Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals

Author: Marlene A. Maerowitz,Thomas A. Mauet

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735563888

Category: Law

Page: 503

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The new edition of Maerowitz and Mauet's Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals gives students a complete explanation of California specific litigation. Clearly written with the student in mind, the text makes the material accessible while the accompanying workbook and forms put theory into practice. These features make this text an appealing choice: * offers a complete understanding of the litigation process from the time the client walks into the office through trial and post-judgment, including settlements and alternative forms of resolutions * balanced approach neither oversimplifies the litigation process, nor clouds the educational course with excessive information * pedagogical aids such as bold-faced terms defined in the glossary; examples; charts and checklists; sample documents; chapter overviews and summaries; and review questions are featured throughout the text * tailored to the California rules with each chapter referencing the specific California statute where more information can be found, and California forms included throughout * provides opportunities for the instructor to pick and choose which areas to emphasize * a workbook on CD accompanies the text and includes five case scenarios based on California law along with associated Judicial Council forms to be used as practical exercises * Instructor's Manual provides answers to the questions posed in the workbook and book, as well as a test bank of questions that include true-false, short answer and essay questions so that the instructor can choose the type of test to give. Projects for research and writing, sample forms, and suggested course outlines are also included Changes to the Third Edition include: * chapters on motions and discovery tools have been broken down into separate sections so that they are both easier for the student to understand and digest, and easier for the instructor to teach * depositions, interrogatories, and document production have been included and demurrers, motions to strike, and summary judgment have been broken out into separate sections * more information included on litigation management systems and how to use such systems to index and retrieve documents in large cases * reflects most recent changes in the California rules This student-friendly text offers a teachable approach to the subject of California litigation. the content is neither oversimplified nor saturated with excess information which allows for a smooth introduction. Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals, Third Edition offers a complete understanding of the litigation process, allowing students to walk away with a firm understanding of the complete picture.

Business Organizations for Paralegals, Fifth Edition

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 0735576289

Category: Law

Page: 718

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Business Organizations for Paralegals thoroughly covers all the various types of business organizations, providing a solid and up-to-the minute understanding of each entity. There is more in-depth treatment of Limited Liability Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies than in any other text, and an entire chapter is devoted to securities regulation. Designed for the paralegal student, Business Organizations for Paralegals relies on a clear and direct presentation, and each chapter includes features--both conventional and Internet-based--that help students prepare for real-life paralegal work. The massively revised Sixth Edition features new and updated charts demonstrating key principles of business organizations. The content reflects major developments such as the new social enterprises that combine profit-making with social good; the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010; new trends in corporate governance; and the impact of new algorithmic or high-frequency trading of stocks as well as the part it may have played in the Wall Street flash crash of 2010. Proposed revisions to securities regulations that would make raising capital easier for smaller companies (e.g. crowdfunding) is covered as well as the trend toward reverse mergers to avoid regulatory oversight. Other new topics include the continuing effect of the 2008 financial crisis, new constituency statutes, and new DB(k) retirement plans.Features: thorough and up-to-date treatment of all types of business organizations the nature of the entityformation and dissolutiontax consequencesclear presentation designed for the paralegal student a section explaining the tasks performed by paralegalsa guide to both conventional and Internet resources forms, discussion questions, and summary of key featuresuseful exhibits, charts, and key terms more in-depth treatment of Limited Liability Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies than other textsan entire chapter devoted to securities regulation sample forms integrated throughout the textWeb resources Practice Tips in each chapterInternet questions, requiring students to access websites they will use on the jobThoroughly updated, the revised Sixth Edition features: new social enterprises that combine profit-making with social good the financial crisis of 2008 and its continuing effectsDodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 new trends in corporate governancethe SEC's notice and access rules e-proxy provisionselecting directors by majority rather than plurality vote new algorithmic or high-frequency trading of stocks and the part it may have played in the Wall Street flash crash of 2010 proposed revision to securities regulations to make raising capital easier for smaller companies, e.g. crowdfunding the trend toward reverse mergers to avoid regulatory oversight constituency statutes that require directors to consider more than pure profit new DB(k) retirement plans

Family Law for Paralegals

Author: J. Shoshanna Ehrlich

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454873396

Category: Law

Page: 744

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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

Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454881690

Category: Law

Page: 816

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This is a revision of noted author Deborah Bouchoux's market-leading legal research and writing text for paralegal students. This clear, well-organized text is designed specifically for paralegal students, offering a comprehensive overview of research and writing skills, reinforced by illustrations and exercises. Part I covers Primary Authorities, Part II discuses Secondary Authorities, and Part III covers the basics of Legaal Writing. The Legal Writing section includes samples of legal writing, such as letters, a court brief, and a legal memorandum, though throughout the book, Bouchoux integrates writing strategies into each research chapter to demonstrate the link between the two processes. In addition, there is thorough coverage of electronic research, including a chapter on internet research as well as fee-based services such as Lexis Advance and Westlaw. Additional tips on how to effectively use electronic resources are also included throughout the text. Bouchoux thoroughly explains proper citation form and updating/validating legal authorities.

