This is the First Edition of the California Family Law Handbook. It has been endorsed by two California judges who agree that this book is easy to read and understand and a great book for paralegals. It was written by an attorney who practiced family law for 25 years and currently teaches family law to paralegals. The companion workbook (California Family Law Workbook) has questions for every chapter and student assignments. This textbook is a comprehensive family law book and the only book on the market today that includes all of the important family law cases, codes and California Rules of Court. The Table of Contents is detailed enough to use for research and it has a large, extensive index. This is the book that family law paralegals and instructors have been wishing for. There is an Instructor's Manual that can be requested. It contains syllabi for 10, 12 and 15 week courses and a substantial test bank. A workbook at a special price can also be requested. Make all requests at the book's website.
California Family Law for Paralegals is the only textbook for paralegals that focuses specifically on California family law. In its fifth edition, this straightforward textbook continues to provide California paralegal students with a practical framework for examining the full range of family law issues under California law. Among the characteristics that make this text the perfect choice for teaching California family law: A practical, straightforward approach designed to teach the basics to paralegal students. A focus on the California Family Code, integrating statutory law and judicial interpretation into a cohesive general discussion of family law and its various aspects. Examples of all the key Judicial Council forms used in the practice of family law in California Unlike other California-specific books, this book was written specifically as a teaching tool and offers a format that helps students learn, including Chapter Overviews and Summaries, Exercises, Key Terms, and a Glossary. Updated and completely current, the Fifth Edition includes: Revision of the text to reflect changes in the law, with new cases and statutes Completely updated forms Advice on how technology can make family law practice more effective Completely updated Instructor's Manual A new, streamlined organization with shorter, more teachable chapters The only text of its kind, California Family Law for Paralegals offers comprehensive coverage--in a readily accessible format--of all the key topics and developments in this ever evolving area of the law. *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]
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: THE LAW OF TRADEMARKS, COPYRIGHTS, PATENTS, AND TRADE SECRETS, Fourth Edition, is a thorough guide to the four fields of intellectual property law: trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets. This comprehensive, yet reader-friendly text helps aspiring and practicing paralegals alike master the complexities of modern intellectual property law, including topics such as registration procedures, duration of rights, protection from infringement, current concerns in each field, and international trends and developments. Now updated in a new Fourth Edition, this wide-ranging text features coverage of cutting-edge issues such as technological innovations, intellectual property in the digital age, the role of the Internet, and evolving business law. In addition to an in-depth overview of each field, the text features abundant practical material, such as sample agreements, forms, checklists of paralegal tasks, charts, citations, statutes, realistic case studies, excerpts of real cases, and interesting trivia to capture students’ interest and provide valuable insights into real-world paralegal practice. Additional features useful for paralegal students and professionals include references to intellectual property websites, questions to encourage targeted Internet research, Case Illustrations, Case Study and Activities, Role of Paralegal element, and Ethics Edge boxes that explore ethical issues related to chapter content. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This volume is a resource for paralegals working in a civil litigation practice. Topics include client intake, jurisdiction and venue, parties, pleadings, summons and service of process, discovery, law and motion, summary judgment, and summary adjudication.
There's now one source for practice-oriented guidance to Alabama domestic law. The authors of Family Law in Alabama assemble a wide variety of tools for use in everyday family practice - statutes, case law, forms, and guidance on every aspect of handling the case. More than a theoretical approach to divorce law, Family Law in Alabama is full of the kind of information and guidance that could only come from day-to-day experience.
Workers' Compensation Practice for Paralegals is a textbook and practice guide for paralegals and other legal professionals who work in the area of workers' compensation law. The book addresses practical tasks associated with the law office management of workers' compensation cases, including an overview of workers' compensation law, determining compensable claims, evaluating and accepting cases, reviewing and summarizing medical records, investigating claims, obtaining evidence, drafting pleadings and preparing for mediations and hearings. More complex tasks, such as handling catastrophic injuries and death claims, Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements, third party claims and bankrupt defendants, are also discussed. Each chapter includes practice tips to help paralegals become proficient in the practice of workers' compensation law, as well as references to find the most up-to-date information regarding various aspects of workers' compensation practice. Sample documents are included to illustrate the kinds of documents paralegals may draft in a typical private law practice. Workers' Compensation Practice for Paralegals is unique because it is written specifically for paralegals by an attorney/paralegal team with a combination of over thirty years of practice in workers' compensation law. In addition, both authors have experience teaching law students and paralegals in college settings. Recognizing that there are excellent state-specific workers' compensation reference books for workers' compensation practitioners, this book is intended to guide and train paralegal students, paralegals and other legal professionals new to the practice of workers' compensation law. Straightforward and easy to read, it provides its readers with an overview of the essential skills necessary to perform substantive work on any workers' compensation case, as well as the tools to find the information they need to make a significant contribution to a workers' compensation practice, whether it be their own state-specific rules and forms, Medicare's current WCMSA requirements or medical references."
