Using (and Teaching) Nonlegal Authoritative Government Documents and Databases to Win Cases and Guide Clients (G1)

Date + Time: Monday, July 15, 2019: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Speakers: Robert Berry, US Patent and Trademark Office; Michael J. Brewer, NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI); Amelia Cohoes, US Patent and Trademark Office; Sue Ellen Morgan, US Patent and Trademark Office

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We all use some types of legal government documents, such as statutes, regulations, and caselaw. Yet there are millions of nonlegal government documents—satellite imagery, in-depth reports, posters, and datasets on everything from climate to manufacturing, housing, health, and international trade—that can add powerful support to legal cases, and help provide authoritative guidance to clients with regulatory questions. This program features speakers from the U.S. Patent and Trade Office and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, who will each give a tutorial on their websites. These sites are government documents, deemed both authentic and authoritative, featuring a plethora of information that can be used in civil and criminal cases.

This program is sponsored by the GD-SIS.

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