LEGAL REFERENCEFOR PUBLIC LIBRARIANSKathy Fletcher, UNH Law LibraryMary S. Searles, NH Law Library       NHLA Fall Busines...
THE THREE MAGIC WORDS …
THE JOY OF COOKING APPROACH       READ ABOUT THE LAW       THEN READ THE LAW
TYPICAL LEGAL RESEARCHPROCESS1.   Formulate the legal question2.   Categorize the question      Federal/state/local     ...
JOY OF COOKING APPROACH1.   FIND BACKGROUND RESOURCES = READ ABOUT THE LAW2.   Formulate the legal question3.   Categorize...
http://www.doj.nh.gov/consumer/sourcebook/index.htm
JOY OF COOKING APPROACH1.   FIND BACKGROUND RESOURCES = READ ABOUT THE LAW2.   Formulate the legal question3.   Categorize...
LEGAL REFERENCE IS JUSTREFERENCE
TOOLS: LIBRARY CATALOGS
TOOLS: ONLINE RESEARCH LINKS
http://bit.ly/ZnnZsB
http://library.law.unh.edu/freelegalsources
TOOLS: RESEARCH GUIDES
http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/
http://law.lexisnexis.com/infopro/zimmermans/
http://lib.law.washington.edu/ref/guides.html
TOOLS: NH LAW ABOUT …
http://www.nhpublaw.org/
HOMEWORK Send your patrons’ questions Let us know about problems with the site Let us know what’s helpful and what’s no...
QUESTIONS?  KATHY FLETCHER  Kathy.Fletcher@law.unh.edu  MARY SEARLES  msearles@courts.state.nh.us
Legal Reference for Public Librarians
Legal Reference for Public Librarians
Legal Reference for Public Librarians
Legal Reference for Public Librarians
Legal Reference for Public Librarians
Legal Reference for Public Librarians
Legal Reference for Public Librarians
Legal Reference for Public Librarians
Legal Reference for Public Librarians
Legal Reference for Public Librarians
Legal Reference for Public Librarians
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Mary Searles and Kathy Fletcher present valuable legal reference information at the 2012 NHLA Fall Conference. Web page screenshots and links are included. Thank you, you two Law Librarians Extraordinaire!

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  • These point you to sources. Print as well as electronic. Leading treatises can be interlibrary loaned.
  • Legal Reference for Public Librarians

    1. 1. LEGAL REFERENCEFOR PUBLIC LIBRARIANSKathy Fletcher, UNH Law LibraryMary S. Searles, NH Law Library NHLA Fall Business Meeting November 8, 2012 Gunstock Mountain Resort, Gilford, NH
    2. 2. THE THREE MAGIC WORDS …
    3. 3. THE JOY OF COOKING APPROACH READ ABOUT THE LAW THEN READ THE LAW
    4. 4. TYPICAL LEGAL RESEARCHPROCESS1. Formulate the legal question2. Categorize the question  Federal/state/local  Civil/criminal  Procedural/substantive3. FIND BACKGROUND RESOURCES = READ ABOUT THE LAW4. Read the statutes, cases, regulations
    5. 5. JOY OF COOKING APPROACH1. FIND BACKGROUND RESOURCES = READ ABOUT THE LAW2. Formulate the legal question3. Categorize the question  Federal/state/local  Civil/criminal  Procedural/substantive4. Read the statutes, cases, regulations
    6. 6. http://www.doj.nh.gov/consumer/sourcebook/index.htm
    7. 7. JOY OF COOKING APPROACH1. FIND BACKGROUND RESOURCES = READ ABOUT THE LAW2. Formulate the legal question3. Categorize the question  Federal/state/local  Civil/criminal  Procedural/substantive4. Read the statutes, cases, regulations
    8. 8. LEGAL REFERENCE IS JUSTREFERENCE
    9. 9. TOOLS: LIBRARY CATALOGS
    10. 10. TOOLS: ONLINE RESEARCH LINKS
    11. 11. http://bit.ly/ZnnZsB
    12. 12. http://library.law.unh.edu/freelegalsources
    13. 13. TOOLS: RESEARCH GUIDES
    14. 14. http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/
    15. 15. http://law.lexisnexis.com/infopro/zimmermans/
    16. 16. http://lib.law.washington.edu/ref/guides.html
    17. 17. TOOLS: NH LAW ABOUT …
    18. 18. http://www.nhpublaw.org/
    19. 19. HOMEWORK Send your patrons’ questions Let us know about problems with the site Let us know what’s helpful and what’s not msearles@courts.state.nh.us
    20. 20. QUESTIONS? KATHY FLETCHER Kathy.Fletcher@law.unh.edu MARY SEARLES msearles@courts.state.nh.us

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