Workers' Compensation Practice for Paralegals

Author: Lynne J. DeVenny,J. Griffin Morgan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594602641

Category: Law

Page: 249

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Workers' Compensation Practice for Paralegals is a textbook and practice guide for paralegals and other legal professionals who work in the area of workers' compensation law. The book addresses practical tasks associated with the law office management of workers' compensation cases, including an overview of workers' compensation law, determining compensable claims, evaluating and accepting cases, reviewing and summarizing medical records, investigating claims, obtaining evidence, drafting pleadings and preparing for mediations and hearings. More complex tasks, such as handling catastrophic injuries and death claims, Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements, third party claims and bankrupt defendants, are also discussed. Each chapter includes practice tips to help paralegals become proficient in the practice of workers' compensation law, as well as references to find the most up-to-date information regarding various aspects of workers' compensation practice. Sample documents are included to illustrate the kinds of documents paralegals may draft in a typical private law practice. Workers' Compensation Practice for Paralegals is unique because it is written specifically for paralegals by an attorney/paralegal team with a combination of over thirty years of practice in workers' compensation law. In addition, both authors have experience teaching law students and paralegals in college settings. Recognizing that there are excellent state-specific workers' compensation reference books for workers' compensation practitioners, this book is intended to guide and train paralegal students, paralegals and other legal professionals new to the practice of workers' compensation law. Straightforward and easy to read, it provides its readers with an overview of the essential skills necessary to perform substantive work on any workers' compensation case, as well as the tools to find the information they need to make a significant contribution to a workers' compensation practice, whether it be their own state-specific rules and forms, Medicare's current WCMSA requirements or medical references."

Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals

Author: Therese A. Cannon

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735568049

Category: Law

Page: 469

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Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals provides complete coverage of legal ethics tailored to the needs of the practicing paralegal. Now in its fifth edition, Therese Cannon's authoritative and highly successful textbook continues to provide paralegal students with invaluable insights into the ethical principles they will face in practice. Among the attributes that make this text so effective: comprehensive coverage of all the major areas of legal ethics, placing special emphasis on how the rules affect paralegals authoritative presentation combined with clear and readable text and effective pedagogy. Each chapter begins with an overview, followed by well-written text in a well-organized format. Key terms are introduced in italics. Review questions reinforce the material. discussion questions, hypotheticals, research and other outside assignments provide depth and practice in applying the rules each chapter includes landmark cases on paralegals and other cases that demonstrate how the principles and rules are applied useful appendices provide the text of paralegal association ethics codes that are referenced throughout the book the book is easily adaptable to courses of different lengths and can be used in other paralegal courses for supplementary ethics coverage across the curriculum teaching package includes an Instructor's Manual with Test Bank and PowerPoint slides The Fifth Edition has been enhanced with: new rules and cases, including changes in ABA Model Rules and new cases on supervision, UPL, confidentiality, conflicts, competence and litigation new assignments and research projectsmore hypotheticals suitable for use in class discussions or as assignments added to discussion questions expanded Instructor's Manual that includes a Test Bank Web site that has links to state-specific ethics rules, ethics opinions and guidelines Written by the highly respected legal educator, Therese Cannon, there is no text comparable to Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals for teaching professional responsibility to paralegal students.

Paralegal Practice & Procedure Fourth Edition

A Practical Guide for the Legal Assistant

Author: Deborah E. Larbalestrier,Linda Spagnola, Esq.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101104791

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 640

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The completely revised and updated fourth edition of the most trusted paralegal desk references on the market. Now fully revised and expanded: the bestselling desk reference for paralegals at any level. Each chapter has been completely updated to include the latest step-by-step instructions for every aspect of a paralegal's job, with new procedures, checklists, and resources throughout. Topics covered include: ? Paralegal ethics ? Training programs ? Court systems and court procedures ? Federal court practice and procedures ? Pretrial practice and procedure ? Legal research tools ? Electronic trial preparation procedures In addition to the general resources that will be of value to every paralegal, this guide also includes detailed information on practice and procedures for working in specialty law firms.

NALA Manual for Paralegals and Legal Assistants: A General Skills & Litigation Guide for Today's Professionals

Author: National Association of Legal Assistants

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133591868

Category: Law

Page: 480

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Succeed on the job--and in your course--and prepare for the Certified Paralegal examination with the NALA Manual. More than 100 leading authorities with a wide range of experience in legal disciplines and management have contributed to this comprehensive manual since it was introduced in 1976. Covering all the skills required of paralegals today, the updated manual includes a collection of successful solutions to actual assignments accomplished by working paralegals nationwide.These proven techniques and procedures can be used as starting points from which you can make changes, adaptations, and modifications when you encounter similar situations on the job. 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 Paralegals

Author: Emily Lynch Morissette

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735569576

Category: Law

Page: 381

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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.

The Florida Paralegal

Author: William P. Statsky,Robert N. Diotalevi,Pamela McCoy Linquist

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1418012920

Category: Law

Page: 544

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The Florida Paralegal is a career book for both paralegal students and practicing paralegals. It serves as a reference containing a great deal of information that will be essential for paralegal students and employed paralegals in the state. The information in the book, including its comprehensive legal dictionary, should make the book one that every paralegal would want to have close at hand in school and on the job. It is Internet-rich with resources that will help paralegals in many aspects of their day-to-day classes and jobs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Paralegal Practice and Procedure

A Practical Guide for the Legal Assistant

Author: Deborah E. Larbalestrier

Publisher: Prentice Hall Press

ISBN: 9780131085640

Category: Law

Page: 555

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This authoritative guide is the definitive reference for every paralegal. It covers all the accepted duties and procedures legal assistants perform in virtually every area in which they operate. And now, this all-new third edition of the paralegal's #1 resource presents a wealth of new information, including an overview of paralegal's changing responsibilities, and new chapter on legal ethics, an In-House Training Program for law offices, an new chapter on Workers' Compensation issues, alternative methods of litigation, and much, much more.

