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Overview

Tailored to the specific needs of paralegal students, Basic Legal Writing for Paralegals, Third Edition offers a modern approach to effective legal writing. The authors provide comprehensive coverage in a readable, accessible format.

Focused exclusively on legal writing material relevant to paralegals, Basic Legal Writing for Paralegals provides:

An overview of the legal system that contextualizes the different types of writing covered in the text
Step-by-step instruction on the writing process, leading students through each stage of legal writing, from prewriting strategies to revising
Thorough coverage of the IRAC method, how to synthesize cases and authorities, legal memoranda, persuasive writing, in-house and objective client documents, and letters
A practical approach that focuses on the paralegal's actual role in the law office
Excellent pedagogy for students, including examples, exhibits, expert writing tips, exercises, practice tips, ethics alerts, and web resources
Detailed subheadings that offer quick access to topics
Helpful appendices on citation and sample legal memoranda
An in-depth Instructor's Manual with sample syllabi, sample tests and memos, as well as discussion topics and in-class exercises

New to the Third Edition:

• A revised chapter on Case Briefing is more accessible and now includes additional exercises on briefing cases
Websites are updated throughout
New Net Notes and Practice Pointers keep the book fresh and up-to-date
The updated citation appendix reflects the 18th edition of the Bluebook and the 3rd edition of the ALWD Citation Manual and includes new citation exercises

*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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735578586
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 8/26/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 354
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table 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 and 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

Appendix A. Citation
Appendix B. Sample Memoranda

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