Starting on the right foot is what a legal guide should be able to do for you. If that legal guide is authored by a law librarian, you should find yourself fortunate. For example, one of the pre-research daunting tasks is to know where you can go and find the best starting point for your legal research. Law reference librarians are Georgetown Law Library have pre-empted your effort by posting such a library guide. http://www.ll.georgetown.edu/guides/secondary.cfm