Principle II: A successful legal researcher gathers information through effective and efficient research strategies.
- An information-literate legal professional constructs and implements efficient, cost-effective search strategies.
- Articulates the precise legal issues that need to be researched, whether in the context of:
- traditional litigation practice,
- regulatory practice, or,
- transactional practice.
- Develops an appropriate research plan for each discrete issue.
- Knows how to appropriately use available resources to research and understands the relative advantages of different methods of finding information.
- Differentiates among various available online search platforms to employ those that are best suited to the task at hand, and
- Understands the operation of both free and subscription search platforms to skillfully craft appropriate search queries.
- Identifies the most cost-efficient sources, calculating cost of use against time on research.