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The legal research and writing handbook : a basic approach for paralegals

Author: Andrea B Yelin; Hope Viner Samborn
Publisher: New York : Aspen Law & Business, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Yelin and Samborn offer solid mastery of legal research and writing in one course through their thoroughly tested handbook. This text coaches your students through every step of the research and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea B Yelin; Hope Viner Samborn
ISBN: 0735529345 9780735529342
OCLC Number: 50090049
Notes: Includes index.
Accompanied by: Workbook (iv, 101 p. ; 28 cm.).
Description: xlii, 553 pages ; 26 cm + 1 instructor's manual
Contents: pt. 1. Legal Research --
Ch. 1. Introduction to Legal Research --
Ch. 2. What Law Governs --
Ch. 3. Court Decisions --
Ch. 4. Validating --
Ch. 5. Secondary Authority --
Ch. 6. Constitutions and Statutes --
App. State Legislative Reference Libraries --
Ch. 7. Legislative History --
Ch. 8. Administrative Materials and Looseleaf Services --
Ch. 9. Computerized Legal Research --
Ch. 10. Internet Research --
App. List of Helpful Web Sites --
Ch. 11. Practice Rules --
Ch. 12. Ethical Rules --
Ch. 13. Practitioner's Materials --
Ch. 14. Research Strategy --
pt. II. Legal Writing --
Ch. 15. Getting Ready to Write --
Ch. 16. Editing --
Ch. 17. Writing Basics --
Ch. 18. Briefing Cases --
Ch. 19. The Legal Memorandum --
Ch. 20. Questions Presented and Conclusions or Brief Answers --
Ch. 21. Facts --
Ch. 22. Synthesizing Cases and Authorities --
Ch. 23. The Irac Method --
Ch. 24. Outlining and Organizing a Memorandum --
Ch. 25. Letter Writing --
App. A. Shepardizing and Cite Checking --
App. B. Citation.
Responsibility: Andrea B. Yelin, Hope Viner Samborn.

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