Basics of Legal Document Preparation provides essential knowledge necessary for students to determine the appropriate legal document required in any given situation. It also provides the technical skills required for students to prepare each document. The book is divided into three sections with the first consisting of goals, forms, instruments, pleading and general American jurisprudence. The second section focuses on instruments such as contracts, real estate transactions, wills, and trusts. And the third section is comprised of legal pleadings for many specific areas of law such as bankruptcy, criminal and appellate practices, federal practice, and domestic relations.
Starting with an overview of ethics in legal practice, this book introduces learners to this fascinating and vitally important aspect of law. Readers will learn the major areas where ethical dilemmas arise, and what to expect in specialized fields such as family and criminal law. Confidentiality, conflict of interest, and unauthorized practice are among the subjects covered as readers learn how law practice is regulated and how they can bring ethical awareness to the work place! ALSO AVAILABLE INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDER Instructor's Manual, ISBN: 0-8273-5506-8 Computerized Test Bank, ISBN: 0-8273-6245-5
An integration of Ballentine's Law Dictionary-Legal Assistant Edition and Ballentine's Thesaurus for Legal Research and Writing it includes correct understanding and use of legal terms, pronunciation, synonyms, antonyms and parts of speech. Key words are presented alphabetically for easy access while "see and compare" cross references direct users to related entries.
A new book dealing with the fundamentals of legal writing and research. Each chapter focuses only on the essential skills needed for success in the paralegal field. Topics include primary law, secondary sources, computers and other technology, citation, legal analysis and more. The text first describes the tools needed to conduct legal research, then shows how they're applied. Review charts, concrete examples, paralegal practice situations, tips from practicing paralegals, and chapter review questions and problems are included.ALSO AVAILABLE INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDER Instructor's Manual, ISBN: 0-8273-6356-7 Computerized Test Bank (1996), ISBN: 0-8273-7979-X
Designed as an introduction to legal research, this text is written as a hands on guide with ample illustrations and step-by-step explanations as to the set-up and use of all major legal source materials. The focus is on the legal research process, not just components or sources of law. It is also designed for the adjunct instructor with all materials required to teach the class: teaching guidelines, homework assignments with answers, transparency masters, and test questions with answers.ALSO AVAILABLEINSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDERComputerized Test Bank, ISBN: 0-8273-7971-4 Instructorâ€™s Manual, ISBN: 0-8273-7475-5
Handling client accounts requires the legal professional to know not only proper accounting procedures, but legal ethics and the appropriate state law. This ideal text/reference covers the procedures and processes legal professionals must know to avoid the pitfalls of legal malpractice. Perfect for use by aspiring as well as working legal professionals, this practical book covers all the issues in client accounting for law offices - from accounts receivable to trust accounting and more.
This up-to-date text presents a practical approach for students in understanding the role of the paralegal in the litigation process. Civil Litigation is a comprehensive book that incorporates the use of technology in the law offices of today, and features realistic commentaries and exercises for practical application. This book is a valuable resource for anyone aspiring to a career in the paralegal profession.
The history of the constitution and the supreme court are used to lay the ground work for Constitutional Law: Governmental Powers, Structures, and Limits, which is by far the most thorough and current examination of the constitutional aspects of state and federal government published. Some of the topics discussed consist of the structure and organization of government, federalism, separation of powers, and intergovernmental immunities. Chapter questions are included to provoke a student's analytical and critical thinking skills.ALSO AVAILABLE INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDERInstructorâ€™s Manual, ISBN:0-8273-7188-8
This book explains the probate field for paralegals and describes in detail the procedures involved in informal probate of an estate from start to finish including: accounting, closing an estate, and making sales of real property. The printed Judicial Council forms are included, as well as typewritten forms needed for alternative procedures. It also describes the preparation of federal estate tax return and the completion of the main schedules, practical tips, and gift taxes. It also covers intestate estates, preparation of wills, and estate planning in general terms. The book contains separate chapters on revocable and irrevocable trusts and trust administration.ALSO AVAILABLEINSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDERInstructorâ€™s Manual, ISBN: 0-8273-7306-6