Elder Law for Paralegals prepares students to assume a productive
A leading text in its field, Basic Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Paralegals focuses on a paralegal’s role in practice. Introductions, explanations, instructions, and study aids ensure that students learn and remember concepts and skills that will prove essential to their work as paralegals. Respected by instructors and popular with students, Basic Wills, Trusts and Estates for Paralegals features: • A straightforward introduction that provides a student-friendly orientation to the subject • Complete, succinct coverage of key topics • A review of the sources of property law, trusts, and taxes • A helpful guide to drafting wills and trusts documents • Step-by-step instruction for completing the entire federal estate tax return • State-by-state analysis of trust and estate law • Four client examples used throughout the text that provide an accessible structure and illustrate the intricacies of estate planning • Chapter overviews, key terms, review questions, sample clauses, edited cases, chapter summaries, and end-of-chapter exercises • Latest sample forms in the Appendix • A manageable length that makes this book ideal for shorter courses The carefully revised Seventh Edition includes: • The impact of Obergefell v. Hodges on wills and trusts • Changes to WTE tax law • The legal status of children born after the death of one or both parents (because their parents’ eggs, sperm, or fertilized eggs were frozen) • Disclaimer trusts, asset protection trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, and dynasty trusts • Mediation as an alternative to probate court • The Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 • Introduction of new self-test quizzes at the end of each chapter
Paralegal Internships is a practical "how-to" guide for pursuing a paralegal internship in a law office, government agency, corporate legal department, courthouse or other law-related setting. It covers all stages of the internship experience, including identifying learning objectives, finding the "right office", managing "office politics", self-monitoring and documentation and finally how to use the internship to land a permanent job. There are questionnaires, checklists, practice exercises, worksheets, report forms and anecdotal examples throughout the book.
Readers will find this fictional storyline approach to the study of family law to be a refreshing change. Legal theory, pertinent briefs, and practical exhibits in each chapter mingle with the experiences of a fictional character, Susan, who is a recent graduate in her first paralegal job. Readers are drawn in by the challenges, rewards and humor of a typical family law practice as Susan admirably fulfills her role as interviewer, researcher, writer, and motion and pleadings preparer. They get a flavor for legal trends across the country as cases have been carefully selected from various states. The Ethics Alert feature points to the very real and serious situations that paralegals and attorneys can face. Chapter summaries, review questions, key terms, industry resource lists and valuable online resources assist the reader in better understanding and retaining the wealth of material presented.
This is a comprehensive introduction to law office management, written specifically for paralegal students taking a stand-alone office management course. Unique among textbooks of its kind, it provides thorough coverage of all aspects of law office management and organization, including ethics and soft skills such as communications and critical thinking that are key to successful office management. Assignments are drawn from real-world law office management situations and supported by innovative visual aids and learning tools, such as Clio, Tabs, and PracticeMaster, which gives students hands-on practice with timekeeping systems. Features: Supported by visual aids and innovative learning devices, this book offers complete coverage of principles of management; employment and compensation; personnel structure of different types of law offices; billing and accounting methods; administrative systems; technology; and the tasks, responsibilities, and roles of lawyers and paralegals. Every chapter includes an ethics assignment. A new chapter walks students through exercises using Clio, Tabs III, and PracticeMaster software (available online to users of this text) for time-keeping, conflicts checks, entering contacts, entering dates in the docket system, trust accounting, generating a form letter, and other client-file tasks. The chapter also directs students through creation of a pdf portfolio, redacting documents, and creating bookmarks. New career profiles emphasize the importance of involvement in professional organizations, advancement in the legal field without obtaining a law degree, and that the legal profession Is populated by men and women of all ages and backgrounds.
Practical Environmental Law is a comprehensive, practical introduction to environmental law written exclusively for paralegal students. The concise, well-written text focuses on a broad understanding of the sources of environmental law and offers students numerous practical exercises as well as concrete methods for researching the law. It also includes methods for conducting due diligence in real estate transactions, a real-world concern of paralegals and a topic ignored by other textbooks. The Second Edition offers thoroughly updated exercises, websites, government forms and laws, and includes a new chapter on mining law. Features: Accessible, practical approach to environmental law, specifically designed for the paralegal student. Comprehensive coverage includes the basics of the judicial concepts, policies, agencies and institutions that shape environmental law. A brief overview of legal research and how it applies to environmental law. Intuitive organization starts with the implementation and sources of Environmental Law and moves on to specific statutes. Emphasis on conducting due diligence in real estate transactions, a real-world concern of paralegals and a topic no other book addresses. Engaging hands-on assignments, exercises and website resources teach students how to research local laws and access vital information. Strong pedagogical features reinforce the material, including crossword puzzles, key terms, review questions, and practice exercises. Features employment opportunities and ethical issues. Thoroughly updated, the revised Second Edition includes: New chapter on mining law
The casebook is a client-focused, teaching-oriented book. It integrates narrative with cases, statutes, regulatory materials, and commentaries to create a comprehensive, tightly organized teaching tool. A key feature is that, unlike the competing casebooks, the book is replete with problems, questions, and exercises designed to help students apply what they are learning and to facilitate lively classroom discussion. Many of these are client counseling hypotheticals that ask students to advise hypothetical clients or to describe how they would approach a client meeting.
