American Bar Association Guide to Resolving Legal Disputes: Inside and Outside the Courtroom [NOOK Book]

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Whether you’re fighting with a neighbor about who should pay for a fence, pursuing a charge of discrimination at work, or chasing a $5000 loan, the ABA Guide to Resolving Legal Disputes: Inside and Outside the Courtroom can help you decide what steps to take to resolve disputes. This book, written in easy-to-read language with dozens of real-life examples, includes tips on how to be a better negotiator. It also provides important information about mediation, arbitration, small claims court, and civil court ...
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American Bar Association Guide to Resolving Legal Disputes: Inside and Outside the Courtroom

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Overview

Whether you’re fighting with a neighbor about who should pay for a fence, pursuing a charge of discrimination at work, or chasing a $5000 loan, the ABA Guide to Resolving Legal Disputes: Inside and Outside the Courtroom can help you decide what steps to take to resolve disputes. This book, written in easy-to-read language with dozens of real-life examples, includes tips on how to be a better negotiator. It also provides important information about mediation, arbitration, small claims court, and civil court procedures, and includes a chapter on working with a lawyer, with tips on how you can save time and money.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307493811
  • Publisher: Diversified Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/21/2009
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,029,237
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

The American Bar Association is the world's largest voluntary professional membership organization. With more than 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.


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Table of Contents


Foreword     xi
Introduction     xiii
An Introduction to Conflict: From Outbursts to Handshakes     1
Negotiation: Reaching Agreement Through Interest-Based Negotiation     18
Mediation: Three Heads are Better Than Two     43
Arbitration: A Flexible Alternative to Litigation     67
Small-Claims Court: The "Fast Food" of the Legal System     93
Court Procedures for Civil Cases: Understanding a Trial from Start to Finish     117
Finding and Working with a Lawyer: How to Find the Right Lawyer for Your Case     152
Where Do You Go from Here?: Our Top Recommendations for Further Resources     176
Index     179
About the Author     187
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