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This book provides a basic understanding of legal concepts of the law for legal assistants in training. It includes case law excerpts to call attention to law office procedures, includes a chapter on accounting and payroll that is unique to this type of book, and provides an analysis of the legal office environment. Emphasizes principles of the law, while offering simulated activities and cases on template disk. Includes a glossary of key legal terms, and presents illustrated legal documents by fields of the law.
Part 1—Legal Office Environment 1. The Legal Office Assistant Profession 2. The Legal Office Communication 3. The Legal Office Records 4. Legal Office Accounting System Part 2—The Court System 5. The Federal Court System 6. The State Court System 7. Discovery Process 8. Appellate Procedure 9. Legal Research and Citation Part 3—Substantive Law 10. Law of Domestic Relations 11. Law of Torts 12. Criminal Law 13. Law of Wills and Trusts 14. Law of Contracts 15. Law of Business Organizations 16. Law of Real Estate 17. Law of Bankruptcy Appendix Glossary Index
Posted March 20, 2012