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The California Paralegal

Essential Rules, Documents, and Resources

Author: William P. Statsky,Sharon Sandberg

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9781418012946

Category: Law

Page: 484

View: 1485

The California Paralegal is a career book for both paralegal students and practicing paralegals. This book serves as a reference containing a great deal of information that will be essential for every paralegal student or employed paralegal in the state of California. The information included, along with the comprehensive legal dictionary within the guide, should make the book one that every paralegal would want to have close at hand in school or on the job. It is Internet-rich with resources that will help the paralegal in many aspects of their day-to-day jobs.
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The Florida Paralegal

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

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111779961

Category: Law

Page: 544

View: 7204

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.
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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: 4896

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.
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Workers' Compensation Practice for Paralegals

Author: Lynne J. DeVenny,J. Griffin Morgan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594602641

Category: Law

Page: 249

View: 9538

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."
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California Civil Litigation

Author: Susan Burnett Luten

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111806896

Category: Law

Page: 448

View: 3587

California Civil Litigation, fifth edition, is designed to provide paralegal students and practicing paralegals with information, skills, and experience. It follows the litigation process chronologically from initial client questions and contracts, to ethical issues, through the pleading and discovery phases, to trial, post-trial and appeal. Each phase of litigation is explored through official forms and drafted documents and each chapter includes highlighted glossary words and definitions to enable the reader to learn the technical language of litigation. In addition to the usual probing discussion questions, each chapter includes online projects requiring the reader to locate and analyze relevant Internet material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing

Author: William H. Putman,Jennifer Albright

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305948378

Category: Law

Page: 832

View: 916

Ever popular, LEGAL RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, AND WRITING, Fourth Edition delivers the basics in an easy-to-read, step-by-step manner to ready paralegals for work in law offices and legal departments. Content addresses essential research and writing skills, such as identifying key facts, issue spotting, analysis and counteranalysis, traditional and online research, secondary authorities and citating, writing legal briefs and memoranda, and techniques for good legal writing. In addition, this book includes scenarios, examples, exercises, and other features that clarify concepts and fine tune writing abilities. And, of course, the fourth edition offers the latest updates—with special attention to electronic research methods using fee-based and non-fee-based digital tools—to help paralegals stand out in today’s tech-driven job market. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The California Family Law Paralegal

Author: Dianna L. Noyes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611635614

Category: Law

Page: 709

View: 9979

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.
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California Family Law for Paralegals

Author: Marshall W. Waller

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454861312

Category: Law

Page: 704

View: 2111

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
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Introduction to Paralegalism: Perspectives, Problems and Skills

Author: William P. Statsky

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305686292

Category: Law

Page: 928

View: 1484

Master the hands-on skills you'll need to succeed in a modern law office with INTRODUCTION TO PARALEGALISM, 8e. Ten critical skills are covered in the book: identifying legal issues, breaking rules into elements,applying rules to facts interviewing clients, investigating facts, digesting discovery documents, providing litigation assistance, researching the law, drafting documents, and representing clients at administrative agencies where authorized by law.Packed with real-life insights and real-world examples,the text helps you understand the ethical guidelines that lawyers and paralegals must follow and covers the efforts underway to regulate the profession in legislatures, courts, bar associations, and paralegal associations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals, Abridged

Author: David L. Buchbinder,Robert J. Cooper

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454880279

Category: Law

Page: 396

View: 6811

Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals, Abridged Edition evolved from a need to develop a nuts-and-bolts description of the bankruptcy system written in a manner that could be easily understood by nonlawyers. The primary intent has been to design this text as a basic primer for legal assistants or paralegal students to help them grasp the practical aspects of representing debtors or creditors within the bankruptcy system. To meet this challenge, the authors have explained practice and theory together in as concise a format as possible. This Abridged Edition focuses primarily upon consumer bankruptcy since the vast majority of bankruptcy cases are filed as consumer Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 cases.
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The California Probate Paralegal

Author: Dianna L. Noyes

Publisher: Ingram

ISBN: 9781611634525

Category: Law

Page: 400

View: 713

The California Probate Paralegal, Second Edition, is a comprehensive textbook for students and practicing paralegals in California. It covers the nuts and bolts of probate, estate planning and administration using a balanced approach of theory and application. The textbook includes the history of probate and estate planning, as well as the most current, up-to-date information about estate planning and administration.This textbook provides state specific statutes, rules, and procedures and step-by-step guidance in preparing California Judicial Council forms and pleadings. Forms and practical examples are used throughout the book as they apply to typical probate and estate issues a paralegal will face in the law firm.The book is written for all levels – students as well as practicing paralegals. Readers will enjoy this topical and easy to follow textbook and will refer to it again and again as a valuable desk reference in their daily work as a probate/estate planning paralegal.
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Business Organizations for Paralegals, Fifth Edition

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 0735576289

Category: Law

Page: 718

View: 9099

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
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Concise Guide to Legal Research and Writing

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454881755

Category: Law

Page: 512

View: 4623

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.
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Paralegal Today: The Legal Team at Work

