eLearning: Practical Legal Research Skills for Attorneys

Course details

Duration: 

6 weeks divided as follows:
*2 weeks to complete the course content online
*2 weeks to complete the final assignment
*2 weeks in which feedback on the assignment will be given

Format   Learn at your own pace with interactive tutorials & forum discussions
Requirements:  Internet access, speaker and headphones
Price: 

R1600.00


This course is self-paced which means you can begin as soon as you are ready. Once you have completed your activity you can move on the next activity.  In modules with assessments attached, you will be required to pass these with 70%+ in order to proceed to the next module.

Course overview

The Practical Legal Research Skills for Attorneys is an engaging eLearning course supported by practical assessments, forum discussions and feedback on your assignment. It covers the theoretical and technical skills a legal professional needs to effectively conduct legal research on a tight timeline. Rather than acting as an academic research course (such as those you may have taken during your tertiary studies), this course is tailored for those conducting research as part of their legal practice. Each module aligns the theory of Research Methodology with practical assessments and real-world examples.

Who should attend

  • Law Students
  • Candidate Attorneys
  • Junior Attorneys

Course Outcomes

  • Module 1: Introduction to Research and Basic Computer Research Literacy for Practitioners
  • Module 2: Complex Searches – Keywords, Boolean Search Operators and Advanced Search Options
  • Module 3: Primary Sources – Legislation and Rules of Court
  • Module 4: Primary Sources – Case Law
  • Module 5: Secondary Sources
  • Module 6: Research Methodology and Effectively Using the Sources Collected

Certificate of Completion

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a LexisNexis Certificate of Completion

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