Legal Research: Step by Step, 4th Edition

 
Legal Research: Step by Step, 4th Edition
Author(s):
 
ISBN:
978-1-55239-648-3
 
Publisher:
Emond Publishing
 
Page Count:
320
 
Status:
Available
 
Publication Date:
August 2015
 
Subjects:
Law Clerk; Legal Practice Skills; Legal Research and Writing; Paralegal
 
 
 
 

The fourth edition of Legal Research: Step by Step is the newest update of this bestselling title. This comprehensive text-workbook helps paralegal and law clerk students identify legal issues, analyze fact situations, and navigate various legal resources in both paper and computerized forms.

The text has been updated and revised to incorporate recent changes to computerized legal research sources and discusses effective keyword searching — an essential skill for using online sources to find legal information. The fourth edition now includes many precedents and screenshots to help readers easily navigate secondary sources such as Halsbury’s Laws of Canada. Also new to the fourth edition is a step-by-step guide on how to answer a legal problem — from start to finish — using paper and computerized sources.

  • Provides detailed instructions on how to use research tools, including keyword searches
  • Guides the reader through an analytical process of solving a legal problem
  • Offers clear, practical explanations of legal research basics, which mirror the information researched in paralegal and law offices
  • User-friendly resource conceived and written for the novice researcher such as students at the community college level or as a training resource for law school students and articling students and for practising paralegals and junior lawyers
  • Addresses recent changes in Internet research
  • Provides a sample legal problem with clear step-by-step instructions on how to find the applicable law using paper and computerized sources
  • Includes screenshot examples of actual searches from key websites including eLaws, Quicklaw, federal and Ontario government websites, Westlaw Canada’s LawSource, the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII)
  • Provides in-depth discussion of secondary sources, including Halsbury’s Laws of Canada

Part I: Introduction to Legal Research

  • Chapter 1: The Basics of Legal Research

Part II: Sources of Canadian Law

  • Chapter 2: Statutes
  • Chapter 3: Regulations
  • Chapter 4: Cases

Part III: Thinking About Legal Research

  • Chapter 5: How to Analyze a Fact Situation
  • Chapter 6: Preparing for and Performing Research

Part IV: Working with Legal Research Sources

  • Chapter 7: Paper Research Sources
  • Chapter 8: Computerized Sources
  • Chapter 9: Computer Searches Using Keywords

Part V: Using a Legal Encyclopedia to Find a General Statement of Law

  • Chapter 10: Legal Encyclopedias—Paper
  • Chapter 11: Legal Encyclopedias—Computerized

Part VI: Finding and Updating Statutes, Regulations, and Cases

  • Chapter 12: Finding and Updating Statutes and Regulations
  • Chapter 13: Finding and Updating Cases

Part VII: Putting It All Together

  • Chapter 14: A Sample Research Problem: From Start to Finish
  • Chapter 15: Legal Writing

Appendixes

  • Appendix A: Standard Abbreviations for Commonly Used Report Series and Statutes
  • Appendix B: Law-Related Internet Sites

Glossary

Index

Instructor Resources

  • Instructor's Guide
  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Test Bank
  • Reading Strategies
  • Transition Guide

For instructors who are moving to Legal Research: Step by Step, 4th Edition from various other legal research texts on the market, the Transition Guide will ensure a smooth and simple transition.

For free instructor resources, please contact instructor support.

 
 
 
 
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