Legal Research 2014: Efficiency, Effectiveness and Other Good Stuff

December 05, 2014 | 3.0 General CLE Credits

This program will help you get the research content you need at a price you can afford: covers the universe of legal research vendors beyond Westlaw and Lexis; essentials of contracting, pricing and cost recovery; and the ethical use and distribution of digital research.

Overview

9 a.m.-12 noon.

Presented by the outstanding team of Law Librarians at Seattle University School of Law. This seminar is not your standard legal research refresher, but a program that will help you get the research content you need at a price you can afford: covers the universe of legal research vendors beyond Westlaw and Lexis; essentials of contracting, pricing and cost recovery; and the ethical use and distribution of digital research.

Presenters

Kerry Fitz-Gerald, Librarian, Seattle University School of Law

Prior to coming to Seattle University, Ms. Fitz-Gerald was a reference librarian at the King County Law Library. She co-teaches three advanced legal research courses, including the University's first exclusively online class. Ms. Fitz-Gerald is a regular presenter at CLEs, addressing diverse audiences including lawyers, paralegals and legislative staff. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, American Association of Law Libraries and Law Librarians of Puget Sound. She joined the faculty in 2002.

Kelly Kunsch, Librarian, Seattle University School of Law

Kelly Kunsch has performed and taught legal research for more than two decades. He teaches Legal Research Methods and lectures for a variety of other classes and programs. He edited the four volume treatise, Washington Practice: Methods of Practice (for which he wrote numerous chapters) and co-authored the first two editions of The Legal Writing Handbook. He is also the author of several law review articles which have been cited not only by Washington courts, but by federal courts and courts in other states as well. In college, he excelled in tennis; his unbeaten freshman season has never been duplicated at Gonzaga.

Barbara Swatt Engstrom, Associate Librarian, Seattle University School of Law

Before coming to Seattle University, Barbara Swatt Engstrom was a reference librarian and adjunct professor at the University of Utah College of Law. Ms. Swatt teaches Legal Research Methods and Advanced Electronic Legal Research. She co-developed and teaches the asynchronous legal research class, the first exclusively on-line class offered at Seattle University. Ms. Swatt presents at CLEs and conferences and coordinates the Bridge the Legal Research Gap program each year. She has held leadership positions in the Law Librarians of Puget Sound and the Western Pacific chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries. She is an active member of member of the American Association of Law Libraries and the Washington State Bar Association. Barbara joined the faculty in 2004.

Stephanie Wilson, Librarian, Seattle University School of Law

Prior to coming to Seattle University, Ms. Wilson was a reference librarian at Willkie, Farr and Gallagher, New York, and a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Juvenile Rights Division in New York City. She co-teaches an advanced legal research course and frequently presents at CLE's and conferences. She was an associate editor of Sexual Orientation and the Law: A Research Bibliography Selectively Annotating the Legal Literature Through 2005, published by Hein in 2006. Ms. Wilson joined the faculty in 2001.

Pricing

General Registration - $125.00

Seattle University School of Law Alumni - $110.00

Live Webcast - $125.00