Ethics for the Legal Professional

Author: Deborah K. Orlik

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780133109290

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 329

View: 7207

Ethics for the Legal Professional, 8e by Deborah Orlik sets the standard for professional responsibility textbooks. Written for the paralegal, its upbeat tone encourages students to stay engaged in the reading. Margin "Challenge Assignments" invite students to research and apply their own state laws to common ethical problems. Video cases are available online and offer a contemporary approach to class discussion. Additional cases and vignettes fill each chapter and help students apply concepts to real situations. This edition includes more on online self-testing and research assignments, while referencing the latest case law for each of the 50 states. With its lively narrative and state-specific approach, this book tackles important ethical issues and builds marketable research and critical-thinking skills.
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Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals

Author: Therese A. Cannon,Sybil Taylor Aytch

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454893982

Category: Law

Page: 592

View: 2125

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).
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Interviewing and Investigating

Essential Skills for the Legal Professional

Author: Stephen P. Parsons

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454873469

Category: Law

Page: 656

View: 8275

Interviewing and Investigating: Essential Skills for the Legal Professional, 6E reflects a thorough and practical approach, for a strong foundation in interviewing and investigating, as well as in the civil, criminal, and non-litigation contexts in which they are used. This comprehensive text uses realistic case scenarios, practical exercises, illustrations, and examples to teach the essential skills of interviewing and investigating, helping students to master rather than memorize the skills. Led by an experienced practitioner and author, readers will make connections between law and fact, engage in critical analysis, and develop specific communication skills that are indispensable in practice. Key Features: Summaries of newly decided cases involving attorney-client privilege and the use of social media to communicate. References to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in Chapters 3 and 4 revised to reflect December 2015 amendments, including: FRCP 26(c)(1)(B): cost shifting in connection with a motion for protective order during discovery FRCP 37(e): national standard for imposition of sanctions for spoliation of ESI FRCP 16(b)(3):judicial input on certain e-discovery issues at the outset of a case. References to Federal Rules of Evidence 801(d)(1)(B) and 803(6)(7)(8) updated and new examples added. New section on the confrontation clause. All websites updated and new sites added. Discussions of e-discovery updated to reflect the latest developments in online social networking and technology. In updated case studies, social media plays a significant role in the characters’ lives—sometimes to their detriment. Expansion of the treatment of public records and the explanation of what state public records acts cover and how to access them. Refreshed instructor’s manual providing a sample syllabus, suggested approaches to using the various pedagogical features in the text, instructions and evaluation form for persons roleplaying as witnesses, and a complete test bank with answers.
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Business Organizations for Paralegal

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1543802834

Category: Law

Page: 756

View: 2193

Business Organizations for Paralegals offers comprehensive overview of business organizations for paralegals, presented in a student-friendly format. Its coverage of all the various types of business organizations provides a basic and thorough understanding without overwhelming students. Key Features: Thorough and meaningful coverage of each type of business entity, discussing the nature of the business entity, the advantages and disadvantages of each type of organization, business operation and management, transferability of ownership, formation and dissolution of the business, and tax implications for each type of organization A “life-cycle approach” that follows each type of organization from its formation to its operation, dissolution, and tax consequences Helpful visual aids and charts that illustrate and highlight important concepts Practice Tips, sample forms, key terms, discussion questions, and a useful glossary Internet resources for additional information, forms, and agreements The role of the paralegal, with descriptions of tasks assigned to paralegals by topic Highlights from the Eighth Edition: How the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affect pass-through entities and corporations The impact of the U.S. switching from a worldwide tax system to a modified territorial system New trends in corporate law, such as inversions, mechanisms to deter inversions, and the use of cryptocurrencies in initial coin offerings New trends in mergers, including the use of “no shop” provisions and “break-up” fees in merger agreements Expanded coverage of securities issues, such as using Regulation A+ to raise capital; “Up-C” as an alternative to the traditional IPO; the emergence of “unicorn companies”; and the SEC’s new Cyber Unit that targets cyber-related misconduct in the marketplace Four methods of shareholder voting: majority, plurality, plurality plus, and consequential voting New trends in corporate governance and shareholder proposals Fresh case illustrations throughout the text New and updated sample forms and charts
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Foundations of Legal Research and Writing

Author: Carol M. Bast,Margie A. Hawkins

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133278299

Category: Law

Page: 624

View: 7893

FOUNDATIONS OF LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING, Fifth Edition is the ideal resource for paralegals. The book's up-to-the-minute coverage tackles the ever-evolving areas of computer-assisted research and Cyber law, in addition to traditional legal research, analysis, and writing. Extensive research chapters address primary and secondary sources, citating, Lexis/Nexis, the Internet, and more, while writing sections center on drafting client opinion letters, pleadings, contracts, office memos, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs. Every chapter gives you practice writing opportunities, as well as traditional and computer-assisted research assignments to help develop your skills. Detailed case excerpts, samples, tips, and discussions further support the assignments, and illustrate the many perils of inadequate research and poor legal writing. Readers everywhere agree that FOUNDATIONS OF LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING, Fifth Edition delivers the concepts you need for success in the most demanding law firms and legal departments today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Business & Professional Ethics for Directors, Executives & Accountants

