Tort Law for Paralegals

Author: George E. Guay III
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 9780133368109
Release Date: 2013-05-30
Genre: Law

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. 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.

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: 9781543801255
Release Date: 2018-06-12
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.

Contract Law for Paralegals

Author: Kathleen Mercer Reed
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0135109450
Release Date: 2012-03
Genre: Law

CONTRACT LAW FOR PARALEGALS, 2/e fully prepares paralegals for all facets of contract preparation, including ethical, practical, and professional issues. Fully updated for current case law, it thoroughly covers modern e-contracts, and presents relevant new examples such as health club and cell phone contracts. It combines a strong foundation in essential principles with practical insight into the issues paralegals face in researching, drafting, and interpreting contracts. Students build skills and portfolios through many drafting exercises, including the creation of complete contracts for equipment, real estate, and business sales. They also build critical thinking skills through assignments ranging from attorney briefings to Critical Legal Thinking Cases. Students will find up-to-date career information, sidebars illuminating working paralegals' real-world experiences, and extensive reference resources, including a detailed glossary and extensive UCC excerpts.

Tort Law

Author: Hillary J. Michaud
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0132973731
Release Date: 2013-01-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Tort Law Concepts and Applications, 2e provides the most comprehensive coverage of substantive American tort law available. This edition features two chapters devoted to intentional torts, two chapters devoted to negligence, and references to the latest cases and statutes. To help students develop in-demand paralegal skills, there are extensive end-of-chapter exercises, online video cases, and an entire chapter devoted to tort practice and applications.

Basic Contract Law for Paralegals

Author: Jeffrey A. Helewitz
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781543801279
Release Date: 2018-07-12
Genre: Law

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.

Torts and Personal Injury Law

Author: Cathy Okrent
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781428320765
Release Date: 2009-05-19
Genre: Law

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.

Essentials of Torts

Author: William P. Statsky
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0766811573
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Law

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.

Family Law for Paralegals

Author: J. Shoshanna Ehrlich
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454873396
Release Date: 2016-09-16
Genre: Law

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

Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals

Author: Neal R. Bevans
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781543801262
Release Date: 2018-07-06
Genre: Law

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

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 Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals

Author: David L. Buchbinder
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 9780735569744
Release Date: 2008-12
Genre: Law

Renewing a commitment to preparing students to become effective paralegals in all aspects of Bankruptcy, the Seventh Edition of this popular text offers important developments in recent bankruptcy law, expanded coverage of means testing, and enhanced pedagogy. In an illuminating overview of the Bankruptcy Code and Rules, respected author David L. Buchbinder provides step-by-step guidance through the paralegal's role at every stage of the Bankruptcy proceeding. A hit with instructors and students, Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals features: focused coverage of Bankruptcy that hones in on what students need to know to become effective paralegals in all aspects of Bankruptcy: consumer representation creditor representation assisting with the handling of a Chapter 11 case a clear overview of the Bankruptcy Code and Rules step-by-step guidance through the paralegal's role at every stage of a Bankruptcy proceeding a practical orientation to completing bankruptcy documentation and the time limits on those documents thorough pedagogy that includes: examples checklists of procedures summaries of the law discussion questions practice exercises Forms Manual on an accompanying CD-ROM detailed Instructor's Manual with Test Bank Updated to reflect developing case law interpreting the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) and other changes in Bankruptcy Law, the Seventh Edition also provides: two new chapters devoted entirely to means testing: one chapter presents a substantive discussion of means testing and the second chapter gives a tutorial Practice Pointers, a new teaching device, are integrated throughout the text Practice Exercises are now included throughout the book Timely and up-to-date, the Seventh Edition of Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals comes with a complete teaching package that will complement the pedagogy, coverage, and clarity of this highly effective text.

Civil Litigation

Author: Thomas Goldman
Publisher:
ISBN: 0134831047
Release Date: 2018-01-11
Genre: Civil procedure

For courses in civil litigation. Multimedia introduction to civil litigation, from pre- to posttrial Civil Litigation: Process and Procedures teaches students the skills they need to pursue careers in civil litigation, from the details of the litigation process, to the work of paralegals, to pretrial preparation and posttrial procedures. Throughout the text, the authors integrate video simulations and hands-on activities, some of which lead students to create documents they can include in a professional portfolio. In addition to updated laws and procedures, the 4th edition includes a new Virtual Law Office Experience to help students prepare for the workplace.

Introduction to Paralegal Studies

Author: David G. Cooper
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 0827383398
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

An Introduction to Paralegal Studies is a concise, easy-to-read book that provides basic coverage of the topics most important for a beginning paralegal student. It is aimed primarily at mid-level courses, but is an excellent choice for an introductory course in any paralegal program. This text is unique from other introductory texts in two important ways. The first is that paralegal skills are taught in the context of a single fictional case, Smith v. Lemon Motors. Students learn the skills necessary to prepare the Smith case for trial in a step-by-step, easy to follow format. The second is in the substantive law and the legal ethics chapters where general rules and principles of law are illustrated with actual cases. These cases also provide an opportunity to develop the important skill of reading case law.ALSO AVAILABLEINSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDERInstructor’s Manual, ISBN: 0-8273-8340-1