Introduction: Prepare for Legal Practice
This guide provides information that will be useful to you as you begin your work as a summer associate or new attorney.
Information in these categories is included:
- Legal Research, including:
- Research guidelines for new lawyers and summer associates
- Guides to research for federal and California practice
- Practicing Law
- Working with Legal Clients
- Legal Ethics
- Legal Writing
The federal and California legal practice research pages discuss legal forms, legal procedure, local court rules, and jury instructions.
All books listed in this guide are available in the Harnish Law Library. A link to the library's electronic catalog record for each book is included.
Books in the law library are shelved by subject, so be sure to browse the shelves near your selected book to located additional relevant titles.
For more information about finding books, see our guide Using the Law Library Catalog.
The electronic sources listed in this guide include subscription databases (Westlaw and LexisNexis) and free websites. For each resource available through a subscription database, the Westlaw database name and/or the LexisNexis location information is included.
To navigate through the guide, use the table of contents on the left side of the screen, or the tabs at the top.