The Florida Paralegal is a career book for both paralegal students and practicing paralegals. It serves as a reference containing a great deal of information that will be essential for paralegal students and employed paralegals in the state. The information in the book, including its comprehensive legal dictionary, should make the book one that every paralegal would want to have close at hand in school and on the job. It is Internet-rich with resources that will help paralegals in many aspects of their day-to-day classes and jobs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
A directory for up-and-coming jobs in the near-future employment market includes recommendations for finding or advancing a career and draws on statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, in a guide that includes coverage of more than 250 occupations. Original.
The California Paralegal is a career book for both paralegal students and practicing paralegals. This book serves as a reference containing a great deal of information that will be essential for every paralegal student or employed paralegal in the state of California. The information included, along with the comprehensive legal dictionary within the guide, should make the book one that every paralegal would want to have close at hand in school or on the job. It is Internet-rich with resources that will help the paralegal in many aspects of their day-to-day jobs.
Focusing on the issues that paralegals face on the job, Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals presents an organized and practical introduction to legal research and writing. The carefully updated Sixth Edition takes a close look at new products and developments in electronic research while continuing to build on the strength of its pedagogy. A comprehensive overview enriched by illustrations and exercises, this text features: * an approach that integrates writing strategies into research chapters to show the link between these two processes * thorough coverage of electronic research, with a chapter on Internet research and fee-based services, such as Lexis and Westlaw * pointers throughout for using electronic resources more effectively * helpful charts and diagrams that clearly illustrate complex topics * Practice Tips in each chapter that offer realistic and helpful suggestions for workplace success * State Your Answer exercises that help students learn how to navigate through cyberspace * Internet Assignmentswhich can be made state-specific;that give students practice finding information on-line * step-by-step guidance for proper citation formkeyed to the fourth edition of ALWD and the new 19th edition of The Bluebook * directions for how to update and validate legal authorities * samples of legal writing, such as letters, a court brief, and a legal memorandum Updated throughout, the new Sixth Edition gives you more: * expanded coverage of electronic research * how to use "Google Scholar" to locate cases * how to access government documents from GPO Access to FDsys * the new features from Westlaw and Lexis, including WestlawNext, the new "intuitive platform" the new Easy Search feature, and Case in Brief * Fastcase, the fee-based, computer-assisted system, its free "app" for iPhones, and other law-related apps * a new assignment that uses Loislaw * a new assignment that compares Shepardize and KeyCite * new sample pages
California Civil Litigation, fifth edition, is designed to provide paralegal students and practicing paralegals with information, skills, and experience. It follows the litigation process chronologically from initial client questions and contracts, to ethical issues, through the pleading and discovery phases, to trial, post-trial and appeal. Each phase of litigation is explored through official forms and drafted documents and each chapter includes highlighted glossary words and definitions to enable the reader to learn the technical language of litigation. In addition to the usual probing discussion questions, each chapter includes online projects requiring the reader to locate and analyze relevant Internet material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
With cost-conscious clients scrutinizing legal bills, lawyers cannot afford to depend on expensive legal research databases, especially when reliable free resources are available. Internet Legal Research on a Budget will help you quickly find the best free or low-cost resources online and use them for your research needs. The authors share the top websites, apps, blogs, Twitter feeds, and crowdsourced resources that will save you time, money, and frustration during the research process.
Be ready no matter what comes through the door! This practical book enables you to rapidly identify frequently encountered issues in a wide array of practice areas; avoid traps that otherwise might be overlooked in evaluating a case; and decide whether a client’s issue is one you can realistically handle.