Fort Bend County Libraries’ Law Librarian, Andrew Bennett, will present a series of “Express Technology Classes” in December for legal professionals who would like to learn more about basic software and how to access the library’s legal databases that are available for their law practice.

These introductory classes will take place at the Fort Bend County Law Library on Thursdays December 5, 12, and 19, from 10:00 to 11:00 am, in Conference Room C of the library, located in Room 20714 in the Fort Bend County Justice Center, 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle in Richmond. Individuals may choose to attend individual sessions or the whole series.

The December schedule is as follows:

· December 5 – “Introduction to Westlaw” WestlawNext is a legal resource that includes federal and state cases, United States legal code, state statutes and code, briefs, legislative history and citators, forms, practice guides, legal encyclopedias, and treatises. The Law Library’s subscription to WestlawNext focuses on Texas Law. The Texas Form Finder in this resource is particularly helpful for those who are unsure of what form they need since it has a natural-language search tool that does not require legal terminology to perform a search.

· December 12 — “Creating MS PowerPoint Presentations”

· December 19 — “Formatting Documents in MS Word”

The classes are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and registration is required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Events,” select “Law Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the Law Library at 281-341-3718.

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