Author: Neal R. Bevans
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
Release Date: 2009
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
Author: George E. Guay (III.)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2013-01-03
Tort Law for Paralegals, Second Edition offers a unique perspective that frames torts within the context of the litigation process. Covering all major torts, it breaks each one down into its essential elements so readers learn what the plaintiff will have to prove to win the case. With this court room focus, the authors explore negligence, business torts, liabilities and intentional torts. Filled with updated cases and laws, this edition includes a new chapter on torts and relationships. Unique in perspective, it encourages students to move beyond just memorization using critical thinking questions and hypothetical scenarios that encourage application.
Author: William P. Statsky
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2001
This comprehensive 2nd edition provides a condensed version of Statsky's "Personal Injury Litigation, 4th Edition." It provides an overview of the law of torts with a focus on the paralegal role in tort litigation. In this 2nd edition, the basics of tort law are examined and additional case studies have been provided to offer insight into some of the current "hot topic" legal issues. There is a greater attention to the role of constitutional law, particularly in the areas of civil rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. These tools also serve as a helpful on-the-job refresher for anyone working in the law of torts.ALSO AVAILABLE - INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENT:Instructor's Guide (ISBN# 0-7668-1158-1).Call Customer Support to Order.
LEGAL STUDIES CAPSTONE: ASSESSING YOUR UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION provides an opportunity for students to review, enhance and demonstrate their knowledge and practical application of the law. Achievement of learning objectives is shown through development of a portfolio of student work and a successful score on a comprehensive exam. Measurable learning objectives are detailed for each unit, with discussion questions, portfolio assignments and exam questions designed to measure the attainment of each outcome. Job search, continuing education, ethical obligations and technology skills are addressed, and students organize related documentation to prepare for post-graduation endeavors. These units are followed by summaries of core substantive and procedural areas of law, providing students with a review of prior studies as well as a gap-filler for keys areas essential to success in the workplace, continuing education, or certification and employment exams. Students can evaluate their knowledge of the law through review of questions and answers provided in the comprehensive exam in Appendix A. Portfolio assignments display their ability to draft pleadings, prepare contracts, complete forms and report research results for review by a prospective employer or as reference for future assignments. The Glossary and Other Resources listed in Appendix B assist in fostering successful outcomes in both portfolio development and the assessment exam. In addition to the benefits to students, this text offers guidance to educational programs undertaking a meaningful assessment of learning outcomes. Review of student portfolios and success rates on the comprehensive substantive assessment present student data to be utilized in continuous curriculum development. The Instructor's Resources include a sample course outline, exit exam and portfolio grading rubric. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: J. Stanley Edwards
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2014-12-15
Engaging and easy-to-read, TORT LAW, Sixth Edition teaches students the academic and practical principles of tort law needed for a successful career as a paralegal. Using cases, hypothetical situations, and internet references, students build skills, apply concepts, and stay up-to-date on exciting developments in tort law. Practice Pointers and Practical Ponderables introduce students to such skills as drafting pleadings, preparing medical authorization requests, documenting damages, drafting jury instructions, and assembling trial exhibits. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegalsis a highly teachable new textbook that balances substantive and practical coverage to prepare students to work as personal injury paralegals. Emphasizing medical information specifically related to personal injury law, Emily Lynch Morissette provides consistently clear writing, examples drawn from experience, and myriad teaching devices to convey a working understanding of the role of the paralegal in personal injury cases.Providing both foundational information on torts and the skill development needed to work as a personal injury paralegal, this text features: complete coverage of the AAfPE’s Model Tort Law syllabus logically organized substantive topics that begin with an introduction to the concept of torts and move through each element of negligence, followed by medical malpractice as a type of negligence, intentional torts, and Worker’s Compensation. practice-based topics that examine how to discover medical records, tort discovery, and litigationAn Introduction to Medicinein the Appendix an emphasis on medical information specifically related to personal injury — such as how to obtain and understand medical records a wealth of clear and accessible examples fact-based exercises using real-life scenarios consistent and hard-working pedagogy, including: Chapter Objectives marginal definitions tables and figures case summaries ethics topics Chapter Summaries review questions Web links detailed Instructor's Manual that includes sample syllabi, answers to all review questions and exercises, and a Test Bank Take a look at the new Torts book for paralegals that offers complete coverage of substantive torts topics while underscoring the specific skills critical to the work of a personal injury paralegal:Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegalsby Emily Lynch Morissette.
