Eric Leduc, Davies, Davies
Ward Phillips & Vineberg, LLP
The Internet is a fantastic repository of high quality legal information
from around the world. Web-based legal resources are great enhancements to
a library collection - if you know where to start to find key information.
6 weeks on-line @ your desktop, starting July 4, 2005
July 4th-August 8, 2005
Designed for general librarians and professionals without an extensive
legal searching background, this course will review the top tools for
finding good quality free legal information resources on the web. The course
will focus on Canadian legal information. We'll cover a new topic in each
week of this six-week program, together with the key resources plus
exercises for searching these resources effectively.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This program is for you if you search for (or help others search for) laws,
regulations or other legal information on the web. You should have some
previous experience searching the web for information and be interested in
expanding your knowledge of good web resources and related tools suitable
for this discipline.
KEY TOPICS YOU WILL EXPLORE ON-LINE
How Canada's justice system works
Understanding the differences between primary and secondary legal documents
The legislative process, and how to find documents at various stages of the
Reaching beyond the basics: municipal law, Quebec law and major sources for
US, UK and International law
Canadian Case Law - what it is and how to find it
How to make sure that the laws you find are current, and how to "note
up" case law
HOW YOU WILL BENEFIT
Participants will get a highly relevant set of web resources plus tips and
tricks for finding information fast. If you search for good quality legal
information, or if you provide assistance to others seeking legal
information, you'll benefit from this high quality on-line program.
Because of the detailed nature of Canadian legal materials, this course
requires a commitment of at least 3 hours per week, which is the minimum
required to review the course content and complete the assignments.
Participants who wish to review each week's supplementary content will
require up to 3 additional hours. To enable participants to apply their
available time as efficiently as possible, the instructor s will attempt to
differentiate ESSENTIAL materials from SUPPLEMENTARY materials in each
Member: $149.00 + GST
Non-Member: $194.00 + GST
Eric Leduc is a librarian and research trainer for Davies Ward Phillips
& Vinerberg, LLP, a Toronto
law firm. He was called to the Quebec Bar in 1992. Eric is a past-president
of the Toronto Association of Law Libraries (TALL).
Students Comment on this On-line Course...
Excellent resources -- glad to know there is so much available for free on
the Internet. Excellent overviews and introductory material on topic. I
found it to be a very useful review with new insights.
It was GREAT! Totally superb. Logical and easy to follow.
I enjoyed the program and I recommend it to my co-workers.
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