Evidence Management for the Paralegal: Gathering, Analyzing, and Preserving Evidence / Edition 1

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Evidence Management for Paralegals is a valuable resource and practical tool for instructors, and the beginning to mid-level student enrolled in a paralegal or legal studies course. Readers will learn from the in-depth coverage of topics including detailed descriptions of what constitutes evidence, gathering evidence from public, private, and governmental sources, and using the discovery process to obtain all forms of evidence. Students will find information more accessible by the use of case scenarios guiding them through real life situations applying the skills taught. The information and instruction is provided through United States court rules, regulations and codes, as well as a wealth of practical information presented through examples, explanations, samples of actual letters and documents.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766859630
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/10/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 7.99 (w) x 9.17 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Stacy Hunt is an Honors Graduate, Fresno City College Paralegal Studies Program, Certified Legal Assistant, California Advanced Specialist Certification in litigation; 19 years as a paralegal. An adjunct instructor, Hunt presently teaches Legal Ethics for the Paralegal Studies Program at California Polytechnic State University, and co-taught courses in discovery, and trial preparation at California's Fresno City College.

Ellem Sheffer is a graduate of Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Missouri; A 'teacher's teacher, Sheffer worked in the legal profession for more than 20 years. Prior to becoming a paralegal, taught special education and Spanish. Presently serves on the NALA board for the Certified Legal Assistant, and California Advanced Specialty Exams, and previously served for six years as the Director of the Paralegal Studies Program at Cal Poly State University. Developed, taught, and launched the first, complete online course - 'Law Office Procedures' offered at Cal Poly.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Use of Evidence in a Lawsuit Chapter 2: Documentary Evidence Chapter 3: Tangible Evidence Chapter 4: Audio and Video Recordings Chapter 5: Test Results Chapter 6: Photographs Chapter 7: Depositions Chapter 8: Demonstrative Evidence Chapter 9: Trial issues Chapter 10: Appeal issues

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