Principle III: A successful legal researcher critically evaluates information.
- An information-literate legal professional evaluates legal information through cost-benefit analyses.
- Understands that there are costs associated with legal research, regardless of type, publisher, or format.
- Demonstrates cognizance of the intersection of cost and efficiency in the selection of information format, and exercises professional judgment to choose the best source to serve the research parameters.
- Understands the costs and benefits of mediated and disintermediated searching, and uses this knowledge to revise research strategies when necessary.