Legal Resources on the Internet (MCLS)

Scheduled Offerings

There are currently no classes scheduled for this course.

Course Overview

In this two-session online workshop, students will learn to locate quality legal resources on the World Wide Web. The class will focus on:
* Michigan & federal primary legal materials
* reliable secondary legal sources

Students will learn:
* how to search for and update legislation and legislative history materials
* how to search for judicial and regulatory materials
* what gaps in legal coverage still exist on the free web

Workshop materials include:
* a reference handout with practice exercises that include Federal as well as Michigan sources

In addition to how to locate materials, the lawyer-librarian instructor will discuss how the sources fit into our legal system. The special challenges presented by legal reference will be discussed, and advice given about how to avoid the unauthorized practice of law. Recommendations for inexpensive or essential print and electronic materials that might be purchased to supplement free Internet resources are also made.

This workshop has been approved for four (4) Technology Library Education Units (TLEUs).

This class will be online for 2 - 2 hr sessions over 2 consecutive days using our online workshop software. All registered attendees will receive an email with WebEx login information a few days prior to the 1st class date.

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Course Provider


Course Length

4.0 Hours (2 days / 2-hour sessions per day)

Course Format

Live Online


Subject Area

Reference and Discovery