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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 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.



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



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.



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.



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.



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



Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal

Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal Author Neal Bevans
ISBN-10 9781133693581
Release 2014-01-29
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.



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).



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.



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.



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



Business Law

Business Law Author Daniel V. Davidson
ISBN-10 1454838779
Release 2014
Pages 1056
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The Second Edition of BUSINESS LAW: Principles and Cases in the Legal Environment, continues to offer a readable, rigorous, and practical introduction to business law--in a format improved to enhance learning and understanding. With a thorough explanation of the legal and regulatory issues affecting businesses, Davidson and Forsythe utilize outlines, exhibits, questions, and problems to help students get the most out of each chapter. Timely cases and examples conserve the language of the court. A continuous Business Application Case threads throughout the book, providing a hypothetical business environment in which students learn to apply the law. Designed to optimize teaching and learning, BUSINESS LAW: Principles and Cases in the Legal Environment, features: Complete topical coverage in a clear and accessible presentation A continuous hypothetical business model that connects theory and practice A Classic Case and a Contemporary Case example in each chapter Rich pedagogy that includes questions, case problems, and writing assignments Visual aids and exhibits throughout the book that illustrate legal and business concepts A flexible organization that adapts to a wide range of teaching objectives and approaches Updated throughout, the Second Edition provides: The inclusion of recent Supreme Court cases and developments in the law Additional illustrations to visually convey legal concepts and relationships Learning objectives in each chapter to aid study and review



Texas Personal Injury Handbook

Texas Personal Injury Handbook Author Nick Roberts
ISBN-10 0820540757
Release 1999-01-01
Pages
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Whether you are an insurance professional or an attorney, the Texas Personal Injury Handbook is the most accessible & autoritative guide to handling personal injury claims available. This easy-to-use resource includes an in-depth treatise discussion & smale forms of pleading with comments, case examples, & sample insurance policies concerning Texas personal injury law, including premises liablity, dram shop law, bad faith & uninsured motorist claims.



The Making of the Modern Refugee

The Making of the Modern Refugee Author Peter Gatrell
ISBN-10 9780199674169
Release 2013-09-12
Pages 312
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Offers a comprehensive history of global population displacement in the twentieth century, and provides a new analytic approach to the subject by exploring its causes, consequences, and meanings