Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals

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Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 154381512X

Page: 824

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Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals emphasizes the skills and issues that paralegals encounter in practice. Thoroughly up-to-date, the Ninth Edition continues to combine clear text with visual aids, writing samples, tips, and pointers. Designed specifically for paralegal students, Deborah Bouchoux’s classroom-tested approach teaches cutting-edge research skills, writing style, and proper citation form—to equip students with an essential skill set and well-founded confidence. The author’s logical and comprehensive approach enhances students’ understanding. Part I covers Primary Authorities, Part II discusses Secondary Authorities, and Part III covers the basics of Legal Writing. In addition, Bouchoux integrates writing strategies into each research chapter to demonstrate the link between the two processes. Thorough coverage of electronic research includes chapters on both internet research and fee-based services. Bouchoux thoroughly explains proper citation form and the process of updating/validating legal authorities. The Legal Writing section includes samples of legal writing, such as letters, a court brief, and a legal memorandum. New to the Ninth Edition: New “Sidebar” feature in all research chapters that provides quick tips showing how the material in that chapter applies to computer-assisted legal research systems, such as Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law. Discussion of GovInfo, which provides free public access to official and authenticated publications from all three branches of the federal government. Coverage of new tools used for cite-checking, including EVA and Bestlaw. Discussion of Westlaw Edge, Westlaw’s new research platform. Extensive new coverage of the increasing use of artificial intelligence in legal research and writing. Discussion of new sources that provide free public access to the law, including Harvard’s Caselaw Access Project and CourtListener. New sections on preparing email letters and email memoranda, including assignments. All new Research Questions and Internet Legal Research Assignments have been included for each chapter. Professors and students will benefit from: Pedagogy designed to enhance the accessibility of the material, including helpful charts and diagrams that synthesize complex topics, Practice Tips offering realistic and helpful suggestions for workplace success, and Ethics Alerts in every chapter. Targeted and ample exercises help students learn how to use a wide range of research sources. Charts and practice tips, updated for this edition, that help students apply what they have learned. Tips on how to effectively use electronic resources are included throughout the text. Conscientious revision ensures that the book has the most up-to-date material, presented in a readable and accessible format.

Legal Research

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Legal Research

Author: Stephen Elias

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413325645

Page: 368

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Legal Research: Take the law into your own hands Do you have legal questions at home, at work, or as part of law-related course work? Legal Research provides everything you need, laying out easy-to-follow research methods that will help you find the right answers. Find out how to: locate and understand statutes, regulations, and cases make sure your research is 100% up to date, and organize your research results into a memorandum of law for use at school, at work, or in court. Completely updated for the 18th edition, Legal Research shows you how to find statutes, cases, background information, and answers to specific legal questions online. Even more important, you’ll be guided to the most reliable and user-friendly sites, so you won’t drown in an information flood. Lots of examples and easy-to-understand instructions teach you how to master all the basic legal research tools, including: online search engines reliable free legal websites legal encyclopedias, periodicals, and treatises annotated legal codes and statutes published reports of state and federal court cases case digests and Shepard’s Citations, and the best legal blogs.

The Legal Research and Writing Handbook

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The Legal Research and Writing Handbook

