The South Carolina Library Association (SCLA) has invited the law librarians of the University of South Carolina Law Library to teach public librarians and academic librarians throughout the state how to do legal research.
The information below is quoted from an email sent to all SCLA members by the SCLA Continuing Education Committee on February 20, 2020.
Legal Research Webinars
Join the University of South Carolina Law Library for a five-part special series on performing legal research. All webinars will be held from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.
April 9, 2020: The Law & Legal Research
State & federal constitutions; the three branches of state & federal government and the laws they produce; and the reference interview and how to avoid legal advice.
Presenter: Terrye Conroy, Assistant Director of Legal Research Instruction, University of South Carolina Law Library
April 23, 2020: Secondary Sources & Topical Research Guides
How to use books, articles, and topical guides to research legal issues and find relevant state and federal statutes, regulations and cases.
Presenter: Aaron Glenn, Reference Librarian, University of South Carolina Law Library
May 14, 2020: Researching Local, State & Federal Codes
How to research municipal (city & county) ordinances, state statutes (focusing on SC), and federal statutes.
Presenter: Eve Ross, Reference Librarian, University of South Carolina Law Library
May 28, 2020: State & Federal Regulations
The relationship between state and federal statutes and administrative agency regulations and how to research state (focusing on SC) and federal regulations.
Presenter: Rebekah Maxwell, Associate Director for Library Operations, University of South Carolina Law Library
June 11, 2020: Researching State & Federal Cases, Court Rules & Forms
The concept of legal precedent, hierarchy of authority, and how to research state (focusing on SC) and federal cases, court rules and forms.
Presenter: Dan Brackmann, Reference Librarian, University of South Carolina Law Library
Please feel free to contact the SCLA Continuing Education Committee with questions.