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Legal Research and Writing Workbook: A Basic Approach for Paralegals, Sixth Edition

Andrea B. Yelin, Hope Viner Samborn


  • ISBN: 9780735507920

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    The highly successful textbook on research and writing makes every step of the process accessible to paralegal students. The authors provide effective research tools, practical strategies and an efficient procedure for researching the law with both traditional and electronic sources. Step-by-step instruction leads students through each stage of activity, from prewriting to revising, and covers the IRAC method, legal memoranda, letters, and more. Invaluable pedagogy features examples, exhibits, expert writing tips, exercises, practice tips, ethics alerts, and web resources. Detailed subheadings provide quick access to topics, and appendices on helpful topics such as Shepardizing and Cite Checking, Citation and Sample Memoranda round out the presentation. The Student Workbook provides for extensive practice, sharpening research and writing skills.

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    Page Count 108
    Published 11/23/2011
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    Part I: Legal Research

    Chapter 1. Introduction to Legal Research

    Chapter 2. What Law Governs

    Chapter 3. Court Decisions

    Chapter 4. Digests

    Chapter 5. Validating

    Chapter 6. Validating [Two chs with the same title]

    Chapter 7. Constitutions and Statutes

    Chapter 8. Legislative History

    Chapter 9. Administrative Materials and Looseleaf Services

    Chapter 10. Computerized Legal Research

    Chapter 11. Practice Rules

    Chapter 12. Ethical Rules

    Chapter 13. Practitioner’s Materials

    Chapter 14. Research Strategy

    Part II. Legal Writing

    Chapter 15. Getting Ready to Write

    Chapter 16. Clear Writing and Editing

    Chapter 17. Writing Basics

    Chapter 18. Case Briefing and Analysis

    Chapter 19. The Legal Memorandum

    Chapter 20. Questions Presented and Conclusions or Brief Answers

    Chapter 21. Facts

    Chapter 22. The IRAC Method

    Chapter 23. Synthesizing Cases and Authorities

    Chapter 24. Outlining and Organizing a Memorandum

    Chapter 25. Letter Writing

    Appendix A. Shepardizing and Cite Checking

    Appendix B. Citation

    Appendix C. Sample Memoranda

    Appendix D. Helpful Web Sites