Legal Research: How to Find and Understand the Law

Author: Suzanne McKie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135317534

Category: Law

Page: 300

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Many students and first-time practitioners may know of certain legal textbooks which cover a certain area, but do not know where to look to update the knowledge these books provide. Similarly, a legal problem may arise which is not generally covered by such books. This work deals with how to find the answers, how to update an answer, how to discover if those cases have been applied since judgement was given, how to find statutes and regulators, and how to research and understand the law.
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Legal Research

How to Find & Understand the Law

Author: Stephen Elias,Editors of Nolo

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413321836

Category: Law

Page: 376

View: 3598

If you're searching for information in a real or virtual law library as a paralegal, law student, legal assistant, journalist, or lay person, finding and accessing the laws that you need to read can be a challenge. Turn to Legal Research, which outlines a systematic method to find answers and get results. In plain, readable English, Attorney Stephen Elias explains, with plenty of examples and instructions, how to: read and understand statutes, regulations and cases evaluate cases for their value as precedent use all the basic tools of legal research practice what you've learned with "hands-on, feet-in" library exercises, as well as hypothetical research problems and solutions This easy-to-use and understand book has been adopted as a text in many law schools and paralegal programs. This edition has been condensed to be more readable and includes an expanded discussion on the use of legal research tools on the web.
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Legal Research

How to Find & Understand the Law

Author: Stephen Elias Attorney

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413317758

Category: Law

Page: 386

View: 9778

Legal research made simple! If you're searching for information in a real or virtual law library as a paralegal, law student, legal assistant, journalist, or lay person, finding and accessing the laws that you need to read can be a challenge. Turn to Legal Research, which outlines a systematic method to find answers and get results. In plain, readable English, Attorney Stephen Elias explains, with plenty of examples and instructions, how to: read and understand statues, regulations and cases evaluate cases for their value as precedent use all the basic tools of legal research practice what you've learned with "hands-on, library exercises, as well as hypothetical research problems and solutions This easy-to-use and understand book has been adopted as a text in many law schools and paralegal programs. This edition has been condensed to be more readable and includes an expanded discussion on the use of new legal research tools on the web.
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Legal Research

How to Find and Understand the Law

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Legal research

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The California Landlord's Lawbook: Rights & Responsibilities

Rights & Responsibilities

Author: David Brown,Janet Portman,Ralph Warner

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413320864

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

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Choosing tenants, raising the rent, and returning deposits—these are just a few of the things landlords do that are strictly regulated by law in California. Here, you will find all the easy-to-understand information you need to minimize legal risk, including a California-specific lease and rental agreement and more than 40 forms with complete instructions. Now in its 16th edition, this book has been recognized as a leading source of legal information for California landlords. It includes a detailed and updated review of state and federal laws and local rent control ordinances. You’ll learn how to: screen propective tenants - without discriminating illegallyprepare (and enforce) leases and rental agreementscollect and return security security deposits so as to avoid lawsuitsraise the rent and change other terms of the tenancyhire, work with and fire a property managerkeep up with repairs and maintenancelimit liability and rent withholdingfollow stae privacy laws on entering rental unitsrestrict tenants from subletting or hosting short-term guestsact promptly when rent is lateterminate a tenancy...and much more. Check out Nolo's list of California products. Not a California landlord? Check out Every Landlord's Legal Guide. Also available: California Landlord's Law Book: Evictions
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How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Author: Stephen Elias,Albin Renauer

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324339

Category: Law

Page: 464

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If you’re overwhelmed by debt, the bankruptcy system can help. How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy provides the clear information and step-by-step instructions you’ll need to get through the entire process without an attorney. The book will help you determine whether you qualify for relief and whether filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy will help you solve your debt issues. You’ll also learn how to: stop wage garnishments and lawsuits wipe out as much debt as possible deal with debts you’ve secured with collateral keep as much property as possible, and rebuild credit after bankruptcy The 20th edition is revised to include instructions that will help you complete the new user-friendly bankruptcy forms, changes to state exemption laws (which determine what property bankruptcy filers can keep), and important legal updates. Please note: This book does not cover business bankruptcies, farm reorganizations, or individual repayment plans (Chapter 13). For Chapter 13 bankruptcy, see Nolo's Chapter 13 Bankruptcy.
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Patent, Copyright & Trademark

