A ground-breaking resource for paralegal instructors, The Texas Paralegal has made teaching critical state-specific material easier, and more organized, than ever. The book's unique approach works by providing students with the information, documents, and resources they need to understand the basic workings of Texas law, thereby eliminating the tedious instructor task of gathering this material piecemeal. Instead, the legwork is done for you -- the vital content is compiled into a single, handy resource that presents it in a practical, logical, and useful way. Coverage includes an overview of the paralegal profession, ethics, the legal system, research, and even a comprehensive legal dictionary - all as they pertain to Texas State laws and statutes. Packed with the most relevant concepts, and packaged in a user-friendly format, students will find this an invaluable reference throughout their academic and professional careers. Instructors will find that they can spend less time preparing to teach and more time teaching. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Never before has teaching the critical state-specific material that your paralegal students need to know been easier or more organized! A truly innovative resource, The New York Paralegal contains the information, documents, and resources essential to paralegal students who will be working in New York State, thus eliminating the need for instructors to gather this material piecemeal. Instead, this book does it all for you by compiling all of this information into a single, handy resource. Coverage includes an overview of the paralegal profession, ethics, the legal system, research, and even a comprehensive legal dictionary - all as they pertain to New York State laws and statutes. With all of this vital content provided in such a user-friendly format, students will find this an invaluable reference throughout their academic and professional careers. And instructors will find that they can spend less time preparing to teach and more time teaching. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The Pennsylvania Paralegal is a career book for both paralegal students and practicing paralegals. It serves as a reference containing a great deal of information that will be essential for paralegal students and employed paralegals in the state. The information in the book, including its comprehensive legal dictionary, should make the book one that every paralegal would want to have close at hand in school and on the job. It is Internet-rich with resources that will help paralegals in many aspects of their day-to-day classes and jobs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
A helpful legal reference provides definitions, etymologies, and sample sentences for a wide variety of legal terms and phrases, along with information on such topics as living wills, inheritance, legal ethics, power of attorney, and contracts. Reprint.
LEGAL TERMINOLOGY WITH FLASHCARDS, 4th Edition enables the beginning student to quickly grasp legal terminology through clear language and engaging repetition exercises. LEGAL TERMINOLOGY WITH FLASHCARDS, 4th Edition presents the content in an accessible way, so that students from any background can feel confident in their legal discourse, whether they're writing briefs, memorandums of law, bills of particulars, or other legal documents. Beginning with the use of a dictionary/thesaurus in each chapter, the student is immersed into nineteen separate areas of the law with phonetic pronunciations, definitions, usages, and spellings that facilitate the fastest approach to writing and speaking with the appropriate legal terms. Following mastery of each term in the dictionary/thesaurus, the student uses multiple learning formats (multiple choice, matching, fill in, true/false, sentence completion, synonym selection) to use and reuse 90-110 terms per chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Updated to include new terms and to incorporate recent changes in laws and judicial interpretations, this dictionary includes over 2500 legal terms defined in clear, easy-to-understand English. Non-lawyers will appreciate this title as it cuts through the complexities of legal jargon and presents definitions and explanations that are easily understood and referenced. Also includes hundered of examples to illustrate the definitions.
The Legal Education Group is proud to announce the creation of a new series built on the tradition of excellence of the world's most widely cited and best-selling legal reference, Black's Law Dictionary. The first book in this new series, A Handbook of Basic Law Terms, includes more than 1,000 key words and phrases with accurate and clear definitions. The Handbook is an essential guide to legal literacy for students, business people, journalists, politicians-anyone who wants to be an informed citizen. The Handbook also includes the full U.S. Constitution and a list of basic law books for easy reference.
Over 1,000 Essential Terms to Understand Contracts, Wills, and the Legal System
Author: Corey Sandler,Janice Keefe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Every day, people find themselves in legal situations. Mortgages are put in place, attorneys draw up wills, and credit cards are set up all the time. However, how many people actually understood the legal contracts they were signing? There's no excuse for being ignorant of the law when it comes to a dispute with a bank, a mortgage lender, or a lawyer. This book defines 1,000 essential words from the worlds of civil law, estates, lending, and elder affairs, such as abatement, residuary beneficiary, trust deed, variable rate mortgage, right of rescission, and more. Each word will be clearly defined, and includes a pronunciation key and an example of usage. This guide ensures you will know the law in no time!
This easy-to-follow book offers a study of legal ethics and ethical dilemmas from the perspective of the paralegal. The book includes the ABA Model Rule that applies to attorneys so as to inform the paralegal how to act in accordance with these rules and better assist attorneys. The NALA and NFPA rules and guidelines focus on practical advice and information paralegals can use to comply with the pertinent rules of ethics. A discussion of business ethics prepares readers for the ethical situations they might encounter in working for a law firm, a major corporation, a government agency or other type of businesses.
