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Library Compact Research Course - Tuesday 1st October

01 Oct 2019
13:30 - 16:30
Law Society House, Belfast See Details

The Law Society of Northern Ireland boasts a modern and well equipped Library and Business Centre for its members. It holds a comprehensive collection of electronic and hard copy legal resources together with access to a vast network of external resources and specialised legal collections. The Library also provides a range of services which many solicitors use on a regular basis including its very popular enquiry and research service, the document delivery service, I on the Law current awareness service and the Libero Database, which is an important portal of legal information for practitioners in this jurisdiction.

The Library and Information Service is once again running its in-depth Compact Research Courses for solicitors. The numbers at each session will be capped at approximately 4 to ensure maximum benefit for each participant. The emphasis of the course will be very much “hands on” with participants encouraged to use the resources and facilities available to develop their legal research strategies and techniques. The course is led by Heather Semple, the Society’s Head of Library and Information Services.

The course is very well received with previous delegates stating:

“Excellent course – will be invaluable back in the office.”

“I have discovered new information and new knowledge about the LSNI Library services – thank you!”

“Excellent session – Libero is a very useful tool.”

“This is an excellent course which should be undertaken by solicitors!”

Topics to be covered will include:

  • the law making and law finding processes in Northern Ireland and the intricacies of conducting legal research in a small jurisdiction like Northern Ireland to ensure you are using good law;

  • whether to use hard copy or electronic resources and the development of search strategies according to the best bibliographical resources available;

  • commercial resources available through the Law Society Library;

  • use of the Libero database;

  • part of the session is an interactive tutorial on best practice, tips and techniques for using the internet for legal research.

The courses can be adapted and tailored according to participant requirements.

Attendance at this seminar will fully cover the 2019 Client Care and Practice Management CPD requirement. Any additional Client Care and Practice Management hours gained can be carried over into the General Group Study section.

The sessions have been extremely popular and booking is essential – please ensure you contact the CPD Department directly and receive a booking confirmation if you want to attend one of the sessions. We will be unable to cater for anyone who turns up without booking in advance. Please inform CPD staff on booking if you have attended this course before as preference will be given to those who have not previously attended.

The course will run on the following dates:

Session 1 Tuesday 14 May 2019 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Session 2 Wednesday 15 May 2019 10am – 1pm

Session 3 Tuesday 1 October 2019 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Session 4 Wednesday 2 October 2019 10am – 1pm

Session 5 Tuesday 5 November 2019 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Session 6 Wednesday 6 November 2019 10am – 1pm

Session 7 Tuesday 3 December 2019 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Session 8 Wednesday 4 December 2019 10am – 1pm

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