Principle II: A successful legal researcher gathers information through effective and efficient research strategies.
- Principle II, Standard C: An information-literate legal professional confirms and validates research results, incorporating existing work product and expertise.
- Understands the necessity of validating case holdings through the use of citators such as Shepard's, KeyCite, or other citation-based methods of updating case law.
- Analyzes research results using prior knowledge and experience on the topic in particular, as well as one's general knowledge of legal principles.
- Recognizes the benefits of requesting assistance from knowledgeable individuals, or an institution's knowledge management system.
- Understands when to stop the research process.