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LSC-North Harris Library Guides for Paralegal Studies
Topical encyclopedia covering all fields of American law. It collects, examines, and summarizes the broad principles of American law and provides leads to supporting cases, related annotations, forms, proofs, and trial techniques.
Texas Jurisprudence 3d
Call Number: Legal Reference, KFT1265 .T49
Texas legal encyclopedia. Provides a comprehensive A-to-Z statement of Texas law. Includes an analytical treatment of all law established in Texas and federal courts, as well as by acts of the legislature.
Black's Law Dictionary
by Bryan A. Garner; Henry Campbell Black
Call Number: Legal Reference, KF156 .B53
Publication Date: 2014
Legal Dictionary, provides definitions for legal terms, abbreviations and acronyms
Paralegal Ethics Handbook
by Ellen Lockwood
Call Number: Legal Reference, KF320.L4 P39 2017
Publication Date: 2017
A resource for all paralegals that addresses ethical considerations for 17 practice areas, as well as considerations for in-house, corporate, freelance, administrative, governmental, and regulatory law paralegals.
Texas Legal Research
by Spencer L. Simons
Call Number: Legal Reference KFT1275 .S56 2009
Publication Date: 2009
A practical, process-oriented guide to the skills and resources necessary to research Texas law. A concise handbook on how to find and use Texas legal materials.
Legal Research Explained, 2nd ed
by Deborah E. Bouchoux
Law students, law professors, and lawyers frequently refer to the process of "thinking like a lawyer," but attempts to analyze in any systematic way what is meant by that phrase are rare. In his classic book, Kenneth J. Vandevelde defines this elusive phrase and identifies the techniques involved in thinking like a lawyer. Unlike most legal writings, which are plagued by difficult, virtually incomprehensible language, this book is accessible and clearly written and will help students, professionals, and general readers gain important insight into this well-developed and valuable way of thinking.Updated for a new generation of lawyers, the second edition features a new chapter on contemporary perspectives on legal reasoning. A useful new appendix serves as a survival guide for current and prospective law students and describes how to apply the techniques in the book to excel in law school.
This database allows you to search for the meaning of abbreviations for English language legal publications, from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States, including those covering international and comparative law.