Author: Cynthia Traina Donnes
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Focusing on technological advances that are changing the practice of law, this practical, hands-on text covers day-to-day law office management topics, including client relations and communication skills; legal fees, timekeeping, and billing; client trust funds and law office accounting; calendaring, docket control, and case management; legal marketing; and file and law library management. The Fourth Edition is accompanied by Clio’s Boutique Plan cloud-based software (with in-depth tutorials) which allows students to master skills in time and billing, accounting case management, and document management. Other highlights of the new edition include new ethics-related case reviews, up-to-date forms, charts, and checklists that illustrate important concepts relating to paralegals in the law office, and hands-on exercises. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Process and Procedures
Author: Thomas Goldman,Alice Hart Hughes
Category: Civil procedure
For courses in civil litigation. Multimedia introduction to civil litigation, from pre- to posttrial Civil Litigation: Process and Procedures teaches students the skills they need to pursue careers in civil litigation, from the details of the litigation process, to the work of paralegals, to pretrial preparation and posttrial procedures. Throughout the text, the authors integrate video simulations and hands-on activities, some of which lead students to create documents they can include in a professional portfolio. In addition to updated laws and procedures, the 4th edition includes a new Virtual Law Office Experience to help students prepare for the workplace.
Author: Robert P. Merges,Peter Seth Menell,Mark A. Lemley
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
Known for its broad, accessible coverage of both traditional and cutting-edge issues, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN THE NEW TECHNOLOGICAL AGE enters its Fourth Edition as the cornerstone of a proven teaching package. Strengthened and refined through years of successful classroom use, the casebook: covers the full range of legal protections for Intellectual Property: trade secret, patent law, copyright law, trademarks/trade dress, state and federal intellectual property protections, protections for computer software, and a general overview of antitrust law integrates cases and materials with challenging practice problems that help students think like practitioners is enriched by a law and economics perspective that provides students with an analytical tool for a meaningful examination of the subject offers outstanding treatment of new media issues, such as computer software reflects the expertise of its authors, all of whom are currently teaching at schools known for a strong IP focus in the curriculum is reinforced by an annual statutory and case supplement which includes an introduction to biotechnology as well as all of the latest legal developments in IP features an extremely helpful Teachers Manual with alternative syllabi for teaching the book in three- and four-credit comprehensive courses and for two-credit courses in one of the subsets of IP Look for this important new material in the Fourth Edition: an updated discussion of digital copyright, including the Supreme Courts decision in MGM v. Grokster additional discussion of the legal issues surrounding open source software a revised trademark chapter that reflects several recent changes in dilution, merchandising, Internet keywords, and fair use
Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty
Author: Dorothy Roberts
Category: Social Science
The image of the “Welfare Queen” still dominates white America’s perceptions of Black women. It is an image that also continues to shape our government’s policies concerning Black women’s reproductive decisions. Proposed legislation to alleviate poverty focuses on plans to deny benefits to children born to welfare mothers and to require insertion of birth control implants as a condition of receiving aid. Meanwhile a booming fertility industry serves primarily infertile white couples. In Killing the Black Body, Northwestern University professor Dorothy Roberts exposes America’s systemic abuse of Black women’s bodies, from slave masters’ economic stake in bonded women’s fertility to government programs that coerced thousands of poor Black women into being sterilized as late as the 1970s. These abuses, Roberts argues, point not only to the degradation of Black motherhood but to the exclusion of Black women’s reproductive needs from the feminist agenda. Groundbreaking, authoritative, and timely, Killing the Black Body is both a powerful legal argument and a valuable aid for teachers, activists, and policy makers in creating a vision of reproductive freedom that respects each and every American.
Where They Are, What's Available, and how to Get One
Author: Dennis V. Damp
Publisher: Bookhaven Press LLC
Category: Business & Economics
Discusses the nature of government jobs, civil service hiring procedures, types of jobs available, examinations, the application form, working abroad, and provisions for people with disabilities.
