The Modern Campfire: Using Advanced Electronic Legal Research Techniques

Run Time
69 Minutes
Rose Rocklein, Sharae Scruggs, Joe Bannon
Class Type
On-Demand Training
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Price $99.00

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Performance artist, composer and musician Laurie Anderson once described technology as “the campfire around which we tell our stories.”

Think about that. We used to actually gather together to tell stories. Now, we simply post our story to our walls, Tweet it to our followers or Instagram or Snapchat it. Technology is an indispensable component in our modern social culture. Today, the internet has become our modern campfire.

This is especially true in the legal profession, where technology has enabled greater amounts of information to be retained and legal documents to become longer and more complex. As a result, attorneys and legal professionals no longer have the choice to ignore the growing technology. Indeed, becoming technologically savvy and taking full advantage of the technology that puts endless amounts of legal research at our fingertips is essential for any attorney to satisfy the competency requirements mandated by the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct.

In this CLE course, you’ll explore how to make use of advanced legal research techniques that fuel the modern campfire. By the end of this class, you’ll have an understanding of the following:

  • Making effective use of search history
  • Using the topic summary reports, legal issue trail and source selection for more efficient research
  • Determining search construction, including pre and post filtering, natural and Boolean language, and searching within a result set
  • Maintaining awareness of major cases and developments through the use of alerts
  • Researching in a mobile environment

See CLE State Accreditation for credit details.
If you are licensed in New York, this content is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced New York attorneys. Although, this content is appropriate for all New York attorneys, newly admitted attorneys cannot earn CLE credit for the completion of the course when presented via on-demand.
State Status Total Credits Type Of Credit Approved Thru
New JerseyApproved1.20General02/11/2021
New MexicoApproved1.00General02/11/2021
New YorkApproved1.00SkillsOn-going
West VirginiaApproved1.40GeneralOn-going