Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454881690
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is a revision of noted author Deborah Bouchoux's market-leading legal research and writing text for paralegal students. This clear, well-organized text is designed specifically for paralegal students, offering a comprehensive overview of research and writing skills, reinforced by illustrations and exercises. Part I covers Primary Authorities, Part II discuses Secondary Authorities, and Part III covers the basics of Legaal Writing. The Legal Writing section includes samples of legal writing, such as letters, a court brief, and a legal memorandum, though throughout the book, Bouchoux integrates writing strategies into each research chapter to demonstrate the link between the two processes. In addition, there is thorough coverage of electronic research, including a chapter on internet research as well as fee-based services such as Lexis Advance and Westlaw. Additional tips on how to effectively use electronic resources are also included throughout the text. Bouchoux thoroughly explains proper citation form and updating/validating legal authorities.

Legal Research Explained

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux
Publisher: Aspen College
ISBN: 9781454882336
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Legal Research Explained provides a building-block approach to the fundamentals of legal research for paralegal students. The fundamentals of legal research for paralegal students. The text is divided into five separate sections, as follows: 1) conducting legal research using primary authorities; 2) conducting legal research using secondary authorities and other research aids; 3) electronic and computer resources; 4) legal citation form and validating authorities; and 5) "putting it all together," providing a final overview of the legal research process. Although based on the legal research section of author Deborah Bouchoux's highly successful Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals, the material in Legal Research Explained is modified and condensed to fit a legal research-only course. All-new research assignments in each chapter give students practice with both conventional print resources and on-line sources. Helpful charts, diagrams, and sample pages from research resources help students understand complex topics. In addition, Practice Tips in each chapter offer realistic and helpful suggestions for workplace success and Ethics notes are included throughout the book. Key Features: New research assignments New practice tips in several chapters Discussion of new titles added to the United States Code Discussion of new website GovInfo for free, official, and authenticated documents from all three branches of the government. Discussion of new sources for conducting research, such as the Law Review Commons (Chapter 6), which provides free access to thousands of law review articles. Discussion of new tools such as Lexis for Microsoft Office and Thomson Reuters's Drafting Assistant Extensively revised discussion of computer-assisted legal research in Chapter 8 New information on practical concerns in citing to the Internet in Chapter 9 Revamped discussion of citation form (Chapter 10) The information relating to Shepardizing using print volumes of Shepard's has been moved from Chapter 11 to its own back-of-the-book Appendix Information on new research management tools such as Zotero, Juris-M, and Evernote An in-depth Instructor's Manual includes an overview of the text, sample syllabi, tips on teaching strategies, chapter-by-chapter resource information, answer keys for all assignments, and a Test Bank.

Legal Research Writing for Paralegals

Author: Neal Bevans
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780073524627
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals takes students on a step-by-step journey through the intricacies of researching legal issues and creating legal documents. The focus is on critical areas paralegals deal with daily: what law is and how to find it, what role the Internet plays in legal research, how to incorporate legal research into writing, and how to create an array of legal documents. Ethics are integral to the practice of law, and each chapter addresses issues particularly relevant to paralegals. The many practical assignments throughout and at the end of each chapter allow students to put into practice what they are learning about research and writing. The pedagogy of the book focuses on three main goals: Learning outcomes (critical thinking, vocabulary building, skill development, issues analysis, writing practice) Relevance of topics without sacrificing theory (ethical challenges, current law practices, technology application) Practical application (real-world exercises, practical advice, portfolio creation) The Paralegal Supersite Site

Legal Analysis and Writing

Author: William H. Putman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133016545
Format: PDF, ePub
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LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING, 4TH EDITION helps readers analyze statutes and cases and draft supporting legal memoranda. In addition to the fundamentals of good writing, legal or otherwise, the book illustrates how paralegals analyze and brief cases, identify key facts and legal issues, and apply case law and counteranalysis to legal matters, and more. Going beyond mere explanations, the book shows readers how to apply concepts to hypothetical situations, draft legal memoranda and correspondence, and scrutinize legal citations and Web research, to develop a thorough understanding of the analytical and writing responsibilities paralegals undertake. Legal Analysis and Writing, 4th Edition is a robust resource for any paralegal writing course and includes a host of available supplemental tools designed to enhance learning while simplifying instructor preparation. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Legal Research and Writing Handbook

