The Library provides a programme of training courses on legal resources and research throughout the year, outlined below. If you have other requests for training courses, please contact the Library team.
The Library provides a short refresher training course offering practical tips to improve your legal research skills.
The course covers:
Choosing the right resource for your research
Quick tips for database searching
In-depth examples for case law research
Tips and caveats for legislation research
We are offering this training in the form of one-to-one sessions.
TRAINING FOR PUPILS
Each October, the Library presents a series of four training courses entitled “Smarter Legal Research”
The first session is on Top Research Tips and covers:
The mistakes everyone makes – and how to avoid them,
Sources people forget,
Getting the best from the web,
Top tricks for databases, and
Future-proofing your research.
Further courses cover Legislation and Official Publications, Case law and EU legal research.
The courses will be advertised in the members’ newsletter, direct to pupils and via the Library website and social media in the autumn.
TRAINING FOR STUDENTS
In the autumn, the Library offers legal research training for BPTC students.
The training covers:
Introduction to the Library
Good research techniques
Secondary and primary sources
TRAINING FOR CLERKS
Training for clerks.
The Library conducts training courses on using the Library to clerks. There is an introductory session and an advanced session available which will each last approximately 1 hour and will cover:
Basics of using the Library
Simple finding aids
Explanation of terms
Overview of online resources
Electronic and print case and legislation sources
EU and international materials