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Focusing on the issues that paralegals face on the job, Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735598652
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 5/5/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 798
  • Sales rank: 672,565
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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

Appendices 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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