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3rd Annual Articling Students Head Start Program
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Program A – Research Procedure & Practice Management: Tips on excelling during your Articling year Program B – Focus on Ontario Legislation: the Process & the Results

2013-09-26 to 2013-10-02
When: Thursday, September 26, 2013 (Program A) & Wednesday October 2, 2013 (Program B)
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: Toronto Lawyers Association
Lawyers Lounge, 2nd Floor, Rotunda
Court House, 361 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario  M5G 1T3
Canada
Contact: TLA Events


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3rd Annual Articling Students Head Start Program

Program A – Research Procedure & Practice Management: 
Tips on excelling during your Articling year

Thursday, September 26th, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
(Registration at 8:15 a.m.)
TLA Lawyers Lounge, 2nd floor, 361 University Avenue Court House

Jodi Martin, lawyer at Paliare Roland will discuss, from a lawyer’s perspective, the elements of a successful year and what you can do to make yourself indispensable and invaluable; Angela Swan, author, Counsel at Aird & Berlis, and member of their Legal Education Committee will discuss the methodology, practice and communication of legal research; Linda Zardo, Reference Librarian at the TLA’s Court House Library, will set out the best sources of free research; and how to research quickly, efficiently and exhaustively.  Light breakfast will be served.  
 
Program B – Focus on Ontario Legislation: the Process & the Results

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
(Registration at 8:15 a.m.)
TLA Lawyers Lounge, 2nd floor, 361 University Avenue Court House

Rick Sage, experienced Ontario Legislative Librarian and former practicing lawyer, will cover navigating Ontario government documents including: the Ontario legislative process (i.e. how a bill becomes a law in Ontario), Ontario parliamentary papers – what is available and where to find them, and e-Laws.  Light breakfast will be served.
 
PLUS 
Comprehensive Guide to Legal Research, Writing & Analysis:  Ontario & Quebec
By Moira McCarney, Ruth Kuras, Annette Demers, Shelley Kierstead
 
This unique resource offers systematic, practical instruction in areas such as statutory and case analysis, the development and writing of persuasive legal arguments, and the researching of both primary and secondary sources. In addition to addressing federal resources, detailed provincial chapters cover jurisdiction-specific content and research techniques. A section on international research in a Canadian context is also included.
 
Reduced pricing for those attending the Head Start programs; participants may order a copy in advance and pick it up at registration!