Save Paper! Print Just the Pages You Need From that PDF

There has been some concern raised about not being able to print certain pages of a PDF with the library’s new wireless print service. We have a fairly easy workaround that will resolve this problem.

How to Print Selected Pages of a PDF:

  1. Open the PDF in Chrome (right-click on the PDF in File Explorer and select Open With… Google Chrome). [Note: You need Google Chrome installed for this to work]
  2. Click the printer icon on the toolbar below (see fig. 1).

    fig. 1
  3. On the print dialog that comes up, change the destination to “Save as PDF”.
  4. Change the pages radio button from all to the button next to the text field (see fig. 2). Proceed to enter into the text box the pages that you wish to assemble into a new document. You can do so by entering single pages(1,2,5,6), ranges(1-5), or a combination thereof.

    fig. 2
  5. Click Save and choose a location and filename for the new document.
  6. Insert and print this newly-saved PDF into the print server as usual.

Technology and Law School: A Timely Marriage

By Brian Huffman, Electronic Services Librarian

Law Firms and Courts have recognized the need and value of tech-savvy lawyers for many years. To date, 27 states have adopted an ethical duty of technology competence[i]. It’s time law schools recognize the need and benefits law students receive learning to use technology to help increase their efficiency.

Renowned law librarian Sarah Glassmeyer said it best when asked “What are the top three things future lawyers really need to grasp right now?”:

“InfoSec, which is a cool kid way of saying “Information Security.” Know where your data is and how it’s being protected. 2. The world is the Web and the Web is Social. There is no delineation between your online life and the “real world.” Act accordingly. 3. If tech can replace a “lawyerly task,” then it’s not a task that lawyers should be wasting their time on and billing clients for. Don’t go into the world with an “us vs. them” attitude towards legal tech vendors. Use them to make yourself more productive.”[ii]

Starting Fall 2017 the Law School will offer a course called Technology for Lawyering Competencies (TLC). The course will prepare law students to be proficient with technology in a manner that will focus on skills necessary for law school and as they enter the profession.

All law students are encouraged to attend.  The skills we cover will especially benefit 1Ls experiencing Lawyering Fundamentals for the first time.

Weekly topics and skills include:

  • Legal Databases: Basics of Westlaw & LexisNexis
  • Word Skills for Lawyers: Styles, Table of Authorities, and Document Templates
  • Additional Word Skills for Lawyers: Getting the Most Out of Word
  • The Cloud: Document sharing, versioning, metadata, and cybersecurity
  • Cite Like a Legal Researcher: Bibliography/Citation tools (focusing on Zotero)
  • Browser troubleshooting, security issues, and password encryption
  • Searching Skills: Artificial intelligence and algorithms

To properly prepare lawyers for what is around the corner we will touch upon emerging technologies. Some of the bleeding-edge technology that will be addressed include AI, blockchain, Big Data, and more.

Welcome to the Brave New World of Technology and Lawyering. The profession and our clients will benefit greatly from these advances. WSRSL students are positioned to be on top of their game by utilizing technology to increase efficiency at legal education and in the practice of law.


[i] Robert Ambrogi, 27 States Have Adopted Ethical Duty of Technology Competence Robert Ambrogi’s LawSites (2015), https://www.lawsitesblog.com/2015/03/11-states-have-adopted-ethical-duty-of-technology-competence.html (last visited Jun 16, 2017).

[ii] Ava Chisling, #LegalTechLives with Sarah Glassmeyer, lawyer, librarian and technologist at the ABA Center for… ROSS’ #LegalTech Corner (2017), https://blog.rossintelligence.com/legaltechlives-with-sarah-glassmeyer-lawyer-librarian-and-technologist-at-the-aba-center-for-39c690ad81bd (last visited Jun 24, 2017).

 

“Lexis Mania” Week (April 3-6)

Our new Lexis representative (welcome, Camden DeLong) will be visiting the law school April 3-6. While here, he will be conducting very useful and informative trainings. Students are encouraged to attend these programs as we rarely have visits from our Lexis rep. Please note the session on Apr 5 at 5:15 PM about Practice Pages: this session is perfect for SYS or Moot Court students.

Lexis points and food will be available at these sessions. Please RSVP at www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool.

Schedule:

Mon Apr 3  5:15-6:25: Lexis Refresher/Terms & Connectors Training & How to Shepardize + Advanced Shepardizing (Library 118)
Tues Apr 4 11:30-12:30: Lexis Refresher/Terms & Connectors Training (CR3)
5:15-6:25: How to use Lexis for interview purposes (CR3)
Wed Apr 5 11:30-12:30: Professional Research Certification (Library 120)
5:15-6:25: Practice Pages (very helpful for 2L/3L, especially for SYS or moot court) (Library 118)
Th Apr 6 11:30-12:30: How to Shepardize + Advanced Shepardizing (Library 118)

Thanks for your time and participation. It is very important for law students to be well-versed in all of the research opportunities and tools.