Legal Research Made Easy

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SphinxLegal, 2005 - Law - 164 pages
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Doing your own legal research can seem like an overwhelming task-especially after you set foot into a law library for the first time. Legal Research Made Easy simplifies the research process, and explains everything from statute research to case law to online databases. Let this book help you save money as you solve your own legal problems.

Learn how to:
- Use the Internet in Your Research
- Look Up Case Law
- Shepardize a Case
- Find What You Need When You Need It

Includes a sample research problem to put all the pieces together.

Essential reference to using:
- Practice Manuals
- Legal Encyclopedias
- Treatises
- Computer-Assisted Legal Research (CALR)
- And much more . . .
 

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Contents

Where to Start
1
Practice Manuals Specialty Books and Law Reviews
31
Statutes and Codes
44
Researching Case Law
72
Shepards Citations
96
American Law Reports
107
Computerized Databases
123
Legal Research on the Internet
127
Putting It All Together
133
Glossary
137
Sample Research Problem
145
Index
157
Back Cover
165
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Suzan D. Herskowitz is a graduate of the Texas Tech University School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in Florida, Texas and West Virginia. Ms. Herskowitz currently practices in West Virginia.James E. Duggan received his JD from the University of Mississippi and MLIS from Louisiana State University. He serves as Director of Information Technology and Professor at Southern Illinois University School of Law Library in Carbondale, where he teaches legalresearch and advanced electronic legal research. Suzan D. Herskowitz was born and raised in The Bronx, New York but in her adult life has lived in Texas, Florida and Virginia. She received her BA from the University of Texas at Arlington and her JD from Texas Tech University School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in Virginia, West Virginia, Florida and Texas. She currently lives and works in Virginia where she practices in the fields of estate and business planning, real estate, and elder law.

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