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Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals takes students on a step-by-step journey through the intricacies of researching legal issues and creating legal documents. The focus is on critical areas paralegals deal with daily: what law is and how to find it, what role the Internet plays in legal research, how to incorporate legal research into writing, and how to create an array of legal documents. Ethics are integral to the practice of law, and each chapter addresses issues particularly relevant to paralegals. The many practical assignments throughout and at the end of each chapter allow students to put into practice what they are learning about research and writing. The pedagogy of the book focuses on three main goals:
  • Learning outcomes (critical thinking, vocabulary building, skill development, issues analysis, writing practice)
  • Relevance of topics without sacrificing theory (ethical challenges, current law practices, technology application)
  • Practical application (real-world exercises, practical advice, portfolio creation)

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    Pamela R. Tepper is general counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs at the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Ms. Tepper worked in the Virgin Islands Department of Justice as the Deputy Solicitor General, managing government contracts for the Territory and special projects. She has taught paralegal studies at Southeastern Paralegal Institute, Southern Methodist University, and the University of Texas, Arlington campus. She continues her teaching at the University of the Virgin Islands, where she teaches Legal Research and Writing in the certificate and associates degree programs. Basic Legal Writing, 2d edition, is one of a number of books written by Ms. Tepper, which include Contracts and the Uniform Commercial Code, Texas Legal Research, and Basic Legal Research and Writing. Ms. Tepper graduated from Hamilton College with a B.A. and New England School of Law with a J.D. She is licensed to practice in Texas and the Virgin Islands.Neal R. Bevans, J.D. is a former Assistant District Attorney and private attorney. A veteran of over 150 trials, Bevans has tried every major felony from rape, murder, and narcotics to armed robbery. One of his cases was televised nationally on Court TV. He has had extensive civil litigation experience while working as an insurance defense attorney. He has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia (Order of the Barrister) and has been a college instructor for more than ten years. A multiple-year honoree in Whos Who among Americas Teachers, Bevans is the author of numerous magazine articles and textbooks, including Civil Law and Litigation for Paralegals.

    Table of Contents

    PART ONE: MASTERING THE LAW

    Chapter 1: The American Legal System: Navigating through the Process

    Chapter 2: The Sources of the Law: Whats in a Law Library

    Chapter 3: Case Law and Reporters: Finding Judges Opinions

    Chapter 4: Understanding and Briefing of Case Decisions

    Chapter 5: Researching Constitutions, Statutes, and Administrative Rules and Regulations

    PART TWO: FINDING AND UPDATING TOOLS

    Chapter 6: Legal Research Finding Tools: The Traditions and New Trends

    Chapter 7: Updating the Law: Shepards Citations and KeyCite

    PART THREE: PLANNING A RESEARCH PROJECT

    Chapter 8: Online Search Techniques: Learning the Methods

    Chapter 9: Internet Sources of the Law: Searching for Reliability

    Chapter 10: Roadmap for Legal Research: A Guided Plan

    PART FOUR: LEGAL WRITING BASICS

    Chapter 11: Introduction to Legal Writing

    Chapter 12: The Mechanics of Construction

    Chapter 13: Effective and Persuasive Legal Writing

    Chapter 14: Citations in Legal Writing

    PART FIVE: PRACTICAL WRITING APPLICATIONS

    Chapter 15: The Basics of Legal Correspondence

    Chapter 16: The Internal Office Memorandum

    Chapter 17: Court Documents: Pleadings, Discovery, and Motions

    PART SIX: PERSUASIVE WRITING

    Chapter 18: The Memorandum of Law to the Trial Court

    Chapter 19: The Appellate Brief

    Glossary

    Index

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780073524627
    Author:
    Tepper, Pamela R.
    Publisher:
    McGraw-Hill Higher Education
    Author:
    Bevans, Neal
    Author:
    Tepper, Pamela
    Author:
    Tepper Pamela
    Subject:
    Legal composition
    Subject:
    Legal research
    Subject:
    Research
    Subject:
    Litigation
    Subject:
    Non-Classifiable
    Subject:
    Legal research -- United States.
    Subject:
    Law-Legal Guides and Reference
    Copyright:
    Publication Date:
    May 2008
    Binding:
    TRADE PAPER
    Grade Level:
    College/higher education:
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Y
    Pages:
    688
    Dimensions:
    10.875 x 8.500 in

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