Introduction to Law, Reprint

Introduction to Law, Reprint

by Joanne Banker Hames, Yvonne Ekern
     
 

"Hands-on" and skill-building in approach, this book provides those contemplating a career as a paralegal well as "activist" lay readers with a complete overview of what actually goes on in a contemporary law office. It first explains the basic organization and operation of the U.S. legal system, then introduces the major areas of law practice and the legal… See more details below

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"Hands-on" and skill-building in approach, this book provides those contemplating a career as a paralegal well as "activist" lay readers with a complete overview of what actually goes on in a contemporary law office. It first explains the basic organization and operation of the U.S. legal system, then introduces the major areas of law practice and the legal principles that apply. Throughout, it defines and explores legal concepts in a clear, concise manner—with numerous hypothetical case examples demonstrating the application of theory. Varied exercises help readers develop strong legal vocabulary and analytic skills. A chapter on Technology and Law Practice highlights the relevance of technology to the different aspects of the substantive and procedural law. The Legal Community and Professional Responsibility. The American Legal System. Laws: Their Sources. Finding the Law: Legal Research, Analysis and Writing. Using the Law: Analysis and Legal Writing. Laws: Civil v. Criminal. Personal Injury Practice: Tort Law and Worker's Compensation. Family Law. Wills, Trusts and Probate. Business Practice: Contract Law and Real Property Law. Business Practice: The Law of Business: Organizations and Bankruptcy. Criminal Practice: Criminal Law and Juvenile Law. Civil Procedure Before Trial. Criminal Law: Procedure. Alternative Dispute Resolution. Rules of Evidence. The Trial. Law and Technology. For anyone interested in the "hands-on" activities that take place in a contemporary law office.

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ISBN-13:
9780130968630
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
05/30/2001
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.25(d)

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