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Upcoming US Law Webinars – February 2024

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In February, the Law Library of Congress is excited to offer more educational webinars, specifically the first Congress.gov webinar of 2024. The Law Library of Congress’s next offering in its Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series will provide an overview of U.S. case law. These entries in the series aim to provide a better understanding of U.S. case law research as well as conducting research using Congress.gov to search legislation. We hope you will join us for these two webinar offerings and the many to follow!


Orientation to Legal Research Webinar: U.S. Case Law

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2024, 1:00 p.m. EST – 2:00 p.m. EST

Content: This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. case law research, including information about the U.S. federal court system, the publication of court opinions, methods for researching case law, and information about locating records and briefs.

Instructor: Olivia Kane-Cruz. Olivia holds a B.A. in political science from Humboldt State University (Cal Poly Humboldt), a J.D. and a master of environmental law and policy from Vermont Law School, and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Washington.

Register here.


An Introduction to Congress.gov Webinar

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2024, 2:00 p.m. EST – 3:00 p.m. EST

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 associated with the legislation, the new features of Congress.gov will be highlighted.

Instructor: Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer. Barbara is the bibliographic and research instruction librarian at the Law Library. She holds a B.A. in history from Duke University, a J.D. 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 B.A. in political science from the University of Kentucky, a J.D. from Wayne State University, and a master of library science from Florida State University.

Register here.


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

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