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Introduction to the law for paralegals

Introduction to the law for paralegals

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Deborah S. Benton
  • Language: English
  • Publication Information: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
  • Publication Type (Medium): Handbooks and manuals, Handbooks, manuals, etc
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/introduction-to-the-law-for-paralegals/ (Stable identifier)

Short Description

XVII, 318 pages : ILlustrations, 1 map ; 29 cm.

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Introduction to the law for paralegals is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Mcgraw-Hill business careers paralegal titles

Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: Deborah S. Benton.
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Number of Editions: 2 editions
  • First edition Date: 2008
  • Last edition Date: 2008
  • General Notes: Includes index.
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD662
  • ISBN: 9780073511795 007351179X
  • OCLC: 70877951

Publisher Description:

Innovative and engaging, this textbook is written for the student who is just starting a paralegal degree program. It provides simple and concise explanations of legal concepts and topics, encouraging students to develop critical thinking skills by applying the legal principles to numerous problems and exercises contained in each chapter. This book introduces students to the major substantive areas of law that will be covered in depth in subsequent courses.
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Main Contents

Introduction to the legal system
Jurisdiction
Categorization of the law
Reading the law
Procedural law
The role of the paralegal
Criminal law
Contracts
Business law
Torts
Property
Wills and estates
Family law.

Summary Note

Suitable for the student who is just starting a paralegal degree program, this book provides simple and concise explanations of legal concepts and topics. It helps students develop critical thinking skills by applying the legal principles to numerous problems and exercises contained in each chapter.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Preface 000
Chapter 1: Introduction to the Legal System 000
Why Study the Law? 000
What Is ?Law?? 000
Historical Foundation of the Law 000
Branches of Government 000
Sources of Law 000
Hierarchy of Courts 000
Chapter 2: Jurisdiction 000
Why Is Jurisdiction Important? 000
Types of Jurisdiction 000
Personal Jurisdiction 000
Subject Matter Jurisdiction 000
Venue 000
Significance of Jurisdiction to Precedent 000
Chapter 3: Categorization of the Law 000
Substantive and Procedural Law 000
Criminal and Civil Law 000
Legal Reasoning Process 000
Chapter 4: Reading the Law 000
What Is Case Law? 000
Where Do You Find Case Law? 000
General Writing Tips 000
Beginning Legal Analysis 000
Significance of Legal Analysis 000
Same Jurisdiction 000
Similar Facts 000
Same Legal Issue 000
Why Is Precedent Important? 000
Briefing Cases 000
Introduction to the FIRC Legal Analysis Format 000
Facts 000
Issue 000
Reasoning 000
Conclusion 000
Analyzing Statutory Law 000
Chapter 5: Procedural Law 000
Stages of Litigation 000
Stages of Trial 000
Criminal and Civil Cases 000
Chapter 6: The Role of the Paralegal 000
Legal Professionals: Attorneys 000
What Is a Paralegal? 000
Qualifications of a Paralegal 000
Where Do Paralegals Work? 000
What Do Paralegals Do? 000
Attributes of a Paralegal 000
Ethical Considerations 000
Unauthorized Practice of Law 000
Competence 000
Confidentiality 000
Conflict of Interest 000
Chapter 7: Criminal Law 000
Jurisdiction 000
Sources of Law 000
Classification of Crimes 000
Essential Elements of a Crime 000
Actus Reus 000
Mens Rea 000
Crimes against the Person 000
Crimes against Property 000
Inchoate Offenses 000
Criminal Defenses 000
Ethical Considerations 000
Chapter 8: Contracts 000
What Is a Contract? 000
Parties to a Contract 000
Elements of a Binding Contract 000
Offer 000
Acceptance 000
Consideration 000
Implied Contracts 000
Defenses to Valid Contracts 000
Promissory Estoppel 000
Breach of Contract 000
Remedies 000
Uniform Commercial Code 000
The Role of the Paralegal 000
Chapter 9: Business Law 000
Sole Proprietorship 000
General Partnership 000
Limited Partnership 000
Corporation 000
Corporate Litigation 000
Limited Liability Company 000
Chapter 10: Torts 000
Nature of Tort Law 000
Intentional Torts 000
Trespass to Land 000
Attractive Nuisance Doctrine 000
Assault and Battery 000
False Imprisonment 000
Defamation 000
Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress 000
Rescue Doctrine 000
Negligence 000
Premises Liability 000
Defenses 000
Strict Liability 000
Remedies 000
Chapter 11: Property 000
What Is Property? 000
Exclusive Rights 000
Protection of Ownership Rights 000
Real Property 000
Fixtures 000
Real Property Rights 000
Transfer of Real Property 000
Forms of Ownership 000
Transfer of Title by Deed 000
Adverse Possession 000
Leases 000
Personal Property 000
Can the Classification of Property Change? 000
Transfer of Personal Property 000
Gifts 000
Involuntary Transfer of Property 000
Finders Keepers? 000
Bailment 000
Chapter 12: Wills and Estates 000
Estate Distribution 000
Wills 000
Requirement of a Writing 000
Attestation Clause 000
Testamentary Capacity 000
Types of Wills 000
Types of Gifts by Will 000
Special Issues 000
Probating an Estate 000
Contested Wills 000
Trusts 000
Intestate Succession 000
Statutory Rules 000
Methods of Distribution 000
Chapter 13: Family Law 000
Historical Perspective 000
Marriage 000
Contract Issues ? Marriage 000
Termination of Marriage 000
Divorce Proceeding 000
Child Custody and Support 000
Child Support 000
Maintenance or Alimony 000
Property Settlements 000
Parent-Child Issues 000
Appendixes 000
Appendix A: Criminal Law 000
Appendix B: Family Law 000
Appendix C: Ethics 000
Appendix D: Career Considerations 000
Glossary 000
Index 000

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