encouraged to use during their externship experience.  www.about.bloomberglaw.com
  7. 7. Would You/Have You Used Bloomberg/BNA?  Q & A Time
  8. 8. Low Cost Alternatives to Bloomberg, Lexis, & Westlaw  FastCase – very low cost tool for Bar members and students – in FL www.fastcase.com  Other states may make one of these available to you at a low cost:  Loislaw www.loislaw.com  Casemaker www.casemaker.com  VersusLaw www.versuslaw.com
  9. 9. Were you aware of FastCase?  Q & A Time
  10. 10. Free Alternatives  Florida specific tools:  Florida Law Online www.floridalawonline.net  Florida Statutes www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes  Florida Appellate/Supreme Court www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/opinions.s html  Ethics www.floridabar.org/tfb/TFBETOpin.nsf/Ethicsindex ?OpenForm  Administrative Law www.flrules.org
  11. 11. County Codes & City Ordinances  www.municode.com/library  www.Amlegal.com/library  www.Generalcode.com/codification/ecode/libra ry
  12. 12. How many of you have relied on a free Florida resource or a Municipal Code?  Q & A time
  13. 13. Other Free General Alternatives for Starting Legal Research  Zimmerman’s Research Guide http://law.lexisnexis.com/infopro/zimmermans/  Cornell Legal Information Institute www.law.cornell.edu  FindLaw www.findlaw.com/casecode  Justia www.justia.com  LexisNexis Communities http://www.lexisnexis.com/community/portal/
  14. 14. Other Free Specific Sources for Specialty Topics  Business Resources  U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission – EDGAR http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml  Findlaw for Corporate Counsel http://contracts.corporate.findlaw.com  Intellectual Property  United States Copyright Office http://www.copyright.gov U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  15. 15. QUESTIONS?

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