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

Author: Neal R. Bevans
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454861416
Release Date: 2015-07-28
Genre: Law

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.

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.

Introduction to Law for Paralegals

Author: Neal R. Bevans
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454858263
Release Date: 2015-01-30
Genre: Law

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

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

Criminal Law and Procedure

Author: Daniel E. Hall
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305176744
Release Date: 2014-01-29
Genre: Law

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE, 7th edition delivers extensive coverage of every aspect of the law and details the duties a paralegal is expected to perform when working within criminal law. High-level, comprehensive coverage is combined with cutting-edge developments, foundational concepts, and emerging trends, such as terrorism, treason, and national security crimes; cyber stalking; virtual child pornography; corporate crime, racial profiling, and more. Case excerpts help you develop your case analysis skills, while a variety of built-in learning aids sharpen your problem solving and analytical skills. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Legal Research Explained

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux
Publisher: Aspen College
ISBN: 1454882336
Release Date: 2016-10-26
Genre: Law

Legal Research Explained provides a building-block approach to the fundamentals of legal research for paralegal students. The fundamentals of legal research for paralegal students. The text is divided into five separate sections, as follows: 1) conducting legal research using primary authorities; 2) conducting legal research using secondary authorities and other research aids; 3) electronic and computer resources; 4) legal citation form and validating authorities; and 5) "putting it all together," providing a final overview of the legal research process. Although based on the legal research section of author Deborah Bouchoux's highly successful Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals, the material in Legal Research Explained is modified and condensed to fit a legal research-only course. All-new research assignments in each chapter give students practice with both conventional print resources and on-line sources. Helpful charts, diagrams, and sample pages from research resources help students understand complex topics. In addition, Practice Tips in each chapter offer realistic and helpful suggestions for workplace success and Ethics notes are included throughout the book. Key Features: New research assignments New practice tips in several chapters Discussion of new titles added to the United States Code Discussion of new website GovInfo for free, official, and authenticated documents from all three branches of the government. Discussion of new sources for conducting research, such as the Law Review Commons (Chapter 6), which provides free access to thousands of law review articles. Discussion of new tools such as Lexis for Microsoft Office and Thomson Reuters's Drafting Assistant Extensively revised discussion of computer-assisted legal research in Chapter 8 New information on practical concerns in citing to the Internet in Chapter 9 Revamped discussion of citation form (Chapter 10) The information relating to Shepardizing using print volumes of Shepard's has been moved from Chapter 11 to its own back-of-the-book Appendix Information on new research management tools such as Zotero, Juris-M, and Evernote An in-depth Instructor's Manual includes an overview of the text, sample syllabi, tips on teaching strategies, chapter-by-chapter resource information, answer keys for all assignments, and a Test Bank.

North Carolina Real Estate Law

Author: Neal R. Bevans
Publisher:
ISBN: 1611635683
Release Date: 2014-11-01
Genre: Real estate business

Newly revised and updated, the third edition of North Carolina Real Estate Law contains the latest cases and statutes, as well as in-depth explanations of core concepts of real estate law as they pertain to North Carolina. This newest edition also contains new visual aids for readers and practical examples of a wide range of real estate activity, from deeds and settlements to leases, offers, and purchases.

Wills Trusts and Estates for Legal Assistants

Author: Gerry W. Beyer
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 145485121X
Release Date: 2015-08-15
Genre: Law

Using an effective "learn by doing" approach, Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Legal Assistants emphasizes examples and applications, and includes hundreds of real life situations with detailed explanations. Students understand what the rules of law mean and how they apply in a real world context. The complete topic coverage introduces wills and trusts, intestate succession, estate administration, nonprobate transfers, and other estate planning issues such as taxes and malpractice. A balanced, experienced author team skillfully blends theory with practice. Extensive pedagogy reinforces the text, with marginal terms and a glossary, ethical points, checklists, practice tips, and sample forms. The instructor's manual provides a summary of chapters, a model course outline, exam questions, assignment ideas, exercises, and a research guide for wills, trusts, and estates.

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.

Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal

Author: Neal Bevans
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133693581
Release Date: 2014-01-29
Genre: Law

Now newly updated and expanded, the Second Edition of this popular book provides a concise, realistic, hands-on guide to the fascinating and rewarding practice of criminal law. CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE FOR THE PARALEGAL offers a highly practical introduction to the field, exploring essential legal principles and their applications through a series of real-world cases, including prosecution, defense, and appellate processes. Drawing on his extensive experience as a criminal defense attorney, an assistant district attorney, and a college instructor, the author brings the world of prosecutors, defense attorneys, and paralegals to life with a uniquely engaging, reader-friendly style ideal for today’s learners. The book also addresses relevant Supreme Court decisions and their ramifications and offers insights from actual paralegals and examples from real cases. This trusted text is an ideal resource to prepare you for success in the dynamic, high-demand field of criminal law. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Trial Prep for Paralegals

Author: Michael L. Coyne
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9781632820532
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Law

Coyne and Furi-Perry have created the essential how-to guide for trial preparation. Paralegals will master every stage of litigation, from initial client interviews to pulling together the trial notebook. The book begins with overviews of the litigation process and the evidence rules. Practical skills for interviewing, handling discovery, preparing exhibits, and more are then introduced and explained with examples. Finally, the book stresses the importance of communication and working well with attorneys, clients, courts, and others.

Tort Law

Author: Linda Edwards
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781428318496
Release Date: 2008-08-05
Genre: Law

Tort Law, fourth edition balances fundamental academic principles of tort law and practical coverage of real-world skills necessary in an engaging, easy to read book. Placing an emphasis on skill building, the paralegal student is provided numerous opportunities to apply the concepts learned in the Putting It Into Practice, Tort Teasers, and Practice Pointers sections throughout the book. The Internet is featured as a key student resource in Tort Law, fourth edition and now includes relevant legal Web sites, in the Net News and Local Links sections. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Paralegal Internships

Author: Ruth-Ellen Post
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: 0766803945
Release Date: 1998-12
Genre: Business & Economics

Paralegal Internships is a practical "how-to" guide for pursuing a paralegal internship in a law office, government agency, corporate legal department, courthouse or other law-related setting. It covers all stages of the internship experience, including identifying learning objectives, finding the "right office", managing "office politics", self-monitoring and documentation and finally how to use the internship to land a permanent job. There are questionnaires, checklists, practice exercises, worksheets, report forms and anecdotal examples throughout the book.

Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals

Author: Therese A. Cannon
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454873372
Release Date: 2017-09-12
Genre: Law

With complete coverage of the ethical principles that inform the role of the paralegal, Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals, Eighth Edition is ideal for use as either a primary course book, or a supplementary text. An authoritative presentation combined with clear and readable pedagogy enriches all levels of inquiry into the ethics of legal practice. Key Benefits: Comprehensive coverage of the professional responsibilities of paralegals, illuminated with chapter overviews, key terms, and a student-friendly organization. Discussion questions with hypotheticals and review questions in each chapter. Landmark cases, many involving paralegals, that demonstrate how the principles and rules of ethics are applied. Updated ethics opinions, with a focus on technology and social media, supported by new hypotheticals. Expanded coverage of how technology is affecting various aspects of ethics and practice, including confidentiality and privilege, competence, conflicts of interest and advertising. Many new cases including: State Bar v. Lang (unauthorized practice of law), Committee v. JPMorgan Chase (competence), Lola v. Skadden (professionalism), Pension Committee v. Banc of America Securities (advocacy), and McDermott v. Superior Court (confidentiality).