Introduction to Law / Edition 1

Introduction to Law / Edition 1

by Joanne B. Hames
     
 

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.
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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)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Paralegals and the Legal Community3
Ch. 2The American Legal System26
Ch. 3Laws: Their Sources49
Ch. 4Finding and Using the Law: Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing69
Ch. 5Law Practice: Day-to-Day Procedures103
Ch. 6Laws: Civil vs. Criminal121
Ch. 7Personal Injury Practice: Tort Law and Workers' Compensation145
Ch. 8Family Law176
Ch. 9Wills, Trusts, and Probate202
Ch. 10Business Practice: Contract Law and Real Property Law227
Ch. 11Business Practice: The Law of Business Organizations and Bankruptcy246
Ch. 12Criminal Practice: Criminal Law and Juvenile Law265
Ch. 13Civil Procedures Before Trial291
Ch. 14Criminal Law: Procedure321
Ch. 15Alternative Dispute Resolution364
Ch. 16Rules of Evidence382
Ch. 17The Trial399
Ch. 18Law and Technology425
App. IThe United States Constitution445
App. IIParalegal Ethics461
App. IIIMock Trial481
App. IVBasic Citation Reference Guide488
App. V"Perry Mason Meets Sonny Crockett: The History of Lawyers and the Police as Television Heroes"492
App. VIMarvin v. Marvin Cases503
App. VIIFederal Rules of Evidence [actual symbol not reproducible]527
App. VIIILaw Review Article: "The Case for Disc-Based Litigation: Technology and the Cyber Courtroom"534
Glossary549
Index567

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