Workshop: Basic Legal Research

Course ID - CTD0757   

Short Title: Basic Legal Research

Audience:     All Employees
Length of Workshop:      2 hours
Prerequisite     none

This workshop will provide an overview of the College's legal collection including a description of the resources available on campus and their system of organization.  Participants will learn how to use legal codes, registers and indexes to assist students in their research.  There will also be a brief summary of on-line resources and a hands-on research activity to reinforce new techniques.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  •  Explain and describe the system of organization for law collections
  •  Effectively respond to students' research questions
  •  List and explain a selection of appropriate publications for use in legal research
  •  Access relevant web sites to find legal information
  •  Describe how legal liability limits the type and depth of assistance librarians may offer patrons



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Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0757
Course Title: Basic Legal Reseach
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.