ACLL News & Events - September 22, 2021

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ACLL News & Events

September 22, 2021


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NAVIGATING THE NEW TOWN SQUARE: Cultivating Competency in Basic Online Legal Research

Presented by LexisNexis                                    

Virtual MCLE Event

Wednesday October 13th, 12 - 1 PST

One hour participatory CA MCLE credit

     The goal of this course is to assist attorneys in navigating online legal research so they feel more confident and competent when researching subjects important to their work.

     After completing the course you will be able to --

• Find out methods for conducting research with different full citations and names of statutes.
• Gain an understanding of how online platforms have been enhanced to predict what you’re looking for.
• Ascertain the multiple ways to filter your searches before and after searching for specific terms.
• Discover different search term approaches: natural language as well as terms and connectors.
• Realize the many different ways you can analyze your search results list.
• Understand citator services in which cases and statutes can be validated.
• Organize and save items found conducting online legal research

Link to the flyer HERE

Advance registration required: email your name and CA Bar # to by noon the day before the program to receive a link.



Alameda County Superior Court Civil E-Filing - October 12, 2021

Starting in October, the Superior Court of Alameda County will be introducing a new civil case management system, eCourt, including e-filing and an on-line case reservation system.

Eventually, use of e-filing will become mandatory for practicing attorneys while remaining discretionary for self-represented litigants. 

The court has begun to release information pages on the new system. (Not all the pages listed below are active just yet.)

Here are some information links:

Civil E-Filing as of October 12, 2021

Alameda County Superior Court Technical E-Filing Requirements

Civil E-Filing Document Finder

What to Expect with the New Civil System

Announcements with news from the Alameda County Superior Court can be found on the court's Twitter feed. @AlamedaSuperior



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