Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals, Third Edition

Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals, Third Edition

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When you examine Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals, Third Edition, you will see why so many instructors rely on this exceptionally clear, logical, and well-organized text. Proven effective in the classroom, this comprehensive reference prepares prospective paralegals for some of their most important responsibilities.Provides everything students need to master the basics: -- comprehensive overview of research and writing skills, reinforced by illustrations and exercises-- integrates writing strategies into each research chapter to demonstrate the link between the two processes-- discusses electronic sources for legal research, including Lexis, Westlaw, and the Internet-- thoroughly explains proper citation form and updating/validating legal authorities, including Shepardizing and KeyCiting-- includes samples of legal writing, such as letters, a court brief, and a legal memorandum-- boxes offer technology tips (such as useful Internet addresses) and figures demonstrate and summarize topics reviewed in the text-- two glossaries; one for internet-related terms in the appropriate chapter, the other for the rest of the text at the end of the bookThe Third Edition introduces a wealth of new material: -- entirely new chapter devoted to conducting legal research using the internet provides a brief introduction, includes a glossary of terms, discusses the process of performing research online, includes strategies and tips, explores some ethical concerns regarding use of the internet, and concludes with a list of the best internet research sites, including coverage of LoisLaw-- new writing samples, including a new legal memorandum in the appendix--completely revised text reflects the changing nature of legal publishing-- new section on using the ALWD Citation Manual-- new assignments throughout the book-- completely updated Instructor's Manual with answer keys for all the assignments, extra assignments for each chapter, and additional sample documentsshow more

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  • Paperback | 743 pages
  • 179.3 x 254 x 36.3mm | 1,133.99g
  • Aspen Publishers Inc.,U.S.
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • 3rd
  • 0735524122
  • 9780735524125

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