Course Description

This course will provide various practice pointers and overviews of legal research techniques, and includes Jamie Yancich's presentation: 5 Tips for Using Westlaw as a Research Tool, and Linda Tashbook, Esq.'s presentation: Five Great Research Tips.

This course includes video recorded for the Washington County Bar Association's 2019 Winter Bench Bar.

Videography services were provided by Network Deposition Services.

Your purchase includes access to the course and course materials for 90 days.

CLE Credit:

1.0 PA Substantive CLE

This course contains approximately 60 minutes of content, all of which is required for course completion.

Your certificate of completion will be issued automatically after all elements of the course have been viewed/completed.  Credits will be reported to the CLE Board within 30 days of your completion of the course and your completion date will be reported as the day on which you actually finished the course.

Minimum System Requirements:

This course includes downloads of PDF documents (Portable Document Format) and streaming video. Viewing the documents will require Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewing software.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free from the Adobe website.

The video player will run on Mac OS, Windows and Linux as well as most mobile devices and tablets on any browser that supports Adobe Flash and/or HTML5.  Supported browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9,10,11, and Microsoft Edge.  Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on Windows XP for security reasons, but is supported on Windows 7 or higher operating systems.

An internet connection with a minimum speed of 768 kilobits per second is required.  At least 5MB/sec is recommended to stream video in full HD quality.  Please note that the video player may downgrade the quality of the video to accommodate lower connection speeds.

Course Presenter

For full biographies, please see the course materials.

Linda Tashbook, Esq. is the Foreign, International, Comparative Law Librarian at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the manager of the library's Research Fellows program.

Jamie Yancich is the Law Librarian for Washington County.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Course Materials
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • Course Handout
    • Powerpoint YANCICH
    • Powerpoint TASHBOOK
    • Legal Research Part One
    • Legal Research Part Two
    • Course Evaluation (Required)