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Hold 'em, Fold 'em, Walk Away or Run: When to Stop the Search

Knowing when to stop is important for efficient and cost-effective legal research. This exercise will cover several factors which you may wish to consider.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify when it is time to stop research.
  2. Apply alternative research methods to continue research when one method fails to produce results.
  3. Recognize external factors impacting the decision to stop research including cost and deadlines.
  4. Distinguish between appropriate methods to get assistance when research hits a dead-end before uncovering relevant primary authority.
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