Daily Briefs

 New book recommends the best legal tech to fit a law firm’s budget

“The 2014 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide,” now available from the American Bar Association, is the only book of its kind written to help lawyers find the best technology for their budget. Readers will find the most current information and recommendations on computers, servers, networking equipment, legal software, printers, security products, smartphones, the iPad and anything else a law office might need. The book is written in plain language to make implementation easy for lawyers, or it can be used in conjunction with an IT consultant.

“The 2014 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide” is written by Sharon D. Nelson, John W. Simek and Michael C. Maschke of Sensei Enterprises, a computer forensics and legal technology firm in Fairfax, Va.

Law library to host WestlawNext training

The Adams-Pratt Oakland County Law Library will host five WestlawNext training classes for attorneys in 2014. The first class will be held on Wednesday, June 4 from 1-2 p.m. and will focus on Criminal Research.
Attorneys who wish to know about the premier research materials available to them in their given practice areas or those who wish to learn how to conduct their WestlawNext research more efficiently are encouraged to attend the sessions.
Taught by an instructor from Thomson Reuters West, the curriculum of each session will focus upon the research materials in a specific legal practice area and will also offer attorneys strategies to maximize relevant search results in the database.
All classes are free and are open to any attorney. Attendees can register in advance by telephoning the Library at (248) 858-0012.
The Adams-Pratt Oakland County Library is located at 1200 North Telegraph Road in Building 14 East which is the five-story glass building attached to the main courthouse building. The Law Library is on the second floor.
For further information, please contact Laura Mancini, Director of Library Services at (248) 858-0012 or visit the Law Library’s website at www.oakgov.com/libraries.
Upcoming WestlawNext training sessions and topics offered by the Adams-Pratt Oakland County Law Library are:
• Sept. 3- Estate Planning/Probate Research
• Oct. 8- Advanced WestlawNext™ Searching
• Nov. 5- Statutory Research
• Dec. 5- Business Law Research
All training sessions are scheduled on a Wednesday from 1-2 p.m.

FBA Health Care Reform: Preparing for 2014 and Beyond

The Federal Bar Association Eastern District of Michigan Health Care committee will present “Health Care Reform: Preparing for 2014 and Beyond” on Monday, June 16, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 115 of the Levin Courthouse, 231 W. Lafayette, in Detroit. 
Cost is $15 for FBA members and $25 for non-members. Register online or call Brian Figot at (248) 594-5950.