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Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegals

Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegals Author Emily Lynch Morissette
ISBN-10 9780735569577
Release 2008-10-13
Pages 381
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Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegalsis a highly teachable new textbook that balances substantive and practical coverage to prepare students to work as personal injury paralegals. Emphasizing medical information specifically related to personal injury law, Emily Lynch Morissette provides consistently clear writing, examples drawn from experience, and myriad teaching devices to convey a working understanding of the role of the paralegal in personal injury cases.Providing both foundational information on torts and the skill development needed to work as a personal injury paralegal, this text features: complete coverage of the AAfPE’s Model Tort Law syllabus logically organized substantive topics that begin with an introduction to the concept of torts and move through each element of negligence, followed by medical malpractice as a type of negligence, intentional torts, and Worker’s Compensation. practice-based topics that examine how to discover medical records, tort discovery, and litigationAn Introduction to Medicinein the Appendix an emphasis on medical information specifically related to personal injury — such as how to obtain and understand medical records a wealth of clear and accessible examples fact-based exercises using real-life scenarios consistent and hard-working pedagogy, including: Chapter Objectives marginal definitions tables and figures case summaries ethics topics Chapter Summaries review questions Web links detailed Instructor's Manual that includes sample syllabi, answers to all review questions and exercises, and a Test Bank Take a look at the new Torts book for paralegals that offers complete coverage of substantive torts topics while underscoring the specific skills critical to the work of a personal injury paralegal:Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegalsby Emily Lynch Morissette.



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.



Torts and Personal Injury Law

Torts and Personal Injury Law Author Cathy Okrent
ISBN-10 9781133691853
Release 2014-01-01
Pages 480
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Taking a case approach, this proven book provides an accessible overview of tort law for paralegals who work on personal injury matters. Hypothetical scenarios in every chapter demonstrate how abstract tort law pertains to real life accidents and injuries. In addition, over 75 annotated cases featuring hot button issues give readers an opportunity to apply key concepts to the types of cases they will encounter on the job. Built-in learning aids include problems, projects, a running glossary of legal terms, outlines, chapter summaries, and review questions. Now fully updated throughout, the Fifth Edition includes a new chapter on negligence, new content, and new chapter-opening features titled The Biggest Mistakes Paralegals Make and How to Avoid Them. Each of these unique vignettes illustrates a dilemma, an ethical lapse, or another unfortunate experience that actually happened. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



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



Fundamentals of Criminal Practice

Fundamentals of Criminal Practice Author Thomas McClure
ISBN-10 0735570949
Release 2010-12-15
Pages 519
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Fundamentals of Criminal Practice: Law and Procedure focuses on the types of actions that are taken by the police, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and paralegals who handle criminal cases. From investigation and discovery, to trial and sentencing, this text traces every step of the way through four hypothetical criminal cases that illustrate procedure, raise discussion questions, and engage students in skill-building exercises. Realistic and practical, Fundamentals of Criminal Practice prepares paralegal students for success in a prosecutor or defense counseland’s office. This text is available in ebook format from the VitalSource Store. To download and use the ebook, you will need the free VitalSource Bookshelf software. DOWNLOAD NOW Complete and practical, Fundamentals of Criminal Practice: Law and Procedure, features: a logical three-part organization Criminal Law: The criminal justice system, principles of criminal law, and types of criminal offenses Criminal Procedure: From commission of the offense to plea bargaining and diversion Criminal Procedure: Trials and their aftermath an emphasis on the role of paralegals, lawyers, and law enforcement in criminal cases four hypothetical cases woven throughout the text that illustrate procedure, raise discussion questions, and offer opportunities for research exercises a state reckless homicide charge, involving drunk driving a drug possession case that could be prosecuted in either state or federal court two federal securities fraud cases coverage of both white collar and and“street crime, and” from both state and federal perspectives excerpts from statutes, court opinions, investigative reports, and pleadings Strong pedagogy discussion questions exercises marginal definitions references to useful websites end-of-chapter review questions assignments that mirror the tasks a paralegal would perform in a prosecutor or defense counseland’s office



California Civil Litigation

California Civil Litigation Author Susan Burnett Luten
ISBN-10 9781111806897
Release 2008-06-13
Pages 448
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California Civil Litigation, fifth edition, is designed to provide paralegal students and practicing paralegals with information, skills, and experience. It follows the litigation process chronologically from initial client questions and contracts, to ethical issues, through the pleading and discovery phases, to trial, post-trial and appeal. Each phase of litigation is explored through official forms and drafted documents and each chapter includes highlighted glossary words and definitions to enable the reader to learn the technical language of litigation. In addition to the usual probing discussion questions, each chapter includes online projects requiring the reader to locate and analyze relevant Internet material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Basic Contract Law for Paralegals

Basic Contract Law for Paralegals Author Jeffrey A. Helewitz
ISBN-10 9781543801279
Release 2018-07-12
Pages 464
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Basic Contract Law for Paralegals is a clear, comprehensive, and straightforward introduction to all of the basics of contract law, specifically designed for paralegal students. Lively examples and well-crafted pedagogy cover all key topics in a contracts course—from offer, acceptance, and consideration, to discharge of obligations, and remedies. An appendix of twelve sample contracts provides a useful ongoing reference tool for paralegals working with contracts. Features: Comprehensive coverage of all the key topics. A culminating chapter walks students through the process of drafting a simple contract. 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 Manageable length makes this book ideal for shorter courses. New cases provide up-to-date coverage of: Express and implied contracts and promissory estoppel Bilateral and unilateral contracts The mirror image rule and acceptance Consideration Implied-in-fact conditions and conditions precedent Third party beneficiaries Anticipatory repudiation and how to measure damages.



