ALWD Guide to Legal Citation

Author: Coleen M. Barger
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454892113
Release Date: 2017-05-24
Genre: Law

ALWD Guide to Legal Citation, Sixth Edition provides the tools needed for all forms of legal writing, using clear explanations and abundant illustrations. In a single set of rules that the novice and experienced legal writers can easily consult, Professor Barger contrasts the formats used in practice-based documents with those used in academic footnotes. New to the Sixth Edition: Updated and expanded coverage of public domain case opinions and other primary authorities published online. Updated and expanded coverage of secondary works in online media, including articles, ebooks, blogs, newsletters, and social media. New and updated subsections of rules addressing federal case reporters, statutes, legislation, and regulations online; new treatment of footnote references and footnotes/endnotes in online sources; new treatment and examples of dictionaries, A.L.R. annotations and articles, Restatements, and Principles of the Law. Updated appendices containing abbreviations, jurisdiction-specific sources and local rules, periodicals (more than 70 new titles added); new appendix addressing abbreviations for titles of BD Loose-leaf services. Every rule and example has been revisited and edited for depth and breadth of coverage as well as improved clarity. Shorter than the Fifth Edition (but with the same amount of information).

Alwd Citation Manual

Author: Darby Dickerson
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 0735595410
Release Date: 2010-06-01
Genre:

ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation, now in its Fourth Edition, upholds a single and consistent system of citation for all forms of legal writing. Clearly and attractively presented in an easy-to-use format, edited by Darby Dickerson, a leading authority on American legal citation, the ALWD Citation Manual is simply an outstanding teaching tool. Endorsed by the Association of Legal Writing Directors, (ALWD), a nationwide society of legal writing program directors, the ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation, features a single, consistent, logical system of citation that can be used for any type of legal document complete coverage of the citation rules that includes: - basic citation - citation for primary and secondary sources - citation of electronic sources - how to incorporate citations into documents - how to quote material and edit quotes properly - court-specific citation formats, commonly used abbreviations, and a sample legal memorandum with proper citation in the Appendices two-color page design that flags key points and highlights examples Fast Formatsquick guides for double-checking citations and Sidebars with facts and tips for avoiding common problems diagrams and charts that illustrate citation style at a glance The Fourth Edition provides facsimiles of research sources that a first-year law student would use, annotated with the elements in each citation and a sample citation for each flexible citation options for (1) the United States as a party to a suit and (2) using contractions in abbreviations new rules addressing citation of interdisciplinary sources (e.g., plays, concerts, operas) and new technology (e.g., Twitter, e-readers, YouTube video) updated examples throughout the text expanded list of law reviews in Appendix 5 Indispensable by design, the ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation, Fourth Edition, keeps on getting better

Legal Writing

Author: Richard K. Neumann Jr.
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454860068
Release Date: 2015-02-04
Genre: Law

Legal Writing, 3E is written in a engaging style with the authors explaining analytical writing in a concise, friendly, and accessible way. Legal Writing, 3E includes outstanding coverage on organizing analysis according to the CREAC formula (also known as the paradigm), the writing process, storytelling techniques, rule analysis, statutory interpretation, and professionalism. In addition, the book has a dynamic website that includes Sheila Simon's famed lasagna and other exercises together with checklists and other learning tools. Key Features: Expanded coverage of professional email New sample documents: office memo, client letter, and motion memo Revised chapters on legal rules, statutory interpretation, point headings Expanded chapters on selecting authority, questions presented, and standards of review New chapters on client counseling and interviewing New, expanded, and updated exercises Redesigned with a new and attractive layout and typography throughout the book

Basic Legal Writing for Paralegals

Author: Hope Viner Samborn
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 9780735578586
Release Date: 2009-07-27
Genre: Law