Practical Contract Law for Paralegals: An Activities-Based Approach is a comprehensive, practical introduction to environmental law written exclusively for paralegal students. The concise, well-written text focuses on a broad understanding of the sources of environmental law and offers students numerous practical exercises as well as concrete methods for researching the law. It also includes methods for conducting due diligence in real estate transactions, a real-world concern of paralegals and a topic ignored by other textbooks. The Second Edition offers thoroughly updated exercises, websites, government forms and laws, and includes a new chapter on mining law. Features of Practical Contract Law for Paralegals: An Activities-Based Approach: Accessible, practical approach to environmental law, specifically designed for the paralegal student. Comprehensive coverage includes the basics of the judicial concepts, policies, agencies and institutions that shape environmental law A brief overview of legal research and how it applies to environmental law. Intuitive organization starts with the implementation and sources of Environmental Law and moves on to specific statutes. Emphasis on conducting due diligence in real estate transactions, a real-world concern of paralegals and a topic no other book addresses. Engaging hands-on assignments, exercises and website resources teach students how to research local laws and access vital information. Strong pedagogical features reinforce the material, including crossword puzzles, key terms, review questions, and practice exercises. Features employment opportunities and ethical issues Thoroughly updated, the revised Second Edition includes: New chapter on mining law. Thoroughly updated exercises, government forms, laws, and websites.
Employment Law: A Guide to Hiring, Managing, and Firing for Employers and Employees, Third Edition is a practical text for undergraduate, graduate, and paralegal employment law and Human Resources courses. It provides a general overview of employment law and HR issues as it relates to workplace issues, including day-to-day hiring, managing and firing practices. Written in an engaging and informative style, the text comprehensively covers a wide range of topics, including workplace discrimination; candidate recruitment, interviewing, employer-employee and employer-independent contractor relationships, performance management, terminations and layoffs, and employee compensation. This new edition offers a number of updates, including revised information on the treatment of interns and volunteers under the Fair Labor Standards Act, updated Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance and statistical data, expanded information related to the use of personally-owned and company-owed technological devices, and comprehensive information about the limitations on the rights of employers to regulate their employees’ use of social media. Also included is a comprehensive teacher’s manual that includes sample syllabi for varying course-lengths, detailed responses to the end-of-chapter discussion questions, matching worksheets, and a test bank that includes hundreds of multiple choice and true-false questions
Drafting effective wills and trust allows property to be given to the people or institutions that matter most to an individual. This book explains how to do the special, thoughtful drafting required by anyone who truly cares about distribution of property, care of elderly parents, guardians for young children, or care for pets after the owner is gone. The book is richly illustrated by samples of techniques used in the actual wills and trusts of well-known Americans. Topics covered include: WHAT HAPPENS WITHOUT A WILL; CAPACITY TO MAKE A WILL; SELECTING THE TRUSTEES; DESIGNING PET TRUSTS. Realistic, thought-provoking DRAFTING EXERCISES followed by detailed POINTERS FOR DRAFTING help the reader develop the skills needed for effective drafting. The concluding chapters cover related documents, including: MEDICAL AND FINANCIAL POWERS OF ATTORNEY, MEDICAL DIRECTIVES and LIVING WILLS. About the author: Lucy Marsh, Professor of Law at University of Denver Sturm College of Law is a native to Denver. She is a 1963 graduate of Smith College and a 1966 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. While attending the University of Michigan, she played a key role in setting up the first legal clinic in Ann Arbor to serve the underprivileged. She has led a distinguished career as an attorney, professor and advocate for community causes. Admitted to the bar in both Connecticut and Colorado, she was the first woman elected to the Colorado Bar Association Real Estate Section's Title Standards Committee, served the city as member of the Denver District Attorney's Office in the 1970's, was a commissioner to the Colorado Real Estate Commission, and provided legal assistance to the Colorado AIDS project. Her academic career at the University of Denver began in 1973 as a part time professor and led up to her present position as a full professor in 1982. Since that time she was voted DU Professor of the Year in 1985 and was elected by the students in 1987 to give the commencement address. She now leads a unique program in which the students in her Trust and Estates classes participate in a Will's Lab, providing free services for the indigent and elderly. She also employs a unique teaching tool called the Technicolor System, attributed to her father, Thompson Marsh, to assist in the learning process by color coding different types of information in student's legal drafts
Trust Drafting for Paralegals looks at the practical side of everyday trust drafting. The text takes a look at a wide variety of problems and concerns faced by clients who solicit elder care and estate planning help, including estate tax issues, Medicaid planning issues and creditor protection issues. The text focuses on trusts and how they provide solutions to many of these problems. Examples, many inspired by real life cases handled by the author, are presented throughout to ensure that the information presented is practical and useful. Trust provisions, many used by the author in executed trusts, are presented as suggestions for how ideas presented in the text can be put into practice.The text does not delve deeply into the theory behind the applicable rules and does not exhaustively analyze the relevant statutes and cases. Instead, the text is designed to give the student a working understanding of the issues most likely to come up in real life and the starting points for going about dealing with these issues. In addition, the text is designed to make the student aware of what pitfalls to watch for when analyzing a client's case. Special attention is given to enabling the student to interweave issues that clients are likely to face so that, for example, the client (to the extent possible) does not have to sacrifice tax benefits for Medicaid planning benefits, etc.
