California Family Law for Paralegals

Author: Marshall W. Waller

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454861312

Category: Law

Page: 704

View: 8847

Focused squarely on the California Family Code, California Family Law for Paralegals integrates statutory law and judicial interpretation into a cohesive general discussion of all aspects of the state's family law. Its practical, straightforward approach is designed to teach the basics to paralegal students, and powerful pedagogy makes it stand apart from most books on California Law. Chapter Overviews and Summaries, exercises, Key Terms, and a glossary combine with examples of all the key Judicial Council forms used in the practice of family law in California. Comprehensive coverage explores all the key topics and developments in this constantly evolving area of the law. Thoroughly updated, the revised Sixth Edition reflects important changes in the law, with new cases and statutes, including status of California State Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. As a result, all forms have been completely updated. A new discussion advises how technology can make family law practice more effective. Hallmark features of California Family Law for Paralegals: Focused on the California Family Code integrates statutory law and judicial interpretation cohesive discussion of all aspects of family law Practical, straightforward approach designed to teach the basics Includes examples of all key Judicial Council forms used in California family law Powerful pedagogy surpasses most books on California law Chapter Overviews Chapter Summaries exercises Key Terms glossary Comprehensive coverage of all key topics and developments Thoroughly updated, the revised Sixth Edition: Reflects changes in the law new cases and statutes status of California State Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage Forms completely updated. New discussion of technology to make family law practice more effective

California Property Law for Paralegals

Author: D. Patrick O'Laughlin

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454860146

Category: Law

Page: 336

View: 6265

Designed to simplify material while maximizing student interest, California Property Law for Paralegals is a well-organized, clearly written, practical text. This concise yet comprehensive book will provide students the tools they need but will not overwhelm them because it is geared specifically to the needs of paralegal students. Written so that class lectures can be prepared with ease, this text features: Practical problem solving exercises and hypotheticals presented in an interesting and attention-grabbing style with an eye to engaging the reader Ethical issues discussed throughout the text that challenge the students and prepare them for practice An option for instructors to encourage students to draft assignments in IRAC form to better prepare students for the workplace and to make grading easier for instructors Chapters ending with a review of important terms, concepts, definitions, and chapter review questions. The author engages both students and instructors with four special features intended to facilitate mastering the law through practical application: Judge for a Day uses a paraphrased judicial opinion or fact pattern that does not reveal the holding of the case. Students are asked to predict the judge's ruling. These can be used to trigger classroom discussion or used in a mock trial. The Client Comes Calling presents a challenge or task that a paralegal may encounter in the course of an ordinary day in a law firm. This feature spotlights ethical considerations and also introduces students to the business side of the practice of law. Sharpening the Saw: An Exercise in Issue Spotting trains paralegals to think like legal professionals. Students are asked to read a set of facts and then to identify and effectively convey the issue in writing. This feature is presented in such a way that an instructor can determine how much emphasis to place on legal writing. Out of the Ivory Tower reminds students that clients use law firms to solve problems. This feature encourages creative thinking and a focus on the "big picture." Without a doubt, California Property Law for Paralegals is your best alternative for an easy to teach, focused, California-specific property text aimed specifically at paralegals.

Basic Contract Law for Paralegals

Author: Jeffrey A. Helewitz

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1543801277

Category: Law

Page: 464

View: 2977

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.

Family Law for Paralegals

Author: J. Shoshanna Ehrlich

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454873396

Category: Law

Page: 744

View: 2216

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

Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals

Author: Marlene A. Maerowitz,Thomas A. Mauet

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 145488780X

Category: Law

Page: 560

View: 6810

Based on the widely popular text, Fundamentals of Litigation for Paralegals, Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals focuses on the rules in California, specifically, and the role of the paralegal in litigation. From the moment a client walks into the office, through trial and post-judgment (as well as settlements and alternative forms of resoluion), respected authors Maerowitz and Mauet cover the gamut of California litigation for paralegals with their signature approach.

