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  • November 30
  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST

Statutory Research Fundamentals for Paralegals

November 30

Identify and explore research techniques for finding and interpreting statutes.

While the United States legal system operates as a common law not a civil law system, there has been a shift over time from common law to statutory law as more and more legal issues have been codified. Knowing how to research statutes has become more important than ever. In this topic we will review how statutes are created and codified; learn methods for finding applicable statutes, regardless of whether you are using online or print sources; and identify and explore research techniques for interpreting statutes. Along the way we will discover circumstances when a code is not actually the law, what a statute on statutes is, and how to find older versions of statutes. Buckle up for a wild ride on statutory research and taming the monster of statutory interpretation.

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Agenda

How Statutes Are Created and Codified
  • How a Bill Becomes a Law
  • Slip Laws and Session Laws
  • Codification
  • Uncodified Law
Structure and Organization of Codes
  • Federal Codes
  • State Codes
  • Annotated Codes
  • Unannotated Codes
Statutory Finding Tools
  • Indexes
  • Tables of Contents
  • Other Useful Tables
  • Keyword Searching
Finding Different Versions of a Statute
  • Effective Dates
  • Archived Codes Online
  • Other Sources
Interpreting Statutes
  • Plain Meaning Rule
  • Statutes on Statutes
  • Cases
  • Chevron Doctrine
  • Canons of Statutory Interpretation
  • Legislative History
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Over 34 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

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  • NALA 1.0
     
  • This program is applicable for continuing legal assistant education credit. Please check with your accrediting board to see if this course will qualify towards your recertification requirements. Program Length: 1.0 hour(s).
     

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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This live webinar is designed for paralegals, legal assistants, associates, and other legal professionals.

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Over 34 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Faculty

Susan Boland

Susan Boland

University of Cincinnati

  • Associate Director, Robert S. Marx Law Library, University of Cincinnati
  • Over twenty years of experience teaching legal research
  • Member of various library professional associations, including the American Association of Law Libraries, Mid-America Association of Law Libraries, and Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries
  • Presented at regional and national library conferences as well as at continuing legal education programs
  • Publications include annotated bibliographies on the death penalty and election law, as well as articles on legal research, technology, and teaching
  • J.D. degree, Northern Illinois University; B.A. degree, Monmouth College; M.S. degree, University of Illinois
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Product ID: 409219
Published 2021
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