Category: legal research

Valuable Post on How to -- At Least -- Start Assessing New Lawyers' Legal Research Competency

by on September 23, 2017 3:01 pm
Please see here for: Are New Attorneys Competent Legal Researchers – And How Would You Know? Posted on September 18, 2017 by pllprivatelawlibs By Gail A. Partin, Director and Law Librarian, Montague Law Library, Penn State’s Dickinson Law Some nice takeaway references: American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Principles and Standards for Legal Research Competency (PSLRC) (2013) [PDF is here] Hitting the Mark:… Read more Valuable Post on How to -- At Least -- Start Assessing New Lawyers' Legal Research Competency

Another Post of Interest about Legal Research Instruction: "The Fight to Bring Legal Research to the Front"

by on September 16, 2017 4:34 pm
The Fight to Bring Legal Research to the Front September 14, 2017 by Brandon [Nichole] Wright Adler Some arguably very cogent highlights from the post: … What I quickly learned as [a recent] lecture [to the Advanced Legal Research course about the economics of legal research] went on is that … 3L law students [are]… Read more Another Post of Interest about Legal Research Instruction: "The Fight to Bring Legal Research to the Front"

U.S. Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports Are Excellent Federal Legislation-Related and Federal Legislative History-Related Materials for Legal Research & Writing (LR&W or LRW) Instruction

by on August 26, 2017 1:51 pm
Please see these two CRS reports in particular: Researching Current Federal Legislation and Regulations: A Guide to Resources for Congressional Staff (Feb. 6, 2017, RL33895) Legislative History Research: A Guide to Resources for Congressional Staff (July 6, 2016, R41865) Also: Bills and Resolutions: Examples of How Each Kind Is Used (Dec. 2, 2010 98-706) The Senate’s Calendar of Business (Apr. 21,… Read more U.S. Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports Are Excellent Federal Legislation-Related and Federal Legislative History-Related Materials for Legal Research & Writing (LR&W or LRW) Instruction