This popular coursebook is tailored specifically to the needs of paralegal students and focuses exclusively on effective legal writing. Using established pedagogy replete with practical examples, exercises, and tips, Basic Writing for Paralegals guides the paralegal student through every stage of legal writing and provides strategies for producing clear, compelling writing. The Fourth Edition introduces major revisions to the treatment of case briefing and legal analysis, now presented in two separate chapters to facilitate student understanding of each topic. The new Case Briefing chapter begins with a simpler, more accessible opinion and step-by-step guidance on how to brief it. New material on email and social media, updated website references, and a revised Citation Appendix, including updates for the newest editions of the Bluebook and ALWD Manual, keep this edition fresh and up-to-date. Features: Comprehensive, accessible format specifically designed for paralegal students. Overview of the legal system provides clear context for the different types of writing covered in the text. Exclusive focus on writing. Step-by-step instruction on the legal writing process leads students through each stage of legal writing from prewriting strategies to revising, including: The IRAC method. How to synthesize cases and authorities. Legal memoranda. Persuasive writing techniques. In-house and objective client documents. Letter writing. Practical approach focuses on the paralegal's actual role in the law office. Excellent pedagogy includes examples, exhibits, expert writing tips, exercises, practice tips, ethics alerts, and Web resources. Detailed subheadings provide quick access to topics. Helpful appendices include coverage of citation and sample legal memoranda. In-depth Instructor s Manual includes sample syllabi, sample tests and memos, as well as discussion topics and in-class exercises. New to the Fourth Edition: Chapter on Case Briefing and Analysis now divided into two chapters, to make the material more understandable and accessible. Revised Case Briefing Chapter starts with a simpler opinion and walks the student through briefing it. Updated Letter-writing Chapter with new information on email and social media. Websites updated throughout. New Net Notes and Practice Pointers keep this edition current and fresh. Updated Citation Appendix for the newest editions of the Bluebook, ALWD Manual and Internet resources.

ALWD Companion

Author: Coleen M. Barger
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business
ISBN: 0735589291
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

The ALWD Companion: A Citation Practice Book , by Coleen Barger and Brooke Bowman , helps students to master legal citation through a graduated variety of well-organized exercises that build fundamental citation skills and familiarity with the ALWD

Researching the Law

Author: Amy E. Sloan
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454887126
Release Date: 2017-03-12
Genre: Law

Concise new title by the top author in legal research. Focuses on pre-and post-search analysis for effectively filtering vast amounts of material. Teaches students how to identify the most pertinent and authoritative information to solve a legal problem. Features: Concise, reasonably priced new title from the top legal research author. Approaches legal research as a filtering process to identify the most pertinent and authoritative information from vast search results. Part I: Explains how to define a research question; pre-filter content before beginning a search; conduct research; and establish post-search criteria for filtering results. Part II: Describes essential features of individual sources of authority and search strategies unique to each source. Part III: Contains research flowcharts to help students plan research strategy for different types of research projects. Contains all information students need to learn fundamental principles of legal research. Can also be used to complement other texts and classroom materials. Not simply a shorter version of Basic Legal Research. Looks at research as a process of filtering the available information, rather than as a process that requires first choosing the right source of authority to solve a legal problem.

A Practical Guide to Legal Writing and Legal Method

Author: John C. Dernbach
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454887928
Release Date: 2017-02-21
Genre: Law

A Practical Guide to Legal Writing and Legal Method continues to provide complete coverage of basic legal writing and analysis with the clarity and precision that has made it a classic in the field. The text is concise and flexible, teaching students to apply legal method concepts to a written or oral argument through a combination of introductory exposition, extensive examples, and practice exercises. Offering great teaching opportunities in the classroom, the lessons and examples also support independent study and review. A valuable text that students will want to keep as practitioners.

Legal Method and Writing

Author: Charles Calleros
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454846307
Release Date: 2014-10-30
Genre: Law

Highly regarded and classroom-proven, the Legal Method and Writing takes a comprehensive approach to legal writing that bridges law school and law office. Exercises and real-life examples—many taken from actual cases—provide stepping-off points from which to practice legal thinking and communication. Calleros seamlessly weaves multicultural themes into many of the problems and examples to add context and enrich student understanding of legal issues. Features: Updated, enhanced, and clarified throughout Expanded discussion of statutory interpretation, with new and updated sources Description of tribal court systems (as well as state and federal courts systems) added, supplementing existing discussion of tribal governments and legal method New examples of statements of rules, in objective memos and arguments for briefs, including samples illustrating (1) the difference between rules with mandatory elements and those with factors that the court will consider or balance, and (2) explaining or proving a rule by establishing noncontroversial matters with “light analysis” and more complicated or disputed matters with in-depth analysis. Addition of an advanced outlining exercise, as well as an illustration of flow-charting. Citation coverage updated to reflect the new Bluebook and ALWD editions

A Life in the Law

Author: William S. Duffey
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1604425962
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

This book offers a unique opportunity to sit down with a diverse gathering of lawyers to share their perspectives on being a lawyer. In this compelling collection of essays, the contributors write about the values of the profession, a lawyers responsibility to their communities, their duty of service to clients, and to the public and to each other. This book can provide the guidance you need should you ever feel that you are losing your way.

