Cocky Law Blawg brings us this note:
The Legal Information Services to the Public (LISP) Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) just completed its latest version of How to Research a Legal Problem: A Guide for Non-Lawyers. It’s available in PDF and Word formats from the LISP website.
The mission of LIPS is to improve access to legal education and to promote legal information services to the public. In addition to the Guide for Non-Lawyers, they also provide a toolkit for public librarians.
Now that access to case law is even easier for the general public to access (via Google Scholar), this kind of Guide is critical to avoid misunderstandings of the unique complexities and challenges of legal research.