Author: Linda J. Silberman,Allan R. Stein,Tobias Barrington Wolff
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Using the Socratic method, Civil Procedure: Theory and Practice, Fifth Edition helps students develop strategic, critical thinking with introductory text, examples, and hypotheticals that equip them for the challenges of practice. Sophisticated, yet straightforward, the text strikes an important balance by providing clear exposition while requiring work to achieve deeper insights. An opening chapter gives an overview of the entire process, using real pleadings and discovery materials in the landmark N.Y. Times v. Sullivan case. The innovative “Anatomy of a Litigation” case study chapter systematically leads students from pleadings to verdict, using leading cases to deepen the connection between the classroom and the courtroom. Civil Procedure: Theory and Practice covers the full range of topics, including in-depth treatment of personal and subject-matter jurisdiction, joinder, preclusion, and alternative dispute resolution.
This highly efficient casebook offers materials that are thorough and yet brief enough that the subject can be covered in a three- or four- credit course. Each chapter covers an article of the Federal Rules of Evidence. Within the chapters and sections, the materials follow the sequence of the Rules. The Fourth Edition is an update of this popular, concise casebook. It includes the important 2006 decision of the Supreme Court in Davis v. Washington, plus all important recent decisions. These materials are meant to be self-sufficient when accompanied by a current copy of the Rules, and, where appropriate, the rules of a state.
A concise and comprehensive edition of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and related supplementary statutes for quick reference. Updated through January 1, 2017. Perfect for your briefcase or desk and a great format for the attorney or law school student who simply needs to refer to the rules. Contents: Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Title I. Scope of rules; form of action Title II. Commencing an action; service of process, pleadings, motions, and orders Title III. Pleadings and motions Title IV. Parties Title V. Disclosures and discovery Title VI. Trials Title VII. Judgment Title VIII. Provisional and final remedies Title IX. Special proceedings Title X. District courts and clerks: conducting business; issuing orders Title XI. General provisions Title XII. Appendix of forms (abrogated) Title XIII. Supplemental Rules for Admiralty or Maritime Claims and Asset Forfeiture Actions Statutory Supplement 28 USC Chapter 85--District Courts; Jurisdiction 28 USC Chapter 87--District Courts; Venue 28 USC Chapter 91--District Courts; Removal of Cases from State Courts
Master the hands-on skills you'll need to succeed in a modern law office with INTRODUCTION TO PARALEGALISM, 8e. Ten critical skills are covered in the book: identifying legal issues, breaking rules into elements,applying rules to facts interviewing clients, investigating facts, digesting discovery documents, providing litigation assistance, researching the law, drafting documents, and representing clients at administrative agencies where authorized by law.Packed with real-life insights and real-world examples,the text helps you understand the ethical guidelines that lawyers and paralegals must follow and covers the efforts underway to regulate the profession in legislatures, courts, bar associations, and paralegal associations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
With a consistent emphasis on precision and good organization, this text teaches students how to draft memoranda, opinion letters, pleadings, briefs, and other legal documents, as well as communications skills including client counseling, negotiating, and presenting oral arguments. Features: An expanded chapter on trial briefs, including pretrial motion briefs A new chapter on communicating by email A new chapter on time management A new chapter on mediation and related documents.
A Concise Comparison of the Federal Rules With the California Code
Author: Miguel A. Mendez
This is the only rules pamphlet that concisely and systematically compares the similarities and differences between the Federal Rules of Evidence and California Evidence Code. Each chapter corresponds to an article of the FRE. Each section contains the applicable Rules and corresponding Evidence Code Sections, as well as a concise commentary comparing the two. This edition includes the restyled FRE and the Evidence Code, including their respective Notes and Comments, as well as the deleted Rules and a table indicating where the Rules and Evidence Code Sections are cited in the commentary.
This edition is an affordable, all-purpose resource designed to support any classroom text. It provides all new rules and amendments and up-to-date versions of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, Rules of Procedure of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, habeas corpus rules, Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States, Federal Rules of Evidence, the U.S. Constitution, and proposed rule amendments. Pending rule amendments are presented through interlineation, permitting users to see the pending amendments as a markup to the text of the current rules.
Author: John T. Cross,Leslie W. Abramson,Ellen E. Deason
Publisher: West Academic
This book, which focuses on cases decided in the last decade, differs from similar casebooks in several ways - most notably its extensive use of problems and exercises. Each section includes an Introductory Problem to encourage students to think about the issues, and a review of problems at the end. This approach helps students become comfortable in applying the rules they have learned, and gives them the incentive to look closely at the language of the positive law itself. Exercises throughout encourage students to use their research skills to discover how state procedural standards compare with the federal rules and statutes.
Apply important legal concepts and skills you need to succeed Get educated, land a job, and start making money now! Want a new career as a paralegal but don't know where to start? Relax! Paralegal Career For Dummies is the practical, hands-on guide to all the basics -- from getting certified to landing a job and getting ahead. Inside, you'll find all the tools you need to succeed, including a CD packed with sample memos, forms, letters, and more! Discover how to * Secure your ideal paralegal position * Pick the right area of the law for you * Prepare documents for litigation * Conduct legal research * Manage a typical law office Sample resumes, letters, forms, legal documents, and links to online legal resources. Please see the CD-ROM appendix for details and complete system requirements.