Business Organizations for Paralegals

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454861401

Category: Law

Page: 744

View: 3006

Comprehensive overview of business organizations for paralegals, presented in a student-friendly format. Coverage of all the various types of business organizations, providing a basic and thorough understanding without overwhelming students. Features: In-depth coverage of business entities, including in-depth information on limited liability companies, as well as cutting edge and emerging topics in business law, such as tax inversions. Logical sequencing of material for each business entity discussed. Each business entity is discussed in a life cycle approach: from its formation, to its advantages and disadvantages, to its operation, to its dissolution, and to its tax consequences. The text begins with an introduction to the various business entities and then progresses from the simplest, the sole proprietorship, through partnerships, to the most complex, the business corporation. The newest forms of business entities, the limited liability partnership and limited liability company, are also discussed. The text concludes with other forms of corporations, such as nonprofit and professional corporations. The text combines in-depth substantive coverage of topics with practical information, including checklists. Helpful pedagogy includes web resources, key terms, practice tips, and exercises

Family Law for Paralegals

Author: George Kent

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780073376974

Category: Cooking

Page: 400

View: 6108

Family Law for Paralegals provides the student with a practical guide to family law, including material that allows the student to understand the paralegal’s role in the family law firm. The book is written in a manner that is readily accessible to the student and uses a variety of hands-on assignments that provide the student the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in each chapter to real world situations. The text is divided into two parts: Part I emphasizes the legal concepts associated with Family Law; Part II introduces the student to the legal procedures associated with Family Law. The Paralegal Supersite Site

Concise Guide to Legal Research and Writing

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454881755

Category: Law

Page: 512

View: 607

Noted author Deborah Bouchoux's Concise Guide to Legal Research and Writing is a shorter legal research and writing text that provides a building-block approach to the fundamentals of legal research and writing. This clear, well-organized text is designed for the introductory legal research and writing course for paralegal students. Bouchoux covers Legal Research and Legal Writing in a concise and pragmatic manner, making it ideal for abbreviated legal research and writing courses and online courses. All-new research assignments in each chapter give students practice with both conventional print resources and online sources. Helpful charts, diagrams, and sample pages from research resources help students understand complex topics. In addition, Practice Tips in each chapter offer realistic and helpful suggestions for workplace success and Ethics notes are included throughout the book. Using Shepard’s in Print Form, a Sample Legal Memorandum and a Sample Court Brief are included in the appendices. Key Features: New research assignments Chapter 3 (Statutory Law) includes a discussion of the new titles added to the United States Code Discussion of the new website GovInfo for free, official, and authenticated documents from all three branches of the government Discussion of new sources for conducting research, such as the Law Review Commons (Chapter 6), which provides free access to thousands of law review articles. Discussion of new tools such as Lexis for Microsoft Office and Thomson Reuters’s Drafting Assistant Extensively revised discussion of computer-assisted legal research in Chapter 8 New information on practical concerns in citing to the Internet in Chapter 9 Revamped discussion of citation form (Chapter 10) The information relating to Shepardizing using print volumes of Shepard’s has been moved from Chapter 11 to its own back-of-the-book Appendix Information on new research management tools such as Zotero, Juris-M, and Evernote An in-depth Instructor’s Manual includes an overview of the text, sample syllabi, tips on teaching strategies, chapter-by-chapter resource information, answer keys for all assignments, and a Test Bank.

Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegals

Author: Emily Lynch Morissette

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454887176

Category: Law

Page: 480

View: 9944

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.

The California Family Law Paralegal

Author: Dianna L. Noyes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611635614

Category: Law

Page: 709

View: 6367

The Third Edition of The California Family Law Paralegal is today's method for students and entry level paralegals to learn the theory and practice of their profession within the specific framework of California's laws. Paralegal students and entry level paralegals will enjoy this topical course book and will refer to it again and again as a valuable desk reference in their daily work as a paralegal. This text provides in depth information about the use of Judicial Council forms and other specialized pleadings found in California. Practical exhibits and examples for students and all levels of paralegals are included, as well as sample tests, test questions, and research projects to round out their education. This edition includes the recent changes in California law that relate to the revised statutory definition of marriage, along with as much relevant information as is available at press time in this evolving area of family law. This comprehensive textbook for students and practicing paralegals in California covers the basic nuts and bolts of family law practice using a balanced approach of theory and application.

