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Researching the Business Law Research Habits of Attorneys
Marks, Taryn
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research survey


The purpose of this project is to study the sources and research methodologies used by business law attorneys in Florida when they research. After conducting a focus group with business law attorneys, librarian and professor of legal research Taryn Marks sent a survey to all attorneys in Florida who indicated business, business and taxation, corporate, or securities as their practice area to the Florida bar. The study aims to both correct the current dearth of information about how business law attorneys research and to inform business law research curriculum at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Using the Florida Bar's Find an Attorney database, this study identified business law attorneys in Florida. A survey of XX questions was emailed to each attorney, requesting information about the types of sources the attorney used to research (including sources such as Practical Law, Bloomberg, EDGAR, agency websites, and Pitchbook), the frequency with which they used such sources, and their research methods when using those sources (such as keyword searches, browsing Table of Contents, or using the index). Participants also had the option to provide full-text comments about their business law research habits and/or their opinions about what should be taught in law schools about business law research.
Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Taryn Marks.

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