Author: Andrea B. Yelin

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 0735567387

Page: 595

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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, and a clear, step-by-step approach to teaching. A widely popular text, The Fifth Edition continues to build on its strengths : comprehensive coverage of Legal Research in Part I and Legal Writing in Part II a clear and straightforward writing style a clean and accessible page layout with detailed subheadings for quick access to topics highly efficient research tools and strategies — with both traditional and electronic sources step-by-step guidance through each stage of the writing process — from prewriting strategies, To revising, The IRAC method, legal memoranda, letters, and more dynamic and innovative pedagogy that includes examples, exhibits, expert writing tips, exercises, practice tips, ethics alerts, and web resources a helpful appendices with sections on Shepardizing, Cite Checking, and Citation, As well as Sample Memoranda. a separate student workbook that provides extensive practice opportunities to students in research and writing an in-depth Instructor’s Manual that includes sample syllabi, tests, and memos, As well as discussion topics and in-class exercises Thoroughly updated throughout, The Fifth Edition features : new and updated illustrations and websites additional exercises on how to brief a case expanded and enhanced treatment of Case Briefing and Case Analysis internet resources — both free and fee-based — integrated into coverage of the research process additional internet-based research exercises new Net Notes and Practice Pointers updated Citation Appendix reflects the 18th edition of the Blue Book And The 3rd edition of the ALWD Citation Manual, and now offering new citation exercises If you’re looking for complete and timely coverage of research and writing, examine your desk copy of the Legal Research and Writing Handbook: A Basic Approach for Paralegals, Fifth Edition . it will become immediately apparent why Yelin and Samborn have one of the leading titles in their field.

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ABA Journal

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The ABA Journal serves the legal profession. Qualified recipients are lawyers and judges, law students, law librarians and associate members of the American Bar Association.

Prince s Dictionary of Legal Citations 8th Edition

Enhancements to this edition include: revised and expanded treatment for citing Internet and electronic media; additional examples for citing federal administrative and executive materials; updated references to state court case citation ...

Prince   s Dictionary of Legal Citations  8th Edition

Author: Mary Miles Prince

Publisher: William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

ISBN: 0837738709

Page: 568

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Assists the legal profession in citing legal authorities according to the rules given in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 19th ed. (2010). This title is a companion to The Bluebook, not a replacement and applies Bluebook rules to a representative collection of common legal authorities. The citations included are based on Bluebook rules, and the abbreviations are those found in The Bluebook or derived from its guidelines. Enhancements to this edition include: revised and expanded treatment for citing Internet and electronic media; additional examples for citing federal administrative and executive materials; updated references to state court case citation rules, with examples; expanded treatment for citing state session law services; more examples for citing international sources; and expanded treatment of public domain citations.

The Law Governing Lawyers

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The Law Governing Lawyers

Author: Susan R. Martyn

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9780735564121

Page: 340

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Providing full coverage of all the national and state rules, standards, and statutes pertaining To The law governing lawyers, this statutory supplement, with its complimentary CD, Is an ideal reference source for any course on professional responsibility or legal ethics. Reach For The Law Governing Lawyers 2007-2008 Statutory Supplement to have all of these resources at your disposal: a companion CD featuring the full text of each jurisdiction’s lawyer code and access to an electronic version of the entire statutory supplement an introduction to understanding and finding the law governing lawyers the 2004 ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct correlation tables showing the ABA Model Rules and related Model Code Provisions charts comparing state lawyer code provisions on fee agreements, confidentiality exceptions, and screening requirements the ABA Model Code of Professional Responsibility (1983) the Restatement (Third) of the Law Governing Lawyers (2000), black letter, plus extensive edited comments and illustrations a Conversion Table illustrating final Restatement sections and drafts the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Regulations and other selected federal statutes, regulations, and rules of procedure the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct (2004) the updated 2007-2008 Edition offers: updated comparison charts reflecting significant rule changes in some jurisdictions: state lawyer code provisions that require written fee agreements state lawyer code exceptions to client confidentiality that permit or require disclosure state lawyer code screening rules that prevent imputed disqualification on the CD, recently revised state codes affecting 8 jurisdictions

Virginia Family and Juvenile Laws and Rules Annotated

This latest edition of Virginia Family and Juvenile Laws and Rules Annotated contains a broad range of expertly annotated statutes from Michie's Code of Virginia related to domestic relations, divorce, adoption, guardianship, social ...

