Category Archives: HeadStart Announcements

Annual workshop information and registration details.

HeadStart 2018 on Hiatus

After 15 continuous years, the organizers of HeadStart have decided to suspend the program for 2018. Rest assured, we are still very committed to providing recent graduates with the fundamentals of legal research and all the tips and tricks we can offer. Look out 2019!

We will be using this time to evaluate the program; to find out what we do well, not so well, and everything in between. A very important part of this process will be getting feedback from you. We will reach out to you again in the fall.

Thank you for your continued support of the HeadStart program and we look forward to your participation next year.

HeadStart 2017

Edmonton Law Libraries Association Presents the 15th Annual HeadStart: Finding the Law Program

The Edmonton Law Libraries Association invites registrations for the 2016 HeadStart program, to be held June 15-16, 2017.

HeadStart is a legal research program for articling students and those who would like to brush up on the legal research basics. From reference request to memo, follow the trail of legal research, including: finding articles, books, case law, and legislation while avoiding unnecessary costs. Participants will learn from law librarians and legal professionals who will provide tips, tricks, and inside information on how to find materials, select the most relevant resources, and organize your research memo.

Give us your time and we will give you a HeadStart!

HeadStart 2017 Poster

Thursday, June 15th, 20178:15am to 4:00pm (Edmonton City Hall)
Friday, June 16th, 2017 – 8:30am to 12:15pm (Edmonton Law Courts)

$80 including Thursday lunch and coffee both days

***Coming Soon: Thursday and Friday Session Schedule***

Registration closes on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017.

HeadStart 2017 Registration Form

It is common practice for firms to send their students. Please contact your firm and inquire about attending. Additional HeadStart registration information is available from Jane Symons at secretary@edmontonlawlibraries.ca!

HeadStart 2016

Edmonton Law Libraries Association Presents the 14th Annual HeadStart: Finding the Law Program

The Edmonton Law Libraries Association invites registrations for the 2016 HeadStart program, to be held June 16-17, 2016.

HeadStart is a legal research program for articling students and those who would like to brush up on the legal research basics. From reference request to memo, follow the trail of legal research, including: finding articles, books, case law, and legislation while avoiding unnecessary costs. Participants will learn from law librarians and legal professionals who will provide tips, tricks, and inside information on how to find materials, select the most relevant resources, and organize your research memo.

Give us your time and we will give you a HeadStart!

HeadStart 2016 Poster

Thursday, June 16th, 20168:30am to 4:30pm
Friday, June 17th, 20169:00am to 1:00pm
Edmonton City Hall, Alberta Law Society Library, Canada Place
$80 including coffee, lunch, and Friday reception

***Coming Soon: Thursday and Friday Session Schedule***

Registration closes on Saturday, May 28th 2016.

Click here for the Registration Form

It is common practice for firms to send their students. Please contact your firm and inquire about attending. Additional HeadStart registration information is available from Jane Symons at secretary@edmontonlawlibraries.ca!

HeadStart 2015

Edmonton Law Libraries Association is proud to present the 13th Annual HeadStart Program

Welcome to the 2015 legal research program designed for students and individuals wanting to brush up on the basics. From reference request to memo, follow the trail of legal research, including finding articles, books, case law and legislation while avoiding unnecessary costs. Research professionals will provide tips, tricks and inside information on how to find materials, select the most relevant, and organize your research memo. Give us your time and we will give you a HeadStart!

2015 HeadStart Poster

June 18th, 2015, 8:15am to 5:30pm
Law Courts Building, Barristers Lounge
$80 including coffee, lunch and afternoon reception

Note: This year HeadStart will be held on June 18th, 2015. Unlike previous years, the program will only be held for one day. As per usual, students are expected to register by 8:15 am although the day is extended to last until 5:30 pm.

8:15 – 8:30 – Registration
8:30 – 8:50 – Welcome
8:50 – 10:15 – Secondary Sources + Memo building
10:15 – 10:30 – Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:00 – Legislation + Memo building
12:00 – 12:45 – Lunch
12:45 – 2:00 – Case Law + Memo building
2:00 – 2:30 – Costs
2:30 – 4:00 – Practical exercises in library
4:00 – 4:45 – Practical Strategies for Legal Research
4:45 – 5:30 – Reception

Registeration Form

It is common practice for firms to send their students. Please contact your firm and enquire about attending. Additional HeadStart registration information is available from carrie.jackson (at) gov.ab.ca