Legal Research for Texas Lawyers

Please join the University of Houston O'Quinn Law Library for a free training workshop on legal research.

Friday, June 1, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

University of Houston Law Center – 144 BLB
Complimentary Parking in Lot 19B

 

3.5 hours of Texas CLE Credit with 1 hour of ethics.

Register online by Thursday, May 31st

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Workshop Schedule


12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch pick up and Registration

1:00-1:50 p.m.

Using Legal Research to Fulfill your Ethical Obligations

This session concentrates on the necessary research steps a practitioner should take to meet their ethical obligations. Including updating, versioning, and staying current in the law.

Speaker: Amanda Watson: Director of the John O'Quinn Law Library and Assistant Professor, University of Houston Law Center frequently conducts training sessions on legal research and technology for law faculty, law students, and law librarians and teaches courses on legal research.

1:50-2:40 p.m.

Tax Law Research

This session concentrates on researching the primary sources of tax law including statutory research, Treasury regulations, case law, and administrative decisions and materials.

Speaker: Chris Dykes, Head of Public Services, University of Houston Law Center, frequently conducts training sessions on legal research for law students and law librarians and teaches Tax Research. 

2:40-2:50 p.m.    Break

2:50-3:40 p.m.

Immigration Law Research

This session will cover the principles of researching immigration law, introducing the statutory sources of immigration law but focusing on locating administrative materials and immigration cases.  This session will also examine methods for researching specific areas of asylum, employment, criminal and family law particularly relevant to immigration law, and will review sources of other information particularly useful to immigration practitioners.

Speaker Dan Donahue, Foreign and International Law Librarian at the John O'Quinn Law Library, University of Houston Law Center, lectures on legal research topics for students, attorneys, and the general public.

3:40-4:30 p.m.     Health Law Research

To provide support to practitioners new to health law, this session will focus on federal and state primary legal materials related to health law, including relevant statutes, regulations, agency guidance, and decisions.

Speakers: Emily Lawson, Associate Director, John O'Quinn Law Library, University of Houston Law Center has conducted training sessions for attorneys, law students, and law librarians on legal technology.

Robert Clark, Reference and Research Librarian, John O'Quinn Law Library, University of Houston Law Center has conducted training sessions on legal research and technology.

 

For information or registration, contact Chris Dykes at 713.743.2306 or
cdykes@central.uh.edu

University of Houston O'Quinn Law Library