Kentucky Legal Research


Author: William A. Hilyerd,Kurt X. Metzmeier,David J. Ensign
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781611637076
Category: Legal research
Page: 188
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Kentucky Legal Research can be used as a textbook for teaching both first-year and advanced legal research courses, and in paralegal instruction. It is written in clear language with a process-oriented approach designed to make complex procedures accessible to readers. The first chapter discusses the research process and the rudiments of legal analysis. Following chapters discuss the state constitution, researching judicial opinions in law reporters, statutory research, finding the legislative history of statutes, and administrative law. The book concludes with chapters on court rules, updating with citators, secondary sources, and online legal research. There is an appendix that briefly discusses legal citation under Kentucky rules and customs, the Bluebook, and the ALWD manual. The second edition features revised and expanded chapters on citators and online research. The administrative law chapter has been expanded and new databases such as Bloomberg Law are now included throughout the text.

Teaching Legal Research and Providing Access to Electronic Resources


Author: Gary L. Hill,Dennis S. Sears,Lovisa Lyman
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780789013705
Category: Law
Page: 224
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The ERP Implementation cycle is characterized by complexity, uncertainty and a long timescale. It is about people and issues that affect the business - it is a multi-disciplinary effort. This book will provide you with the practical information you will need in relation to the many issues and events within the implementation cycle. After reading this book you will be fully equipped and alerted to what is involved in an ERP implementation. ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) can be described as an integrated enterprise-wide information system. As well as handling many of the transactions found within a business it has the potential for meeting many of the information requirements of busy personnel. If used in the right hands, it may provide the business with a competitive edge. Much can go wrong during the implementation since there are many issues to deal with. From the content of this book you will gain an understanding of what can go wrong - you will be prepared in advance, and will be equipped to take preventative steps to smooth the progress of implementation. This book: Covers the multidisciplinary subject of ERP implementation Looks at a range of relevant topics including ERP market-place development, vendor selection, project management, process design and post GoLive improvements Reveals a range of issues which an implementer should be alert to right at the outset before the go-ahead is given to proceed with an implementation Features material on vendor selection, project management, training, business process re-engineering (BPR) and continuous improvement

Family Law


Author: William P. Statsky
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1435440749
Category: Law
Page: 720
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FAMILY LAW, sixth edition, provides a comprehensive introduction to modern family law for the paralegal, covering substantive and procedural law with a strong practical emphasis. In addition to fundamental principles of family law and nationwide legal practices, the book includes state-specific assignments to help you identify relevant laws and regulations in your area. Legal analysis exercises help you apply substantive law principles discussed in each chapter, while sample checklists, forms, documents, cases, and exhibits provide exposure to real-world tools and processes used by working professionals. New content for the sixth edition includes updated coverage of evolving legal issues such as same-sex marriage, adoption, fertility, stem cell research, material on legal ethics, and the role of technology in law. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Writing the Legal Record

Law Reporters in Nineteenth-Century Kentucky
Author: Kurt X. Metzmeier
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813168619
Category: Law
Page: 226
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Any student of American history knows of Washington, Jefferson, and the other statesmen who penned the documents that form the legal foundations of our nation, but many other great minds contributed to the development of the young republic's judicial system -- figures such as William Littell, Ben Monroe, and John J. Marshall. These men, some of Kentucky's earliest law reporters, are the forgotten trailblazers who helped establish the foundation of the state's court system. In Writing the Legal Record: Law Reporters in Nineteenth-Century Kentucky, Kurt X. Metzmeier provides portraits of the men whose important yet understudied contributions helped create a new common law inspired by English legal traditions but fully grounded in the decisions of American judges. He profiles individuals such as James Hughes, a Revolutionary War veteran who worked as a legislator to reform confusing property laws inherited from Virginia. Also featured is George M. Bibb, a prominent U.S. senator and the secretary of the treasury under President John Tyler. To shed light on the pioneering individuals responsible for collecting and publishing the early opinions of Kentucky's highest court, Metzmeier reviews nearly a century of debate over politics, institutional change, human rights, and war. Embodied in the stories of these early reporters are the rich history of the Commonwealth, the essence of its legal system, and the origins of a legal print culture in America.

