Legal Research & Writing for Paralegals by Pamela TepperLegal Research & Writing for Paralegals by Pamela Tepper

Legal Research & Writing for Paralegals

byPamela Tepper, Neal Bevans

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Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals takes students on a step-by-step journey through the intricacies of researching legal issues and creating legal documents. The focus is on critical areas paralegals deal with daily: what law is and how to find it, what role the Internet plays in legal research, how to incorporate legal research into writing, and how to create an array of legal documents. Ethics are integral to the practice of law, and each chapter addresses issues particularly relevant to paralegals. The many practical assignments throughout and at the end of each chapter allow students to put into practice what they are learning about research and writing. The pedagogy of the book focuses on three main goals:
  • Learning outcomes (critical thinking, vocabulary building, skill development, issues analysis, writing practice)
  • Relevance of topics without sacrificing theory (ethical challenges, current law practices, technology application)
  • Practical application (real-world exercises, practical advice, portfolio creation)

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    Title:Legal Research & Writing for ParalegalsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:688 pages, 10.8 × 8.5 × 1 inPublished:May 22, 2008Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

    The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

    ISBN - 10:007352462X

    ISBN - 13:9780073524627

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    Table of Contents

    PART ONE: MASTERING THE LAW

    Chapter 1: The American Legal System: Navigating through the Process

    Chapter 2: The Sources of the Law: What's in a Law Library

    Chapter 3: Case Law and Reporters: Finding Judges' Opinions

    Chapter 4: Understanding and Briefing of Case Decisions

    Chapter 5: Researching Constitutions, Statutes, and Administrative Rules and Regulations

    PART TWO: FINDING AND UPDATING TOOLS

    Chapter 6: Legal Research Finding Tools: The Traditions and New Trends

    Chapter 7: Updating the Law: Shepard's Citations and KeyCite

    PART THREE: PLANNING A RESEARCH PROJECT

    Chapter 8: Online Search Techniques: Learning the Methods

    Chapter 9: Internet Sources of the Law: Searching for Reliability

    Chapter 10: Roadmap for Legal Research: A Guided Plan

    PART FOUR: LEGAL WRITING BASICS

    Chapter 11: Introduction to Legal Writing

    Chapter 12: The Mechanics of Construction

    Chapter 13: Effective and Persuasive Legal Writing

    Chapter 14: Citations in Legal Writing

    PART FIVE: PRACTICAL WRITING APPLICATIONS

    Chapter 15: The Basics of Legal Correspondence

    Chapter 16: The Internal Office Memorandum

    Chapter 17: Court Documents: Pleadings, Discovery, and Motions

    PART SIX: PERSUASIVE WRITING

    Chapter 18: The Memorandum of Law to the Trial Court

    Chapter 19: The Appellate Brief

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    Index