Civil Law and Litigation for Paralegals is a comprehensive text designed specifically for paralegal civil litigation courses. Author Neal Bevans not only teaches the basics of civil litigation, but also gives students the opportunity to learn skills they will use in practice. In a balanced approach, Bevans covers all the key topics paralegals need to know in an easy-to-read and engaging style that utilizes numerous examples and illustrations but never overwhelms the student. The text provides students with an in-depth analysis of a wide variety of civil cases, beginning with laying out the basic foundation of the American legal system. It proceeds through the investigation and implementation of a civil case, and follows the case through to appeal. The text balances the theoretical underpinnings of the law with the practical examples and hands-on experience that all students need to completely understand the topic. The helpful pedagogy throughout the book and a comprehensive teaching package make class preparation as easy as possible. Features: Clear introduction to the fundamentals of civil litigation for paralegal students. Provides students with an in-depth analysis of a wide variety of civil cases, laying out the basic foundation of the American legal system, proceeding through the investigation and implementation of a civil case, and following the case through to appeal. Designed to help prepare students for the practical world of divorces, car wreck cases, and medical malpractice claims that they will see every day in civil practice. Each chapter presents students with examples of the important role that paralegals play in every stage of civil litigation, from client intake to bringing an appeal. Understandable writing style with strong pedagogy, resulting in a teachable and accessible text. Each chapter includes Practice Pointers, Search Suggestions, Tech Topics, and Legal Legwork boxes, along with case excerpts, forms, and ethics. Helpful pedagogy includes Chapter Objectives that focus learning and review, Boldfaced key terms and marginal definitions for convenient reference, Review questions at the end of each chapter, and references to web sites that facilitate legal research
Fundamentals of Litigation for Paralegals, 9E offers a complete understanding of the litigation process from the time the client walks into the office through to trial and post-judgment, including settlements and alternative forms of resolutions. The successful, balanced approach presents a clear, complete overview of the litigation process, without bogging down in so many rules and procedures that the learning process is thwarted. The text’s clear, flexible organization allows the instructor to easily pick and choose the areas to cover in the course. Pedagogical aids throughout the text, including bold-face terms defined in the margins and in the glossary; numerous examples, charts, checklists, and sample documents; chapter overviews and summaries; and review questions, make the material much more accessible to students. The litigation file at the end of the materials allows the student to see samples, not just read, about the motions, pleadings, and discovery requests that are part of a litigation case. Features: Updated with changes to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Short, edited cases added to each chapter, with questions,for follow-up discussion on key topics Includes new developments in e-discovery Updated with new techniques for utilizing computerized litigation support systems in preparing cases for trial Updated internet research questions Coverage streamlined throughout Helpful pedagogy includes bold-face terms defined in the margins and in the glossary; numerous examples, charts, checklists, and sample documents; chapter overviews and summaries; and review questions In addition to review questions (including true-false, short answer, and essays, with answers and explanations), the workbook has case scenarios for the student to use in completing assignments for the course and for use by the instructor as case studies in class. The Instructor’s Manual provides answers to the questions posed in the workbook and book, as well as test questions for each chapter with answers and explanations
* COMPANION WEBSITE www.aspenparalegaled.com/bouchoux_practicalintro2 ( Contact your Aspen Representative for more information about these resources.) Bridging the gap between the classroom and the real world, respected author Deborah E. Bouchoux offers this thorough exploration of the entire paralegal profession, as well as a specific inventory of what students will be expected to know, and the tasks they will be expected to perform, as working paralegals in law office and other legal environments. This concise yet thorough orientation to the work of the paralegal provides : practical guidance for transferring and applying classroom lessons to the law office environment logical three-section organization: making connections between study skills, the paralegal profession, and the American legal system connecting paralegal research, analysis, and writing to the tasks of interviewing and investigations looking at the tasks of the working paralegal, different types of law practice, the law office environment, strategies for career development (including resume preparation, job interview preparation, and job resignations), and techniques for succeeding in the workplace topical coverage that closely adheres to the nature of paralegal work: effective ways to improve note taking how to respond to ethical misconduct in the workplace common blunders when using e-mail cultivating listening skills best practices for timekeeping and billing pedagogical devices that enhance learning, such as chapter overviews, key terms, marginal definitions, website references, case illustrations, practice tips, and chapter summaries research task exercises and Internet-based exercises in each chapter that mirror those performed by the working paralegal comprehensive teaching package that includes: Instructor's Manual with sample syllabi, chapter outlines, answers to all end-of-chapter discussion and research questions, additional practice exercises Test Bank with more than 400 questions PowerPoint slides Updated throughout, with new Case Illustrations, Discussion Questions, and Internet Closing Argument Assignments, the Second Edition offers: an overview of recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure regarding the production of electronically stored information discussion of class action suits and multidistrict litigation a review of new electronic tools used in law firms discussion of cutting-edge topics, such as electronically existing metadata and its implications for attorney-client privilege, and whether legal blawgs constitute advertising a fresh look at professional appearance, demeanor, and etiquette in the workplace new and updated information on salary trends, popular paralegal fields, billable hour requirements, and more Emphasizing practical skills and the role of the paralegal, Deborah E. Bouchoux shines a light on the paralegal profession by showing students what paralegals actually do. *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]
A text offering the paralegal complete understanding of the litigation process from the time the client walks into the office through trial and post-judgment, including settlements and alternative forms of dispute resolution.
