Drinking from a Fire Hydrant: Basic Legal Research in the Age of Technology
Duration: 64 minutes
Mitch Kapor, founder of the Lotus Development Corporation and designer of Lotus 1-2-3, once wrote that “Getting information off the internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.” Technological advancements in the 21st century have enabled us to retain and process seemingly endless amounts of information. And this is certainly true in the American legal system. Making sense of the massive amounts of information – in Mitch Kapor’s analogy, the water – pouring out of the internet and other electronic sources – the fire hydrant – is the focus of this course. From this course, you will learn the fundamentals of basic legal research in the age of electronic resources. And understanding and taking full advantage of the technology that puts endless amounts of legal research at your fingertips is essential for an attorney to satisfy the competency requirements mandated by the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct.
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