Legal Research

How to Find & Understand the Law

Author: Stephen Elias,Editors of Nolo

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413325653

Category: Law

Page: 376

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Legal Research: Take the law into your own hands Do you have legal questions at home, at work, or as part of law-related course work? Legal Research provides everything you need, laying out easy-to-follow research methods that will help you find the right answers. Find out how to: locate and understand statutes, regulations, and cases make sure your research is 100% up to date organize your research results into a memorandum of law for use at school, at work, or in court. Completely updated for the 17th edition, Legal Research shows how to use the Web to find statutes, cases, background information, and answers to specific legal questions. Even more important, you’ll be guided to the most reliable and user-friendly sites, so you won’t drown in an information flood. Lots of examples and easy-to-understand instructions teach you how to use all the basic legal research tools, including: Internet search engines reliable free legal websites legal encyclopedias, periodicals, and treatises annotated legal codes and statutes published reports of state and federal court cases case digests and Shepard’s Citations the best legal blogs

Legal Research: How to Find and Understand the Law

Author: Suzanne McKie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135317534

Category: Law

Page: 300

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Many students and first-time practitioners may know of certain legal textbooks which cover a certain area, but do not know where to look to update the knowledge these books provide. Similarly, a legal problem may arise which is not generally covered by such books. This work deals with how to find the answers, how to update an answer, how to discover if those cases have been applied since judgement was given, how to find statutes and regulators, and how to research and understand the law.

Legal Information

How to Find It, how to Use it

Author: Kent C. Olson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0897749634

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 333

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"This book looks not only at 'the law, ' but also at other aspects of the legal system, such as the history, politics, and structure of lawmaking institutions."--Preface, p. [vii].

Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary

Author: Gerald N. Hill,Kathleen Hill

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413310370

Category: Law

Page: 477

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Presents a dictionary containing the definitions of almost four thousand legal terms, covering such topics as marriage, divorce, estates, personal injury, fraud, and copyright.

Manager's Legal Handbook, The

Author: Amy DelPo,Lisa Guerin

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413315100

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

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The quick reference to employment law for anyone who oversees workers. Whether you're managing workers or working in the HR department, The Manager's Legal Handbook is the perfect introduction to supervising employees and independent contractors safely and legally. Need some information about overtime? Want some useful ideas on workplace policies? Have a question about trade secrets and need the answer now? This one-of-a-kind book provides everything you need to stay within the bounds of the law, including: frequently asked questions concise articles helpful tips "lessons from the real world" dozens of resources, online and off Designed for managers and supervisors who need answers quickly, as well as professionals pursuing a career in human resources, The Manager's Legal Handbook covers hiring, firing and everything in between. The 5th edition is completely overhauled to provide quick answers to the questions that managers encounter every day. It includes updated 50-state legal charts and new sections on setting pay and communicating with employees.

The California Landlord's Lawbook: Rights & Responsibilities

Rights & Responsibilities

Author: David Brown,Janet Portman,Ralph Warner

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413320864

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

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Choosing tenants, raising the rent, and returning deposits—these are just a few of the things landlords do that are strictly regulated by law in California. Here, you will find all the easy-to-understand information you need to minimize legal risk, including a California-specific lease and rental agreement and more than 40 forms with complete instructions. Now in its 16th edition, this book has been recognized as a leading source of legal information for California landlords. It includes a detailed and updated review of state and federal laws and local rent control ordinances. You’ll learn how to: screen propective tenants - without discriminating illegallyprepare (and enforce) leases and rental agreementscollect and return security security deposits so as to avoid lawsuitsraise the rent and change other terms of the tenancyhire, work with and fire a property managerkeep up with repairs and maintenancelimit liability and rent withholdingfollow stae privacy laws on entering rental unitsrestrict tenants from subletting or hosting short-term guestsact promptly when rent is lateterminate a tenancy...and much more. Check out Nolo's list of California products. Not a California landlord? Check out Every Landlord's Legal Guide. Also available: California Landlord's Law Book: Evictions

Save Your Small Business

10 Crucial Strategies to Survive Hard Times Or Close Down & Move on

Author: Ralph E. Warner,Bethany K. Laurence

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413310419

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

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Written by a business owner who has survived three decades of challenges, this resource provides 12 no-nonsense strategies for small business owners on protecting personal assets from creditors and surviving the current recession.

Trademark

Legal Care for Your Business & Product Name

Author: Stephen Fishman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413322948

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

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A complete guide for small businesses and startups on how to choose a business name, how to register for nationwide protection of a trademark, how to secure a domain name, and how to deal with infringing use by others.

