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Date(s) - 30/11/2005
11:59 pm

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Legal Research Skills Workshop
30th November 2004
University of Surrey
2pm to 5pm

This workshop is introductory in nature, and is aimed at those who are new to legal research, or who would like a refresher course. It is aimed at anyone who is unfamiliar with online legal research tools, particularly those who work on enquiry desks. The session will cover good free resources on the Internet. The session will not cover subscription services such as Lexis or Westlaw. The workshop’s focus will be upon sources and materials for the UK and its devolved jurisdictions. However, we will include some coverage of materials for the European Union and an outline of how to find sources for other jurisdictions. It will be necessary in the course of the workshop to mention some prominent legal publications in print, but the workshop will concentrate on free materials on the Internet.

Participants will have an opportunity to:

Explore good free legal resources on the web with the help of a workbook (browsing and searching)

Retrieve and examine examples of legislation, case reports, and journal articles

Explore some resources on different branches of law, e.g. family, employment, criminal, etc.

Complete exercises from the workbook and get feedback

Exchange ideas with other participants and with the workshop facilitators

The workshop will be interactive and participants will be able to use Internet resources “hands on??? to complete a workbook of tasks.

Workshop Facilitator:
Gerry Power, Library, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London

Venue:
University of Surrey
University Library
George Edwards Building
University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7XH

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Cost is £25 for CPD25 subscribers, £35 M25 affiliate members and £45 for other institutions, including refreshments

Please note that there are only 16 places available for this event, which will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Bookings will close on 23rd November 2004 and any cancellations after that date will incur a 50% cancellation fee. The “no show??? fee is 100%. Provisional bookings will be accepted and held for 7 working days.

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