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This clear and up-to-date introduction to Administrative Law, writtenspecifically for the paralegal, is a straightforward text that explains howadministrative agencies are created, how they are structured, and how theyfunction. Classroom tested through three editions, Basic Administrative Lawfor Paralegals, Fourth Edition, offers not only a grounding in the basicsof Administrative Law but practical advice for employment opportunities forparalegals in the field. Among the features that make this text such a reliable resource:thorough topical coverage --from how administrative agencies are createdto agency discretion, rules and regulations, clients' rights, investigations,informal and formal proceedings, and judicial reviewnumerous visual aids and learning tools --such as charts and figures,examples, chapter summaries, key terms, and review questionsend-of-chapter exercises and resources --including crossword puzzles,fill-in-the-blank exercises, and lists of useful websitesan electronic workbook on CD bound into the book --providing ampleopportunity for practicea chapter dedicated to paralegal skills and careers --delving into careeropportunities for paralegals in both the private and public sectorsNew to the Fourth Edition:the electronic workbook has been thoroughly updated and offers researchexercises and guidance for accessing laws, rules, and agencies onlinethe "Paralegal Practice" boxes contain new topics,including retirement and immigration lawupdated formsThis current, affordable text, directed exclusively at the paralegal, is anexcellent choice for teaching your students the fundamentals of AdministrativeLaw as well as providing them with a realistic, practical look at careeropportunities.
Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals focuses on what paralegals need to know to be effective paralegals in a bankruptcy practice. Comprehensive yet accessible, this proven-effective text offers a step-by-step overview of the bankruptcy code and rules. With a consistent emphasis on practice, David Buchbinder vividly describes the role of the paralegal at every stage of a bankruptcy proceeding, providing practical information along the way. A wealth of examples, checklists, and summaries put bankruptcy law squarely within reach. This text is available in ebook format from the Vital Source Store . To download and use the ebook, you will need the free Vital Source Bookshelf software. DOWNLOAD NOW Thoroughly updated, the Eighth Edition includes new Supreme Court cases that interpret bankruptcy law and recent changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. a favorite among paralegal instructors, Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals features:a clear and readable writing style designed to let students learn and digest the basics complete coverage of everything a student needs to know to become a competent bankruptcy paralegal --consumer representation, creditor representation, and assisting with a Chapter 11 case a useful overview of the bankruptcy code and rules that sheds light on the role of the paralegal at every stage of a bankruptcy proceeding practical information about how and when to complete bankruptcy documents a rich variety of learning and memory aids, such as examples,checklists of procedures, summaries of the law, and discussion questions a Forms Manual on CD-ROM a generous teaching package, including a detailed Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, PowerPoints, and Best Case Exercises Updated throughout, the Eighth Edition of Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals includes: recent case rulings interpreting bankruptcy law developments and changes in the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure *Instructor's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Wolter's Kluwer Law & Business at 800.529.7545 or email@example.com.
Casebooks generally present a series of cases followed by notes and questions, but the authors of this text saw the need for something different. They wrote this coursebook with features that are student-friendly. Each chapter begins with a summary, and each case begins with an introduction that includes questions to think about before reading the case. Notes and questions follow, but this work differs from others in that almost all the questions are answered. Ease of use and clarity shaped the design and organization of the book (e. g. short chapters, the use of fonts and borders to designate types of text, summaries of key concepts). Material is presented in chapters on subject matter jurisdiction, personal jurisdiction, venue, pleading, joinder and supplemental jurisdiction, discovery, choice of law, trial and pretrial, and after final judgment. Joseph W. Glannon and Andrew M. Perlman are affiliated with Suffolk U. , and Peter Raven-Hansen, with George Washington U. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Elder Law for Paralegals prepares students to assume a productive role in law firms that focus on elder law. A wealth of learning and teaching aids reinforces the lessons in the text. A highly adaptable structure and generous ancillary support make teaching Elder Law and related courses a pleasure: if you've never taught it before. Timely and practical, Elder Law for Paralegals features: * consistently rich and innovative pedagogy, including crossword puzzles, marginal definitions, review questions, and practice exercises, * practical tips that address cultural and generational differences between young adults and the elderly, * up-to-date internet resources, conveniently referenced throughout the text.
