Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Essential Tools for the New York Paralegal

Author: Ilene S. Cooper

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business

ISBN: 9780735587700

Category: Law

Page: 434

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Wills, Trusts, and Estates: Essential Tools for the New York Paralegal, Second Edition is a realistic and practical text that offers an in-depth introduction to the responsibilities of the paralegal at each state of administration, estate planning, and litigation. The content is drawn from the author's extensive experience and is dappled with realistic examples to offer a complete understanding of the New York practice, leaving students well prepared to apply the knowledge that they have acquired. These exciting features make this text a favorite: - full length text focusing specifically on New York practice, eliminating the need for outside supplements - complete coverage - students learn everything they need to handle an actual estate from beginning to end, including basic terminology; intestate administration; probate proceedings, litigation; jurisdiction and venue; fiduciary duties and responsibilities, trusts, and tax considerations - includes state-specific rules, forms, and reference sources - in-depth instruction in paralegal tasks and skills at each state of administration, estate planning, and litigation with the final chapter including paralegal resources such as software, books, websites, and other tools - separate chapter on Ethics - case synopses and chapter pedagogy help students understand, practice, and retain material - text features charts and diagrams, key terms, ethical points, topic sidebars, highlighted examples, and review exercises - author's extensive practice experience enhances the presentation of the book Changes to the Second Edition include: - updated case law - discussion of new statutes
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The New York Paralegal

Author: William P. Statsky,Robert A. Sarachan

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133168310

Category: Law

Page: 528

View: 4024

Never before has teaching the critical state-specific material that your paralegal students need to know been easier or more organized! A truly innovative resource, The New York Paralegal contains the information, documents, and resources essential to paralegal students who will be working in New York State, thus eliminating the need for instructors to gather this material piecemeal. Instead, this book does it all for you by compiling all of this information into a single, handy resource. Coverage includes an overview of the paralegal profession, ethics, the legal system, research, and even a comprehensive legal dictionary - all as they pertain to New York State laws and statutes. With all of this vital content provided in such a user-friendly format, students will find this an invaluable reference throughout their academic and professional careers. And instructors will find that they can spend less time preparing to teach and more time teaching. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Basic Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Paralegals

Author: Jeffrey A. Helewitz

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454880287

Category: Law

Page: 576

View: 4908

A leading text in its field, Basic Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Paralegals focuses on a paralegal’s role in practice. Introductions, explanations, instructions, and study aids ensure that students learn and remember concepts and skills that will prove essential to their work as paralegals. Respected by instructors and popular with students, Basic Wills, Trusts and Estates for Paralegals features: • A straightforward introduction that provides a student-friendly orientation to the subject • Complete, succinct coverage of key topics • A review of the sources of property law, trusts, and taxes • A helpful guide to drafting wills and trusts documents • Step-by-step instruction for completing the entire federal estate tax return • State-by-state analysis of trust and estate law • Four client examples used throughout the text that provide an accessible structure and illustrate the intricacies of estate planning • Chapter overviews, key terms, review questions, sample clauses, edited cases, chapter summaries, and end-of-chapter exercises • Latest sample forms in the Appendix • A manageable length that makes this book ideal for shorter courses The carefully revised Seventh Edition includes: • The impact of Obergefell v. Hodges on wills and trusts • Changes to WTE tax law • The legal status of children born after the death of one or both parents (because their parents’ eggs, sperm, or fertilized eggs were frozen) • Disclaimer trusts, asset protection trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, and dynasty trusts • Mediation as an alternative to probate court • The Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 • Introduction of new self-test quizzes at the end of each chapter
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Foundations of Business Organizations for Paralegals

Author: Margaret Bartschi

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766816527

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 213

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This concise and comprehensive book presents the law of business organizations in an accessible, straight-forward manner. It uses relevant examples from the day-to-day practices of business lawyers and their paralegals. This book covers the four basic business organizations: sole proprietorship, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies. It includes everything readers need to know to assist the reviewing attorney in assessing a client's most viable organizational options as well as how to prepare the necessary information and documentation. It includes all the information paralegals need to be successful in the workplace.ALSO AVAILABLE - INSTRUCTOR'S SUPPLEMENT:Instructor's Guide (ISBN# 0-7668-1653-2). Call Customer Support to Order.
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The Legal Research and Writing Handbook