An Illustrated Guide To Civil Procedure

Author: Michael P. Allen
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454881735
Release Date: 2016-08-08
Genre: Law

An Illustrated Guide to the Rules of Civil Procedure, Third Edition is a next-generation civil procedure litigation supplemental text designed for a one or two-semester course. Using a hypothetical, yet realistic age-discrimination lawsuit, students are introduced to procedural rules and repeatedly assessed with question requiring practical application of the rules to the hypothetical case. With new co-author Jason R. Bent, the third edition is updated to include the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and an exploration of class action requirements following Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, along with an expanded discussion of appellate standards of review. Features: Incorporates 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules governing preservation and production of eletronically stored information, with citations to 2016 authorities applying the new Rules Discussion of the proportionaltiy standard for discovery introduced by 2015 amendments New exploration of class action requirements, including application of the holding in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes Expanded discussion of appellate standards of review. Reflects abrogation of Rule 84 and forms.

Marijuana Law Policy and Authority

Author: Robert A. Mikos
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454887959
Release Date: 2017-05-18
Genre: Law

Marijuana Law, Policy, and Authority is a first-of-its-kind law school casebook in a rapidly-emerging and exciting new field. The accessible, comprehensive, and engaging material guides students through the competing approaches to regulating marijuana, the purposes and effects of those approaches, and the legal authorities for choosing among them. The helpful organization intersperses these issues of substantive law, policy, and authority throughout the discussion of users, suppliers, and third parties. Substantive law materials cover either prohibitions or regulations targeting users, suppliers, or third parties. Policy materials cover the goals of marijuana law and policy as well as the research on the impact of different marijuana policies. Authority materials address the different levels of government—federal, state, and local. Notes, questions, and numerous problems in each chapter provide additional thought-provoking material and help to reinforce student learning. Current, news-headlining cases keep the discussion interesting and lively. Key Features: Internationally renowned author Robert Mikos is the premier authority on marijuana law. He draws upon nearly a decade of professional experience teaching, lecturing, consulting, and writing about marijuana law and policy. Three distinct but inter-woven topics are covered: the substantive law governing marijuana; the policy rationales behind and outcomes produced by different approaches to regulating the drug; and the legal authority to regulate the drug. Students are guided through the multi-faceted legal and policy issues now confronting lawyers, lawmakers, judges, and policy analysts working in this emerging field. Written in a style that is familiar to law students, but also accessible to a much broader audience, including graduate and upper level undergraduate students in courses in policy studies, political science, and criminology. Cutting-edge issues are included that are intellectually engaging for students and professors alike—e.g., how are conflicts between state/ federal law resolved? What are the roles of courts and executive officers in terms of policy? Dives deeply into classic legal issues: contract enforceability and powers of court, Congress, and the state. Notes and Questions following cases offer stimulating fodder for discussion.

The Legal Research and Writing Handbook

Author: Andrea B. Yelin
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 9780735567382
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

