Talk to Your Librarian

Today’s tip: “talk to your law librarian” is in honour of all the new legal summer students that are starting at law firms. For those of you who don’t have access to a person or team in house, law society and bar organizations have your back.

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society Library offers:

  • through the provision of reference and research assistance;
  • current awareness to the membership;
  • document delivery and interlibrary loan services;
  • research and resource guides;
  • online services;
  • training to the membership;

The Great Library website offers an Ask a Law Librarian page which states:

Experienced staff are available to answer reference questions, advise on research strategy and assist in locating and using resources in the Great Library.

The Toronto Lawyers Association Library and Research folks offer organization of training session with LexisNexis Quicklaw and Westlaw Canada trainers and offer a Criminal Sentencing Research session. If you have ideas for other training topices, they take requests.

The Courthouse Libraries BC offers in person, and online training and How To videos.

The above list merely scratches the surface. Every jurisdiction has a law librarian who is willing to help.

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