Tort Law for Paralegals, Third Edition

Author: Neal R. Bevans

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735578737

Category: Law

Page: 487

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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

Paralegals, Profitability, and the Future of Your Law Practice

Author: Arthur G. Greene,Therese A. Cannon

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590311592

Category: Law

Page: 155

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A guide to integrating paralegals into a legal practice and expanding their roles to ensure the firm is successful in the next decade. Covers recruitment, how to ensure your paralegal program is structured properly, runs effectively, and other important concerns like conflicts of interest, supervision, timekeeping, compensation and billing.

Verteidigung

Roman

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641110300

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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»Dieser Thriller wird sie nicht mehr loslassen.« Brigitte Als Harvard-Absolvent David Zinc bei einer der angesehensten Anwaltskanzleien Chicagos anheuert, scheint seiner Karriere nichts mehr im Weg zu stehen. Doch der Job erweist sich als die Hölle. Fünf Jahre später zieht David die Reißleine und kündigt. Stattdessen fängt er bei Finley & Figg an, einer auf Verkehrsunfälle spezialisierten Vorstadt-Kanzlei, deren chaotische Partner zunächst nicht wissen, was sie mit ihm anfangen sollen. Bis die Kanzlei ihren ersten großen Fall an Land zieht. Der Prozess könnte Millionen einspielen – die Feuertaufe für David.

Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Legal Assistants

Author: Therese A. Cannon

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9780735502338

Category: Law

Page: 424

View: 3452

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This completely updated, definitive text on legal ethics and professional responsibility for legal assistants provides timely coverage of all ethical principles from the perspective of the practicing paralegal. the book includes: specific rules from the ABA Model Code and Model Rules on which state codes are based: references to the relevant ABA Guidelines for the Utilization of Legal Assistant Services; and ethical canons of the two major paralegal associations. Some features of special interest: the hallmarks that have Cannon's book so successful have been retained: extremely clear explanatory text accompanied by excellent examples; each chapter includes cases that demonstrate how the principles and rules are applied to legal assistants, review questions, and discussion questions that can be assigned as projects; Therese Cannon is a well-know and respected leader in paralegal education, and her book is regarded as one of the best available for paralegal students. the new Third Edition offers: new cases and trends in how states are addressing ethical isues involving paralegals; updated sections on unauthorized practice of law, non-lawyer legal services providers, conflicts of interest, and regulation; new information in chapter on confidentiality, particularly addressing changes resulting from technological innovations, and new cases dealing with confidentiality; coverage of new state ethical guidelines for using paralegals; and appendices updated with latest versions of ethical codes.

Workers' Compensation Law

Author: Neal R. Bevans

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9781418013691

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 317

View: 9233

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Workers? Compensation Law provides an in-depth look at the day-to-day practice of this field while addressing theoretical aspects that form a critical foundation for this branch of law. Reviews how a worker's compensation case begins and explains activities involved in those cases, such as drafting petitions, presenting cases to an administrative law judge, and bringing an appeal. The theoretical basis of the material is laid out in easy to understand and enjoyable format reinforced with practical real-life examples. Although written with paralegal-specific information, the content includes information vital to anyone dealing with Workers? Compensation issues.

Employment Law for the Paralegal

Author: Peggy Kerley

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111793409

Category: Law

Page: 400

View: 9237

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This new text covers the history of employment law, wage and hour legislation, tort and breach of contract law, ADA, sexual harassment, discrimination, age discrimination, and employees' rights. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Paralegalism

Perspectives, Problems, and Skills

Author: William P. Statsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314201478

Category: Legal assistants

Page: 1054

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ON-LINE RESOURCE-On-line Resource for this text is a comprehensive student guide that includes chapter competencies and review questions; answers to review questions; writing fundamentals with rules; guidelines and examples; writing exercise and answers to writing exercises

Essentials of Paralegalism

Author: William P. Statsky

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9780314129000

Category: Law

Page: 571

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Essentials of Paralegalism is an introduction to this emerging legal field. It covers primary employment and regulatory issues, including job-search strategies. The material teaches the basic skills paralegals will need when working in the field including interviewing, investigation and analysis at an introductory level. The More-On-the-Net feature provides addresses for Web sites that relate to the theme for each chapter, and analysis problems throughout promote analytical thinking skills needed on the job. Concrete examples from paralegal professionals' experience in the work setting give readers an insider's view of this profession.

Der Regenmacher

Roman

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453127012

Category: Insurance fraud

Page: 608

View: 433

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"Grisham weiß einfach, wie es geht. Hochspannung pur!" People Rudy Baylor, ein Jurastudent im letzten Semester, gewinnt seine ersten "Mandanten", ein Ehepaar, dessen Sohn an Leukämie erkrankt ist. Die Krankenversicherung weigert sich, für die wahrscheinlich lebensrettende Therapie zu zahlen. Rudy erkennt bald, daß er es mit einem riesigen Versicherungsskandal zu tun hat. Er nimmt den Kampf gegen eines der mächtigsten, korruptesten und skrupellosesten Unternehmen Amerikas auf...