Stephen N. Subrin,Martha L. Minow,Mark S. Brodin,Thomas O. Main,Alexandra D. Lahav
Author: Stephen N. Subrin,Martha L. Minow,Mark S. Brodin,Thomas O. Main,Alexandra D. Lahav
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Written by respected scholars and experienced educators, this book showcases rules and doctrine of civil procedure at work in actual practice of law. The procedural and nonprocedural aspects of the cases are thought-provoking, to hold students’ interest. Each chapter contains a well-written introduction, cases, and clear explanations of the doctrine, supported by comments and questions which deepen students’ understanding and clarify key concepts. This book also includes more than forty well-crafted problems the can be used in or out of class to to help students solidify their understanding of the materials. In-class exercises and simulations based on two sample case files are integrated throughout. Pleadings, memoranda, transcripts, exhibits, motions, and more – all taken from real cases – appear in the Appendix. Features: All cases and notes have been updated so that the book is current through the early part of 2016 Authors have added several practice exercises to the text that give students more experiential learning opportunities Two sample case files with transcripts, memoranda, exhibits, motions integrated throughout book Emphasis on lawyering skills and values and social responsibility Distinguished authorship by experienced educator-scholars
A handy pocket version of the Federal Rules of Evidence (5" x 8"), as amended through January 1, 2017. A Perfect quick reference for your desk or briefcase, for both attorneys and law school students. Contents: Article 1; General Provisions Article 2; Judicial Notice Article 3; Presumptions in Civil Cases Article 4; Relevance and its Limits Article 5; Privileges Article 6; Witnesses Article 7; Opinions and Expert Testimony Article 8; Hearsay Article 9; Authentication and Identification Article 10; Contents of Writings, Recordings, and Photographs Article 11; Miscellaneous Rules
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.
Author: Ronald Jay Allen,Eleanor Swift,David S. Schwartz,Michael S. Pardo
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
An Analytical Approach to Evidence: Text, Problems, and Cases, Sixth Edition is a problem-based Evidence casebook that presents the Federal Rules of Evidence in context, illuminates the rulesand’ underlying theories and perspectives, and provides a fully updated and systematic account of the law. The material is presented primarily through straightforward explanatory text. Lively discussion and interesting problems (rather than numerous appellate case excerpts) engage students in understanding the principles, policies, and debates that surround evidence law. Hallmark features of An Analytical Approach to Evidence: Text, Problems, and Cases: An opening transcript from an actual criminal law case illustrates how evidence is admitted and excluded in practiceand—Chapter Two on the trial process can be taught with the transcript or separately A wide range of real-world problems exposes students to the depth and complexity of the Rules of Evidence Every chapter addresses basic rules interpretation, essential policy, and connects theory to practice Teacherand’s Manual includes sample syllabi for both 4- and 3-credit courses, transition guide for each chapter, teaching guidance, and answers to all the problems in the book Thoroughly updated, the Sixth Edition presents: New co-author Alex Stein (Cardozo), who has published widely in areas of evidence, economic analysis of law, and general legal theory, and brings a wealth of expertise to the sixth edition Discussion of fundamental moral questions Discussion of allocation of authority between judges and juries Rulesand’ effects on both primary (non-litigation) and litigation behavior Additional pedagogical elements, format redesign, and simplifying notes/questions to increase appeal to students (without sacrificing intellectual sophistication) New assessment problems with answers allow students to test themselves and prepare for exams
Provides a guide to legal citation information inthe United States. Compiled from the Columbia LawReview, 105th edition, c2005; Harvard Law Review,118th edition, c2005; Univ. of Pennsylvania LawReview, 153rd edition, c2005; and the Yale LawJournal, 114th edition, c2005. New edition offersthe Bluepages for beginning law students.
Stephen A. Saltzburg,Michael M. Martin,Daniel J. Capra
Civil Procedure is written by one of the leading voices on Procedure, Stephen Yeazell, who for this Ninth Edition is joined by his colleague Joanna Schwartz. Yeazell and Schwartz employ a pedagogical style that offers flexible organization at a manageable length. The book gives students a working knowledge of the procedural system and introduces the techniques of statutory analysis. The cases selected are factually interesting and do not involve substantive matters beyond the experience of first-year students. The problems following the cases present real-life issues. Finally, the book incorporates a number of dissenting opinions to dispel the notion that most procedural disputes present clear-cut issues.
Marilyn J. Berger,John B. Mitchell,Ronald H. Clark
Author: Marilyn J. Berger,John B. Mitchell,Ronald H. Clark
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Pretrial Advocay: Planning, Analysis, and Strategy, Fifth Edition provides an excellent conceptual and practical foundation for pretrial litigation for both teachers and students. Pretrial Advocay covers both criminal and civil pretrial practice, with a focus on federal and state litigation. Professional responsibilty and civility are emphasized through the text. Checklists of skills, techniques, and ethics, which appear in each chapter, as well as 79 assignments, designed for student role-play performances, allow for greater student comprehension. Features New complete password-protected website (aspenadvocacybooks.com) containing: Streaming videos 79 assignments for role-play skills performances, such as drafting pleadings and taking and defending a deposition Drafting demand letters and mediation briefs with a step-by-step explanation of how to draft effective demand letters and mediation bries with examples Pleadings Chapter newly revised and enhanced Up-to-date Rules changes are incorporated