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Basic Legal Writing for Paralegals:

ISBN-10: 145480890X
ISBN-13: 9781454808909
Edition: 2012
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Book details

List price: $121.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Aspen Pub
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 339
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Tailored to the specific needs of paralegal students, Basic Legal Writingfor Paralegals, Third Edition offers a modern approach to effective legalwriting. The authors provide comprehensive coverage in a readable, accessibleformat.Focused exclusively on legal writing material relevant to paralegals, BasicLegal Writing for Paralegals provides:An overview of the legal system that contextualizes the different typesof writing covered in the textStep-by-step instruction on the writing process, leading studentsthrough each stage of legal writing, from prewriting strategies to revisingThorough coverage of the IRAC method, how to synthesize cases andauthorities, legal memoranda, persuasive writing, in-house and objectiveclient documents, and lettersA practical approach that focuses on the paralegal's actual role in thelaw officeExcellent pedagogy for students, including examples, exhibits, expertwriting tips, exercises, practice tips, ethics alerts, and web resourcesDetailed subheadings that offer quick access to topicsHelpful appendices on citation and sample legal memorandaAn in-depth Instructor's Manual with sample syllabi, sample tests andmemos, as well as discussion topics and in-class exercisesNew to the Third Edition:A revised chapter on Case Briefing is more accessible and now includesadditional exercises on briefing casesWebsites are updated throughoutNew Net Notes and Practice Pointers keep the book fresh andup-to-dateThe updated citation appendix reflects the 18th edition of the Bluebookand the 3rd edition of the ALWD Citation Manual and includes new citationexercises*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.

Summary of Contents
Introduction to Legal Research
Legal Authorities and How to Use Them
Getting Ready to Write
Clear Writing and Editing
Writing Basics
Case Briefing
Legal 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
Appendices
Citation
Sample Memoranda

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