Legal Research and Writing Handbook A Basic Approach for Paralegals

ISBN-10: 0735507899

ISBN-13: 9780735507890

Edition: 6th 2012 (Revised)

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The highly successful textbook on research and writing makes every step of theprocess accessible to paralegal students. The authors provide effectiveresearch tools, practical strategies and an efficient procedure forresearching the law with both traditional and electronic sources. Step-by-stepinstruction leads students through each stage of activity, from prewriting torevising, and covers the IRAC method, legal memoranda, letters, and more.Invaluable pedagogy features examples, exhibits, expert writing tips,exercises, practice tips, ethics alerts, and web resources. Detailedsubheadings provide quick access to topics, and appendices on helpful topicssuch as Shepardizing and Cite Checking, Citation and Sample Memoranda roundout the presentation. The Student Workbook provides for extensive practice,sharpening research and writing skills.Thoroughly revised, the Sixth Edition presents new sample pages andupdated exercises. Citation coverage has been updated to the 4th edition ofALWD and the 19th edition of The Bluebook . Inclusion of all thelatest changes in legal research led to the revision of references, links, andexamples. Students are now given more coaching on the practical aspects ofoutlining. The Instructor's Manual has expanded explanations, and answers toexercises and questions have been made clearer and more accessible.Hallmark features of The Legal Research and Writing Handbook :Accessible coverage of every step of the research and writing processResearch tools and strategiesteach an efficient processcover traditional and electronic sourcesStep by step instruction in legal writing processprewriting strategies to revisingthe IRAC methodlegal memoranda, letters, and moreExcellent pedagogyexamples and exhibitsexpert writing tipsexercisespractice tipsethics alertsweb resourcesDetailed subheadings for quick access to topicsHelpful appendicesShepardizing and Cite CheckingCitationSample MemorandaStudent Workbook ―extensive practice in research and writing skillsThoroughly updated, the revised Sixth Edition presents :New sample pagesCitationcoverage updated to 4th edition of ALWD and 19th editionof The BluebookLatest changes in legal researchRevised and updated material throughout:referenceslinksexamplesexercisesMore detail on practical aspects of outliningThorough revision of the Instructor's Manualexpanded explanationscogent and accessible answers to exercises and questions*Instructor's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only.For more information or to request a copy, please contact Wolter's Kluwer Law& Business at 800.529.7545 or examcopy@wolterskluwer.com.
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Book details

List price: $149.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Publication date: 12/16/2011
Binding: Paperback
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Legal Research
Introduction to Legal Research
What Law Governs
Court Decisions
Digests
Validating
Secondary Authority
Constitutions and Statutes
Legislative History
Administrative Materials and Looseleaf Services
Computerized Legal Research
Practice Rules
Ethical Rules
Practitioner's Materials
Research Strategy
Legal Writing
Getting Ready to Write
Clear Writing and Editing
Writing Basics
Case Briefing and Analysis
The Legal Memorandum
Questions Presented and Conclusions or Brief Answers
Facts
The IRAC Method
Synthesizing Cases and Authorities
Outlining and Organizing a Memorandum
Letter Writing
Shepardizing and Cite Checking
Citation
Sample Memoranda
Helpful Web Sites
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