” . . . if you’re in the middle of research and can’t for the life of you remember what “res judicata” is, click on the refresher.”

December 26th, 2011

If you are in the middle of research and can’t remember what “res judicata” is, your client should not be paying you to conduct the research.

A commenter on LawSitesBlog who made a point I’ve been batting around. But I have a slightly different takeaway. If legal research is made so easy that you can figure out what res judicata–or any other doctrine is–without going to law school, do we really need lawyers?