Being an effective organizer is just as important as being an effective researcher—identifying and locating the law and commentary relevant to your research problem is only as useful as your ability to a) find that information again at a later date when it is needed and b) effectively communicate those findings to your principal, your client, others working on the file and most importantly, yourself.Continue reading “Legal Research Survival Guide, Part 7 –Organizing Your Research”
The first in a series of legal research tip posts for Canadian articling and LPP law students. Plan your research before jumping in to a new assignment.
Mid-August brings with it the dog days of summer, the opening of the CNE, back to school sales, and of course, the arrival of articling students. Over the next few months we’ll be running a series of blog posts offering guidance, tips, and techniques to help law students tackle legal research in the practice environment.
Let’s get started with our first tip.Continue reading “Legal Research Survival Guide, Part 1 – Plan to Succeed”