Legal Research: How to Find & Understand the Law
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"
"Getting around the law library can be easy if you just know where to look-and Legal Research the place to begin." Library Journal "The 16th updated edition of Legal Research: How to Find & Understand the Law tells how to locate key laws and cases either online or in a law library, how to draft legal memoranda, and how to make the most of the Web and a legal library to locate statutes, cases, background information and answers to specific legal issues. Chapters offer keys to organization, "shepardizing," prioritizing, using indexes, and analyzing the effect of a case on your particular issue: in short, it outlines the basics of an attorney's research and judgment process and will help users save hundreds of dollars in attorney fees just by doing some of the legal legwork that anyone can do. Very highly recommended!" The Midwest Book Review"show more
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