Author: Mark E. Wojcik
Release Date: 2009
The second edition of Illinois Legal Research shows how to find and stay current with Illinois cases, statutes, regulations, and local court rules. Focusing on state materials, it can be used as a supplement to national research texts or on its own to learn legal research. This book also explains how to locate secondary materials specific to Illinois law. Although the text was designed primarily for law students, seasoned attorneys will also appreciate the many secrets of Illinois legal research disclosed in this text. Wojcik¿s book includes materials on on citing Illinois under the Bluebook (for both law review formats and practice documents), the ALWD Manual, and local court rules. It is an essential book for any Illinois law library.
Author: Laurel Wendt
Publisher: Fred B Rothman & Company
Release Date: 2006-01
This is a completely revised and updated version of the 1988first edition. Since that time, the State of Illinois hasexperienced many changes -- the Illinois Constitution passedits first required review, the Illinois Administrative Codecan now be accessed via the state's web site (with changesoften appearing before the next weekly issue of the IllinoisRegister is even printed), and most significantly, itsstatutes have been totally reorganized into the IllinoisCompiled Statutes (ILCS), with the Illinois Revised Statuteshaving been discontinued. This second edition takes thesechanges into account, reviewing statutes, local governments,the court system, administrative law, and all materialsaffecting State legal research. Wendt's work remainsessential for students, lawyers, and other practitionersstudying legal research in or for Illinois.
Author: Deborah A. Schmedemann
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2016-03-20
A long-time best-selling comprehensive text for basic legal research, The Process of Legal Research: Practices and Resources, 9E melds a rich discussion of legal authorities with a presentation of strategic processes for researching using the vast array of resources now available to the legal researcher. With readability in mind, The Process of Legal Research is written to engage various learners through streamlined text, graphics, in-text scenarios that draw on first-year topics, sample documents, and self-assessment questions. Covering sources from dictionaries to international and tribal law, and presenting and repeatedly demonstrating ten practices that distinguish skilled researchers, the book zeroes in on current, credible, cost-efficient options for each type of legal authority. To maximize students comprehension, the chapters conclude with a research scenario paired with questions for guided practice as well as a theoretical question to prompt class discussion.
Author: Morris Cohen
Publisher: West Academic
Release Date: 2016-02-24
Finding and using legal resources effectively is an essential skill for lawyers. This comprehensive but succinct guide covers research procedures using major online services, free Internet resources, and library materials. Several hundred websites are discussed and placed in context for effective and productive use in research. Discussion includes coverage of legislative history, administrative law, specialized and interdisciplinary resources, and research in international and comparative law. Appendices list state research guides and treatises and services by subject, and a companion website has a regularly updated list of URLs and illustrations of online and print resources.
Author: Andrea B. Yelin
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2014-08-07
The highly successful textbook on research and writing makes every step of the process accessible to paralegal students. The authors provide effective research tools, practical strategies and an efficient procedure for researching the law with both traditional and electronic sources. Step-by-step instruction leads students through each stage of activity, from prewriting to revising, and covers the IRAC method, legal memoranda, letters, and more. Invaluable pedagogy features examples, exhibits, expert writing tips, exercises, practice tips, ethics alerts, and web resources. Detailed subheadings provide quick access to topics, and appendices on helpful topics such as Shepardizing and Cite Checking, Citation and Sample Memoranda round out the presentation. The Student Workbook provides for extensive practice, sharpening research and writing skills. Thoroughly revised, the Sixth Edition presents new sample pages and updated exercises. Citation coverage has been updated to the 4th edition of ALWD and the 19th edition of The Bluebook. Inclusion of all the latest changes in legal research led to the revision of references, links, and examples. Students are now given more coaching on the practical aspects of outlining.
Issues in Law Research / 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Law Research. The editors have built Issues in Law Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Law Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Law Research / 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
Author: Kent Olson
Publisher: West Academic
Release Date: 2015-07-22
The second edition of Principles of Legal Research will be published in July and available for Fall 2015 class adoptions. Winner of the American Association of Law Libraries' Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award in 2010, Principles of Legal Research provides encyclopedic yet concise coverage of research methods and resources using both free and commercial websites as well as printed publications. It has been thoroughly updated to provide coverage of WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, and other new resources. An introductory survey of research strategies is followed by chapters on the sources of U.S. law created by each branch of government, discussion of major secondary sources, and an overview of international and comparative law. Sample illustrations are included, and an appendix lists more than 500 major treatises and looseleaf services by subject.
