Corporate: Corporate Attorney's Practice Guide (natural language or Boolean: “corporation /3 C /10 filing”)
Taxation: Federal Tax Practice and Procedure (natural language or Boolean: “filing forms /10 corporation /3 C or S”)
Taxation: Keatinge and Conaway on Choice of Business Entity
Using Specialized Databases (taxation RIA)
How to avoid double taxation for corporation S?
Go to Pegasus
Choose RIA checkpoint
Type double taxation corporation S
Choose among answers
The Legal Research Process
Two-prong research process
Research plan (Secondary Sources –outlined above)
Research log (do not simply rely on the W/L/B research history; create your own log)
Sample Log * *see “Managing a Research Assignment” by M. Whisner. Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research & Writing (Fall 2000). ?? 7/15 memo re compensation for em. dom. taking of a leasehold Jane Hansen 7/7 7/7 research 7/6 7/7 Fein med mal case — find Pa. statute of lim; copy w/ annotations David Marks 7/6 7/9 research 7/6-7, write 7/8 7/10 Ferguson case — prepare memo on prescriptive easement Q . Anne McDonald 7/2 Done When will I work on it? Due Project Supervisor Date Assigned
Plan Your Time
If you use a handheld or PDA for your to-do lists and calendar, see JurisPDA, http://www.nyls.edu/pages/520.asp, a site with PDA tips for law students and lawyers.
Ferguson memo must be done!
observe deposition w/ Jack
draft Ferguson memo
more research at lib.?
lunch w/ Liz M.
Give David Pa. S/L info
meet w/ Pete H.
go to lib. to research
Fri.7/10 Thur.7/9 Wed.7/8 Tues. 7/7 Mon. 7/6
Start a Research Log (Journal)
When you finalized your research plan
Start recording the entire process of your research
Every search term
Every search strategy
See annotations Use topic & key#s to find 1º sources Conflict of Laws; Choice of law contracts NY Jur 2d Search Strategy Search Terms Resource
Before You Leave for the Summer
Talk with a librarian
Try to do some background reading
Review selected print sources
If practicing out of state, look at a source like:
Searching the Law: The States by F. Doyle (3 rd fl. ref. KF1.D69 2003)
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