Basic Legal Writing for Paralegals, Third Edition

ISBN-10: 0735578583
ISBN-13: 9780735578586
Edition: 3rd 2009 (Revised)
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Description: Tailored To The specific needs of paralegal students, Basic Legal Writing for Paralegals, Third Edition offers a modern approach to effective legal writing. The authors provide comprehensive coverage in a readable, accessible format. Focused  More...

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Book details

List price: $117.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 8/26/2009
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Tailored To The specific needs of paralegal students, Basic Legal Writing for Paralegals, Third Edition offers a modern approach to effective legal writing. The authors provide comprehensive coverage in a readable, accessible format. Focused exclusively on legal writing material relevant to paralegals, Basic Legal Writing for Paralegals provides: an overview of the legal system that contextualizes the different types of writing covered in the text Step-by-step instruction on the writing process, leading students through each stage of legal writing, from prewriting strategies to revising Thorough coverage of the IRAC method, how to synthesize cases and authorities, legal memoranda, persuasive writing, in-house and objective client documents, and letters A practical approach that focuses on the paralegal's actual role in the law office Excellent pedagogy for students, including examples, exhibits, expert writing tips, exercises, practice tips, ethics alerts, and web resources Detailed subheadings that offer quick access to topics Helpful appendices on citation and sample legal memoranda an in-depth Instructor's Manual with sample syllabi, sample tests and memos, As well as discussion topics and in-class exercises New To The Third Edition: A revised chapter on Case Briefing is more accessible and now includes additional exercises on briefing cases Websites are updated throughout New Net Notes and Practice Pointers keep the book fresh and up-to-date the updated citation appendix reflects the 18th edition of the Bluebook And The 3rd edition of the ALWD Citation Manual and includes new citation exercises *Instructor's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Aspen Publishers at 800-950-5259 or legaledu@wolterskluwer.com.

Introduction to Legal Research
Legal Authorities and How to Use Them
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
Persuasive Writing
In-House and Objective Client Documents
Letter Writing
Citation
Sample Memoranda

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