Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals

Author: David L. Buchbinder
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 9780735572393
Release Date: 2008-06-11
Genre: Law

This abridged edition of David L. Buchbinder's highly successful bankruptcy text for paralegal students focuses on consumer bankruptcy. Representing primarily the debtor's point of view, this concise text offers an overview of the bankruptcy code and rules in a readable, step-by-step presentation. The abridged edition of Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals focuses on what paralegals need to know in a clear and readable style. The text is designed to let students learn and digest the basics of consumer bankruptcy without having to learn an entirely new vocabulary. provides an overview of the bankruptcy code and rules, with step-by-step guidance through the paralegal's role at every stage of the bankruptcy proceeding offers practical orientation covering not only the law but also how to complete documents and understand the timing involved includes a chapter on means testing along with a supporting tutorial features a forms manual on disk that supplements the book and includes links to source data required to comply with means testing. offers excellent teaching and learning aids: abundant examples, checklists of procedures, summaries of the law, discussion questions, and practical exercises, all focused on consumer bankruptcy includes an instructor's manual with test bank If you are looking for a concise, focused, and up-to-date text with which to teach consumer bankruptcy, the abridged edition of Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals is exactly the teaching tool you need.

Basic Contract Law for Paralegals

Author: Jeffrey A. Helewitz
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454861324
Release Date: 2015-08-15
Genre: Law

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.

Business Organizations for Paralegals

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454861409
Release Date: 2015-07-28
Genre: Law

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

Foundations of Business Organizations for Paralegals

Author: Margaret Bartschi
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0766816524
Release Date: 2000-09-01
Genre: Business & Economics

This concise and comprehensive book presents the law of business organizations in an accessible, straight-forward manner. It uses relevant examples from the day-to-day practices of business lawyers and their paralegals. This book covers the four basic business organizations: sole proprietorship, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies. It includes everything readers need to know to assist the reviewing attorney in assessing a client's most viable organizational options as well as how to prepare the necessary information and documentation. It includes all the information paralegals need to be successful in the workplace.ALSO AVAILABLE - INSTRUCTOR'S SUPPLEMENT:Instructor's Guide (ISBN# 0-7668-1653-2). Call Customer Support to Order.

Law Office Management for Paralegals

Author: Laurel A. Vietzen
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454861348
Release Date: 2015-08-28
Genre: Law

This is a comprehensive introduction to law office management, written specifically for paralegal students taking a stand-alone office management course. Unique among textbooks of its kind, it provides thorough coverage of all aspects of law office management and organization, including ethics and soft skills such as communications and critical thinking that are key to successful office management. Assignments are drawn from real-world law office management situations and supported by innovative visual aids and learning tools, such as Clio, Tabs, and PracticeMaster, which gives students hands-on practice with timekeeping systems. Features: Supported by visual aids and innovative learning devices, this book offers complete coverage of principles of management; employment and compensation; personnel structure of different types of law offices; billing and accounting methods; administrative systems; technology; and the tasks, responsibilities, and roles of lawyers and paralegals. Every chapter includes an ethics assignment. A new chapter walks students through exercises using Clio, Tabs III, and PracticeMaster software (available online to users of this text) for time-keeping, conflicts checks, entering contacts, entering dates in the docket system, trust accounting, generating a form letter, and other client-file tasks. The chapter also directs students through creation of a pdf portfolio, redacting documents, and creating bookmarks. New career profiles emphasize the importance of involvement in professional organizations, advancement in the legal field without obtaining a law degree, and that the legal profession Is populated by men and women of all ages and backgrounds.

Understanding Bankruptcy

Author: Jeff Ferriell
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9780327182863
Release Date: 2013-01-18
Genre: Law

This book provides a detailed introduction to bankruptcy and related state and federal debtor-creditor law. It is equally useful in an introductory Creditors' Rights course that emphasizes bankruptcy; a free-standing Bankruptcy course; or an advanced course in Chapter 11 Reorganization. It provides an ample explanation of the issues likely to arise in any of these courses, specifically including issues raised by the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005. It is also a useful and inexpensive single-volume guide for new and experienced bankruptcy practitioners. This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

The Legal Research and Writing Handbook

Author: Andrea B. Yelin
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454897712
Release Date: 2018-02-13
Genre: Law

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

Basic Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals

Author: Jeffrey A. Helewitz
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454861300
Release Date: 2015-01-28
Genre: Law

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

Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals

Author: Neal R. Bevans
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454861447
Release Date: 2015-11-17
Genre: Law

This is a complete introduction to Real Estate law that lays out the basic foundations of the law with real world examples, including the practicalities of daily legal work. An engaging writing style and numerous examples and illustrations cover all the key topics in real estate law. New to this edition is a completely rewritten chapter on closings that includes the new rules, consumer protection regulations, and HUD form.

