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Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals, Tenth Edition

Authors
  • Deborah E. Bouchoux
Series / Aspen Paralegal Series
Teaching Materials
NO
Description
Table of contents
Preface

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Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals emphasizes the skills and issues that paralegals encounter in practice. Thoroughly up to date, the Tenth Edition continues to combine clear text with visual aids, writing samples, tips, and pointers. Designed specifically for paralegal students, Deborah Bouchoux's classroom-tested approach teaches cutting-edge research skills, writing style, and proper citation form to equip students with an essential skill set and well-founded confidence.

The author's logical and comprehensive approach enhances students' understanding. Part I covers Primary Authorities, Part II discusses Secondary Authorities, and Part III covers the basics of Legal Writing. In addition, Bouchoux integrates writing strategies into each research chapter to demonstrate the link between the two processes. The text thoroughly explains proper citation form and updating/validating legal authorities. The Legal Writing section includes samples of legal writing, such as letters, a court brief, and a legal memorandum.

New to the Tenth Edition:
  • Significant focus on newer technologies available to legal researchers such as Lexis+ Brief Analysis, Westlaw Edge's Quick Check, and more.
  • Coverage of the use of analytics tools now used by legal professionals, such as Lexis+ Context.
  • An entirely new section in Chapter 11 on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in legal research.
  • Expanded section on techniques to achieve gender-inclusive language.
  • A new section in Chapter 15 on using tech tools such as ProWritingAid, BriefCatch, WordRake, NoRedInk, and Cooley GO to improve writing.
  • A new section on texting and confidentiality issues in Chapter 16.
  • A completely revamped and expanded discussion on e-memos in Chapter 17.
  • Revised throughout with new ethics alerts and updated figures.
  • All new Research Questions and Internet Legal Research Assignments included in each chapter.
Professors and students will benefit from:
  • Clear pedagogy designed to enhance the accessibility of the material.
  • Targeted and ample exercises help students learn how to use a wide range of research sources.
  • Charts and practice tips, updated for this edition, help students apply what they have learned.
  • Thorough coverage of electronic research with chapters on both Internet research and fee-based services.
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Product Information
Edition
Tenth Edition
Publication date
2024-02-01
Copyright Year
2024
Pages
776
Connected eBook + Paperback
9781543847581
Connected eBook with Study Center (Digital Only)
9798889063223
Subject
Legal Research , Legal Writing
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