Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454881690

Category: Law

Page: 816

View: 1134

This is a revision of noted author Deborah Bouchoux's market-leading legal research and writing text for paralegal students. This clear, well-organized text is designed specifically for paralegal students, offering a comprehensive overview of research and writing skills, reinforced by illustrations and exercises. Part I covers Primary Authorities, Part II discuses Secondary Authorities, and Part III covers the basics of Legaal Writing. The Legal Writing section includes samples of legal writing, such as letters, a court brief, and a legal memorandum, though throughout the book, Bouchoux integrates writing strategies into each research chapter to demonstrate the link between the two processes. In addition, there is thorough coverage of electronic research, including a chapter on internet research as well as fee-based services such as Lexis Advance and Westlaw. Additional tips on how to effectively use electronic resources are also included throughout the text. Bouchoux thoroughly explains proper citation form and updating/validating legal authorities.

Learning Forensic Assessment

Research and Practice

Author: Rebecca Jackson,Ronald Roesch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317681231

Category: Psychology

Page: 530

View: 6957

Major developments in the field since the publication of Learning Forensic Assessment are integrated in this revised edition, including revised editions of the DSM-5, HCR-20 scale, and child custody guidelines. This textbook is designed for graduate students learning forensic assessment and psychologists coming to forensic practice later in their careers. It is organized around five broad areas: Professional and Practice Issues, Adult Forensic Assessment, Juvenile Forensic Assessment, Civil Forensic Assessment, and Communicating Your Findings. Each chapter begins with a strong teaching and learning foundation. The latter part of each chapter is assessment specific, covering available assessment measures and approaches to assessment. The authors go well beyond simple descriptions of assessment measures and provide a conceptual discussion of the evaluation process that helps the reader understand how assessment measures fit into the overall evaluation process. The evaluation component is geared toward assessing the important aspects of the construct as laid out in the early part of each chapter. Each chapter then concludes with a case example to illustrate the measures and techniques described.

Patient Safety Handbook

Author: Barbara J. Youngberg

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763774049

Category: Medical

Page: 646

View: 2141

Health Sciences & Professions


Author: Edward J. Kionka

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314258281

Category: Law

Page: 338

View: 1755

This text provides tools for a comprehensive and thorough understanding of tort law. It organizes tort law concepts in outline form so that students can see law context and relationships. Updated material includes coverage of comparative fault, products liability, medical and other professional negligence liability, retaliatory discharge, liability for activities causing only economic harm, statute of limitations and repose, causation (market share and enterprise liability, liability for reduced chance), and allocation of damages among tortfeasors. A text correlation chart, cross-references to leading casebooks on tort law, examples, Q&A, and a practice examination are also included.

Law and Ethics for Today's Journalist

A Concise Guide

Author: Joe Mathewson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317466403

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 9076

Law and Ethics for Today's Journalist offers aspiring and working journalists the practical understanding of law and ethics they must have to succeed at their craft. Instead of covering every nuance of media law for diverse communications majors, Mathewson focuses exclusively on what's relevant for journalists. Even though media law and media ethics are closely linked together in daily journalistic practice, they are usually covered in separate volumes. Mathewson brings them together in a clear and colourful way that practicing journalists will find more useful. Everything a journalist needs to know about legal protections, limitations, and risks inherent in workaday reporting is illustrated with highlights from major court opinions. Mathewson advises journalists who must often make ethical decisions on the spot with no time for the elaborate, multi-faceted analysis. The book assigns to journalists the hard decisions on ethical questions such as whether to go undercover or otherwise misrepresent themselves in order to get a big story. The ethics chapter precedes the law chapters because ethical standards should underlie a journalist's work at all times. There may be occasions when ethics and law are not parallel, thus calling for the journalist to make a personal judgment. Law and Ethics for Today's Journalist is user-friendly, written in clear, direct, understandable language on issues that really matter to a working journalist. Supplementary reading of the actual court cases is recommended and links to most cases are provided in the text. The text includes a fine (but purposely not exhaustive) bibliography listing important and useful legal cases, including instructive appellate and trial court opinions, state as well as federal.

