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Internet Research for Paralegals

Gain tips and tricks to effectively use the Internet for legal research.

The Internet contains a vast wealth of legal research resources. Legal researchers face several challenges, though. There is often too much information to know which resources are reliable, and resources on the Internet are not always permanent. Search engines don't always index the most current or authoritative legal information. Develop an understanding of how to search for and find legal information on the Internet. This topic will assist the legal researcher to develop strategies and discover Internet tools that will help them find the information that they need. Developing a research strategy is an important first step in the process. The material will also explain the different types of legal documents and resources, and will show how to find them. The legal researcher will come away with tips on how to make their legal research more efficient.

Runtime: 90 minutes
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Agenda

Legal Information on the Internet

  • Organization of Legal Materials on the Internet
  • Pros and Cons of Internet Resources

Search Strategies

  • Preparing Your Search
  • Internet Search Techniques
  • Identifying Reliable Resources on the Web
  • How to Handle Broken Links and Missing Information

Search Engines

  • General Search Engines
  • Legal-Specific Search Sites

Finding the Law on the Internet (Primary Sources)

  • Federal and State Materials
  • Case Law, Statutes, Regulations, Rules, and Administrative Materials
  • Dockets, Court Rules, and Court Websites

Finding Legal Analysis on the Internet (Secondary Sources)

  • Law Reviews, Treatises, Encyclopedias and Wikis
  • Commentary From Law Firm Sites and Blogs

Publicly Accessible Databases

  • Government Documents and the Federal Depository Library Program
  • Public and Private Free Database Collections

Specific Web Sites and Tools

  • Useful Federal and State Web Sites With Primary Law
  • Web Sites for Foreign and International Law
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This course was last revised on March 24, 2017.

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

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Tina Dumas, M.L.S.

Tina Dumas, M.L.S.

Nossaman LLP

  • Currently KM/library manager at Nossaman LLP, a national mid-sized law firm with offices across the U.S.
  • Extensive professional law library experience, at five national and international law firms in Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA since 1993
  • Conducted regular research training sessions internally and externally for law firms, librarians, and paralegals
  • Member of national and local Law Library, Special Library, and Legal Technology Associations (including AALL, SLA, and ILTA)
  • Masters degree in library science
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Product ID: 399968
Published 2017
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