Written specifically for paralegal students, the Fifth Edition ofThe Legal Research and Writing Handbook: A Basic Approach for Paralegalsoffers comprehensive coverage of both research and writing, dynamic pedagogy, and a clear, step-by-step approach to teaching.A widely popular text, the Fifth Edition continues to build on its strengths: comprehensive coverage of Legal Research in Part I and Legal Writing in Part II a clear and straightforward writing style a clean and accessible page layout with detailed subheadings for quick access to topics highly efficient research tools and strategies — with both traditional and electronic sources step-by-step guidance through each stage of the writing process — from prewriting strategies, to revising, the IRAC method, legal memoranda, letters, and more dynamic and innovative pedagogy that includes examples, exhibits, expert writing tips, exercises, practice tips, ethics alerts, and web resources a helpful appendices with sections on Shepardizing, Cite Checking, and Citation, as well as Sample Memoranda. a separate student workbook that provides extensive practice opportunities to students in research and writing an in-depth Instructor’s Manual that includes sample syllabi, tests, and memos, as well as discussion topics and in-class exercisesThoroughly updated throughout, the Fifth Edition features: new and updated illustrations and websites additional exercises on how to brief a case expanded and enhanced treatment of Case Briefing and Case Analysis internet resources — both free and fee-based — integrated into coverage of the research process additional internet-based research exercises new Net Notes and Practice Pointers updated Citation Appendix reflects the 18th edition of the Blue Book and the 3rd edition of the ALWD Citation Manual, and now offering new citation exercises If you’re looking for complete and timely coverage of research and writing, examine your desk copy ofThe Legal Research and Writing Handbook: A Basic Approach for Paralegals, Fifth Edition. It will become immediately apparent why Yelin and Samborn have one of the leading titles in their field.

Legal Writing and Analysis

Author: Linda H. Edwards
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454860051
Release Date: 2015-01-30
Genre: Law

A concise, straightforward guide to developing legal writing and analysis skills for beginning legal writers. Features: New material on drawing factual inferences, one of the most important kinds of reasoning for legal writers. Citation materials updated to cover the new editions of both ALWD and the Bluebook. Companion web site includes additional examples of office memos, opposing briefs, and summary judgment motions. A concise, straightforward guide to developing legal writing and analysis skills for beginning legal writers. Features: New material on drawing factual inferences, one of the most important kinds of reasoning for legal writers. Citation materials updated to cover the new editions of both ALWD and the Bluebook. Companion web site includes additional examples of office memos, opposing briefs, and summary judgment motions.

Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing

Author: Richard K. Neumann
Publisher: Aspen Coursebook
ISBN: 1454886528
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Law

Buy anew versionof this Connected Casebook and receiveaccessto theonline e-book, practice questionsfrom your favorite study aids, and anoutline toolon CasebookConnect, the all in one learning solution for law school students. CasebookConnect offers you what you need most to be successful in your law school classes - portability, meaningful feedback, and greater efficiency. Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing teaches students how to organize and incorporate a legal argument into strong and cogent writing for a variety of applications in legal practice. Because effective legal writing is predicated on sound legal reasoning, the authors treat both as integral parts of one process. Key Features: Comprehensive coverage of how to write an office memo, motion memo, and appellate brief--with additional chapters on oral argument, client letters, and professional email Exceptionally student-friendly treatment of how to organize a proof for a conclusion of law A thoughtful look at all aspects of legal reasoning, from rule-based analysis to the strategy of persuasion An accessible approach that focuses on the process of writing timely examples and exercises from legal practice A full complement of sample documents in the Appendices Additional materials and resources on the Companion Website. A timely revision that reflects current practice, the Eighth Edition presents: Expanded coverage of oral research reports and email correspondence New sample appellate briefs from a recent transgender rights case A fresh look at statutory construction and case analysis CasebookConnectfeatures: ONLINE E-BOOK Law school comes with a lot of reading, so access your enhanced e-book anytime, anywhere to keep up with your coursework. Highlight, take notes in the margins, and search the full text to quickly find coverage of legal topics. PRACTICE QUESTIONS Quiz yourself before class and prep for your exam in the Study Center. Practice questions fromExamples & Explanations, Emanuel Law Outlines, Emanuel Law in a Flashflashcards, and other best-selling study aid series help you study for exams while tracking your strengths and weaknesses to help optimize your study time. OUTLINE TOOL Most professors will tell you that starting your outline early is key to being successful in your law school classes. The Outline Tool automatically populates your notes and highlights from the e-book into an editable format to accelerate your outline creation and increase study time later in the semester.

Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454888109
Release Date: 2017-02-05
Genre: Law

The Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers, a brief and accessible reference on mechanics and style, is a useful companion to any legal writing text. Targeted at the needs of legal writers, the text initially focuses on the rules of grammar, style, and usage — with plenty of examples. A section on Legal Documents offers strategies to improve legal writing, with sample letters, memorandum, case brief, trial brief, and appellate brief. Numerous, helpful examples showcase both good and bad writing.