Certified Paralegal Review Manual A Practical Guide to CP Exam Preparation

Author: Virginia Newman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781418031978
Release Date: 2010-09-27
Genre: Law

Like the exam itself, this comprehensive manual is known in the field for high standards of paralegal professionalism and excellence. This latest edition is an invaluable resource for those preparing to take the Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) /Certified Paralegal (CP) Examination administered by the National Association of Legal Assistants. The manual first describes the CLA/CP exam in detail so that readers are well-prepared for the essential elements of the test--including aspects of grading, retake policy, eligibility requirements, preparation for the exam, group study, and taking the examination. It then delves into specific content areas of the test including legal terminology, communications, administrative law, and bankruptcy law. This third edition thoroughly covers each section of the exam with extensive outlines, examples, facts, and charts for review. Sample tests, study tips, and overall best practices are provided to fully prepare test-takers on their way to success. 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

Author: David L. Buchbinder
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454880271
Release Date: 2017-02-24
Genre: Law

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.

Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law

Author: Lisa G. Lerman
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454897590
Release Date: 2018-01-31
Genre: Law

Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law, Concise Fourth Edition is the briefer version of Lerman and Schrag’s highly successful problem-based textbook that offers a contemporary and thoughtful approach to challenging ethical dilemmas, encouraging deep analysis and lively class discussion. Key Features: Succinct and accessible explanation of lawyer law in question and answer format Numerous problems based on actual cases, in which students must analyze the ethical and strategic issues as if they were practicing lawyers Focus on issues that students are most likely to face in their early years of practice Stimulating presentation of materials, including cartoons, tables, and photos New to the Fourth Edition: Updates of countless recent developments in lawyer law, including the amendments to Rules 1.6, 1.18 and 8.4 Up-to-date discussions of how the Internet is affecting law practice, including the use of e-mail and social media Engaging two-color design New chapter on the changing legal profession Reorganized so that the chapters match the practice MPRE questions in Lerman, Schrag, and Gupta’s Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law: Model Rules, State Variations and Practice Questions.

Negotiation

Author: Russell Korobkin
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454846109
Release Date: 2014-12-09
Genre: Law

Unlike other books that focus on the nuts-and-bolts of the negotiation process, this text’s conceptual approach draws on psychology, cutting-edge scholarship, and law to create an analytical framework with which students can learn to think about negotiation strategy before applying the framework to specific negotiation problems and contexts. Features: Restructured treatment of the psychology of persuasion Part III framed to emphasize the critical importance of the relationship between negotiators Treatment of “trust” expanded with more discussion of extensive experimental data New treatment of the how to deal with the negative emotions that result from conflict Completely new simulations added to reinforce bargaining zone analysis, persuasion techniques, coping with emotions, and principal-agent relationships in negotiation

Estates in Land and Future Interests

Author: Linda H. Edwards
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454887218
Release Date: 2017-03-12
Genre: Law

The fifth edition of Estates in Land and Future Interests combines graphics, text boxes, and pedagogical techniques especially helpful to visual learners to teach the basics of estates and future interests, a particularly confusing subset of first-year property. One central graphic — a flow chart used to identify the state of the title after a particular conveyance — links various estates to the future interests that follow them. The complete flow chart appears on the inside back cover for easy reference. The book is useful both in class and as a practice book for self-guided learning outside class, thus reducing necessary syllabus time. Its step-by-step, process approach breaks up analytical tasks into smaller pieces, reducing the degree to which students get lost in the material. The book anticipates the most common areas of student confusion and resolves them before they occur. Written in clear, simple language, with short paragraphs and chapters, Estates in Land and Future Interests features an open, attractive design enhanced by graphics to make the material easier to understand.

Fundamentals of Criminal Practice

Author: Thomas McClure
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 0735570949
Release Date: 2010-12-15
Genre: Law

Fundamentals of Criminal Practice: Law and Procedure focuses on the types of actions that are taken by the police, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and paralegals who handle criminal cases. From investigation and discovery, to trial and sentencing, this text traces every step of the way through four hypothetical criminal cases that illustrate procedure, raise discussion questions, and engage students in skill-building exercises. Realistic and practical, Fundamentals of Criminal Practice prepares paralegal students for success in a prosecutor or defense counseland’s office. This text is available in ebook format from the VitalSource Store. To download and use the ebook, you will need the free VitalSource Bookshelf software. DOWNLOAD NOW Complete and practical, Fundamentals of Criminal Practice: Law and Procedure, features: a logical three-part organization Criminal Law: The criminal justice system, principles of criminal law, and types of criminal offenses Criminal Procedure: From commission of the offense to plea bargaining and diversion Criminal Procedure: Trials and their aftermath an emphasis on the role of paralegals, lawyers, and law enforcement in criminal cases four hypothetical cases woven throughout the text that illustrate procedure, raise discussion questions, and offer opportunities for research exercises a state reckless homicide charge, involving drunk driving a drug possession case that could be prosecuted in either state or federal court two federal securities fraud cases coverage of both white collar and and“street crime, and” from both state and federal perspectives excerpts from statutes, court opinions, investigative reports, and pleadings Strong pedagogy discussion questions exercises marginal definitions references to useful websites end-of-chapter review questions assignments that mirror the tasks a paralegal would perform in a prosecutor or defense counseland’s office