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Purpose and Scope

The purpose of this guide is to provide students taking litigation or trial practice with an outline of the different resources available to them through the Law Library in print and electronic access.

The resources in this guide are separated into 3 main groups: 

  • Trial General Resources (located on the Home Tab) 
  • Georgia Materials
  • Federal Materials 

Lexis Advance Litigation/Drafting Tools

The Lexis Advance Litigation Search feature allows users to search for information to help with:

  • Forms
  • Briefs, Pleadings, and Motions
  • Jury Instructions
  • Jury Verdicts and Settlements
  • Expert Witness Analysis
  • Dockets
Searching the Litigation/Drafting Tools
Law students can search the Litigation/Drafting tools by going to Content Types tab and selecting the desired tools .

Westlaw Litigation Tools

Through the Westlaw platform, users have access to litigation resources that help with:

  • Trial Court Orders
  • Trial Court Documents
  • Briefs
  • Dockets
  • Jury Verdicts & Settlements
  • Expert Materials
  • Trial & Oral Argument Transcripts
  • Public Records
Locating Litigation Resources
Law students can find these materials under the All Content tab on the Browse page.

Trial General Resources

The following resources provide a good overview of all aspects of trial work a student will have to deal with in litigation.  The resources below can be a great starting point for preparing your case or gaining a little more knowledge on the litigation process. 

CALI Lessons

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction produces interactive lessons authored by legal scholars and professionals that cover substantive law, as well as legal research and writing. The lessons include a mix of background information and questions.

Study Aids

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