Legal Research: How to Find & Understand the Law

Legal Research: How to Find & Understand the Law

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Legal Research: How to Find & Understand the Law by Stephen Elias, Nolo Editors

Excellent for anyone searching for information in a real or virtual law library (including paralegals, law students, legal assistants and journalists), Legal Research outlines a systematic method to find answers and get results.

In plain, readable English, Attorneys Elias and Levinkind explain, with plenty of examples and instructions, how to:
*read and understand statues, regulations and cases
*evaluate cases for their value as precedent
*use all the basic tools of legal research
*practice what you've learned with "hands-on, feet-in" library exercises, as well as hypothetical research problems and solutions

This easy-to-use and understand book, now in its 13th edition, has been adopted as a text in many law schools and paralegal programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781413316186
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 08/31/2012
Edition description: Sixteenth Edition
Pages: 386
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Stephen R. Elias is an attorney and former associate publisher at Nolo, as well as current President of National Bankruptcy Law Project. He is the author of many Nolo books, most recently The New Bankruptcy: Will It Work for You? Other titles include Special Needs Trusts: Protect Your Child's Financial Future, How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and Legal Research: How to Find and Understand the Law. He is also one of the original authors/designers of Nolo's bestselling WillMaker software. Steve holds a law degree from Hastings College of Law and was a practicing attorney in California, New York and Vermont before joining Nolo in 1980. He has been featured in such major media as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Good Morning America, 20/20, Money magazine, and more.

Susan Levinkind graduated first in her class from Western New England College of Law in 1979. She practiced general law in Northhampton, Massachusetts until 1989 when she moved to California. Since then, she has worked as a law librarian at California Rural Legal Assistance and the Santa Clara County Superior Court, as well as instructing paralegal students in legal research. Co-author of Legal Research: How to Find & Understand the Law, Levinkind lives in Oakland, California.

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