Looking for a legal job? The Florida Bar Career Center can help!
The Florida Bar Career Center can help you search for jobs, set up a profile, even have job announcements delivered to you. http://l.fl.bar.associationcareernetwork.com You can post a resume anonymously, create a profile, browse job openings, and request an email be sent to you when legal jobs that match criteria that you have selected are advertised. You can also search for jobs by location, job category, or keywords.
Google is great, and we’ll have lots of Google search tips, but here’s something new to try. http://www.twingine.com Type in your favorite search and see what happens. Do you have some search engine tips or suggestions? Let us know.
Are you looking for information on a web page that is no longer there? Do you want to view an old version of a website because you think it might have information you need? Try Internet Archive's Wayback Machine. Just enter the URL in the search box for the site you want to see and click "take me back." The Wayback Machine provides a list of dates available for the URL you entered. Just click on the link for the particular date to view the archived page. The Wayback Machine has over 150 billion archived web pages and dates back to 1996. The Wayback Machine is a great tool, try it out!
E-readers are terrific devices, whether Kindles, Nooks, iPads, Sonys… or one of the many others. But you’ll still need to get the books to put on them! Here are some places you might want to explore:
--Teleread (www.teleread.com) is a terrific blog with several new items each day about e-readers and books; it maintains a detailed and thorough list of places to find free books online. And there are a LOT! Go to http://www.teleread.com/free-ebooks/ for the list.
--dailycheapreads.com is updated several times each day with information about books available online for $5 or less. A great site to keep checking, since often publishers will have special prices for only a short time.
--www.inkmesh.com is a search engine showing where to find e-books for the lowest prices. Put in the name of a specific book and find who is selling it, in what format, and for what price.
Zimmerman's Research Guide is an online legal research encyclopedia providing useful information and/or links for legal research resources. The site is very easy to use, allowing researchers to search or browse for jurisdictions or topics.Zimmerman's Research Guide can be a good starting point if you are unsure how to begin researching an area of law.
For those who like to do legal research on the go HeinOnline has released a new app for iPhones and iPads that gives access to all HeinOnline resources in a mobile-friendly format. Using this app, you can search by citation or through any of Hein’s advanced search options. You can browse the table of contents, and PDFs of the documents are provided.
This new app is in the iTunes store under HeinOnline 2011. Once downloaded, you will need to access it for the first time on campus to IP authenticate via Stetson’s subscription. Successful IP authentication will give you access for 30 days. For now, you will need to re-authenticate every 30 days.
At some point, most lawyers must obtain copies of documents from the Clerk of Court. The trouble is, the Clerk of Court's copying fees can often exceed $1.00 per page. If your Clerk allows you to handle the files, you can save yourself some money by using your iPhone as a document scanner. DocScanner is an app that allows you to take photos of documents with your iPhone and save them as PDFs. It is currently on sale for $.99.