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top:c,m,ybot:ktop:c,m,ybot:ktop:c,m,ybot:kBasicLegalResearchforParalegalsNolfiwwwmhhecomISBNMHIDEverythingastudentneedstolearnbasiclegalconceptsinapracticalwayBasicLegalResearchforParalegalsisanldquoinsiderrsquosguiderdquototheartoflegalresearchUsingahandsonapproach,thetextprovidesstudentswithaneasyandapproachablewaytolearntheprocesses,materials,andhistoryoflegalresearchItexplainsthemanymethodsoflegalresearchinasimpleandstraightforwardmannerandlanguageThistextisessentialforalllawofficepersonnelandparalegalprofessionalsTopicsarepresentedinastraightforwardandcomprehensivemanner,whilethelearningfeaturesfocusonthreegoals:LearningOutcomesbullCriticalthinkingbullVocabularybuildingbullSkilldevelopmentbullIssuesanalysisbullWritingpracticesRelevanceofTopicsWithoutSacrificingTheorybullEthicalchallengesbullCurrentlawpracticesbullTechnologyapplicationPracticalApplicationbullRealworldexercisesbullPortfoliocreationbullTeamexercisesMcGrawHillParalegalTitles:whereeducationalsupportgoesbeyondexpectationsBuildingasolidfoundationforasuccessfulparalegalcareerisbecomingmorechallengingastheneedsofstudentsandinstructorscontinuetogrowTheMcGrawHillparalegaltextsofferthesolutiontothiseverchangingenvironmentIntegratedrealworldapplicationsineachchapterteachstudentsthepracticalskillsneededforathrivingcareerinthefieldAcommonvocabularyamongallMcGrawHilltitlesensuresconsistencyinlearningWithathoroughsetofancillariesanddedicatedpublishersupport,thesetextswillfacilitateactivelearningintheclassroomandgivestudentstheskillssetsdesiredbyemployersWelcometothenewwayoflearninginparalegaleducationmdashMcGrawHillParalegalTitlesVisithttp:wwwmhhecomparalegalformoreinformation!SecondEditionBasicLegalResearchforParalegalsnoLfmixviiinddinoLfmixviiinddi::PM::PMTheLawOfficeReferenceManualJoAnnLeeISBN:copyTheParalegalReferenceManualCharlesNemethISBN:copyTheProfessionalParalegalAllanTowISBN:copyEthicsforParalegalsLindaSpagnolaISBN:copyFamilyLawforParalegalsGeorgeKentISBN:copyTortsforParalegalsISBN:copyCriminalLawforParalegalsISBN:copyRealEstateLawforParalegalsISBN:copyLawOfficeManagementforParalegalsISBN:copyMcGrawHillBusinessCareersParalegalTitlesMCGRAWHILLPARALEGALTITLES:WHEREEDUCATIONALSUPPORTGOESBEYONDEXPECTATIONSBuildingasolidfoundationforasuccessfulparalegalcareerisbecomingmorechallengingastheneedsofstudentsandinstructorscontinuetogrowTheMcGrawHillparalegaltextsofferthesolutiontothiseverchangingenvironmentIntegratedrealworldapplicationsineachchapterteachstudentsthepracticalskillsneededforathrivingcareerinthefieldAcommonvocabularyamongallMcGrawHilltitlesensuresconsistencyinlearningUptodatecoverageoftheavailabletechnologyusedinalegalsettingandapurposefullydesignedsetofpedagogicalfeatureswithsharedgoalsacrossthelistprovidethesystemsneededforstudentstofullygraspthematerialandapplyitinaparalegalsettingWithathoroughsetofancillariesanddedicatedpublishersupport,thesetextswillfacilitateactivelearningintheclassroomandgivestudentstheskillssetsdesiredbyemployersIntroductiontoLawParalegalStudiesConnieFarrellScuderiISBN:copyIntroductiontoLawforParalegalsDeborahBentonISBN:XcopyBasicLegalResearch,SecondEditionEdwardNolfiISBN:copyBasicLegalWriting,SecondEditionPamelaTepperISBN:copyLegalResearchandWritingforParalegalsNealBevansISBN:XcopyContractLawforParalegalsLindaSpagnolaISBN:copyCivilLawandLitigationforParalegalsNealBevansISBN:copyWills,Trusts,andEstatesforParalegalsGeorgeKentISBN:copyLegalTerminologyExplainedforParalegalsEdwardNolfiISBN:copynoLfmixviiinddiinoLfmixviiinddii::PM::PMBasicLegalResearchforParalegalsSecondEditionEdwardANolfiBostonBurrRidge,ILDubuque,IAMadison,WINewYorkSanFranciscoStLouisBangkokBogotaacuteCaracasKualaLumpurLisbonLondonMadridMexicoCityMilanMontrealNewDelhiSantiagoSeoulSingaporeSydneyTaipeiTorontonoLfmixviiinddiiinoLfmixviiinddiii::PM::PMBASICLEGALRESEARCHFORPARALEGALSPublishedbyMcGrawHillIrwin,abusinessunitofTheMcGrawHillCompanies,Inc,AvenueoftheAmericas,NewYork,NY,CopyrightcopybyTheMcGrawHillCompanies,IncAllrightsreservedNopartofthispublicationmaybereproducedordistributedinanyformorbyanymeans,orstoredinadatabaseorretrievalsystem,withoutthepriorwrittenconsentofTheMcGrawHillCompanies,Inc,including,butnotlimitedto,inanynetworkorotherelectronicstorageortransmission,orbroadcastfordistancelearningSomeancillaries,includingelectronicandprintcomponents,maynotbeavailabletocustomersoutsidetheUnitedStatesThisbookisprintedonacidfreepaperVNHVNHISBNMHIDEditorialdirector:JohnEBiernatPublisher:LindaSchreiberAssociatesponsoringeditor:NatalieJRuffattoDevelopmentaleditor:TammyHighamMarketingmanager:KeariBedfordProjectmanager:BruceGinProductionsupervisor:JasonIHulsLeaddesigner:MatthewBaldwinLeadmediaprojectmanager:CathyLTepperCoverdesign:StudioMontageCoverimage:GettyImagesTypeface:TimesRomanCompositor:TechbooksPrinter:VonHoffmannCorporationLibraryofCongressCataloginginPublicationDataNolfi,EdwardA,BasiclegalresearchforparalegalsEdwardANolfimdashndedpcmmdash(McGrawHillbusinesscareersparalegaltitles)Revedof:BasiclegalresearchcIncludesindexesISBN:(alkpaper)ISBN:(alkpaper)LegalresearchmdashUnitedStatesINolfi,EdwardA,BasiclegalresearchIITitleKFNrsquomdashdcwwwmhhecomnoLfmixviiinddivnoLfmixviiinddiv::PM::PMThefirsteditionofthisbookwasdedicatedtomystudentsThiseditionisdedicatedtomymentorsandteachers,especiallyAlfredWGansandEarnestHSchoplerAlsaidcollectalltheargumentsandwriteyourthesisEarnestsaidletyourwritingbeguidedbyyourresearchDedicationvnoLfmixviiinddvnoLfmixviiinddv::PM::PMviAsanassociateeditorwiththeLawyersCooperativePublishingCompanyinthemids,EdwardANolfilearnedlegalresearchfromtheinsideoutWhilepreparingannotationsforAmericanLawReports,Federal,andcasenotingtheInternalRevenueCodefortheUnitedStatesCodeService,heresearchedtheknowledge,wisdom,tips,andtricksofcurrentandformereditorsIn,Edbroughthiswealthofknowledgetotheparalegalclassroom,leadingtheparalegalprogramattheAcademyofCourtReportinginAkron,OhioInadditiontoengaginginthegeneralpracticeoflaw,helatertaughtatseveralschools,includingKentStateUniversityinKent,Ohio,andMountAloysiusCollegeinCresson,PennsylvaniaIn,Edreturnedtolawpublishingaspartofthe$millionCaseLawSummariesProjectatLexisNexisHebecametheonlycaselaweditorpromotedthreetimes,toapositionwithbotheditorialandmanagementduties,includingprojectmanagementandproductdevelopmentAftercompletinganotherlookldquobehindthecurtainrdquooflawpublishing,EdsharesmoreofhisknowledgeandinsightinthissecondeditionofBasicLegalResearchEdwardANolfirsquoseducationalbackgroundincludesreceivinganABwithHonorThesis(ReligiousStudies)fromBrownUniversity,andaJD(Law)fromtheUniversityofAkronSchoolofLawHeisadmittedtothebarinNewYorkandOhio,andinseveralfederalcourts,includingtheUnitedStatesSupremeCourtEdisalsotheauthorofBasicWills,Trusts,andEstates,andtheOhioSupplementtoBasicCivilLitigation,eachpublishedbyGlencoeMcGrawHillintheearlysAbouttheAuthornoLfmixviiinddvinoLfmixviiinddvi::PM::PMLegalresearchisanartItisaspecializedknowledgeblendedwithspecializedskillsItistheknackofeffectivelyusinglawbooksandothermediaThekeytoitsmasteryisacquiringknowledgeofthetruenatureoflawbooks,accompaniedbysignificantexperiencewiththeiruseandpracticalapplicationInacandidspeechtotheLosAngelesBarAssociationin,WilliamMarkMcKinney,thenEditorinChiefoftheBancroftWhitneyCompany,spokeeloquentlyaboutthegreatvalueoflawbooks,temperinghispraisewithanadmission:ldquoThereisnosuchthingasapercentperfectlawbookrdquoThelawisembodiedinwordsandcontainedincountlessbooksandothermediaButitisaseriousmistaketobelievethatalllegalresourcesarecreatedequalTheyarenotTheymustbecarefullyexaminedandquestioned,andalsousedcreatively,iftheirfullvalueistobeobtainedMostlegalresearchbooksaresonorouslegalbibliographiesTheyreadlikepublishinghousecatalogsThereaderisintroducedtoonebookafteranotherandonefeatureafteranother,withlittleornoattempttomakesenseofthebooksasawholeThevalueofeachbookandeachfeatureisneverquestionedThus,thereaderisleftwithnosenseofwhichbooksaregoodandwhicharebadnosenseofwhichonesareeasytouseandwhicharedifficultnosenseofwhichbooksareworthreading,andwhichonesshouldbeleftontheshelfThebookinyourhandsisanldquoinsiderrsquosguiderdquototheartoflegalresearchIhaveendeavoredtoratefairlytheprincipalbooksandfeaturesIdiscussIngeneral,IhaveendeavoredtodescribehowthesebooksareactuallywrittenInsideknowledgeisinvaluableInthesamewaythatanavigatorrsquoschartisamapofthesea,legalresourcesareamapofthelawIfnavigatorsfailtotakeintoaccountthedistortionsinherentintheircharts,theymaygooffcourseandnotreachtheirdesireddestinationSimilarly,iflegalresearchersfailtotakeintoaccountthedistortionsinherentintheresourcetheyareusing,theymaybedeceivedandnotfindtheappropriatelawtheyarelookingforThisbookdoesnotcovereverylegalresourceNoonecanclaimanintimateknowledgeofeverylegalresourceYet,experiencedlegalresearchersknowthatsomeresourcesareusedrepeatedly,orshouldbe,whileothersaretobeusedrarely,ifatallThisbook,BasicLegalResearch,coverstheprincipallawbooksandotherlegalresourcesusedbygeneralpracticelawyersandparalegalsintheUnitedStates,withadecidedemphasisonnationalsourcesIf,afterreadingthisbook,youwanttoknowmore,youcanalwaysconsultasonorouslegalbibliography,localguide,orspecializedtextORGANIZATIONOFTHETEXTThebookrsquostextisdividedupintochaptersEachincludesasystematicapproachthatintroduceslegalresearchthroughasummaryoftheUSlegalsystem,lawpublishing,lawbooks,andlawlibraries,withasectiononthepurposeoflegalresearchandstrategiesTheAppendixprovidesthetextofthemostfundamentaldocumentinUSlegalresearch,theConstitutionoftheUnitedStatesTheprincipalsourcesofthelawmdashsuchascases,statutes,constitutions,courtrules,andadministrativeregulationsmdasharedescribedandtheirusediscussedSecondarysourcesoflawareexploredandtheirvalueandusetotheresearcherareexaminedProperlegalcitationsaredescribedandanalyzedHowtouseShephardrsquosCitators,TheBluebook:AUniformSystemofCitation,aswellasALWDareexplainedFinally,anoverviewofhowtousecomputerassistedlegalresearchisprovidedalongwiththemostpopularandrecognizedsourcesAllofthechaptersbuildasystematicbaseforhowtobestnavigatethroughthevastamountoflegalresourcesavailabletotheresearcherPrefaceviinoLfmixviiinddviinoLfmixviiinddvii::PM::PMTextDesignEachchapterbeginswithcourseobjectivesfollowedbyanintroductionAldquocasefactpatternrdquoopensthediscussionineachchapter,presentingasamplesituationinwhichthestudentisintroducedtotheinformationdiscussedinthechapterADayintheLifeofaRealParalegalconcludeseachchapter,wrappingupthekeytopicscoveredinthechapterThistextisdesignedtobeuserfriendlyKeytermsareboldfacedanddefinedinthemargin,withanalphabeticallistofthesetermsattheendofeachchapterThiseditionincludesseveralnewboxedfeatures:bullResearchThisprovidesstudentswithhandsontasks,askingthemtoapplythelegalresearchtechniquesdiscussedinthetextbullCYBERTRIPfocusesontheimportantroletheInternetplaysinlegalresearchandprovidesWeblinksandinformationaboutonlineresourcesbullEyeonEthicskeepsethicsintheforefront,raisingissueseveryparalegalwillfaceintheprofessionFurther,eachchaptercontainsassessments,exercises,andapuzzletoamplifythelegalresearchconceptspresented,thusenhancingthelearningprocessStudentsareencouragedtocompleteallassessmentsandactivities,andtokeepthistextathomeorintheofficeasahandydeskreferenceviiiPrefacenoLfmixviiinddviiinoLfmixviiinddviii::PM::PMAcknowledgmentsTheauthorwishestoacknowledgethecontributionsofthefollowingreviewers,whoseefforts,suggestions,ideas,andinsightshelpedshapethistextintothevaluabletoolitisDonnaBookinMercyCollegeBobDiotaleviFloridaGulfCoastUniversityAmyFeeneyWilmingtonCollegeAngelaMasciulliMTICollegeBroderickNicholsUniversityofMemphisBArthurSwerineDeVryUniversityDebbieVinecourSUNYRocklandTheauthoralsogivesspecialthankstohiswife,Sheri,andhissons,AnthonyandBrian,forenduringeverythingixnoLfmixviiinddixnoLfmixviiinddix::PM::PMAGuidedTourxBasicLegalResearchThisbookisanldquoinsiderrsquosguiderdquototheartoflegalresearchUsingahandsonapproach,BLRprovidesstudentswithaneasyandapproachablewaytolearnabouttheprocesses,materials,andbackgroundoflegalresearchItexplainsthemanymethodsoflegalresearchinasimpleandstraightforwardmannerandlanguageThistextisessentialforalllawofficepersonnelandparalegalprofessionalsThepedagogyofthebookappliesthreegoals:LearningOutcomesbullCriticalthinkingbullVocabularybuildingbullSkilldevelopmentbullIssuesanalysisbullWritingpracticesRelevanceofTopicswithoutSacrificingTheorybullEthicalchallengesbullCurrentlawpracticesbullTechnologyapplicationPracticalApplicationbullRealworldexercisesbullPortfoliocreationbullTeamexercisesBeforeBeginningLegalResearchCHAPTEROBJECTIVESAfterreadingthischapter,youshouldbeableto:bullUnderstandtheimportanceoflegalresearchbullExplainthepurposeoflegalresearchbullUnderstandhowlegalresearchisusedbytheattorneybullUnderstandtheroleoftheparalegalorlegalassistantasaresearchassistantbullIdentifytheprocessoflegalresearchThemasteryoflegalresearchisoneofthemostcriticalskillssoughtinpeopleseekingemploymentinalegalenvironmentMostlegaldocumentswillrequirethelocating,analyzing,andcommunicatingofthelawbylegalprofessionalsThistaskisusuallycompletedbyparalegalsandlegalassistantsThischapterwilldemonstratehowtoestablishastartingpointfromwhichtolaunchyourlegalresearchChapternoLchindd::PMChapterObjectivesChapterObjectivesintroducetheconceptsstudentsshouldunderstandafterreadingeachchapteraswellasprovidebriefsummariesdescribingthematerialtobecoverednoLfmixviiinddxnoLfmixviiinddx::PM::PMxiYouhavefinishedresearchingthecaseofMarvinvMarvin()CaldCalRptr,PdYouhavelearnedfromthecasethatCaliforniadoesnotrecognizecommonlawmarriage,sothefactthatyourclientandhispartnerwerenevermarriedisdefinitelyinhisfavorYouhavelearnedthatunmarriedpeoplewholivetogethermayenterintocohabitationagreementsTheseagreementsarebindingonallappellatecourtsandtrialcourtsinCalifornia(whicharelowercourtsinrelationtotheCaliforniaSupremeCourt)YoureportthesefactsbacktotheattorneywhoishandlingthecaseHeindicatesthathewillfurtherinterviewtheclienttodetermineiftheyenteredintoanycohabitationagreementswhiletheywerelivingtogetherADayintheLifenoLchindd::AMADayintheLifeADayintheLifegivesthestudentsalookatwhattheonthejobexperiencewillbe,incorporatingrealworldresearchandproceduralassignmentsRESEARCHTHIS!AsaresultofthewideavailabilityoftheInternet,statutorylawhasbecomethemostaccessibleAswersquoveseen,theUnitedStatesCodeisavailableontheInternetatwwwgpoaccessgovuscodeindexhtmlTosee,forexample,thefederaldistrictcourtsestablishedinyourstate,searchTitlendashJudiciaryandJudicialProcedure,PartIndashOrganizationoftheCourts,ChapterndashDistrictCourts,USCsectsectSeeifthestatutorycodeforyourstateisavailableforfreeontheInternetSearchyourstatersquosnameandldquostatuterdquoorldquocoderdquoonasearchenginesuchaswwwgooglecomBrowsethroughtheresultsForexample,theLawsofNewYorkcanbefoundathttp:publicleginfostatenyusmenugetfcginoLchindd::AMResearchThis!ResearchThis!engagesstudentstoresearchcasesintheirjurisdictionthatanswerahypotheticalscenario,reinforcingthecriticalskillsofindependentresearchCYBERTRIPLooseleafservicescanbesearchedontheBureauofNationalAffairs,IncWebsiteatwwwbnacomnoLchindd::AMCyberTripCyberTripprovidesalistofrelevantWebsitesthatstudentsshouldvisitinordertolearnmoreaboutthetopicspresentedinthechapterOften,questionsareposedtothestudentsinordertohelpthemdeterminehowtheseWebsitescouldhelpintheeverydaylifeofaparalegalRemember,asofficersofthecourt,lawyersarerequiredtorefertothemostrecentversionsofcodesandstatutesAstheparalegaldoingresearchforanattorney,itisimportanttoensurethatthemostrecentversionofanycodeorstatuteisbeingcitedtothecourtEyeonEthicsnoLchindd::AMEyeonEthicsEyeonEthicsraiseslegitimateethicalquestionsandsituationsattorneysandparalegalsoftenfaceYouhaverecentlybeenhiredbyalawfirmasaparalegaltoconductlegalresearchOneoftheattorneysforthefirmcomesinandgivesyouyourfirstassignmentItseemsthatanewclienthascomeintotheofficetoinquireastohisrightsunderthelawandtoseektheadviceandrepresentationofthefirmTheclienthasbeenlivingwithapersonthathedescribesashisfianceacuteeforthepastfiveyearsTheyhaveneverbeenformallyorlegallymarriedThecouplehasrecentlybrokenupandnowsheisbringingsuitagainsthimallegingsupportandpropertyrightsTheattorneywouldlikeyoutoresearchthefactsofthecaseandprepareamemorandumoflawastotheissuesandrightsofthenewclientTheattorneysuggeststhatyoubeginyourlegalresearchwiththecaseofMarvinvMarvin()CaldCalRptr,PdCaseFactPatternnoLchindd::AMCaseFactPatternsCaseFactPatternsaskstudentstodigalittledeeperandgivemoreinformationonaresearchtopic,somethingtheywilldoonthejobnoLfmixviiinddxinoLfmixviiinddxi::PM::PMxiiFindandcirclethefollowinginthesubsequentwordsearchpuzzleThetermsmayappearup,down,sideways,ordiagonal,andforwardorbackward,ignoringanyspacesinphrasesVocabularyBuildersPRACTICEBOOKSRZEEIHSMUDNUCESAIEOUTDIRBALLRBBYJKDSLQZBPPODPCUTNEMEUATSEQRYCYCBALEEINERNDIQFNSSUTRYMTIDEPOLAYCNEYFRCOTFDBUOELCBNEZBXSAEITAATDIABQETYCLWPEOADTVRAIFDRSCBRSDIYDICTEONARYJESHSMQVGEJOHAJCEULTRAFICHEOTOOSNERQDCIPSUBNXYWAKAGYUEKEENHDVDLXUCNJLDKEHIIIIFEMLIFORCBCDCUDTKURPEITBTSTYNXLTOYOSOWPQIEKDOLSDNFRQBILNHIPKISRKSUALSBJCECGCARASAMZCNTADVEGDDHEPAVMICROFICHnoLchindd::AMExercisesVisitWebsitesforLexisNexis,Westlaw,andwwwfindlawcomLookatthematerialsanddescribethesimilaritiesanddifferencesbetweenthemGotowwwuscourtsgovandfindtheinformationrelatedtotheUnitedStatesBankruptcyCourtsWhatisthedifferencebetweenChapterandChapterbankruptcyGotowwwlawcornelleduandfindtheUniformCommercialCodeDescribewhattheUniformCommercialCodecoversnoLchindd::AMDiscussionQuestionsandExercisesDiscussionQuestionsandExercisesaskstudentstoapplycriticalthinkingskillstotheconceptslearnedineachchapterTheDiscussionQuestionsfocusonmorespecificlegaltopicsandpromotedialogueamongstudentsTheExercisesintroducehypotheticalsituations,andstudentswilldeterminethecorrectanswersusingtheirknowledgeoftopicspresentedinthechapterBothsetsofquestionsarefoundattheendofeachchapterKeyTermsadministrativeagenciescaselawcaseoffirstimpressioncasescommonlawconstitutionallawexecutiveexecutiveorderexpostfactoFAQfederalismjudicialjurisprudencejusticesnoLchindd::AMKeyTermsKeyTermsusedthroughoutthechaptersaredefinedinthemarginandprovidedasalistattheendofeachchapterAcommonsetofdefinitionsisusedconsistentlyacrosstheMcGrawHillparalegaltitlesVocab

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