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Back to School Legal Research 101 final class 5

Our Reference Librarians will take you through a series of one hour long classes that go over the CA court system, what is legal research, techniques for doing legal research and will end the course with a live demo of answering selected reference questions submitted by participants. These sessions are helpful to those who want to the public who want to learn more about the legal system, students looking for legal research tips, and legal professionals interested in the resources the Law Library...

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Back to School Legal Research 101 class 4

Our Reference Librarians will take you through a series of one hour long classes that go over the CA court system, what is legal research, techniques for doing legal research and will end the course with a live demo of answering selected reference questions submitted by participants. These sessions are helpful to those who want to the public who want to learn more about the legal system, students looking for legal research tips, and legal professionals interested in the resources the Law Library...

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Back to School Legal Research 101 class 2

Our Reference Librarians will take you through a series of one hour long classes that go over the CA court system, what is legal research, techniques for doing legal research and will end the course with a live demo of answering selected reference questions submitted by participants. These sessions are helpful to those who want to the public who want to learn more about the legal system, students looking for legal research tips, and legal professionals interested in the resources the Law Library...

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Wolters Kluwer Training

We encourage you to join us for this 30 minute training introducing you to the Cheetah database! Cheetah is structured topically and clearly displays primary and secondary sources and other research tools on easy-to-use, customizable dashboards. Learn more about the features and content of Cheetah (Wolters Kluwer). Training will be led by Rhonda Schnipper *Link to training meeting will be shared after you register on EventBrite. Questions call (951) 368-0368 or email andrea.valencia@rclawlibrary.org Register...

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Legal Research from Home Series 5: Family Law Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of the family law entry of the legal research from home series. We know family law can be overwhelming and we are here to help. We’ll look at some of online resources available to use when researching family law matters regarding children (custody, support, adoption, IEP etc. IEP stands for the Individual Education Program, which ensures special needs children receive an equal and fair education. Nolo produces guides for parents of special needs children to advocate for them). RCLL’s...

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Back to School: Legal Research 101 class 1

Our Reference Librarians will take you through a series of one hour long classes that go over the CA court system, what is legal research, techniques for doing legal research and will end the course with a live demo of answering selected reference questions submitted by participants. These sessions are helpful to those who want to the public who want to learn more about the legal system, students looking for legal research tips, and legal professionals interested in the resources the Law Library...

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Legal Research from Home Series 5: Family Law Part 1

Family law covers a broad range of topics. Most of family law can be separated into two categories: the first dealing with marriages (forming marriages and ending marriages), and the second category dealing with children (adoption, custody, and support). For part 1 of this family law portion of the legal research from home series, we will look at some online resources to research the marriage side of family law.    EBSCOHost is a valuable online reference resource. RCLL’s subscription includes...

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Legal Research From Home Series 3: Consumer Protection Law:

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary defines consumer law as “federal and state laws established to protect retail purchasers of goods and services from inferior, adulterated, hazardous, and deceptively advertised products, and deceptive or fraudulent sales practices; these laws cover everything from food to cosmetics, from banking to fair housing.” These types of laws are specifically set in place to protect the consumer. Suppose you decide to visit a brand new local market in your neighborhood....

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Legal Research From Home Series 2: How to locate free case law

A benefit of having access to the internet is you have access to (almost) every kind of information in the world at your fingertips. Case law happens to be one source of information that you can find at home for free! Even though you can find case law from home, it only provides a good starting point for your research and does not take the place of commercial print and electronic resources like West and Lexis. In order to properly Shepardize (i.e.,see if the case is still good law), you will still...

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