Basic Legal Writing for Paralegals / Edition 2

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Overview

Want to learn the basics of clear, effective legal writing? The applied, practical approach of Basic Legal Writing for Paralegals combines legal concepts and terminology with hands-on applications in legal drafting. It provides students with all the basic tools they need to communicate effectively in the legal field.

This text introduces the key concepts in the legal field of Contracts in a fresh light, while presenting the topics in a straightforward and comprehensive manner.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073403038
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 12/19/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Pamela R. Tepper is general counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs at the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Ms. Tepper worked in the Virgin Islands’ Department of Justice as the Deputy Solicitor General, managing government contracts for the Territory and special projects. She has taught paralegal studies at Southeastern Paralegal Institute, Southern Methodist University, and the University of Texas, Arlington campus. She continues her teaching at the University of the Virgin Islands, where she teaches Legal Research and Writing in the certificate and associates degree programs. Basic Legal Writing, 2d edition, is one of a number of books written by Ms. Tepper, which include Contracts and the Uniform Commercial Code, Texas Legal Research, and Basic Legal Research and Writing. Ms. Tepper graduated from Hamilton College with a B.A. and New England School of Law with a J.D. She is licensed to practice in Texas and the Virgin Islands.

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Table of Contents

Part I: ResearchChapter 1: The Sources of the LawChapter 2: Legal Research Finding ToolsChapter 3: The Case BriefPart II: Legal Writing BasicsChapter 4: Introduction to Legal WritingChapter 5: The Mechanics of ConstructionChapter 6: Effective and Persuasive Legal WritingChapter 7: Integrating Citations into Legal WritingPart III: Practical Writing ApplicationsChapter 8: The Basics of Legal CorrespondenceChapter 9: The Internal Office MemorandumChapter 10: The Basics of PleadingsChapter 11: DiscoveryPart IV: Persuasive WritingChapter 12: Memorandum to the Trial CourtChapter 13: The Appellate Brief

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