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Legal Research Certification Program (Prepare to Practice): Lesson Five- Agency Documents

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Preparing to Practice

Find the following board decision from the NLRB: Frank V. Carlow and Michael Carlow d/b/a Carlow’s Ltd. Dated 09/30/1982, Case # 06-CA-015135.

Find the US EPA guidance document titled "Procedures for Processing Requests to Redesignate Areas to Attainment," originally issued on 9/4/1992 from the Office of Air Quality document number: OAQPS-2020-564.

Other Agency Documents

Agencies publish a multitude of documents beyond regulations. These documents, including guidance documents and agency decisions, are valuable tools for interpreting regulations. After watching these videos, take the quiz. If you want extra practice on this topic, check out the "preparing to practice" column in the lower left corner. This is a place to practice what you've learned in the videos before moving on to the next lesson.


Guidance Documents

00:00​ Introduction

00:33​ Determining which agency published the document

00:55​ Using agency websites

01:43​ Finding older agency documents

Agency Decisions

00:00​ Introduction

00:43​ Agency Decisions on Lexis

01:10​ Agency Decisions on Westlaw

01:30​ Agency Decisions on LLMC Digital

01:58​ Agency Decisions on HeinOnline


Next Lesson

Congratulations! You've completed Lesson 5. Click here to move on to Lesson 6- Presidential Documents. Want more practice? Try the questions in the "Preparing to Practice" section in the bottom left column.