Preparing for Practice
Friday, April 5, 2013
The "Preparing for Practice" event features two programs aimed at providing students with information about research and litigation tools and tips, as well as providing students with an opportunity to get practical survival tips from judges, court clerks and lawyers.
Program 1: Research Tips and Tools to Help You Succeed.
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Need to find a case in hurry? Want to track your billable hours on your iPhone? Need a jury selection tool? There's an app for that!
Program 1 introduces students to apps and web tools which can help them succeed as associates and clerks. It also offers practical research tips to help students prepare to perform successful research in a professional environment.
Presented by Ross E. McPhail, Assistant Librarian and Adjunct Professor of Law, and Joanne Vandestreek, Reference Librarian, Utah State Law Library.
Intermission: 10 minutes.
Program 2: What They Didn't Teach Me in Law School.
12:10 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
A panel of attorneys and judges will offer law students basic tips on surviving and succeeding as clerks and associates. Discussion topics will include: mistakes you don't want to make, how to make yourself invaluable, and helping yourself by helping others.
Panelists include Elizabeth Wright, director of the New Lawyer Training Program for the Utah State Bar, Louise York, deputy clerk for the United States District Court in Utah, Heidi Leithead, Shareholder, Parr Brown Gee & Loveless, and the Honorable Leon Anthony Dever of the Third District Court.
Tour of the Third District Court, Salt Lake City.
We will offer a tour of the Third Judicial District Court here in Salt Lake City. The participants will have a chance to visit with a judge, sit through a motion calendar, and will receive a tour of the various offices and facilities at the courthouse.
Please RSVP Ross McPhail if interested.
Ross McPhail, Assistant Librarian and Adjunct Professor of Law, S.J. Quinney Law Library
Joanne Vandestreek, Reference Librarian, Utah State Law Library