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1 Dougherty County Law Library Partnering with the Darton College Paralegal Program Laureen Adams, Library Manager Gina Trulock, Library Assistant

2 Library Hours Fall/Spring Semesters Monday, 9:00 a.m. -12:00 noon; 1:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon; 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday – Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon.

3 Law Library Location The Judicial Building 225 Pine Avenue, Room 212

4 Contact Information Telephone: (229) Facsimile: (229) Web Address: htm htm

5 Library Policies Copies are.15 per page. Copyright laws must be obeyed. All books are for reference only. Cell phone usage is prohibited in the library. Computer access is limited to 30 minutes if others are waiting. See Library Policy notebook for more information.

6 Library Catalog Click

7 You may search the library catalog remotely

8 The Library Collection Books: Treatises, Form Books, The Official Code of Georgia; Georgia Cases; The Southeastern Reporter; The United States Code Service; Georgia Shepards. Print Journals: Georgia Law Reviews. Legal Newspapers: The Fulton County Daily Report; The National Law Journal.

9 The Library Collection: Electronic Resources Westlaw Lexis Heinonline Trial Court Desktop Galileo Recommended Internet Legal Websites

10 The Library Collection: Westlaw All cases and statutes for all state and federal jurisdictions. Bill and regulation tracking for all federal jurisdictions plus Georgia. Wright and Miller Federal Practice & Procedure

11 The Library Collection: Westlaw Georgia Analytical Library (contains GA legal encyclopedias, GA treatises, and GA forms). ResultsPlus (suggests analytical materials relevant to your search topic ) RegulationsPlus (adds innovative search tools and analytical aids)

12 The Library Collection: Lexis Georgia Analytical Library

13 The Library Collection: Heinonline Full-text access to indexed legal journals. Multiple search capabilities, including an official citation search option, link to exact page images of journal issues. Currently focuses on pre-1980 legal periodical scholarship and includes text of journals from their inception. Plans to expand its coverage to include all indexed legal periodicals from their first issue to the present.

14 The Library Collection: Trial Court Desktop contains Georgia jury instructions, Constitutions, Court Rules, Bench Books, and the Georgia Code.

15 The Library Collection: Galileo

16 The Library Collection: Recommended Internet Legal Research Websites The Cornell Legal Information Institute Jurist Emory Law School FirstGov Thomas The Virtual Chase

17 Legal Citations Case Citations Patrick v. State. 44 S.E.2d 297 (1947). Case Name Vol. # Page Year Reporter

18 Legal Citations: Code Citations 42U.S.C.A. § 2000a-h Title #section#; subsection letters United States Code Annotated (which code) O.C.G.A Title # Chapter # Section # Official Code of Georgia Annotated (which code)

19 Legal Citations Law Review Articles AuthorArticle Title Ansley Boyd Barton, Recent Remedies for Health Care, 21 Georgia State University Law Review 831 (2005). Volume DateJournal TitlePage No.

20 Legal Citations For more information, see

21 Learning Legal Research Morris L. Cohen & Kent C. Olson, Legal Research in a Nutshell (St. Paul, MN: Thomson West, 2003). Stephen Elias & Susan Levinkind, Legal Research: How to Find and Understand the Law (Berkeley, CA: Nolo Press, 2004). J. Clark Kelso, Studying Law: An Introduction to Legal Research (N.Y: Lexis, 1999). Bonita K. Roberts & Linda L. Schlueter, Legal Research Guide: Patterns and Practice (N.Y: Lexis, 2000).

22 Access to the Law Library during Evening and Saturday Hours Darton College Students –Must present a valid Darton College Identification Card –Must enter through the Sheriffs Office entrance Members of the Local Bar Association –Must present evidence of valid bar membership –Must enter through the Sheriffs Office entrance

23 Best Wishes For a satisfying career in the paralegal profession.


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