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Lawyering Toolkit: Not From A Law Background Skills Pack

Working towards a national framework for law literacy

I'm not from a law background

 Not From A Law Background Skills Pack

 image of orange file Getting started if you haven't previous experience with Law and need to get up to speed fast

Step 1 Orientation

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The Legal Industry in Ireland

Legal Technical

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Artificial Intelligence?

Step 2 Legal Reading & Ethics

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Useful Books

Teaching Resources for Law

Courts Service Teaching Resources

Topic by Topic lesson plans from the Irish Courts Service to guide you through the Irish Legal System.


Step 3 Searching

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Legal Top Tip for Non -Legals

Trust the expertise that you bring to Law which is really valuable, have an awareness that you are not a lawyer yourself and look at the law from the perspective of your own disciplines - you have a unique insight.


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Step 4 Learning Checkpoint

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Learning Check

Learning Check tools



Let us know if there was something else you needed in the Not from a Law Background skills pack



This guide has been created by Susan Boyle, Virginia Conrick, Ann O'Sullivan and Pattie Punch as a collaborative initiative through the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) Irish Group.