Category Archives: Legal Research

Legal Research and the Virtues*

by Paul Gatz Legal research is often characterized as a skill. For instance, the AALL Principles and Standards for Legal Research Competency repeatedly refers to legal research skills, and Standards 303 and 302 of the ABA Standards for Approval of … Continue reading

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Tools of the Trade

by Bret Christensen Last September, around the time of my kid’s last birthday, she wanted to go ice skating. She had never ice skated before and sunny Southern California had been having a heck of a summer with multiple 110+ … Continue reading

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Researching a Rumor: An Exercise for Students in Proving a Negative

by Nicole Downing I was having dinner with some friends from law school, when one of them complained about how a local restaurant charged for refills. She was furious about it! We live in the South – you should be … Continue reading

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When It Clicks for the Pro Se Patron

Regardless of who or where you are in the litigation process, your local county law librarians are pulling for you. Continue reading

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A Haunting

by Christine Anne George It was a dark and stormy night in the library as three 1Ls crept along a hallway in ninth floor storage area and let themselves into a dusty study room. “This isn’t a good idea,” Sarah … Continue reading

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First Things First: Basic Legal Research for the Newly Minted

When you know what you’re looking at, you are better prepared to know what you’re looking for Continue reading

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The Industrialization of Library Service

by Erik Adams In anticipation of the firm’s move to Hudson Yards in 2018, Milbank is transitioning to a team-based legal support staff model, which is in widespread use throughout the industry. (Source: Above the Law, Biglaw Firm’s Move To New … Continue reading

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