Based on the widely popular text, Fundamentals of Litigation for Paralegals, Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals focuses on the rules in California, specifically, and the role of the paralegal in litigation. From the moment a client walks into the office, through trial and post-judgment (as well as settlements and alternative forms of resoluion), respected authors Maerowitz and Mauet cover the gamut of California litigation for paralegals with their signature approach.
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
Enlivened with color and numerous visual aids, Tom Mauet and Marlene Maerowitz's highly successful text for litigation features comprehensive material in a very teachable format.In three coherent parts-----investigating and Planning the Litigation; Pretrial Litigation; and Settlement, Trial, and Post-Trial --- trial expert Thomas Mauet an paralegal educator Marlene Maerowitz clearly and thoroughly explain the steps paralegals must follow to assist lawyers in civil lawsuits---- from initial fact gathering through post judgment proceeding. Including the latest changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the authors discuss and demonstrate the full range of litigation skills from drafting litigation documents (motion, pleadings, discovery request) and collecting data to interviewing clients and taking witness statements. In addition to the new attractive design, Fundamentals of Litigation for paralegals, Second Edition, Features: Chapters on provisional remedies, appeals, and alternative dispute resolution numerous visual aids: chart, forms, exhibits, and more to enhance student understanding key terms highlighted throughout the text and further explained in a comprehensive glossary chapter objectives and summaries that preview and review important points. review questions to test understanding of the main concepts a litigation file, which follows and illustrates the complete litigation process including forms, complaints, etc.) for one sample caseThis invaluable teaching tool not only helps students master the concepts of the litigation process, but also serves as a handy reference in practice.An updated Workbook and Instructor's Guide complete this superb package. Filled with questions and brief writing assignments, the Workbook gives students an opportunity to research statutes and become familiar with pertinent forms. the Instructor's guide provides guidance on using the text and Workbook
A proven success in hundreds of classrooms nationwide, Maerowitz and Mauet's introduction to litigation features greater flexibility than the other leading texts. It covers every step of the litigation process in depth, from the moment the client walks in the door to final settlements - yet never burdens students with needless details and digressions. the writing is friendly and intelligent - with a unique ability to clarify the reasoning behind legal procedures. the pedagogy is expertly crafted for paralegal courses, especially the case materials. They include examples and documents in the text itself, along with a complete litigation file in the appendix, and six separate case scenarios in the accompanying electronic workbook. the quality and variety of the case materials allow you to teach as you wish, rather than locking you into a single case or running scenario.One of the Most Successful Litigation Texts Ever...A complete introduction to the litigation process... covering the basic rules of litigation; investigation, case strategies and planning; pretrial steps, from pleadings to discovery; settlements, trial preparation, judgments, and alternative resolutions.An ideal balance of clarity and depth... with a brisk pace, yet sufficient detail for substantive courses and subsequent use as an academic or professional reference.Highly effective learning features... including examples, charts, checklists, overviews, review questions, and sample documents - without the cluttered pedagogy found in some texts.A litigation file appendix... providing case materials for each stage of litigation, from pleadings to settlements - designed for flexible use with chapter topics as needed.Electronic workbook with cases... includes new self-study aids and case materials, including six different case scenarios for assignments, exercises, and classroom case studies.Now Thoroughly Updated for Your 2003 Courses....The most current coverage available... with the latest rules, procedures, examples, and references, including recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil ProceduresNew electronic and web resources... with expanded information on computer and online tools for research, case preparation, and every stage of the litigation process
Thorough but concise summary of all of the forms of business organizations in the United States. Balances the need to cover critical topics with a shorter and more straightforward approach, easily allowing the material to be covered in a shorter course. Features: Thorough yet concise of business entities, including in-depth information on limited liability companies, as well as cutting edge and emerging topics in business law, such as tax inversions. Logical sequencing of material for each business entity discussed. Each business entity is discussed in a life cycle approach: from its formation, to its advantages and disadvantages, to its operation, to its dissolution, and to its tax consequences. The text begins with an introduction to the various business entities and then progresses from the simplest, the sole proprietorship, through partnerships, to the most complex, the business corporation. The newest forms of business entities, the limited liability partnership and limited liability company, are also discussed. The text combines substantive coverage of topics with practical information, including checklists. Helpful pedagogy includes web resources, key terms, practice tips, and exercises.
FUNDAMENTALS OF LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT, Fifth Edition delivers the skills and knowledge you need to keep a law office running smoothly. In addition to an overview of the legal industry and the many roles paralegals play, the book takes an in-depth look at how legal environments differ from other businesses, including the ethical issues you may face. Discussions on law-specific office functions, such as managing the client funds account, timekeeping, docketing, and maintaining a law library help you understand the scope of a legal practice, while chapters on technology, client relations, and billing reveal the business side. Practical and skills-focused, FUNDAMENTALS OF LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT, Fifth Editiont provides ample, in-text learning features, such as key words, ethics alerts, side bars, tech tips, and the latest Web references, along with supplemental, online tools for hands-on practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.