The Professional Paralegal Workbook

Author: Elizabeth Angus

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1401889190

Category: Law

Page: 144

View: 4123


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.

California Civil Procedure in a Nutshell

Author: William R. Slomanson,C. Keith Wingate

Publisher: West Group


Category: Law

Page: 230

View: 3867


California Court System; State/Federal Relationship; Sources of Procedural Law; Selecting the Proper Court: Subject Matter Jurisdiction; Transfer; Aggregation of Claims; Personal Jurisdiction; Venue; Forum Non Conveniens; Conflicts; Pleading: Nomenclature; Demurrers; Amendments; Indemnity; SOL; Diligent Prosecution: Discovery: Scope; Relevance; Admissibility; Methods; Experts; Sanctions; Punitive Damages; Disposition Without Trial: Summary Judgment; Default; Offer of Judgment; Contribution; Arbitration; Preemption; Fast Track; Trial; Jury; Waiver; Size; Voir Dire; Motions: Instructions; Verdicts; Remedies: Claim & Delivery; Attachment; Injunctions; Supplementary Proceedings; Contempt; Costs; Attorney's Fees; Appeals: Pre-Judgment Review; Sanctions; Timeliness; Substantial Evidence; Harmless Error; Prior Suit: Stare Decisis; Res Judicata; Collateral Estoppel; Parties; Intersystem Preclusion.

Judicial Process in a Nutshell

Author: William L. Reynolds

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314884305

Category: Law

Page: 308

View: 927


Sources of Judicial Power; Craftmanship; Common Law Adjudication; The Goals; Precedent; Judicial Lawmaking; Changing the Common Law; Statutory Interpretation; Understanding the Task; Understanding the Statute; More on Understanding; Subsequent Developments; Constitutional Interpretation; Background; Case for Originalism; A Middle Way?; Constitution and Precedent.

Hollywood and the Law

Author: Paul McDonald,Emily Carman,Eric Hoyt,Philip Drake

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1844579298

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 7450


Since the earliest days of cinema the law has influenced the conditions in which Hollywood films are made, sold, circulated or presented – from the talent contracts that enable a film to go into production, to the copyright laws that govern its distribution and the censorship laws that may block exhibition. Equally, Hollywood has left its own impression on the American legal system by lobbying to expand the duration of copyright, providing a highly visible stage for contract disputes and representing the legal system on screen. In this comprehensive collection, international experts offer chapters on key topics, including copyright, trademark, piracy, antitrust, censorship, international exhibition, contracts, labour and tax. Drawing on historical and contemporary case studies, Hollywood and the Law provides readers with a wide range of perspectives on how legal frameworks shape the culture and commerce of popular film.

Encyclopedia of American Business

Author: W. Davis Folsom,Rick Boulware

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438109865

Category: Business

Page: 529

View: 1593


Many people who are interested in business never learn more than the basics because they are either intimidated by the complexity of the business lexicon or they have never been exposed to the common features and principles that form the geography of the business world. Encyclopedia of American Business is an easy-to-use guide to the nuts and bolts of business jargon, explaining difficult ideas in straightforward language. Designed especially for non-specialist, students, and general readers, the encyclopedia helps novices understand the complex and sometimes confusing concepts and terms that are used in business. Five general areas of business are covered: accounting, banking, finance, marketing, and management. Terms, concepts, and associations that one is most likely to encounter in business are the focus of the volume, making it a great place to start learning about how businesses operate and what the primary and different features of specific business-related functions or ideas mean. Entries include annual report, balanced budget, capital, deflation, exchange rate, joint ventures, marketing concept, mutual funds, profit sharing, and zero-sum game.

Alternative Dispute Resolution in a Nutshell

Author: Jacqueline M. Nolan-Haley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314007810

Category: Arbitration and award

Page: 298

View: 5592


Negotiation: Mediation; Arbitration; Dispute Resolution in the Court System: Hybrid Dispute Resolution Procedures.

Legal Information

How to Find It, how to Use it

Author: Kent C. Olson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0897749634

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 333

View: 8219


"This book looks not only at 'the law, ' but also at other aspects of the legal system, such as the history, politics, and structure of lawmaking institutions."--Preface, p. [vii].

Federal Rules of Evidence in a Nutshell

Author: Michael H. Graham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314089984

Category: Evidence (Law)

Page: 510

View: 7855


General Provisions; Judicial Notice; (Burdens of Proof and) Presumptions in Civil (and Criminal) Actions and Proceedings; Relevancy and Its Limits; Privileges; Witnesses; Opinions and Expert Testimony; Hearsay; Authentication and Identification; Contents of: Writings, Recordings and Photographs; Miscellaneous Rules.

