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Archive for September 12th, 2016

9/14 “Starting Ohio Legal Research” Seminar

image of laptop, book & writing tabletThe Starting Ohio Legal Research with Ohio Jurisprudence & Practice Materials Law Library Research Certificate Seminar is Wednesday, September 14th, 4:30pm-5pm, in Law Library Room A059.


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

  • Law Library Research Certificate Seminars are for C|M|Law students, including MLS/LLM students.
  • You do not need to register to take a Seminar –  simply come to the Seminar(s) you want to attend.  We take attendance at each Seminar, to be sure you are credited points as you earn them.
  • Each of the Seminars will take place on Wednesdays, in Law Library Room A059.
  • We are offering several 30-minute Seminars, and a couple 60-minute in-depth Seminars.  Many of the Seminars will concern Westlaw, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law.
  • 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.  [You cannot earn points for attending the same Seminar twice.]
  • When you earn 100 points, you are awarded a Law Library Research Certificate, and you can earn multiple Certificates.
  • If you earn a Certificate within the 2016-2017 academic year, you will be entered into a drawing for a $150 Amazon gift card!

Here is a list of the remaining Fall 2016 Research Certificate Seminar dates, times, and topics:

  • September 21, 4:30pm-5pm – Finding Ohio Sources in Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance & Westlaw
  • September 28, 4:30pm-5pm – Finding Ohio Cases & Statutes in Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance & Westlaw
  • October 19, 4:50pm-5:50pm – Bluebooking
  • October 26, 4:50pm-5:50pm – Terms & Connectors Searching
  • November 2, 4:30pm-5pm – BCite (ie, Bloomberg Law’s Citator)
  • November 9, 4:30pm-5pm – Shepard’s
  • November 16, 4:30pm-5pm – KeyCite

Questions?  Contact Laura Ray, Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian, 216-687-6880,

Safety First On Campus


Campus Safety Officers are the people in the neon green shirts—usually located near the front entrance to the law library. The Campus Safety Officer program adds extra sets of eyes and ears to help with crime prevention. Safety Officers will walk you to your car, your dorm room, the bus stop, or anywhere on campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Just dial (216) 687-2020, or ext. 2020 from a campus phone.

By utilizing the service of a CSO, equipped with a police radio, you are only a button push away from getting immediate assistance.
Viking Shield:

The Viking Shield app when downloaded onto your phone can instantly put you in touch with Cleveland State Police.

For Emergencies:

To report any campus emergency dial 9-1-1 or 8-9-1-1 from any campus telephone. Most CSU phones have been upgraded with a dedicated “911” button near the upper right corner of the phone. This button provides direct contact with a CSU Police Dispatcher.

Cell phone users should dial 9-1-1 and tell the operator to connect them with CSU Police.

For non-emergencies, please call (216) 687-2020.

To report potentially violent activity, (216) 5BE-SAFE (523-7233).clepolicecsofficerpicjpg