Oran's Dictionary of the Law, Fourth Edition, is the easiest to use introduction to legal terminology and concepts on the market. It contains clear definitions of the words that most paralegals, paralegal students, and persons in related fields need to know. The book precisely explains contracts, laws, court decisions, and lawyers. This new fourth edition includes a CD-ROM that contains all terms and definitions in the book and over a thousand new and revised definitions. It also includes an updated section on computerized legal research and overhauled sections on bankruptcy, intellectual property, litigation support, national security and other rapidly changing subject areas. Oran's Dictionary of the Law will leave the student equipped with a precise, technical, legal vocabulary. This book also works as an important reference for consumers and businesspersons to confidently read a contract, interpret a law, or talk to a lawyer.
A dictionary of words and expressions used in the legal field, including Latin, words with different meanings in different areas of law, and words with different definitions in everyday English. Pronunciation is provided for lengthy words. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Daniel Oran is a graduate of Hamilton College and Yale Law School. He has practiced law in Connecticut and the District of Columbia. In addition, he has been Assistant Director of the National Paralegal Institute, Professor of Law at Antioch Law School, staff counsel to a member of Congress and the House Appropriations Committee, and president of Foresight, Incorporated. He has written an internationally reprinted novel and business text as well as professional and popular articles on paralegal education, psychiatry and law, poverty law, and individual rights.
Mark Tosti, contributing author, is a graduate of Princeton University, Columbia College, and the Washington College of Law of the American University, where he was also Professorial Lecturer of Law.
Introduction. Acknowledgements. Reading the Definitions. Pronunciation. The Basic 50 Words. Dictionary. Appendix A: Where to Go for More Information. Appendix B: Lawyer Talk. Appendix C: Legal Research. How to Use This Appendix. Concepts in the Law. Techniques of Research. Sources of the Law. Computer-Assisted Legal Research. Illustrations. Organization of the Federal Government. U.S. Courts of Appeals and U.S. District Courts Map. Civil Lawsuit and Criminal Trial Flowcharts. Research "Sunshine". Sources of the Law. National Reporter System. Introduction to a Case in the National Reporter System. Example of How Legal Subjects are Subdivided.