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University of Cambridge Faculty of Law and Squire Law Library Freshfields Legal Research Skills Course Introduction and On- Line Resources 20 January 2003.

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1 University of Cambridge Faculty of Law and Squire Law Library Freshfields Legal Research Skills Course Introduction and On- Line Resources 20 January 2003

2 The Stereotypical Lawyers Response University of Cambridge Faculty of Law

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5 BOOKS V CDS V INTERNET University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Traditional Library: –Well established methods –Good historical records –Often obscure resources –Fixed content –Slow –Index-based –Space –Access –Cost

6 BOOKS V CDS V INTERNET University of Cambridge Faculty of Law CD ROMs: –Fast access –Easy searching –Easy application of material –Fixed content –Cost –Access –Product differences

7 BOOKS V CDS V INTERNET University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Internet: –Easy access –Easy searching –Easily/quickly updated –Easy application of material –[Cheap] –Reliability ? –Currency ? –Access speed variable

8 THE DIVISION OF IT Back Office Systems Front Office Systems Client Side Systems University of Cambridge Faculty of Law

9 BACK OFFICE SYSTEMS Accounts; Time management/recording; Holiday management; Document management; University of Cambridge Faculty of Law

10 FRONT OFFICE SYSTEMS Scheduling; Knowledge management; Billing information; Litigation support: –Lotus Notes; –Document Exchange; –Transcript Analyser/Live Note; ; Dictation; Templates; University of Cambridge Faculty of Law

11 CLIENT SIDE SYSTEMS Web pages: –Information; –Updates; –Advice; Access to internal; documents/information; ; Billing information; Deal rooms; Dispute databanks; University of Cambridge Faculty of Law

12 LAW FIRM FINANCES Average per-hour charge-out rate for newly qualified City solicitor: £200 (Excluding VAT) Weekly target hours: 40 (8 x 5) Total weekly income per solicitor: £8,000 (Plus VAT - £9,400) University of Cambridge Faculty of Law

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14 Gratuitous funny clip University of Cambridge Faculty of Law

15 Studying The Freshfields Course University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Printed Sources; Course File; Timetable; Sign Up; Attendance; Assessment;

16 University of Cambridge Faculty of Law and Squire Law Library Introduction and On-Line Resources 20 January 2003


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