David L. Armond & Shawn G. Nevers, The Practitioners’ Council: Aligning Legal Research Instruction, 103 LAW LIBR. J. 575 (2011).
In order to better prepare law students to perform legal research outside of academia, legal research instructors must connect with contemporary legal research practice. A desire to make such a connection led the authors to form an attorney advisory board known as the Practitioners' Council to discuss legal research practice. The authors discuss the process of making the Practitioners' Council a reality and how it has improved their legal research instruction.