The ability to provide up-to-date and reliable legal advice and submissions you and your clients can have confidence in depends to a large extent on your research skills. Advances in technology and internet resources mean now is a good time to update your research skills. With the advent of mandatory CPD you can use these new skills to write articles and deliver seminars which you could count as CPD activities.
Registrants will receive a paper which is an invaluable reference tool for later use. It sets out the most up-to-date and useful legal databases as well as top tips to using those databases to best effect. Registrants will also receive practical examples to work through after the webinar to reinforce what has been learnt.
The On Demand webinar is presented by two experienced, professional legal researchers: Stephanie Carr, Law Library Manager at the Davis Law Library and lecturer in Legal Research at the University of Auckland, and Melanie Brebner, Subject Librarian, Davis Law Library and lecturer in Legal Research.
By watching this On Demand webinar you will learn:
- how to enhance and update your research skills to enable you to research more efficiently and effectively;
- be introduced to the main on-line legal databases;
- learn how to keep a research trail;
- be given top tips to get the best out of the main subscription databases: LexisNexis NZ; Westlaw NZ (which has replaced the Brookers’ product); and CCH’s Intelliconnect for commercial and tax lawyers;
- become familiar with the free on-line databases, such as NZLII and tribunal databases;
- be able to track down unreported judgments; and
- navigate the official legislation website confidently.
Who should watch
Any lawyer, especially intermediate and senior counsel, wishing to update their research skills.
Feedback from the live event
"A good overview of the various databases available - good refresher."
"It's relevant to any research! It was an excellent presentation. Thank you."
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Law Library Manager, The University of Auckland
Stephanie's main responsibilities include management of the library and its collections, which support the Faculty of Law and Department of Commercial Law’s teaching, learning and research activities. She has worked for the University Library since 2002 and has been Law Library Manager since 2009.
Stephanie is course coordinator for LAW299 Legal Research 1 and LAW399 Legal Research 2, which are compulsory papers within the LLB degree.
Stephanie is a registered member of the Library and Information Association of New Zealand (RLIANZA) and a member of the New Zealand Law Librarians Association.
Law Subject Librarian, The University of Auckland
Melanie's primary responsibilities include assisting with teaching on the Legal Research papers and providing course related instruction on legal research topics which support the Faculty of Law and Department of Commercial Law’s teaching, learning and research activities. She has worked for the University Library since 2008.
Melanie is a registered member of the Library and Information Association of New Zealand (RLIANZA) and as a member of the New Zealand Law Librarians Association was the Auckland Co-convenor for 2012-2013. Melanie is also Co-convenor of the Tertiary Librarians Special Interest Group (TELSIG) and organised a Symposium for this group in 2013.