Legal Research

How to Find & Understand the Law

Author: Stephen Elias,Editors of Nolo

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413325653

Category: Law

Page: 376

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Legal Research: Take the law into your own hands Do you have legal questions at home, at work, or as part of law-related course work? Legal Research provides everything you need, laying out easy-to-follow research methods that will help you find the right answers. Find out how to: locate and understand statutes, regulations, and cases make sure your research is 100% up to date organize your research results into a memorandum of law for use at school, at work, or in court. Completely updated for the 17th edition, Legal Research shows how to use the Web to find statutes, cases, background information, and answers to specific legal questions. Even more important, you’ll be guided to the most reliable and user-friendly sites, so you won’t drown in an information flood. Lots of examples and easy-to-understand instructions teach you how to use all the basic legal research tools, including: Internet search engines reliable free legal websites legal encyclopedias, periodicals, and treatises annotated legal codes and statutes published reports of state and federal court cases case digests and Shepard’s Citations the best legal blogs
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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 and Understand the Law

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Legal research

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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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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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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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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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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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Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing

Author: William H. Putman,Jennifer Albright

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285415086

Category: Law

Page: 704

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Comprehensive yet easy to understand, the third edition of LEGAL RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, AND WRITING teaches the fundamentals in a hands-on, step-by-step format that is designed to build confidence. With coverage of key topics such as research analytical principles, legal research, legal analysis, and legal writing, this popular book covers the information readers need to know in order to find, access, apply, and analyze legal materials. Numerous hypotheticals, examples, and exercises clarify material and give readers additional opportunities for practice. In addition, the third edition includes the most up-to-date information in the field, with special attention given to electronic research programs such as WestlawNext, LexisNexis interface, Shepard's online, and Westlaw's KeyCite. 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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Concise Legal Research

Author: Robert Watt

Publisher: Federation Press

ISBN: 9781862875159

Category: Law

Page: 271

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This book provides many of the ground rules of legal research but also allows an insight into the methodology of research. Concise Legal Research guides researchers in the law of Australia, Canada, England, India, New Zealand, United States, the European Union and International Law.
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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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Iowa Legal Research

Author: John Edwards,Karen L. Wallace,Melissa H. Weresh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611638837

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Page: 300

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Iowa Legal Research is designed for teaching legal research to first-year law students. Others who will find it helpful include practitioners, paralegals, librarians, college students, and even laypeople. The goal is to make the complex process of legal research understandable and accessible. Outlines of the research process and examples from Iowa resources make the book easy to use. URLs point researchers to where they can find access to free or low-cost legal materials on the web. Screen shots and excerpts are used frequently to help in understanding a resource. In addition to covering Iowa-specific resources, the book discusses how to find applicable federal law. Thanks to that comprehensive coverage, Iowa Legal Research can be used as a stand-alone text or in conjunction with a research text covering U.S. law. The book begins with an overview of the research process and legal analysis so that the reader can better understand the nature of these complementary components in finding and reviewing the law.
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Practical Legal Research

Skills & Strategies for the Legal Assistant

Author: Beth Walston-Dunham

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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Walston-Dunham has written a clear, paralegal-specific introduction to legal research. She takes a step-by-step approach, thoroughly familiarizing students with each type of source before asking them to solve more complex research problems. Sample pages and examples are effectively used to illustrate research principles. You’ll find self-tests to help students evaluate their understanding of the material at the end of each chapter.ALSO AVAILABLEStudy Guide, ISBN: 0-314-04952-5INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDERInstructor’s Manual with Test Bank ISBN: 0-314-04932-0
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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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The Legal Research and Writing Handbook

