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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



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 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.



California Property Law for Paralegals

California Property Law for Paralegals Author D. Patrick O'Laughlin
ISBN-10 9781454860143
Release 2015-01-30
Pages 336
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Designed to simplify material while maximizing student interest, California Property Law for Paralegals is a well-organized, clearly written, practical text. This concise yet comprehensive book will provide students the tools they need but will not overwhelm them because it is geared specifically to the needs of paralegal students. Written so that class lectures can be prepared with ease, this text features: Practical problem solving exercises and hypotheticals presented in an interesting and attention-grabbing style with an eye to engaging the reader Ethical issues discussed throughout the text that challenge the students and prepare them for practice An option for instructors to encourage students to draft assignments in IRAC form to better prepare students for the workplace and to make grading easier for instructors Chapters ending with a review of important terms, concepts, definitions, and chapter review questions. The author engages both students and instructors with four special features intended to facilitate mastering the law through practical application: Judge for a Day uses a paraphrased judicial opinion or fact pattern that does not reveal the holding of the case. Students are asked to predict the judge's ruling. These can be used to trigger classroom discussion or used in a mock trial. The Client Comes Calling presents a challenge or task that a paralegal may encounter in the course of an ordinary day in a law firm. This feature spotlights ethical considerations and also introduces students to the business side of the practice of law. Sharpening the Saw: An Exercise in Issue Spotting trains paralegals to think like legal professionals. Students are asked to read a set of facts and then to identify and effectively convey the issue in writing. This feature is presented in such a way that an instructor can determine how much emphasis to place on legal writing. Out of the Ivory Tower reminds students that clients use law firms to solve problems. This feature encourages creative thinking and a focus on the "big picture." Without a doubt, California Property Law for Paralegals is your best alternative for an easy to teach, focused, California-specific property text aimed specifically at paralegals.



Fundamentals of Family Law

Fundamentals of Family Law Author J. Shoshanna Ehrlich
ISBN-10 1454850957
Release 2015-08-17
Pages 466
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This new text is a concise version of Ehrlich s Family Law for Paralegals, which is currently in its 6th edition, developed for use in shorter paralegal courses. The Fundamentals version of Ehrlich s text seeks to provide students with the knowledge and skills they will need to be effective paralegals in a busy family law practice. Without sacrificing the intellectual integrity and depth of the topical coverage, the text is streamlined in order to emphasize the material that is essential for the transition from classroom to office. Features: Comprehensive in coverage. The book includes basic coverage of the issues of marriage and divorce, as well as current issues such as non-marital families, child abuse and neglect, and same-sex marriage. Helpful real-life examples enhance the textual discussions. Sample forms show students what they will encounter in practice. Clear pedagogy including summaries, key terms, and review and discussion questions help students better understand the material and develop their critical thinking and writing skills. Mindful of the pressures of a condensed course, historical material and discussions of cutting edge issues and theoretical debates are minimized. Includes case summaries, used only to highlight key points. The assignments at the end of the chapters are practice-focused, emphasizing key skills paralegals in family law need to know.



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.



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



Tort Law for Paralegals

Tort Law for Paralegals Author Neal R. Bevans
ISBN-10 9781454861416
Release 2015-07-28
Pages 632
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Here is broad coverage of all the key topics in tort law that paralegals need to know, written in an engaging style with plenty of examples and illustrations. With an understanding of how law firms function in the real world, students develop practical skills--assessing cases for settlement value, investigating claims, billing hours, evaluating insurance policies, and more. One hypothetical case runs through Tort Law for Paralegals, providing a coherent framework for illustrating a multitude of topics. Forms and court documents relevant to this case are included in the appendix. A well-developed pedagogy features chapter objectives; "Issue at a Glance" boxes that summarize important legal concepts; marginal definitions; a wealth of figures, tables, and diagrams; Key Terms, Review Questions, and "Applying What You Have Learned" exercises; case excerpts; and features that prepare students for their jobs such as "Skills You Need in the Real World", "Life of a Paralegal", and a list of Web sites for gathering more information. Ethical issues are highlighted, with a separate section on ethics at the end of each chapter.