Author: Sheryl Feutz-Harter
Publisher: PHC Publishing Group
To practice nursing effectively today requires a sound understanding of the legal system and the laws specifically affecting nurses. Legal and Ethical Standards for Nurses is filled with practical information, covering topics such as delegation, documentation, professional liability insurance, regulatory issues, advance directives and many others! While these are exciting and challenging times for nurses clinically, they are equally challenging legally. It is, therefore, increasingly important that each nurse learn how to protect herself and her nursing license. The 4th Edition includes an expanded discussion of healthcare fraud and the False ClaimsTo practice nursing effectively today requires a sound understanding of the legal system and the laws specifically affecting nurses. Legal and Ethical Standards for Nurses is filled with practical information, covering topics such as delegation, documentation, professional liability insurance, regulatory issues, advance directives and many others! While these are exciting and challenging times for nurses clinically, they are equally challenging legally. It is, therefore, increasingly important that each nurse learn how to protect herself and her nursing license. The 4th Edition includes an expanded discussion of healthcare fraud and the False Claims Act, information about the HITECH Act has been added, and there is a section about the impact of HIPAA on the use and disclosure of protected health information. Issues with new technologies, such as electronic communications and medical records, are also addressed. And there is a new chapter on staffing issues, including handling questionable assignments and mandatory overtime, as well as a discussion of Allow-natural-death orders. All chapters include the update on applicable laws and case law. Act, information about the HITECH Act has been added, and there is a section about the impact of HIPAA on the use and disclosure of protected health information. Issues with new technologies, such as electronic communications and medical records, are also addressed. And there is a new chapter on staffing issues, including handling questionable assignments and mandatory overtime, as well as a discussion of Allow-natural-death orders. All chapters include the update on applicable laws and case law.
Author: Howard I. Hatoff,Robert C. Wert
Publisher: American Bar Association
This manual helps medium and large law firms increase productivity by providing a model manual for law office policies and procedures. The book, an updated and expanded version of the previous (fourth) edition, is divided into seventeen sections, covering such topics as law office organization, management, and administration, support personnel, office polices, personnel policies and benefits, office security and emergency procedures, financial management, file systems, technology, and communications systems. The book contains numerous sample forms and documents, as well as extensive bibliographies. A CD containing the entire text of the manual is included, allowing customization of the manual for particular user needs.
Author: Graham J. H. Smith
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell
Category: Computer networks
This guide explains the law and regulation in the UK as it applies to the Internet. The text is designed to help practitioners not only to identify the practical legal questions likely to arise, but also how to deal with them effectively.
Author: Hugh C Hansen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This is the 17th Annual volume in the series collecting the presentations and discussion from the Annual Fordham IP Conference. The contributions, by leading world experts, analyse the most pressing issues in copyright, trademark and patent law as seen from the perspectives of the USA, the EU, Asia and WIPO. This volume, in common with its predecessors, makes a valuable and lasting contribution to the discourse in IP law, as well as trade and competition law. The contents, while always informative, are also critical and questioning of new developments and policy concerns. Praise for the series: "This must be one of the most enjoyable and thought-provoking conferences in the IP field. The high quality of the speakers is matched by the intense, audience-led debates and challenges which follow." The Honourable Mr Justice Laddie, Royal Courts of Justice, London "Faculty for this conference are always well-known 'names', well respected leaders in their fields, speaking with a combination of candor and timeliness that is unrivaled by any other forum of its kind." Honorable Marybeth Peters, Register of Copyrights, United States Copyright Office.
Author: William H. Putman,Jennifer Albright
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Ever popular, LEGAL RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, AND WRITING, Fourth Edition delivers the basics in an easy-to-read, step-by-step manner to ready paralegals for work in law offices and legal departments. Content addresses essential research and writing skills, such as identifying key facts, issue spotting, analysis and counteranalysis, traditional and online research, secondary authorities and citating, writing legal briefs and memoranda, and techniques for good legal writing. In addition, this book includes scenarios, examples, exercises, and other features that clarify concepts and fine tune writing abilities. And, of course, the fourth edition offers the latest updates—with special attention to electronic research methods using fee-based and non-fee-based digital tools—to help paralegals stand out in today’s tech-driven job market. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: James M. Kauffman,Daniel P. Hallahan
Special education is now an established part of public education in the United States—by law and by custom. However, it is still widely misunderstood and continues to be dogged by controversies related to such things as categorization, grouping, assessment, placement, funding, instruction, and a variety of legal issues. The purpose of this 13-part, 57-chapter handbook is to help profile and bring greater clarity to this sprawling and growing field. To ensure consistency across the volume, chapter authors review and integrate existing research, identify strengths and weaknesses, note gaps in the literature, and discuss implications for practice and future research. Key features include: Comprehensive Coverage—Fifty-seven chapters cover all aspects of special education in the United States including cultural and international comparisons. Issues & Trends—In addition to synthesizing empirical findings and providing a critical analysis of the status and direction of current research, chapter authors discuss issues related to practice and reflect on trends in thinking. Categorical Chapters—In order to provide a comprehensive and comparative treatment of the twelve categorical chapters in section IV, chapter authors were asked to follow a consistent outline: Definition, Causal Factors, Identification, Behavioral Characteristics, Assessment, Educational Programming, and Trends and Issues. Expertise—Edited by two of the most accomplished scholars in special education, chapter authors include a carefully chosen mixture of established and rising young stars in the field. This book is an appropriate reference volume for anyone (researchers, scholars, graduate students, practitioners, policy makers, and parents) interested in the state of special education today: its research base, current issues and practices, and future trends. It is also appropriate as a textbook for graduate level courses in special education.