Author: Stephen Elias,Richard Stim

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 9781413300550

Category: Law

Page: 549

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For anyone who needs to understand the terminology of intellectual property law, this bestseller offers plain-English explanations and practical advice.
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Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing

Author: William H. Putman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766854550

Category: Law

Page: 659

View: 8695

Paralegals find that they are being called upon to perform increasingly complex tasks, and Legal Research, Writing and Analysis will give them the knowledge and comfort level they need to confidently conduct their work. This text helps paralegal students and law students understand primary and secondary authority, identify and state issues, apply case law and perform counteranalysis. Particular focus is placed on the writing process, including such subject areas of fundamentals of writing, the legal writing process, office legal memoranda, court briefs and correspondence. This information is offered in a user-friendly format using examples and hypotheticals to illustrate the concepts. A Web site related to the text provides students the convenience of accessing assignments on line.
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Be Prepared

The Complete Financial, Legal, and Practical Guide to Living with Cancer, HIV, and other Life-Challenging Conditions

Author: David Landay

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466880090

Category: Reference

Page: 480

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If you are confronting a life-threatening condition and facing challenges to your finances, work, and future, you no longer need to struggle alone. In Be Prepared, attorney David Landay, a leading authority with more than thirty years' experience in this field, assembles and explains the most up-to-date financial, legal, and practical information. He will help you focus on the questions to ask, how to find the information you need, and where to locate the resources to assist you. Topics covered include: - How to obtain access to the best medical care - Surprising ways to pay bills with existing assets - Work issues, disability, and going back to work - Legal issues such as estate planning and the Americans with Disabilities Act - Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid - New Investment strategies - How to maximize your income and manage your expenses and debts By showing you, in simple steps, how to understand, organize, and manage your affairs, Landay provides you with the practical know-how and emotional confidence to face the future without fear. Be Prepared is the ideal book to help you make the best of some of life's most difficult situations.
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Theory and Method in Socio-Legal Research

Author: Reza Banakar,Max Travers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847316913

Category: Law

Page: 392

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Socio-legal researchers increasingly recognise the need to employ a wide variety of methods in studying law and legal phenomena, and the need to be informed by an understanding of debates about theory and method in mainstream social science. The papers in this volume illustrate how a range of topics, including EU law, ombudsmen, judges, lawyers, Shariah Councils and the quality assurance industry can be researched from a socio-legal perspective. The objective of the collection is to show how different methods can be used in researching law and legal phenomena, how methodological issues and debates in sociology are relevant to the study of law, and the importance of the debate between "structural" and "action" traditions in researching law. It also approaches the methodological problem of how sociology of law can address the content of legal practice from a variety of perspectives and discusses the relationship between pure and applied research. The editors provide a critical introduction to each of the six sections, and a general introduction on law, sociology and method. The collection will provide an invaluable resource for socio-legal researchers, law school researchers and postgraduates.
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Basic Legal Research for Criminal Justice and the Social Sciences

Author: James R. Acker

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780834210134

Category: Law

Page: 426

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This essential primer on legal research is written specifically for criminal justice and social sciences students. The book's basic, how-to approach makes it suitable not only as a guiding text for research courses, but also as a key supplementary text for courses in which legal research is a secondary requirement. Stripped of the cumbersome information found in similar texts for legal students, this slim essentials book gives criminal justice and social sciences students the tools they need for successful research.
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Legal research and writing for paralegals

