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Basic Wills Trusts and Estates for Paralegals

Basic Wills  Trusts  and Estates for Paralegals Author Jeffrey A. Helewitz
ISBN-10 9781454843337
Release 2015-01-28
Pages 514
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This quick, simple, and straightforward introduction to all of the basics of wills, trusts, and estates law was specifically designed for paralegal students. Continuing examples describing four different families provide an accessible structure and helpful point of reference for students learning the intricacies of estate planning.



Basic Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals

Basic Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals Author Jeffrey A. Helewitz
ISBN-10 9781454861300
Release 2015-01-28
Pages 288
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With trademark insight and clarity, author Jeffrey A. Helewitz presents a vivid picture of the role of the paralegal in complex real estate transactions. Always timely and accessible, the Fifth Edition of Basic Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals puts a firm grasp of both theory and practice well within a student s reach. A thorough yet manageable introduction to Real Estate and Property Law, featuring: Broad coverage that includes estates in land and future interests, titles, land use, conveyancing,closing procedures, condos, co-ops, commercial property, and landlord-tenant law Helpful examples that illustrate the role of the paralegal in practice Key terms, Practical Tips, Ethical Points, and Chapter Summaries A final chapter on personal property that introduces students to the essential concepts of tangible and intangible property Edited cases in each chapter that give students practice reading and analyzing case decisions Sample legal forms in each chapter that expose students to legal documents on a variety of topics Extensive practice and review features, such as end-of-chapter review points, exercises, activities, and situational analyses Updated throughout, the Fifth Edition provides: The latest developments on the law surrounding same-sex marriages New cases Updated forms Additional case analyses in every chapter



Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals

Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals Author Therese A. Cannon
ISBN-10 9781454873372
Release 2017-09-12
Pages 592
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With complete coverage of the ethical principles that inform the role of the paralegal, Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals, Eighth Edition is ideal for use as either a primary course book, or a supplementary text. An authoritative presentation combined with clear and readable pedagogy enriches all levels of inquiry into the ethics of legal practice. Key Benefits: Comprehensive coverage of the professional responsibilities of paralegals, illuminated with chapter overviews, key terms, and a student-friendly organization. Discussion questions with hypotheticals and review questions in each chapter. Landmark cases, many involving paralegals, that demonstrate how the principles and rules of ethics are applied. Updated ethics opinions, with a focus on technology and social media, supported by new hypotheticals. Expanded coverage of how technology is affecting various aspects of ethics and practice, including confidentiality and privilege, competence, conflicts of interest and advertising. Many new cases including: State Bar v. Lang (unauthorized practice of law), Committee v. JPMorgan Chase (competence), Lola v. Skadden (professionalism), Pension Committee v. Banc of America Securities (advocacy), and McDermott v. Superior Court (confidentiality).



Wills Trusts and Estates

Wills  Trusts  and Estates Author Ilene S. Cooper
ISBN-10 0735587701
Release 2010-08
Pages 434
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Wills, Trusts, and Estates: Essential Tools for the New York Paralegal, Second Edition is a realistic and practical text that offers an in-depth introduction to the responsibilities of the paralegal at each state of administration, estate planning, and litigation. The content is drawn from the author's extensive experience and is dappled with realistic examples to offer a complete understanding of the New York practice, leaving students well prepared to apply the knowledge that they have acquired. These exciting features make this text a favorite: - full length text focusing specifically on New York practice, eliminating the need for outside supplements - complete coverage - students learn everything they need to handle an actual estate from beginning to end, including basic terminology; intestate administration; probate proceedings, litigation; jurisdiction and venue; fiduciary duties and responsibilities, trusts, and tax considerations - includes state-specific rules, forms, and reference sources - in-depth instruction in paralegal tasks and skills at each state of administration, estate planning, and litigation with the final chapter including paralegal resources such as software, books, websites, and other tools - separate chapter on Ethics - case synopses and chapter pedagogy help students understand, practice, and retain material - text features charts and diagrams, key terms, ethical points, topic sidebars, highlighted examples, and review exercises - author's extensive practice experience enhances the presentation of the book Changes to the Second Edition include: - updated case law - discussion of new statutes



