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Overview

A huge amount of legal information is contained within this compact and orderly book. All legal terms are easy-to-find and up-to-date, and the book includes definitions, pronunciation, and easily understood explanations. Structured into short, easily digested chapters, Legal Terminology presents the fundamentals of the principal areas of the law, including: terms used in criminal law, tort law, contract law, personal property and agency law, practice and procedure law, will and estate law, trust law, family law, law of negotiable instruments, and business organization law. An excellent reference work for lawyers, legal secretaries, paralegals, legal assistants, and court personnel.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131568044
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 7/11/2007
  • Series: Pearson Custom Library: Paralegal Studies
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 8.66 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

GORDON W. BROWN studied law to become and more knowledgeable teacher with expertise in the legal field. He attended Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA, at night for four years, while teaching during the day. After law school, he became a member of the Massachusetts Bar and took a position as a professor at North Shore Community College, Danvers, MA, where he taught for the next 30 years. Before ending his 38 year teaching career, he taught business, secretarial, and paralegal subjects at Pepperell High School, Pepperell, MA; Endicott College, Beverly, MA; and North Shore Community College. In addition to teaching, he also opened a law office in Beverly, MA, and enjoyed a full-time career of practicing law, writing textbooks, and being a husband to his wife, Jane. He is also the father of 6 very special children, and has 12 grandchildren. In 1998, Mr. Brown was awarded the Outstanding Educator Award from his alma mater, Salem State College. Currently, Mr. Brown continues to be a member of the Massachusetts and Federal Bars.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

Chapter 1 Court Systems and Jurisdiction

Chapter 2 Criminal Trial Procedure

Chapter 3 Civil Trial Procedure

Chapter 4 Defensive Pleadings

Chapter 5 Methods of Discover

Chapter 6 Pretrial Hearing and Jury Trial

Chapter 7 Steps in a Trial

PART TWO: TERMS USED IN CRIMINAL LAW

Chapter 8 Crimes, Accomplices, and Defenses

Chapter 9 Crimes Against Property

Chapter 10 Crimes Against the Person and Human Habitation

Chapter 11 Homicide

Chapter 12 Crimes Against Morality and Drug Abuse

PART THREE: TERMS USED IN LAW OF TORTS

Chapter 13 Torts and Tortfeasors

Chapter 14 Intentional Torts

Chapter 15 Negligence and Product Liability

PART FOUR: TERMS USED IN LAW OF CONTRACTS

Chapter 16 Formation of Contracts

Chapter 17 Contract Requirements

Chapter 18 Third Parties and Discharge of Contracts

PART FIVE: TERMS USED IN LAW OF PERSONAL PROPERTY AND AGENCY

Chapter 19 Personal Property and Bailments

Chapter 20 Itellectual Property

Chapter 21 Law of Agency

PART SIX: TERMS USED IN LAW OF WILLS AND ESTATES

Chapter 22 Wills, Testaments and Advance Directives

Chapter 23 Revocation, Lapses, and Ademption

Chapter 24 Principle Clauses in a Will

Chapter 25 Disineritance and Intestacy

Chapter 26 Personal Representative of the Estate

Chapter 27 Settling an Estate

Chapter 28 Trusts

PART SEVEN: TERMS USED IN LAW OF REAL PROPERTY

Chapter 29 Estates in Real Property

Chapter 30 Multiple Ownership of Real Property

Chapter 31 Acquiring Title to Real Property

Chapter 32 Deeds

Chapter 33 Mortgages

Chapter 34 Recording System

Chapter 35 Airspace and Water Rights

Chapter 36 Easements, Restrictions, and Zoning Regulations

Chapter 37 Landlord and Tenant

PART EIGHT: TERMS USED IN FAMILY LAW

Chapter 38 Marriage, Divorce and Dissolotion of Marriage

Chapter 39 Divorce Procedure

PART NINE: TERMS USED IN LAW OF NEGOTIATION INSTRUMENTS

Chapter 40 Negotiable Instruments

PART TEN: TERMS USED IN BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS AND BANKRUPTCY

Chapter 41 Busines Organization

Chapter 42 The Law of Bankruptcy

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