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Legal Problem Solving – Reasoning, Research and Writing, 7th Edition

The author provides readers with practical commentary on effective legal research in the context of the complete legal problem solving process, and offer a structured framework to efficiently navigate paper-based resources and online databases.
Publication Language: English
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433489771

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This bestseller has been widely adopted by Canadian colleges and universities, and used by Canadian law schools for more than 20 years. The author provides readers with practical commentary on effective legal research in the context of the complete legal problem solving process, and offer a structured framework to efficiently navigate paper-based resources and online databases. This text introduced the well-recognized FILAC structure to legal writing adopted by professors and lawyers across Canada.

Bonus Companion Book
Purchasers of this book will also receive the updated third edition of The Ultimate Guide to Canadian Legal Research – a comprehensive checklist designed for Canadian legal research.

Features of this book
The book provides a step-by-step guide for identifying, researching and analyzing legal problems, as well as determining and communicating the relevant solution. Users of this reference book will discover:

  • Advice on how to use print, paid online subscription services, and free online databases of caselaw and legislation
  • Practical suggestions for tackling research problems and identifying and applying the law
  • Direction on the skills necessary to analyze and solve legal research problems
  • Helpful checklists, summaries and samples to facilitate learning
  • An author team which brings a wealth of knowledge of legal research and problem solving

New in this edition
This updated version of Legal Problem Solving – Reasoning, Research and Writing contains the latest insight and tips on how to find the law and legal information, including:

  • Discussion and examples of new online research platforms
  • Revised appendices
  • Update figures, flowcharts and diagrams
  • New fact scenarios, examples and self-test questions

A great resource
This text provides a structured and effective framework to guide lawyers, law students, legal assistants, and paralegals through the legal problem solving process. In particular, Legal Problem Solving – Reasoning, Research and Writing would be an excellent acquisition for:

  • Academic institutions providing a necessary and widely adopted text for law students at law schools as well as colleges offering paralegal and law clerk courses
  • Law libraries providing comprehensive reference materials to users
  • Law firms to provide to articling students and associates to help provide solutions to legal research and writing problems they may encounter

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Table of contents

Chapter 1: The Legal Problem Solving Process
Chapter 2: Factual Analysis
Chapter 3: Issue Determination
Chapter 4: Introduction to Law and Legal Materials
Chapter 5: How to Find the Law and Legal Information
Chapter 6: How to Find Commentaries
Chapter 7: How to Find and Update Statutes
Chapter 8: How to Find and Update Regulations
Chapter 9: How to Find and Update Cases
Chapter 10: Introduction to Legal Analysis
Chapter 11: Legal Writing
Chapter 12: A Research Plan
Answers to Self-Tests