Family Law for Paralegals

Family Law for Paralegals Author J. Shoshanna Ehrlich
ISBN-10 9781454873396
Release 2016-09-16
Pages 744
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Family Law for Paralegals, 7E is a comprehensive text for family law, offering complete coverage of the basics of family law, combined with historical context and insight into topics of current interest. This thoughtful and carefully written textbook offers the nuts-and-bolts of the law, framed in historical context and include exposure to some of the most dynamic issues in family law today. The text’s comprehensive coverage includes basic coverage of the issues of marriage and divorce, as well as cutting-edge issues such as non-marital families, child abuse and neglect, child support and custody, and same-sex marriage. Features: Detailed treatment of Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges striking down bans on marriages between same-sex partners on federal constitutional grounds Added discussion about emerging recognition of domestic violence as a human rights violation Discussion of expanded protections under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 for both Native American women who are abused by non-Native perpetrators and same-sex victims of abuse Expanded section on interstate child support cases, with new material on international support actions under a recent Hague Convention Expanded section on post-majority child support focused on enlarging parental obligations to correspond to the new reality of today’s young adults An added section about some of the continuing ambiguities/complexities of interstate child custody cases under the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act A new section on the Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act A new section on e-mediation A new section on the Indian Child Welfare Act that is intended to reverse historical disregard for tribal relations of Native Peoples



Business Organizations for Paralegals

Business Organizations for Paralegals Author Deborah E. Bouchoux
ISBN-10 9781454861409
Release 2015-07-28
Pages 744
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Comprehensive overview of business organizations for paralegals, presented in a student-friendly format. Coverage of all the various types of business organizations, providing a basic and thorough understanding without overwhelming students. Features: In-depth coverage of business entities, including in-depth information on limited liability companies, as well as cutting edge and emerging topics in business law, such as tax inversions. Logical sequencing of material for each business entity discussed. Each business entity is discussed in a life cycle approach: from its formation, to its advantages and disadvantages, to its operation, to its dissolution, and to its tax consequences. The text begins with an introduction to the various business entities and then progresses from the simplest, the sole proprietorship, through partnerships, to the most complex, the business corporation. The newest forms of business entities, the limited liability partnership and limited liability company, are also discussed. The text concludes with other forms of corporations, such as nonprofit and professional corporations. The text combines in-depth substantive coverage of topics with practical information, including checklists. Helpful pedagogy includes web resources, key terms, practice tips, and exercises



California Family Law for Paralegals

California Family Law for Paralegals Author Marshall W. Waller
ISBN-10 9781454861317
Release 2016-01-31
Pages 704
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Focused squarely on the California Family Code, California Family Law for Paralegals integrates statutory law and judicial interpretation into a cohesive general discussion of all aspects of the state's family law. Its practical, straightforward approach is designed to teach the basics to paralegal students, and powerful pedagogy makes it stand apart from most books on California Law. Chapter Overviews and Summaries, exercises, Key Terms, and a glossary combine with examples of all the key Judicial Council forms used in the practice of family law in California. Comprehensive coverage explores all the key topics and developments in this constantly evolving area of the law. Thoroughly updated, the revised Sixth Edition reflects important changes in the law, with new cases and statutes, including status of California State Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. As a result, all forms have been completely updated. A new discussion advises how technology can make family law practice more effective. Hallmark features of California Family Law for Paralegals: Focused on the California Family Code integrates statutory law and judicial interpretation cohesive discussion of all aspects of family law Practical, straightforward approach designed to teach the basics Includes examples of all key Judicial Council forms used in California family law Powerful pedagogy surpasses most books on California law Chapter Overviews Chapter Summaries exercises Key Terms glossary Comprehensive coverage of all key topics and developments Thoroughly updated, the revised Sixth Edition: Reflects changes in the law new cases and statutes status of California State Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage Forms completely updated. New discussion of technology to make family law practice more effective



Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals

Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals Author David L. Buchbinder
ISBN-10 9780735569744
Release 2008-12
Pages 569
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Renewing a commitment to preparing students to become effective paralegals in all aspects of Bankruptcy, the Seventh Edition of this popular text offers important developments in recent bankruptcy law, expanded coverage of means testing, and enhanced pedagogy. In an illuminating overview of the Bankruptcy Code and Rules, respected author David L. Buchbinder provides step-by-step guidance through the paralegal's role at every stage of the Bankruptcy proceeding. A hit with instructors and students, Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals features: focused coverage of Bankruptcy that hones in on what students need to know to become effective paralegals in all aspects of Bankruptcy: consumer representation creditor representation assisting with the handling of a Chapter 11 case a clear overview of the Bankruptcy Code and Rules step-by-step guidance through the paralegal's role at every stage of a Bankruptcy proceeding a practical orientation to completing bankruptcy documentation and the time limits on those documents thorough pedagogy that includes: examples checklists of procedures summaries of the law discussion questions practice exercises Forms Manual on an accompanying CD-ROM detailed Instructor's Manual with Test Bank Updated to reflect developing case law interpreting the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) and other changes in Bankruptcy Law, the Seventh Edition also provides: two new chapters devoted entirely to means testing: one chapter presents a substantive discussion of means testing and the second chapter gives a tutorial Practice Pointers, a new teaching device, are integrated throughout the text Practice Exercises are now included throughout the book Timely and up-to-date, the Seventh Edition of Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals comes with a complete teaching package that will complement the pedagogy, coverage, and clarity of this highly effective text.



The Legal Research and Writing Handbook

The Legal Research and Writing Handbook Author Andrea B. Yelin
ISBN-10 9781454897712
Release 2018-02-13
Pages 640
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With clear explanations, examples, and visual aids, The Legal Research and Writing Handbook, Eighth Edition by Andrea Yelin and Hope Viner Samborn offers complete coverage of a complex subject in a student-friendly, accessible text. In this thoroughly updated new edition, the authors continue to keep pace with legal research, citation, and technology in today’s law firms. This practical text focuses on efficient research processes and techniques for both traditional and electronic sources, along with step-by-step instruction through each stage of the legal writing process, from prewriting strategies, to revising. The text is enhanced with examples and visual aids, expert writing and practice tips, hands-on exercises, ethics alerts, up-to-date web resources, and easy-to-navigate page design. Excellent exercises are provided to reinforce student learning. Key Features: Updated and expanded coverage of electronic resources reflecting how paralegals do research today Detailed discussion of how to use legal authorities in legal communications and how to synthesize them and present them to attorneys Examples, exhibits, practical tips, updated exercises, and web resources in every chapter Expanded discussion of e-mail and e-memos In-depth coverage of the IRAC method, as well as how to write legal memoranda and legal correspondence



Wills Trusts and Estates for Legal Assistants

Wills  Trusts  and Estates for Legal Assistants Author Gerry W. Beyer
ISBN-10 145485121X
Release 2015-08-15
Pages 588
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Using an effective "learn by doing" approach, Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Legal Assistants emphasizes examples and applications, and includes hundreds of real life situations with detailed explanations. Students understand what the rules of law mean and how they apply in a real world context. The complete topic coverage introduces wills and trusts, intestate succession, estate administration, nonprobate transfers, and other estate planning issues such as taxes and malpractice. A balanced, experienced author team skillfully blends theory with practice. Extensive pedagogy reinforces the text, with marginal terms and a glossary, ethical points, checklists, practice tips, and sample forms. The instructor's manual provides a summary of chapters, a model course outline, exam questions, assignment ideas, exercises, and a research guide for wills, trusts, and estates.



Basic Contract Law for Paralegals

Basic Contract Law for Paralegals Author Jeffrey A. Helewitz
ISBN-10 9781454861324
Release 2015-08-15
Pages 496
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Basic Contract Law for Paralegals became the market-leader with its quick, simple, and straightforward introduction to the basics of contract law for paralegal students. The manageable length makes this book ideal for shorter courses. Comprehensive coverage includes a chapter on drafting simple contracts. Clearly written text and lively examples help students understand the law. Well-crafted pedagogy includes chapter overviews, highlighted examples, key terms, review questions, sample clauses for analysis, edited cases, chapter summaries, and end-of-chapter exercises. Ethical problems are presented at the end of each chapter to raise awareness of professional responsibility in practice.



