Jan. 20 Webinar: "The Power of the Web: Free Internet Legal Research"

Agricultural and Food Law January 06, 2016 Print Friendly and PDF

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On Wednesday, January 20 at 12 PM Eastern, join us in our continuing webinar series sponsored by the Agricultural & Food Law Consortium. Our January webinar, entitled, The Power of the Web: Free Internet Legal Research, focuses on getting the most out of free legal materials on the internet.  This program is designed to be useful to attorneys and non-attorneys seeking to learn more about free legal research materials.  No pre-registration is required and this webinar is offered free of charge, but limited to the first 100 registrants. To enter the webinar on January 20, simply click here shortly before the webinar begins. We recommend testing your computer for software compatibility prior to the webinar by clicking here

As the availability of online legal materials increases, it can be difficult to know where to start and which sites are the most valuable. Legal websites vary drastically in terms of materials collected, scope of coverage and search options. Some are good for finding legal commentary, while others focus on primary law or practical legal materials. 

This free, hour-long webinar will teach you to utilize the most efficient free internet legal resources whether you are new to research or a veteran legal researcher. The webinar will also guide you to the most practical free legal materials on the web and demonstrate how to use them effectively.

The webinar presenter is Ms. Kirstin Nelson, J.D. Ms. Nelson is a Law Librarian at the National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Maryland. Kirstin received a B.S in Social Sciences from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Master of Library Science at the University of Missouri-Columbia and J.D. at University of Baltimore. In addition to her work at the library, she teaches Advanced Legal Research at University of Maryland School of Law. Ms. Nelson previously worked at University of Maryland Law Library and as a Research Librarian at several national law firms, including DLA Piper, Steptoe & Johnson, and Blank Rome.


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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.