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Paralegal's Guide to Understanding Legal Citation

Make legal research more efficient and informative by utilizing next generation tools and proper legal citation.

Cases are won based on the briefing, and strong briefing requires citation to legal authority. Lawyers and paralegals need to find case law precedent, interpret precedent to select the strongest possible authorities, and then properly cite to those cases. Mistake at any of these steps may doom a motion, brief, or an entire case. This topic educates lawyers and paralegals on the importance of proper legal research, case selection, and citation, with an emphasis on how to ensure that legal briefs include the best possible presentation of case law authority.

Runtime: 94 minutes
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Agenda

Understanding Court Systems and Court Decisions

  • Trial and Appellate Courts
  • Stare Decisis
  • Published and Unpublished Decisions

Choosing the Best Authority

  • How to Find Case Law
  • Understanding Case Reporters
  • How to Evaluate the Best Case to Cite

Citation Format

  • Why Citations Format Matters
  • The Bluebook vs. Local Styles
  • How to Edit for Citation Format
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This course was last revised on August 16, 2019.

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  • NALA 1.57
     
  • This program is applicable for continuing legal assistant education credit. Please check with your accrediting board to see if this course will qualify towards your recertification requirements. Program Length: 1.57 hour(s).
     

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Emily M. Speier

Emily M. Speier

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

  • Attorney in the Los Angeles office of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  • Law clerk to the Honorable Andre Birotté, Jr., Central District of California, 2017–2018
  • Managing editor of the Pepperdine Law Review, Volume 44
  • Author of various articles discussing property and appellate matters
  • Argued before the Ninth Circuit and California Courts of Appeal
  • J.D. degree, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Pepperdine University School of Law; B.A. degree, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 310-312-4123
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Product ID: 406033
Published 2019
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