Family Law For Paralegals

Author: J. Shoshanna Ehrlich
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454831310
Size: 17.64 MB
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Thoughtful and carefully-written, Family Law for Paralegals presents the nuts-and-bolts in a relevant historical framework with exposure to some of the most dynamic issues in family law today. The comprehensive coverage balances the basic issues of marriage and divorce with cutting-edge concerns such as non-marital families, child abuse and neglect, and same-sex marriage. Helpful real-life examples and sample forms show students what they will encounter in practice. Useful pedagogy helps students develop their critical thinking and writing skills, and a range of assignments in each chapter provides practice in research, analysis, memo-writing, and argumentation. Fresh new cases enliven the Sixth Edition. New material features changes in the law relating to same-sex marriage as well as technological innovations such as e-filings for divorce. A new discussion of divorce and military families is presented, and issues related to international families are explored. The Sixth Edition covers all the new rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA.) Features: nuts-and-bolts of family law in relevant historical framework with exposure to dynamic, contemporary issues comprehensive coverage fundamental issues of marriage and divorce cutting-edge concerns: non-marital families, child abuse and neglect, and same-sex marriage real-life examples and sample forms preview actual practice useful pedagogy helps students develop critical thinking and writing skills summaries key terms review and discussion questions range of assignments for practice in research, analysis, memo writing, and argumentation Thoroughly updated, the revised Sixth Edition presents: fresh new cases current changes in the laws relating to same-sex marriage new coverage of technological innovations, such as e-filings for divorce discussion of divorce and military families legal issues related to international families new rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

California Family Law For Paralegals

Author: Marshall W. Waller
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454861317
Size: 16.92 MB
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Focused squarely on the California Family Code, California Family Law for Paralegals integrates statutory law and judicial interpretation into a cohesive general discussion of all aspects of the state's family law. Its practical, straightforward approach is designed to teach the basics to paralegal students, and powerful pedagogy makes it stand apart from most books on California Law. Chapter Overviews and Summaries, exercises, Key Terms, and a glossary combine with examples of all the key Judicial Council forms used in the practice of family law in California. Comprehensive coverage explores all the key topics and developments in this constantly evolving area of the law. Thoroughly updated, the revised Sixth Edition reflects important changes in the law, with new cases and statutes, including status of California State Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. As a result, all forms have been completely updated. A new discussion advises how technology can make family law practice more effective. Hallmark features of California Family Law for Paralegals: Focused on the California Family Code integrates statutory law and judicial interpretation cohesive discussion of all aspects of family law Practical, straightforward approach designed to teach the basics Includes examples of all key Judicial Council forms used in California family law Powerful pedagogy surpasses most books on California law Chapter Overviews Chapter Summaries exercises Key Terms glossary Comprehensive coverage of all key topics and developments Thoroughly updated, the revised Sixth Edition: Reflects changes in the law new cases and statutes status of California State Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage Forms completely updated. New discussion of technology to make family law practice more effective

Fundamentals Of Family Law

Author: J. Shoshanna Ehrlich
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 1454850957
Size: 16.31 MB
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This new text is a concise version of Ehrlich s Family Law for Paralegals, which is currently in its 6th edition, developed for use in shorter paralegal courses. The Fundamentals version of Ehrlich s text seeks to provide students with the knowledge and skills they will need to be effective paralegals in a busy family law practice. Without sacrificing the intellectual integrity and depth of the topical coverage, the text is streamlined in order to emphasize the material that is essential for the transition from classroom to office. Features: Comprehensive in coverage. The book includes basic coverage of the issues of marriage and divorce, as well as current issues such as non-marital families, child abuse and neglect, and same-sex marriage. Helpful real-life examples enhance the textual discussions. Sample forms show students what they will encounter in practice. Clear pedagogy including summaries, key terms, and review and discussion questions help students better understand the material and develop their critical thinking and writing skills. Mindful of the pressures of a condensed course, historical material and discussions of cutting edge issues and theoretical debates are minimized. Includes case summaries, used only to highlight key points. The assignments at the end of the chapters are practice-focused, emphasizing key skills paralegals in family law need to know.

Basic Contract Law For Paralegals

Author: Jeffrey A. Helewitz
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454861324
Size: 14.32 MB
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Basic Contract Law for Paralegals became the market-leader with its quick, simple, and straightforward introduction to the basics of contract law for paralegal students. The manageable length makes this book ideal for shorter courses. Comprehensive coverage includes a chapter on drafting simple contracts. 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. Ethical problems are presented at the end of each chapter to raise awareness of professional responsibility in practice.

