Legal Research Skills Workshops Delivered via Adobe Connect

Workshop #1: Case Law Searching, Part 1

CRN #48210

Wednesday, September 26 (from 10:30-12:00)

Online: login details to be provided to participants closer to seminar date

Cost: $35

Registration: 905-721-3000 (registration will close one week before the siminar)

Courts and publishers apply metadata to case decisions which can be used to make searching easier and more accurate. In this session, we’ll explore how case structure aids in research, including parallel citations, judges/counsel, catchphrases and headnotes. We’ll also discuss the importance of noting up cases and explore situations where case history may be more difficult to find.

The key learning outcomes for this session are:

  • Use case structure and metadata to search more accurately and efficiently.
  • Note up cases for due diligence and to improve relevance.

 

Workshop #2: Case Law Searching, Part 2

CRN #48211

Thursday, September 27 (from 11:30-1:00)

Online: login details to be provided to participants closer to seminar date

Cost: $35

Registration: 905-721-3000 (registration will close one week before the siminar)

The focus of this session is on strategy and on building the researcher’s toolkit by adding new strategies and approaches to solving legal problems, from the simple to the complex. We’ll look at a variety of legal scenarios and discuss different approaches and steps in the research process.

The key learning outcomes for this session are:

  • Discover strategies for researching legal problems (can you find me some cases on <blank>?)
  • Explore the vital role of secondary sources in legal research (yes, they’re for everyone)
  • Note up case law as a research strategy

 

Workshop #3: Statute Law Research, Part 1

CRN #48212

Tuesday, October 2 (from 11:30 to 1:00)

Online: login details to be provided to participants closer to seminar date

Cost: $35

Registration: 905-721-3000 (registration will close one week before the siminar)

Working with statute law can be tedious and frustrating at times. This session will identify tips and tools to make researchers more comfortable with navigating statute law and understanding what various terms and notations are all about. We will also discuss where and how to find historical statutes and point in time statutes.

The key learning outcomes for this session are:

  • Work with current statutes and regulations
  • Discover sources for historical statutes and point in time statute research

 

Workshop #4: Statute Law Research, Part 2

CRN #48213

Thursday, October 4 (from 11:30-1:00)

Online: login details to be provided to participants closer to seminar date

Cost: $35

Registration: 905-721-3000 (registration will close one week before the siminar)

Legal reasoning relies on the synthesis of statute and case law. In this session, we’ll explore the connections between statute law (including regulations) and the case law that interprets it. Using these tools, researchers can quickly find case law that interprets a statute or regulation provision, providing more accurate and efficient answers to legal questions.

The key learning outcomes for this session are:

  • Discover the role and function of annotated statutes, regulations, rules and practice guides
  • Note up statutes as a research strategy