Legal Research

How to Find & Understand the Law

Author: Stephen Elias,Susan Levinkind

Publisher: NOLO

ISBN: 1413303951

Category: Law

Page: 368

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This book has a valid and honored place on the shelves of both novice and practiced legal researchers- Legal Research Quarterly

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 Research

How to Find and Understand the Law

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Legal research

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Legal Research, Analysis and Writing

Author: William H. Putman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1428304428

Category: Law

Page: 768

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Legal Research , Analysis and Writing, second edition, provides detailed coverage of difficult areas of legal research, analysis, and writing such as issue spotting, determining if a case is on point, counteranalysis, and assembling a legal research memorandum. This book is useful as a reference for practicing professionals as well. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Information Literacy Instruction that Works

A Guide to Teaching by Discipline and Student Population, Second Edition

Author: Patrick Ragains

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 1555708609

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

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Information literacy and library instruction are at the heart of the academic library’s mission. But how do you bring that instruction to an increasingly diverse student body and an increasingly varied spectrum of majors? In this updated, expanded new second edition, featuring more than 75% new content, Ragains and 16 other library instructors share their best practices for reaching out to today’s unique users. Readers will find strategies and techniques for teaching college and university freshmen, community college students, students with disabilities, and those in distance learning programs. Alongside sample lesson plans, presentations, brochures, worksheets, handouts, and evaluation forms, Ragains and his contributors offer proven approaches to teaching students in the most popular programs of study, including English Literature Art and Art History Film Studies History Psychology Science Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Hospitality Business Music Anthropology Engineering Coverage of additional special topics, including legal information for non-law students, government information, and patent searching, make this a complete guide to information literacy instruction.

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.

Theory and Method in Socio-Legal Research

Author: Reza Banakar,Max Travers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847316913

Category: Law

Page: 392

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Socio-legal researchers increasingly recognise the need to employ a wide variety of methods in studying law and legal phenomena, and the need to be informed by an understanding of debates about theory and method in mainstream social science. The papers in this volume illustrate how a range of topics, including EU law, ombudsmen, judges, lawyers, Shariah Councils and the quality assurance industry can be researched from a socio-legal perspective. The objective of the collection is to show how different methods can be used in researching law and legal phenomena, how methodological issues and debates in sociology are relevant to the study of law, and the importance of the debate between "structural" and "action" traditions in researching law. It also approaches the methodological problem of how sociology of law can address the content of legal practice from a variety of perspectives and discusses the relationship between pure and applied research. The editors provide a critical introduction to each of the six sections, and a general introduction on law, sociology and method. The collection will provide an invaluable resource for socio-legal researchers, law school researchers and postgraduates.

Research Methods for Law

Author: Mike McConville

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748633596

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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Research Methods for Law introduces undergraduate and postgraduate students to available methods of research - legalistic, empirical, comparative and theoretical - drawing on actual research projects as examples. The book is written by a team of contributors with a broad range of teaching and research experience in law, criminal justice and socio-legal studies.Designed to serve as a handbook for research methods courses with its coverage of the principal research traditions, the book will also appeal to students of related disciplines who have an interest in legal issues including those from criminology, sociology, psychology, government, politics and social administration. The rich mix of general lessons, theoretical engagement and practical examples will be of real value to students.

50 Unique Legal Paths

Author: Ursula Furi-Perry

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590319970

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 137

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Following on the success of Fifty Legal Careers for Non-Lawyers, Ursula Furi-Perry authors this new book designed for lawyers looking to take a career path less traveled. Filled with resources and practical tips on how to break into these fields, this book is an invaluable resource for the law student just starting out, or the legal professional looking for a change in scenery.

Teaching Legal Research

Author: Barbara Bintliff,Duncan Alford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317986733

Category: Education

Page: 316

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Legal research is a fundamental skill for all law students and attorneys. Regardless of practice area or work venue, knowledge of the sources and processes of legal research underpins the legal professional’s work. Academic law librarians, as research experts, are uniquely qualified to teach legal research. Whether participating in the mandatory, first-year law school curriculum or offering advanced or specialized legal research instruction, law librarians have the up-to-date knowledge, the broad view of the field, and the expertise to provide the best legal research instruction possible. This collection offers both theoretical and practical guidance on legal research education from the perspectives of the law librarian. Containing well-reasoned, analytical articles on the topic, the volume explains and supports the law librarian’s role in legal research instruction. The contributors to this book, all experts in teaching legal research, challenge academic law librarians to seize their instructional role in the legal academy. This book was based on a special issue of Legal Reference Services Quarterly.