Author: Roger LeRoy Miller,Mary Meinzinger

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305854926

Category: Law

Page: 752

View: 5595

Succeed in your course and your career as a paralegal with PARALEGAL TODAY: THE LEGAL TEAM AT WORK. This updated Seventh Edition shows you how current technology and social media tools are used in practice, while helping you develop an understanding of the laws in our society, the importance of ethical and professional responsibility, and the skills needed to thrive in today's legal environment. Real-world examples, practical applications, ethical dilemmas, hands-on assignments, and an entire chapter on paralegal careers (with salary information) prepare you to meet the challenges of today's paralegal working environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Actions and defenses

Litigation by the Numbers

Author: Julie A. Goren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780974936109

Category: Actions and defenses

Page: 390

View: 2195

The essential civil litigation handbook devoted to the "HOW TO's " of California procedure. The California Code of Civil Procedure, California Rules of Court, and Judicial Council forms are combined so that the reader learns for any given task: which form to use, how to complete it, and how and when to file and serve it. This step-by-step litigation handbook is used by attorneys, paralegals, and legal secretaries both as a quick reference and as a training tool, and has been adopted as a text by several California college paralegal and legal secretarial programs. Additionally, law librarians of numerous California county law libraries keep it on reserve to help self-represented litigants. Updated at least annually to reflect new rules and forms, the book contains over 390 pages explaining the various phases of a California civil case. Chapters include: Appearance by Plaintiff (preparing the Complaint and all required forms, filing and serving by all allowable methods); Filing and Service (filing and serving documents throughout the case); Default by Defendant (entering a default and obtaining default judgment); Appearance by Defendant (preparing, filing, and serving answers and cross-complaints); Motions (preparing regular motions, discovery motions, ex parte applications, demurrers, and motions to strike); Discovery (setting up depositions of parties and non-parties, preparing, serving, and responding to requests for admission, interrogatories, and requests for production); Settlement and Dismissal (notifying the court of settlement and dismissing the case); Pre-Trial (preparing case management documentation and subpoenaing witnesses); and Judgment and Enforcement (placing liens on real estate, noticing judgment debtor exams, obtaining costs of suit).
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Model Rules of Professional Conduct

Author: ABA Center for Professional Conduct

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604425178

Category: Law

Page: 209

View: 7659

The Model Rules of Professional Conduct offers timely information on lawyer ethics. The black-letter Rules of Professional Conduct are followed by numbered Comments that explain each Rule's purpose and provide suggestions for its practical application. The Rules help lawyers identify proper conduct in a variety of given situations, review those instances where discretionary action is possible, and define the nature of the lawyer's relationship with clients, colleagues, and the courts.
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Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9780735524125

Category: Law

Page: 743

View: 6721

When you examine Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals, Third Edition, you will see why so many instructors rely on this exceptionally clear, logical, and well-organized text. Proven effective in the classroom, this comprehensive reference prepares prospective paralegals for some of their most important responsibilities.Provides everything students need to master the basics: -- comprehensive overview of research and writing skills, reinforced by illustrations and exercises-- integrates writing strategies into each research chapter to demonstrate the link between the two processes-- discusses electronic sources for legal research, including Lexis, Westlaw, and the Internet-- thoroughly explains proper citation form and updating/validating legal authorities, including Shepardizing and KeyCiting-- includes samples of legal writing, such as letters, a court brief, and a legal memorandum-- boxes offer technology tips (such as useful Internet addresses) and figures demonstrate and summarize topics reviewed in the text-- two glossaries; one for internet-related terms in the appropriate chapter, the other for the rest of the text at the end of the bookThe Third Edition introduces a wealth of new material: -- entirely new chapter devoted to conducting legal research using the internet provides a brief introduction, includes a glossary of terms, discusses the process of performing research online, includes strategies and tips, explores some ethical concerns regarding use of the internet, and concludes with a list of the best internet research sites, including coverage of LoisLaw-- new writing samples, including a new legal memorandum in the appendix--completely revised text reflects the changing nature of legal publishing-- new section on using the ALWD Citation Manual-- new assignments throughout the book-- completely updated Instructor's Manual with answer keys for all the assignments, extra assignments for each chapter, and additional sample documents
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Paralegal Career For Dummies

Author: Scott A. Hatch,Lisa Zimmer Hatch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118052976

Category: Law

Page: 384

View: 9789

Apply important legal concepts and skills you need to succeed Get educated, land a job, and start making money now! Want a new career as a paralegal but don't know where to start? Relax! Paralegal Career For Dummies is the practical, hands-on guide to all the basics -- from getting certified to landing a job and getting ahead. Inside, you'll find all the tools you need to succeed, including a CD packed with sample memos, forms, letters, and more! Discover how to * Secure your ideal paralegal position * Pick the right area of the law for you * Prepare documents for litigation * Conduct legal research * Manage a typical law office Sample resumes, letters, forms, legal documents, and links to online legal resources. Please see the CD-ROM appendix for details and complete system requirements.