SENYLRC is sponsoring Legal Resources — Ready Reference and More on October 6, 2011, 9:00 am — 12:00 pm. There is no charge to attend. This workshop is designed to introduce librarians and interested library staff to legal research for non-lawyers and online sources for primary and secondary law. The three speakers are experienced law librarians who will explain how to structure basic queries and develop legal research strategies for readily available and free legal databases.
By attending this workshop, participants will become familiar with a multitude of court services and user-friendly resources for the lay public such as federal and state information gateways and topical legal research pathfinders. These resources can be used for the following:
- to answer reference questions,
- as recommendations to patrons for answers to legal questions,
- as recommendations to patrons of forms for a variety of legal actions,
- to make an informed local referral. Continue reading this post…