Family Law for the Paralegal: Concepts and Applications provides a thorough introduction to the basics of family law and procedure, addressing all key areas most commonly encountered in a family law practice. While the text approaches family law through generic viewpoint and terminology, each chapter provides students with opportunities to think about family law in the context of each jurisdiction. The Third Edition offers an up-to-date perspective on the family by incorporating discussions of the Marriage Equality Act and the Internet's revolutionization of the adoption process. Designed for paralegal students who desire an interesting and readable text on family law, the book builds on their existing knowledge base and skill sets to enhance their job performance. It helps students prepare to transition into the workforce by covering all phases of legal representation, from meeting with clients to preparing for trial.
ESSENTIALS OF PARALEGALISM, FIFTH EDITION, introduces the beginning paralegal student to this still relatively new legal career. It presents the main regulatory and employment issues in the field, as well as strategies for finding a job. The author provides students with the basic skills they will need to succeed in the field including interviewing, investigation and analysis at an introductory level. Concrete examples from the working lives of on-the-job paralegals help the students get a feel for what they can expect in the work setting. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Written by an award-winning author team, The Paralegal Professional combines a solid introduction to the paralegal profession with a thorough introduction to law. The 2-books-in-1 format prepares students with the substantive and procedural legal knowledge that they need to succeed. This is the fully, up-to-date and extensive coverage of technology in the law office, legal and business ethics. International perspectives, and diversity prepares students for today's work environment. Two-books-in-one career guidance + the law. This critical combination is designed to enhance the teaching structure of the course with full chapters on each area of Substantive Law; numerous examples of both Brief and Full Cases; integrated coverage of Diversity; and legal applications for Technology tools in the law office. Professionalism for every kind of learner concepts are presented in a manner appealing to both new and returning students. Both Legal and Business Ethics demonstrate the connection between two worlds. Ethics Questions in every chapter provide the opportunity to strengthen reasoning. the critical issues that impact careers. Appendices offer guidelines for Case Briefing and for Ethical Obligations. In Quick Reference, every feature is designed for quick reference by professionals and study review for learners. It has marginal references to related Websites, checklists for Career Guidance and for Procedures, reference Appendices on U.S. Constitution, Spanish/English Legal Terms, Internet Resources, and How to Study internal guide on Latin Terms. The entire program is backed by digital and print course supplements that support distance learning and lifelong skills. These include a complete Online Course and a time-limited version of LexBrief legal briefing software and the Lexiverse Legal Dictionary.
Capturing the suspense and excitement of the film industry, The Legal Movie Guide provides an easy way for professors to incorporate key scenes and films of a legal, judicial, or public policy nature into their course. Briefing 40 legal movies, entries include a synopsis of each film, its key facts, actors, length and overall rating. Going beyond just descriptions, it identifies key legal themes within each movie and correlates films to specific legal courses. Scenes are broken down into five to fifteen minute pieces and discussion suggestions provide tangible assignments students can complete after viewing each scene. Some films covered in thie guide include: 12 Angry Men The Accused Anatomy of a Murder And Justice for All Animal Farm Body Heat Changing Lanes A Civil Action Class Action The Client Criminal Law Disclosure Erin Brockovich
Focusing on how computers can make paralegals and legal professionals more productive on the job, this updated Seventh Edition of the #1 book on the market offers comprehensive treatment of computer concepts, including coverage of both basic software programs like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, to more advanced applications using AbacusLaw, CaseMap, Clio, DiscoverFY, HotDocs, Tabs3, TimeMap, and TrialDirector. Real-life examples, pertinent tutorials, ethical considerations, and up-to-date coverage of the most popular software used in all types of legal organizations help students develop key knowledge and skills. Each topic is presented in a clear and organized manner and includes examples of how the software is actually used on the job. The detailed Hands-on Exercises include Basic, Intermediate, and Advaned assignments to allow for a variety of skill levels. These extensive exercises allow students to apply their knowledge and practice using computers to complete realistic legal work.This edition reflects the ever-changing rules and decisions affecting the legal process (gathering evidence, managing files, filing with courts, working on electronic copyright issues, presenting exhibits, billing, etc.) and covers the most up-to-date technology available to help paralegals comply to new rules and better handle complex records and files. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Designed to teach the basics needed to prepare students for any role in the legal system, Law and the Legal System engages students through the use of examples and practical applications of legal principles. Whether they are interested in pursuing legal careers as lawyers or paralegals, or political science careers, or criminal justice interests, students are provided a basic understanding of the law and how to find it. Mock trial experiences are encouraged, and each chapter involves the student in exercises that review understanding of legal terms and concepts. Six cases in an appendix illustrate basic concepts, and hypothetical cases showcase the inner workings of the judicial system in both criminal and civil cases. Internet sources, key terms, case excerpts, research assignments, review exercises and discussion questions help students reinforce the key concepts in each chapter, and suggested activities engage students in discovery projects. Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition expands coverage with new chapters on Legal Research and Writing, Tort Law, Contract Law, Family Law, Employment Law, and Equal Protection Law. Careful updating of information throughout the book includes refreshed Internet references to the text. Hallmark features of An Introduction to Law and Legal Studies in the United States: Solid overview of the system of law and government Readability, accessibility Provides the basics for any role in the legal system lawyer or paralegal career political science or criminal justice work Practical applications to engage students with legal principles mock trial experiences encouraged chapter exercises review legal terms and concepts activities engage students in discovery projects Five part structure, comprehensive coverage Basic Legal Concepts Substantive Civil Law Civil Law Procedure Criminal Law Procedure Administrative Due Process Six cases illustrate major basic concepts Explains difficult legal concepts in a reader-friendly format Hypothetical cases reveal workings of judicial system in both criminal and civil cases Differentiates civil, criminal, and administrative due process Discusses history as well as contemporary state of law and current controversies Pedagogically rich Internet sources key terms case excerpts research assignments review exercises discussion questions Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition presents: New chapters Legal Research and Writing Tort Law Contract Law Family Law Employment Law Equal Protection Law Updated Internet references New material, brought completely up-to-date
This text for paralegals is written specifically for California. It covers federal and California-state litigation chronologically from initiation of the suit through appeal. Discussion Questions and Assignments at the end of each chapter further develop chapter concepts.