April 25, 2008
Legal research for the young, fabulous and overwhelmed
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. The Legal Research and Information Resources Committee will present its 2008 Summer Associate Seminar, Legal Research for the Young, Fabulous & Overwhelmed, on Friday, May 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Columbus Bar offices.
This year’s seminar features Jennifer Edwards, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, with experience in both teaching and writing legal memoranda. Shawn Beem, Associate 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 then offer breakout sessions with concurrent programs designed to enhance the legal research skills of the students, focusing on Ohio legal research. A session on professional responsibility, presented by Kent Shimeall of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, will also be offered.
The seminar will conclude with panels of practicing attorneys who will share their insights on working and succeeding in the real world. The students can choose to attend a panel with attorneys from law firms or government agencies and courts. The program will include a continental breakfast sponsored by Thomson-West and lunch by LexisNexis.
There is no charge to attend this seminar; however, because of the format, pre-registration is required. For registration forms, visit the programs and services section at www.cbalaw.org. Completed forms should be mailed to Jon Chagat, Ohio Attorney General Library, 30 E. Broad Street, 15th floor, Columbus 43215-3428 by Monday, May 19. Or fax to Jon at 614/728.8680; or email a registration request and selections to JChagat@ag.state.oh.us. If you have questions about the registration, you can reach Jon at 614/387.0534. If you have any questions about the seminar, please call Ben Gaul at 614/462.2670, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.