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Finding the Answers to Legal Questions

Author: Virginia Tucker; Marc Lampson
Publisher: Chicago : ALA Neal-Schuman, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"This timely, clearly organized, and easy-to-use resource is an ideal text for LIS students preparing for careers as librarians. It provides an overview of the basic structure of the U.S. legal system; how-to instructions for finding primary law in print sources, free websites and pay-for-view databases; information on how to evaluate the trustworthiness of online and print resources; tips for conducting a legal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Tucker; Marc Lampson
ISBN: 9780838915691 0838915698
OCLC Number: 1013478133
Description: xxiv, 232 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The structure of the legal system in the United States --
Secondary sources and practice materials --
Federal primary sources --
State and local primary sources --
Legal research basics --
Resources beyond the public library --
Lawsuits --
Family law --
Landlord-tenant --
Wills, estate planning, and probate --
Debts, collections, and credit --
Bankruptcy --
Employment and unemployment --
Criminal law --
What's online, what's not, and when to use what --
Evaluating the trustworthiness of websites and self-help law books --
Creating a library webpage and basic legal collection.
Responsibility: Virginia M. Tucker, Marc Lampson.

Abstract:

"This timely, clearly organized, and easy-to-use resource is an ideal text for LIS students preparing for careers as librarians. It provides an overview of the basic structure of the U.S. legal system; how-to instructions for finding primary law in print sources, free websites and pay-for-view databases; information on how to evaluate the trustworthiness of online and print resources; tips for conducting a legal reference interview; and guidance for handling common legal questions, such as lawsuits, family law, landlord-tenant disputes, and wills"--

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