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The Legal Research And Writing Handbook

Author : Andrea B. Yelin
ISBN : 9781454897712
Genre : Law
File Size : 29. 90 MB
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With clear explanations, examples, and visual aids, The Legal Research and Writing Handbook, Eighth Edition by Andrea Yelin and Hope Viner Samborn offers complete coverage of a complex subject in a student-friendly, accessible text. In this thoroughly updated new edition, the authors continue to keep pace with legal research, citation, and technology in today’s law firms. This practical text focuses on efficient research processes and techniques for both traditional and electronic sources, along with step-by-step instruction through each stage of the legal writing process, from prewriting strategies, to revising. The text is enhanced with examples and visual aids, expert writing and practice tips, hands-on exercises, ethics alerts, up-to-date web resources, and easy-to-navigate page design. Excellent exercises are provided to reinforce student learning. Key Features: Updated and expanded coverage of electronic resources reflecting how paralegals do research today Detailed discussion of how to use legal authorities in legal communications and how to synthesize them and present them to attorneys Examples, exhibits, practical tips, updated exercises, and web resources in every chapter Expanded discussion of e-mail and e-memos In-depth coverage of the IRAC method, as well as how to write legal memoranda and legal correspondence

The Essentials Of Real Estate Law

Author : Lynn T. Slossberg
ISBN : 9781305176430
Genre : Law
File Size : 77. 50 MB
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Offering consistent coverage of both substantive and procedural law, this fully revised edition of Slossberg's hands-on book features new cases, new case files, updated forms, and new material related to the recent real estate recession. Slossberg includes hypothetical and sample cases exploring a variety of scenarios that will help students understand real estate law and practice paralegal skills. Numerous checklists and worksheets used in today's law offices are included to help the reader prepare for a paralegal career. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Business Organizations For Paralegals

Author : Deborah E. Bouchoux
ISBN : 9781454861409
Genre : Law
File Size : 55. 71 MB
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Comprehensive overview of business organizations for paralegals, presented in a student-friendly format. Coverage of all the various types of business organizations, providing a basic and thorough understanding without overwhelming students. Features: In-depth coverage of business entities, including in-depth information on limited liability companies, as well as cutting edge and emerging topics in business law, such as tax inversions. Logical sequencing of material for each business entity discussed. Each business entity is discussed in a life cycle approach: from its formation, to its advantages and disadvantages, to its operation, to its dissolution, and to its tax consequences. The text begins with an introduction to the various business entities and then progresses from the simplest, the sole proprietorship, through partnerships, to the most complex, the business corporation. The newest forms of business entities, the limited liability partnership and limited liability company, are also discussed. The text concludes with other forms of corporations, such as nonprofit and professional corporations. The text combines in-depth substantive coverage of topics with practical information, including checklists. Helpful pedagogy includes web resources, key terms, practice tips, and exercises

Legal Research Explained

Author : Deborah E. Bouchoux
ISBN : 9781454883517
Genre : Law
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Legal Research Explained provides a building-block approach to the fundamentals of legal research for paralegal students. The fundamentals of legal research for paralegal students. The text is divided into five separate sections, as follows: 1) conducting legal research using primary authorities; 2) conducting legal research using secondary authorities and other research aids; 3) electronic and computer resources; 4) legal citation form and validating authorities; and 5) "putting it all together," providing a final overview of the legal research process. Although based on the legal research section of author Deborah Bouchoux's highly successful Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals, the material in Legal Research Explained is modified and condensed to fit a legal research-only course. All-new research assignments in each chapter give students practice with both conventional print resources and on-line sources. Helpful charts, diagrams, and sample pages from research resources help students understand complex topics. In addition, Practice Tips in each chapter offer realistic and helpful suggestions for workplace success and Ethics notes are included throughout the book. Key Features: New research assignments New practice tips in several chapters Discussion of new titles added to the United States Code Discussion of new website GovInfo for free, official, and authenticated documents from all three branches of the government. Discussion of new sources for conducting research, such as the Law Review Commons (Chapter 6), which provides free access to thousands of law review articles. Discussion of new tools such as Lexis for Microsoft Office and Thomson Reuters's Drafting Assistant Extensively revised discussion of computer-assisted legal research in Chapter 8 New information on practical concerns in citing to the Internet in Chapter 9 Revamped discussion of citation form (Chapter 10) The information relating to Shepardizing using print volumes of Shepard's has been moved from Chapter 11 to its own back-of-the-book Appendix Information on new research management tools such as Zotero, Juris-M, and Evernote An in-depth Instructor's Manual includes an overview of the text, sample syllabi, tips on teaching strategies, chapter-by-chapter resource information, answer keys for all assignments, and a Test Bank.

