Legal Research on the Internet

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April 24, 2002
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Live Webinar

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The speakers will discuss the best way to conduct research on topics of interest to lawyers over the Internet. The speakers will discuss some of the positive benefits of this kind of research, as well as some of the limitations and difficulties. Specific sites useful to lawyers will be illustrated.


Hugh Laurence is Director of Knowledge Management at Goodmans LLP in Toronto, where he is in charge of the development of firm precedents and the firm’s intranet. He helps plan the firm’s knowledge management programs and the appropriate technology to support them. As Director of Corporate Services, he oversees the automation and document assembly projects of that department.

Hugh graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1982 as the Silver Medallist, having previously completed his PhD in anthropology at McGill University.

He teaches a university course on management information systems and lectures regularly to lawyers on law office technology.

Mary Saulig is Director of Library Services at Goodmans LLP in Toronto. She oversees all aspects of library services for the firm, and regularly conducts legal research on the Internet. She is responsible for maintaining the firm’s list of useful web sites on the firm’s intranet.