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Basic Contract Law for Paralegals

Author: Jeffrey A. Helewitz

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735587264

Category: Law

Page: 463

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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.The revised Seventh Edition presents new and updated case excerpts, assignments, and examples.Features: quick, simple, straightforward introduction the basics of contract law for paralegal studentscomprehensive coverage includes a chapter on drafting simple contractslively examples help students understand the law well-crafted pedagogychapter overviews highlighted exampleskey termsreview questions sample clauses for analysisedited cases chapter summaries exercises manageable length, ideal for shorter courses.ethical problems at the end of each chapter raise awareness of professional responsibility in practicesample contracts in the Appendix The revised Seventh Edition presents: new and updated case excerpts, assignments, and examples

Basic Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Paralegals

Author: Jeffrey A. Helewitz

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735571198

Category: Law

Page: 459

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Basic Wills, Trusts and Estates for Paralegals, Fourth Editionthe concise text designed as an overview of wills, trusts, and estates for paralegal students, has been thoroughly updated to reflect changes in both state and federal materials.Written specifically with the paralegal student in mind, this user-friendly text provides:Aquick, simple, and straightforward introductionto all of the basics of wills, trusts, and estates law Comprehensivecoverage of the key topics, including areview of the sources of property law, trusts, and taxesClearly written textandlively examplesto help students understand the lawHelpful guidance on how to draftwills and trusts documents A step-by-step review ofhow to complete the entire federal estate tax returnA final chapter with a state-by-state analysis of trust and estate lawContinuing examples describing four different familiesthat give students a helpful point of reference in learning the intricacies of estate planningWell-developed learning and teaching aids:chapter overviews, highlighted examples, key terms, review questions, sample clauses for analysis, edited cases, chapter summaries, and end-of-chapter exercises An appendix withuseful formsA manageable lengththat makes this book ideal for shorter coursesCompletely updated, the Fourth Edition includes:New chapter questionsUpdated state-specific materialin the final chapterUpdated tax materialsincluding the new federal tax formNew and updated formsin the appendix Comprehensive and practical, this manageable text conveys everything paralegal students need to know about wills, trusts, and estates without overwhelming them. An instructor website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at www.aspenlawschool.com/helewitz_wills4 .

Civil Litigation for Paralegals

Author: Elizabeth C. Richardson,Milton C. Regan,Milton C. Regan, Jr.

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9780827383678

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 508

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Civil Litigation is perfect for paralegals interested in the fundamentals of civil litigation. This revised edition offers the most comprehensive coverage of civil litigation available. The writing style makes it interesting and approachable, easily explaining even the most complex topics in civil litigation. ALSO AVAILABLE INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDER Instructor's Manual, ISBN: 0-8273-8368-1

California Family Law for Paralegals

Author: Marshall W. Waller

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735570973

Category: Law

Page: 665

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California Family Law for Paralegals is the only textbook for paralegals that focuses specifically on California family law. In its fifth edition, this straightforward textbook continues to provide California paralegal students with a practical framework for examining the full range of family law issues under California law. Among the characteristics that make this text the perfect choice for teaching California family law: A practical, straightforward approach designed to teach the basics to paralegal students. A focus on the California Family Code, integrating statutory law and judicial interpretation into a cohesive general discussion of family law and its various aspects. Examples of all the key Judicial Council forms used in the practice of family law in California Unlike other California-specific books, this book was written specifically as a teaching tool and offers a format that helps students learn, including Chapter Overviews and Summaries, Exercises, Key Terms, and a Glossary. Updated and completely current, the Fifth Edition includes: Revision of the text to reflect changes in the law, with new cases and statutes Completely updated forms Advice on how technology can make family law practice more effective Completely updated Instructor's Manual A new, streamlined organization with shorter, more teachable chapters The only text of its kind, California Family Law for Paralegals offers comprehensive coverage--in a readily accessible format--of all the key topics and developments in this ever evolving area of the law. *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]

