The most basic step in legal research is to find the leading case governing the issues in question. This is far more difficult than it sounds in the constantly changing laws and conflicting judgements.
Senior professionals of ASL does Legal research to find answers to all possible legal questions that may arise from the plain reading of the facts or on the theory based on the litigation strategy devised by lateral thinking by checking for binding legal precedents that can be cited in a brief at trial or some other stage of proceedings.
Our legal research will help to determine whether a legal issue in question is covered by a biding precedent or is a “case of first impression” that is unregulated or lacks legal precedent.
We try to cull out information from primary law and legal theory; including legal digests treatises, journals and etc which though not legally binding, may at times help to draw convincing and persuasive inferences in the given circumstances of a case where there is no legally binding precedent or there are conflicting decisions. Then the legal research and creative analysis to the existing case law or creative argument based on first priciples matters.
Virtually every lawsuit, appeal, criminal case, and legal process in general requires extensive legal research to find binding law that is codified in statutes, regulations and case law. Failure to have conducted proper research can have devastating consequences.