Employment Law: A Guide to Hiring, Managing, and Firing for Employers and Employees offers a coherent overview that follows the sequence of day-to-day events--from job creation to recruitment, including compensation and benefits, leave entitlements, and more.
This book is written for paralegal students and working paralegals, and for lawyers who use the services of paralegals. It is intended for use primarily as a text but is also used by those in practice as a reference manual.
The federal procedural system flows from four major sources of law: (1) the Constitution of the United States, (2) the Federal Rules (of Civil and Appellate Procedure), (3) the Judiciary Code (collected in Title 28 of the United States Code), and (4) cases applying and interpreting these three bodies of law. This supplement contains examples of all four sources: the first three in Part I and case law in Part II. This volume is intended to serve as a rules supplement for any-civil procedure course. The statutes and rules reflect amendments through January 31, 2012. I am grateful for the help of Lucas Hori in preparing this supplement.
Fundamentals of Business Organizations for Paralegals, Third Edition, offers a concise treatment of all of the forms of business organizations in the United States. The author provides thorough, succinct treatment of all pertinent topics, making this book the ideal choice for instructors who teach a shorter course and need a text that covers critical topics with a more straightforward approach. Attentive To The fundamentals paralegal students need to know, this concise paperback provides: a basic and thorough understanding of all the various types of business organizations in a direct and concise format a discussion of each form of business organization, including the nature of the entity, advantages and disadvantages, formation of the entity, operation and management, transferability of ownership, dissolution, and tax consequences more in-depth treatment of Limited Liability Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies than other texts useful exhibits and charts that highlight important topics and sample forms that are integrated with the textual discussion throughout the book Internet resources in each chapter that direct readers to Internet sites that may provide additional information, forms, or agreements Key Terms defined in the margins for easy reference, practice tips in each chapter that provide pragmatic information for paralegals, lists of relevant websites and of tasks commonly performed by paralegals, and a complete glossary that provides an easy reference for terminology Case Illustrations -- brief summaries of cases that illustrate one of the concepts or topics addressed in the chapter Discussion Questions in each chapter that stimulate class discussion and ensure that students Understand The material a complete ancillary package, including an instructor's manual with a test bank and PowerPoint slides. The Instructor's Manual will also provide additional forms, such as tax forms, not included in the text New to Third Edition: each chapter includes all new discussion questions, Internet questions, and Case Illustrations Chapter 6 discusses Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act Chapter 10 discusses new trends in corporate governance, such as the move toward electing boards of directors by majority rather than plurality vote, The move toward eliminating staggered or classified boards of directors, new SEC rules and regulations, And The availability of proxy materials on the Internet coverage of the 2008 financial crisis Clear and To The point, Fundamentals of Business Organizations for Paralegals is an excellent, concise treatment of the basics of business organizations, providing students with a thorough understanding of essential topics.
a comprehensive and accessible text, specifically written for paralegal students, Introduction to Law for Paralegals provides an in-depth introduction to the key concepts in the American legal system, research and analysis of legal material, as well as legal ethics and substantive law. Supported by strong pedagogy and a critical-thinking approach to edited cases, the material is engaging, well-written and highly teachable. the Fifth Edition has been updated to reflect new cases and changes in statutory law, with new reasoning exercises to challenge and engage students. Updated Internet references and Web-based exercises are also included. The rich Appendix now includes the full text of the U. S. Constitution. Features:Comprehensive, accessible overview of all key concepts covered in an introduction to law course. Highly teachable style, with detailed Instructor's Manual, TestBank and PowerPoints. In-depth coverage written specifically for paralegal students,including:the role of the paralegal. Sources and classification of law. Structure of the court system. Overview of litigation Basics of legal analysis, research, and writing. Legal ethics and substantive law. Critical-thinking approach introduces students to the study of law. Use of edited cases to teach students how to read and analyze the law. Engaging hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed question s. Material presented in organized and well-written format. Strong pedagogy throughout includes:Ethic alerts. Marginal definitions. Internet references. Legal reasoning exercises. Appendices on good writing, citation form, ethical codes and Netnotes. Thoroughly updated, the revised Fifth Edition includes:Streamlined presentation. New cases and changes in statutory law. New Web-based exercises. Updated Internet references throughout. New legal reasoning exercises reflecting current cases. Complete U. S. Constitution as an appendix.