A Basic Approach for Paralegals

Author: Andrea B. Yelin,Hope Viner Samborn

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454897716

Category: Law

Page: 640

View: 7339

With clear explanations, examples, and visual aids, The Legal Research and Writing Handbook, Eighth Edition by Andrea Yelin and Hope Viner Samborn offers complete coverage of a complex subject in a student-friendly, accessible text. In this thoroughly updated new edition, the authors continue to keep pace with legal research, citation, and technology in today’s law firms. This practical text focuses on efficient research processes and techniques for both traditional and electronic sources, along with step-by-step instruction through each stage of the legal writing process, from prewriting strategies, to revising. The text is enhanced with examples and visual aids, expert writing and practice tips, hands-on exercises, ethics alerts, up-to-date web resources, and easy-to-navigate page design. Excellent exercises are provided to reinforce student learning. Key Features: Updated and expanded coverage of electronic resources reflecting how paralegals do research today Detailed discussion of how to use legal authorities in legal communications and how to synthesize them and present them to attorneys Examples, exhibits, practical tips, updated exercises, and web resources in every chapter Expanded discussion of e-mail and e-memos In-depth coverage of the IRAC method, as well as how to write legal memoranda and legal correspondence
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Basic Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals

Author: Jeffrey A. Helewitz

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454861304

Category: Law

Page: 288

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With trademark insight and clarity, author Jeffrey A. Helewitz presents a vivid picture of the role of the paralegal in complex real estate transactions. Always timely and accessible, the Fifth Edition of Basic Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals puts a firm grasp of both theory and practice well within a student s reach. A thorough yet manageable introduction to Real Estate and Property Law, featuring: Broad coverage that includes estates in land and future interests, titles, land use, conveyancing,closing procedures, condos, co-ops, commercial property, and landlord-tenant law Helpful examples that illustrate the role of the paralegal in practice Key terms, Practical Tips, Ethical Points, and Chapter Summaries A final chapter on personal property that introduces students to the essential concepts of tangible and intangible property Edited cases in each chapter that give students practice reading and analyzing case decisions Sample legal forms in each chapter that expose students to legal documents on a variety of topics Extensive practice and review features, such as end-of-chapter review points, exercises, activities, and situational analyses Updated throughout, the Fifth Edition provides: The latest developments on the law surrounding same-sex marriages New cases Updated forms Additional case analyses in every chapter
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Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Legal Assistants

Author: Gerry W. Beyer,John K. Hanft

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9781454851219

Category: Law

Page: 588

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Using an effective "learn by doing" approach, Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Legal Assistants emphasizes examples and applications, and includes hundreds of real life situations with detailed explanations. Students understand what the rules of law mean and how they apply in a real world context. The complete topic coverage introduces wills and trusts, intestate succession, estate administration, nonprobate transfers, and other estate planning issues such as taxes and malpractice. A balanced, experienced author team skillfully blends theory with practice. Extensive pedagogy reinforces the text, with marginal terms and a glossary, ethical points, checklists, practice tips, and sample forms. The instructor's manual provides a summary of chapters, a model course outline, exam questions, assignment ideas, exercises, and a research guide for wills, trusts, and estates.
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Elder Law for Paralegals

Author: Laurel A. Vietzen

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9780735508675

Category: Law

Page: 355

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Elder Law for Paralegals prepares students to assume a productive
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Family Law for the Paralegal

Concepts and Applications

Author: Mary E. Wilson

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780133779714

Category: Law

Page: 648

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Family Law for the Paralegal: Concepts and Applications provides a thorough introduction to the basics of family law and procedure, addressing all key areas most commonly encountered in a family law practice. While the text approaches family law through generic viewpoint and terminology, each chapter provides students with opportunities to think about family law in the context of each jurisdiction. The Third Edition offers an up-to-date perspective on the family by incorporating discussions of the Marriage Equality Act and the Internet's revolutionization of the adoption process. Designed for paralegal students who desire an interesting and readable text on family law, the book builds on their existing knowledge base and skill sets to enhance their job performance. It helps students prepare to transition into the workforce by covering all phases of legal representation, from meeting with clients to preparing for trial.
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Concise Guide to Paralegal Ethics, Third Edition

Author: Therese A. Cannon

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735578672

Category: Law

Page: 227

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This concise version of Therese Cannon's highly acclaimed and successful textbook provides authoritative, concise coverage of ethical principles from the perspective of the practicing paralegal. Perfect for use in shorter courses or in substantive courses where ethics is introduced, this text delivers: current coverage of all the major areas of legal ethics, placing special emphasis on how the rules affect paralegals an authoritative presentation combined with clear and readable pedagogy; each chapter begins with an overview, followed by well-written text in a well-organized format. Key terms are introduced in italics, and marginal definitions help students with terminology. Review questions, hypotheticals, and discussion questions and projects reinforce the material useful appendices that provide the text of relevant ethical codes a teaching package that includes an Instructor's Manual and PowerPoint slides The Third Edition, thoroughly updated and polished, features: updated and new rules, cases, and narrative an exciting new section on assignments and research projects more hypotheticals in discussion questions changes in ABA Model Rules new cases in UPL, confidentiality, and conflicts Written by the highly respected legal educator, Therese Cannon, this succinct, reliable text is the ideal tool for teaching students about paralegal ethics in the real world.
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Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegals

