Book Description: Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals offers students a lucid, well-organized introduction to legal research and writing. Designed and written specifically for paralegal students, the fifth edition of this widely acclaimed text continues to be an exemplary teaching and learning tool. Among the attributes that have contributed to the success of this text: comprehensive overview of research and writing skills, reinforced by illustrations and exercises. integration of writing strategies into each research chapter to demonstrate the link between the two processes. thorough coverage of electronic research, including a chapter on Internet research as well as fee-based services such as Lexis and Westlaw. Tips throughout the text demonstrate how to most effectively use electronic resources. descriptive charts and diagrams that help students understand complex topics. Practice Tips in each chapter offer realistic and helpful suggestions for workplace success. Internet Assignments help students learn how to navigate through cyberspace. These questions, which can be made state specific, require students to access relevant Internet sites and locate information. thorough explanations of proper citation form for both ALWD and The Bluebook and updating and validating legal authorities. samples of legal writing, such as a case brief, letters, a court brief, and a legal memorandum. in-depth Instructor s Manual that includes an overview of the text, sample syllabi, tips on teaching strategies, chapter-by-chapter resource information, answer keys for all assignments, and a test bank. Thoroughly updated to reflect changes in legal research sources and techniques, the Fifth Edition includes: updated information on legal writing. new sample pages. new discussion questions. new questions requiring readers to access pertinent Internet sites to locate information, mirroring what paralegals do in practice. ethics alerts now included in each chapter, providing a quick and concise ethics tip relating to the information in that chapter. Chapter 9 on Updating and Validating the Law is now more concise, reflecting the fact that updating is now done nearly exclusively electronically. Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals, Fifth Edition, designed to focus on issues paralegals face on the job, provides an excellent introduction to the science and art involved in legal research and writing.