Real life legal research problems are rarely neat and tidy, or confined within the boundaries of one area of law. Client situations often require research into inter-related aspects of family and estates law, criminal and civil law, or employment and immigration law, for example. So, where can you find practical resources to meet this research challenge?
Try checking for relevant CPD/CLE materials. Many continuing education programs for legal practitioners specifically address the need for guidance on interdisciplinary issues.
Here are a few good examples:
- Critical issues at the intersection of family law, and trust and estate law. (OBA 2018)
- Commercial priorities for real estate and business lawyers 2017. (LSUC 2017)
- Tax primer for litigators. (LSUC 2017)
- Construction contracts for real estate lawyers 2015. (LSUC 2015)
- Business law for trust and estates lawyers: effective succession planning to minimize the risk of litigation. (OBA CPD, 2013)
- Civil litigators’ series: criminal law. (LSUC 2013)
- “Global employees”: where immigration and employment law collide. (OBA 2011)
- Insolvency law: what family, civil, criminal and personal injury lawyers need to know. (TLA 2010)
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