Torts Personal Injury Litigation

Torts  Personal Injury Litigation Author William Statsky
ISBN-10 9781401879624
Release 2010-08-26
Pages 768
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TORTS: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION, 5TH EDITION, will provide your students with a comprehensive guide to the law of torts. This fifth edition extends the discussion of paralegal roles within tort litigation and examines the ethics of attorney solicitation. A comprehensive checklist, which includes definitions, defenses, relationships, paralegal roles and research references, is provided for each tort presented. This checklist will provide your students with an overview of information and serves as an on-the-job refresher. Over forty pertinent case studies are included, allowing your students to examine important court opinions. Among the controversial issues discussed in these court opinions are AIDS, the Oklahoma bombing, computer torts, assistance to the homeless, billion dollar verdicts and settlements, biomedical research and the alleged tort committed by President Clinton that became part of his historic impeachment and Senate trial. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



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.



North Carolina Real Estate Law

North Carolina Real Estate Law Author Neal R. Bevans
ISBN-10 1611635683
Release 2014-11-01
Pages 292
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Newly revised and updated, the third edition of North Carolina Real Estate Law contains the latest cases and statutes, as well as in-depth explanations of core concepts of real estate law as they pertain to North Carolina. This newest edition also contains new visual aids for readers and practical examples of a wide range of real estate activity, from deeds and settlements to leases, offers, and purchases.



Internships Through Employment

Internships Through Employment Author Deborah E. Bouchoux
ISBN-10 0735562474
Release 2008
Pages 335
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Written by authors with extensive experience in placing paralegal students in successful internships and permanent jobs, Internships through Employment: The Paralegal Job Hunter's Handbook is the only text in the field to focus on internships and permanent employment. Divided into three sections -- internships, finding the right permanent job, and ensuring success in the workplace -- this concise handbook offers: practical information with a variety of samples including cover and thank-you letters, sample resumes, and sample job-hunting portfolio pages valuable advice not covered elsewhere, such as how to quit a job without burning bridges, how to interview by telephone, how to get around the "no reference" rule, how to respond to online job postings, as well as realistic advice on inappropriate workplace behaviors and ethical concerns a readable, accessible style Bouchoux and Sullivan, both with wide-ranging practical and teaching experience, have designed this outstanding text to be useful as a coursebook as well as a handbook: each chapter includes Web references, ethics tips, discussion questions, and sample assignments extensive appendices include job hunting resources, sample resumes, sample cover letters and other types of correspondence, and paralegal resources to help job hunters This book is part of a comprehensive teaching package that includes PowerPoint slides and an extensive Instructor's Manual featuring: sample syllabi Internship Timelines: What To Do When in Your Internship Program suggestions for in-class activities and projects for each chapter answers to discussion questions and Web Work questions advice on running a successful internship program numerous forms to be used in an internship program, including: Letter to Law Firm to Inquire About Internship Placement Internship Application Form Internship Contract Memo to Students Regarding Internship Policies Internship Assignment Form Internship Progress Report Evaluation Forms to be Used by Internship Supervisors Evaluation Forms to be Used by Student Interns Time Sheet/Daily Log *Instructor's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Wolter's Kluwer Law & Business at 800.529.7545 or [email protected]



Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal

Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal Author Neal R. Bevans
ISBN-10 9781133693581
Release 2014-04-16
Pages 480
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Now newly updated and expanded, the Second Edition of this popular book provides a concise, realistic, hands-on guide to the fascinating and rewarding practice of criminal law. CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE FOR THE PARALEGAL offers a highly practical introduction to the field, exploring essential legal principles and their applications through a series of real-world cases, including prosecution, defense, and appellate processes. Drawing on his extensive experience as a criminal defense attorney, an assistant district attorney, and a college instructor, the author brings the world of prosecutors, defense attorneys, and paralegals to life with a uniquely engaging, reader-friendly style ideal for today's learners. The book also addresses relevant Supreme Court decisions and their ramifications and offers insights from actual paralegals and examples from real cases. This trusted text is an ideal resource to prepare you for success in the dynamic, high-demand field of criminal law. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Tort Law

Tort Law Author Linda Edwards
ISBN-10 9781428318496
Release 2008-08-05
Pages 720
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Tort Law, fourth edition balances fundamental academic principles of tort law and practical coverage of real-world skills necessary in an engaging, easy to read book. Placing an emphasis on skill building, the paralegal student is provided numerous opportunities to apply the concepts learned in the Putting It Into Practice, Tort Teasers, and Practice Pointers sections throughout the book. The Internet is featured as a key student resource in Tort Law, fourth edition and now includes relevant legal Web sites, in the Net News and Local Links sections. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



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.



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).



Legal Research Analysis and Writing

Legal Research  Analysis  and Writing Author Joanne B. Hames
ISBN-10 9780133741407
Release 2014-09-25
Pages 640
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Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing, Fifth Edition, covers the basics of legal research, analysis, and writing, bringing together all the essential knowledge and tools students need to research and analyze a legal problem and communicate the results in diverse forms of legal memoranda. The text’s teaching and learning resources include an Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint lecture slides, and Test Bank. Teaching and Learning Experience: Offers fully integrated coverage of legal research, legal analysis and legal writing. Provides many highly realistic research and writing exercises, as well as tools designed to help students become more effective writers. Features throughout the text help students take away key legal terms, skills, and concepts.



New York Family Law for Legal Assistants

New York Family Law for Legal Assistants Author Sara P. Schechter
ISBN-10 0314206221
Release 1997
Pages 480
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Unique New York-specific family law text for paralegals. Written by a family law judge and paralegal instructor, it is up-to-date and practical. It provides coverage of substantive law with an emphasis on the paralegal's role. New York law is explained and procedure is discussed. Includes forms, practice tips, and assignments for illustration and practice.