Specifically designed and written for paralegal students, Basic Labor and Employment Law for Paralegals covers all of the essential elements of its subject in depth. with a logical three-part organization, and supported by dynamic pedagogy, you will find this concise paperback highly teachable and an asset to your students' classroom experience. Basic Labor and Employment Law for Paralegals features: complete coverage of basic Labor and Employment Law in the United States , developed for paralegal students manageable three-part organization: Part I. Introduction to Labor and Employment Law traces the historical development of labor and employment law in America and explores the nature of the employment relationship Part II. Labor-Management Relations in the Union Setting looks at how American labor law regulates labor-management relations, methods of selecting collective bargaining representatives, unfair labor practices by employers and unions, economic weapons in labor disputes, and the formation and administration of labor contracts Part III. Employment Discrimination treats various forms of employment discrimination in American law and the methods and procedures for pursuing employment discrimination claims dynamic pedagogy in every chapter, including: marginal definitions fact scenarios that illustrate the concepts covered in the text, accompanied by fact-analysis questions discussion questions and exercises that give students practice applying new concepts case excerpts that encourage case analysis a detailed Instructor's Manual that includes the following elements in each chapter: additional fact scenarios, case excerpts, and readings quiz and exam questions more discussion questions and exercises suggested writing assignments If you expect timely, thorough coverage and complete teaching support, you'll want to take note of Basic Labor and Employment Law for Paralegals, specifically for your paralegal students. *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]
Interviewing and Investigating delivers a strong foundation in skills as well as the civil, criminal, and non-litigation context in which they are used. The practical emphasis throughout the text encourages students to learn by doing. The author brings almost thirty years of experience as a practitioner and teacher to bear, showing students the critical connection between law and fact, the best ways to engage in effective analysis, and the essentials of good communication skills. Well-crafted pedagogy in every chapter helps students apply the principles under review: illustrations, examples, hypotheticals, and Learn by Doing exercises. Examples are drawn from a variety of both civil and criminal, litigation and non-litigation scenarios. A key chapter on ethical issues and related material throughout the book emphasizes the professional standards expected of the paralegal. Four case studies designed to be used with the Learn by Doing exercises in each chapter provide realistic scenarios for applying concepts. Useful appendices provide resources, including extensive information on online assistance for investigators. Thoroughly updated, the revised Fifth Edition presents: new Learn by Doing and Sleuth on the Loose features more than a dozen new cases references to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure brought into compliance with the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011 references to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and to the Federal Rules of Evidence updated to the latest amendments approved by Congress Foundations for Interviewing and Investigating expanded material on personal and subject matter jurisdiction in civil cases, venue, and alternative dispute resolution in greater detail with new Examples and Illustrations coverage of the Federal Rules of Evidence expanded with Examples, particularly in connection with the hearsay rule and its exceptions discussion of continuing changes in communication technology chapters dealing with federal rules of civil and criminal procedure and evidence direct students to online sites for current versions of the rules, rather than appendices Resources for the Investigator appendix more comprehensive and practical than ever before
Written by Katherine Currier and Tom Eimermann, authors of the critically acclaimed Introduction to Law for Paralegals, "Introduction to Paralegal Studies: " A Critical Thinking Approach offers a comprehensive and intelligent overview designed for introductory paralegal courses focused on basic legal concepts and paralegal skills. Students and teachers alike will find the book offers a clear and logical organization that enhances accessibility. Readers will find a number of special features: -- This comprehensive and intelligent overview is carefully designed for introductory paralegal courses focused on basic legal concepts and paralegal skills. -- The book's thoughtful presentation teaches students how to use and analyze what they have learned -- actively teaching critical thinking skills through excellent analysis and examples. -- The clear, logical organization is divided into three parts: The American Legal System, Legal Analysis, and Paralegal Skills. -- The book is accompanied by a helpful Instructor's Manual, an extensive Test Bank, and PowerPoint slides. Featuring outstanding pedagogy, the text provides: -- charts and other graphics -- discussion questions -- hypothetical cases to place concepts in the context of real situations -- legal reasoning exercises -- review questions -- definitions in the margins of the text -- ethics alerts and practice tips -- a comprehensive glossary