Introduction to Paralegal Studies

A Critical Thinking Approach

Author: Katherine A. Currier,Thomas E. Eimermann

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454888008

Category: Law

Page: 656

View: 7051

Comprehensive, intelligent overview of all the key concepts covered in a typical introduction to paralegal studies course. Introduction to Paralegal Studies, Sixth Edition combines an introduction to law and legal concepts with practical information about what paralegals actually do in the legal system. A critical thinking approach used to introduce students to the study of law, encouraging them to interact with the materials through hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions. The text is divided into four parts, reflecting the topics addressed in an introductory course: Part I: Paralegals and the American Legal System Part II: Substance of the Law Part III: Legal Analysis and Research Part IV: Paralegals and the Work World.

Concise Guide to Paralegal Ethics, Third Edition

Author: Therese A. Cannon

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735578672

Category: Law

Page: 227

View: 7141

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.

Contemporary Employment Law

Author: C. Kerry Fields,Henry R. Cheeseman

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454873434

Category: Law

Page: 804

View: 2630

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.

Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal

Author: Edward Carter

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business

ISBN: 9780735584877

Category: Law

Page: 614

View: 5027

Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal uses actual paralegal assignments from practice to teach students what to do when they work for a defense attorney, prosecutor, or law enforcement agency. With coverage of local, state, and federal-level criminal cases, paralegal students learn about the different types of cases that are handled by lawyers and by regulatory agenciesand—and their role as paralegals in the investigation and prosecution of those crimes. This text is available in ebook format from the VitalSource Store. To download and use the ebook, you will need the free VitalSource Bookshelf software. DOWNLOAD NOW Practical and engaging, Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal features: broad and lucid coverage of basic concepts a consistent focus on the role of the paralegal in an attorneyand’s office and in law enforcement agencies a logical four-part organization 1. Introduction to the Criminal Justice System 2. Criminal Law vs. Criminal Procedure 3. Criminal Law 4. Criminal Procedure realistic assignments that ask students to draft indictments, memos, grand jury subpoenas, and jury instructions based on hypothetical memos, investigative reports, and interviews clear explanations of the basic elements of criminal offenses and how they are used to define criminal offensesand—provides students with a system they can use to analyze and understand the legal nature of any criminal offense a student-friendly and“stage approachand” to understanding procedural rights and—each Criminal Procedure chapter focuses on one stage of the process and the applicable rights for that stage integrated coverage of white collar crime and other kinds of crime and the different types of criminal investigations, from police investigations to administrative and grand jury investigationsand—focusing on the role of the paralegal in each a broad range of well-edited cases consistently strong pedagogyand—chapter overviews, key terms, sidebars on interesting topics, end-of-chapter questions, hypotheticals, and additional projects for students

Legal Research Explained

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux

Publisher: Aspen College

ISBN: 9781454882336

Category: Law

Page: 436

View: 8065

Legal Research Explained provides a building-block approach to the fundamentals of legal research for paralegal students. The fundamentals of legal research for paralegal students. The text is divided into five separate sections, as follows: 1) conducting legal research using primary authorities; 2) conducting legal research using secondary authorities and other research aids; 3) electronic and computer resources; 4) legal citation form and validating authorities; and 5) "putting it all together," providing a final overview of the legal research process. Although based on the legal research section of author Deborah Bouchoux's highly successful Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals, the material in Legal Research Explained is modified and condensed to fit a legal research-only course. All-new research assignments in each chapter give students practice with both conventional print resources and on-line sources. Helpful charts, diagrams, and sample pages from research resources help students understand complex topics. In addition, Practice Tips in each chapter offer realistic and helpful suggestions for workplace success and Ethics notes are included throughout the book. Key Features: New research assignments New practice tips in several chapters Discussion of new titles added to the United States Code Discussion of new website GovInfo for free, official, and authenticated documents from all three branches of the government. Discussion of new sources for conducting research, such as the Law Review Commons (Chapter 6), which provides free access to thousands of law review articles. Discussion of new tools such as Lexis for Microsoft Office and Thomson Reuters's Drafting Assistant Extensively revised discussion of computer-assisted legal research in Chapter 8 New information on practical concerns in citing to the Internet in Chapter 9 Revamped discussion of citation form (Chapter 10) The information relating to Shepardizing using print volumes of Shepard's has been moved from Chapter 11 to its own back-of-the-book Appendix Information on new research management tools such as Zotero, Juris-M, and Evernote An in-depth Instructor's Manual includes an overview of the text, sample syllabi, tips on teaching strategies, chapter-by-chapter resource information, answer keys for all assignments, and a Test Bank.