Author: Elizabeth Angus
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2012-12-20
The Professional Paralegal Workbook is a reference that was conceived out of necessity. Many paralegal books lack certain subject matter and can be unwieldy as a general reference and exercise book for professionals and students. This book was developed to bridge those gaps. One area that is thoroughly covered is criminal, tort and contract law. The book includes chapters on these subjects that examine the essential elements of the law and include discussion points to facilitate further exploration. There are also exercises designed to be used either in discussions, as a study methods, or as review. The book functions as a launch pad for discussions and creates many opportunities for the reader to review material covered, allowing for a full understanding. The range of subject matter is attractive to most general law courses and is applicable to both the paralegal market and the undergraduate pre-law course. The concise yet thorough treatment of substantive law issues is coupled with interactive and hands-on exercises and discussions. Legal analysis, writing and research are covered in addition to the treatment of substantive law. The workbook is an interactive, portable book that professionals, students, and instructors can easily utilize in the office, classroom, or home study environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Neal R. Bevans
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
Release Date: 2006-12-01
Now in its Second Edition, TORT LAW FOR PARALEGALS offers a comprehensive introduction to tort law based on real-world examples centered on the practicalities of daily legal work. The text maintains the great features that made it so popular in its First Edition! an easy-to-read and engaging style utilizes numerous examples and illustrations, emphasizing the practical nature of tort law Broad coverage of all the key topics in tort law that paralegals need to know to succeed A focus on practical skills will leave students with a true understanding of what it is like to practice in the real world. Topics include coverage of how law firms function, assessing cases for settlement value, investigating claims, billing hours, and evaluating insurance policies A hypothetical case runs through all of the chapters, providing continuity in the material throughout the text, and a vehicle for illustrating various points in a coherent framework Well-developed pedagogy includes various features, resources and case excerpts to guide students through the learning process. Key examples include: Issue at a Glance boxes that summarize important legal concepts; case excerpts that discuss legal theory and practical applications; iquest;Skills You Need in the Real Worldiquest; sections that emphasize practical paralegal skills; and Life of a Paralegal sections that highlight the work of an actual paralegal Ethical issues are highlighted in a separate section at the end of each chapter an ancillary Instructors Manual includes a test bank, lesson plans, suggested syllabi, Web resources, and additional assignments. A CD-ROM, including PowerPoint slides, Is also available This timely revision also integrates NEW & updated material: Information has been updated to reflect the most recent in Web resources, case excerpts, and developments in the law Assignments and exercises have been revised to capture the authors experience gained while teaching from the First Edition of the text A shorter length and a carefully considered balance of materials make the text a prime and desirable source from which to teach
Author: Linda Edwards
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2011-06-22
Engaging and easy-to-read, TORT LAW, Fifth Edition teaches students the academic and practical principles of tort law needed for a successful career as a paralegal. Through completely updated cases and internet references, students are encouraged to build skills, apply concepts, and stay up-to-date on exciting developments in tort law. The chapters contain valuable Practice Pointers that introduce students to such skills as drafting pleadings, preparing medical authorization requests, documenting damages, writing FOIA letters, and assembling trial exhibits. Through hypothetical situations and pedagogy that requires students to apply and integrate the concepts presented, the authors ensure that students acquire the specific skills needed to function as a paralegal in the rapidly growing field of tort law. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Tort law is a subject of primary importance in the study and practice of the common law in Caribbean jurisdictions. This work is now well established as the leading text on tort law in the region, and the fourth edition incorporates developments in law and legal thinking, including recent case law concerning negligence, defamation and vicarious liability. The chapters on employer's liability and damages have been extensively revised in order to highlight recent trends, while throughout the book extracts of key cases have been more thoroughly integrated into the text in order to help students grasp the salient points. Although conceived primarily as a text for the LLB degree courses in Caribbean universities, Commonwealth Caribbean Tort Law is also essential reading for students preparing for the CAPE Law examinations and the various paralegal courses in the region. Legal practitioners will find the book useful as a work of ready reference, and it will also be of interest to those business executives, industrialists, insurance agents and journalists who require some knowledge of this most important area of the law. Gilbert Kodilinye is Professor of Property Law at the University of the West Indies.
Torts and Personal Injury, fourth edition, is a comprehensive overview of torts, including defenses, from general tort law to negligence and special tort actions in 13 chapters. This completely updated edition is student friendly with easy-to-use pedagogy like a running glossary of key legal terms, entertaining hypothetical scenarios, outlines, chapter summaries, and review questions. The feature The Biggest Mistakes Paralegals Make and How to Avoid Them makes this best seller also a page-turner. Over 75 cases from patient dumping to spam email fraud to obesity caused by trans fat applies the law with real-world examples to aid in retention of material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Linda L. Edwards
Publisher: Delmar Thomson Learning
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Legal assistants
This is an easy-to-read text for paralegals/legal assistants who are studying the basic elements of tort and insurance law. The author uses hypothetical situations designed to stimulate reader interest and suggest general issues to be discussed. Tort Teasers pose questions and present actual cases that challenge the reader to apply and integrate the tort law concepts presented. Practical pointers highlight procedural skills relevant to legal assistants. Case studies used represent those most likely encountered in actual practice and provide opportunities to practice reading and analyzing cases.