Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegals

Author: Emily Lynch Morissette
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454887171
Release Date: 2017-02-01
Genre: Law

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.

Tort Law for Paralegals Third Edition

Author: Neal R. Bevans
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 9780735578739
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

Students whose instructors useTort Law for Paralegals, Third Edition, will come away from their Torts course with a true understanding of Tortsandwhat it is like to practice in the real world. The easy-to-read and engaging style of experienced author Neal Bevans utilizes numerous examples and illustrations to provide an in-depth discussion of tort law, combined with a solid foundation in the practicalities of daily legal work.Key features that make this text a resounding success include:broad coverage of all the key topics in tort lawthat paralegals need to know coverage ofpractical skillsthat include working in a law firm, assessing cases for settlement value, investigating claims, billing hours, and evaluating insurance policiesemphasis on ethical issueswith a separate section on ethics at the end of each chapterone hypothetical casethat runs through all the chapters, providing continuity to the material and a vehicle for illustrating various points in a coherent frameworkforms and court documents relevant to the hypothetical caseincluded in the appendixa robust Instructor’s Manualthat includes a test bank, lesson plans, suggested syllabi, web resources, and additional assignments a CD with ancillaries, including PowerPoint slidesThe well-developed, highly teachable pedagogy of this concise text includes:chapter objectivesto open each chapter“Issue at a Glance”boxes in each chapter that summarize important legal conceptsmarginal definitionsnumerousfigures, tables, and diagramscase excerptsthat discuss legal theory and practical applications“Skills You Need in the Real World”sections in each chapter that highlight particular paralegal skills, ranging from locating expert witnesses to creating a trial notebook to billing time in a file“Life of a Paralegal”sections that profile paralegals working in the field references towebsitesthat assist students in gathering more informationadditional forms and court documentsat the end of each chapterKey Terms, Review Questions, andApplying What You Have LearnedexercisesRefinements to the Third Edition include:web resourcesandcase excerptsalong with other developments in the law, that have been updated throughout the bookassignmentsandexercisesthat have been revised to reflect the author’s experience teaching from the book

Torts and Personal Injury Law

Author: Cathy Okrent
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133691853
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Law

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.

Torts Personal Injury Litigation

Author: William Statsky
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781401879624
Release Date: 2010-08-26
Genre: Law

TORTS: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION, 5TH EDITION, will provide your students with a comprehensive guide to the law of torts. This fifth edition extends the discussion of paralegal roles within tort litigation and examines the ethics of attorney solicitation. A comprehensive checklist, which includes definitions, defenses, relationships, paralegal roles and research references, is provided for each tort presented. This checklist will provide your students with an overview of information and serves as an on-the-job refresher. Over forty pertinent case studies are included, allowing your students to examine important court opinions. Among the controversial issues discussed in these court opinions are AIDS, the Oklahoma bombing, computer torts, assistance to the homeless, billion dollar verdicts and settlements, biomedical research and the alleged tort committed by President Clinton that became part of his historic impeachment and Senate trial. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Torts and Personal Injury Law

Author: William R. Buckley
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0766847616
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Law

Most of the cases in Torts and Personal Injury Law have been decided since 2000, making this the most up-to-date text available on this area of law. The text features the most memorable cases and examples to make the content thought provoking and of great interest to the student. In particular, it addresses computer tort cases which are timely and generally attract students’ attention.

Torts and Personal Injury Law for the Paralegal

Author: Richard Jeffries
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0132919842
Release Date: 2013-02-19
Genre: Law

Written by a trial lawyer who has had 37 years of practical experience in torts and personal injury law and moving beyond traditional torts textbooks, Tort and Personal Injury Law for the Paralegal covers the topics that help win and lose cases. In addition to the traditional black letter law of torts, the book offers unique chapters on medical and insurance issues–preparing paralegals for the real tasks they are likely to face in today's workplace. This revolutionary book is filled with authentic legal, medical and insurance documents that allow students to learn how documents are constructed and where to find critical information. End-of-chapter assignments and instructor materials simulate a supervising attorney's work requests and help students build skills and create samples for prospective employers.

