Cornell University Law Library created this very comprehensive legal research guide, including how to find specific laws or cases, how to use secondary sources, how to find articles in legal periodicals, etc.
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The federal rules of practice and procedure govern litigation in the federal courts. This site provides access to the federal rules and forms in effect, information on the rulemaking process (including proposed and pending rules amendments), and historical and archival records.
This publication was developed by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts to provide an introduction to the federal judicial system, its organization and administration, and its relationship to the legislative and executive branches of the government.
ince its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.
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Legal Research Made Easy by Suzan HerskowitzNationwide, civil litigation has increased by 17 percent since 1994. Sphinx books help your customers understand the legal process and their rights under the law.Includes: -- Legal resources on the internet -- Computer databases like Westlaw and Lexis-Nexis -- Explanations of legal research terminology
Publication Date: 2005
Legal Research Methods in a Modern World: A Coursebook by J. Paul Lomio; Henrik Spang-Hanssen; George D. WilsonLawyers engaged in European/US transborder transactions need to know how to find, understand, and compare applicable foreign and international laws. Breaking the oceanic divide, this book is the first legal research guide to consider internationalization and globalization in both the new law school curriculums and the changing practice of law. The book is a significant expansion and revision of the second edition of Legal Research Methods in the US and Europe. With the inclusion of material on China, Russia, and England - and on researching foreign law in general - the book now reflects a broader scope. Regarding US legal research, this edition explains the impacts and effects of major changes and developments that have occurred very recently, including the introduction of Bloomberg Law, WestlawNext, and the revolutionary Law.gov movement.
Publication Date: 2011
Sources of American Law: An Introduction to Legal Research by Beau Steenken, Tina Brooks"At its most basic definition the practice of law comprises conducting research to find relevant rules of law and then applying those rules to the specific set of circumstances faced by a client. However, in American law, the legal rules to be applied derive from myriad sources, complicating the process and making legal research different from other sorts of research."
Publication Date: 2016
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Electronic Legal Research: An Integrated Approach by Stephanie DelaneyElectronic Legal Research provides a unique, integrated approach to legal research. The book teaches students that there is basically one way to conduct research. Through the use of Boolean search strategies, students learn to research any electronic database. The book explores and expands on research strategies by reviewing common legal areas, including statutes, regulations, caselaw, and more. The provided exercises in each chapter challenge the student's thinking, while providing useful hints aid memorization. Supplemental materials include a teacher's guide that contains useful information for the instructor.
Call Number: KF242.A1 D45 2002
Publication Date: 2001
The Employer's Legal Handbook by Fred S. SteingoldThe plain-English resource every employer, manager and HR professional needs. New laws affect every aspect of being an employer -- from interviewing and hiring, to handling employee benefits to firing. The most complete guide to your legal rights and responsibilities, The Employer's Legal Handbook shows you how to comply with the most recent workplace laws and regulations, run a safe and fair workplace and avoid lawsuits. Learn everything you need to know about: Hiring: Understand the legal guidelines for hiring employees, writing job descriptions, conducting interviews and investigating applicants. Smart personnel practices: What to include in employee personnel files, employee handbooks, performance reviews and references for former employees. Wages & hours: Comply with federal and state overtime and minimum wage requirements. Employee benefits: Learn the ins and outs of wage and hour laws, retirement plans and health insurance. Workplace health and safety: Comply with OSHA requirements, and implement policies on smoking, drugs and alcohol abuse. Discrimination: Prevent sexual harassment and discrimination based on age, race, pregnancy, sexual orientation and national origin. Termination and layoffs: Avoid wrongful termination cases, conduct a final meeting and protect your business information when employees leave. Laws affecting small business practices: Everything you need to know about the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, health and safety issues, employee testing and more. The 8th edition updates the book's easy-to-use legal charts to provide your state's current employment laws. It also covers the latest developments, such as the Supreme Court's new definition of "retaliation," and why the number of claims against employers are going up.
Call Number: KF3455 .S737 2009
Publication Date: 2009
Impeccable Research: A Concise Guide to Mastering Legal Research Skills by Mark OsbeckUnlike conventional legal research books that just teach students how to find and use the various sources of law, this book stresses a systematic, practice-oriented approach to acquiring legal-research skills. It presents a simple yet highly effective research strategy that prepares students to efficiently solve the types of complex legal-research problems they can expect to encounter in the workplace. The book includes a section of tips on how to avoid common research pitfalls, as well as a Trouble-Shooting Guide to help students overcome the occasional obstacles that may crop up in their research projects. For these reasons, the book makes an ideal stand-alone text for the first-year legal-research class, as well as an excellent supplementary text for advanced legal-research classes.