A Basic Approach for Paralegals

Author: Andrea B. Yelin,Hope Viner Samborn

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735567387

Category: Law

Page: 595

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Written specifically for paralegal students, the Fifth Edition ofThe Legal Research and Writing Handbook: A Basic Approach for Paralegalsoffers comprehensive coverage of both research and writing, dynamic pedagogy, and a clear, step-by-step approach to teaching.A widely popular text, the Fifth Edition continues to build on its strengths: comprehensive coverage of Legal Research in Part I and Legal Writing in Part II a clear and straightforward writing style a clean and accessible page layout with detailed subheadings for quick access to topics highly efficient research tools and strategies — with both traditional and electronic sources step-by-step guidance through each stage of the writing process — from prewriting strategies, to revising, the IRAC method, legal memoranda, letters, and more dynamic and innovative pedagogy that includes examples, exhibits, expert writing tips, exercises, practice tips, ethics alerts, and web resources a helpful appendices with sections on Shepardizing, Cite Checking, and Citation, as well as Sample Memoranda. a separate student workbook that provides extensive practice opportunities to students in research and writing an in-depth Instructor’s Manual that includes sample syllabi, tests, and memos, as well as discussion topics and in-class exercisesThoroughly updated throughout, the Fifth Edition features: new and updated illustrations and websites additional exercises on how to brief a case expanded and enhanced treatment of Case Briefing and Case Analysis internet resources — both free and fee-based — integrated into coverage of the research process additional internet-based research exercises new Net Notes and Practice Pointers updated Citation Appendix reflects the 18th edition of the Blue Book and the 3rd edition of the ALWD Citation Manual, and now offering new citation exercises If you’re looking for complete and timely coverage of research and writing, examine your desk copy ofThe Legal Research and Writing Handbook: A Basic Approach for Paralegals, Fifth Edition. It will become immediately apparent why Yelin and Samborn have one of the leading titles in their field.
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Legal Research Methods in a Modern World

A Coursebook

Author: J. Paul Lomio,Henrik Stakemann Spang-Hanssen,George D. Wilson

Publisher: Djoef Pub

ISBN: 9788757424676

Category: Law

Page: 453

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Lawyers engaged in European/US transborder transactions need to know how to find, understand, and compare applicable foreign and international laws. Breaking the oceanic divide, this book is the first legal research guide to consider internationalization and globalization in both the new law school curriculums and the changing practice of law. The book is a significant expansion and revision of the second edition of Legal Research Methods in the US and Europe. With the inclusion of material on China, Russia, and England - and on researching foreign law in general - the book now reflects a broader scope. Regarding US legal research, this edition explains the impacts and effects of major changes and developments that have occurred very recently, including the introduction of Bloomberg Law, WestlawNext, and the revolutionary Law.gov movement.
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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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The Foreclosure Survival Guide

Keep Your House Or Walk Away With Money in Your Pocket

Author: Stephen Elias,Amy Loftsgordon,Leon Bayer

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413321844

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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"If you're one of the millions of Americans in danger of losing your house, The Foreclosure Survival Guide provides the practical information you need, "--Amazon.com.
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Learning Legal Skills and Reasoning

Author: Sharon Hanson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317391292

Category: Law

Page: 712

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Language skills, study skills, argument skills and legal knowledge are vital to every law student, professional lawyer and academic. Learning Legal Skills and Reasoning discusses the main sources of English law and explains how to work with legal texts in order to construct credible legal arguments which can be applied in coursework, exams or presentations. Learning Legal Skills and Reasoning Discusses how to find and understand sources of both domestic and European Union Law Develops effective disciplined study techniques, including referencing, general reading, writing and oral skills and explains how to make good use of the university print and e-library Contains chapters on writing law essays, problem questions and examinations, and on oral skills including presentations and mediation skills Packed full of practical examples and diagrams across the range of legal skills from language and research skills to mooting and negotiation, this textbook will be invaluable to law students seeking to acquire a range of discreet legal skills in order to use them together to produce competent assessed work.
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The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research

Author: Peter Cane,Herbert Kritzer

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019163543X

Category: Law

Page: 1112

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The empirical study of law, legal systems and legal institutions is widely viewed as one of the most exciting and important intellectual developments in the modern history of legal research. Motivated by a conviction that legal phenomena can and should be understood not only in normative terms but also as social practices of political, economic and ethical significance, empirical legal researchers have used quantitative and qualitative methods to illuminate many aspects of law's meaning, operation and impact. In the 43 chapters of The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research leading scholars provide accessible and original discussions of the history, aims and methods of empirical research about law, as well as its achievements and potential. The Handbook has three parts. The first deals with the development and institutional context of empirical legal research. The second - and largest - part consists of critical accounts of empirical research on many aspects of the legal world - on criminal law, civil law, public law, regulatory law and international law; on lawyers, judicial institutions, legal procedures and evidence; and on legal pluralism and the public understanding of law. The third part introduces readers to the methods of empirical research, and its place in the law school curriculum.
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