Introduction to Paralegal Studies

A Critical Thinking Approach

Author: Katherine A. Currier,Thomas E. Eimermann

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735578648

Category: Law

Page: 634

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This comprehensive, intelligent overview covers all the key concepts addressed in a typical introduction to paralegal studies course and teaches students the basic skills necessary to understand statutes and court cases. The carefully organized, accessible text combines an introduction to law and legal concepts with practical information about what paralegals actually do in the legal system. A critical thinking approach introduces students to the study of law, encouraging them to interact with the materials through hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions. Introduction to Paralegal Studies: A Critical Thinking Approach is divided into four parts, reflecting the progression of an introductory course: Part I: Paralegals and the American Legal System; Part II: Substance of the Law; Part III: Legal Analysis and Research; Part IV: Paralegals and the Work World. Strong pedagogy includes ethics alerts, marginal definitions, Internet references, and legal reasoning exercises throughout the book. An excellent ancillary package is available to instructors, with a comprehensive Manual, in-depth test bank, and PowerPoint slides. The Fifth Edition features new developments incorporated throughout the text. New web exercises as well as new and updated assignments bring the text up to the minute. The chapters on Statutory Law and Court Opinions have been edited for greater clarity and comprehension. Features: comprehensive, intelligent overview of all the key concepts covered in a typical introductory course combines legal concepts with practical information about what paralegals actually do critical thinking approach introduces students to the study of law encourages interaction through hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions divided into four parts, reflecting the course Part I: Paralegals and the American Legal System Part II: Substance of the Law Part III: Legal Analysis and Research Part IV: Paralegals and the Work World teaches basic skills necessary to understand statutes and court cases strong pedagogy and well-organized format ethics alerts marginal definitions Internet references legal reasoning exercises throughout the book excellent ancillary package comprehensive Instructor s Manual in-depth test bank PowerPoint slides Thoroughly updated, the revised Fifth Edition presents: new web exercises new developments incorporated throughout this edition new and updated assignments chapters on Statutory Law and Court Opinions edited for greater clarity and comprehension

Essential Law for Social Workers

Author: Robert G. Madden

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231508999

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Whether protecting their own rights or those of their clients, or navigating the juvenile justice, immigration, or welfare systems, social workers confront legal issues every day. This book explores legal concepts, legal reasoning, and legal processes—illustrated with case vignettes from social work practice—in order to provide social work practitioners and students with practical and accessible legal knowledge. It introduces readers to scholarship about the law and to conceptual knowledge that can be applied to any interaction with the legal system. Social workers are thereby enabled to "think like a lawyer" and increase their effectiveness. The volume features a discussion of recent reform movements, including Alternative Dispute Resolution, and an appendix of sources for legal information and research on the law.

Legal Method and the Rule of Law

Author: Sebastián Urbina

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789041118707

Category: Law

Page: 247

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We cannot see the world as it is because we face it in a 'contaminated' vein. That is, our conceptual scheme and biological constitution condition our world view. The legal normative world we are dealing with has some special features, like the primacy of practical reason over theoretical reason and the primacy of the internal point of view over the external point of view. Although it is not a feature of all legal traditions, 'legal dogmatics' is a privileged way of knowing legal normative object, that is, our legal orders. But we are not undertaking - as legal scholars - an empiricist enterprise because, among other reasons, we are not interested in the reality 'in itself' but in the 'relevant' reality, at least for us. In this respect, we do not only depend on theories (like physicists) but also on legal authoritative sources, that is, power and legitimacy. Legal scholars (and other participants in the legal life) are not neutral observers of their own world, trying to discover some hidden truth. They are committed experts trying to describe, justify and improve the legal order.

Unlocking Legal Learning

Author: Chris Turner,Jo Boylan-Kemp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134651708

Category: Law

Page: 272

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Unlocking Legal Learning is an essential textbook for undergraduate students new to legal study. By explaining the different fields of this intricate subject and helping you to develop the skills to engage with it successfully, Unlocking Legal Learning will provide you with an essential foundation for your studies and future career. This third edition is fully up-to-date and incorporates new styles of assessment and learning resources. Support for your studies in Unlocking Legal Learning includes: Detailed information on how to succeed in mooting competitions, coursework, and dissertation assignments Numerous tips on how to take good notes and revise effectively for exams Advice on how to tackle problem-based questions and work well in groups Guidance on how to access and understand legal materials and references in print and online The Unlocking the Law series is designed to make the law accessible and covers all the core subjects required by the Bar Council and the Law Society for entry onto professional qualifications as well as popular option units. The website www.unlockingthelaw.co.uk provides additional resources such as multiple choice questions, key questions and answers and revision mp3s.