The Legal Research and Writing Handbook: A Basic Approach for Paralegals, Fifth Edition / Edition 5

The Legal Research and Writing Handbook: A Basic Approach for Paralegals, Fifth Edition / Edition 5

by Andrea B. Yelin, Hope Viner Samborn
     
 

Written specifically for paralegal students, the Fifth Edition of The Legal Research and Writing Handbook: A Basic Approach for Paralegals offers comprehensive coverage of both research and writing, dynamic pedagogy.See more details below

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Written specifically for paralegal students, the Fifth Edition of The Legal Research and Writing Handbook: A Basic Approach for Paralegals offers comprehensive coverage of both research and writing, dynamic pedagogy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735567382
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
12/28/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
595
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Part I. Legal Research

  1. Introduction to Legal Research
  2. What Law Governs
  3. Court Decisions
  4. Digests
  5. Validating
  6. Secondary Authority
  7. Constitutions and Statutes
  8. Legislative History
  9. Administrative Materials and Looseleaf Services
  10. Computerized Legal Research
  11. Practice Rules
  12. Ethical Rules
  13. Practitioner's Materials
  14. Research Strategy

Part II. Legal Writing

  1. Getting Ready to Write
  2. Editing
  3. Writing Basics
  4. Case Briefing and Analysis
  5. The Legal Memorandum
  6. Questions Presented and Conclusions or Brief Answers
  7. Facts
  8. Synthesizing Cases and Authorities
  9. The IRAC Method
  10. Outlining and Organizing a Memorandum
  11. Letter Writing

Appendices:

A. Shepardizing and Cite Checking

B. Citation

C. Sample Memoranda

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