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Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing

Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0131594807

Cover of Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing 3RD 09 (ISBN 978-0131594807)
ISBN13: 978-0131594807
ISBN10: 013159480X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 09
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2009
International: No

List price: $159.75

Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing - 3RD 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131594807

Joanne Banker Hames

ISBN13: 978-0131594807
ISBN10: 013159480X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 09
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

''Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing'' ''Third Edition'''' '''' '' ''Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing'' covers the legal research process in a practical, skill-building manner by intelligently integrating legal research, legal analysis, and legal writing. This third edition continues to present substantive material and practical research and writing exercises to assist students in developing traditional library skills, a working knowledge of the law library, and basic legal analysis and writing skills. Features - Chapter-opening hypothetical situations introduce each chapter topic and encourage students to think about the subject matter in a practical setting. - Research checklists provide quick, easy-to-read summaries of the material found in the text. - ''Can You Figure It Out?'' features practical exercises at the end of each chapter that give students the opportunity to practice research skills ''before ''going to the library. - ''Citation Matters'' introduces one new facet of legal citation in each chapter to develop important citation skills. - Research assignments and activities at the end of each chapter provide library research problems, analysis exercises, and writing assignments. - A citation guide, overview of the research process, research strategies outline, memorandum of points and authorities, and appellate brief are all included in the appendices. New To This Edition - Expanded coverage of online legal research, includingLexis, Westlaw, and other legal resources on the Internet - Expanded coverage of basic writing skills and drafting of legal documents - Chapter 14, Legal Correspondence - Expanded Appendix A: Research fact patterns now including case documents, such astranscripts and declarations - Appendix F: partially written case briefs requiring students to fill in blank sections - Appendix G: supplemental case law for some of the chapter assignments and completion of the case briefs in Appendix F

Table of Contents

Table of Contents 1. The Paralegal in Civil Litigation 2. Technology in Civil Litigation 3. The Court System 4. Client Interviews and Investigation in Civil Litigation 5. Organizing and Managing Civil Litigation 6. X 7. Evidence 8. Settlement and Alternative Dispute Resolution 9. Pleadings: Complaint, Summons, and Service 10. Pleadings: Responses to Complaint 11. Introduction to Discovery 12. Issues in Electronic Discovery 13. Interrogatories and Request for Production 14. Depositions 15. Other Forms of Discovery 16. Trial Preparation-Post Discovery to Pretrial 17. Trial 18. The Electronic Courtroom and Trial Presentation
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