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The Process of Legal Research. What is Legal Research?. Part of Problem-solving Finding the law in order to solve a legal problem for a client. Legal Research Process. Gathering Facts Identifying Issues Finding the Law Applying Relevant Facts and Relevant Laws Reporting Findings

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what is legal research
What is Legal Research?
  • Part of Problem-solving
    • Finding the law in order to solve a legal problem for a client
legal research process
Legal Research Process
  • Gathering Facts
  • Identifying Issues
    • Finding the Law
  • Applying Relevant Facts and Relevant Laws
  • Reporting Findings
  • Using Findings
step one gather facts
STEP ONE:GATHER FACTS
  • Through your lawyer
  • Through client interview
  • Through investigation
    • Witnesses
    • Reports (e.g., police, insurance, medical)
    • Physical evidence
step two identifying issues
STEP TWO:IDENTIFYING ISSUES
  • What is the legal Issue?
  • Finding the law relating to the issue
    • Primary Law (the law)
    • Secondary Sources of Law (explanation of the law)
step three application facts law
STEP THREE:APPLICATION: FACTS & LAW
  • Once you have found that facts and the law, you need to apply legal analysis
    • The interweaving of the law and the facts
    • If you are missing facts,
      • you can go back to the gathering of the facts to get more facts; or
      • The facts don’t exist
step four reporting your findings
STEP FOUR:REPORTING YOUR FINDINGS
  • Once you have completed your legal analysis, you need to report for findings to your lawyer
  • This will be done either though:
    • An oral report; or
    • A written memo of law
step five using the findings
STEP FIVE:USING THE FINDINGS
  • Letter to the client
  • Action on behalf of the client. Examples:
    • Letter to person who harmed client (e.g., cease and desist letter)
    • Commencement of civil action or pleading
    • Contract
    • Patent or trademark application
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