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Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries

Alyne Queener Massey Law Library

Prepare to Practice 2021

Prepare to Practice, an annual lecture and workshop series sponsored by the Alyne Queener Massey Law Library at Vanderbilt Law School, prepares students for the professional challenges of legal practice by highlighting and discussing the latest trends and hot topics in legal practice. 


Practice Resources

 Thursday, April 8: Making the Most of Practice Resources. 12-1PM.

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 Summer interns and new attorneys are often confronted with research and writing tasks with which they are not familiar. Many times these assignments can be greatly aided by the use of a practice resource. In this one-hour session, we will review the many different types of practice resources available to you and how to use them efficiently. Presented by Mariah Ford.  


E-Discovery Wednesday, April 14: E-Discovery 101. 12-1PM.

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 As a practicing attorney you will, almost inevitably, at some point assist your clients in either producing or requesting electronically stored information (ESI). Though e-discovery is part of the litigator's daily work, attorneys in all practice areas increasingly find themselves managing ESI. In this one-hour session, get introduced to the e-discovery process and terminology. Presented by Meredith Capps. 


Business Info Monday, May 3: Business Information Research Basics. 12-1PM.

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 Legal employers and clients increasingly demand new lawyers be literate in the basics of business information research. This session will break down the basics of what kinds of information companies produce, where to find it, and discuss the legal context for why these skills are important. Presented by Mark Williams.