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ISBN-10: 1285439937

ISBN-13: 9781285439938

Edition: 3rd 2015

Authors: Jennifer Albright, William H. Putman

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Learn to conduct legal research without wasting time or duplicating effort! This one-of-a-kind text covers every phase of the legal research process and includes examples, illustrations, and assignments based on real-life cases. Practical information in every chapter shows you how to identify key facts and issues in a case, how to conduct statutory and case law research and analysis, as well as how to brief cases, research secondary authority, conduct electronic legal research and counteranalysis, and cite authority. Designed to help you develop an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of legal research, the book guides you through each step in the research process, including how to determine what to research, how to identify key facts and terms, what to look for when researching, what to do with the research once it is found, and how to organize research. You'll also find extensive coverage of primary and secondary research sources, including Internet and computer research, citation format, and case law analysis.
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Book details

Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 1/1/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

William Putman was an instructor in the Legal Assistant Studies Program at Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as well as the Paralegal Studies Program at Santa Fe Community College, in Santa Fe, New Mexico for ten years. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law, and has been a member of the New Mexico Bar since 1975.