The Sixth Edition of this respected and popular text remains grounded in the premise that legal reasoning and legal writing are best learned when they are taught together. Building on that foundation, Neumann continues to offer complete, clear, and timely coverage of how to form a legal argument and how to write an effective legal memorandum. Streamlined in its Sixth Edition, Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing features: comprehensive coverage of legal writing: the office memo; the motion memo; the appellate brief; eminently readable text, including an exceptionally lucid explanation of the reasoning behind the proof of a conclusion of law; a thoughtful treatment of all aspects of legal reasoning; student-friendly instruction on the process of writing, the mechanics of style, and grammar up-to-date examples and exercises; sample documents in the Appendices, including an office memo, motion memo, and two appellate briefs. Highly regarded author Richard K. Neumann, Jr. presents, in tandem, smart, in-depth coverage of legal writing and legal reasoning, supported by examples, writing samples, and extraordinarily clear and lucid exposition.
Focusing on the issues that paralegals face on the job, Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals presents an organized and practical introduction to legal research and writing. The carefully updated Sixth Edition takes a close look at new products and developments in electronic research while continuing to build on the strength of its pedagogy. A comprehensive overview enriched by illustrations and exercises, this text features: * an approach that integrates writing strategies into research chapters to show the link between these two processes * thorough coverage of electronic research, with a chapter on Internet research and fee-based services, such as Lexis and Westlaw * pointers throughout for using electronic resources more effectively * helpful charts and diagrams that clearly illustrate complex topics * Practice Tips in each chapter that offer realistic and helpful suggestions for workplace success * State Your Answer exercises that help students learn how to navigate through cyberspace * Internet Assignmentswhich can be made state-specific;that give students practice finding information on-line * step-by-step guidance for proper citation formkeyed to the fourth edition of ALWD and the new 19th edition of The Bluebook * directions for how to update and validate legal authorities * samples of legal writing, such as letters, a court brief, and a legal memorandum Updated throughout, the new Sixth Edition gives you more: * expanded coverage of electronic research * how to use "Google Scholar" to locate cases * how to access government documents from GPO Access to FDsys * the new features from Westlaw and Lexis, including WestlawNext, the new "intuitive platform" the new Easy Search feature, and Case in Brief * Fastcase, the fee-based, computer-assisted system, its free "app" for iPhones, and other law-related apps * a new assignment that uses Loislaw * a new assignment that compares Shepardize and KeyCite * new sample pages
The highly successful textbook on research and writing makes every step of the process accessible to paralegal students. The authors provide effective research tools, practical strategies and an efficient procedure for researching the law with both traditional and electronic sources. Step-by-step instruction leads students through each stage of activity, from prewriting to revising, and covers the IRAC method, legal memoranda, letters, and more. Invaluable pedagogy features examples, exhibits, expert writing tips,exercises, practice tips, ethics alerts, and web resources. Detailed subheadings provide quick access to topics, and appendices on helpful topics such as Shepardizing and Cite Checking, Citation and Sample Memoranda round out the presentation. The Student Workbook provides for extensive practice,sharpening research and writing skills. Thoroughly revised, the Sixth Edition presents new sample pages and updated exercises. Citation coverage has been updated to the 4th edition of ALWD and the 19th edition of The Bluebook . Inclusion of all the latest changes in legal research led to the revision of references, links, and examples. Students are now given more coaching on the practical aspects of outlining. The Instructor's Manual has expanded explanations, and answers to exercises and questions have been made clearer and more accessible. Hallmark features of The Legal Research and Writing Handbook:Accessible coverage of every step of the research and writing process Research tools and strategies teach an efficient process cover traditional and electronic sources Step-by-step instruction in legal writing process prewriting strategies to revising the IRAC method legal memoranda, letters, and more Excellent pedagogy examples and exhibits expert writing tips exercises practice tips ethics alerts web resources Detailed subheadings for quick access to topics Helpful appendices Shepardizing and Cite Checking Citation Sample Memoranda Student Workbook-extensive practice in research and writing skills ; Thoroughly updated, the revised Sixth Edition presents:New sample pages Citation coverage updated to 4th edition of ALWD and 19th edition of The Bluebook Latest changes in legal research Revised and updated material throughout:references links examples exercises More detail on practical aspects of outlining Thorough revision of the Instructor's Manual expanded explanations cogent and accessible answers to exercises and questions*Instructor's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Wolter's Kluwer Law & Business at 800.529.7545 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Providing effective research tools, practical strategies and an efficient procedure for researching the law with both traditional and electronic sources, this textbook on research and writing makes every step of the process accessible to paralegal students. Step-by-step instruction leads students through each stage of activity, from prewriting to revising, and covers the IRAC method, legal memoranda, letters, and more.
