April 20, 2007
Research boot camp: A strategic approach to success
The Legal Research and Information Resources committee will present its 2007 Summer Associate Seminar, “Research Boot Camp: Strategic Approach to Success,” on Friday, May 25, 8:30 to 1:15 p.m. at the Columbus Bar offices. Don’t miss this opportunity for free instruction for your first or second-year law students who are summer associates at law firms, courts, or government offices in Columbus.
This year’s seminar will feature Jennifer Edwards, an attorney from Porter Wright with experience in both teaching and writing legal memoranda. Based on comments from area law firms and past attendees of the seminar, the committee believes that effective legal writing is one of the most needed skills for being successful as a summer associate.
Shawn Beem, Assistant Director for Career Services at Capital University Law School, will follow with practical tips on how to adapt to the business environment, based on feedback he has received from law firms and government agencies. Columbus law librarians will offer breakout sessions with concurrent programs designed to enhance the legal research skills of the students, focusing on Ohio legal research.
The seminar will conclude with panels of practicing attorneys who will share their thoughts on working and succeeding in the real world. The students can choose to attend a panel with attorneys from large law firms, small to mid-size law firms, or government agencies and courts. The program will include a continental breakfast sponsored by Thomson-West and a lunch sponsored by LexisNexis.
There is no charge to attend this seminar; however, because of the format, pre-registration is required. For more information please call Sue Schaefgen at 614-227-2090.