Before you get your first research assignment, here are some things you can do to prepare:
Once you do receive a research assignment, here are some tips for making a productive start:
A solid understanding of the task at hand will help you avoid making a slow uncertain start, or worse, start your research on the wrong track.
Before you start researching, make sure you have answers to the following basic questions:
d) Final product
f) Previous research
g) Existing documents
h) Starting points
Answers to these questions will set the parameters of your research and will largely determine how you proceed. It will also ensure that you
and your assigning lawyer have a mutual understanding of the project.
2. Keep the lines of communication
Once you’ve conducted initial research, you may discover you’re missing key facts or have more questions. If feasible, check in with your
assigning lawyer to obtain further details or confirm you’re on the right path.