Worth a read: “Google Think” and the New Associate

A recent blogpost by Erik Adams, a firm law librarian, on the RIPS Law Librarian Blog provides good insight on the legal research background needed as a new firm associate. I especially liked his observation that “with legal research often 5 minutes of background research can save hours of blind poking about. That certainly was the case with my new associate: had they spent a little time reading secondary sources or just thinking about what they were researching, rather than Google-thinking their way through search after search of case law, they unquestionably would have saved time.” This discussion of the legal research process will benefit anyone’s legal research whether a new associate or not.

Read the whole post here: “Google Think” and the New Associate

By Joan Bellistri

Law Library Director for the Anne Arundel County Public Law Library

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