Common law

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783428121519

Category: Common law

Page: 423

View: 374


Universelles Völkerrecht

Theorie und Praxis

Author: Alfred Verdross,Bruno Simma

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783428132966

Category: Charter

Page: 956

View: 2508


Die globale Überwachung

Der Fall Snowden, die amerikanischen Geheimdienste und die Folgen

Author: Glenn Greenwald

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426425165

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 7449

Bereits in seinen ersten Artikeln über die NSA-Affäre brachte Glenn Greenwald das ganze Ausmaß der Massenüberwachung im digitalen Zeitalter ans Licht. Seine Berichterstattung, für die er mit dem Pulitzer-Preis ausgezeichnet wurde, löste international ein politisches Erdbeben aus. In seinem Buch deckt Greenwald anhand einer Fülle von brisanten Geheimdokumenten aus dem Archiv des Whistleblowers Edward Snowden die illegalen Praktiken der amerikanischen Geheimdienste auf. Alles und jeder wird ausgespäht, die Bevölkerung steht unter Kollektivverdacht. Meinungsfreiheit wird im Namen der Sicherheit unterdrückt, und es gibt keine Privatsphäre mehr – nirgends.

Balancing of interests

liber amicorum Peter Hay zum 70. Gerburtstag

Author: Hans-Eric Rasmussen-Bonne

Publisher: Verlag Recht und Wirtschaft

ISBN: 9783800514373

Category: Comparative law

Page: 533

View: 304


Der ökonomische Code

wie wirtschaftliches Denken unser Handeln bestimmt

Author: David Friedman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492231817


Page: 507

View: 4041


Restatement of the law, agency

as adopted and promulgated by the American Law Institute at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 17, 2005

Author: American Law Institute

Publisher: American Law Institute-American Bar Association(ALI-ABA)


Category: Law

Page: 994

View: 6939


Subject Catalog

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Catalogs, Subject

Page: N.A

View: 9293


Individualität im Zivilrecht

der Schutz persönlicher, gegenständlicher und wettbewerblicher Individualität im Persönlichkeitsrecht, Immaterialgüterrecht und Recht der Unternehmen

Author: Karl-Nikolaus Peifer

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161475009

Category: Law

Page: 617

View: 5045

English summary: What is the future of the private individual in the context of a society which has become increasingly interested in commercializing personal features, works and expressions? To what extent is there a conflict between the Western belief in individuality as a value and the current attempts to marginalize individuality within the context of intellectual property laws? Do companies have a commercial personality? These questions are answered by a concept of individuality that can be traced back to the cultural roots of a fundamental value of Western societies. Using these roots, the author develops a frame for the protection of individuality within the existing legal provisions. German description: Hat der westlich-abendlandische Wert der Individualitat Zukunft in einer Medienwelt, die menschliche Besonderheit nur als kommerziell vermarktbares Gut schatzt? Welche Rechte hat das Individuum im Zivilrecht gegen die Marginalisierung seiner Eigenart? Leistet der rechtliche Schutz von Individualitat privatem Egoismus Vorschub?Karl-Nikolaus Peifer zeigt, wie sich Individualitat als Wert auf den Schutz der naturlichen Person in ihrer Besonderheit, den Schutz von Gegenstanden und von Unternehmen auswirkt. Dabei liegt die Hypothese zugrunde, dass die Zentralbegriffe des Personlichkeits-, Immaterialguter- und Unternehmensrechts zwar immer wieder auf ein einheitliches Wertkonzept rekurrieren, dass Individualitat als Legitimation aber in jedem dieser Bereiche unterschiedliche Aufgaben erfullt. Individualitat als Wert wird nur verstandlich, indem man geschichtliche, soziologische, psychologische, wirtschaftswissenschaftliche und rechtsvergleichende Erkenntnisse in die Betrachtung einbezieht.Der Autor stellt folgende Fragen in den Vordergrund seiner Untersuchung: Inwieweit stellt das Urheberrecht ein Modell fur den Schutz von Individualitat dar? Inwieweit kann der Einzelne Beeintrachtigungen seiner personlichen Individualitat abwehren und welche Grenzen ergeben sich daraus, dass sich Individualitat erst innerhalb der Gesellschaft formt? Inwieweit erfordert es Individualitat als Wertkonzept, dass Rechte an geistigen Leistungsergebnissen demjenigen zugeordnet werden, der diese Ergebnisse hervorgebracht oder verursacht hat? Wo liegen die Grenzen einer solchen Rechtfertigung von Eigentumsrechten? Lasst sich der Begriff der personlichen Individualitat auch auf Unternehmen ubertragen?