Legal Research and Ethical Considerations in 2021

MCLE Credits: 3.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

Wednesday, October 6, 10:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET
  • Live Webcast
  • Live Telephone
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Wednesday, October 20, 10:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET
  • Webcast with Live Q&A
  • Telephone with Live Q&A
MCLE Credit: 3.0 (Ethics: 1.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 3.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Designation Credit: 1.0 Ethics (Designations Information)
Registration Fees: $239 regular registration (includes A Guide to Legal
Research in Virginia
(2021 edition) e-book).
$199 discounted registration—already own A Guide to
Legal Research in Virginia
(2021 edition) and don’t want
the e-book version.

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Why Attend?

  • Learn how to formulate a research plan
  • Understand how to perform legal research effectively and efficiently
  • Discover new tools available to lawyers at low or no cost
  • Examine how legal research ties into the ethical duties of competence, especially your duty to be competent in the use of technology in your practice
  • Receive the electronic version of the fully annotated A Guide to Legal Research in Virginia (2021 edition)—a $90 value—included in the regular registration fee at a deep discount! (If you already own the book and don’t want to receive the e-book, you may register for the seminar at a discount.)

Legal research is an important part of the practice of law, and lawyers have ethical responsibilities when using technology to do legal research. This program will focus on the research sources and tools available to lawyers in Virginia. While the primary emphasis will be on researching Virginia law, this seminar will also cover general civil, criminal, and business resources that can be used in legal practice. The use of commercial, government, as well as other free resources will also be emphasized.

This 3-hour seminar will devote an hour to discuss a lawyer’s ethical duty under Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 1.1, comment 6, which includes the awareness of the benefits and risks associated with the use of technology. Learn how the duty under Rule 1.1 extends to the technology used to research legal issues.

 

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Registration Deadlines:
Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Call (800) 979-8253 to register up to one hour prior to the seminar

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $90 for the e-book if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE®.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (October 6 and October 20) (Eastern Time)

10:00 Legal Research
12:00 Break
12:15 Ethics
1:15 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

ABOUT THE SPEAKER


Joyce Manna Janto,
University of Richmond Law School Library / Richmond

Joyce Manna Janto is the Director of Public & Instructional Services at the University of Richmond William Taylor Muse Law Library since August 2020. Prior to this, she served as the Acquisitions Librarian and Associate Director for Collection Development, and Deputy Director at Richmond from 1982-2020. She teaches Legal Research I and II, Virginia Legal Research, Advanced Legal Research and Professional Responsibility.

Ms. Janto holds a BS from Clarion State University of Pennsylvania, an MLS from the University of Pittsburgh, and a JD from the University of Richmond. She is very active professionally, having served as president of the Virginia Association of Law Libraries, the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries, and the American Association of Law Libraries. She has published extensively in both legal and library-related publications and presented at conferences on the international, national, regional, state, and local levels. Her fields of expertise include management and personnel issues, legal research, and ethics.

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