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Information Resources for Solo Practitioners & Small Law Firms  

Guide prepared in conjunction with law school Solo and Small Firm Practice Course
Last Updated: Dec 29, 2015 URL: Print Guide

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The material in this LibGuide was developed in conjunction with a special unit of Special Topics in Entrepreneurial Lawyering: Solo & Small Firm Workshops, a couse at UMKC School of Law. The unit is entitled, "Finding, Saving and Protecting Information that is crucial to your practice."

Class Assignment

Use Svengalis,Legal Information Buyer's Guide (on reserve, KF1.L43), Indexmaster (see, Lawbook Exchange (, online library catalogs, and publisher websites (see for the following problems:

  1. Complete the worksheet for "Building a Library" with the table linked at for both general Missouri and one area of specialty of your choosing.   For just the map, link here.
  2. You are opening a new firm in Missouri, practicing both general Missouri law and one area of your choosing (from no. 1 above).  You have $10,000 to spend on information resources.  What would you purchase to address both Missouri law and your chosen area of law?  For your answer, include the title, price of purchase or license (this is part of your $10,000), cost of updates (use this year's information on updates, but do not deduct from your $10,000), and an explanation on why you picked this item and how you will use it.  For this assignment, include both print and electronic resources.  You may use the resources from no. 1 above, but you probably will not be able to purchase all of them.

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Prof. Paul Callister
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Phone: 816-235-2436
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