Essentials of Torts

Author: William P. Statsky
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133715672
Release Date: 2011-05-24
Genre: Law

Ideal for instructors in need of a concise text, ESSENTIALS OF TORTS, Third Edition is a practical and relevant guide for the paralegal as well as for anyone preparing for a career in the field of law. Well-written, logical, and full of interesting and diverse pedagogical material, this text focuses on paralegal roles in tort litigation while providing students with a comprehensive overview of the law of torts. This condensed version of Statsky's TORTS: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION, Fifth Edition, ESSENTIALS OF TORTS has been thoroughly updated to include topics that are relevant for today's students including the Internet, terrorism, 9/11, and tort liability. Chapter objectives, margin definitions, review questions, and numerous exhibits are included in each chapter and serve to reinforce chapter concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Torts and Personal Injury Law Loose Leaf Version

Author: Cathy Okrent
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337413933
Release Date: 2016-05-23
Genre: Law

Master the tort law prinicples you'll need to assist in personal injury matters as a paralegal! Taking a case approach, this accessible overview of tort law includes more than 75 annotated cases that illustrate hot button issues and give you an opportunity to apply chapter concepts to the types of cases you will encounter on the job. Hypothetical scenarios in every chapter demonstrate how abstract tort law pertains to real life accidents and injuries. Built-in learning aids include problems, projects, a running glossary of key legal terms, outlines, chapter summaries, and review questions to help you learn the material. Each chapter starts with a vignette titled "The Biggest Mistakes Paralegals Make and How to Avoid Them" illustrating a dilemma, an ethical lapse, or another unfortunate experience that actually happened.

Introduction to Law for Paralegals

Author: Neal R. Bevans
Publisher: Aspen Pub
ISBN: 0735545944
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Law

Now there is an introductory text for paralegals that covers the theory as well as the practical aspects of everyday legal practice. INTRODUCTION TO LAW FOR PARALEGALS presents a succinct and revealing examination of what paralegals do in legal practice and how they do it. Instructors will appreciate the skillful presentation of this exciting new text : the first half of the book captures student attention by addressing practical applications, such as legal research, trials, and appellate issues; the second half explores substantive legal issues ranging from personal injury and contracts to intellectual property the clear, engaging writing highlights the positive aspects of the legal profession and communicates the authors enthusiasm for the legal field the text emphasizes practical skill acquisition in conjunction with substantive legal issues excellent end-of-chapter activities, such as chapter summaries, review questions, discussion questions, web references, ethics discussions, suggestions for further reading, sample documents, and personality quizzes that help students determine which area of the law is most appropriate for them, that hold student interest shorter length and appropriate level of material make the text ideal for Associates level paralegal courses strong ancillary package includes an Instructors Manual with sample syllabi for courses of different lengths; additional questions and practice exercises, and suggestions for designing online courses; a comprehensive test bank (also available on CD); and PowerPoint slides INTRODUCTION TO LAW FOR PARALEGALS is uniquely reader-friendly: the author defines key terms and phrases on the spot inset boxes explore important concepts special chapter features such as Skills You Need in the Real World and Issues at a Glance encapsulate important topics numerous examples, figures, tables, and hypotheticals reinforce understanding and appeal to different student learning styles

The Litigation Paralegal A Systems Approach

Author: James W. H. McCord
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285701042
Release Date: 2007-03-08
Genre: Law

The Litigation Paralegal: A Systems Approach, fifth edition provides students and faculty with a learning resource written specifically for them. It is a resource combining the theories and principles of law with practical paralegal skills, paralegal ethics, numerous forms, checklists, practice tips, online resources, and a focus on the goals and needs of the paralegal profession, all in the context of the law office. This text also provides instructors with the flexibility to utilize the step-by-step law office litigation system, which stresses student organizational skills and quality control techniques, or any other approach of the instructor's choosing. This new edition addresses electronic discovery and filing and the associated ethical and practical responsibilities of the lawyer and the paralegal. New revisions to the Federal Rules of Evidence and Civil and Appellate Procedure are examined, as are the practice requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. New/revised forms have been added to reflect current practice. Web sites, assignments, key terms, and study questions have been updated throughout the text as well. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Verteidigung

Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641110307
Release Date: 2013-03-18
Genre: Fiction

