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Case Analysis and Fundamentals of Legal Writing

ISBN-10: 0314040188
ISBN-13: 9780314040183
Edition: 4th 1994 (Revised)
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Description: This popular paralegal-specific text introduces the skills of reading and analyzing court opinions. It focuses on briefing cases and applying case law in legal memoranda and advocacy letters. This is a major revision with new cases and expanded  More...

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Book details

List price: $399.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 8/25/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.464
Language: English

This popular paralegal-specific text introduces the skills of reading and analyzing court opinions. It focuses on briefing cases and applying case law in legal memoranda and advocacy letters. This is a major revision with new cases and expanded writing chapters. ALSO AVAILABLE INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDER Instructor?s Manual, ISBN: 0-314-46555-3

William Statsky is a member of both the ethics committee and the advisory council for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, as well as an instructor of online courses at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey. He is the author of numerous groundbreaking legal textbooks for paralegals and was a member of the transition team for then President-Elect Ronald Reagan. Mr. Statsky holds a master of law degree (LL.M) in urban affairs, as well as a juris doctorate degree (J.D.).

How to Brief an Opinion
Introduction to Court Opinions and the Legal System
Introduction to Briefing
Identifying the Parties
Identifying the Objectives and Theories of the Parties
Identifying the History of the Litigation.
Introduction to Identifying Key Facts
Identifying Issues and Holdings
Identifying the Reasoning
Dictum, Disposition, and Commentary on an Opinion
A Composite Brief
The Application of Court Opinions
Fact Comparison in the Application of Case Law
Fact Similarities, Fact Differences, and Fact Gaps
Rule-of-Law Comparison
Factors Determining the Length and Comprehensiveness of Case Analysis
Primary and Secondary Authority: Their use and Abuse in legal Writing
Using and Abusing Legislative History in Legal Writing
Writing the Memorandum of Law
Letter Writing and Case Analysis
The Appelatte Brief
Clarity in Legal Writing
Appendices
Opinions to be Used for Some of the Assignments
Suggested Responses to the Practice Assignments
Overview of Civil and Criminal Litigation
Citations in Legal Writing
Quotation Marks, Brackets, and Ellipsis Dots
Usage Rules and Guidelines From A to Z
Proofreader's Marks
Glossary
Index

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