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Archive for February 8th, 2016

Bloomberg Law Refresher Research Certificate Seminar Tomorrow

The Bloomberg Law Refresher Research Certificate Seminar is tomorrow, February 8th, 4:50pm-5:50pm, in Law Library Room A059.


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 planning on 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!

Here is a list of the remaining Spring 2016 semester Seminar dates, times, and topics:

  • February 16th –  5pm-5:30pm –  WestlawNext Refresher
  • February 23rd –  4:50pm-5:50pm –  Competitive Intelligence & Company Research –  This Seminar will examine key resources for monitoring and tracking companies, products, and industries.
  • March 1st –  5pm-5:30pm –  Cost-Effective Searching on Lexis Advance & WestlawNext
  • 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 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,

Print Statutory Text Only in Westlaw

As you know, the annotated statutes that you pull up in Westlaw may come with  pages and pages of references and annotations. While these research enhancements are useful, sometimes you just want the plain text of the statute. Save time and potentially reams of paper by using Westlaw’s “Statutory Text Only” option that you’ll find on the regular print screen.