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Legal research in law firms

by Terry C. M. Hutchinson

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Published by W.S. Hein in Buffalo, N.Y .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Australia.
    • Subjects:
    • Legal research -- Australia.,
    • Law firms -- Australia.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (leaves 121-125).

      Statementby Terry C.M. Hutchinson.
      SeriesLegal research guides ;, v. 19
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKU47 .H88 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 173 leaves :
      Number of Pages173
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1092821M
      ISBN 100899418945
      LC Control Number94017176
      OCLC/WorldCa30543771

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