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Basic Legal Writing for Paralegals - 3rd edition

Basic Legal Writing for Paralegals (ISBN10: 0735578583; ISBN13: 9780735578586)
ISBN13: 978-0735578586
ISBN10: 0735578583

Summary: Tailored to the specific needs of paralegal students, Basic Legal Writing for Paralegals, Third Edition offers a modern approach to effective legal writing. The authors provide comprehensive coverage in a readable, accessible format.

Focused exclusively on legal writing material relevant to paralegals, Basic Legal Writing for Paralegals provides:

* An overview of the legal system that contextualizes the different types of writing covered in the te
xt
* Step-by-step instruction on the writing process, leading students through each stage of legal writing, from prewriting strategies to revising
* Thorough coverage of the IRAC method, how to synthesize cases and authorities, legal memoranda, persuasive writing, in-house and objective client documents, and letters
* A practical approach that focuses on the paralegal's actual role in the law office
* Excellent pedagogy for students, including examples, exhibits, expert writing tips, exercises, practice tips, ethics alerts, and web resources
* Detailed subheadings that offer quick access to topics
* Helpful appendices on citation and sample legal memoranda
* An in-depth Instructor's Manual with sample syllabi, sample tests and memos, as well as discussion topics and in-class exercises

New to the Third Edition:

* A revised chapter on Case Briefing is more accessible and now includes additional exercises on briefing cases
* Websites are updated throughout
* New Net Notes and Practice Pointers keep the book fresh and up-to-date
* The updated citation appendix reflects the 18th edition of the Bluebook and the 3rd edition of the ALWD Citation Manual and includes new citation exercises
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Summary: Tailored to the specific needs of paralegal students, Basic Legal Writing for Paralegals, Third Edition offers a modern approach to effective legal writing. The authors provide comprehensive coverage in a readable, accessible format.

Focused exclusively on legal writing material relevant to paralegals, Basic Legal Writing for Paralegals provides:

* An overview of the legal system that contextualizes the different types of writing covered in the text
* Step-by-step instruction on the writing process, leading students through each stage of legal writing, from prewriting strategies to revising
* Thorough coverage of the IRAC method, how to synthesize cases and authorities, legal memoranda, persuasive writing, in-house and objective client documents, and letters
* A practical approach that focuses on the paralegal's actual role in the law office
* Excellent pedagogy for students, including examples, exhibits, expert writing tips, exercises, practice tips, ethics alerts, and web resources
* Detailed subheadings that offer quick access to topics
* Helpful appendices on citation and sample legal memoranda
* An in-depth Instructor's Manual with sample syllabi, sample tests and memos, as well as discussion topics and in-class exercises

New to the Third Edition:

* A revised chapter on Case Briefing is more accessible and now includes additional exercises on briefing cases
* Websites are updated throughout
* New Net Notes and Practice Pointers keep the book fresh and up-to-date
* The updated citation appendix reflects the 18th edition of the Bluebook and the 3rd edition of the ALWD Citation Manual and includes new citation exercises ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 3RD 09
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Aspen Law
Published: 08/26/2009
International: No

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