Legal research has changed since you went to law school. Are your skills current?
(Original Course Date: March 12, 2019)
Who should attend: Lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants, and anyone who has occasion to do legal research
Learning level: Intermediate
With internet and technology, lawyers today have access to a much wider array of legal research resources, from free databases to fee for service providers. However, with so many options, it can be hard to know which are most efficient and what new research skills are necessary. This intermediate level course will give busy practitioners like you a comprehensive review of current, must-know research tools and techniques. You will learn from experienced and innovative research lawyers who combine traditional strategies with creative use of technology to successfully solve even the most challenging research problems. You will approach legal research with renewed knowledge and confidence. Join us and update your skills in this essential aspect of practice today.
After taking this course, you will be able to:
- navigate the vast array of current research resources with confidence
- develop a research plan appropriate for your client and you, given the issues of your file
- solve research problems quickly and cost effectively
Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 6 hours (a minimum of 1 hour pertaining to professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)
Meg Gaily — Lawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver
Tammy Shoranick — Boughton Law Corporation, Vancouver
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