My Experience as a Law Librarian
When I first started here at the New Mexico Supreme Court Law Library, I was coming from a public and academic library, so I did ask myself, "Can I do this?" I jumped right in and started with a legal research class.
One of the first training resources that I studied and researched was the New Mexico Statutes and Rules. Just from those binders, one can get information on legal terminology, direction to cases and legal resources such as encyclopedias and law reviews. I also researched the legal encyclopedias that we have here. I soon found out that one resource would always lead you to another and another.
What do people ask us? Questions range from the basic, such as a request for a copy of a specific statute or court opinion, to the more complex; for example, helping someone use the New Mexico Administrative Code or working on legislative history.
Public librarians may not be aware of the many Internet sites available to assist them in their quest of legal information, or maybe they feel that there is so much out there in cyberspace that they don't know where to start. I've included some really good favorites that they can rely on.
Then, of course, if all else fails, visit our website at www.supremecourtlawlibrary.org or call us at (505) 827-4850.
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