All public librarians are encouraged to apply for a scholarship, sponsored by the LLNE Access to Justice Committee, to attend our chapter’s Legal Research Instruction Program.
The Legal Research Instruction Program (LRIP) is a six-week online seminar geared towards public librarians interested in learning more about law librarianship. Each week, a different aspect of legal research is covered — everything from an overview of the U.S. legal system, to finding business transactional documents. The class will run on Wednesday evenings from March 23 — April 27, 2022. For more information about the LRIP course, go to https://llne.org/legalresearchinstruction/ or contact Brian Flaherty directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The LLNE Access to Justice Committee is providing two scholarships to cover the cost of registration. Applicants must be public (non-law) librarians from the New England region.
Applications should be submitted through this Google form https://forms.gle/Wdyy1hiYQJtzNwY89 by Friday, March 18, 2022. Scholarship recipients will be notified by Monday, March 21, 2022.
Please send questions about the scholarship to Anne Rajotte at email@example.com.
We encourage all LLNE members to share this scholarship opportunity with their local public libraries and any public librarians that would be interested in this excellent professional development opportunity.
For the first time in LLNE history the annual legal research instruction program is going to be run entirely online. It will be a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instruction, using Zoom, various Google tools, video instruction, and the imagination of the great teaching librarians of the Law Librarians of New England.
The class will run on six Wednesday evenings from March 17th through April 22nd. The times of the synchronous class will vary based on the amount of asynchronous instruction for each topic, but each Wednesday will include at least one hour of synchronous online instruction. To register, fill out this Google form.
This is a great opportunity for newer library staff or staff who are learning to work with legal research resources in a different way. Instruction will include:
· Overview of the US legal system
· Introduction to legal research methods, including using secondary sources
· The role of case law, the courts and case finding tools, such as digests
· The organization of statutes and conducting a legislative history
· Finding regulations
· Understanding administrative law
· Finding transactional law documents
· Finding information about businesses and people
· Putting everything together with legal research strategy
For the course, you will have access to some of the more important legal research tools in the profession, however we will also cover how to do effective legal research without some of the more expensive resources.
You do NOT need to be an LLNE member to attend this course.
Course Fee: $150. Payable by check (see registration form) or credit card.
Registration deadline: Monday, March 10, 2021
If you have any questions, please email Brian Flaherty
*Syllabus coming soon*