Article on the continuing importance of traditional legal research published by Mayowa Odusanya
While in the age of the internet, many people think that traditional "manual" research no longer exists, Florida writer and analyst Mayowa F Odusanya explains its continuing uses and importance
There are a number of different aspects that need to be taken into consideration when conducting legal research. This is because there are a lot of different directions that you can take with legal research, and it is absolutely imperative for you to take all factors and aspects into consideration when you're dealing with legal documents and cases since even the slightest discrepancy can amount to a lot.
Needless to say, legal research requires a lot more concentration and diligence than other types of research due to the different conclusions that are possible with minor tweaking. What's more, since there's a lot more material that you need to go through when it comes to legal research, you need to be absolutely certain that your sources are not only credible and authoritative, but also relevant to the problem at hand.
Another common problem that researchers and people interested in legal issues face is that of contradictory information available online. Additionally, in most cases, credible information online comes with a literal price to pay. What this means is that most online platforms that contain credible legal information expect you to pay a fee to be granted access or authority to view the content.
Interested in learning more about how you can go about conducting legal research the right way? Read on to find out as we tell you all about the different steps that you should take to conduct legal research the traditional way without relying on online sources for best results.
Contrary to popular belief, the path you follow for legal research will be based on a number of different factors. What this means that there is no single path that's set in stone that absolutely must be followed in case you need to conduct legal research.
Keeping track of all of the documents that you have already been through is extremely essential to ensure that you do not have to resort to the same cases and documents over and over again. It's also important to note that you must do so regardless of whether or not you have retrieved any relevant information from the source.
About Mayowa F. Odusanya - Mayowa Odusanya is an expert in the fields of criminal law and real estate. Florida International University, College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2009. Florida A. & M. University, B.S., 2005. Former work experience includes the Miami Dade Public Defender's Office; and the law firm of Walton, Jones & Browne, P.A.
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