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December 2021 US Law Webinar – Tracing Federal Regulations

The Law Library of Congress’s next offering in its Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series will focus on the laws created by the executive branch of the U.S. federal government—rules and regulations. In the “Tracing Federal Regulations” webinar, scheduled for Thursday, December 2, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST, attendees will learn about the notice-and-comment rulemaking process, particularly the publication and citation of federal regulations. The webinar will then explore how to trace a regulation, delineating how to take a section found in the Code of Federal Regulations back to its notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register, and then use that information to find the regulation’s department or agency docket. Please register here.

Man standing in an office with several shelves of dockets

Labor Relations Board, docket books for each regional & home office. Herbert Glaser Administrative Asst. Harris & Ewing photograph collection. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hec.22808


Orientation to Legal Research: Tracing Federal Regulations

Date: Thursday, December 2, 11:00 AM EST – 12:00 PM EST

Content: Provides participants with information about the notice-and-comment rulemaking process, including the publication and citation of federal regulations as well as exploring how to trace a federal regulation.

Instructor: Elizabeth Osborne – senior legal reference librarian at the Law Library. Elizabeth holds a BA in justice from American University, a JD from the Brooklyn Law School, and a Master of Science in Information Science from the University of Tennessee.

Register here.


We hope that you will be able to join us for this presentation. If you have any questions about this offering or other Law Library webinars, please visit the Legal Research Institute or contact us through Ask A Librarian.

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