Basic Wills Trusts And Estates For Paralegals

Author: Jeffrey A. Helewitz
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 9780735571198
Size: 11.25 MB
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Basic Wills, Trusts and Estates for Paralegals, Fourth Editionthe concise text designed as an overview of wills, trusts, and estates for paralegal students, has been thoroughly updated to reflect changes in both state and federal materials.Written specifically with the paralegal student in mind, this user-friendly text provides:Aquick, simple, and straightforward introductionto all of the basics of wills, trusts, and estates law Comprehensivecoverage of the key topics, including areview of the sources of property law, trusts, and taxesClearly written textandlively examplesto help students understand the lawHelpful guidance on how to draftwills and trusts documents A step-by-step review ofhow to complete the entire federal estate tax returnA final chapter with a state-by-state analysis of trust and estate lawContinuing examples describing four different familiesthat give students a helpful point of reference in learning the intricacies of estate planningWell-developed learning and teaching aids:chapter overviews, highlighted examples, key terms, review questions, sample clauses for analysis, edited cases, chapter summaries, and end-of-chapter exercises An appendix withuseful formsA manageable lengththat makes this book ideal for shorter coursesCompletely updated, the Fourth Edition includes:New chapter questionsUpdated state-specific materialin the final chapterUpdated tax materialsincluding the new federal tax formNew and updated formsin the appendix Comprehensive and practical, this manageable text conveys everything paralegal students need to know about wills, trusts, and estates without overwhelming them. An instructor website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at www.aspenlawschool.com/helewitz_wills4 .

Concise Guide To Legal Research And Writing

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454881759
Size: 18.73 MB
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Noted author Deborah Bouchoux's Concise Guide to Legal Research and Writing is a shorter legal research and writing text that provides a building-block approach to the fundamentals of legal research and writing. This clear, well-organized text is designed for the introductory legal research and writing course for paralegal students. Bouchoux covers Legal Research and Legal Writing in a concise and pragmatic manner, making it ideal for abbreviated legal research and writing courses and online courses. All-new research assignments in each chapter give students practice with both conventional print resources and online sources. Helpful charts, diagrams, and sample pages from research resources help students understand complex topics. In addition, Practice Tips in each chapter offer realistic and helpful suggestions for workplace success and Ethics notes are included throughout the book. Using Shepard’s in Print Form, a Sample Legal Memorandum and a Sample Court Brief are included in the appendices. Key Features: New research assignments Chapter 3 (Statutory Law) includes a discussion of the new titles added to the United States Code Discussion of the new website GovInfo for free, official, and authenticated documents from all three branches of the government Discussion of new sources for conducting research, such as the Law Review Commons (Chapter 6), which provides free access to thousands of law review articles. Discussion of new tools such as Lexis for Microsoft Office and Thomson Reuters’s Drafting Assistant Extensively revised discussion of computer-assisted legal research in Chapter 8 New information on practical concerns in citing to the Internet in Chapter 9 Revamped discussion of citation form (Chapter 10) The information relating to Shepardizing using print volumes of Shepard’s has been moved from Chapter 11 to its own back-of-the-book Appendix Information on new research management tools such as Zotero, Juris-M, and Evernote An in-depth Instructor’s Manual includes an overview of the text, sample syllabi, tips on teaching strategies, chapter-by-chapter resource information, answer keys for all assignments, and a Test Bank.

Ethics And Professional Responsibility For Paralegals

Author: Therese A. Cannon
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454873372
Size: 10.32 MB
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With complete coverage of the ethical principles that inform the role of the paralegal, Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals, Eighth Edition is ideal for use as either a primary course book, or a supplementary text. An authoritative presentation combined with clear and readable pedagogy enriches all levels of inquiry into the ethics of legal practice. Key Benefits: Comprehensive coverage of the professional responsibilities of paralegals, illuminated with chapter overviews, key terms, and a student-friendly organization. Discussion questions with hypotheticals and review questions in each chapter. Landmark cases, many involving paralegals, that demonstrate how the principles and rules of ethics are applied. Updated ethics opinions, with a focus on technology and social media, supported by new hypotheticals. Expanded coverage of how technology is affecting various aspects of ethics and practice, including confidentiality and privilege, competence, conflicts of interest and advertising. Many new cases including: State Bar v. Lang (unauthorized practice of law), Committee v. JPMorgan Chase (competence), Lola v. Skadden (professionalism), Pension Committee v. Banc of America Securities (advocacy), and McDermott v. Superior Court (confidentiality).