HeadStart is an intensive and practical legal research workshop for law and library students entering the legal workplace. Lunch and coffee breaks are included.

Registration opens in the spring; the workshop takes place in June. Many firms send their students to this event; please contact your firm.

Information on the next HeadStart workshop will be posted at HeadStart Announcements.

A typical workshop may include:

  • Practical Strategies for Legal Research
  • Alberta Legislation – Print and Online
  • Federal Legislation – Print and Online
  • Legislation – Hands On Exercises
  • Secondary Sources – Textbooks and CED – Print and Online
  • Dealing with Caselaw Research Costs
  • Secondary Sources – Hands On Exercises
  • Output: Memos, Opinions, Arguments
  • Alberta Law Libraries – Edmonton Tour


Also see HeadStart Materials for sample materials from past years.


HeadStart is an annual event developed and provided by members of ELLA.