Legal Research: Good, Fast, and/or Cheap

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Legal research is costly in two ways: time and money. Learn how to evaluate when to spend time to save money using reliable free internet legal research sites, and when to spend money in order to save time by investing in fee-based legal research services that utilize artificial intelligence. Understand how implicit bias impacts legal research and how to ensure compliance with ABA Model Rule 1.1, Competence.

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Event Details

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Course Instructor

Ann Walsh Long, Esq.

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General Credits

1

Course Description

Legal research is costly in two ways: time and money. Learn how to evaluate when to spend time to save money using reliable free internet legal research sites, and when to spend money in order to save time by investing in fee-based legal research services that utilize artificial intelligence. Understand how implicit bias impacts legal research and how to ensure compliance with ABA Model Rule 1.1, Competence.

Principles

  • Learn how to evaluate legal research resources as Good, Cheap, and/or Fast.
  • Learn new features available on Bloomberg, Fastcase, Lexis+, and Westlaw Edge.
  • Learn how artificial intelligence and litigation analytics can streamline your research efforts.

Syllabus

  1. In the first phase of civil litigation, you need to determine if you client has a valid cause of action and if it’s worth pursuing, quickly and cost-efficiently. Attendees will learn a legal research process to help make these potentially costly decisions, quickly.
  2. In the second phase of civil litigation, you many need to research people and companies. Learn what is available for finding information on Expert Witnesses, Judges, Opposing Counsel, and public and private companies.
  3. Understand how implicit bias impacts legal research results and ensure compliance with ABA Model Rule 1.1, Competence, “A lawyer shall provide competent representation to a client. Competent representation requires the legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness and preparation reasonably necessary for the representation.”

Instructor

Ann Walsh Long, Esq.

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