Compiled by Karen Oesterle / Research Librarian

As you prepare for your 2018 summer associates, law clerks, and legal interns, NYLI knows you are busy planning how to teach them effective legal research skills.  The reference librarians at NYLI are here to support your efforts and suggest a few tools to assist with your efforts:

  • THE PRINCIPLES AND STANDARDS FOR LEGAL RESEARCH COMPETENCY
  • The principles advanced by the American Association of Law Libraries are:
  1. A successful legal researcher possesses foundational knowledge of the legal system and legal information sources.
  2. A successful legal researcher gathers information through effective and efficient research strategies.
  3. A successful legal researcher critically evaluates information.
  4. A successful legal researcher applies information effectively to resolve a specific issue or need.
  5. A successful legal researcher distinguishes between ethical and unethical uses of information, and understands the legal issues associated with the discovery, use, or application of information.

https://www.aallnet.org/advocacy/legal-research-competency/principles-and-standards-for-legal-research-competency/