In-Person Program

Unlocking Massachusetts Legal Research

Effective use of collections and online resources

2110050P01
Tuesday, 2/15/2011, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
MCLE Conference Center, Ten Winter Place, Boston
4 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits
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Product Description

Attend this seminar and find the keys to becoming a more efficient and effective researcher. Learn how to maximize your use of new and old tools for the most successful research results. The faculty explores sources of authority that are often overlooked and unexplored while guiding you to ensure that your sources are current. Learn how to access Massachusetts case law and search files economically, how to locate administrative agency decisions, and how to utilize collections and online resources.

Agenda

  • Massachusetts Statutory and Constitutional Law
  • How to Search Massachusetts Cases on Point-and on Time
  • The Idiosyncrasies of Online Citator Services
  • How to Research Court Rules
  • Massachusetts Administrative Law in a Nutshell-Regulations, Orders, Decisions, and Opinions
  • Where to Access Legal Collections in Massachusetts
  • Demonstration of Online Tools and Resources
  • Shortcuts, Quick References, and Timesavers That Don't Compromise Your Research Accuracy
  • "Ask the Experts" Q&A Session

Special Offer!

Registrants have the opportunity to receive post-seminar, one-on-one guidance time legal research from two resources: Registrants can contact Brian Harkins, Esq., Assistant Librarian and Head of Public Services, Social Law Library, Boston at (617) 226-1332 or bharkins@socialaw.com or any of the Trial Court Law Libraries by calling (800) 445-8989 or emailing the library directly at www.lawlib.state.ma.us/locations.

Table of Contents

Cochair

Mary Ann Neary, Esq., Boston College Law School Library, Newton Centre
Marnie M. Warner, ,

Faculty

Laurel E. Davis, Esq., ,
Brian J. Harkins, Esq., Social Law Library, Boston
Raquel M. Ortiz, Esq., Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol
Joan A. Shear, Esq., Boston College Law School Library, Newton Centre

Speaker(s)

Fees

  • $245
  • $225 MCLE Sponsor Members
  • $165 New lawyers admitted to law practice after 2006, pending admittees and law students
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