Legal Analysis and Writing / Edition 4

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Overview

LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING, 4TH EDITION helps you analyze statutes and case law and draft legal memoranda. In addition to the fundamentals of good writing, legal or otherwise, the book illustrates how to analyze and brief cases, identify key facts and legal issues, and apply case law and counteranalysis to legal matters. Going beyond mere explanations, the book shows you how to apply concepts to hypothetical situations, draft legal memoranda and correspondence, and scrutinize legal citations and Web research to develop a thorough understanding of the analytical and writing responsibilities you will undertake as a paralegal. Legal Analysis and Writing, 4th Edition is a robust resource that includes a host of available supplemental tools designed to enhance learning.

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Editorial Reviews

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"I have personally reviewed several other legal writing texts and by far the best on the market is the one written by Putman. It really is the only text I would use in my course. The text by Putman is superior in terms of content, approach and readability."

"This textbook is very well written and follows a logical, how-to format. I am a big fan of Mr. Putman's publications and feel they are the absolute best textbooks when it comes to educating paralegals."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133016540
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 503,999
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

William Putman was an instructor in the Legal Assistant Studies Program at Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as well as the Paralegal Studies Program at Santa Fe Community College, in Santa Fe, New Mexico for ten years. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law, and has been a member of the New Mexico Bar since 1975.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Principles and Authorities. 2. Introduction to Legal Analysis. 3. Statutory Analysis. 4. Case Law and Case Briefing. 5. Key Facts. 6. Issue Identification. 7. Stating the Issue. 8. Case Law Application. 9. Counteranalysis. 10. Legal Writing Process—General Considerations. 11. Fundamentals of Writing. 12. Office Legal Memorandum—Assignments, Facts, and Issues. 13. Office Legal Memorandum—Analysis to Conclusion. 14. External Memorandums. 15. Correspondence. Appendix A: Court Opinions Referred to in the Text. Appendix B: Appellate Court Brief. Appendix C: Overview of Legal Citation. Appendix D: Web Sites.

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