Elder Law for Paralegals

Elder Law for Paralegals Author Laurel A. Vietzen
ISBN-10 0735508674
Release 2011
Pages 355
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Elder Law for Paralegals prepares students to assume a productive



Evidence for Paralegals

Evidence for Paralegals Author Marlowe
ISBN-10 9780735590137
Release 2015-08-17
Pages 368
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Clearly written textbook that helps students understand how evidentiary principles are applied in real-life situations. Text focuses on the practical applications of the Federal rules of Evidence and how the rules relate to paralegal practice. Features: Covers a full range of topics, including gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and researching. Written from a real-life perspective, showing how actual practice works in local, state, and federal court. Pedagogy in text developed for paralegal students, and includes short case summaries, readable examples, marginal definitions of terms, marginal cross-references to the Rules of Evidence, review questions, and hypotheticals. Short, concise presentation is ideal for paralegal courses. Updated with changes to the Federal Rules of Evidence. Updated with new cases. New hypotheticals and discussion questions added.



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



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



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).



Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals

Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals Author Marlene A. Maerowitz
ISBN-10 9781454887805
Release 2017-01-24
Pages 560
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Based on the widely popular text, Fundamentals of Litigation for Paralegals, Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals focuses on the rules in California, specifically, and the role of the paralegal in litigation. From the moment a client walks into the office, through trial and post-judgment (as well as settlements and alternative forms of resoluion), respected authors Maerowitz and Mauet cover the gamut of California litigation for paralegals with their signature approach.



Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegals

Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegals Author Emily Lynch Morissette
ISBN-10 9781454887171
Release 2017-02-01
Pages 480
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This text for the paralegal course emphasizes personal injury and medical information useful in litigating torts cases. The text has two in-depth chapters on litigation before and during trial. It provides paralegal students with the foundational information on torts and teaches them how to apply the skills they will need when working as personal injury paralegals. The text features teachable and comprehensive coverage, beginning with an introduction to the concept of torts and then moving into each element of negligence. The book then tackles medical malpractice as a type of negligence. Intentional torts are covered next, followed by a chapter on workers’ compensation. The book concludes with chapters on how to discover medical records, tort discovery, and litigation. An introduction to medicine is provided as an appendix. A special emphasis is given to medical information specifically related to personal injury, including a guide on how to obtain medical records and how to understand those records.



Law Office Management for Paralegals

Law Office Management for Paralegals Author Laurel A. Vietzen
ISBN-10 9781454861348
Release 2015-08-28
Pages 396
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This is a comprehensive introduction to law office management, written specifically for paralegal students taking a stand-alone office management course. Unique among textbooks of its kind, it provides thorough coverage of all aspects of law office management and organization, including ethics and soft skills such as communications and critical thinking that are key to successful office management. Assignments are drawn from real-world law office management situations and supported by innovative visual aids and learning tools, such as Clio, Tabs, and PracticeMaster, which gives students hands-on practice with timekeeping systems. Features: Supported by visual aids and innovative learning devices, this book offers complete coverage of principles of management; employment and compensation; personnel structure of different types of law offices; billing and accounting methods; administrative systems; technology; and the tasks, responsibilities, and roles of lawyers and paralegals. Every chapter includes an ethics assignment. A new chapter walks students through exercises using Clio, Tabs III, and PracticeMaster software (available online to users of this text) for time-keeping, conflicts checks, entering contacts, entering dates in the docket system, trust accounting, generating a form letter, and other client-file tasks. The chapter also directs students through creation of a pdf portfolio, redacting documents, and creating bookmarks. New career profiles emphasize the importance of involvement in professional organizations, advancement in the legal field without obtaining a law degree, and that the legal profession Is populated by men and women of all ages and backgrounds.



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.