Law librarians at the University of South Carolina School of Law have presented a five-part webinar series designed to provide public librarians and academic librarians the knowledge and skills to help their patrons with basic legal research.
In partnership with the South Carolina Library Association (SCLA), law librarians recorded each webinar. The series is now available for free on SCLA’s YouTube channel.
UofSC Law Library’s Circuit Riders: Basic Legal Research Training guide includes additional context for the webinars.
Legal Research Series Part 1:
The Law and Legal Reference Interview
Legal Research Series Part 2:
Secondary Sources & Topical Research Guides
Legal Research Series Part 3:
Local, State, and Federal Codes
Legal Research Series Part 4:
State and Federal Regulations
Legal Research Series Part 5:
State & Federal Cases, Court Rules & Forms
Professor Terrye Conroy pioneered the concept of law librarians training public librarians and academic librarians on legal research in order to compensate for gaps in legal information services to the public. Her work on the Circuit Riders Outreach Program began in 2007 with in-person workshops throughout the state of South Carolina, was sustained through many iterations including these five webinars in 2020, and continues in the Circuit Riders: Basic Legal Research Training guide on the UofSC Law Library website. Much gratitude goes to Professor Conroy, who retired June 30, 2020, for this tremendous legacy of education and service.