Not sure about the meaning of "curtilage?" Want to find out what "pro hac vice" entails? The perfect study aid for law students and the ideal quick reference for legal professionals, this up-to-date, comprehensive 3-panel (6-page) guide provides the most commonly used legal terms--complete with fluff-free definitions--in an easy-to-read A-to-Z format. Including such need-to-know terms as, affidavit, defendant ,estoppel, juvenile, quid pro quo, res ipsa loquitur, zoning, and more, this guide proves beyond a reasonable doubt why QuickStudy is America's #1 legal reference chart!
Civil Law and Litigation for Paralegals is a comprehensive text designed specifically for paralegal civil litigation courses. Author Neal Bevans not only teaches the basics of civil litigation, but also gives students the opportunity to learn skills they will use in practice. In a balanced approach, Bevans covers all the key topics paralegals need to know in an easy-to-read and engaging style that utilizes numerous examples and illustrations but never overwhelms the student. The text provides students with an in-depth analysis of a wide variety of civil cases, beginning with laying out the basic foundation of the American legal system. It proceeds through the investigation and implementation of a civil case, and follows the case through to appeal. The text balances the theoretical underpinnings of the law with the practical examples and hands-on experience that all students need to completely understand the topic. The helpful pedagogy throughout the book and a comprehensive teaching package make class preparation as easy as possible. Features: Clear introduction to the fundamentals of civil litigation for paralegal students. Provides students with an in-depth analysis of a wide variety of civil cases, laying out the basic foundation of the American legal system, proceeding through the investigation and implementation of a civil case, and following the case through to appeal. Designed to help prepare students for the practical world of divorces, car wreck cases, and medical malpractice claims that they will see every day in civil practice. Each chapter presents students with examples of the important role that paralegals play in every stage of civil litigation, from client intake to bringing an appeal. Understandable writing style with strong pedagogy, resulting in a teachable and accessible text. Each chapter includes Practice Pointers, Search Suggestions, Tech Topics, and Legal Legwork boxes, along with case excerpts, forms, and ethics. Helpful pedagogy includes Chapter Objectives that focus learning and review, Boldfaced key terms and marginal definitions for convenient reference, Review questions at the end of each chapter, and references to web sites that facilitate legal research
Gain a solid understanding of the role of today's real estate paralegal and the intricacies of real estate law and transactions using PRACTICAL REAL ESTATE LAW, 7th edition. This comprehensive resource provides students with clear explanations to help you understand the complexities of real estate law. The book's case-based approach explains legal principles using practical applications and the most current examples. Updates throughout this edition clarify the latest rulings and industry regulations, while case summaries illustrate how legal principles operate in today's world. New case problems and assignments offer practice in reading and analyzing case material. Meaningful discussions, checklists and well-illustrated forms guide students through all areas of modern real estate practice with an emphasis on important ethical concerns. Students develop a solid understanding of transactional real estate--from real estate contracts and brokerage relationships to surveys, title insurance, taxation and real estate finance as they relate to both residential and commercial processes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Understand virtually any contract and sign on the dotted line with confidence. This is the first book to explain contract terms in language for the layperson. This indispensable A to Z guide covers: definitions of over 300 common terms found in contracts how to decipher the language of contracts which clauses are important and which aren't illegal and dangerous contract clauses to watch out for, and how to negotiate or change contracts. Contracts: The Essential Business Desk Reference will help you save money by explaining which clauses are important so that you can avoid a pricey professional review by a lawyer. Written in plain English, this book is especially useful for law students and business owners (including one-person operations and independent contractors), but still contains enough detail to have a place on nearly any lawyer's bookshelf.
Take the mumbo jumbo out of contract law and ace your contracts course. This hands-on guide give you plain-English explanations of terminology and language used in contracts, showing you how to read and analyze cases and statues with ease.
FOUNDATIONS OF LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING, Fifth Edition is the ideal resource for paralegals. The book's up-to-the-minute coverage tackles the ever-evolving areas of computer-assisted research and Cyber law, in addition to traditional legal research, analysis, and writing. Extensive research chapters address primary and secondary sources, citating, Lexis/Nexis, the Internet, and more, while writing sections center on drafting client opinion letters, pleadings, contracts, office memos, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs. Every chapter gives you practice writing opportunities, as well as traditional and computer-assisted research assignments to help develop your skills. Detailed case excerpts, samples, tips, and discussions further support the assignments, and illustrate the many perils of inadequate research and poor legal writing. Readers everywhere agree that FOUNDATIONS OF LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING, Fifth Edition delivers the concepts you need for success in the most demanding law firms and legal departments today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This latest edition has been updated with new and revised definitions to keep it current and at the forefront of essential information for those seeking a timely legal resource. It includes recent modifications in federal and state law, making it a quick-reference guide for law students, legal professionals, and interested laypersons. The author defines more than 5,000 legal terms, using nontechnical language that remains legally accurate. Terms are documented with citations and apply to civil procedure, commercial and contract law, constitutional law, criminal law, property law, and torts. This title is also available in a larger trim-size trade edition with bigger type.