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Introduction to Law / Edition 1
     

Introduction to Law / Edition 1

by Joanne B. Hames
 

ISBN-10: 0132447819

ISBN-13: 9780132447812

Pub. Date: 06/10/1997

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

Now in its Second Edition, INTRODUCTION TO LAW has built on a strong foundation a timely and comprehensive reference.
  • The chapter on Civil vs. Criminal Law provides an overview of both areas.
  • The Technology Corner stresses the impact of technology on legal practices.
  • Opinions and cases are introduced right from the start.

Overview

Now in its Second Edition, INTRODUCTION TO LAW has built on a strong foundation a timely and comprehensive reference.

  • The chapter on Civil vs. Criminal Law provides an overview of both areas.
  • The Technology Corner stresses the impact of technology on legal practices.
  • Opinions and cases are introduced right from the start.
  • The Companion Website and complete Instructor's Resource offer tools for learning.
  • Critical Ethics issues are covered as the apply in each area of the law.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132447812
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
06/10/1997
Series:
Prentice Hall Paralegal Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
571
Product dimensions:
8.37(w) x 10.34(h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents

I. THE LEGAL SYSTEM.
1. Paralegals and the Legal Community.
2. The American LegalSystem.
3. Laws: Their Sources.
4. Finding and Using the Law: Legal Research, Analysis and Writing.
II. LEGAL PRACTICE AND PRINCIPLES.
5. Law Practice: Day-to-Day Procedures.
6. Laws: Civil v. Criminal.
7. Personal Injury Practice: Tort Law and Worker's Compensation.
8. Family Law.
9. Wills, Trusts and Probate.
10. Business Practice: Contract Law and Real Property Law.
11. Business Practice: The Law of Business: Organizations and Bankruptcy.
12. Criminal Practice: Criminal Law and Juvenile Law.
13. Civil Procedure Before Trial.
14. Criminal Law: Procedure.
15. Alternative Dispute Resolution.
16. Rules of Evidence.
17. The Trial.
18. Law and Technology.
Appendix I: The United States Constitution.
Appendix II: Paralegal Ethics: NALA Code of Ethics; NALA Model Guidelines for Utilization of Paralegals; NFPA Canons of Ethics.
Appendix III: Mock Trial.
Appendix IV: Basic Citation Reference Manual.
Appendix V: Perry Mason Meet Sonny Crocket: The History of Lawyers and the Police as Television Heroes.
Appendix VI: Marvin vs. Marvin Cases.
Appendix VII: Federal Rules of Evidence (801-806).
Appendix VIII: Law Review Article: The Case for Disc-Based Litigation: Technology and the Cyber Courtroom.

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