Introduction to Paralegal Studies: A Critical Thinking Approach

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Written by Katherine Currier and Tom Eimermann, authors of the critically acclaimed INTRODUCTION TO PARALEGAL STUDIES: A CRITICAL THINKING APPROACH offers a conprehensive and intelligent overview deigned for introductory paralegal courses focused on basic legal concepts and paralegal skills. Students and teachers alike will find the book offers a clear and logicl organization tha enhances accessibility. Readers will find a number of special features. This comprehensive and intelligent overview is carefully ...

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Overview

Written by Katherine Currier and Tom Eimermann, authors of the critically acclaimed INTRODUCTION TO PARALEGAL STUDIES: A CRITICAL THINKING APPROACH offers a conprehensive and intelligent overview deigned for introductory paralegal courses focused on basic legal concepts and paralegal skills. Students and teachers alike will find the book offers a clear and logicl organization tha enhances accessibility. Readers will find a number of special features. This comprehensive and intelligent overview is carefully designed for introductory paralegal courses focused on basic legal concepts and paralegal skills. The book's thoughtful presentation teaches students how to use and analyze what they have learned - actively teaching critical thinking skills through excellent analysis and examples. The clear, logical organization is divided into three parts: The American Legal System, Legal Analysis, and Paralegal Skills. The book is accompanied by a helpful Teacher's Manual and PowerPoint Slides. Featuring outstanding pedagogy, the text provides: charts and other graphics, discussion questions, hypothetical cases to place concepts in the context of real situations, legal reasoning exercises, review questions, definitions in the margins of the text, ethics alerts and practice tips, and a comprehensive glossary

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  • ISBN-13: 9780735502765
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 11/28/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 494
  • Product dimensions: 8.42 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. I Paralegals and the American Legal System 1
Ch. 1 Introduction to the Study of Law and the Paralegal Profession 3
Ch. 2 Paralegals and the Legal System 11
Ch. 3 Functions and Sources of Law 37
Ch. 4 Classification of the Law 49
Ch. 5 Structure of the Court System 67
Pt. 2 Substance of the Law 85
Ch. 6 Civil Law 87
Ch. 7 Civil Litigation and Its Alternatives 139
Ch. 8 Criminal Law and Procedure 187
Ch. 9 Legal Ethics 233
Pt. 3 Legal Analysis and Research 265
Ch. 10 Finding and Interpreting Statutory Law 267
Ch. 11 Finding and Interpreting Court Opinions 299
Ch. 12 Finding the Law 355
Ch. 13 Applying the Law 413
Pt. 4 Paralegals and the Work World 439
Ch. 14 Interviewing 441
Ch. 15 Evidence and Investigations 467
Ch. 16 Computers and Case Management 489
App. A Excerpts from the United States Constitution 505
App. B Ethical Codes 511
App. C NetNotes 521
Glossary 525
Table of Cases 549
Index 551
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