Concise Guide to Legal Research and Writing

Concise Guide to Legal Research and Writing

by Deborah E. Bouchoux
     
 

ISBN-10: 0735591989

ISBN-13: 9780735591981

Pub. Date: 09/07/2010

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

This clear, well-organized text provides a building-block approach to the fundamentals of legal research and writing for paralegal students. Concise Guide to Legal Research and Writing covers legal research and legal writing in a concise way.  See more details below

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This clear, well-organized text provides a building-block approach to the fundamentals of legal research and writing for paralegal students. Concise Guide to Legal Research and Writing covers legal research and legal writing in a concise way.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735591981
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
09/07/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
433
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Section I. Legal Research: Primary Authorities

1. Finding the Law and Introduction to Legal Research
2. The Federal and State Court Systems
3. Statutory Law
4. Case Law and Judicial Opinions
5. Locating Cases through Digests and Annotated Law Reports

Section II. Legal Research: Secondary Authorities and Special Research Issues

6. Secondary Authorities
7. Special Research Issues

Section III. Legal Research: Using Electronic and Computer Resources

8. The Digital Library: LexisNexis, Westlaw, and Non-Print Research Tools
9. E-Research: Legal Research Using the Internet

Section IV. Legal Research: Citing and Validating the Authorities

10. Legal Citation Form
11. Updating and Validating Your Research

Section V. Putting It Together: An Overview of the Research Process

12. Overview of the Research Process

Section VI. Legal Writing: Putting Your Research to Work

13. The Basics of Legal Writing
14. Strategies for Effective Writing
15. Legal Correspondence
16. Legal Memoranda
17. Legal Briefs
18. Proofreading and Document Design

Appendix A. Sample Legal Memorandum
Appendix B. Sample Court Brief

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