Legal Terminology for Transcription and Court Reporting / Edition 1

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Overview

Students studying legal transcription, court reporting and legal terminology will find this book to be a "must have" for professional learning. The book transforms the student into someone who is proficient in the language of law as a listener and speaker with judges, attorneys, witnesses, jurors and the parties in court. The complete understanding and usages of legal terms, as well as the related English grammar, punctuation, proofreading, and transcript production issues that contribute to an accurate record are the keys for all aspiring court reporters and transcriptionists. Mastering legal terminology and the correct English skills are keys to advancing and this book makes it fast and enjoyable with written exercises as well as audio transcription exercises on an accompanying CD-ROM.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418060855
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/7/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 493
  • Sales rank: 1,003,734
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Cathy J. Okrent, J.D., is a member of the New York State Bar and is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, as well as the Federal and State Courts of New York. Attorney Okrent has been a trial attorney and college professor. She has served as a state and county government attorney, hearing officer, and an employee relations manager. She is the author of three textbooks on Legal Terminology, Court Reporting, and Tort Law.

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Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements How to use a Legal Dictionary/ Thesaurus Unit 1: Administrative Law Unit 2: Agency Unit 3: Bankruptcy Unit 4: Civil Litigation (Pretrial) Unit 5: Civil Litigation (Trial and Appeal) Unit 6: Commercial Law Unit 7: Constitutional Law Unit 8: Contracts Unit 9: Corporations, Partnerships, and Sole Proprietorships Unit 10: Criminal Law and Procedure Unit 11: Family Law Unit 12: Insurance Unit 13: Intellectual Property Unit 14: Labor and Employment Unit 15: Legal Ethics Unit 16: Real Property and Landlord/Tenant Unit 17: Tax Law Unit 18: Torts and Personal Injury Unit 19: Wills, Trusts, and Estates

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