Finding, Reading and Using the Law / Edition 1

Finding, Reading and Using the Law / Edition 1

by Anne M. Stevens
     
 

This new book is an excellent resource for the paralegal or legal assistant. It approaches legal research, analysis and communication, simply and enjoyably. Exercises based on realistic case materials guide readers in their own legal research, verification, analysis and advocacy. The book includes a glossary, index and legal citation rules summary. Sample legal

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Overview

This new book is an excellent resource for the paralegal or legal assistant. It approaches legal research, analysis and communication, simply and enjoyably. Exercises based on realistic case materials guide readers in their own legal research, verification, analysis and advocacy. The book includes a glossary, index and legal citation rules summary. Sample legal documents and additional exercises (with answers) are found on the enclosed disk and are perfect for self-review.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780314125781
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
10/08/2001
Series:
West Legal Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction. Chapter 2: Sources of Law. . Chapter 3: Finding the Law: Books I. Chapter 4. Legal Research Books II. Chapter 5. Finding the Law: Computer Assisted Legal Research ("CALR").Chapter 6: an Approach to Legal Research and an Example. Chapter 7: Determining the Current Truth: Updating and Verifying Legal Research. Chapter 8: Understanding the Results of the Investigation: Reading the Law. Chapter 9. Using the Law: Legal Analysis. Chapter 10. Putting Pen to Paper: Legal Writing. Chapter 11: Writing Letters. Chapter 12: the Legal Research Memoranda. 13: Trial Court Legal Memoranda. Chapter 14: Writing Appellate Briefs.

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