Basic Legal Research

Tools and Strategies
Author: Amy E. Sloan
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454860901
Category: Law
Page: 384
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This best-selling coursebook on legal research is known for its clear, step-by-step instruction in the basics. Using a building-block approach, Basic Legal Research: Tools and Strategies, Sixth Edition breaks material into discrete, readily comprehensible parts. Self-contained chapters on sources make the book flexible for any type of legal research course. Useful pedagogy throughout the text includes end-of-chapter checklists, clear examples, and summary charts. Helpful sample pages and examples of research sources guide students through the presentation, and an accompanying workbook provides exercises to test comprehension. Key Features of the Sixth Edition: Clear, step-by-step instruction covering the basics of legal research A building-block approach that breaks the material into discrete and comprehensible parts Self-contained chapters on research sources that make the book adaptable to any type of legal research course End-of-chapter checklists, numerous examples, and summary charts that aid in understanding, retention, and review Updated sample pages, screen shots, and references to research sources Completely revised material throughout, providing thorough instruction in the features and use of the main research platforms. Its updated coverage includes WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law.

Where the Law is

An Introduction to Advanced Legal Research
Author: Joanne D. S. Armstrong,Christopher A. Knott
Publisher: West Group
ISBN: 9780314199270
Category: Law
Page: 265
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This newly updated law school textbook and course reference is designed specifically for advanced legal research classes and for upper-level students who want to achieve a better understanding of how to use the sources of legal information that they learned about in their introductory courses. It provides in-depth guidance through the research process, advice on format selection, and detail about the tools and techniques needed to function as skilled legal researchers. Up-to-date discussion of all media is fully integrated throughout, focusing on the types of information the researcher needs, rather than on descriptions of particular information products.

Criminological Theory

Context and Consequences
Author: J. Robert Lilly,Francis T. Cullen,Richard A. Ball
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483321878
Category: Social Science
Page: 568
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Offering a rich introduction to how scholars analyze crime, Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences moves readers beyond a commonsense knowledge of crime to a deeper understanding of the importance of theory in shaping crime control policies. The Sixth Edition of the authors’ clear, accessible, and thoroughly revised text covers traditional and contemporary theory within a larger sociological and historical context. J. Robert Lilly, Francis T. Cullen, and Richard A. Ball include new sources that assess the empirical status of the major theories, as well as updated coverage of crime control policies and their connection to criminological theory.

Legal research, writing & advocacy

a sourcebook for students, lawyers, and paralegals
Author: Wesley Gilmer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 536
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This manual for law students discusses the language of legal research & the books that are encountered in the course of researching legal questions. Legal research memoranda, brief writing, oral arguments & other advocacy skills are covered in the work.

Doing legal research

a guide for social scientists and mental health professionals
Author: Roberta A. Morris,Bruce Dennis Sales,Daniel W. Shuman
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: 9780803934283
Category: Law
Page: 139
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Finding and using the appropriate legal materials can help social researchers design and execute their research more appropriately as well as assist mental health practitioners seeking answers to legal questions that their practice increasingly presents. Where can social researchers and mental health practitioners go to learn these techniques? Doing Legal Research will enable researchers and practitioners to develop a proficiency in using legal materials by describing how to use the law library to find, cite, and track cases; statutes passed by the state legislatures or Congress; legislative history of these statutes; and administrative rules, regulations, and decisions promulgated by state and federal administrative agencies (such as the Environmental Protection Agency). In addition, the book includes exercises that give readers an opportunity to go into the law library and test developing skills on genuine legal questions. After reading this book, researchers will not only have the skills that will ensure the legal relevance of their initial research question but also the ability to conduct their own evaluation of the legal materials.

Finding the Law

Legal Research for Librarians and Paralegals
Author: Bryan M. Carson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780810881051
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 281
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Aimed at librarians and library science students, this book covers such topics as the origins of legal publishing; the U.S. system of law and government; issues related to the U.S. Constitution and Treaties; activities of the legislative and executive branches; and an examination of the legal issues faced by librarians, publishers and book distributors.