Author: Paul D. Healey
Publisher: American Library Association
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
In recent years the number of Americans who have decided to handle their own legal affairs without the help of a lawyer has skyrocketed. Ranging from people writing their own wills or drafting a contract to those trying to represent themselves in court, they’re going to public and academic libraries for answers. As both an attorney and a librarian, Healy’s background makes him uniquely qualified to advise library staff on providing users with the legal information they seek, and in this handbook, he Provides a concise orientation on legal research, including strategies for finding information quickly and a handpicked compendium of the best resources Offers guidance on how to provide advice on legal research while steering clear of liability Covers federal legal reference as well as all 50 states, with a comprehensive list of web-based legal resources Library staff can provide valuable and ethical legal reference guidance with the practical guidance in this book.
Author: Michael Chiorazzi
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Explore the controversial legal history of the formation of the United States Prestatehood Legal Materials is your one-stop guide to the history and development of law in the U.S. and the change from territory to statehood. Unprecedented in its coverage of territorial government, this book identifies a wide range of available resources from each state to reveal the underlying legal principles that helped form the United States. In this unique publication, a state expert compiles each chapter using his or her own style, culminating in a diverse sourcebook that is interesting as well as informative. In Prestatehood Legal Materials, you will find bibliographies, references, and discussion on a varied list of source materials, including: state codes drafted by Congress county, state, and national archives journals and digests state and federal reports, citations, surveys, and studies books, manuscripts, papers, speeches, and theses town and city records and documents Web sites to help your search for more information and more Prestatehood Legal Materials provides you with brief overviews of state histories from colonization to acceptance into the United States. In this book, you will see how foreign countries controlled the laws of these territories and how these states eventually broke away to govern themselves. The text also covers the legal issues with Native Americans, inter-state and the Mexico and Canadian borders, and the development of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of state government. This guide focuses on materials that are readily available to historians, political scientists, legal scholars, and researchers. Resources that assist in locating not-so-easily accessible materials are also covered. Special sections focus on the legal resources of colonial New York City and Washington, DC—which is still technically in its prestatehood stage. Due to the enormity of this project, the editor of Prestatehood Legal Materials created a Web page where updates, corrections, additions and more will be posted.
Author: William H. Putman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2017-07-26
Ever popular, LEGAL RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, AND WRITING, Fourth Edition delivers the basics in an easy-to-read, step-by-step manner to ready paralegals for work in law offices and legal departments. Content addresses essential research and writing skills, such as identifying key facts, issue spotting, analysis and counteranalysis, traditional and online research, secondary authorities and citating, writing legal briefs and memoranda, and techniques for good legal writing. In addition, this book includes scenarios, examples, exercises, and other features that clarify concepts and fine tune writing abilities. And, of course, the fourth edition offers the latest updates—with special attention to electronic research methods using fee-based and non-fee-based digital tools—to help paralegals stand out in today’s tech-driven job market. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Amy E. Sloan
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2016-07-18
With a balance of online and traditional print sources, the Fifth Edition of BASIC LEGAL RESEARCH WORKBOOK encourages independent, experiential learning. Proven effective in the classroom, the authors’ carefully developed problems gradually progress from introductory to more complex. Whether accompanying Amy Sloan’s BASIC LEGAL RESEARCH: TOOLS AND STRATEGIES, or any other legal research text, these exercises provide hands-on practice throughout the course that will serve students well in their careers as lawyers. Hallmarks of Basic Legal Research Workbook: Coverage that mirrors the research sources studied in first-year Legal Research courses, including both online and print sources A logical and intuitive organization • Research exercises presented at graduated levels of difficulty, from guided research to open research requiring more advanced research skills Online research exercises with progressively more complex questions to instruct students on the latest interface features of commonly-used databases Print assignments that can work in multiple jurisdictions, reducing the demand on single library sources Companion website: www.aspenlawschool.com/books/sloan_workbook Building on its strengths, the timely Fifth Edition includes: Flexible exercises that can be completed online or in print • Updated problem sets Inclusion of Student Learning Outcomes that support formative and summative student assessment Updated exercises that reflect the latest versions of Westlaw and Lexis Questions that introduce students to Bloomberg Law and the latest government websites (e.g., govinfo.gov)