Author: Andrea B. Yelin
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454897716
Format: PDF, ePub
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With clear explanations, examples, and visual aids, The Legal Research and Writing Handbook, Eighth Edition by Andrea Yelin and Hope Viner Samborn offers complete coverage of a complex subject in a student-friendly, accessible text. In this thoroughly updated new edition, the authors continue to keep pace with legal research, citation, and technology in today’s law firms. This practical text focuses on efficient research processes and techniques for both traditional and electronic sources, along with step-by-step instruction through each stage of the legal writing process, from prewriting strategies, to revising. The text is enhanced with examples and visual aids, expert writing and practice tips, hands-on exercises, ethics alerts, up-to-date web resources, and easy-to-navigate page design. Excellent exercises are provided to reinforce student learning. Key Features: Updated and expanded coverage of electronic resources reflecting how paralegals do research today Detailed discussion of how to use legal authorities in legal communications and how to synthesize them and present them to attorneys Examples, exhibits, practical tips, updated exercises, and web resources in every chapter Expanded discussion of e-mail and e-memos In-depth coverage of the IRAC method, as well as how to write legal memoranda and legal correspondence

Legal research and writing

Author: David J. Smith
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: 9780827363557
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A new book dealing with the fundamentals of legal writing and research. Each chapter focuses only on the essential skills needed for success in the paralegal field. Topics include primary law, secondary sources, computers and other technology, citation, legal analysis and more. The text first describes the tools needed to conduct legal research, then shows how they're applied. Review charts, concrete examples, paralegal practice situations, tips from practicing paralegals, and chapter review questions and problems are included.ALSO AVAILABLE INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDER Instructor's Manual, ISBN: 0-8273-6356-7 Computerized Test Bank (1996), ISBN: 0-8273-7979-X

Basic Legal Writing for Paralegals

Author: Hope Viner Samborn
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 0735578583
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This popular coursebook is tailored specifically to the needs of paralegal students and focuses exclusively on effective legal writing. Using established pedagogy replete with practical examples, exercises, and tips, Basic Writing for Paralegals guides the paralegal student through every stage of legal writing and provides strategies for producing clear, compelling writing. The Fourth Edition introduces major revisions to the treatment of case briefing and legal analysis, now presented in two separate chapters to facilitate student understanding of each topic. The new Case Briefing chapter begins with a simpler, more accessible opinion and step-by-step guidance on how to brief it. New material on email and social media, updated website references, and a revised Citation Appendix, including updates for the newest editions of the Bluebook and ALWD Manual, keep this edition fresh and up-to-date. Features: Comprehensive, accessible format specifically designed for paralegal students. Overview of the legal system provides clear context for the different types of writing covered in the text. Exclusive focus on writing. Step-by-step instruction on the legal writing process leads students through each stage of legal writing from prewriting strategies to revising, including: The IRAC method. How to synthesize cases and authorities. Legal memoranda. Persuasive writing techniques. In-house and objective client documents. Letter writing. Practical approach focuses on the paralegal's actual role in the law office. Excellent pedagogy includes examples, exhibits, expert writing tips, exercises, practice tips, ethics alerts, and Web resources. Detailed subheadings provide quick access to topics. Helpful appendices include coverage of citation and sample legal memoranda. In-depth Instructor s Manual includes sample syllabi, sample tests and memos, as well as discussion topics and in-class exercises. New to the Fourth Edition: Chapter on Case Briefing and Analysis now divided into two chapters, to make the material more understandable and accessible. Revised Case Briefing Chapter starts with a simpler opinion and walks the student through briefing it. Updated Letter-writing Chapter with new information on email and social media. Websites updated throughout. New Net Notes and Practice Pointers keep this edition current and fresh. Updated Citation Appendix for the newest editions of the Bluebook, ALWD Manual and Internet resources.

Practical Legal Writing for Legal Assistants

Author: Celia C. Elwell
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780314061157
Format: PDF, ePub
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This text is designed to cover all aspects of paralegal writing. It is intended not only as a text for paralegal instruction, but as a desk reference tool for practicing paralegals. It includes many practice examples and exercises in both the text and in the appendices.ALSO AVAILABLEINSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDERInstructor’s Manual - (with Test Bank and Transparency Masters)ISBN: 0-314-06116-9

Concise Guide to Legal Research and Writing

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454820512
Format: PDF, Docs
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A clear, well-organized text for the introductory legal research and writing course, designed specifically for paralegal students, Concise Guide to Legal Research and Writing Second Edition covers legal research and legal writing in a concise and pragmatic manner and is ideal for introductory, abbreviated, or online courses.