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Legal Research and Writing: Tips, Tricks and Handy Know-Hows for Paralegals

Cogent communication is the backbone of the legal process. This legal instruction offers practical pointers for improving your legal research and writing skills to help you become more effective in laying a solid foundation for each case. Explore real-life approaches to locating hard-to-find information and take your writing skills to the next level. Order today!

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  • Case Law and Statutory Law
    • Combing Through U.S. Code and/or State Statutes
    • Navigating Common Websites for Statute or Case Law Searches
    • Reading and Understanding Cases
    • Legal Citations
    • Validating That the Case is Still Current
    • Controlling vs. Persuasive Cases
    • Managing too Much or too Little Case Law
  • Locating People and Finding Background Information
    • Strategies for Locating People Online
    • Social Media Investigative Research
    • Arrest and Criminal Records
    • Bankruptcies and Litigation History
    • School Records
    • Property Records and Past Residences
    • Investigating Attorneys and Judges
    • Researching Witnesses
    • Investigating Businesses
    • Verifying Online Information
  • Navigating Through Research Technology
  • Legal Writing Fundamentals
    • Legal Writing vs. Other Forms of Writing
    • Preparing Documents
    • Legal Correspondence
    • Briefs and Memoranda
    • Subpoenas
    • Building Blocks of Communication: Words, Phrases, Sentences and Paragraphs
  • Reviewing and Summarizing Legal Opinions
    • Illustrate the Core Legal Issue
    • Comparing Opinions and Conclusions From Multiple Sources
    • Legal Memo Essentials
    • Sample Memo Review
  • Addressing Common Legal Writing Problem Areas: Grammar, Citations, Organization
    • Top English and Legal Writing Grammar, Punctuation and Capitalization Errors
    • Proofreading: Commonly Overlooked Mistakes
    • Organization and Citation Issues
    • Addressing Substantive Mistakes
  • Effectively Organizing the Results of Your Investigation
    • Creating Case Investigation Notebooks
    • Organizing Evidence and Files (Small vs. Intensive Investigations)
    • Preparing Chronologies, Summaries and Reports
  • Paralegal Ethics
    • Finding Undisclosed Conflicts of Interest
    • Avoiding UPL
    • Preserving Confidentiality
    • Legal Ethics of Billing

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At NBI, we believe that enhancing professional knowledge through continuing education empowers our customers to better serve their community. With over 35 years of experience, we understand the needs of legal professionals seeking continuing education and we are dedicated to...


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