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Legal Research, Analysis and Writing by William Putman (Attorney at law)

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.

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About William Putman (Attorney at law)

William Putman is a lawyer and former instructor in the programs for Legal Assistant Studies at Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque and Paralegal Studies at Santa Fe Community College. A member of the New Mexico Bar since 1975, he received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law.

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH, ANALYTICAL PRINCIPLES, AND THE LEGAL PROCESS. 1: Introduction to Legal Principles and Authorities. 2: Introduction to Legal Research and Analysis. PART II: LEGAL RESEARCH. 3: Constitutions, Statutes, Administrative Law, and Court Rules--Research and Analysis. 4: Case Law--Research and Briefing. 5: Secondary Authority and Other Research Sources--Encyclopedias, Treatises, American Law Reports, Digests, Shepard's. 6: Secondary Authority-- Periodicals, Restatements, Uniform Laws, Dictionaries, Legislative History, and Other Secondary Authorities. 7: Computers and Legal Research. 8: Legal Citation. PART III: THE SPECIFICS OF LEGAL ANALYSIS. 9: Legal Analysis--Key Facts. 10: Legal Analysis--Issue Identification--Spotting the Issue. 11: Legal Analysis--Stating the Issue. 12: Case Law Analysis--Is a Case on Point? 13: Counteranalysis. PART IV: LEGAL WRITING. 14: Fundamentals of Writing. 15: The Writing Process for Effective Legal Writing. 16: Office Legal Memorandum: Issues and Facts. 17: Office Legal Memorandum: Analysis to Conclusion. 18: External Memoranda: Court Briefs. 19: Correspondence. Appendix A: Court Opinions Referred to in the Text. Appendix B: Appellate Court Brief. Appendix C: Web Sites. Glossary. Index.

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Legal Research, Analysis and Writing by William Putman (Attorney at law)
William Putman (Attorney at law)
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