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Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals

Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-0735598652

Cover of Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals 6TH 11 (ISBN 978-0735598652)
ISBN13: 978-0735598652
ISBN10: 0735598657
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 11
Publisher: Aspen Law
Published: 2011
International: No

List price: $139.95

Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals - 6TH 11 edition

ISBN13: 978-0735598652

Deborah E. Bouchoux

ISBN13: 978-0735598652
ISBN10: 0735598657
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 11
Publisher: Aspen Law

Published: 2011
International: No
Summary

Focusing on the issues that paralegals face on the job, Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals presents an organized and practical introduction to legal research and writing. The carefully updated Sixth Edition takes a close look at new products and developments in electronic research while continuing to build on the strength of its pedagogy. A comprehensive overview enriched by illustrations and exercises, this text features:

* an approach that integrates writing strategies into research chapters to show the link between these two processes
* thorough coverage of electronic research, with a chapter on Internet research and fee-based services, such as Lexis and Westlaw
* pointers throughout for using electronic resources more effectively
* helpful charts and diagrams that clearly illustrate complex topics
* Practice Tips in each chapter that offer realistic and helpful suggestions for workplace success
* State Your Answer exercises that help students learn how to navigate through cyberspace
* Internet Assignmentswhich can be made state-specific;that give students practice finding information on-line
* step-by-step guidance for proper citation formkeyed to the fourth edition of ALWD and the new 19th edition of The Bluebook
* directions for how to update and validate legal authorities
* samples of legal writing, such as letters, a court brief, and a legal memorandum
Updated throughout, the new Sixth Edition gives you more:
o expanded coverage of electronic research
+ how to use "Google Scholar" to locate cases
+ how to access government documents from GPO Access to FDsys
+ the new features from Westlaw and Lexis, including WestlawNext, the new "intuitive platform" the new Easy Search feature, and Case in Brief
+ Fastcase, the fee-based, computer-assisted system, its free "app" for iPhones, and other law-related apps
o a new assignment that uses Loislaw
o a new assignment that compares Shepardize and KeyCite
o new sample pages and end-of-chapter research and Internet questions