Friday, July 19, 2013

The Advocacy Club

Last week, when I was ordering a book for the Law Library, called "The Art of the Interview: How Lawyers Talk with Clients" by John Hollander, I visited the authors' website, and found this: The Advocacy Club. 
It turns out the author keeps a very thorough blog to help law students improve their skills in writing, interviewing, cross-examining, mediating, and much much more. 
John has been practicing since the mid 1970s, and founded the Advocacy Club in 2009. 

If you ever find yourself in Ottawa, you might want to take a look at the courses he runs too.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

A conversation with Mark Henaghan

Presenting Professor Mark Henaghan, Dean of the Faculty of Law at Otago, in conversation with Professor Nicola Peart. Mark speaks about his journey from University of Otago student to academic to the Faculty of Law’s longest serving Dean. He discusses family law, judicial appointments, leadership and ‘The Human Genome Project’.

I listened to this yesterday, and it was charming and insightful. I think you will enjoy it too.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Changes to Printing

"There is nothing permanent except change" Heraclitus 540-480BCE.
Uniprint have completely changed their printing system. You'll notice some things are the same but different.
The main impact of the change is the way you add funds to your ID card.

"It can't happen here" Frank Zappa 1966.
The only way to add funds to your card is to go to the UniPrintShop in the Central Library. Soon, you'll also be able to use the autoloaders (no, there are none in the Richardson Building), and we have heard rumours of another method.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

LexisNexisNZ Knowledge Network launched

The Lexis Nexis NZ Knowledge Network is the go-to place for all their training and support. Look under the "legal tab".
You can sign up for webinars, read their handouts, or watch videos.
There's a LOT of stuff here.... .
If you need a refresher lesson on specific processes, eg, how to find a statute, you may find the suite of little short videos very useful indeed.
Still stuck? JUST ASK!!!