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Upcoming US Law Webinars – April 2022

The Law Library of Congress’s next offering in its Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series will focus on the rules and regulations created by the executive branch of the U.S. federal government. In the “Tracing Federal Regulations” webinar, attendees will learn about the notice-and-comment rulemaking process, particularly the publication and citation of federal regulations.

Also in April, Law Library staff will host a webinar discussing Congress.gov. The presentation will discuss how to research federal legislation and highlight recent updates to the site. More information about the content of both webinars and registration links can be found below.

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220 Years of the Library of Congress–from cards to computers, recording and retrieving information for all (LOC). Photo by Flickr user The Library of Congress. Collier, John, Jr., 1913-1992, photographer.


Orientation to Legal Research Webinar: Tracing Federal Regulations

Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022, 11:00 a.m. EDT – 12:00 p.m. EDT

Content: This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. federal regulations, including information about the notice-and-comment rulemaking process, the publication and citation of regulations, and the tracing of regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations, to the proposed rule in the Federal Register, to the regulation’s docket.

Instructor: Margaret M. Wood – senior legal reference librarian. Margaret holds a BA in history from Oberlin College and a Master of Science in Library Science from Catholic University.

Register here.


Congress.gov Webinar

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 2:00 p.m. EDT – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Content: This orientation is designed to give a basic overview of Congress.gov. While the focus of the session will be searching legislation and the congressional member information attached to the legislation, the new features of Congress.gov will also be highlighted.

Instructors: Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer. Barbara is the bibliographic and research instruction librarian at the Law Library. She holds a BA in history from Duke University, a JD from the University of North Carolina School of Law, and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science with a specialization in law librarianship from Catholic University. Robert is the chief of the Law Library’s Office of External Relations. He holds a BA in political science from the University of Kentucky, a JD from Wayne State University, and a Master of Library Science from Florida State University.

Register here.


To learn about other upcoming classes on domestic and foreign law topics, visit the Legal Research Institute.

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2 Comments

  1. Suzanne Robinson
    April 7, 2022 at 3:29 pm

    Will registrants receive a link to watch the webinar after the fact if they are unable to attend live? If you archive your webinars, where might I find the?

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