Legal Research Made Easy / Edition 4
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Legal Research Made Easy / Edition 4

by Suzan Herskowitz, James E. Duggan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572485094

ISBN-13: 9781572485099

Pub. Date: 11/01/2005

Publisher: Sourcebooks

Doing your own legal research can seem like an overwhelming task-especially after you set foot into a law library for the first time. Legal Research Made Easy simplifies the research process, and explains everything from statute research to case law to online databases. Let this book help you save money as you solve your own legal problems.

Learn how to:
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Overview

Doing your own legal research can seem like an overwhelming task-especially after you set foot into a law library for the first time. Legal Research Made Easy simplifies the research process, and explains everything from statute research to case law to online databases. Let this book help you save money as you solve your own legal problems.

Learn how to:
- Use the Internet in Your Research
- Look Up Case Law
- Shepardize a Case
- Find What You Need When You Need It

Includes a sample research problem to put all the pieces together.

Essential reference to using:
- Practice Manuals
- Legal Encyclopedias
- Treatises
- Computer-Assisted Legal Research (CALR)
- And much more . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572485099
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Series:
Sphinx Legal Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Using Self-Help Law Books -

Introduction -

Chapter 1: Where to Start -
- Where to Find Law Libraries
- Your Legal Problem
- Substantive and Procedural Law
- Looking Up Procedures
- Looking Up Your Rights
- A Quick Note about Law Books and Citations
- Legal Encyclopedias
- Digests
- Indexes
- Card Catalogs

Chapter 2: Practice Manuals, Specialty Books, and Law Reviews -
- Practice Manuals
- Specialty Books
- Law Reviews and Legal Periodicals

Chapter 3: Statutes and Codes -
- The Difference Between Statutes and Codes
- The Legislative Process
- Sources for Federal Statutes
- Sources for State Statutes
- How to Find a Statute
- Annotations
- Administrative Law
- Attorney General Opinions
- Executive Orders and Proclamations
- Local Ordinances
- Bar Associations

Chapter 4: Researching Case Law -
- Case Law Defined
- Digests
- Case Reporters
- The Reporter System

Chapter 5: Shepard's Citations -
- Shepard's Citations Defined
- Which Shepard's to Use
- How to Shepardize a Case
- How to Shepardize a Statute
- Other Shepard's Applications

Chapter 6: American Law Reports -
- How to Find American Law Reports
- Updating American Law Reports

Chapter 7: Computerized Databases -
- CD-ROM
- Westlaw and LexisNexis

Chapter 8: Legal Research on the Internet -
- Finding Resources on the Internet Using Search Engines
- Finding Legal Resources on the Web

Chapter 9: Putting It All Together -
- Ask a Librarian
- When Enough is Enough
- Summary of Steps for Effective Legal Research

Glossary -
Appendix: Sample Research Problem -
Index -

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