Justis Publishing offers a variety of training options to help you get the most out of your subscription.
Our Customer Liaison & Training Team - David Finch and Janki Mawji - can provide training tailored to your needs either by phone, in your offices or ours.
David has lectured in a number of institutions and universities in the UK and abroad and is happy to provide training to students and practitioners alike.
Our training sessions have recently been CPD accredited by the Bar Standards Boad. Barristers in England and Wales can now accumulate CPD points for their participation.
A variety of training options are available. If you’d like further information or would like to arrange a training session, please contact David Finch on +44 (0) 20 7284 8117, Ben Newton on +44 (0) 20 7284 8089 or email [email protected]
In week two of the academic year, after compulsory practical 'library workshops', first year LLB students attend what is timetabled as an 'electronic resources lecture'. For the last few years I have handed much of this over to the JustCite trainers. They are legally knowledgeable people who not only show the wonder of their service (effectively a search engine for law which links - mostly seamlessly - to the materials within our subscription services and to quality free sources such as OPSI and BAILII), but they also explain quite a bit of basic legal terminology and interpretation. The examples they use, both real and imaginary, are appropriate for the audience. Their sessions generate a fair bit of appreciative laughter and even some gasps of delight when the JustCite precedent map bursts onto the screen! I always stay and I always learn something new about using JustCite, something new about legal analysis and something new about presenting. Ben and David both have the knack of teaching very much more than one would have thought possible in a single lecture slot. It's certainly not just about the 'nuts and bolts' of how JustCite works, but also helps our new students to begin to understand the whole legal machine.
- Joy Caisley, University of Southampton Law Library
The Liverpool School of Law incorporates JustCite training by the Justis Publishing team as part of year one academic induction. These sessions have become an integral part of our overall scheme for developing students' legal method skills, information literacy skills, and their overall familiarisation with online legal resources. Although the resources we expect students to become proficient with are becoming more sophisticated, the training offered by the Justis Publishing training staff delivers on a level which all of our students find easy to understand. Key to the success of these training sessions is the degree of enthusiasm and fun which our trainer has brought to these sessions, often providing colourful examples of case law and legislation to demonstrate how complex legal research can be supported by an effective modern online referencing service.
- Jeremy Marshall, University of Liverpool, School of Law & Social Justice
It was one of the best training sessions I have attended in all my 18 years working in law libraries! David did a fantastic job – not only knowing the product so well, but his delivery was outstanding. I have already received quite a few emails from the authors saying what a great session it was.
-Susie Cella, Library Manager, McCullough Robertson Lawyers, Brisbane
David is an excellent trainer who customized our training session for our firm and jurisdiction and covered all the necessary features of JustCite and Justis. He also made it entertaining with his stories and comments – he stands out from the rest of the trainers I’ve worked with.
-Information Professional at Bermuda Law Firm
David Finch and Ben Newton regularly train our lawyers as well as Librarians on Justis and JustCite. They are both excellent trainers, whose expertise we value during and after the training. In particular, if we are stuck with an urgent enquiry, they are always willing to give us tips over the telephone, which helps us to meet deadlines, keep our customers satisfied and also get the maximum benefits from the databases. Due to changing demands of our roles, when we have urgently needed refresher training; David & Ben have always been responsive. The success of exploiting Justis & JustCite are entirely dependent on the indispensable training and support we continue to receive from both David & Ben. We have moved to new premises and look forward to inviting them for lunch-time training sessions, with staff from the wider Department, to move our e-enabling strategy forward.
-Department for Work and Pensions Library Team
My colleagues and I thought the training was very helpful indeed: it was well-organized, thorough, practical, and to-the-point.
- Karen S. Beck, Boston College Law Library
I thought the training was clear, and thorough. You gave adequate time for questions and I greatly appreciated it.
- Andrea Nadel, Thomson Reuters
The training was quite thorough – the explanations concerning the relevancy field and using the search query box were quite good, and I look forward to using Justis going forward. It is interesting to compare the features of Westlaw and Justis.
- Jason Binimow, Thomson Reuters
The online training session was very well done. Our trainer was obviously well versed and experienced in the use of Justis and JustCite. I feel more confident now in using these databases having been shown new tools and easier ways of doing legal research. It was an excellent re-introduction to Justis and JustCite.
- Celina Griffith, Trinidad and Tobago Law Courts
The training session was very thorough. Our trainer's instructions were clear and precise and he guided us through all the features of both Justis and JustCite. It was also an eye-opening experience as he explored the icons we would usually otherwise overlook and introduced us to easier ways of conducting our research. It was a job well done.
- Gomatee Lakhram, Trinidad and Tobago Law Courts
I found it extremely beneficial, especially JustCite, which is far more useful than I could have imagined. I have since used it to track down some 'difficult to find' material. The refresher on CELEX was also really useful. The information packs were also very well presented and comprehensive. I have always enjoyed the Justis approach to training.
- Andria Lannon, DWP Legal
I found the JustCite training I received extremely helpful. It was an excellent introduction to the resource and was thorough and easy to follow. I was able to take notes while doing it too, and these will be useful to look back on. I would definitely feel more confident demonstrating JustCite to students and to staff now, having done the training. It’s useful too to know that I can contact Justis with queries I might have in future, or if I feel I need some refresher training.
- Mark Tynan, University College Dublin
Each intake of trainees has sessions with JustCite and Justis at the start of their time with the firm. It's great to know that they are being introduced to the service by experts on its use who are used to tackling the kinds of issues that the trainees will face around finding cases and preparing court bundles. We're keen to push JustCite to all our UK users as it's a fantastic timesaver for everyone.
- Sara Batts, Reed Smith
We had a trainer here at Hailsham Chambers to give us some updated training on using JustCite and Justis. We were very impressed with the presentation, and particularly with the way he handled himself when faced with some difficult questions, which he fielded like a true pro. He showed great tact and maturity.
- Martin Spencer QC, Hailsham Chambers