Internet Legal Research Manual Published by David Whelan The Ohio State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education (CLE) has published my Internet legal research manual! You know you’ve arrived as a librarian when you have an authority record in catalogs as an author. This is the culmination of a CLE course I developed for the lawyers at our county law library.
High Octane Internet Legal Research
There was so much to talk about, the CLE seminar ended up running over 3 hours and the documentation for the presentation was more extensive than any I’d done before. After giving the seminar 4 or 5 times over two years, I decided that I’d probably wrung out the interest of our own lawyers but it seemed a pity not to do something with the materials. I contacted the OSBA to see if they’d be interested in publishing some version of the materials and we went from there.
It’s not earth shaking but for a typical lawyer in Ohio, there are probably a number of search tips – especially using Google or other search engines to access Ohio government content – that will be helpful in their practice. These are nothing new to law librarians, but I’m hoping it will enable lawyers to leverage free resources more using free search tools.