Author: Emily Lynch Morissette

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454887176

Category: Law

Page: 480

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This text for the paralegal course emphasizes personal injury and medical information useful in litigating torts cases. The text has two in-depth chapters on litigation before and during trial. It provides paralegal students with the foundational information on torts and teaches them how to apply the skills they will need when working as personal injury paralegals. The text features teachable and comprehensive coverage, beginning with an introduction to the concept of torts and then moving into each element of negligence. The book then tackles medical malpractice as a type of negligence. Intentional torts are covered next, followed by a chapter on workers’ compensation. The book concludes with chapters on how to discover medical records, tort discovery, and litigation. An introduction to medicine is provided as an appendix. A special emphasis is given to medical information specifically related to personal injury, including a guide on how to obtain medical records and how to understand those records.
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The Essentials of Real Estate Law

Author: Lynn T. Slossberg

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 130517643X

Category: Law

Page: 720

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Offering consistent coverage of both substantive and procedural law, this fully revised edition of Slossberg's hands-on book features new cases, new case files, updated forms, and new material related to the recent real estate recession. Slossberg includes hypothetical and sample cases exploring a variety of scenarios that will help students understand real estate law and practice paralegal skills. Numerous checklists and worksheets used in today's law offices are included to help the reader prepare for a paralegal career. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Law Office Management for Paralegals

Author: Laurel A. Vietzen

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454861347

Category: Law

Page: 396

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This is a comprehensive introduction to law office management, written specifically for paralegal students taking a stand-alone office management course. Unique among textbooks of its kind, it provides thorough coverage of all aspects of law office management and organization, including ethics and soft skills such as communications and critical thinking that are key to successful office management. Assignments are drawn from real-world law office management situations and supported by innovative visual aids and learning tools, such as Clio, Tabs, and PracticeMaster, which gives students hands-on practice with timekeeping systems. Features: Supported by visual aids and innovative learning devices, this book offers complete coverage of principles of management; employment and compensation; personnel structure of different types of law offices; billing and accounting methods; administrative systems; technology; and the tasks, responsibilities, and roles of lawyers and paralegals. Every chapter includes an ethics assignment. A new chapter walks students through exercises using Clio, Tabs III, and PracticeMaster software (available online to users of this text) for time-keeping, conflicts checks, entering contacts, entering dates in the docket system, trust accounting, generating a form letter, and other client-file tasks. The chapter also directs students through creation of a pdf portfolio, redacting documents, and creating bookmarks. New career profiles emphasize the importance of involvement in professional organizations, advancement in the legal field without obtaining a law degree, and that the legal profession Is populated by men and women of all ages and backgrounds.
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Tort Law for Paralegals

Author: Neal R. Bevans

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1543801250

Category: Law

Page: 640

View: 9407

Here is broad coverage of all the key topics in tort law that paralegals need to know, written in an engaging style with plenty of examples and illustrations. With an understanding of how law firms function in the real world, students develop practical skills¿assessing cases for settlement value, investigating claims, billing hours, evaluating insurance policies, and more. One hypothetical case runs through Tort Law for Paralegals, providing a coherent framework for illustrating a multitude of topics. Forms and court documents relevant to this case are included in the appendix. A well-developed pedagogy features chapter objectives; “Issue at a Glance” boxes that summarize important legal concepts; marginal definitions; a wealth of figures, tables, and diagrams; Key Terms, Review Questions, and “Applying What You Have Learned” exercises; case excerpts; and features that prepare students for their jobs such as “Skills You Need in the Real World,” “Life of a Paralegal,” and a list of Web sites for gathering more information. Ethical issues are highlighted, with a separate section on ethics at the end of each chapter.
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Wills, Trusts, and Estate Administration

Author: Dennis R. Hower,Janis Walter,Emma Wright

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305856414

Category: Law

Page: 720

View: 7250

Succeed in your course and your paralegal career with WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION, 8th Edition. This easy-to-understand text introduces the basics of estate planning and bequeathing property to others through wills and trusts, along with the laws and procedures involved, including the Uniform Probate Code. Packed with engaging, highly visual content enhanced by detailed exhibits and a writing style free of confusing legalese, the 8th Edition provides up-to-date coverage of relevant laws, court procedures, cases, tax implications, ethical considerations, and the roles paralegals and other professionals play in the process. Throughout the text, user-friendly case summaries, state-specific examples, practical assignments, detailed documents, and real-life contemporary issues prepare you for success as a paralegal in this important area of law. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Internships Through Employment

