Conducting Legal Research
Suitable for practitioners of all levels, this course will provide viewers a comprehensive overview of traditional and online legal research practice and procedure and will be divided into the following sections: Legal research overview: analysing & identifying the problem; creating a search strategy; primary and secondary resources; presenting your results. Case law: authority, reported/not reported, citations, sources, how to search, evaluating/updating Legislation: types of, pre-legislative material, bills, how to find, citations, status of legislation. Effective online searching: hints and tips to improve online searching and how to keep up to date. Viewers will also receive reference materials highlighting some of the open source resources available and which can be utilised when “Googling” is not an appropriate search strategy.
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