Tort Law for Paralegals

Author: Neal R. Bevans

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 145486141X

Category: Law

Page: 632

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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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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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Family Law for Paralegals

Author: J. Shoshanna Ehrlich

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454873396

Category: Law

Page: 744

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Family Law for Paralegals, 7E is a comprehensive text for family law, offering complete coverage of the basics of family law, combined with historical context and insight into topics of current interest. This thoughtful and carefully written textbook offers the nuts-and-bolts of the law, framed in historical context and include exposure to some of the most dynamic issues in family law today. The text’s comprehensive coverage includes basic coverage of the issues of marriage and divorce, as well as cutting-edge issues such as non-marital families, child abuse and neglect, child support and custody, and same-sex marriage. Features: Detailed treatment of Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges striking down bans on marriages between same-sex partners on federal constitutional grounds Added discussion about emerging recognition of domestic violence as a human rights violation Discussion of expanded protections under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 for both Native American women who are abused by non-Native perpetrators and same-sex victims of abuse Expanded section on interstate child support cases, with new material on international support actions under a recent Hague Convention Expanded section on post-majority child support focused on enlarging parental obligations to correspond to the new reality of today’s young adults An added section about some of the continuing ambiguities/complexities of interstate child custody cases under the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act A new section on the Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act A new section on e-mediation A new section on the Indian Child Welfare Act that is intended to reverse historical disregard for tribal relations of Native Peoples
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Torts

Author: Arthur Best

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9781567064872

Category: Law

Page: 372

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Understanding that there are a number of approaches to be taken in studying torts, author Arthur Best puts these approaches into context - giving students a clear statement of the basic rules that most courts apply. He further explains the reasons that support the rules and presents students with a host of exercises and hypotheticals so they may gain a better understanding of how the courts deal with tort law problems.
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Contemporary Employment Law

Author: C. Kerry Fields,Henry R. Cheeseman

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454873434

Category: Law

Page: 804

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Contemporary Employment Law, Third Edition, is a straightforward approach to learning the legal essentials of managing a modern workforce, through a practical, balanced discussion of employment and labor law. Designed for a one-semester course that covers the major aspects of employment and discrimination law, the text begins by identifying the differences between employees and independent contractors. In a three-part format, the authors cover the Employment Relationship, Equal Opportunity Laws, and Employee Protections and Benefits. The text is written with the student in mind, with interesting examples, concepts summaries, modern topics and issues, and a clearly written narrative approach to the material.
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Business in the Contemporary Legal Environment

Author: Daniel V. Davidson,Lynn M. Forsythe

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454873515

Category: Law

Page: 696

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Business in the Contemporary Legal Environment is a well-written, comprehensive coursebook providing complete coverage of the areas typically included in a one-semester legal environment course. This user-friendly text is written in a less formal style, avoiding "black letter law" statements whenever possible, and uses a combination of classic and contemporary cases to clearly illustrate the law. Every chapter begins with a Classic Case, a case from the past that helped to set the precedents for the material covered in the chapter. The authors then conclude each chapter with a Contemporary Case, a recent decision that shows a current application of one of the principles discussed in the chapter. In addition, helpful discussion questions and "You Decide" hypotheticals are included at the end of each chapter for further emphasis, as well as well-designed exhibits throughout the book, which help make the concepts easier to understand.
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Law and the Legal System

An Introduction to Law and Legal Studies in the United States

Author: Thomas R. Van Dervort,David L. Hudson

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business

ISBN: 9780735508705

Category: Law

Page: 614

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Designed to teach the basics needed to prepare students for any role in the legal system, Law and the Legal System engages students through the use of examples and practical applications of legal principles. Whether they are interested in pursuing legal careers as lawyers or paralegals, or political science careers, or criminal justice interests, students are provided a basic understanding of the law and how to find it. Mock trial experiences are encouraged, and each chapter involves the student in exercises that review understanding of legal terms and concepts. Six cases in an appendix illustrate basic concepts, and hypothetical cases showcase the inner workings of the judicial system in both criminal and civil cases. Internet sources, key terms, case excerpts, research assignments, review exercises and discussion questions help students reinforce the key concepts in each chapter, and suggested activities engage students in discovery projects. Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition expands coverage with new chapters on Legal Research and Writing, Tort Law, Contract Law, Family Law, Employment Law, and Equal Protection Law. Careful updating of information throughout the book includes refreshed Internet references to the text. Hallmark features of An Introduction to Law and Legal Studies in the United States: Solid overview of the system of law and government Readability, accessibility Provides the basics for any role in the legal system lawyer or paralegal career political science or criminal justice work Practical applications to engage students with legal principles mock trial experiences encouraged chapter exercises review legal terms and concepts activities engage students in discovery projects Five part structure, comprehensive coverage Basic Legal Concepts Substantive Civil Law Civil Law Procedure Criminal Law Procedure Administrative Due Process Six cases illustrate major basic concepts Explains difficult legal concepts in a reader-friendly format Hypothetical cases reveal workings of judicial system in both criminal and civil cases Differentiates civil, criminal, and administrative due process Discusses history as well as contemporary state of law and current controversies Pedagogically rich Internet sources key terms case excerpts research assignments review exercises discussion questions Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition presents: New chapters Legal Research and Writing Tort Law Contract Law Family Law Employment Law Equal Protection Law Updated Internet references New material, brought completely up-to-date
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Nuestro idioma, nuestra herencia

Author: Carmen Carney,Trino Sandoval,Heidi Ann García

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780073385266

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

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Nuestro idioma, nuestra herencia: Español para hispanohablantes is a Spanish for Heritage Speakers textbook. It has been especially crafted for students in the United States who grew up speaking or hearing Spanish at home or in their community and who, for the most part, are proficient at understanding and speaking Spanish, but need to further develop their reading and writing skills. As such, the ultimate goal of Nuestro idioma, nuestra herencia is to refine students’ Spanish language skills so that they develop the confidence to use them in any context—academic, professional, or personal. Unique in its approach, each of the eight chapters highlights a Hispanic cultural genre and grounds it in relevant countries of focus, such as music of the Hispanic Caribbean, Mexican film, and literary traditions, myths, and legends in Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia. Through cultural readings and business-oriented readings related to the chapter theme, students will build upon their reading skills. In addition, students will sharpen their writing skills by practicing different writing techniques presented in each chapter. Moreover, a review of key grammatical structures and Spanish orthography provides focused opportunities to polish these essential aspects of the language. As students hone their Spanish language skills, they will also develop a deeper sense of pride in their linguistic and cultural heritage.
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