"Überzeugend und mit bissigem Witz. Das ist Unterhaltung auf höchstem Niveau." The Sunday Times Als Harvard-Absolvent David Zinc Partner bei einer der angesehensten Großkanzleien Chicagos wird, scheint seiner Karriere nichts mehr im Weg zu stehen. Doch der Job erweist sich als die Hölle. Fünf Jahre später zieht David die Reißleine und kündigt. Stattdessen heuert er bei Finley & Figg an, einer auf Verkehrsunfälle spezialisierten Vorstadt-Kanzlei, deren chaotische Partner zunächst nicht wissen, was sie mit ihm anfangen sollen. Bis die Kanzlei ihren ersten großen Fall an Land zieht. Der Prozess könnte Millionen einspielen – die Feuertaufe für David. Als Anwalt bei Rogan Rothberg, einer der renommiertesten Kanzleien im Großraum Chicagos, hat man ausgesorgt. Jeder Jurist würde seine rechte Hand für diesen Job geben. David Zinc ist seit fünf Jahren dabei. Fünf harte Jahre, in denen er sechs Tage die Woche von morgens sieben bis abends zehn arbeitet. Dann schmeißt er hin und bewirbt sich bei Finley & Figg, einem windigen Zweimannbetrieb, der seine Fixkosten mit Verkehrsunfällen und ähnlichen Kleinstdelikten deckt. Doch was Davids neuen Arbeitgebern an Prestige fehlt, machen sie an Einfallsreichtum wett. Kaum ein Winkelzug, den sie nicht geschickt für sich verwenden, kaum ein Paragraph, den sie nicht auszuschlachten wüssten. David kommt aus dem Staunen nicht heraus, bis Wally Figg einen Fall aufspürt, der die große Wende für die kleine Kanzlei bedeuten könnte: die Klage gegen einen Pharmakonzern, der ein Medikament trotz möglicherweise tödlicher Nebenwirkungen nicht vom Markt nehmen will. Die Partner versprechen ihren Klienten das große Geld, und auch David lässt sich von der Begeisterung anstecken, bis er erkennt, dass Finley & Figg jede Kompetenz für einen Prozess dieser Größenordnung fehlt.

California Family Law for Paralegals

Author: Marshall W. Waller
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 9780735570979
Release Date: 2008-12-12
Genre: Law

California Family Law for Paralegals is the only textbook for paralegals that focuses specifically on California family law. In its fifth edition, this straightforward textbook continues to provide California paralegal students with a practical framework for examining the full range of family law issues under California law. Among the characteristics that make this text the perfect choice for teaching California family law: A practical, straightforward approach designed to teach the basics to paralegal students. A focus on the California Family Code, integrating statutory law and judicial interpretation into a cohesive general discussion of family law and its various aspects. Examples of all the key Judicial Council forms used in the practice of family law in California Unlike other California-specific books, this book was written specifically as a teaching tool and offers a format that helps students learn, including Chapter Overviews and Summaries, Exercises, Key Terms, and a Glossary. Updated and completely current, the Fifth Edition includes: Revision of the text to reflect changes in the law, with new cases and statutes Completely updated forms Advice on how technology can make family law practice more effective Completely updated Instructor's Manual A new, streamlined organization with shorter, more teachable chapters The only text of its kind, California Family Law for Paralegals offers comprehensive coverage--in a readily accessible format--of all the key topics and developments in this ever evolving area of the law. *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]

All about torts

Author: Constantinos E. Scaros
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: STANFORD:36105062233692
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Business & Economics

Providing a sound introduction to law and the American legal system, this well-written and easy-to-follow guide to understanding torts shows readers the critical role this branch of law plays and how it affects people from all walks of life. Begins with an introduction to laws, followed by an introduction to torts, then offer full chapter coverage on torts to the person, property, and reputation; malpractice; torts to other civil rights; defenses, remedies and damages involving the torts learned; and careers in torts for attorneys and paralegals. Discusses general—not state-specific—tort laws, and shows that the basic concepts of tort law are rooted in a particular set of ideas which do not change with each new legislative session. Integrates many examples throughout to clarify material, add perspective, and deepen understanding. For legal assistants, court reporters, personal injury lawyers, entertainment lawyers, or anyone who wants a fundamental understanding of torts.

Personal Injury Paralegal

Author: Burgess C. Eldridge
Publisher:
ISBN: 0938065327
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Accident law

Guides the paralegal through the intricacies of tort law as it applies to the plaintiff, beginning with the initial client interview and ending with settlement and/or trial. Includes checklists, forms, sample letters and pleadings.