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3/1 Half-Hour “Cost-Effective Searching” Seminar

Image of laptop and notepadThe Cost-Effective Searching on Lexis Advance & WestlawNext Seminar is today, March 1st, 5pm-5:30pm, in Law Library Room 212 (2nd floor, north end of Library).  Attendees will earn 12.5 points toward a Law Library Research Certificate.

Here are key points about the Law Library Research Certificate Seminars this Spring 2016 semester:

  • You do not need to register in order to take a Seminar –  simply come to the Seminar(s) you want to attend.  We will take attendance at each Seminar, to be sure you are credited points as you earn them.
  • We are offering a few 30-minute very focused Seminars, but most will be 60-minute in-depth Seminars.  Many of the Seminars will concern WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law, as well as key research strategies and resources for students working this semester or during the summer.
  • You earn 12.5 points for attending a 30-minute Seminar, and 25 points for attending a 60-minute Seminar.  Your Seminar points are good for the entire time you are here at C|M|LAW.  When you earn 100 points, you are awarded a Law Library Research Certificate, and you can earn multiple Certificates.  [You cannot earn points for attending the same Seminar twice.]
  • If you earn a Certificate within the 2015-2016 academic year, you will be entered into a drawing for a $150 Amazon gift card!

Unless otherwise indicated, the Spring 2016 Seminars will be on Tuesdays, in Law Library Room 212.  Here is a list of the remaining Spring 2016 semester Seminar dates, times, and topics:

  • March 8th –  4:50pm-5:50pm –  Using Ravel Law & Fastcase –  Not everyone has Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance, or WestlawNext at work.  This Seminar will examine content and search features of two “alternative” legal research systems.
  • Thursday, March 24th –  4:50pm-5:50pm –  Administrative Law & Legislative History Research Refresher –  This Seminar will help get you back up to speed in these commonly assigned legal research project areas.
  • March 29th –  4:50pm-5:50pm –  Ohio Legal Research for Your Summer Associate Experience –  This Seminar will discuss strategies and resources in Ohio legal research to help you ace your legal research work projects.
  • April 5th –  4:30pm-5:45pm –  LB60 –  Getting Ready to Clerk –  This Seminar is a joint program with the C|M|LAW Office of Career Planning.  After a review of Law Library resources and professionalism issues, legal practitioners will discuss the types of projects to expect, how projects are typically assigned, the type of feedback to expect, as well as overall tips and advice on how to best approach your work.

Questions?  Contact Laura Ray, Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian, 216-687-6880, l.ray@csuohio.edu.