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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
  • Sales rank: 1,235,570
  • 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: Research

Chapter 1: The Sources of the Law

Chapter 2: Legal Research Finding Tools

Chapter 3: The Case Brief

Part II: Legal Writing Basics

Chapter 4: Introduction to Legal Writing

Chapter 5: The Mechanics of Construction

Chapter 6: Effective and Persuasive Legal Writing

Chapter 7: Integrating Citations into Legal Writing

Part III: Practical Writing Applications

Chapter 8: The Basics of Legal Correspondence

Chapter 9: The Internal Office Memorandum

Chapter 10: The Basics of Pleadings

Chapter 11: Discovery

Part IV: Persuasive Writing

Chapter 12: Memorandum to the Trial Court

Chapter 13: The Appellate Brief

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