Legal Research

Author: Stephen Elias
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413321838
Release Date: 2015-08-12
Genre: Law

If you're searching for information in a real or virtual law library as a paralegal, law student, legal assistant, journalist, or lay person, finding and accessing the laws that you need to read can be a challenge. Turn to Legal Research, which outlines a systematic method to find answers and get results. In plain, readable English, Attorney Stephen Elias explains, with plenty of examples and instructions, how to: read and understand statutes, regulations and cases evaluate cases for their value as precedent use all the basic tools of legal research practice what you've learned with "hands-on, feet-in" library exercises, as well as hypothetical research problems and solutions This easy-to-use and understand book has been adopted as a text in many law schools and paralegal programs. This edition has been condensed to be more readable and includes an expanded discussion on the use of legal research tools on the web.

Legal Research How to Find and Understand the Law

Author: Suzanne McKie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135317539
Release Date: 2012-09-10
Genre: Law

Many students and first-time practitioners may know of certain legal textbooks which cover a certain area, but do not know where to look to update the knowledge these books provide. Similarly, a legal problem may arise which is not generally covered by such books. This work deals with how to find the answers, how to update an answer, how to discover if those cases have been applied since judgement was given, how to find statutes and regulators, and how to research and understand the law.

The California Landlord s Law Book

Author: David Brown
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413323641
Release Date: 2017-04-05
Genre: Law

For over 30 years, The California Landlord’s Law Book has been guiding landlords safely and efficiently through the maze of regulations that affect them, and keeping them profitable and out of legal hot water. Choosing tenants, raising the rent, and returning deposits--these are just a few of the things landlords do that are strictly regulated by law in California. Here, you will find all the easy-to-understand information you need to minimize legal risk, including a California-specific lease and rental agreement and more than 40 forms with complete instructions. You'll learn how to: screen prospective tenants - without discriminating illegally prepare (and enforce) leases and rental agreements collect and return security deposits so as to avoid lawsuits raise the rent and change other terms of the tenancy hire, work with, and fire a property manager keep up with repairs and maintenance limit liability and rent withholding follow state privacy laws on entering rental units restrict tenants from subletting or hosting short-term guests act promptly when rent is late terminate a tenancy, ...and much more.

Manager s Legal Handbook The

Author: Amy DelPo
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413315103
Release Date: 2009-11-23
Genre: Business & Economics

The quick reference to employment law for anyone who oversees workers. Whether you're managing workers or working in the HR department, The Manager's Legal Handbook is the perfect introduction to supervising employees and independent contractors safely and legally. Need some information about overtime? Want some useful ideas on workplace policies? Have a question about trade secrets and need the answer now? This one-of-a-kind book provides everything you need to stay within the bounds of the law, including: frequently asked questions concise articles helpful tips "lessons from the real world" dozens of resources, online and off Designed for managers and supervisors who need answers quickly, as well as professionals pursuing a career in human resources, The Manager's Legal Handbook covers hiring, firing and everything in between. The 5th edition is completely overhauled to provide quick answers to the questions that managers encounter every day. It includes updated 50-state legal charts and new sections on setting pay and communicating with employees.

Save Your Small Business

Author: Ralph E. Warner
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413310412
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics

Written by a business owner who has survived three decades of challenges, this resource provides 12 no-nonsense strategies for small business owners on protecting personal assets from creditors and surviving the current recession.

Deciding Communication Law

Author: Susan Dente Ross
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780805846980
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Law

This advanced-level communication law text provides guided readings, introductory legal material, case reading lists, and questions to guide student reading, in addition to the cases. For graduate communication law courses in media and law programs.

Patent Copyright Trademark

Author: Stephen Elias
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413300553
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Law

For anyone who needs to understand the terminology of intellectual property law, this bestseller offers plain-English explanations and practical advice.

Introduction to U S Law and Legal Research

Author: Dana Neacsu
Publisher: Hotei Publishing
ISBN: 1571053581
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Law

Whether studying American law outside the United States or intending to enroll in a graduate program in the United States, for an LL.M., it is necessary to become aware of the major differences that exist between the U.S. legal system and other systems of law. This book helps a student bridge that gap and quickly grasp a solid introductory foundation of American law and legal research techniques that will easily permit focus on the legal field of their choice. Features and Benefits Major differences and similarities between the US common law system and the civil law system Clear, straightforward commentary of legal resources Analyzes in-print and online repositories of law Defines basic principles of legal research Become More Effective Obtain the much needed basic principles of legal research Find out about the numerous free-of-charge repositories of law Learn how to strategize your research according to your resources and needs Understand the Meaning of Law in American Legal Studies Explains the different meanings of law Describes the branches of the government and how they all make law Explains the sources of statutory law, case law, and administrative law Explains the idiosyncrasies of legal research through the dynamic nature of US law Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.

