1 In your opinion, why is it important to understand how to conduct legal research for court?
Conducting legal credible legal research is very crucial for lawyers in defending their clients regardless of the practicing area. The quality research gives out the truth about the leading case that is in the court. This makes the presiding judge or the magistrate to come up with free and unbiased judgment concerning the specific case. This involves finding the basic issue that governs the case. Wrongly researched legal case is the starting point of failing in that case.
2. In your opinion how can commentary sources lead you to statutory cases or administrative law?
Commentary sources also known as secondary sources often clarify legal principles more carefully than a single case or statute, by using them can help you save time. Secondary sources also aid you avoid pointless research, since you are tapping into work that someone else has already done on an issue. Commentary sources can lead you to Statutory or administration law cases by learning the basics of a specific area of law, understanding key terms in an area and identifying important cases and statutes.
3 In your opinion what practical methods can you develop to not only keep track of what cases you are finding but also how prioritization of cases plays a major role in you research?
Practical methods that can be used to keep to keep track of cases are browsing and searching for cases the same way you purse primary sources by subject, citation or the use of key words. Secondary sources are usually used instead of legal data base that provides vast number of results that could waste time. Thus, the identification of at least one relevant case which can be built on using the one-good-case method.” An example of a practical method used to keep track of cases is the one-good-case-method. Not only can one related case lead you to other relevant cases in footnotes or annotations, legal databases include mechanisms for linking sources by topic, known as headnotes (Lexis) and key numbers (Westlaw).