Federal Civil Jurisdiction in a Nutshell

Author: Lumen Mulligan

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314287724


Page: 372

View: 1191


This volume presents a clear and concise overview of one of the most challenging topics covered in a standard 1L civil procedure course: subject matter jurisdiction of federal courts. Written by an award-winning classroom professor, this Nutshell makes extensive use of diagrams and flowcharts, while using scores of examples and hypotheticals, to illustrate key concepts. The book is targeted especially to students studying civil procedure, but it will also be of value for students in other courses covering topics such as federal courts, complex litigation, and civil rights. In addition, this volume will provide practitioners with a quick, clear refresher on the basics of federal civil jurisdiction.

How to Study Law and Take Law Exams in a Nutshell

Author: Ann M. Burkhart

Publisher: West Academic


Category: Law

Page: 366

View: 8866


Preparing to Enter Law School; The American Legal System; What Do Lawyers Do?; Thinking Like a Lawyer; First-Year Curriculum; Legal Research and Writing; First-Year Sections; Grading; Finding Your Way Around the Law, Library; Preparing for Class; Socratic Method; Case Method; Briefing Cases; Sample Case Brief; Class Attendance and Participation; Class Notes; Daily Review; Outlining; Sample Outline; Study Groups; Study Aids; Preparing for an Exam; Taking the Exam; After the Exam; Law Student Organizations; Law, School Employment; Pro Bono Activities; Values; Law Journals; Clinical Education; Moot Court; Course Selection; International Programs; Joint Degree Programs; Summer Clerkships; Actual Exam Questions and Model Answers for Civil Procedure, Constitutional Lass', Contracts, Criminal Law, Property Law and Torts.

Trial and practice skills in a nutshell

Author: Kenney F. Hegland

Publisher: West Group


Category: Law

Page: 347

View: 4657


Legal Problem Solving; Legal Argument; Legal Writing; Case Planning; Direct Examination; Goals and Ethics of Cross-Examination; Techniques of Cross; Closing Argument; Trial Demeanor; Opening Statements, Jury Selection; Last Minute Concerns; Interviewing; Discovery; Negotiation Process; Negotiating Business Deals and Evaluating Cases; Counseling.

Mein Kampf

Author: Adolf Hitler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911417682


Page: N.A

View: 3468


Als glUckliche Bestimmung gilt es mir heute, da das Schicksal mir zum Geburtsort gerade Braunau am Inn zuwies. Liegt doch dieses StAdtchen an der Grenze jener zwei deutschen Staaten, deren Wiedervereinigung mindestens uns JUngeren als eine mit allen Mitteln durchzufUhrende Lebensaufgabe erscheint! DeutschOsterreich mu wieder zurUck zum groen deutschen Mutterlande, und zwar nicht aus GrUnden irgendwelcher wirtschaftlichen ErwAgungen heraus. Nein, nein: Auch wenn diese Vereinigung, wirtschaftlich gedacht, gleichgUltig, ja selbst wenn sie schAdlich wAre, sie mUte dennoch stattfinden. Gleiches Blut gehOrt in ein gemeinsames Reich. Das deutsche Volk besitzt solange kein moralisches Recht zu kolonialpolitischer TAtigkeit, solange es nicht einmal seine eigenen SOhne in einem gemeinsamen Staat zu fassen vermag. Erst wenn des Reiches Grenze auch den letzten Deutschen umschliet, ohne mehr die Sicherheit seiner ErnAhrung bieten zu kOnnen, ersteht aus der Not des eigenen Volkes das moralische Recht zur Erwerbung fremden Grund und Bodens. Der Pflug ist dann das Schwert, und aus den TrAnen des Krieges erwAchst fUr die Nach welt das tAgliche Brot. So scheint mir dieses kleine GrenzstAdtchen das Symbol einer groen Aufgabe zu sein.

Oil and gas law in a nutshell

Author: John S. Lowe

Publisher: West Publishing Company


Category: Law

Page: 465

View: 6867


Nature and Protection of Oil and Gas Rights; The Formation and Production of Oil and Gas; Ownership of Oil and Gas Rights; Kinds of Oil and Gas Interests; Protection of Oil and Gas Rights; Conveying Oil and Gas Rights; Creation and Transfer of Oil and Gas Interests; Joint Ownership of Oil and Gas Rights; Interpretive Problems in Oil and Gas Conveyancing; Oil and Gas Leasing; Essential Clauses of Modern Oil and Gas Leases; Oil and Gas Lease Savings Clauses; Lease Royalty, Clause; Implied Covenants in Oil and Gas Leases; Lease Transfers; Tax and Business Matters; Oil and Gas Contracts.