A Practical Guide for the Construction Professional
Author: Thomas J. Kelleher, Jr.,John M. Mastin,Ronald G. Robey,Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Technology & Engineering
Cut through the legalese to truly understand construction law Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law is a guide for non-lawyers, presenting a practical introduction to the significant legal topics and questions affecting the construction industry. Now in its fifth edition, this useful guide has been updated to reflect the most current developments in the field, with new information on Public Private Partnerships, international construction projects, and more. Readers will find full guidance toward the new forms being produced by the AIA, AGC, and EJDC, including a full review, comparison to the old forms, areas of concern, and advice for transitioning to the new forms. The companion website features samples of these documents for ease of reference, and end of chapter summaries and checklists help readers make use of the concepts in practice. The updated instructor support material includes scenario exercises, sample curriculum, student problems, and notes highlighting the key points student responses should contain. Construction is one of the nation's single largest industries, but its fractured nature and vast economic performance leave it heavily dependent upon construction law for proper functioning. This book is a plain-English guide to how state and federal law affects the business, with practical advice on avoiding disputes and liability. Understand construction law without wading through legal theory Get information on an emerging method of funding large-scale projects Parse the complexities presented by international and overseas projects Migrate to the new AIA, AGC, and EJDC forms smoothly and confidently This book doesn't cover legal theory or serve as a lawyer's guide to case law and commentary – its strength is the clear, unaffected common-sense approach that caters to the construction professional's perspective. For a better understanding of construction law, Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law is an efficient reference.
A History of Personal Identification 1500 to the Present
Author: Edward Higgs
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Personal identification is very much a live political issue in Britain and this book looks at why this is the case, and why, paradoxically, the theft of identity has become ever more common as the means of identification have multiplied. Identifying the English looks not only at how criminals have been identified - branding, fingerprinting, DNA - but also at the identification of the individual with seals and signatures, of the citizen by means of passports and ID cards, and of the corpse. Beginning his history in the medieval period, Edward Higgs reveals how it was not the Industrial Revolution that brought the most radical changes in identification techniques, as many have assumed, but rather the changing nature of the State and commerce, and their relationship with citizens and customers. In the twentieth century the very different historical techniques have converged on the holding of information on databases, and increasingly on biometrics, and the multiplication of these external databases outside the control of individuals has continued to undermine personal identity security.
Author: Constance E. Bagley,Craig E. Dauchy
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Business & Economics
The 4th Edition of THE ENTREPRENEUR'S GUIDE TO BUSINESS LAW takes students through the various stages of starting a business--from start-up and growth to an initial public offering--while highlighting the legal preparations and pitfalls that go along with them. Start-ups experience legal issues unlike those of mature companies, and this text offers seventeen chapters of advice and strategies for recognizing and managing them. Appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate coursework, this newly updated edition presents traditional topics, such as the cyclical nature of business, international issues, contract law, and bankruptcy, as well as more current issues like clean energy, e-commerce, and the effects of the recent recession on entrepreneurship. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Celestine N. Omehia
Publisher: Author House
It is important to note that this is the second edition of this book and like I rightly pointed out in the first edition, the choice of this title and the subject matter was not a thing of accident. It was predicated upon my observations of the unwholesome Labour Relations in the Nigerian Industrial set-ups. As at the time of making up my mind about this book, there was an unequal balanced relationship between the employers of labour in all segments of our Labour Relations on the one hand and those employed to do any kind of work on the other. The other reason is my realization that there is every need for legal practice to go into minute specialization. We could specialize in every aspect of the law for purposes of effective practice, specialization and representation.