The Paralegal Job Hunter's Handbook

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux,Susan Moxon Sullivan

Publisher: Aspen Law & Business

ISBN: 9780735562479

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 335

View: 6471

Written by authors with extensive experience in placing paralegal students in successful internships and permanent jobs, Internships through Employment: The Paralegal Job Hunter's Handbook is the only text in the field to focus on internships and permanent employment. Divided into three sections -- internships, finding the right permanent job, and ensuring success in the workplace -- this concise handbook offers: practical information with a variety of samples including cover and thank-you letters, sample resumes, and sample job-hunting portfolio pages valuable advice not covered elsewhere, such as how to quit a job without burning bridges, how to interview by telephone, how to get around the "no reference" rule, how to respond to online job postings, as well as realistic advice on inappropriate workplace behaviors and ethical concerns a readable, accessible style Bouchoux and Sullivan, both with wide-ranging practical and teaching experience, have designed this outstanding text to be useful as a coursebook as well as a handbook: each chapter includes Web references, ethics tips, discussion questions, and sample assignments extensive appendices include job hunting resources, sample resumes, sample cover letters and other types of correspondence, and paralegal resources to help job hunters This book is part of a comprehensive teaching package that includes PowerPoint slides and an extensive Instructor's Manual featuring: sample syllabi Internship Timelines: What To Do When in Your Internship Program suggestions for in-class activities and projects for each chapter answers to discussion questions and Web Work questions advice on running a successful internship program numerous forms to be used in an internship program, including: Letter to Law Firm to Inquire About Internship Placement Internship Application Form Internship Contract Memo to Students Regarding Internship Policies Internship Assignment Form Internship Progress Report Evaluation Forms to be Used by Internship Supervisors Evaluation Forms to be Used by Student Interns Time Sheet/Daily Log *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 protected]
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Wills, Trusts, and Estates Administration

Author: Suzan D. Herskowitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780134559858

Category: Inheritance and succession

Page: 528

View: 8822

Designed for paralegal students and legal professionals, this edition presents the fundamentals of the field in a flexible approach that captures the complexities of modern estate planning while maintaining a clear, accessible style.
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Wills, Trusts, and Estate Administration

Author: Jennifer Montante

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0133582698

Category: Law

Page: 560

View: 8684

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Wills, Trusts, and Estate Administration for Paralegals provides a comprehensive overview of estate planning and probate in a manner that is straightforward and easy to read and understand. Instructor resources include an Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint lecture slides, and Test Bank, while a book companion site offers study resources for students. Teaching and Learning Experience: Includes frequent hypotheticals to illustrate key concepts and features. "The Hypothetical Family" is a running example introduced in Chapter 1 and continued throughout each chapter to exemplify a fictional, but life-like, estate planning and probate scenario. Drafting assignments are provided in each chapter, as well as the forms for every assignment. Covers all of the major topics, including ethical considerations, and offers solid review and application of concepts
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Florida Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Cases and Materials

Author: Elena Marty-Nelson,Gail Levin Richmond,Eloisa C. Rodriguez-Dod

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611638691

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Page: 1114

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To encourage students to view wills, trusts, and estates issues from the standpoint of both planners and litigators, the authors include numerous questions that require students to think about ways to draft or plan to avoid litigation, while accomplishing clients¿ goals. While the book is intended for the basic wills and trusts course, it may also be used in advanced trusts and estates courses, as it includes chapters on estate planning, powers of appointment, advanced directives, and probate. The rules governing wills and trusts continue to be state-law-driven. The authors¿ philosophy is that students gain critical insights into complex issues by studying the laws of one jurisdiction as a whole. Florida law is a perfect platform for this endeavor because it has extensive probate and trust codes and significant case decisions addressing current and cutting-edge issues.
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Researching the Law

Finding What You Need When You Need It

Author: Amy E. Sloan

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454887125

Category: Law

Page: 168

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Concise new title by the top author in legal research. Focuses on pre-and post-search analysis for effectively filtering vast amounts of material. Teaches students how to identify the most pertinent and authoritative information to solve a legal problem. Features: Concise, reasonably priced new title from the top legal research author. Approaches legal research as a filtering process to identify the most pertinent and authoritative information from vast search results. Part I: Explains how to define a research question; pre-filter content before beginning a search; conduct research; and establish post-search criteria for filtering results. Part II: Describes essential features of individual sources of authority and search strategies unique to each source. Part III: Contains research flowcharts to help students plan research strategy for different types of research projects. Contains all information students need to learn fundamental principles of legal research. Can also be used to complement other texts and classroom materials. Not simply a shorter version of Basic Legal Research. Looks at research as a process of filtering the available information, rather than as a process that requires first choosing the right source of authority to solve a legal problem.
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