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  • October 6
  • 1:00 - 2:05 pm EST

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Paralegal's Guide to Understanding Legal Citation

October 6

Understand the purpose and importance of legal citation, accurate and careful attention to resources, precedent and format styles

Paralegals must be diligent in their review and validation of sources when citing case law and statutes in legal briefs, law review articles or in any legal analysis. Proper citations aim not only to support legal precedents; they also serve as a convenient reference to sources relied upon for a legal argument and attribute appropriate credit, particularly for copyrighted material, legal cases, statutes and rules. We will review US courts, local rules, standardization and reliability, as well as discuss how to navigate The Bluebook efficiently and interpret the sources and their precedent. This course will guide you in presenting the most relevant legal authority with clear and accurate references that can prevent costly mistakes due to oversight or missing sources or evidence.

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Agenda

Court Systems and Court Decisions
  • Trial and Appellate Courts
  • Legal Briefings and Publications
  • Published and Unpublished Decisions
Choosing the Best Authority
  • Searching Case Law and Statutes
    • Technology and Best Practices
    • Search Engines
    • Commercial Databases
  • Understanding Reporters and Authority
  • How to Evaluate Which Case(S) to Cite
Formatting Citations
  • Why Accuracy Matters
  • Format Style Standards
  • The Bluebook: Updates to the 21St Ed.
  • How to Navigate the Bluebook
  • Common Mistakes and Tips
  • Citation Management Tools
Understanding Local Court Rules
  • Court Websites and the Bluebook
  • Judicial and Standing Orders
Overview
  • Understanding Court Decisions
  • Searching and Identifying Legal Authorities
  • Formatting and Standardization
  • Local Rules and Orders
Q and A
  • Answer Questions From the Audience
  • Provide Contact Information
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Credits

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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).
     
  • NFPA 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations for 1.0 hours of NFPA continuing education credit.
     

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

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This course was last revised on August 16, 2019.

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

Who should attend?

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

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Faculty

Eric W. Baker

Eric W. Baker

  • Litigation Paralegal, Square, Inc. (Legal.io)
  • As a seasoned litigation paralegal, his research experience spans case law to vendor and co-counsel selection, local court rules to substantive analysis, regulatory investigations, and legal operational tools
  • He relies on his practical skills and professional network to streamline research requests for accurate as well as time- and cost-efficient results
  • A long-standing member of the Illinois Paralegal Association
  • Has been in leadership roles, including president and vice president, has held various committee positions, and acted as a representative to the National Federation of Paralegal Associations
  • Speaker, Advance your Career with Microsoft Excel!, Illinois Paralegal Association, 2020
  • B.A. degree in Spanish, University of Missouri-St. Louis; paralegal certificate, Roosevelt University in Chicago
  • Can be contacted at 573-721-7769 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 409904
Published 2019, 2022
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