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux

Publisher: Aspen Law & Business

ISBN: 9780735551053

Category: Law

Page: 793

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the Fourth Edition of Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals continues to build a strong foundation for future practice while introducing students to the latest techniques and processes. The text retains the features that earned it such widespread use: clear, well-organized text For The introductory legal research and writing course, designed specifically for paralegal students 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 timely and thorough coverage of electronic research, including a chapter on internet research as well as fee-based services such as LEXIS and Westlaw. Throughout the text, The author supplies further tips on how to use electronic resources most effectively. useful charts and diagrams help students understand complex topics thorough explanation of proper citation form and updating/validating legal authorities, including Shepardizing and KeyCiting samples of legal writing, such as letters, a court brief, and a legal memorandum This timely revision contains much new material: completely revised text reflects the changing nature of legal publishing to help students learn how to navigate through cyberspace, a section at the end of each chapter, State Your Answer, now offers additional questions relating To The materials discussed. These questions require students to access relevant internet sites and local information, and can be made state-specific. a new feature, The Final Wrap Up, provides practical and pragmatic information on citing and using various research resources and advises students on when to use a certain set and whether it may be cited in various legal documents Practice Tips now appear in each chapter, offering realistic and helpful suggestions for workplace success expanded and updated Legal Citation chapter with more coverage of the ALWD citation manual. The examples of citation form given at the end of each chapter display citations in both Bluebook and ALWD form. Coverage is updated to the new (18th) edition of the Bluebook. Please visit the new companion website to learn more about this book. Website: http://www.aspenlawschool.com/bouchoux_legalresearch4
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Prison Legal News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Prisoners

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Trademark

Legal Care for Your Business & Product Name

Author: Stephen Elias,Richard Stim

Publisher: NOLO

ISBN: 9781413319521

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 450

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"A complete guide to all business name and trademark issues including choice of name, trademark registration, domain names, and dealing with infringement. This completely updated edition includes all of the latest trademark cases and rules regarding online registration. It also features an FAQ/Dear Rich questions and answer section"--Provided by publisher.
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Legal Analysis and Writing

Author: William H. Putman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133016545

Category: Law

Page: 544

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LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING, 4TH EDITION helps readers analyze statutes and cases and draft supporting legal memoranda. In addition to the fundamentals of good writing, legal or otherwise, the book illustrates how paralegals analyze and brief cases, identify key facts and legal issues, and apply case law and counteranalysis to legal matters, and more. Going beyond mere explanations, the book shows readers how to apply concepts to hypothetical situations, draft legal memoranda and correspondence, and scrutinize legal citations and Web research, to develop a thorough understanding of the analytical and writing responsibilities paralegals undertake. Legal Analysis and Writing, 4th Edition is a robust resource for any paralegal writing course and includes a host of available supplemental tools designed to enhance learning while simplifying instructor preparation. 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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Legal Research

Author: William H. Putman,Jennifer Albright

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305147189

Category: Law

Page: 528

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Learn to conduct legal research without wasting time or duplicating effort! This one-of-a-kind text covers every phase of the legal research process and includes examples, illustrations, and assignments based on real-life cases. Practical information in every chapter shows you how to identify key facts and issues in a case, how to conduct statutory and case law research and analysis, as well as how to brief cases, research secondary authority, conduct electronic legal research and counteranalysis, and cite authority. Designed to help you develop an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of legal research, the book guides you through each step in the research process, including how to determine what to research, how to identify key facts and terms, what to look for when researching, what to do with the research once it is found, and how to organize research. You'll also find extensive coverage of primary and secondary research sources, including Internet and computer research, citation format, and case law analysis. 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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Legal Research Explained

