Practitioners' Correspondence Course in Brief Making

Practitioners' Correspondence Course in Brief Making

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...titles. In making an exhaustive search for authorities, and using all sources of information, a particular citation will probably turn up several different times. If the card plant is arranged alphabetically, it is easy to check against it, and thus avoid duplication of citations. On these cards should also be entered general memoranda indicating the value of the case--such as "Not in point," "Adverse," "Distinguished in Doe v. Rae, 215 I11. 613," "Overruled in Smith v. Jones, 185 Mass. 216," "Overrules Brown v. Robinson, 151 Ind. 319," "Decided under Statute," "Construing Gen. Statutes, ch. 5, 8," etc. Whenever the case investigated proves to be of exceptional value, whether it is in one's favor or adverse, a brief memorandum of the facts and holding, with perhaps a short quotation from the opinion, should be entered at once on cards to be placed behind the title card. So, too, if valuable comment on the case should be discovered in a case subsequently examined, or in a text-book, a memorandum thereof should also be entered on a card to be placed behind the title card of the case commented on. These subsidiary cards should be of a different color from the title card. The notes obtained are thus preserved in a form admitting of easy reference in preparing both the trial brief and the brief on appeal. Moreover, by providing a proper receptacle, each group of cards can be preserved indefinitely in shape for easy reference at any time when it becomes necessary to investigate the question anew for another case. It will then be necessary to search for and verify authorities only for the period since the date of the former investigation. The details of these various methods...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236642198
  • 9781236642196