Prepare to Practice 2018
Columbia Law Library's workshop series designed to prepare you for your summer work experience, pro bono projects, and jobs. Stop by JGH 646 on Mondays between March 19 and April 23 from 12:10pm and 1:10pm to learn about researching specific topics in the law and a non-pizza lunch. This week's topic:
Docket Research: Finding and Using Filings and Other Information from Dockets
Imagine a partner at your firm or your supervisor at a public interest or government organization asks you to locate a motion to dismiss for a certain case or to identify all cases where a particular organization filed an amicus brief. To find this type of information, you need to learn how to effectively use dockets.
Learn how to search for court filings in Bloomberg Law, LexisAdvance, Westlaw, and free web sources.
See how you can use docket filings like a "brief bank" to get inspiration for your work or to see what kind of arguments opposing attorneys might make.
Use docket research to help you scope out judges, attorneys, prospective clients, and opposing parties.
Learn how to set up alerts on dockets for current awareness.
Instructor: Mariana Newman