MCLE: Efficient Legal Research for Practitioners

Saturday, August 24, 2019: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Looking to improve your legal research skills? In this class, learn to follow time-tested research methods, and avoid the inefficiency and frustration associated with scattershot, disorganized research. Class includes an exploration of under-utilized research tools plus hands-on exercises.

Class covers:

  • What the legal research method is, and why you need it
  • Secondary sources: valuable "shortcuts" for your research
  • How to find and access appropriate sources affordably
  • Advanced search methods like Terms & Connectors ("Boolean") searching
  • Hands-on research exercises

Earn 2.0 hours general MCLE credit

Presented by Ryan Metheny:
Ryan Metheny is Managing Librarian, Legal Education at LA Law Library. After graduating from UCLA School of Law, Ryan practiced First Amendment law at a public interest firm in Berkeley, CA. He transitioned to librarianship to focus on his passions of research and education, and earned a master's degree in library and information science from the University of Washington. Ryan also teaches Legal Research as an adjunct faculty member at USC Gould School of Law.

Registration fee: $40 for the­ class
Non-refundable, payment reserves spot
Brown bag event, eat your lunch (or breakfast) in the classroom! Water and snack provided.

Hours / Location

LA Law Library
301 W. First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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M, W, Th, F: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Tue: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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