Focusing on how computers can make paralegals and legal professionals more productive on the job, this bestselling guide offers comprehensive coverage of computer concepts, exploring the latest versions of common programs like Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as specialized applications including CaseMap, Clio, HotDocs, TimeMap, and TrialDirector. With a clear and engaging writing style, real-life examples, helpful tutorials, ethical considerations, and up-to-date coverage of the most popular software used in all types of legal organizations, this proven resource helps readers develop the knowledge and skills they need for career success. Detailed Hands-on Exercises allow students to apply what they learn and practice using computers to complete realistic legal work. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Everything you wanted to know about the law, but couldn't afford to ask. How do I get a collection agency to stop harassing me? What are the pros and cons of the different types of adoption? Do I need a copyright for my YouTube videos? What are my rights when it comes to a noisy neighbor? Like it or not, the law affects practically every aspect of our lives, and legal questions can come up daily. Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law has the answers you need to make sound decisions wherever the law touches your life. Written by Nolo's expert team of attorneys, the book provides concise, plain-English answers to hundreds of the most frequently asked legal questions about everyday legal issues, including: credit, debt, and bankruptcy landlord-tenant law wills, living trusts, and estate planning workplace rights Social Security divorce, child custody, and visitation copyright, lawsuits, and more.
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
This dynamic paperback text presents a highly effective, classroom-tested process for legal drafting. Prepared with this practical strategy, students will move beyond merely filling in the blanks to create the customized documents clients need, and adapt preexisting forms to new uses. Divided into two parts, the text first introduces the process approach to legal drafting before applying that approach to particular types of documents. This two-part organization easily adapts to your specific course needs and gives you great flexibility in choosing and combining chapters. The book's seven chapters cover an introduction to legal drafting, the process of legal drafting, careful writing, and drafting estate planning, contracts, pleadings, and legislation. In addition, numerous examples, illustrations, and exercises in every chapter reinforce the skills your students need to draft provisions from scratch, edit existing provisions, and create entirely new documents. Each substantive chapter concludes with a document, annotated with editorial comments that illustrates the drafting process.
Basic Contract Law for Paralegals is a clear, comprehensive, and straightforward introduction to all of the basics of contract law, specifically designed for paralegal students. Lively examples and well-crafted pedagogy cover all key topics in a contracts course—from offer, acceptance, and consideration, to discharge of obligations, and remedies. An appendix of twelve sample contracts provides a useful ongoing reference tool for paralegals working with contracts. Features: Comprehensive coverage of all the key topics. A culminating chapter walks students through the process of drafting a simple contract. Clearly written text and lively examples help students understand the law. Well-crafted pedagogy includes chapter overviews, highlighted examples, key terms, review questions, sample clauses for analysis, edited cases, chapter summaries, and end-of-chapter exercises Manageable length makes this book ideal for shorter courses. New cases provide up-to-date coverage of: Express and implied contracts and promissory estoppel Bilateral and unilateral contracts The mirror image rule and acceptance Consideration Implied-in-fact conditions and conditions precedent Third party beneficiaries Anticipatory repudiation and how to measure damages.
Designed for paralegal students and legal professionals, this edition presents the fundamentals of the field in a flexible approach that captures the complexities of modern estate planning while maintaining a clear, accessible style.
The Eleventh Edition of this popular casebook provides a framework for studying both the essential and the cutting-edge issues of civil procedure while incorporating problems that test doctrinal understanding, foster case reading skills, and encourage a sense of litigation strategy. New Supreme Court cases have been integrated that impact personal jurisdiction (McIntyre, Goodyear), subject-matter jurisdiction (Grable, Gunn), pleading (Twombly, Iqbal), joinder (Pimentel), class actions (Dukes), and other important topics, including statutory changes such as the Jurisdiction Clarification Act. The casebook covers all of the major topics that a professor might wish to teach in a first-year course, and can easily be adapted for courses of one- or two-semesters, of different credit hours, and with varied practical or theoretical emphases. A supplement includes all updated Federal Rules, the pleadings in Twombly and Iqbal, a model case file, state materials, and other important teaching tools.
Components are: 1-56542-014-4 Civil Procedure 1-56542-022-5 Contracts 1-56542-041-1 Criminal Law 1-56542-091-8 Property 1-56542-070-5 Torts 1-56542-032-2 Steve Emanuel's First Year Q & A's 1-56542-577-4 Strategies & Tactics for the First Year Law Student Relied on by generations of law schools students, Emanuel Outlines include detailed reviews of critical issues and key topics, short answers questions, QandA, and correlation charts referencing leading casebooks.