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Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals, Second Edition / Edition 2
     

Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals, Second Edition / Edition 2

by Deborah E. Bouchoux
 

ISBN-10: 1567066399

ISBN-13: 9781567066395

Pub. Date: 03/28/1998

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

This revision of a best-selling paperback text continues to carefully lead students through the legal research and writing process — from start to finish. It offers a comprehensive overview of research and writing skills, complemented by illustrations and exercises. Bouchoux provides everything students need to know to master the basics, from using the law

Overview

This revision of a best-selling paperback text continues to carefully lead students through the legal research and writing process — from start to finish. It offers a comprehensive overview of research and writing skills, complemented by illustrations and exercises. Bouchoux provides everything students need to know to master the basics, from using the law library, to deciding how many authorities are enough, to polishing writing skills. Some features of note include: an exceptionally clear presentation that is logical and well-organized; 'Writing Strategies' which are integrated into each of the research chapters—providing a link between the process of researching and the process of writing; and helpful appendices which supply students with a sample legal memoranda, sample brief for court, and a sample appellate brief. The Second Edition is updated throughout and includes helpful new additions: boxes in research chapters offer Technology Tips, such as useful Internet addresses to help with research; all new assignments are found throughout the book; completely updated chapter on Computer-Assisted Legal Research, with more information on CD-ROM resources and doing research on the Internet; a new appendix with a resource guide of useful phone numbers for conducting research; and a new glossary of key terms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567066395
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition

Table of Contents

Section I. Legal Research: Primary Authorities

Chapter 1. Finding the Law
Chapter 2. The Federal and State Court Systems
Chapter 3. Statutory Law
Chapter 4. Case Law and Judicial Opinions
Chapter 5. The Use of Digests, Annotated Law Reports, and Words and Phrases

Section II. Legal Research: Secondary Authorities and Other Research Aids

Chapter 6. Encyclopedias, Periodicals, Treatises, and Restatements
Chapter 7. Miscellaneous Secondary Authorities
Chapter 8. Legal Citation Form
Chapter 9. Updating and Validating Your Research
Chapter 10. Special Research Issues
Chapter 11. New Technology in Legal Research
Chapter 12. Legal Research Using the Internet
Chapter 13. Overview of the Research Process

Section III. Legal Writing

Chapter 14. Back to Basics
Chapter 15. Strategies for Effective Writing
Chapter 16. Legal Correspondence
Chapter 17. Legal Memoranda
Chapter 18. Legal Briefs
Chapter 19. Postwriting Steps

Appendix A. Sample Legal Memorandum
Appendix B. Sample Brief for Court
Appendix C. Sample Appellate Brief
Appendix D. Sample Table of Authorities

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