Author: Juliet Christian-Smith,Peter H. Gleick,Heather Cooley,Lucy Allen,Amy Vanderwarker,Kate A. Berry
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Political Science
It is zero hour for a new US water policy! At a time when many countries are adopting new national approaches to water management, the United States still has no cohesive federal policy, and water-related authorities are dispersed across more than 30 agencies. Here, at last, is a vision for what we as a nation need to do to manage our most vital resource. In this book, leading thinkers at world-class water research institution the Pacific Institute present clear and readable analysis and recommendations for a new federal water policy to confront our national and global challenges at a critical time. What exactly is at stake? In the 21st century, pressures on water resources in the United States are growing and conflicts among water users are worsening. Communities continue to struggle to meet water quality standards and to ensure that safe drinking water is available for all. And new challenges are arising as climate change and extreme events worsen, new water quality threats materialize, and financial constraints grow. Yet the United States has not stepped up with adequate leadership to address these problems. The inability of national policymakers to safeguard our water makes the United States increasingly vulnerable to serious disruptions of something most of us take for granted: affordable, reliable, and safe water. This book provides an independent assessment of water issues and water management in the United States, addressing emerging and persistent water challenges from the perspectives of science, public policy, environmental justice, economics, and law. With fascinating case studies and first-person accounts of what helps and hinders good water management, this is a clear-eyed look at what we need for a 21st century U.S. water policy.
Author: Katherine D. Watson
The first book of its kind, Forensic Medicine in Western Society: A History draws on the most recent developments in the historiography, to provide an overview of the history of forensic medicine in the West from the medieval period to the present day. Taking an international, comparative perspective on the changing nature of the relationship between medicine, law and society, it examines the growth of medico-legal ideas, institutions and practices in Britain, Europe (principally France, Italy and Germany) and the United States. Following a thematic structure within a broad chronological framework, the book focuses on practitioners, the development of notions of ‘expertise’ and the rise of the expert, the main areas of the criminal law to which forensic medicine contributed, medical attitudes towards the victims and perpetrators of crime, and the wider influences such attitudes had. It thus develops an understanding of how medicine has played an active part in shaping legal, political and social change. Including case studies which provide a narrative context to tie forensic medicine to the societies in which it was practiced, and a further reading section at the end of each chapter, Katherine D. Watson creates a vivid portrait of a topic of relevance to social historians and students of the history of medicine, law and crime.
Author: Yvonne Baatz
Publisher: CRC Press
Now in its third edition, this authoritative guide covers all of the core aspects of maritime law in one distinct volume. Maritime Law is written by a team of leading academics and practitioners, each expert in their own field. Together, they provide clear, concise and fully up-to-date coverage of topics ranging from bills of lading to arrest of ships, all written in an accessible and engaging style. As English law is heavily relied on throughout the maritime world, this book is grounded in English law whilst continuing to analyse the key international conventions currently in force. Brand new coverage includes: Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2012 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (recast) The coming into force of the 2006 Maritime Labour Convention and the Merchant Shipping Regulations 2014 The approval of the 2012 edition of the Norwegian Sale Form Regulation 100/2013 heavily amending Regulation 1406/2002 establishing the European Maritime Safety Agency Greater detail on piracy in the Public International Law chapter and discussion of the M/V Louisa, ARA Libertad and Arctic Sunrise cases in the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea Expanded sections in the marine insurance chapter Analysis of recent cases including Golden Ocean Group Ltd v Salgaocar Mining Industries PVT Ltd; Starlight Shipping Co v Allianz Marine & Aviation Versicherungs AG and Griffon Shipping Ltd. v Firodi Shipping Ltd. This book is a comprehensive reference source for students, academics, and legal practitioners worldwide, especially those new to maritime law or a particular field therein.
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress
Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)
Author: Carol M. Bast,Margie A. Hawkins
Publisher: Cengage Learning
FOUNDATIONS OF LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING, Fifth Edition is the ideal resource for paralegals. The book's up-to-the-minute coverage tackles the ever-evolving areas of computer-assisted research and Cyber law, in addition to traditional legal research, analysis, and writing. Extensive research chapters address primary and secondary sources, citating, Lexis/Nexis, the Internet, and more, while writing sections center on drafting client opinion letters, pleadings, contracts, office memos, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs. Every chapter gives you practice writing opportunities, as well as traditional and computer-assisted research assignments to help develop your skills. Detailed case excerpts, samples, tips, and discussions further support the assignments, and illustrate the many perils of inadequate research and poor legal writing. Readers everywhere agree that FOUNDATIONS OF LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING, Fifth Edition delivers the concepts you need for success in the most demanding law firms and legal departments today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.