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.
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.
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.
Practical Contract Law for Paralegals: An Activities-Based Approach is a comprehensive, practical introduction to environmental law written exclusively for paralegal students. The concise, well-written text focuses on a broad understanding of the sources of environmental law and offers students numerous practical exercises as well as concrete methods for researching the law. It also includes methods for conducting due diligence in real estate transactions, a real-world concern of paralegals and a topic ignored by other textbooks. The Second Edition offers thoroughly updated exercises, websites, government forms and laws, and includes a new chapter on mining law. Features of Practical Contract Law for Paralegals: An Activities-Based Approach: Accessible, practical approach to environmental law, specifically designed for the paralegal student. Comprehensive coverage includes the basics of the judicial concepts, policies, agencies and institutions that shape environmental law A brief overview of legal research and how it applies to environmental law. Intuitive organization starts with the implementation and sources of Environmental Law and moves on to specific statutes. Emphasis on conducting due diligence in real estate transactions, a real-world concern of paralegals and a topic no other book addresses. Engaging hands-on assignments, exercises and website resources teach students how to research local laws and access vital information. Strong pedagogical features reinforce the material, including crossword puzzles, key terms, review questions, and practice exercises. Features employment opportunities and ethical issues Thoroughly updated, the revised Second Edition includes: New chapter on mining law. Thoroughly updated exercises, government forms, laws, and websites.
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
Complete introduction to real estate and property law, designed with the paralegal student in mind. This straightforward, student-friendly text lays out the basic foundations of the law, accompanied by real world examples. The author provides a solid foundation the basics of real estate law, including the practicalities of daily legal work. 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. Well-structured pedagogy reinforces this readable text. Each chapter features a variety of effective learning aids, including forms, edited cases, and a wealth of exercises for mastering the material and building practical paralegal skills. The revised Fifth Edition is thoroughly updated with changes in the law. Key Features: Updated procedures and documentation for real estate closings Current forms throughout the text Recent cases that signal changes in the law Fresh coverage of technology as used in the office, such as cloud computing, Adobe Acrobat and PDFs, Speech Recognition Software, and Electronic Billing
Family Law for Paralegals, 7E is a comprehensive text for family law, offering complete coverage of the basics of family law, combined with historical context and insight into topics of current interest. This thoughtful and carefully written textbook offers the nuts-and-bolts of the law, framed in historical context and include exposure to some of the most dynamic issues in family law today. The text’s comprehensive coverage includes basic coverage of the issues of marriage and divorce, as well as cutting-edge issues such as non-marital families, child abuse and neglect, child support and custody, and same-sex marriage. Features: Detailed treatment of Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges striking down bans on marriages between same-sex partners on federal constitutional grounds Added discussion about emerging recognition of domestic violence as a human rights violation Discussion of expanded protections under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 for both Native American women who are abused by non-Native perpetrators and same-sex victims of abuse Expanded section on interstate child support cases, with new material on international support actions under a recent Hague Convention Expanded section on post-majority child support focused on enlarging parental obligations to correspond to the new reality of today’s young adults An added section about some of the continuing ambiguities/complexities of interstate child custody cases under the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act A new section on the Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act A new section on e-mediation A new section on the Indian Child Welfare Act that is intended to reverse historical disregard for tribal relations of Native Peoples
With clear explanations, examples, and visual aids, The Legal Research and Writing Handbook, Eighth Edition by Andrea Yelin and Hope Viner Samborn offers complete coverage of a complex subject in a student-friendly, accessible text. In this thoroughly updated new edition, the authors continue to keep pace with legal research, citation, and technology in today’s law firms. This practical text focuses on efficient research processes and techniques for both traditional and electronic sources, along with step-by-step instruction through each stage of the legal writing process, from prewriting strategies, to revising. The text is enhanced with examples and visual aids, expert writing and practice tips, hands-on exercises, ethics alerts, up-to-date web resources, and easy-to-navigate page design. Excellent exercises are provided to reinforce student learning. Key Features: Updated and expanded coverage of electronic resources reflecting how paralegals do research today Detailed discussion of how to use legal authorities in legal communications and how to synthesize them and present them to attorneys Examples, exhibits, practical tips, updated exercises, and web resources in every chapter Expanded discussion of e-mail and e-memos In-depth coverage of the IRAC method, as well as how to write legal memoranda and legal correspondence
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.
Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals, Abridged Edition evolved from a need to develop a nuts-and-bolts description of the bankruptcy system written in a manner that could be easily understood by nonlawyers. The primary intent has been to design this text as a basic primer for legal assistants or paralegal students to help them grasp the practical aspects of representing debtors or creditors within the bankruptcy system. To meet this challenge, the authors have explained practice and theory together in as concise a format as possible. This Abridged Edition focuses primarily upon consumer bankruptcy since the vast majority of bankruptcy cases are filed as consumer Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 cases.
