With the tools available to attorneys today, you don't have to spend a lot of money to perform thorough legal research. This course focuses on the proper methodology for approaching legal research using advanced Google searches, Google Scholar, Fastcase and more. Our distinguished faculty will also share their top recommendations for low-cost research solutions and apps in today's burgeoning legal technology market. Register today!
Learn how to get the most out of advanced Google searches and Google Scholar.
Discover search techniques for finding what you need on Fastcase.
Explore tips for case analysis, government record searches and the non-legal side of case investigations.
Get candid advice on which new tech solutions are worth your time.
Performing Advanced Google Searches
How and Why to Use Google Scholar for Legal Research
LISA SMITH-BUTLER is an associate professor of law at the Charleston School of Law. Ms. Smith-Butler teaches classes on torts, children and the law, workplace privacy, and advanced legal tesearch. She served as the assistant dean and director of the law library and technology center at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. At Nova Southwestern, Ms. Smith-Butler served as an associate professor of law, teaching advanced legal research and juvenile law in the law program and workplace privacy and technology in the master's degree employment law program. She also has served as the public services librarian at Georgia State University and as a librarian at a major Atlanta law firm. Ms. Smith-Butler has been in private law practice, and is licensed in Nebraska and Georgia. She is the coauthor and editor of Law Librarianship in the 21st Century. Ms. Smith-Butler is active in several local, regional and national law library associations. Ms. Smith-Butler earned her B.A. degree from Hasting College, her M.L.S. degree from Clark Atlanta University, and her J.D. degree from Creighton University School of Law.
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