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Book preface paralegals are increasingly called upon to perform substantive legal analysis and legal writing tasksthese tasks range from drafting interoffice legal memoranda that summarize the research and analysis of issues involved in a client’s case to preparing drafts of appellate court briefs. 1 professional skills instruction introduction to legal drafting by david e pierce director, business and transactional law center washburn university school of law. William h putman describes irac as a structured approach to problem-solvingthe irac format, when followed in the preparation of a legal memorandum, helps ensure the clear communication of the complex subject matter of legal issue analysis (legal research, analysis and writing, 2010.
Legal writing and analysis, 3rd edition by linda h edwards (aspen, 2011) a process-driven book that starts with the lawyer’s role, moves on to reading and analyzing the law, then finally to writing outlines, memos, letters, and briefs. Legal research, analysis, and writing chapter 8 legal citation 267 i introduction a in general the discussions in chapter 3 through chapter 7 address how to fi nd primary and second-ary authority this chapter discusses how to present authority once you fi nd it whenever. Objectives when you complete this chapter you should be able to discuss the role of a research associate explain the difference between a primary and a secondary source of law. Law school examples of legal writing further information here are three examples of introduction paragraphs they have been re-written several times to illustrate the difference between excellent, good and poor answers for a close reading of the examples, click the images below.
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