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National Library Week 2011 (April 10-16)

The Law Library's theme for Library Week this year is: Get Connected @ Your Library. Throughout the week there will be displays in the library display case (across from the circulation desk) featuring different ways you can get connected to your fellow law students or to the larger legal community. The information presented in the display case is also available here for your convenience. Be sure to get your name entered in a drawing for a beautiful, professional portfolio (on display inside the library, near the Wyoming statutes) by becoming our follower on Twitter or liking us on Facebook (see Twitter and Facebook details below).

A special Library Week edition of our newsletter, Hopper Headlines, has been posted.

Twitter

The library has a Twitter account where we post news and announcements. Our name is @HopperLaw and there is a link to it from the library's home page.

Adrian Lurssen has compiled a list of the Top Legal Professionals to Follow on Twitter. The list is quite comprehensive and includes attorneys, law professors, law librarians and other legal professionals who Tweet on a variety of topics.

Facebook

The library has a new Facebook page (George W. Hopper Law Library). We will post news and announcements here and there is a link to it from the library's home page.

Blawgs

The ABA publishes a list of the top 100 blawgs, as voted on by readers. The top blawgs in several different categories are also listed.

Legal Apps for Mobile Devices

We have compiled a list of apps that could be useful to law students and legal professionals. The following sources were used: 

Android Apps

Droid Law: Legal reference materials, including Federal Rules. Free

Twidroid: One of the leading Twitter clients for Android. Free/$

Opera Mini: Browse the Web on your phone with this app that compresses pages up to 90%, making browsing faster and less expensive. Free

To Do Task Manager: This app allows you to quickly and easily track and organize all of your to-do tasks. Free/$

TimeClock Time Tracker: TimeClock makes it easy to track your billable hours as you are working and then transfer the data into a spreadsheet to create your invoices. $

Black's Law Dictionary: Coming soon for Android!

The Law Guide/Dictionary: A legal dictionary and other reference materials (lawyer directory & legal forms). Free

Westlaw Next: Access Wetlaw Next from your phone. (For those with Westlaw accounts only). Free 

Blackberry Apps

UberSocial: Formerly UberTwitter, this app will help you Twitter on your BlackBerry. Free

A Plus World Clock: This app comes in handy for lawyers with clients in different time zones. With up to 100 pre-set clocks at your fingertips, you won't ever make the mistake of calling at 5 a.m. again. $

BlackTrack: Tracking your phone and e-mail activity is a breeze with this app. The daily or weekly activity reports help you manage and bill yoru time spent on calls and e-mail. Free

BeBuzz - LED Colors and Audible Reminders: Customize your BlackBerry - want disco lights every time you get an e-mail or customized vibrations for incoming calls? BeBuzz does it. $

TrackIT Expense Edition: Keep track of your expenses while you're on the go and easily export the data to Quicken, MS Money or Excel. $

Call Control: To avoid being disturbed by unwanted callers, use this app, which allows you to create your own blacklist. Free/$

Poynt: Use Poynt to find businesses, retailers, people, restaurants, movies, gas prices, events and weather information around you. Free

File Manager Pro-Zip and File Utility: Paperwork and lawyers go hand-in-hand. File Manager Pro is a must-have for viewing, sorting and storing documents on your BlackBerry. $

MyTime Tracker: Track your time and send invoices on the go. $

Note2Self: This app records your voice message and then sends the audio file to your e-mail. $

Westlaw Next: Access Wetlaw Next from your phone. (For those with Westlaw accounts only). Free

iPhone Apps 

QuickOffice: This app can be used to edit Word and Excel documents, but it can also be used just as an easy way to transfer documents to and from your iPhone and view them on your phone. $

Cliff Maier Reference: An easy way to have the law in your pocket, the titles include Federal Rules of Evidence (also Appellate Procedure, Bankruptcy Rules, Criminal Procedure), Patent Rules and USC 35. $

Google Mobile App: By speaking into your phone you can have Google run a search - much faster and more convenient than typing it out. Free

Court Days: Instantly figures the exact calendar date for a certain number of days in the future - helpful for coping with multiple due dates, such as court dates or deadlines for filing motions  $

Wikipanion: A free app that lets you quickly find information on Wikipedia. Free

Twitterific 2.0: A free Twitter client for your iPhone. Free

Facebook: Use it to keep in touch with friends from college and law school - you never know when one of them might be co-counsel or a client. Free

Black's Law Dictionary: It costs $54.99, but it does provide access to Black's Law Dictionary (expand based on other article) $ 

NetNews Wire: A great app for quickly reading RSS feeds to keep up with websites. Free

Fastcase: A full-featured legal research app (free with registration). It won't replace thorough legal research, but it will give you a lot of case law quickly. Free

Lexis Nexis: This free app allows you to retrieve cases from Lexis using citations and to Shepardize cases from your iPhone. (For those with Lexis Nexis accounts only). Free

Timewerks Mobile Billing: Track your time and send invoices on the go. $

Dictamus: Transforms your iPhone into a powerful dictation device that will even send audio files to your e-mail. $

Westlaw Next: Access Wetlaw Next from your phone. (For those with Westlaw accounts only). Free

WY09 Wyoming Statutes 2009 $ 

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