Publication Date

August 2004


This brief discusses the topic of legal research within the context of government law, regulation and policy that defines an individual’s rights. This document provides a practical framework for all the legal research typically demanded by a BPA&O and PABSS program. It describes the sources of legal authority available, where they can be found, and when it is appropriate to do legal research. It further discusses when to access outside resources and provides tips for efficient use of these resources.


Sheldon, J. (2004, August). Practical legal research: Tools for the paralegal, advocate, and attorney, with an emphasis on Web-Based approaches (Work Incentive Support Center Policy and Practice Brief). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University.

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