Online Legal Research

We will describe how to effectively use free and low-cost online resources including Google Scholar, Fastcase (free to MSBA members), and resources from Cornell's Legal Information Institute (LII). Karen will also review resources for 'non-legal' research - finding heirs, witnesses, opposing parties, and more.

This CLE is approved for credit through November 24, 2021.

Karen Westwood is the Library Director at Hennepin County Anne Grande Law Library. Before that, Karen was the Warren E. Burger Library’s head of reference. She received her M.S. in Library and Information Science in 1987 and worked in public and university libraries before launching her law library career as a circuit-riding prison law librarian for Law Library Service to Prisoners, a program of the Minnesota State Law Library, in 1990. Through the years, Westwood worked her way up at the State Law Library, but in 2004 she left to attend law school at Hamline University School of Law. After graduating with honors in 2007, Westwood spent 2 years as a corporate attorney with the Minneapolis law firm of Lindquist & Vennum, P.L.L.P., before coming to William Mitchell.

CLE Credits:
1.0 Standard CLE Credits approved | Event Code: 281736

MSBA Members:  $29.95
Non-MSBA Members:  $64.95



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