The CCLA would like to welcome all new articling students in the Ottawa area! In this email, we’ve put together the details on some new sessions we’ve developed exclusively for our 2013-2014 students, as well as additional information to assist in your articling year.

HeadStart: Legal Research Training for Articling Students

The CCLA Library is extremely excited to announce HeadStart Ottawa. This comprehensive legal research training seminar will provide students with all the fundamental research skills required to ensure successful articling and a rewarding legal career! The academic session, to take place on Friday, August 16, 2013 from 9:00am – 12:15pm, will focus on practical tips and will cover:

–  Finding and Updating Legislation
–  Case Law Research
–  Secondary Sources
–  Precedents
–  Tips for Efficient Research & Bad Habits to Avoid

Even better, the cost of registration – only $25 – also includes CCLA Student Membership and an invaluable research guide!

Registration for this event is already filling up! Do not delay in sending in your RSVP.

Articling Students Luncheon

Following our HeadStart program, the CCLA is excited to invite all 2013 – 2014 articling students to a luncheon in the CCLA Library, from 12:15pm to 1:00pm. This informal time will give attendees the chance to network with other new articling students here in Ottawa, take a tour of the CCLA Library, sign up for a CCLA student membership, and meet the CCLA Staff as well as some of the members of our Young Lawyers Committee! There is no cost for attending the lunch, but please RSVP by August 5 so that we may cater for the appropriate number.

Tours of the CCLA Library

If you’re unable to attend either of these sessions, but would like a tour of the Library to meet our staff and learn about the services and resources we offer, consider attending one of our library tours! Tours are held at 10:30 AM every Tuesday and Thursday in September and August. Please RSVP for a time and date that works for you. If these options won’t work, please email Brenda Lauritzen to schedule another time.

Additional Information

CCLA student memberships are available for your articling term! You do not need to be a member to use the CCLA Library, but you will need to should you wish to access the library after hours. It also provides discounts at great member partners, offers discounted rates for CCLA programming, and connects you to our great local legal community. You can register online, or get in contact with our Membership Services Assistant, Meghan Wilmott.

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The CCLA Articling Students and New Lawyers Committee is hard at work planning sessions for the coming year that are geared to your interests. Stay tuned for news on upcoming social events and continuing professional development opportunities!

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