Legal Research Mastery
This is a 10 week program that will assist participants with mastering basic to advanced legal research terminology and concepts. Legal Research is a key aspect of most legal professionals career's. Participants will learn to use and locate primary and secondary authorities. The program will include a general overview of the federal and state court systems. Participants will learn the elements of a court decision, how to locate cases through the use of digests, and how to brief a case. The program reviews citation form; citation validation; the methods of compiling legislative histories; administrative and international legal research; and includes comprehensive information on using Lexis Advance, Westlaw, and the Internet to conduct legal research.
The following topics will be covered:
- Discussion of Legal Systems
- Secondary Sources
- Statutory Law & Constitutions
- Judicial Opinions
- Annotated Law Reports
- Special Research Issues
- Lexis Advance & Westlaw
- Internet Legal Research
- Citation Form and Case Updating
- Putting it All Together
Date: September 17, 2020 to November 19, 2020
Time: 1:00pm EST to 4:00pm EST
There are no tests in this program. A Certificate of Completion and credit will be given based on attendance and participation within the Virtual Law Office.