Tort Law For Paralegals

Author: Neal R. Bevans
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 145486141X
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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.

Family Law For Paralegals

Author: J. Shoshanna Ehrlich
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454873396
Size: 41.40 MB
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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

Personal Injury And The Law Of Torts For Paralegals

Author: Emily Lynch Morissette
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454887176
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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.

Business In The Contemporary Legal Environment

Author: Daniel V. Davidson
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454873515
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Business in the Contemporary Legal Environment is a well-written, comprehensive coursebook providing complete coverage of the areas typically included in a one-semester legal environment course. This user-friendly text is written in a less formal style, avoiding "black letter law" statements whenever possible, and uses a combination of classic and contemporary cases to clearly illustrate the law. Every chapter begins with a Classic Case, a case from the past that helped to set the precedents for the material covered in the chapter. The authors then conclude each chapter with a Contemporary Case, a recent decision that shows a current application of one of the principles discussed in the chapter. In addition, helpful discussion questions and "You Decide" hypotheticals are included at the end of each chapter for further emphasis, as well as well-designed exhibits throughout the book, which help make the concepts easier to understand.

Torts

Author: Arthur Best
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9781567064872
Size: 55.52 MB
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Understanding that there are a number of approaches to be taken in studying torts, author Arthur Best puts these approaches into context - giving students a clear statement of the basic rules that most courts apply. He further explains the reasons that support the rules and presents students with a host of exercises and hypotheticals so they may gain a better understanding of how the courts deal with tort law problems.

Law And The Legal System

Author: Thomas R. Van Dervort
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business
ISBN: 9780735508705
Size: 20.64 MB
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Designed to teach the basics needed to prepare students for any role in the legal system, Law and the Legal System engages students through the use of examples and practical applications of legal principles. Whether they are interested in pursuing legal careers as lawyers or paralegals, or political science careers, or criminal justice interests, students are provided a basic understanding of the law and how to find it. Mock trial experiences are encouraged, and each chapter involves the student in exercises that review understanding of legal terms and concepts. Six cases in an appendix illustrate basic concepts, and hypothetical cases showcase the inner workings of the judicial system in both criminal and civil cases. Internet sources, key terms, case excerpts, research assignments, review exercises and discussion questions help students reinforce the key concepts in each chapter, and suggested activities engage students in discovery projects. Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition expands coverage with new chapters on Legal Research and Writing, Tort Law, Contract Law, Family Law, Employment Law, and Equal Protection Law. Careful updating of information throughout the book includes refreshed Internet references to the text. Hallmark features of An Introduction to Law and Legal Studies in the United States: Solid overview of the system of law and government Readability, accessibility Provides the basics for any role in the legal system lawyer or paralegal career political science or criminal justice work Practical applications to engage students with legal principles mock trial experiences encouraged chapter exercises review legal terms and concepts activities engage students in discovery projects Five part structure, comprehensive coverage Basic Legal Concepts Substantive Civil Law Civil Law Procedure Criminal Law Procedure Administrative Due Process Six cases illustrate major basic concepts Explains difficult legal concepts in a reader-friendly format Hypothetical cases reveal workings of judicial system in both criminal and civil cases Differentiates civil, criminal, and administrative due process Discusses history as well as contemporary state of law and current controversies Pedagogically rich Internet sources key terms case excerpts research assignments review exercises discussion questions Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition presents: New chapters Legal Research and Writing Tort Law Contract Law Family Law Employment Law Equal Protection Law Updated Internet references New material, brought completely up-to-date

Contemporary Employment Law

Author: C. Kerry Fields
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454873434
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Contemporary Employment Law, Third Edition, is a straightforward approach to learning the legal essentials of managing a modern workforce, through a practical, balanced discussion of employment and labor law. Designed for a one-semester course that covers the major aspects of employment and discrimination law, the text begins by identifying the differences between employees and independent contractors. In a three-part format, the authors cover the Employment Relationship, Equal Opportunity Laws, and Employee Protections and Benefits. The text is written with the student in mind, with interesting examples, concepts summaries, modern topics and issues, and a clearly written narrative approach to the material.

Introduction To Paralegal Studies

Author: Katherine A. Currier
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 0735557551
Size: 15.17 MB
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Available in eCollege Format Now in its Third Edition, Introduction to Paralegal Studies: A Critical Thinking Approach continues to offer a comprehensive, intelligent overview of all the key concepts covered in an introductory, paralegal studies course. The text retains excellent features: critical thinking approach, used to introduce students to the study of law, encourages them to interact with the material through hypothetical situations, examples, and well-designed questions logical breakdown of information allows the text to mirror a sequence common to an introductory paralegal course. Material is presented in an accessible and well-organized format teaches students the basic skills necessary to understand statutes and court cases strong pedagogy includes ethics alerts, marginal definitions, Internet references, and legal reasoning exercises excellent ancillary package, including a comprehensive Instructor's Manual, detailed Test Bank, and PowerPoint slides This timely revision is carefully updated with new material: changes in organization make the text more accessible and logical to follow: Civil Litigation (Ch. 6) is reorganized, beginning with a discussion of ADR and integrating the use of case studies to supplement the text three new, shorter chapters, Torts (Ch. 7), Contracts and the UCC (Ch. 8), and Property and Specialized Practice Areas (Ch. 9), replace the longer Civil Law chapter of previous edition new developments including references to new legislative and judicial developments involving federalism; eminent domain; reckless behavior; insanity; search and seizure; sentencing guidelines; capital punishment; and legal ethics are incorporated throughout the text, its legal reasoning exercises, and discussion questions updated material on Ethics three new Paralegal Profiles, featuring paralegals working in the areas of intellectual property, municipal government, and paralegal management Instructor Website: www.aspenlawschool.com/currier_introtoparalegalstudies3 learn more about the Instructors read a summary of the latest edition view the Summary of Contents request an examination copy *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]