Written for law students, this well-organized and thorough book shows how to hone legal writing skills in real-world situations. Topics include process, style, memoranda writing, organizing analysis (CREAC), analytical writing, persuasive writing, telling a client's story, making the client's argument, appellate briefs, and oral argument. Each chapter includes exercises. Appendices contain sample memos and briefs. An accompanying access code protected website offers supplementary material including videos, checklists, and articles. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
National Security Law & Counter-terrorism Law 2012-2013 Supplement
National Security Law, Fifth Edition, provides the broadest exploration of both constitutional and domestic law issues in National Security of any book in the field.
This reader continues its track record of success of combining fascinating and essential readings and materials pertaining to property law with author commentary. Traits the authors continue to build upon: class copy medium essays and articles articulate important points related to the major issues in property law, that are accompanied by introductory text, notes, and questions to deepen students' understanding of the ideas contained in the well-known and respected author team article regarding commons and the over-patenting of the human genome, Pipes' article on how the lack of private property contributed to the decline of the Soviet Union, Desoto's article on titling in developing nations, and more.
Pretrial achieved leading stature through its clear, concise,well-organized presentation of pretrial preparation by one of the country's leading experts on trial techniques. An effective systematic approach organizes pretrial planning and preparation into a series ofdistinct steps students can readily master. Litigation files from ahypothetical case, complete with sample documentation and paperwork,take students through each stage of a civil case. (Aspen Coursebook Series)
Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals provides a solid foundation in the basics including the practicalities of daily legal work. Its broad coverage of all the key topics that paralegals need to know includes basic elements of real property, different methods used to record and describe property, transfer of title, the rights associated with real estate ownership,elements of real estate contracts, landlord/tenant law, deeds, mortgages,restrictions on land use, title insurance and title examinations, the closing process, and tax implications. Practical skills are emphasized throughout the book so that students will develop a true understanding of what it is like to practice in the real world. An easy-to-read and engaging style utilizes numerous examples and illustrations, always emphasizing the practical nature of real estate law. Each chapter opens with objectives and closes with Key Terms, Review Questions, and Practical Applications exercises. In every chapter, an "Issue at a Glance" box summarizes important legal concepts, and"Skills You Need in the Real World" sections highlight particular paralegal skills. Marginal definitions; numerous figures, tables, and forms; and case excerpts that discuss legal theory and applications round out the significant pedagogy. Additionally, Websites that can help students gather more information are strategically placed. An in-depth Instructor's Manual includes a test bank, lesson plans, suggested syllabi, web resources, additional assignments and PowerPoint slides for each chapter. The revised Third Edition provides a wealth of updated forms and cases. New website references make the book current, and fine-tuned text discussions have been expanded where appropriate. A new interactive workbook is available at the website to accompany the book.
The most trusted name in law school outlines, Emanuel Law Outlines support your class preparation, provide reference for your outline creation, and supply a comprehensive breakdown of topic matter for your entire study process. Created by Steven Emanuel, these course outlines have been relied on by generations of law students. Each title includes both capsule and detailed versions of the critical issues and key topics you must know to master the course. Also included are exam questions with model answers, an alpha-list of cases, and a cross reference table of cases for all of the leading casebooks. Emanuel Law Outline Features outline choice among law students: Comprehensive review of all major topics; Capsule summary of all topics; Cross-reference table of cases; Time-saving format; Great for exam prep.
Understanding, Creating, and Implementing Contracts: An Activities-Based Approach, offers a concise overview of contract law followed by numerous hands-on assignments.
Wills, Trusts, and Estates: Essential Tools for the New York Paralegal provides students everything they need to handle an estate from beginning to end, including basic terminology, intestate administration, probate proceedings, litigation, and more.
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