Colorado Legal Research is the first book focused exclusively on how to research Colorado law. Colorado Legal Research:
- examines resources and research methods for all types of Colorado primary law, secondary law, and practice materials;
- includes chapters on researching Colorado statutory law, regulatory law, case law, court rules, and even local government law;
- discusses how to do historical statutory and regulatory research and how to uncover Colorado legislative history;
- covers resources and methods in both print and online formats, with visuals included to assist the researcher; and
- can be used as either a guide for the individual researching the law or as a classroom text.
This book goes beyond resources and methods to present an overall framework through which to carry out legal research assignments. The framework provides suggestions on how to analyze and conceptualize legal research problems, and offers pointers on how to understand legal research concepts and publishing techniques so to identify and navigate the underlying legal research system. This information will make Colorado Legal Research useful for attorneys, librarians, paralegals, and others researching the law in Colorado or jurisdiction.
This book is part of the Legal Research Series, edited by Suzanne E. Rowe, Director of Legal Research and Writing, University of Oregon School of Law.
"The book is especially useful as a reference for attorneys who do not regularly conduct formal legal research in their practice, or who may be unfamiliar with a particular research topic related to Colorado law… The book would also be of service to law students and paralegals in their work. Author Robert Linz…has put together a thorough and concise reference book. His writing style is straightforward and easy to understand, and the text is nicely augmented with flowcharts and tables." — The Colorado Lawyer, March 2011, Vol. 40, No. 3