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The Resource Legal research : how to find & understand the law, editors of Nolo

Legal research : how to find & understand the law, editors of Nolo

Label
Legal research : how to find & understand the law
Title
Legal research
Title remainder
how to find & understand the law
Statement of responsibility
editors of Nolo
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Learn how to research like a lawyer, locate the right legal authority online or in the library, put your results to work in the real world"--Cover
Cataloging source
ORK
Dewey number
340.072/073
Illustrations
forms
Index
index present
LC call number
KF242.A1
LC item number
E43 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Nolo (Firm)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Legal research
Target audience
adult
Label
Legal research : how to find & understand the law, editors of Nolo
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Related web site is available; includes free legal updates, researching your legal issue online, articles and FAQs, profiles of lawyers in your area
  • "Over 30 years in print"--Cover
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes web resources (pages [339]-342)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Understanding the basics of the law -- What is the law? -- Sources of law -- State versus Federal law -- The Court System -- 2. Finding legal resources -- Where legal information is located -- Primary sources and secondary sources -- Looking for legal resources on the internet -- Legal research websites -- 3. Identifying your legal issue -- How to approach your research -- Is the issue civil or criminal -- Figuring out the area of law you're researching -- What are the resources that will help you find what you need? -- Figure out your legal research question -- 4. Finding and using secondary sources -- Online resources -- Self-help legal books -- Legal encyclopedias -- Form books -- Practice manuals -- Continuing legal education publications -- Law Reviews and other legal periodicals -- Specialized loose-leaf materials -- Treatises and monographs -- Restatements of the law -- 5. Finding and using constitutions, statutes, regulations, and ordinances -- Finding and using constitutions -- Finding Federal statutes -- Finding State statutes -- Understanding and using Federal and State statutes -- Finding and using regulations -- Finding and using procedural statutes and rules -- Finding and using local laws or ordinances -- 6. Finding cases -- Using citations to find cases -- Finding cases online -- Finding cases in the law library -- The next step -- 7. Using case law -- What is a case? -- How cases are published -- How cases affect later disputes -- 8. Validating your research -- Making sure it's "good law" -- How to shepardize a case -- Shepardizing statutes -- Using Shepard's for research -- 9. Organizing and putting your legal research to use -- Organizing your research -- How to write a legal memorandum -- Going to court -- Finding and working with a lawyer -- Glossary -- Appendix : Topic-specific research sites
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
18th edition.
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9781413325645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
forms
System control number
  • 1777560
  • (OCoLC)on1049809673
  • (OCoLC)1049809673
  • 1777366
  • 1777560
Label
Legal research : how to find & understand the law, editors of Nolo
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Related web site is available; includes free legal updates, researching your legal issue online, articles and FAQs, profiles of lawyers in your area
  • "Over 30 years in print"--Cover
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes web resources (pages [339]-342)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Understanding the basics of the law -- What is the law? -- Sources of law -- State versus Federal law -- The Court System -- 2. Finding legal resources -- Where legal information is located -- Primary sources and secondary sources -- Looking for legal resources on the internet -- Legal research websites -- 3. Identifying your legal issue -- How to approach your research -- Is the issue civil or criminal -- Figuring out the area of law you're researching -- What are the resources that will help you find what you need? -- Figure out your legal research question -- 4. Finding and using secondary sources -- Online resources -- Self-help legal books -- Legal encyclopedias -- Form books -- Practice manuals -- Continuing legal education publications -- Law Reviews and other legal periodicals -- Specialized loose-leaf materials -- Treatises and monographs -- Restatements of the law -- 5. Finding and using constitutions, statutes, regulations, and ordinances -- Finding and using constitutions -- Finding Federal statutes -- Finding State statutes -- Understanding and using Federal and State statutes -- Finding and using regulations -- Finding and using procedural statutes and rules -- Finding and using local laws or ordinances -- 6. Finding cases -- Using citations to find cases -- Finding cases online -- Finding cases in the law library -- The next step -- 7. Using case law -- What is a case? -- How cases are published -- How cases affect later disputes -- 8. Validating your research -- Making sure it's "good law" -- How to shepardize a case -- Shepardizing statutes -- Using Shepard's for research -- 9. Organizing and putting your legal research to use -- Organizing your research -- How to write a legal memorandum -- Going to court -- Finding and working with a lawyer -- Glossary -- Appendix : Topic-specific research sites
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
18th edition.
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9781413325645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
forms
System control number
  • 1777560
  • (OCoLC)on1049809673
  • (OCoLC)1049809673
  • 1777366
  • 1777560

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