The Bluebook

A Uniform System of Citation

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789998255289

Category: Citation of legal authorities

Page: 415

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Provides a guide to legal citation information inthe United States. Compiled from the Columbia LawReview, 105th edition, c2005; Harvard Law Review,118th edition, c2005; Univ. of Pennsylvania LawReview, 153rd edition, c2005; and the Yale LawJournal, 114th edition, c2005. New edition offersthe Bluepages for beginning law students.

Basic Legal Research for Criminal Justice and the Social Sciences

Author: James R. Acker

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780834210134

Category: Law

Page: 426

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This essential primer on legal research is written specifically for criminal justice and social sciences students. The book's basic, how-to approach makes it suitable not only as a guiding text for research courses, but also as a key supplementary text for courses in which legal research is a secondary requirement. Stripped of the cumbersome information found in similar texts for legal students, this slim essentials book gives criminal justice and social sciences students the tools they need for successful research.

Be Prepared

The Complete Financial, Legal, and Practical Guide to Living with Cancer, HIV, and other Life-Challenging Conditions

Author: David Landay

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466880090

Category: Reference

Page: 480

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If you are confronting a life-threatening condition and facing challenges to your finances, work, and future, you no longer need to struggle alone. In Be Prepared, attorney David Landay, a leading authority with more than thirty years' experience in this field, assembles and explains the most up-to-date financial, legal, and practical information. He will help you focus on the questions to ask, how to find the information you need, and where to locate the resources to assist you. Topics covered include: - How to obtain access to the best medical care - Surprising ways to pay bills with existing assets - Work issues, disability, and going back to work - Legal issues such as estate planning and the Americans with Disabilities Act - Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid - New Investment strategies - How to maximize your income and manage your expenses and debts By showing you, in simple steps, how to understand, organize, and manage your affairs, Landay provides you with the practical know-how and emotional confidence to face the future without fear. Be Prepared is the ideal book to help you make the best of some of life's most difficult situations.

Empirical Legal Research in Action

Reflections on Methods and their Applications

Author: Willem H. van Boom,Pieter Desmet,Peter Mascini

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1785362755

Category: Law

Page: 288

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Empirical legal research is a growing field of academic expertise, yet lawyers are not always familiar with the possibilities and limitations of the available methods. Empirical Legal Research in Action presents readers with first-hand experiences of empirical research on law and legal issues.

Legal Skills

Author: Emily Finch,Stefan Fafinski

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198784716

Category:

Page: 504

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The best-selling legal skills textbook in the market, Legal Skills is the essential guide for law students, encompassing all the academic and practical skills in one manageable volume. It is an ideal text for students new to law, helping them make the transition from secondary education and giving them the skills they need to succeed from the beginning of their degree, through exams and assessments and into their future career. The first part covers 'Sources of Law' and includes information on finding and using legislation, ensuring an understanding of where the law comes from and how to use it. The second part covers 'Academic Legal Skills' and provides advice on general study and writing skills. This part also includes a section on referencing and avoiding plagiarism amongst a number of other chapters designed to help students through the different stages of the law degree. The third and final part is dedicated to 'Practical Legal Skills'; a section designed to help develop transferable skills in areas such as presentations and negotiations that will be highly valued by future employers. The text contains many useful features designed to support a truly practical and self-reflective approach to legal skills including self-test questions, diagrams and practical activities. Students are given the opportunity to take a 'hands on' approach to tackling a variety of legal skills from using cases to negotiation. Each skill is firmly set in its wider academic and professional context to encourage an integrated approach to the learning of legal skills. Legal Skills is accompanied by an innovative Online Resource Centre offering a full range of resources including: - Video clips of good and bad 'real life' moots in action bring the subject to life - Guidance on practical exercises and questions from the book so students can test themselves on essay writing, problem solving, revision and exam skills and compare against example answers with commentary - Lecturers can track student progress using an online bank of 200 multiple choice questions offering immediate answers and feedback that can be customised and loaded on to a university VLE

An Introduction to Empirical Legal Research

Author: Lee Epstein,Andrew D. Martin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199669058

Category: Law

Page: 324

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Is the death penalty a more effective deterrent than lengthy prison sentences? Does a judge's gender influence their decisions? Do independent judiciaries promote economic freedom? Answering such questions requires empirical evidence, and arguments based on empirical research have become an everyday part of legal practice, scholarship, and teaching.An Introduction to Empirical Legal Research introduces the fundamental principles of socialscience methodology that underpin sound empirical research methodology in a legal context, explaining how empirical analysis can inform legal arguments; how lawyers can set about framing empirical questions, conducting empirical research, analysing data, and presenting or evaluating the results. The fundamentalsof understanding quantitative and qualitative data, statistical models, and the structure of empirical arguments are explained in a way accessible to lawyers with or without formal training in statistics.Written by two of the world's leading experts in empirical legal analysis, drawing on years of experience in training lawyers in empirical methods, An Introduction to Empirical Legal Research will be an invaluable primer for all students, academics, or practising lawyerscoming to empirical research - whether they are embarking themselves on an empirical research project, or engaging with empirical arguments in their field of study, research, or practice.aching.