Introduction to Paralegal Studies and the Law

Author: Linda L. Edwards
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0766835898
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

Introduction to Paralegal Studies & the Law: A Practical Approach utilizes a storytelling approach that assists students in assimilating and organizing new concepts. The student is taken from the introduction to the client to the final collection of the judgment in the chronology that would normally occur in litigation. The text explores practical considerations such as docketing timelines, office politics, setting up and organizing files, timekeeping, and asset assessment. Strategical decisions are also explored as they arise naturally in the discovery process, motion practice, trial, and judgment collection. In contrast to Introduction to Paralegal Studies: A Practical Approach, this text is aimed at schools with a paralegal audience but whose coverage of the introductory material is somewhat broader. Specifically, this text includes chapters on substantive law not included in A Practical Approach.

Law School Basics

Author: David Hricik
Publisher: Nova Press
ISBN: 9781889057392
Release Date: 2016-07-20
Genre: Study Aids

Law school has the reputation of being one of the hardest academic programs. It is a reputation well earned. However, Law School Basics is chock-full of insights and strategies that will prepare you well and give you a head start on the competition. Law School Basics presents a thorough overview of law school, legal reasoning, and legal writing. It was written for those who are considering law school; for those who are about to start law school; and for those who are interested in knowing more about lawyering and the legal process. Law School Basics was written with one overriding goal: to enlighten you about everything the author wishes he had known before starting law school.

Concise Guide to Legal Research and Writing

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454881759
Release Date: 2016-10-25
Genre: Law

Noted author Deborah Bouchoux's Concise Guide to Legal Research and Writing is a shorter legal research and writing text that provides a building-block approach to the fundamentals of legal research and writing. This clear, well-organized text is designed for the introductory legal research and writing course for paralegal students. Bouchoux covers Legal Research and Legal Writing in a concise and pragmatic manner, making it ideal for abbreviated legal research and writing courses and online courses. All-new research assignments in each chapter give students practice with both conventional print resources and online sources. Helpful charts, diagrams, and sample pages from research resources help students understand complex topics. In addition, Practice Tips in each chapter offer realistic and helpful suggestions for workplace success and Ethics notes are included throughout the book. Using Shepard’s in Print Form, a Sample Legal Memorandum and a Sample Court Brief are included in the appendices. Key Features: New research assignments Chapter 3 (Statutory Law) includes a discussion of the new titles added to the United States Code Discussion of the new website GovInfo for free, official, and authenticated documents from all three branches of the government Discussion of new sources for conducting research, such as the Law Review Commons (Chapter 6), which provides free access to thousands of law review articles. Discussion of new tools such as Lexis for Microsoft Office and Thomson Reuters’s Drafting Assistant Extensively revised discussion of computer-assisted legal research in Chapter 8 New information on practical concerns in citing to the Internet in Chapter 9 Revamped discussion of citation form (Chapter 10) The information relating to Shepardizing using print volumes of Shepard’s has been moved from Chapter 11 to its own back-of-the-book Appendix Information on new research management tools such as Zotero, Juris-M, and Evernote An in-depth Instructor’s Manual includes an overview of the text, sample syllabi, tips on teaching strategies, chapter-by-chapter resource information, answer keys for all assignments, and a Test Bank.

How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Author: Stephen Elias
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413321944
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy can help you get your money problems under control and regain your peace of mind. This book has the practical advice you need to succeed. You’ll get clear, user-friendly information and instructions on how to fill out the bankruptcy forms and understand what will happen to your property and debts. You’ll learn how to: decide if bankruptcy is right for youcomplete the official bankruptcy court formsprepare for the meeting of creditorscancel as much debt as possiblekeep as much property as you candeal with secured debts such as car loanskeep your home, if possiblerebuild credit afterword The 19th edition - updated with samples of the latest legal forms, plus changes to laws and important cases - includes easy-to-use charts that make looking up the law a snap.