Blinding Speed (Throwback Thursday)

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We found the diagram below in a 1984 Law Society of Saskatchewan Continuing Legal Education paper (“Computer Primer” by Leigh Webber published in You And The Computer).  The “blinding speed” as mentioned in the diagram would most likely be an Intel 80286 chip with a 6 MHz clock rate used in IBM PC AT rolled out in August 1984.  Today’s 4th generation Core i7 processor clocking at 3.4 GHz will be roughly 600 times faster than the “blinding speed” back in 1984.

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CPD Opportunity

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The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) offers one webinar a month in the area of legal research.  The webinars are generally 1.5 hours and cost $67.80 each webinar.  Please visit the CALL website for more information.  The next webinar is on Thursday, March 20, 2014 titled “Civil Procedure 101 – An Overview for Legal Information Professionals: Legal Research and Knowledge Management Support of a Litigation Practice“.

This webinar, aimed at legal information professionals, will provide an overview of the litigation process. The goal will be to explain the various elements of a lawsuit and show the various ways that legal research and knowledge management impact – and are affected by – litigation.

Questions / topics to be covered will include:

  • What are law students taught in law school about civil procedure?
  • What 5 things every information professional need to know about litigation?
  • What is the difference between an action and an application?
  • When do you sue in Federal court versus suing in a provincial superior court?
  • What are the best sources of research for each stage of a lawsuit?
  • How can information professionals best guarantee their value to the litigators within their organization?
  • What are the alternatives to litigation?
  • How can you best apply knowledge management to a litigation practice?
  • What is the role of project management in litigation?

Attendees will be provided a detailed, annotated research pathfinder for supporting legal research and knowledge management in the litigation context.