Legal Research And Writing For Paralegals

Author : Deborah E. Bouchoux
ISBN : 9781454881698
Genre : Law
File Size : 66. 69 MB
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This is a revision of noted author Deborah Bouchoux's market-leading legal research and writing text for paralegal students. This clear, well-organized text is designed specifically for paralegal students, offering a comprehensive overview of research and writing skills, reinforced by illustrations and exercises. Part I covers Primary Authorities, Part II discuses Secondary Authorities, and Part III covers the basics of Legaal Writing. The Legal Writing section includes samples of legal writing, such as letters, a court brief, and a legal memorandum, though throughout the book, Bouchoux integrates writing strategies into each research chapter to demonstrate the link between the two processes. In addition, there is thorough coverage of electronic research, including a chapter on internet research as well as fee-based services such as Lexis Advance and Westlaw. Additional tips on how to effectively use electronic resources are also included throughout the text. Bouchoux thoroughly explains proper citation form and updating/validating legal authorities.

Cite Checker

Author : Deborah E. Bouchoux
ISBN : 9781454876090
Genre : Law
File Size : 90. 92 MB
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This self-paced guide to citation form is a perfect match for any basic Legal Writing and Research course. Cite-Checker is a short, concise book providing students with everything they need to learn and master proper citation form according to The Bluebook. A readable and pragmatic guide, this valuable text offers thorough explanations of important concepts as well as self-checking exercises to help students master the concepts discussed. This worthwhile text introduces students to all areas of citation form in a concise yet thorough manner: self-paced tutorial includes rules, exercises, and answers explains the rules established in the 18th edition of The Bluebook and provides a complete and thorough overview of citation form hands-on exercises in every chapter guide students through all essential topics and answer keys to the exercises are also included chapters presented in a logical, step-by-step format to help students build confidence with citation skills a section on preparing tables of authorities for briefs and court documents highlights a topic not covered in either The Bluebook or the ALWD Citation Manual

Paralegal Internships

Author : Ruth-Ellen Post
ISBN : 0766803945
Genre : Business & Economics
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Paralegal Internships is a practical "how-to" guide for pursuing a paralegal internship in a law office, government agency, corporate legal department, courthouse or other law-related setting. It covers all stages of the internship experience, including identifying learning objectives, finding the "right office", managing "office politics", self-monitoring and documentation and finally how to use the internship to land a permanent job. There are questionnaires, checklists, practice exercises, worksheets, report forms and anecdotal examples throughout the book.

Basic Real Estate And Property Law For Paralegals

Author : Jeffrey A. Helewitz
ISBN : 9781454861300
Genre : Law
File Size : 65. 16 MB
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With trademark insight and clarity, author Jeffrey A. Helewitz presents a vivid picture of the role of the paralegal in complex real estate transactions. Always timely and accessible, the Fifth Edition of Basic Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals puts a firm grasp of both theory and practice well within a student s reach. A thorough yet manageable introduction to Real Estate and Property Law, featuring: Broad coverage that includes estates in land and future interests, titles, land use, conveyancing,closing procedures, condos, co-ops, commercial property, and landlord-tenant law Helpful examples that illustrate the role of the paralegal in practice Key terms, Practical Tips, Ethical Points, and Chapter Summaries A final chapter on personal property that introduces students to the essential concepts of tangible and intangible property Edited cases in each chapter that give students practice reading and analyzing case decisions Sample legal forms in each chapter that expose students to legal documents on a variety of topics Extensive practice and review features, such as end-of-chapter review points, exercises, activities, and situational analyses Updated throughout, the Fifth Edition provides: The latest developments on the law surrounding same-sex marriages New cases Updated forms Additional case analyses in every chapter

Business In The Contemporary Legal Environment

Author : Daniel V. Davidson
ISBN : 9781454873518
Genre : Law
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Business in the Contemporary Legal Environment is a well-written, comprehensive coursebook providing complete coverage of the areas typically included in a one-semester legal environment course. This user-friendly text is written in a less formal style, avoiding "black letter law" statements whenever possible, and uses a combination of classic and contemporary cases to clearly illustrate the law. Every chapter begins with a Classic Case, a case from the past that helped to set the precedents for the material covered in the chapter. The authors then conclude each chapter with a Contemporary Case, a recent decision that shows a current application of one of the principles discussed in the chapter. In addition, helpful discussion questions and "You Decide" hypotheticals are included at the end of each chapter for further emphasis, as well as well-designed exhibits throughout the book, which help make the concepts easier to understand.

Paralegal Today The Legal Team At Work

Author : Roger LeRoy Miller
ISBN : 9781305854925
Genre : Law
File Size : 34. 77 MB
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Succeed in your course and your career as a paralegal with PARALEGAL TODAY: THE LEGAL TEAM AT WORK. This updated Seventh Edition shows you how current technology and social media tools are used in practice, while helping you develop an understanding of the laws in our society, the importance of ethical and professional responsibility, and the skills needed to thrive in today's legal environment. Real-world examples, practical applications, ethical dilemmas, hands-on assignments, and an entire chapter on paralegal careers (with salary information) prepare you to meet the challenges of today's paralegal working environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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