Model Rules of Professional Conduct

Author: ABA Center for Professional Conduct

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604425178

Category: Law

Page: 209

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The Model Rules of Professional Conduct offers timely information on lawyer ethics. The black-letter Rules of Professional Conduct are followed by numbered Comments that explain each Rule's purpose and provide suggestions for its practical application. The Rules help lawyers identify proper conduct in a variety of given situations, review those instances where discretionary action is possible, and define the nature of the lawyer's relationship with clients, colleagues, and the courts.

Understanding Labor Law

Author: Douglas E. Ray,Calvin William Sharpe,Galen J. Roush,Robert N. Strassfeld

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1630430145

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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This Understanding treatise examines the multifaceted and complex law of private-sector Labor Law. Because Understanding Labor Law focuses on relations between management and labor in the private sector, it deals primarily with the National Labor Relations Act, as amended, and its interpretation and application by the federal courts and the National Labor Relations Board. The book is organized in a format that is consistent with the organization of most Labor Law courses. At the end of each chapter is a section titled "Chapter Highlights," summarizing some of the major doctrines discussed in the chapter. This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

The Psychology and Law of Criminal Justice Processes

Author: Roger J. R. Levesque

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781594543128

Category: Law

Page: 723

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Psychological science now reveals much about the law's response to crime. This is the first text to bridge both fields as it presents psychological research and theory relevant to each phase of criminal justice processes. The materials are divided into three parts that follow a comprehensive introduction. The introduction analyses the major legal themes and values that guide criminal justice processes and points to the many psychological issues they raise. Part I examines how the legal system investigates and apprehends criminal suspects. Topics range from the identification, searching and seizing to the questioning of suspects. Part II focuses on how the legal system establishes guilt. To do so, it centres on the process of bargaining and pleading cases, assembling juries, providing expert witnesses, and considering defendants' mental states. Part III focuses on the disposition of cases. Namely, that part highlights the process of sentencing defendants, predicting criminal tendencies, treating and controlling offenders, and determining eligibility for such extreme punishments as the death penalty. The format seeks to give readers a feeling for the entire criminal justice process and for the role psychological science has and can play in it.

A Practical Guide to Family Law

Author: Matthew S. Cornick

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9780314044518

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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This paralegal-specific introduction to family law provides current coverage of legal topics. The chapter format is designed to be practical and approachable offering students experience with real cases and exposure to forms and checklists they will use on the job. Edited cases provide real-world examples. The brief paperback format gives you flexibility in course organization and opportunities for supplemental readings tailored to your needs.

Understanding the Business of Entertainment

The Legal and Business Essentials All Filmmakers Should Know

Author: Gregory Bernstein

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317680510

Category: Art

Page: 314

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Understanding the Business of Entertainment: The Legal and Business Essentials All Filmmakers Should Know is an indispensable guide to the business aspects of the entertainment industry, providing the legal expertise you need to break in and to succeed. Written in a clear and engaging tone, this book covers the essential topics in a thorough but reader-friendly manner and includes plenty of real-world examples that bring business and legal concepts to life. Whether you want to direct, produce, write, edit, photograph or act in movies, this book covers how to find work in your chosen field and examines the key provisions in employment agreements for creative personnel. If you want to make films independently, you’ll find advice on where to look for financing, what kinds of deals might be made in the course of production, and important information on insurance, releases, and licenses. Other topics covered include: Hollywood’s growth and the current conglomerates that own most of the media How specific entertainment companies operate, including facts about particular studios and employee tasks. How studios develop projects, manage production, seek out independent films, and engage in marketing and distribution The kinds of revenues studios earn and how they account for these revenues How television networks and new media-delivery companies like Netflix operate and where the digital revolution might take those who will one day work in the film and TV business As an award- winning screenwriter and entertainment attorney, Gregory Bernstein give us an inside look at the business of entertainment. He proves that knowing what is behind filmmaking is just as important as the film itself.