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Law Firm Legal Research Requirements for New Attorneys

Law Library Journal, Vol. 101, No. 3, p. 297, 2009

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 1376086

35 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2009 Last revised: 14 Apr 2013

Patrick Meyer

University of Detroit Mercy - School of Law

Date Written: April 17, 2009

Abstract

This article collects in one place the results of previously published and unpublished surveys as they pertain to law firm research requirements of new hires. The article also summarizes results from the author's recent law firm legal research survey, which determined what research functions, and in what formats, law firms require new hires to be proficient.

The article concludes that there is a need to integrate the teaching of online and print-based research resources for the following tasks: federal and state-specific legislative codes, secondary source materials, reporters, administrative codes and digests. There must also be a strong emphasis on the teaching of cost-effective research strategies.

Keywords: law firm, legal research, research formats, research methods, teaching methods, new lawyers, on-line research, print-based research

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

Meyer, Patrick, Law Firm Legal Research Requirements for New Attorneys (April 17, 2009). Law Library Journal, Vol. 101, No. 3, p. 297, 2009; Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 1376086. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1376086

Patrick Meyer (Contact Author)

University of Detroit Mercy - School of Law ( email )

651 East Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226
United States

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