Concise Guide to Paralegal Ethics, Third Edition

Author: Therese A. Cannon

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735578672

Category: Law

Page: 227

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This concise version of Therese Cannon's highly acclaimed and successful textbook provides authoritative, concise coverage of ethical principles from the perspective of the practicing paralegal. Perfect for use in shorter courses or in substantive courses where ethics is introduced, this text delivers: current coverage of all the major areas of legal ethics, placing special emphasis on how the rules affect paralegals an authoritative presentation combined with clear and readable pedagogy; each chapter begins with an overview, followed by well-written text in a well-organized format. Key terms are introduced in italics, and marginal definitions help students with terminology. Review questions, hypotheticals, and discussion questions and projects reinforce the material useful appendices that provide the text of relevant ethical codes a teaching package that includes an Instructor's Manual and PowerPoint slides The Third Edition, thoroughly updated and polished, features: updated and new rules, cases, and narrative an exciting new section on assignments and research projects more hypotheticals in discussion questions changes in ABA Model Rules new cases in UPL, confidentiality, and conflicts Written by the highly respected legal educator, Therese Cannon, this succinct, reliable text is the ideal tool for teaching students about paralegal ethics in the real world.

Law Office Management for Paralegals

Author: Laurel A. Vietzen

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9781454859383

Category:

Page: 396

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This is a comprehensive introduction to law office management, written specifically for paralegal students taking a stand-alone office management course. Unique among textbooks of its kind, it provides thorough coverage of all aspects of law office management and organization, including ethics and soft skills such as communications and critical thinking that are key to successful office management. Assignments are drawn from real-world law office management situations and supported by innovative visual aids and learning tools, such as Clio, Tabs, and PracticeMaster, which gives students hands-on practice with timekeeping systems. Features: Supported by visual aids and innovative learning devices, this book offers complete coverage of principles of management; employment and compensation; personnel structure of different types of law offices; billing and accounting methods; administrative systems; technology; and the tasks, responsibilities, and roles of lawyers and paralegals. Every chapter includes an ethics assignment. A new chapter walks students through exercises using Clio, Tabs III, and PracticeMaster software (available online to users of this text) for time-keeping, conflicts checks, entering contacts, entering dates in the docket system, trust accounting, generating a form letter, and other client-file tasks. The chapter also directs students through creation of a pdf portfolio, redacting documents, and creating bookmarks. New career profiles emphasize the importance of involvement in professional organizations, advancement in the legal field without obtaining a law degree, and that the legal profession Is populated by men and women of all ages and backgrounds.

Basic Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals

Author: Jeffrey A. Helewitz

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454861304

Category: Law

Page: 288

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With trademark insight and clarity, author Jeffrey A. Helewitz presents a vivid picture of the role of the paralegal in complex real estate transactions. Always timely and accessible, the Fifth Edition of Basic Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals puts a firm grasp of both theory and practice well within a student s reach. A thorough yet manageable introduction to Real Estate and Property Law, featuring: Broad coverage that includes estates in land and future interests, titles, land use, conveyancing,closing procedures, condos, co-ops, commercial property, and landlord-tenant law Helpful examples that illustrate the role of the paralegal in practice Key terms, Practical Tips, Ethical Points, and Chapter Summaries A final chapter on personal property that introduces students to the essential concepts of tangible and intangible property Edited cases in each chapter that give students practice reading and analyzing case decisions Sample legal forms in each chapter that expose students to legal documents on a variety of topics Extensive practice and review features, such as end-of-chapter review points, exercises, activities, and situational analyses Updated throughout, the Fifth Edition provides: The latest developments on the law surrounding same-sex marriages New cases Updated forms Additional case analyses in every chapter

Introduction to Law for Paralegals

A Critical Thinking Approach

Author: Katherine A. Currier,Thomas E. Eimermann

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9780735598751

Category: Law

Page: 826

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A comprehensive and accessible text, specifically written for paralegal students, Introduction to Law for Paralegals provides an in-depth introduction to the key concepts in the American legal system, research and analysis of legal material, as well as legal ethics and substantive law. Supported by strong pedagogy and a critical-thinking approach to edited cases, the material is engaging, well-written and highly teachable. The Fifth Edition has been updated to reflect new cases and changes in statutory law, with new reasoning exercises to challenge and engage students. Updated Internet references and Web-based exercises are also included. The rich Appendix now includes the full text of the U.S. Constitution. Features: Comprehensive, accessible overview of all key concepts covered in an introduction to law course. Highly teachable style, with detailed Instructor's Manual, Test Bank and PowerPoints. In-depth coverage written specifically for paralegal students, including: The role of the paralegal. Sources and classification of law. Structure of the court system. Overview of litigation Basics of legal analysis, research, and writing. Legal ethics and substantive law. Critical-thinking approach introduces students to the study of law. Use of edited cases to teach students how to read and analyze the law. Engaging hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions. Material presented in organized and well-written format. Strong pedagogy throughout includes: Ethic alerts. Marginal definitions. Internet references. Legal reasoning exercises. Appendices on good writing, citation form, ethical codes and Net notes. Thoroughly updated, the revised Fifth Edition includes: Streamlined presentation. New cases and changes in statutory law. New Web-based exercises. Updated Internet references throughout. New legal reasoning exercises reflecting current cases. Complete U.S. Constitution as an appendix.

Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals

Author: Therese A. Cannon,Sybil Taylor Aytch

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 145487337X

Category: Law

Page: 592

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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).

Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 9781454831327

Category: Law

Page: 797

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A clear, well-organized text for the introductory legal research and writing course, designed specifically for paralegal students.

Trial Techniques and Trials

Author: Thomas A. Mauet

Publisher: Aspen Coursebook

ISBN: 9781454886532

Category: Law

Page: 648

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"[This book] covers all aspects of the trial process and provides ... examples illustrating strategies for opening statements, jury selection, direct- and cross-examination, exhibits, objections, and more. Extensive examples are clustered into three groups: personal injury, commercial, and criminal for ease in finding particular areas of trial practice."--

Civil Law and Litigation for Paralegals

Author: Neal R. Bevans

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454869046

Category: Law

Page: 456

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Civil Law and Litigation for Paralegals is a comprehensive text designed specifically for paralegal civil litigation courses. Author Neal Bevans not only teaches the basics of civil litigation, but also gives students the opportunity to learn skills they will use in practice. 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. The text provides students with an in-depth analysis of a wide variety of civil cases, beginning with laying out the basic foundation of the American legal system. It proceeds through the investigation and implementation of a civil case, and follows the case through to appeal. The text balances the theoretical underpinnings of the law with the practical examples and hands-on experience that all students need to completely understand the topic. The helpful pedagogy throughout the book and a comprehensive teaching package make class preparation as easy as possible. Features: Clear introduction to the fundamentals of civil litigation for paralegal students. Provides students with an in-depth analysis of a wide variety of civil cases, laying out the basic foundation of the American legal system, proceeding through the investigation and implementation of a civil case, and following the case through to appeal. Designed to help prepare students for the practical world of divorces, car wreck cases, and medical malpractice claims that they will see every day in civil practice. Each chapter presents students with examples of the important role that paralegals play in every stage of civil litigation, from client intake to bringing an appeal. Understandable writing style with strong pedagogy, resulting in a teachable and accessible text. Each chapter includes Practice Pointers, Search Suggestions, Tech Topics, and Legal Legwork boxes, along with case excerpts, forms, and ethics. Helpful pedagogy includes Chapter Objectives that focus learning and review, Boldfaced key terms and marginal definitions for convenient reference, Review questions at the end of each chapter, and references to web sites that facilitate legal research

Introduction to the Law of Contracts

Author: Martin A. Frey,Phyllis Hurley Frey

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9781401864712

Category: Law

Page: 576

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An Introduction to the Law of Contracts is now out in it's fourth edition. It is still carefully organized around a comprehensive road map that takes the student through the 6 steps of contract law, but the new edition includes added benefits. There are updated cases and examples, and each chapter ends with review questions to help reinforce the theories addressed in each chapter. The chapters also end with a checklist that helps to highlight the key concepts for the paralegal student. The first of 6 steps investigates what body of law applies to the transaction. The next step addresses the formation of a contract, offer and acceptance. Step 3 develops limitations on the party's freedom to contract, and concepts such as infancy, illegality, duress, and unconscionability are explored. The next step looks at the plaintiff's allegation of the defendant's breach. Step 5 organizes the defendant's responses to the plaintiff's allegation of breach, categorizing it into one of two basic types that is then further explored. The final step develops the plaintiff's remedies for the defendant's breach of contract. With this step both the Common Law and UCC Article 2 remedies are explored. The text also makes reference to international arbitration based on the fact that over 90% of international contract disputes are resolved through international arbitration rather than litigation. Paralegal students will benefit from this thorough and highly readable text that is completely current and has a focus on retention.

Promoting Successful Integration

Author: Rory A. Cooper,Paul F. Pasquina,Douglas A. Etter

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0160939836

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 424

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This handbook is intended to be a source of information for the broad military community, including uniformed military personnel, family members, civilian personnel of federal agencies, veterans, and all people who contribute to the success of wounded, injured, and ill service members. When service members return from a deployment with visible or hidden impairments or challenges, it is important for the entire community to provide support to ameliorate the long-term impact of wounds, injuries, and illnesses that can manifest into permanent disabilities. The information contained in this book should help the reader understand and implement the steps necessary for helping wounded, injured, or ill service members and their families to successfully continue their military careers or to become successful as veterans within civilian communities. A multifaceted approach will be presented, and there is no one single solution that will work for all service members. However, the information contained within this handbook should provide insight into the options available and the many pathways that lead to success.