Evidence For Paralegals, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

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Overview

In its new Fourth Edition, Evidence for Paralegals continues to help students understand how evidentiary principals are applied in practical situations. Written from a real-life perspective allowing students to see beyond the walls of the classroom, the authors apply the material to actual practice at all judicial levels.

This text owes its popularity to the following features:

• focuses on the practical applications of the Federal Rules of Evidence and how the rules relate to paralegal practice

• covers a full range of topics, including gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and researching

written from a real-life perspective, showing how actual practice works in local, state, and federal court

pedagogy in text developed for paralegal students, and includes short case summaries, readable examples, marginal definitions of terms, marginal cross-references to the Rules of Evidence, review questions, and hypotheticals

short, concise presentation is ideal for paralegal courses

Changes to the Fourth Edition include:

updated with changes to the Federal Rules of Evidence

new case studies added for student analysis

new hypotheticals and discussion questions have been added

This short, concise text focuses on the relationship between the Federal Rules of Evidence and the paralegal practice. The subject matter is clearly written and draws on true-to-life scenarios to illustrate its lessons. This combination of characteristics makes Evidence for Paralegals a successful and accessible text for paralegal students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735558526
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 309
  • Sales rank: 226,214
  • Product dimensions: 7.01 (w) x 10.04 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Relevance

Chapter 3. Character

Chapter 4. Habit and Modus Operandi

Chapter 5. Witnesses and Competency

Chapter 6. Impeachment

Chapter 7. Lay and Expert Opinions

Chapter 8. Settlement, Negotiation, and Remedial Measures

Chapter 9. Hearsay

Chapter 10. Hearsay Exceptions

Chapter 11. Authentication, Identification, and Exhibits

Chapter 12. Constitutional Constraints on the Admissibility of Evidence

Chapter 13. Common Law Privileges

Appendix A. Federal Rules of Evidence for United States Courts and Magistrates

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