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The Business of Lawyering: Engaging and Disengaging with Clients:

A series of online CLEs focus on practice management tips for new lawyers. Tips include the ethical use of social media, beginning and ending client relationships, and how to manage support staff.

Engaging and Disengaging with Clients

How to Ethically use Social Media to Advertise

Managing Yourself and Your Support Staff

Each session offers one hour of dual credit.

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Finding Cases with a Chisel (Not a Chainsaw): Do you search Westlaw the same way you search Google? Even with all the smart technology that comes with today's sophisticated online research platforms, lawyers can still improve their search precision by using the specialized tools that commercial databases provide. Learn a few of the most efficient and productive (but grossly underutilized) tricks of the legal research trade in this interactive series of research demonstrations.

Topics covered include:

  • Boolean terms and connectors
  • Moving from statutes to relevant cases
  • Cross-referencing with headnotes
  • Using the West Key Number system
  • Effective use of foreign case law
  • Finding perfectly quotable zingers

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Faculty Spotlight: Amber Buker

Amber Burker graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in psychology from Northeastern State University in 2011 and graduated with honors and a Certificate in Intellectual Property from Lewis and Clark Law School in May, 2015. Before graduation from law school, she moved to Tennessee to serve as the legal Associate for the Volunteer Lawyers and Professionals for the Arts program of the Arts and Business Council while completing her last semester of school. Amber transitioned into the role of Program Director in August of 2015 and was admitted to the Tennessee bar in November. Before moving to Tennessee, Amber helped to create a legal clinic for artists in Portland in conjunction with several colleagues and a group of professional attorneys. Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (OVLA) now serves creative clients and organizations at monthly legal clinics. Amber also served as the Volunteer Coordinator at Post5 Theatre, where she developed and launched the company's first formal volunteer program, and as an intern for the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art in 2013.