LexisNexis Canada is offering you the only on-demand, Canadian legal research training and certification: LexCanLearn
Best of all it's free!
LexCanLearn Legal Research Certification is a program developed by LexisNexis Canada with the collaboration of key legal research experts from across Canada and has been endorsed by the Toronto Lawyers Association. By completing your LexCanLearn certification not only will you be well-versed in completing legal research tasks, but you will also be able to stand out from your peers by listing your certification on your resume and LinkedIn!
After completing the 2 to 3 hour program, you'll be able to accurately and efficiently conduct legal research tasks. The LexCanLearn training and certification program reinforces the legal research process taught in law school and prepares you for the depth of research performed as a lawyer.
Whether you're preparing for on-campus interviews or tailoring your LinkedIn profile, the LexCanLearn training and certification on your resume signals to future employers that you've taken the necessary steps to further hone your legal research skills.
LexCanLearn Certification is for anyone who wants to stand out from the pack.
What you learn
Quick research of unfamiliar topics
Identify useful Secondary Sources
Construct an effective keyword search
Note-up case law and legislation
Find the right regulations
How it works
The LexCanLearn training and certification program was created to maximize interactivity and engagement. If you have additional questions about the process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review the 8 videos, anytime, anywhere. The process will take between 2 and 3 hours so take your time and learn the content.
Complete the final assessment with a passing grade of 80%.
Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate from LexisNexis. Your name will be added to the registry of successful candidates on our website within 1-2 weeks of your successful completion.
Add the certification to your LinkedIn profile and resume
Need additional resources?
We've created training materials specifically for lawyers to review the basics or refresh their skills.
We created our certification with the assistance of well-experienced legal researchers and it is endorsed by the Toronto Lawyers Association. Check out our reviews. If your employer has any questions, they are welcome to reach out to us at email@example.com.
First you must register and then review all 8 videos which are interspersed with questions. At the end, you will need to successfully complete (with at least 80%!) a skill-testing quiz. If you pass, your name will be added to the registry and you’ll receive a certificate.
No! LexCanLearn is currently the only legal research certification program of its kind in Canada.
Our Authors and Collaborators
Take a look at some of the great authors who’ve helped us create this useful certification.
Susan Barker is the Digital Services and Reference Librarian at the Bora Laskin Law Library, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. She holds a Master of Information Studies degree from the University of Toronto and a Diploma in Library Techniques from Seneca College. She is the former Editor of the Canadian Law Library Review and teaches Legal Literature and Librarianship at the University of Toronto iSchool. She is also a contributor to Legal Problem Solving: Reasoning, Research & Writing (4th to 8th editions: LexisNexis), and coauthor of The Ultimate Guide to Canadian Legal Research (1st to 4th editions: LexisNexis) and Researching Legislative Intent: A Practical Guide (Irwin Law: Forthcoming in 2019).
Maurice is a former partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and was a Senior Member of the Firm's Research Group until his retirement at the end of December 2004. Until January of 1998, he was Chair of the firm's Research Group, a post he held for more than 15 years. His research practice at Osler was concentrated in corporate and commercial law, trust law, pension investment law; partnerships, conflicts of laws and similar matters. His work in pension law and pension fund and other institutional investment was particularly absorbing, and he worked extensively for various public and private sector pension funds, as well as major investment houses structuring product for pension fund investment purposes. He also undertook consulting roles with federal and provincial authorities on various legislative initiatives. Maurice has also lectured at and written papers for legal and professional programs held by a variety of organizations.
In his earlier years, after graduating from law school, Maurice worked for some five years as a research assistant at the Ontario Law Reform Commission. In 1972 he left the Commission and joined Bertha Wilson at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt in her research practice.
Since his retirement from Osler, Maurice has undertaken a series of free-lance/contract research projects and has authored, co-authored or contributed to various LexisNexis Canada publications, particularly Halsbury's Laws of Canada.
Allison Bernholtz, JD is a content lawyer at LexisNexis Canada. She formerly worked at Gowling WLG and Klotz Law Firm where her focus was legal research. Allison currently teaches Law and Ethics for Information Technology at Centennial College. Allison is a contributor to several volumes of Halsbury’s Laws of Canada.
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