Essential skills for every legal professional—are you current?
"Jump Start on CPD 2017"
Thursday, March 2, 2017; 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
(Original date: November 17, 2016)
Who should attend: Lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants, and anyone who has occasion to do legal research.
Learning level: Intermediate
Legal Research is an area of the practice of law that continues to undergo transformation as a result of new technology. The Internet has revolutionized legal research. In this context, lawyers have a wide array of resources at their disposal, from free databases to fee for-service-providers. When faced with so many options, what resources and skills should you focus on?
This course will give you a comprehensive review of the current tools and techniques that need at your disposal to effectively manage legal research. You will benefit from the wealth of experience of research lawyers who have combined traditional strategies with the creative use of technology to solve the most challenging research problems. Serve your clients better—update and sharpen your skills in this essential element of every lawyer's skill set!
At this course you will learn:
- how to leverage legal research in the courtroom – The View from the Bench
- resources of the Courthouse Library system
- how to effectively conduct research that supports statutory interpretation
- the when and how of researching US law from an American authority
- the basics of researching Aboriginal law – an area of far reaching impact in many areas of Canadian law
Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 6 hours (a minimum of 1 hour will involve aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)
Grace M. Pastine — BC Civil Liberties Association, Vancouver
Sheila M. Tucker — Shapray Cramer Fitterman Lamer LLP
"Jump Start on CPD 2017"
$430 *Early Bird register by January 30, 2017 and SAVE!
$475 After January 30, 2017
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Registration includes an electronic copy of the course materials.
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