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux

Publisher: Aspen Law & Business

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 391

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Developed from the author's highly respected Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals, Legal Research Explained, Second Edition, offers accessible, complete, up-to-date coverage designed specifically for Legal Research courses. Deborah E. Bouchoux's popular building-block approach ensures that all students can master the essential skills of legal research. Legal Research Explained, Second Edition, Features: -A methodical approach that mirrors the process of legal research in practice -A transparent five-part organization 1. Conducting legal research using primary authorities 2. Conducting legal research using secondary authorities and other research aids 3. Computer-assisted legal research and the Internet 4. Legal citation form and validating authorities 5. Putting it all together: an overview of the legal research process -Rich and dynamic pedagogy in each chapter that includes Examples that illustrate citation form, showing both ALWD and Bluebook formats Research and review questions Internet research exercises that promote quick online research proficiency Practice Tipsùtimely and practical suggestions for workplace success Ethics Alerts Help Notes that provide at least one key reference source for the material covered Sample pages that illustrate various features of legal research authorities New standard research assignments in which students use conventional print volumes from the law library New Internet assignments in which students access websites commonly used in practice -Current topical coverage that includes How to use and cite unpublished opinions Discussion of the dangers of metadata embedded in forms How to use the new "Easy Search" feature of Lexis/Nexis Legal databases available for "apps" on iPhones and similar devices Discussion of the newly launched Google Scholar, a free research tool for finding case law. Up-to-date information on the online Bluebook Comparing and contrasting cases using Shepard's on LexisNexis and KeyCite on Westlaw
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Introduction to U.S. Law and Legal Research

Author: Dana Neacsu

Publisher: Transnational Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781571053541

Category: Law

Page: 186

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Whether studying American law outside the United States or intending to enroll in a graduate program in the United States, for an LL.M., it is necessary to become aware of the major differences that exist between the U.S. legal system and other systems of law. This book helps a student bridge that gap and quickly grasp a solid introductory foundation of American law and legal research techniques that will easily permit focus on the legal field of their choice. Features and BenefitsMajor differences and similarities between the US common law system and the civil law system Clear, straightforward commentary of legal resources Analyzes in-print and online repositories of law Defines basic principles of legal researchBecome More EffectiveObtain the much needed basic principles of legal research Find out about the numerous free-of-charge repositories of law Learn how to strategize your research according to your resources and needsUnderstand the Meaning of Law in American Legal StudiesExplains the different meanings of law Describes the branches of the government and how they all make law Explains the sources of statutory law, case law, and administrative law Explains the idiosyncrasies of legal research through the dynamic nature of US lawPublished under the Transnational Publishers imprint.
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Legal Research and Writing

A Practical Approach for Paralegals

Author: Robert P. O'Neill Jr.

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0133808785

Category: Law

Page: 500

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in legal research and writing. A comprehensive – yet very understandable – step-by-step approach to legal research and writing. Legal Research and Writing: A Practical Approach for Paralegals introduces students to the process of legal research and writing with a very readable, yet thorough, step-by-step approach. Students will become proficient in legal research through easy-to-understand text and helpful visual aids, the application of learned concepts to a recurring case study, as well as many practical and engaging problems and fact-based exercises. Utilizing both print and online sources, students will learn how to conduct legal research with maximum results. The text provides a unique guided approach to Westlaw® and Lexis® instruction and a comprehensive case study where students must apply the skills they’ve learned throughout the course. They will learn where to find the law, as well as how to effectively read, understand, analyze, and apply the law to any given fact pattern. In addition, detailed instruction is provided on the rules for quality writing and the important and practical skills of legal analysis, proofreading, editing, and cite-checking. In short, this book will equip the student with all the necessary tools needed to complete any basic legal research assignment.
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The Psychology and Law of Criminal Justice Processes

Author: Roger J. R. Levesque

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781594543128

Category: Law

Page: 723

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Psychological science now reveals much about the law's response to crime. This is the first text to bridge both fields as it presents psychological research and theory relevant to each phase of criminal justice processes. The materials are divided into three parts that follow a comprehensive introduction. The introduction analyses the major legal themes and values that guide criminal justice processes and points to the many psychological issues they raise. Part I examines how the legal system investigates and apprehends criminal suspects. Topics range from the identification, searching and seizing to the questioning of suspects. Part II focuses on how the legal system establishes guilt. To do so, it centres on the process of bargaining and pleading cases, assembling juries, providing expert witnesses, and considering defendants' mental states. Part III focuses on the disposition of cases. Namely, that part highlights the process of sentencing defendants, predicting criminal tendencies, treating and controlling offenders, and determining eligibility for such extreme punishments as the death penalty. The format seeks to give readers a feeling for the entire criminal justice process and for the role psychological science has and can play in it.
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