Introduction to Law for Paralegals

Author: Neal R. Bevans

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454858265

Category: Law

Page: 452

View: 9880

Introduction to Law for Paralegals covers not only the theory but also the practical aspects of every day legal practice. This text prepares students for the transition from classroom to courtroom, offering balanced coverage of procedural concepts along with an introduction to specific areas of the law. Features: devotion to practical applications, such as legal research, ethics, trials, and appellate issues as well as substantive legal issues, ranging from personal injury and contracts to intellectual property clear, engaging writing style emphasis on practical skill acquisition which is discussed in conjunction with substantive legal issues reader-friendly design, with marginal definitions of key terms and phrases, inset boxes that explore various concepts, and chapter features such as "Skills You Need in the Real World" and "Issues at a Glance" that encapsulate important concepts. The text also includes numerous examples, figures, tables and hypotheticals to help students understand various legal issues and make effective use of different student learning styles excellent end-of-chapter activities, with chapter summaries, review questions, discussion questions, web references, ethics discussions,suggestions for further reading, sample documents, and "personality quizzes" that help students determine what area of the law is right for them shorter length and level of material makes this text the perfect choice for Associate's level paralegal courses New to the Second Edition: new developments and new case law more in-depth coverage of substantive law areas more coverage of computer technology in the law office

Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal

Author: Edward C. Carter

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454873523

Category: Law

Page: 672

View: 7368

Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal, Second Edition, offers assignments that mirror the work of the paralegal and cover local, state, and federal criminal cases. Students can gain practice and confidence doing the kind of work that a defense attorney, prosecutor, or law enforcement agency expects from a paralegal. Working with the various types of cases presented in this book familiarizes students with the role of the paralegal in the process of investigation, prosecution, and defense in criminal cases. The second edition has been updated to include more than three dozen new legal decisions, new coverage of legislative jurisdiction and Fifth Amendment due process clause, and the addition of six new cases including United States v. Vilar and Hurst v. Florida. Key Features: Updates include more than three dozen new legal decisions. Updated and expanded Chapters 6 and 7 with new coverage of legislative jurisdiction and Fifth Amendment due process clause. Six new cases including United States v. Vilar and Hurst v. Florida ¦ A sensible, four-part organization: Introduction to the criminal justice system The distinction between criminal law and criminal procedure Criminal law Criminal procedure ¦ Realistic assignments, in which students draft indictments, memos, grand jury subpoenas, and jury instructions using hypothetical memos, investigative reports, and interviews as source material ¦ Clear explanations of the basic elements of all criminal offenses ¦ An accessible system of analyzing the legal nature of any criminal offense ¦ An integrated treatment of white-collar crime ¦ Broad coverage of a wide range of criminal investigations, from police investigations to administrative and grand jury investigation

Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals

Author: Therese A. Cannon,Sybil Taylor Aytch

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 145487337X

Category: Law

Page: 592

View: 5357

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).

Aspen Student Treatise for Property

Author: Joseph William Singer

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454882239

Category: Law

Page: 1008

View: 2532

This overview of property law addresses both classic and contemporary topics covered in the first-year property course in a clear, accessible format. The book offers clear explanations of property law through textual treatment, with numerous examples, analytical discussion of key cases, and issues followed by hypotheticals. Emphasis is placed on disagreements among states about the applicable rules of property law, with explanations of the conflicting issues. Key Features: New section on the subprime mortgage crisis provides a contemporary look at property law (includes a discussion of the Massachusetts SJC case Commonwealth v. Fremont) Material on the Harry Potter copyright case (Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. & J.K. Rowling v. RDR Books) Recent Oregon land-use ballot initiatives regarding property owners' rights (Measures 37 and 49) and their impact A new case on ownership issues surrounding Civil War-era papers once belonging to the governors of South Carolina (Wilcox v. Stroup)

The Legal Research and Writing Handbook

A Basic Approach for Paralegals

Author: Andrea B. Yelin,Hope Viner Samborn

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454897716

Category: Law

Page: 640

View: 8954

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