The key to understanding the legal profession is developing a true understanding of legal terminology. This text gives students the expert information they need to do just that. It explains complicated legal terms in accessible language and uses examples to help students understand the terms in context. The author employs an easy-to-read, narrative form with related terms and their definitions presented in logical sequence by chapter-unlike the format of a traditional legal dictionary. For example, in the chapter on domestic relations, students will follow a relationship from a couple's first meeting, to dating, moving in together, marrying, having children, contemplating divorce, and divorcing. Written as a text, study guide and reference manual, Legal Terminology for Legal Professionals will enable students to succeed in the law office setting by helping them acquire a meaningful understanding of the terminology they will face every day.
Director of Personnel, Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities Services; Adjunct Faculty, Pulaski Technical College; B.A. from Rhodes College; Juris Doctor from University of Arkansas
Introduction Acknowledgements Chapter 1: The Legal System and The Legislative Process Chapter 2: Criminal Law. Chapter 3: Criminal Procedure Chapter 4: Civil Procedure Part I. Pleadings, Discovery, Remedies and Pre-Trial Chapter 5: Civil Procedure Part II. Trial, Appellate Procedures and Alternate Dispute Chapter 6: Administrative Law Chapter 7: Evidence Chapter 8: Constitutional Law Chapter 9: Torts Chapter 10: Contracts. Chapter 11: Property. Chapter 12: Real Estate Transactions Chapter 13: Agency Chapter 14: Business Organizations Chapter 15: Securities. Chapter 16: Securities Regulation Chapter 17: Anti-Trust Chapter 18: Labor and Employment Law Chapter 19: Debtor Creditor Relations Chapter 20: Commercial Paper Chapter 21: Intellectual Property Chapter 22: Domestic Relations Chapter 23: Decedents Estates Chapter 24: Product Liability and Consumer Protection Chapter 25: Discrimination in Employment and by State Action Chapter 26: Environmental Protection Chapter 27: Cyber Space Law Appendix 1 The Constitution of the United States Appendix 2 State Court Systems Appendix 3 Selected Cases Index