JUL 24

Legal Resources on the Internet (MCLS)

In addition to how to locate materials, the lawyer-librarian instructor will discuss how the sources fit into our legal system. The special challenges presented by legal reference will be discussed, and advice given about how to avoid the unauthorized practice of law. (July 24-25)

This event has been cancelled.

Course Overview

In this two-session online workshop, students will learn to locate quality legal resources on the World Wide Web. The class will focus on:
* Michigan & federal primary legal materials
* reliable secondary legal sources

Students will learn:
* how to search for and update legislation and legislative history materials
* how to search for judicial and regulatory materials
* what gaps in legal coverage still exist on the free web

Workshop materials include:
* a reference handout with practice exercises that include Federal as well as Michigan sources

In addition to how to locate materials, the lawyer-librarian instructor will discuss how the sources fit into our legal system. The special challenges presented by legal reference will be discussed, and advice given about how to avoid the unauthorized practice of law. Recommendations for inexpensive or essential print and electronic materials that might be purchased to supplement free Internet resources are also made.

Date

24 July 2013

Time

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

Cost

$119.00

Course Provider

MCLS

Course Length

4.0 Hours (2 days / 2-hour sessions per day)

Course Format

Live Online

Contact

training@oclc.org

Subject Area

Reference and Discovery

We are a worldwide library cooperative, owned, governed and sustained by members since 1967. Our public purpose is a statement of commitment to each other—that we will work together to improve access to the information held in libraries around the globe, and find ways to reduce costs for libraries through collaboration. Learn more »