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Practical Research and Writing Resources Guide

A curated list of practical resources for FYSIP, Accelerator-to-Practice, and Legal Process and Practice.

Creating Alerts

Alerts can be very helpful when you need to monitor an issue over time.  Take the time to draft a specific search query on your topic.  Use advanced search features as needed for precision.  Use automated alerts to receive notifications of new materials.  You can select the frequency of notifications.

Westlaw has created a Quick Reference Guide for Alerts

Guide to Creating Alerts on Lexis

Finding checklists


Brief Checking

Lexis and Westlaw provide access to brief checking services- upload documents to run automated checks.  Check with your placement for policy advice regarding using these services to check citations and use AI to locate possibly relevant related authority.

Sample Drafting Documents