American Jurisprudence, 2d (Am. Jur. 2d)

Am. Jur. 2d national legal encyclopedia by Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company is published by Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company (now owned by Thomson), and is part of its Total Client Service The presentation of legal papers. Library.

 

American Jurisprudence, 2d Am. Jur. 2d ... national legal encyclopedia by Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company is a national legal encyclopedia.  Legal encyclopedias provide at least a little information ...1) obtained facts. 2) a document that alleges that a defendant has committed a crime, as opposed to an indictment by a grand jury about almost every area of law the rules, standards, and enforceable expectations of society . The encyclopedias have two basic goals:

 

To educate the researcher about a topic.

To lead the researcher to primary authority the power to take some action; also, that which is relied upon in making a legal argument .

 

Am. Jur. 2d national legal encyclopedia by Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company educates the researcher by commenting upon an area of law the rules, standards, and enforceable expectations of society .  Within the commentary are footnote reference numbers.  These references lead the researcher to the cases and statutes provided in the footnotes at the bottom of the page, thus guiding him or her to primary authority the power to take some action; also, that which is relied upon in making a legal argument .

 

Am. Jur. 2d national legal encyclopedia by Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company discusses the law the rules, standards, and enforceable expectations of society and may be quoted, but it is not the law the rules, standards, and enforceable expectations of society .  Therefore, Am. Jur. 2d national legal encyclopedia by Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company is secondary authority the power to take some action; also, that which is relied upon in making a legal argument .

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The Index

Begin your Am. Jur. 2d national legal encyclopedia by Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company research in the General Index.

 

The Am. Jur. 2d national legal encyclopedia by Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company General Index is an excellent index. The General Index can usually be found at the end of the main volumes.  It is a multi-volume, soft bound index. Since legal encyclopedias are arranged topically, the index will lead us not to a volume and page number, but to a topic and section number. (For instance, Depo § 273 in the General Index would tell the researcher to find the main Am.  Jur.  2d volume covering the topic of Depositions oral questions that must be answered under oath. Depositions usually take place out of court, often in an attorney’s office with a court reporter transcribing the testimony. Attorneys from both sides must be present; both have the opportunity to ask questions. Depositions can be for the purpose of questioning the opposing party or for questioning witnesses. Videotaped and audiotaped depositions are sometimes taken. , and to turn within that topic to section 273.) If the researcher doesn’t understand what a specific abbreviation stands for, she or he should look at the beginning of a main volume of Am. Jur. 2d national legal encyclopedia by Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company .  Many law the rules, standards, and enforceable expectations of society books, including Am. Jur. 2d national legal encyclopedia by Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company , have abbreviation tables.

 

After looking up his or her topic in the General Index, the researcher should observe whether there is a smaller, single volume General Index Update.  This is how the General Index is supplemented, since soft bound volumes usually don’t have pocket parts.

 

The Main Volumes

 

The General Index leads the researcher to the main volumes of Am. Jur. 2d national legal encyclopedia by Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company .

 

After obtaining a topic and section number from the General Index, the researcher must find the main volume covering the topic. Then the specific section number is found.   After the section number, Am.  Jur.  2d will provide a boldfaced, short statement of the subject matter for that section number, followed used as precedence by the discussion of the subject matter. When reading the discussion, if any passage is relevant a fact that tends to make the existence of another allegation more or less probable , the researcher should refer to the footnote which corresponds with the raised number (footnote reference) in the discussion.

 

The Volume, or Title, Index is many times more detailed than the General Index. This makes it tempting for the researcher to begin his or her research in the Volume Index. The danger is that this index only covers the specific area and volume being researched and will (generally) only lead the researcher to material within that specific volume.  (Note that this index only provides section numbers, not topics, since this index is only for this volume.) Therefore, if there was potentially critical authority the power to take some action; also, that which is relied upon in making a legal argument under a different topic, the researcher might never find it by using the Volume Index alone.  With these precautions in mind, the researcher should use the Volume Index regularly, as a supplement a manner in which publishers update materials; examples include pocket parts and cumulative supplements to the General Index. It is a very effective research tool.

 

The Supplements

 

Supplements update the material within the hardbound volume.

 

Remember, the purpose of Am. Jur. 2d national legal encyclopedia by Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company is to lead the researcher to primary authority the power to take some action; also, that which is relied upon in making a legal argument , such as a case a legal dispute. Case sometimes means the matter on which an attorney or paralegal are working for the client, as in “our client’s case is going to trial next week.” The word may also refer to an opinion, which is a written decision of the court, such as Roe v. Wade or statute. However, before locating the primary authority the power to take some action; also, that which is relied upon in making a legal argument Am. Jur. 2d national legal encyclopedia by Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company has cited, we must make sure that the material researched is up to date. Am. Jur. 2d national legal encyclopedia by Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company provides supplements to its main volumes primarily in the form of pocket parts. The researcher should research the same Topic and Section number in the pocket part a supplement in the back of a volume that alters or adds to material contained in the hardbound volume. When information from previous pocket parts is combined with new information, the pocket part may be referred to as a cumulative supplement. See cumulative and supplement that had been researched in the main volume. Therefore, if Witnesses §§ 52, 67, and  127 were researched in the main volume, Witnesses §§ 52, 67, and 127 should also be researched in the pocket part a supplement in the back of a volume that alters or adds to material contained in the hardbound volume. When information from previous pocket parts is combined with new information, the pocket part may be referred to as a cumulative supplement. See cumulative and supplement . The researcher should also be aware that if a pocket part a supplement in the back of a volume that alters or adds to material contained in the hardbound volume. When information from previous pocket parts is combined with new information, the pocket part may be referred to as a cumulative supplement. See cumulative and supplement becomes too thick, the publisher may update volumes by using a separate soft bound supplement a manner in which publishers update materials; examples include pocket parts and cumulative supplements .

 

New Topic Service

 

Am. Jur. 2d’s New Topic Service provides information on the most recent areas of law the rules, standards, and enforceable expectations of society .

What happens if, after publishing, printing, and sending out a new set of encyclopedias, Am. Jur. 2d national legal encyclopedia by Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company decides a new area of law the rules, standards, and enforceable expectations of society deserves its own topic? For instance, when the AIDS virus first became a matter of legal concern, cases and discussions regarding AIDS were placed into various topics, such as Physician and Surgeon, Diseases, etc. At some point, the legal ramifications (of the AIDS health crisis) might be broad enough to deserve a separate topic. The publisher can’t magically insert new topics into previously printed volumes, so there must be a way for Am. Jur. 2d national legal encyclopedia by Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company to provide the researcher with this material.

The New Topic Service provides this information . It may be found in two forms:

 

 

Whichever form it is found in, the New Topic Service is usually kept at the end of the main volumes near the index.

 

 


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