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2024 Refresher on the basics of legal research

Total Credits: 1.0 Self Study

Practice Area:
New Attorney |  General Practice


Recording available after original program date, 8/28/2024

Sponsored by MoBarCLE & The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers' Section

This program offers a quick review of basic skills and knowledge necessary to be an effective researcher. The ability to research depends on your conceptual model of working problems, understanding the terrain of legal resources, matching problems to resources, and having a legal research process. Besides outlining these skills and knowledge base, we will discuss the disruption of Generative AI Large Language Models, and ethical duties of competency.
What you will learn:

  • Working the problem.
  • The terrain of legal resources.
  • Matching problems to resources.
  • Legal research process.

Speaker: Paul D Callister, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City

Opinions and positions stated by presenters of MoBarCLE programs are those of the presenters and not necessarily those of The Missouri Bar. This program is intended as information for lawyers in Missouri, in conjunction with other research they deem necessary, in the exercise of their independent judgment.

Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.


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University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

Paul Callister has been the director of the Leon E. Bloch Law Library at UMKC for 20 years. He is also a professor of law. Professor Callister teaches Copyright and advanced legal research courses. He is working on the second edition of his book, Field Guide to Legal Research.

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