The book Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing is written by William H. Putman, and Jennifer Albright. Paralegals and paralegals are increasingly called upon to perform substantive legal research, analysis, and writing duties. These tasks range from drafting interoffice legal memorandums summarizing the investigation and analysis of the issues involved in a client’s case, to drafting court documents and legal correspondence. This text provides the student with a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of legal research, analysis, and writing.
The impetus for this book came from student requests for comprehensive information on any of the difficult areas of legal research, analysis, and writing. The desire to provide such comprehensive information has not changed, but many things about legal research and writing have changed. The fundamentals of legal research do not change over time. However, the means of accessing the law and information about the law are changing at a rapid pace. Increasingly in the digital age, legal research is conducted through electronic sources. Many paralegal programs, law schools, and law firms are reducing or eliminating their paper sources in favor of electronic sources.
About the Author
William H. Putman received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law and has been a member of the New Mexico Bar Association since 1975. For ten years, he was an instructor in the Paralegal Studies Program at the Central New Mexico Community College. in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and in the Paralegal Studies Program at Santa Fe Community College, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is the author of Pocket Guide to Legal Writing, Pocket Guide to Legal Research, and the textbooks Legal Research, Analysis and Writing; Legal Analysis and Drafting; and Legal Research. He also authored the legal writing column in Legal Assistant Today (James Publishing Co.) for two years and published several legal writing and analysis articles in the magazine.
Jennifer R. Albright is a Senior Policy Analyst in the Administrative Office of the Courts of the Arizona Supreme Court. She was director of the Paralegal Studies and Judicial Studies programs at Central New Mexico Community College for six years and a full-time instructor in both programs for nine years. He currently teaches as an adjunct faculty member in Paralegal Studies at Phoenix College. Jennifer received her Juris Doctor degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law and her Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Arizona State University. She is co-author of Legal Research with William H.
Overview of Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing
Become the “go to” paralegal at your firm with the fourth edition of LEGAL RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, AND WRITING! This book shows you how to conduct reliable legal research, analyze the results, and write clear memos and other legal documents that are accurate and well-supported. In addition to an easy-to-read format, this student favorite offers what-if scenarios, examples, and exercises that illuminate the important work paralegals do every day to help law offices and legal departments run smoothly. Of course, the fourth edition offers the latest updates, with a focus on today’s common electronic legal research tools. And to increase your success, MindTap’s optional tools adapt to your personal learning style with interactive quizzes, flashcards, and practice assignments that help you build momentum and confidence quickly.
|Book Name||Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing|
|Author of Book||William H. Putman, Jennifer Albright|