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3/29/16 Ohio Legal Research Seminar

photo of Ohio flagThe Ohio Legal Research for Your Summer Associate Experience Law Library Research Certificate Seminar is tomorrow, March 29th, 4:50pm-5:50pm in Law Library Room 212 (2nd floor, north end of Library).  We will discuss strategies and resources in Ohio legal research to help you ace your legal research work projects.  We will cover Ohio Citation Format, Court Structure, Dockets, Forms, Administrative Law, and Legislative History.  Bring your laptop of IPad to connect to resources as we discuss them, and get the most out of this Seminar.

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

  • If you earn a Certificate within the 2015-2016 academic year, you will be entered into a drawing for a $150 Amazon gift card!
  • 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.]

The last in-person Spring 2016 semester Seminar will be:

  • 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.

Also, look for news on electronically available Seminars soon.

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