Professional Development Series
The Professional Development Series (PDS) is a weekly podcast series devoted to our newly sworn in attorneys and young lawyers. The PDS will present programs bringing basic skills training, introducing the business of the law, educating on mental health issues, and showcasing long term career options. Programs will come from a variety of sources locally and from around the country. If you are interested in contributing content, contact Julie Cook at email@example.com and Kiana Noorishad at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have left law school and the world of unlimited free legal research. Now that your services are being billed to clients, you have to do your best to provide the best service in the most efficient style. Follow two distinguished law librarians as they refresh your research skills and hone them to be client-friendly.
Faculty: Ben Doherty, Esq. and Leslie Ashbrook, Esq., University of Virginia School of Law Library, Charlottesville
0:28 - Themes and Advice from Judges
1:57 - Theme 1: Preserve Credibility by slowing down and getting the big picture
4:02 - Theme 2: Spend less time online searching and more time analyzing your findings
13:40 - Theme 3: Take Advantage of Secondary Sources: Use Books
21:14 - Theme 4a: Use tools, including online databases, for their strengths: Free Databases
27:49 - Theme 4b: Once you have some background, turn to Westlaw and Lexis
38:25 - When to use free or subscription databases for Virginia Legal Research
39:30 - What to Remember
Enjoy past broadcasts of the Professional Development Series by topic area. If you have trouble accessing a past broadcast or have any questions about the series, contact Julie Cook at email@example.com and Kiana Noorishad at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Programming comes from the VSB Young Lawyers Conference, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and other sources with their permission.