Tort Law for Legal Assistants / Edition 3

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Overview

Tort Law for Legal Assistants, Third Edition strikes an excellent balance between academic coverage of tort law principles and practical coverage of skills requisite for the personal injury legal assistant. And, in response to the increasing use of technology in the legal field, special emphasis is placed on using the Internet to search for information related to tort law. The authors have used an informal writing style, and they have made every effort to keep readers engaged through a host of techniques. For example, each chapter is introduced using a simple, often lighthearted, hypothetical. Each chapter contains Practice Pointers that introduce students to such practical skills as drafting pleadings, preparing medical authorization requests, documenting damages, writing FOIA letters, and assembling trial exhibits. Review questions and practice exams allow students to test their mastery of chapter materials. An instructor's manual with test bank complements this practical teaching text.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401812744
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 11/13/2003
  • Series: The West Legal Studies
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 9.26 (w) x 10.74 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Linda L. Edwards was an attorney and author, having written or co-written seven textbooks in the legal assistant field. She was an instructor in the Justice and Legal Studies Department at Phoenix College for 24 years until her retirement in January 2001. During her tenure as program director, she was responsible for creating dozens of new classes in both legal assisting and criminal justice.

J. Stanley Edwards has been an Arizona attorney since 1975. Although he started out as a patent attorney, he has been a general practitioner for all but two of those years. He co-authored five textbooks on paralegal studies with his late wife, Dr. Linda Edwards. He was a judge pro tem in the civil division of the Maricopa County Superior Court and what is now the Family Court. Additionally, he is a certified arbitrator in the District Court of Arizona. He has also practiced before the 9th Circuit Court of appeals and is an inactive member of the State Bar of Colorado.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction. Chapter 2: Overview of a Tort Case. Chapter 3: Intentional Torts. Chapter 4: Negligence: An Overview. Chapter 5: Negligence: Duty. Chapter 6: Negligence: Breach of Duty. Chapter 7: Negligence: Causation. Chapter 8: Negligence: Damages. Chapter 9: Negligence: Defenses. Chapter 10: Malpractice. Chapter 11: Misrepresentation, Nuisance and Other Torts. Chapter 12: Strict Liability. Chapter 13: Products Liability. Chapter 14: Defamation and Related Torts. Chapter 15: Vicarious Liability. Chapter 16: Joint Liability. Chapter 17: Tort Reform. Chapter 18: Automobile Insurance. Chapter 19: Bad Faith. Chapter 20: Workers Compensation.

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