July 10, 2012

Law Student Technology Resources

Technology has become a cornerstone of modern law practices. Technology powers research, communication, office management, and more. Learning about technology and understanding how it can make you a better lawyer can give you an important advantage in an increasingly competitive job market.

The ABA's Legal Technology Resource Center has been helping lawyers and law students with practical technology issues for more than a decade. Below you'll find a selection of resources and benefits available to you as an ABA member. (Not an ABA Law Student member yet? Join here!).

Technology Hotline

Have a question about legal technology? Our expert staff, which includes lawyers and law librarians, is available to help you find the answers you need on a wide variety of technology issues. You can contact the LTRC hotline three different ways:

Contact the LTRC Hotline.

Legal Technology Survey

We've surveyed practicing attorneys about their technology choices for more than a decade. Our annual Legal Technology Survey Report can help you understand how attorneys are using technology today and what you can expect when you enter practice. The survey is available in law libraries at law schools around the country -- just ask your law librarian!

Learn more about the ABA Legal Technology Survey Report.

Technology Discounts

Every dollar counts when you're in law school. We've worked with a wide variety of technology vendors to deliver serious discounts on software, hardware, and services. Here are just a couple examples:

  • Dell: Enjoy special savings on desktops, notebooks, storage solutions, and a complete range of reliable and affordable software and peripherals like printers, cameras, projectors and TVs. Visit the Dell ABA website at www.dell.com/ABA or call the dedicated sales team at 1.800.308.3355.

  • Sprint: ABA Members enjoy savings of up to 15% off regularly priced service plans fron Spring. Learn more on Sprint's website for ABA members.
Learn more about technology discounts for ABA Law Student Members.

TechEZ Training Tuesdays

Give yourself an advantage in class and in your job hunt by polishing your technology skills. Every Tuesday at 2:00pm CT we offer free fifteen-minutes-or-less training on basic technology topics. The web-based training is recorded and available for free to ABA Law Student members in the TechEZ training library at any time. Here are a few examples:

View upcoming training opportunities or visit our training library .

Articles About Technology

We're continually publishing new articles on the latest legal technology issues and trends. Here are a few recent examples:

View more articles from the LTRC.

Technology How-To Guides

We've put together a selection of brief how-to/overview guides on popular legal technology topics. Here are a few you might find useful:

View more how-to guides and technology overviews from the LTRC.

Legal Research Tools

Research is one area where technology has truly revolutionized the practice of law. Whether you need a case, statute, or the latest journal article, chances are you'll rely on technology to help you find it. Here are two legal research tools we've put together:

ABA Site-tation Legal Technology Blog

We maintain a legal technology blog called ABA Site-tation. In addition to original content on important technology topics and news, we also use ABA Site-tation as a way to aggregate some of the best legal technology writing from around the web.

Visit ABA Site-tation.

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