Legal Research Made Easy / Edition 4

Legal Research Made Easy / Edition 4

by Suzan Herskowitz, James E. Duggan
     
 

Legal Research Made Easy is designed to take the fear out of doing legal research, no matter whom the researcher may be. It answers how to do it, when it is necessary, where you should look, what you should be looking for and why it is important.See more details below

Overview

Legal Research Made Easy is designed to take the fear out of doing legal research, no matter whom the researcher may be. It answers how to do it, when it is necessary, where you should look, what you should be looking for and why it is important.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572485099
Publisher:
Sourcebooks, Incorporated
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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