Conducting Legal Research

Conducting Legal Research

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Course Overview

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.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the accompanying online search guides and exercises

Learning Outcomes

  • Improved understanding and implementation of legal research activities

What is the target audience?

  • Practitioners of all levels



About Instructor - Emma Woodason

Emma is a law librarian with experience of providing legal and business information research services in UK law firms.  As head of the library service, Emma is also responsible for developing services, manging resources and subscriptions and providing information skills training in a variety of formats to all levels. 

Emma has over 20 years’ experience in research and has worked in a number of sectors including tax and science.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinar

  • Introduction to Legal Research


  • A Guide to Online Searching
    14 Page
  • Online Searching Exercises
    4 Page


  • Quiz


  • Price
  • £ 120