I have the pleasure of presenting today in Calgary at an Advanced Legal Research Seminar sponsored by the Legal Education Society of Alberta. Included on the panel with me are a number of experienced legal researchers from Alberta, including SLAW’s own Shaunna Mireau.
What makes the seminar interesting is the variety in topics covered, including core research competencies and how to effectively approach research, traditional and non-traditional gathering paths, comparative research (the art of comparing and analyzing), foreign and international legal research, and advanced legislative research. In addition, there is what we are calling a “speed dating” session after lunch where each of the presenters will sit at a table and the attendees will move in small groups from table to table with each presenter giving one or two more research tips to their table.
While I or Shaunna may try to blog today on SLAW about the conference, I can’t guarantee that. Instead, a number of people have promised to tweet at #lesaonline.
In addition, for legal professionals in the Edmonton area, we will be doingna live “repeat” of this seminar in Edmonton on October 13th.