Basic Labor and Employment Law For Paralegals

Basic Labor and Employment Law For Paralegals Author Clyde E. Craig
ISBN-10 9781454833611
Release 2012-12-18
Pages 528
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An effective teaching and learning text, Basic Labor and Employment Law for Paralegals covers all the essential elements in depth and breadth in a rational three part structure. "Introduction to Labor and Employment Law" examines the historical development of labor and employment law in America alongside the nature of the employment relationship. "Labor-Management Relations in the Union Setting" shows how American labor law regulates labor-management relations and includes methods of selecting collective bargaining representatives, unfair labor practices by employers and unions, economic weapons in labor disputes and the formation and administration of labor contracts. "Employment Discrimination" deals with the various forms of discrimination and the methods and procedures of pursuing employment discrimination claims. To underscore concepts and ensure student understanding, each chapter features marginal definitions, fact scenarios illustrating the concepts, and questions about specific facts for the students to consider. Answers to the fact scenarios are included at the end of each chapter. Discussion questions and exercises are provided to help students apply the concepts, and engaging case excerpts give them experience with case analysis. The Second Edition has been completely updated to include new material analyzing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, a federal statute amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Additional new material discusses the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, a federal statute prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of genetic information. Fresh case references and examples appear throughout the text. Hallmark features of Basic Labor and Employment Law for Paralegals: Covers all essential elements of United States labor and employment law in depth Divided into three sections o Introduction to Labor and Employment Law historical development of labor and employment law in America nature of the employment relationship o Labor-Management Relations in the Union Setting how labor law regulates labor-management relations methods of selecting collective bargaining representatives unfair labor practices by employers and unions economic weapons in labor disputes the formation and administration of labor contracts o Employment Discrimination various forms of employment discrimination in American law methods and procedures of pursuing employment discrimination claims Chapter pedagogy o marginal definitions o fact scenarios illustrating the concepts



Bioethics and Public Health Law

Bioethics and Public Health Law Author David Orentlicher
ISBN-10 9781454819462
Release 2013-05-31
Pages 800
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Bioethics and Public Health Law is based on Part II--The Patient, the Provider, and the State, of parent book Health Care Law and Ethics, and adds additional coverage a variety of issues and topics not covered in the parent book. Integrating public health, financial and ethical issues, this casebook uses compelling case law, clear notes, compelling problems and comprehensive background information to illuminate the complex and dynamic field of bioethics and public health care law. The Third Edition includes recent cases and developments in biotech, including stem cell research and gene patents, and has been updated for HIPPA coverage, DNA research and biobanks. Discussions of confidentiality and informed consent include new legislative and judicial responses to posthumous reproduction and the challenges arising from international reproductive tourism. Features: Comprehensive yet concise, this casebook covers all aspects of bioethics and the complex relationships between patients, providers, the state, and public health institutions. Includes cases and materials on Bioethics not found in the parent book, including: Duty to treat. Wrongful reasons to reject patients. Discrimination. Informed consent and experimentation. Confidentiality. Conflicts of interest. The right to health care. Integrates public health and ethics issues from a relational perspective. Companion website provides background materials, updates of important events, additional relevant topics and links to other resources on the Internet. Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition includes: Sections on confidentiality and conflict of interest. Expanded coverage of palliative care, DNA research and biobanks. Updates for HIPPA coverage and enforcement, PrEP for persons at risk for HIV, public health measures and litigation regarding obesity and nutrition. International aspects of public health, including Millenium Goals, WHO reform, and efforts to improve global health governance. Legislative and judicial responses to posthumous reproduction, anonymity for game donors New biotech case law, including Sherley v. Sebelius and Ass'n for Molecular Pathology v. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.



The Little Book on Legal Writing

The Little Book on Legal Writing Author Alan L. Dworsky
ISBN-10 9780837705606
Release 1992-01
Pages 142
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This is an invaluable tool for students to use in conjunction with the main text. The book is geared toward the kind of writing done by first-year law students in a standard legal writing course: memorandums and briefs. The book offers the legal writer a concise, easy to understand, insider's introduction to the world of legal writing.



Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals

Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals Author Neal R. Bevans
ISBN-10 9780735569447
Release 2008-07-15
Pages 448
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Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals, Second Editionprovides a solid foundation of the basics of real estate law, including the practicalities of daily legal work. This user-friendly text covers all the key topics in real estate law that paralegals need to know, including the basic elements of real property, the different methods used to record and describe property, the methods used to transfer title, the rights associated with real estate ownership, the elements of real estate contracts, an extensive discussion of landlord/tenant law, deeds, mortgages, restrictions on land use, title insurance and title examinations, the closing process, and tax implications.Features that make this classroom-tested textbook a success include:An emphasis onpractical skillsthroughout the book. Students are given a realistic understanding of what it is like to practice in the real world. Aneasy-to-read and engaging stylethat utilizes numerous real world examples and illustrations, emphasizing the practical nature of real estate law.Effective teaching toolsthat include:chapter objectivesto open each chapter“Issue at a Glance”boxes in each chapter that summarize important legal conceptsmarginal definitionsnumerousfigures, tables, and formscase excerptsthat discuss legal theory and practical applications“Skills You Need in the Real World”sections in each chapter that highlight particular paralegal skills.Web sitesto assist students in gathering more informationKey Terms, Review Questions, and Practical Applicationsexercises at the end of every chapter. Awell-developed instructor’s manualwith a test bank, lesson plans, suggested syllabi, web resources, and additional assignments as well asPowerPoint slidesfor each chapter.The Second Edition has been thoughtfully reviewed and thoroughly updated and contains:New student workbook, included on CD with the text, provides additional opportunities for applying the law. The workbook includes student activities, online exercises, and review tools such as true/false questions, fill-in-the-blank questions, and matchingUpdated forms and examplesNew casesState-specific supplementsGive your students the advantage of a solid underpinning in all of the intricacies of real estate law with this practical, clear, and concise text.



Criminal Law

Criminal Law Author John Kaplan
ISBN-10 9781454881704
Release 2016-12-31
Pages 1115
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Criminal Law: Cases and Materials, Eighth Edition is written by a well-respected authorship team that provides comprehensive examination of criminal law under both the Model Penal Code and common law. Interspersed with thoughtful excerpts that provide social, political, and criminological background the black letter law, this casebook focuses on an interdisciplinary approach that provides a useful starting point for classroom discussion. The eighth edition has been updated to provide coverage of recent changes in the law, especially in the areas of sentencing and the Eighth Amendment, and includes notes and questions, making the book more useful for exam preparation. Features: Improvements in the Teacher’s Manual designed to make casebook accessible and useful for new professors Updated to provide coverage of recent changes in the law, especially in the areas of sentencing and the Eighth Amendment Updated notes and questions making book more useful for exam preparation



Introduction to Law for Paralegals

Introduction to Law for Paralegals Author Neal R. Bevans
ISBN-10 9781454858263
Release 2015-01-30
Pages 452
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Introduction to Law for Paralegals covers not only the theory but also the practical aspects of every day legal practice. This text prepares students for the transition from classroom to courtroom, offering balanced coverage of procedural concepts along with an introduction to specific areas of the law. Features: devotion to practical applications, such as legal research, ethics, trials, and appellate issues as well as substantive legal issues, ranging from personal injury and contracts to intellectual property clear, engaging writing style emphasis on practical skill acquisition which is discussed in conjunction with substantive legal issues reader-friendly design, with marginal definitions of key terms and phrases, inset boxes that explore various concepts, and chapter features such as "Skills You Need in the Real World" and "Issues at a Glance" that encapsulate important concepts. The text also includes numerous examples, figures, tables and hypotheticals to help students understand various legal issues and make effective use of different student learning styles excellent end-of-chapter activities, with chapter summaries, review questions, discussion questions, web references, ethics discussions,suggestions for further reading, sample documents, and "personality quizzes" that help students determine what area of the law is right for them shorter length and level of material makes this text the perfect choice for Associate's level paralegal courses New to the Second Edition: new developments and new case law more in-depth coverage of substantive law areas more coverage of computer technology in the law office