Legal Research Workshop
[B]cpd25 Legal Research Workshop
Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU (IT Room in IHR)
1st March 1.30-5pm[/B]
Workshop presenter and facilitator: Gerry Power, Access Librarian, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
This is an introductory workshop on legal research. It is aimed at those who are new to legal research, or who would like a refresher course, for example people working on enquiry desks. It will cover good freely available resources on the internet, and it does not include subscription services such as Lexis or Westlaw, etc.
Participants will do a number of worked examples on PCs to search and browse for case law, legislation, and journal articles, using free internet sources. They will examine search results to identify the features of judgments and statutes. They will also do a number of exercises from a workbook to practise their searching and navigating of the legal web. In this way, they will explore a number of prominent free resources for UK jurisdictions and for the European Union.
Some subject searching will also be possible on topics such as human rights, equal opportunities, special needs & disability, health & safety, copyright, and data protection. The workshop will be an opportunity for participants to exchange ideas and tips on using the legal web.
Cost is £40 for CPD25 members, and £60 for other institutions, including refreshments.
Please note that there are limited places available for this event. Cancellations less than one week before the event will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, the full fee will be charged.