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Researching in the Law Firm Environment: What Law Firm Librarians Want You to Know

Resources and advice curated by Keslie Kandt, Research Librarian, at Davis Graham and Stubbs LLP in Denver, Colorado.

Competitive Intelligence Resources

Competitive Intelligence research is not the type of research you do much in law school as it involves research into prospective clients as well as current clients, opposing counsel, and even judges for purposes of developing new business and planning business proposals. While this is not traditional legal research, it can be just as important and take up much of your time as a law firm attorney. Here are some business research resources available at the University of Colorado law library and other subscribing libraries.

In addition you should familiarize yourself with how to do research on courts and dockets. In particular you should know how to search for cases by party and case number as well as how to do research on attorneys, judges, and case types.  Here are some databases where you can do that:

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