The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) offers one webinar a month in the area of legal research. The webinars are generally 1.5 hours and cost $67.80 each webinar. Please visit the CALL website for more information. The next webinar is on Thursday, March 20, 2014 titled “Civil Procedure 101 – An Overview for Legal Information Professionals: Legal Research and Knowledge Management Support of a Litigation Practice“.
This webinar, aimed at legal information professionals, will provide an overview of the litigation process. The goal will be to explain the various elements of a lawsuit and show the various ways that legal research and knowledge management impact – and are affected by – litigation.
Questions / topics to be covered will include:
- What are law students taught in law school about civil procedure?
- What 5 things every information professional need to know about litigation?
- What is the difference between an action and an application?
- When do you sue in Federal court versus suing in a provincial superior court?
- What are the best sources of research for each stage of a lawsuit?
- How can information professionals best guarantee their value to the litigators within their organization?
- What are the alternatives to litigation?
- How can you best apply knowledge management to a litigation practice?
- What is the role of project management in litigation?
Attendees will be provided a detailed, annotated research pathfinder for supporting legal research and knowledge management in the litigation context.