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Webinar: Foreign & International Legal Research 101

July 17 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Special low price! 1 Hour MCLE. Sponsored by the LA Law Library

In this webinar, the speakers will unveil essential tools and rare resources for navigating the complexities of foreign and international law.

  • Introduce the legal community to some basic resources for researching foreign and international legal matters, both freely available and subscription-based
  • Spread awareness about interesting materials Law Libraries have that people don’t know about
    •  Treatises that most people wouldn’t readily have access to
      • Restatements
      • Foreign/comparative guides
      • Sets/series
      • Rare/lesser known treatises
  • Provide information about and invite the legal community to utilize the services we offer – i.e. remote access resources, e-delivery, ILL
LA Law Library

Charlotte Daugherty

Charlotte has been a librarian specializing in foreign, comparative, international legal research since joining UC Berkeley’s Law Library in August 2023.  She has a BA in English from Bryn Mawr College, a JD from the University of Wisconsin, and an MLIS from University of Washington.  She worked at U. Penn remotely and at Chapman University before coming to Berkeley Law.  

Sarah Martin

Sarah is the only FCIL-specialized librarian in the country who works at a county law library. They have their BA in Applied Linguistics from UCLA, a Certificate in Legal Interpretation and Translation, and earned their MLIS in May 2023. Previously, they have worked at a public library and an academic library.

Jeffery J. Daar, Moderator

Jeffery Daar is a principal of the law firm Daar & Newman in Los Angeles. He has more than 25 years of extensive experience in international litigation and arbitration disputes. Jeff is also an active arbitrator. His diverse expertise includes strategic planning, international transactions and disputes, complex state and federal litigation, and innovative dispute resolution. While Jeff is a United States trained lawyer, he has close working relationships with lawyers throughout the world and in particular in Europe, Latin America and Asia. This permits him to assemble international legal teams for innovative global solutions to business disputes and transactions. Jeff is the immediate past Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee of the California Lawyers Association, an officer of California Arbitration, and a Past Chair of both The State Bar of California International Law Section and the International Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Three different Mayors of the City of Los Angeles have appointed Jeff as a Los Angeles City Commissioner. He is currently President of the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission, has served on the Board of Airport Commissioners for the Los Angeles World Airports, and was Chairperson of the Los Angeles Rent Adjustment Commission for 10 years.

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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