Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals 6e

ISBN-10: 0735598657
ISBN-13: 9780735598652
Edition: 6th 2011 (Revised)
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Description: Focusing on the issues that paralegals face on the job, Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals presents an organized and practical introduction to legal research and writing. The carefully updated Sixth Edition takes a close look at new products  More...

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Book details

List price: $139.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 4/21/2011
Binding: Paperback
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

Focusing on the issues that paralegals face on the job, Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals presents an organized and practical introduction to legal research and writing. The carefully updated Sixth Edition takes a close look at new products and developments in electronic research while continuing to build on the strength of its pedagogy. A comprehensive overview enriched by illustrations and exercises, this text features: * an approach that integrates writing strategies into research chapters to show the link between these two processes * thorough coverage of electronic research, with a chapter on Internet research and fee-based services, such as Lexis and Westlaw * pointers throughout for using electronic resources more effectively * helpful charts and diagrams that clearly illustrate complex topics * Practice Tips in each chapter that offer realistic and helpful suggestions for workplace success * State Your Answer exercises that help students learn how to navigate through cyberspace * Internet Assignmentswhich can be made state-specific;that give students practice finding information on-line * step-by-step guidance for proper citation formkeyed to the fourth edition of ALWD and the new 19th edition of The Bluebook * directions for how to update and validate legal authorities * samples of legal writing, such as letters, a court brief, and a legal memorandum Updated throughout, the new Sixth Edition gives you more: * expanded coverage of electronic research * how to use "Google Scholar" to locate cases * how to access government documents from GPO Access to FDsys * the new features from Westlaw and Lexis, including WestlawNext, the new "intuitive platform" the new Easy Search feature, and Case in Brief * Fastcase, the fee-based, computer-assisted system, its free "app" for iPhones, and other law-related apps * a new assignment that uses Loislaw * a new assignment that compares Shepardize and KeyCite * new sample pages

Legal Research: Primary Authorities
Finding the Law
The Federal and State Court Systems
Statutory Law
Case Law and Judicial Opinions
The Use of Digests, Annotated Law Reports, and Words and Phrases
Legal Research: Secondary Authorities and Other Research Aids
Encyclopedias, Periodicals, Treatises, and Restatements
Miscellaneous Secondary Authorities
Legal Citation Form
Updating and Validating Your Research
Special Research Issues
New Technology in Legal Research
Legal Research Using the Internet
Overview of the Research Process
Legal Writing
Back to Basics
Strategies for Effective Writing
Legal Correspondence
Legal Memoranda
Legal Briefs
Postwriting Steps
Appendices
Sample Legal Memorandum
Sample Brief for Court Appendix C. Sample Appellate Brief
Sample Table of Authorities

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