Legal Research: How to Find & Understand the Law

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Nolo, 2003 - Law - 368 pages
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If law libraries came with a user manual, this book would be it!

Excellent for anyone searching for information in a real or virtual law library, Legal Research outlines a systematic method to find answers and get results.

In plain English, the book explains how to:
-- read and understand statutes, regulations and cases
-- organize research results into a memorandum of law
-- use all the basic tools of legal research

Readers are provided with "hands-on, feet-in" library exercises, as well as hypothetical research problems and solutions.

The 10th edition provides up-to-date information on new searching techniques and online searching methods.

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A Putting Your Questions Into Legal Categories
rj Getting Some Background Information
Exercise One 532

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About the author (2003)

Stephen R. Elias is an attorney and former associate publisher at Nolo, as well as current President of the National Bankruptcy Law Project. He is the author of many Nolo books, including recently The New Bankruptcy. Other titles include Special Needs Trusts and How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. He is also one of the original authors/designers of Nolo's bestselling WillMaker software. Steve holds a law degree from Hastings College of Law and was a practicing attorney in California, New York and Vermont before joining Nolo. He has been featured in such major media as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Good Morning America, 20/20, Money magazine, and more.

Susan Levinkind graduated first in her class from Western New England College of Law in 1979. She practiced general law in Northhampton, Massachusetts until 1989 when she moved to California. Since then, she has worked as a law librarian at California Rural Legal Assistance and the Santa Clara County Superior Court, as well as instructing paralegal students in legal research. Co-author of Legal Research: How to Find & Understand the Law, Levinkind lives in Oakland, California.

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