Foundations of Legal Research and Writing / Edition 5

Foundations of Legal Research and Writing / Edition 5

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by Carol M. Bast, Margie A. Hawkins
     
 


FOUNDATIONS OF LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING, Fifth Edition is the ideal resource for paralegals. The book's up-to-the-minute coverage tackles the ever-evolving areas of computer-assisted research and Cyber law, in addition to traditional legal research, analysis, and writing. Extensive research chapters address primary and secondary sources, citating, Lexis/Nexis,… See more details below

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FOUNDATIONS OF LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING, Fifth Edition is the ideal resource for paralegals. The book's up-to-the-minute coverage tackles the ever-evolving areas of computer-assisted research and Cyber law, in addition to traditional legal research, analysis, and writing. Extensive research chapters address primary and secondary sources, citating, Lexis/Nexis, the Internet, and more, while writing sections center on drafting client opinion letters, pleadings, contracts, office memos, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs. Every chapter gives you practice writing opportunities, as well as traditional and computer-assisted research assignments to help develop your skills. Detailed case excerpts, samples, tips, and discussions further support the assignments, and illustrate the many perils of inadequate research and poor legal writing. Readers everywhere agree that FOUNDATIONS OF LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING, Fifth Edition delivers the concepts you need for success in the most demanding law firms and legal departments today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781133278290
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
06/22/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
644,723
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


1. Law and Sources of Law. 2. Legal Reasoning and Analysis. 3. Secondary Sources and Finding Tools. 4. The Judicial Branch and Cases. 5. Primary Sources: Constitutions, Statutes, Court Rules, and Administrative Law. 6. Citators. 7. Overview of the Research Process and Ethical Considerations. 8. Computer-Assisted Legal Research. 9. Introduction to Legal Writing. 10. Fundamentals of Writing. 11.Transmittal Letter, Client Opinion Letter, and E-Mail Correspondence. 12. Pleadings. 13. Law Office Memo. 14. Memorandum of Law. 15. Appellate Brief. Appendices.

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