Virginia Family and Juvenile Laws and Rules Annotated

Author: Publisher's Editorial Staff

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 152218399X

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This latest edition of Virginia Family and Juvenile Laws and Rules Annotated contains a broad range of expertly annotated statutes from Michie's Code of Virginia related to domestic relations, divorce, adoption, guardianship, social services, juveniles and related topics. This convenient manual also includes Rules from the Supreme Court of Virginia and Selections from the United States Code Service, and is the statutory sourcebook you need on the topics most critical to your practice: • Civil Remedies and Procedure • Sex Offender Registry • Courts of Record • Crimes and Offenses • Criminal Procedure • Domestic Relations • Marriage • Custody • Guardian and Ward • Welfare (Social Services) • Wills and Estates • Juvenile Justice Whether you are a practicing attorney, judge, social worker, or anyone else who regularly handles family and juvenile issues in Virginia, don't miss out on this practical and expertly compiled manual from LexisNexis, the name you trust for all your legal research needs.

Courts and Lawyers of New York

This massive illustrated history of the courts and lawyers of New York from 1609-1925 contains a great deal of information that is not available elsewhere.

Courts and Lawyers of New York

Author: Alden Chester

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 158477424X

Page: 1421

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This massive illustrated history of the courts and lawyers of New York from 1609-1925 contains a great deal of information that is not available elsewhere. Contents: Part I-Dutch Period: The Bases of American Law, The Dutch Legal System, The Patrons and Their Courts, Burgher Government, Dutch Magistrates. Part II-English Period: The Conflicting Land Titles, The Duke of York's Laws, The Leisler Case. Part III-American Period: Constitutional History, The Courts of Last Resort, The Supreme Court, The Court of Chancery. Part IV: Judicial Distracts and Associations of the Bar, Law Libraries and Law Schools. 59 illustrations.

Fish Raincoats

The best kind of personal history.” — Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy Fish Raincoats is a compelling new addition to the Journeys & ...

Fish Raincoats

Author: Barbara Babcock

Publisher: Quid Pro Books

ISBN: 1610273613

Page: 242

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The life and times of a trailblazing feminist in American law. The first female Stanford law professor was also first director of the District of Columbia Public Defender Service, one of the first women to be an Assistant Attorney General of the United States, and the biographer of California’s first woman lawyer, Clara Foltz. Survivor, pioneer, leader, and fervent defender of the powerless and colorful mobsters alike, Barbara Babcock led by example and by the written word—and recounts her part of history in this candid and personal memoir. “For woman lawyers, Barbara Babcock has led the way. How? By being smarter and tougher than the men; also, more empathetic and self-aware. Funny, shrewd, and telling, her memoir Fish Raincoats is a joy to read.” — Evan Thomas, author of Being Nixon: A Man Divided “An immensely engaging, articulate and detail-rich memoir from a pioneer who helped forge the path for women in the legal profession. Barbara Babcock taught, mentored and inspired generations of law students to look beyond the billable hour; she has chronicled her times—the modern Women’s Movement, the challenges and characters she met along the way—with insight, humility and grace.” — Thelton E. Henderson, Senior U.S. District Judge, San Francisco “Life will afford you no better sherpa on the extraordinary journey women have taken in the legal profession than Barbara Babcock. From her description of her career in DC courtrooms, to her role in the battle to defeat the Bork nomination, and her pathbreaking biography of another woman ‘first,’ she is the same warm and generous storyteller and narrator who welcomed untold numbers of new students to Stanford Law School and assured us all that we indeed had a place in the life of the law. This should be required reading for anyone who isn’t certain that they have a place at the lawyers table. Babcock’s amazing life has made a space for so many of us. Her story will do the same.” — Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor, Slate “‘But men are writing the history!’ Barbara Babcock thought to herself in response to a sexist comment about women in the law years ago. Not anymore. Babcock spins her formidable legal career into insightful stories about how she made her way and made her field her own. The best kind of personal history.” — Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy Fish Raincoats is a compelling new addition to the Journeys & Memoirs Series from Quid Pro Books; also available in paperback and clothbound editions. Quality digital formatting includes linked notes, active Contents, active URLs in notes, and all the original images (thirteen, most in color) from the print editions.