With trademark insight and clarity, author Jeffrey A. Helewitz presents a vivid picture of the role of the paralegal in complex real estate transactions. Always timely and accessible, the Fifth Edition of Basic Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals puts a firm grasp of both theory and practice well within a student s reach. A thorough yet manageable introduction to Real Estate and Property Law, featuring: Broad coverage that includes estates in land and future interests, titles, land use, conveyancing,closing procedures, condos, co-ops, commercial property, and landlord-tenant law Helpful examples that illustrate the role of the paralegal in practice Key terms, Practical Tips, Ethical Points, and Chapter Summaries A final chapter on personal property that introduces students to the essential concepts of tangible and intangible property Edited cases in each chapter that give students practice reading and analyzing case decisions Sample legal forms in each chapter that expose students to legal documents on a variety of topics Extensive practice and review features, such as end-of-chapter review points, exercises, activities, and situational analyses Updated throughout, the Fifth Edition provides: The latest developments on the law surrounding same-sex marriages New cases Updated forms Additional case analyses in every chapter
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
Basic Administrative Law for Paralegals is a definitive coursebook in paralegal studies, with thorough topical coverage and an accessible, easy-to-use electronic workbook that keeps students engaged. The Fifth Edition includes a new section on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and a new discussion of the paralegal job market. Sections on the Social Security Administration and the Labor department have been updated to address United State's economic crises. The electronic workbook exercises have been updated, as have government forms, along with a current list of pertinent URLs for speedier Internet access to supplement research projects. Features: Complete, up-to-date introduction to administrative law, written exclusively for paralegal students. Accessible text with lively, timely examples. Focus on paralegal skills and careers. Final chapter on public- and private-sector career opportunities. Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of administrative agencies, rules and regulations, clients’ rights, and informal and formal proceedings. Extensive pedagogy, including chapter summaries, key terms, review questions and examples. Electronic workbook focuses on Internet access and exercises. URLs assist students in accessing online government records, including the Federal Register. Thoroughly updated, the revised Fifth Edition includes: New section on Nuclear Regulatory Commission. New discussion of the paralegal job market. Practice-ready skills at the end of each chapter. Updated government forms. Updated electronic workbook exercises.
Comprehensive, intelligent overview of all the key concepts covered in a typical introduction to law course. Divided into three parts, reflecting the topics addressed in an introductory course: Part I, Paralegals and the American Legal System; Part II, Finding and Analyzing the Law and Part III, Legal Ethics and Substantive Law. A critical thinking approach is used to introduce students to the study of law, encouraging students to interact with the materials through hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions. Key Features of the New Edition: Comprehensive coverage of key legal concepts Hypotheticals, questions, and exercises that engage students in critical thinking A logical three-part organization Student-friendly skill development for basic statutory and case analysis Ethics Alerts, marginal definitions, Internet references, and legal reasoning exercises Appendices on writing style , legal research, citation, the U.S. Constitution, and additional Net Notes New edition includes many new Discussion Questions and Legal Reasoning Exercises Chapter Objectives and short hypotheticals to start each chapter added to this edition New coverage includes: the Boston Marathon bombing case, the Affordable Care Act, and trademark issues involving the Washington Redskins , e-filing and e-discovery, discussion of same-sex marriage and custody disputes over pre-embryos, and crimes of unauthorized access of computer data and warrantless searches of cell phones
A Case Study Approach to Debtor/Creditor Relations and Bankruptcy Law
Author: Stephen P. Parsons
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Using a hands-on approach, this text bridges the difference between understanding bankruptcy concepts and applying them with confidence. Broad coverage includes bankruptcy law, debt creation, secured transactions, the law of liens, and debt collection. The Fourth Edition of The ABCs of Debt: A Case Study Approach to Debtor/Creditor Relations and Bankruptcy Law has been substantively revised to enable more efficient and focused instruction and to make it easier to cover the material in a single semester. Major new features for this edition include Highlighted Cases followed by Real-Life Application Exercises, Key Concepts that now appear at the beginning of each chapter, and Entertaining Information Box feature. Major new features for this edition include: Highlighted Cases followed by Real-Life Application Exercises Key Concepts that now appear at the beginning of each chapter Entertaining Information Box feature Substantive revision to enable more efficient and focused instruction and to make it easier to cover the material in a single semester: Pre-bankruptcy chapters streamlined with some material moved to the To Learn More feature located on the companion website for optional use by the instructor Shifted emphasis to highlight the important consumer/business bankruptcy distinction Forms for the three bankruptcy case studies comply with the important December 2015 amendments and dollar amounts for Bankruptcy Code provisions subject to the triennial dollar adjustment mandate of §104 revised as of April 1, 2016. Updates include discussion of every bankruptcy decision of the U.S. Supreme Court announced since the last edition: Bank of America, N.A., v. Caulkett; Law v. Siegel; Harris v. Viegelahn; Executive Benefits Ins. Agency v. Arkison, and Wellness International Network, Ltd., v. Sharif ; Husky Int’l Electronics, Inc. v. Ritz Numerous citations of new lower court decisions resulting from the 2005 BAPCPA amendments to the bankruptcy code
Contemporary Employment Law, Third Edition, is a straightforward approach to learning the legal essentials of managing a modern workforce, through a practical, balanced discussion of employment and labor law. Designed for a one-semester course that covers the major aspects of employment and discrimination law, the text begins by identifying the differences between employees and independent contractors. In a three-part format, the authors cover the Employment Relationship, Equal Opportunity Laws, and Employee Protections and Benefits. The text is written with the student in mind, with interesting examples, concepts summaries, modern topics and issues, and a clearly written narrative approach to the material.
Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer
Author: Anne Enquist,Laurel Currie Oates,Jeremy Francis
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Just Writing covers the basic principles of good legal writing — including style, grammar, and punctuation — and demonstrates them through numerous examples. The text provides legal writers of all experience levels with tips, techniques, and helpful advice for every step of the process: planning, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading. However, Just Writing goes further, guiding students to eloquence in concise legal prose. The text provides valuable resources for English-as-a-Second-Language students and teachers.
Concise and readable, the student-friendly text; Learning About the Law, Third Edition is designed to give students an understandable introduction to the legal system. Proven strengths include: * readable and easily understood text that introduces students to all the basic concepts of the law * designed to make concepts clear and accessible, piquing students' interest without confusing them with overwhelming vocabulary * uses helpful examples and analogies to make the law come to life * shorter book that can be used in a less comprehensive introductory course or be combined with other materials * the first half of the book discusses the American Legal System and the basics of briefing cases, legal writing, legal research, and litigation while the second half of the book introduces students to the building blocks of the law: contracts, torts, and criminal law with the final two chapters include helpful information on ethics and careers in the law * each chapter includes charts, illustrations, and photos, as well as key terms, review questions, and exercises New to the Third Edition: * critical thinking questions added at the end of each chapter. These more in-depth questions challenge students to think about what they have learned * more exercises added to Contracts and Torts chapters * new section on Alternative Dispute Resolution in Chapter 5 * section on Sources of American Law added to Chapter 1 * new Supreme Court cases added to the Court Cases appendix The book is part of a comprehensive instructional package that includes PowerPoint slides and an extensive Instructor's Manual featuring: * sample syllabi * information on teaching strategies * chapter-by-chapter resource information * answer keys for all discussion questions and Internet assignments * detailed suggestions for additional assignments * a Test Bank of exam questions available in both the Instructor's Manual and on CD-ROM Learning About the Law, Third Edition gives students a broad-brush overview of the legal system that is readable and easily understood. The book affords them a basic introduction without overwhelming them at this early stage. Through the use of Scaros' text students will develop a firm foundation of in the basics of the law. An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at http://www.aspenlawschool.com/scaros3 *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]
A comprehensive and accessible text, specifically written for paralegal students, Introduction to Law for Paralegals provides an in-depth introduction to the key concepts in the American legal system, research and analysis of legal material, as well as legal ethics and substantive law. Supported by strong pedagogy and a critical-thinking approach to edited cases, the material is engaging, well-written and highly teachable. The Fifth Edition has been updated to reflect new cases and changes in statutory law, with new reasoning exercises to challenge and engage students. Updated Internet references and Web-based exercises are also included. The rich Appendix now includes the full text of the U.S. Constitution. Features: Comprehensive, accessible overview of all key concepts covered in an introduction to law course. Highly teachable style, with detailed Instructor's Manual, Test Bank and PowerPoints. In-depth coverage written specifically for paralegal students, including: The role of the paralegal. Sources and classification of law. Structure of the court system. Overview of litigation Basics of legal analysis, research, and writing. Legal ethics and substantive law. Critical-thinking approach introduces students to the study of law. Use of edited cases to teach students how to read and analyze the law. Engaging hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions. Material presented in organized and well-written format. Strong pedagogy throughout includes: Ethic alerts. Marginal definitions. Internet references. Legal reasoning exercises. Appendices on good writing, citation form, ethical codes and Net notes. Thoroughly updated, the revised Fifth Edition includes: Streamlined presentation. New cases and changes in statutory law. New Web-based exercises. Updated Internet references throughout. New legal reasoning exercises reflecting current cases. Complete U.S. Constitution as an appendix.
"An Introduction to the American Legal System" is ideal for undergraduate students in legal studies, political science, criminal justice, pre-law, and sociology programs, paralegal programs, as well as for anyone with an interest in the historical and contemporary approaches to law in America.