Author: Leonard J. Brooks,Paul Dunn

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305971450

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 632

View: 2707

Using real examples of ethical issues in today’s workplace, BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL ETHICS, 8E provides readers with the strategies needed to make the most ethical decisions possible -- no matter what the situation. By integrating the latest information on ethics, governance scandals, legal liability, and professional accounting and audit issues, this edition highlights the most recent ethical issues in today's business environment. The book examines the background and nature of the new stakeholder-support era of corporate and professional accountability and governance with valuable insights into the effective behavior patterns of directors, executives, and accountants. More than 120 current cases and key readings provide an interesting, challenging, and practical learning experience. Intriguing real-world situations equip readers with an understanding of appropriate values, ethical pitfalls, applicable codes of conduct, and sound ethical reasons. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Paralegal Today: The Legal Team at Work

Author: Roger LeRoy Miller,Mary Meinzinger

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305854926

Category: Law

Page: 752

View: 663

Succeed in your course and your career as a paralegal with PARALEGAL TODAY: THE LEGAL TEAM AT WORK. This updated Seventh Edition shows you how current technology and social media tools are used in practice, while helping you develop an understanding of the laws in our society, the importance of ethical and professional responsibility, and the skills needed to thrive in today's legal environment. Real-world examples, practical applications, ethical dilemmas, hands-on assignments, and an entire chapter on paralegal careers (with salary information) prepare you to meet the challenges of today's paralegal working environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Contract Law for Legal Professionals

Author: Andrea Yelin

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780136131786

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 7905

Taking a building-block approach, CONTRACT LAW FOR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS, 1/e covers the key topics and fundamental rules of contract law and shows how to apply them. Each chapter focuses on a specific topic, explains the law, illustrates the rules, reinforces the concepts and then lets students apply their knowledge. Cases present contracts issues and show how the courts resolved the issues by applying the rules. Focusing on mastering concepts, the book's goal is to equip paralegals with the basic knowledge required to approach a contracts issue capably, assist the supervising attorney and know when to ask questions.
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Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals

Author: George D Pozgar, MBA, CHE

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 128408731X

Category:

Page: 530

View: 6620

Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition is a concise and practical guide to legal and ethical dilemmas facing healthcare professionals in the real-world today. Thoroughly updated and featuring new case studies, this dynamic text will help students to better understand the issues they will face on the job and the implications in the legal arena. With contemporary topics, real-world examples, and accessible language, this comprehensive text offers students an applied perspective and the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills. Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals provides an effective transition from the classroom to the reality of a clinical environment. Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition provides the reader with a clear understanding of the law and ethics as they relate to health care dilemmas and the proper foundation to make good decisions in the delivery of patient care. The practical application of ethic
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Law & Ethics for Health Professions

Author: Carlene Harrison,Karen Judson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 1259160645

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 2624

Law and Ethics for Health Professions explains how to navigate the numerous legal and ethical issues that health care professionals face every day. Topics are based upon real-world scenarios and dilemmas from a variety of health care practitioners. Through the presentation of Learning Outcomes, Key Terms, From the Perspective of, Ethics Issues, Chapter Reviews, Case Studies, Internet Activities, Court Cases, and Video Vignettes, students learn about legal and ethical problems and situations that health care professions currently face. In the seventh edition, chapters 3 and 8 have been substantially revised to reflect changes in today’s health care world. Students also use critical thinking skills to learn how to resolve real-life situations and theoretical scenarios and to decide how legal and ethical issues are relevant to the health care profession in which they will practice. Law & Ethics is available with McGraw-Hill Education’s revolutionary adaptive learning technology, LearnSmart and SmartBook! You can study smarter, spending your valuable time on topics you don’t know and less time on the topics you have already mastered. Join the learning revolution and achieve the success you deserve today!
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West's Paralegal Today

The Legal Team at Work

Author: Roger LeRoy Miller,Mary S. Urisko,Mary Meinzinger Urisko

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781401810825

Category: Law

Page: 842

View: 9932

The definative, briefer text for new paralegal students, West's Paralegal Today: The Essentials, provides the balanced coverage today's instructors desire without the substantive law. The theoretical foundation is balanced with practical career information, skill building activities, and the very latest in legal technology. All this is presented with carefully researched pedagogy to help the learning process for all kinds of students. A full range of paralegal topics is covered such as computer-assisted legal research, certification, paralegal specialities, communicating with clients, and professionalism.
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Law and Ethics in the Business Environment

Author: Terry Halbert,Elaine Ingulli

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305177878

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 9168

Blending theory with real-life applications, the 8th Edition of LAW AND ETHICS IN THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT presents up-to-the-minute issues in business ethics, along with the latest in case law for an exciting and thought-provoking text. Rather than shying away from controversial topics, the text encourages lively classroom debate on everything from privacy and workers' rights to diversity and stereotyping. Its insightful cases, end-of-chapter questions, historical quotes, and chapter projects sharpen your critical thinking skills, while a wealth of interactive assignments like role plays, mock trials, roundtables, and negotiations prepare you for the ethical and legal dilemmas of the business world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals

Author: Neal R. Bevans

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1543801269

Category: Law

Page: 528

View: 3130

Complete introduction to real estate and property law, designed with the paralegal student in mind. This straightforward, student-friendly text lays out the basic foundations of the law, accompanied by real world examples. The author provides a solid foundation the basics of real estate law, including the practicalities of daily legal work. 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. Well-structured pedagogy reinforces this readable text. Each chapter features a variety of effective learning aids, including forms, edited cases, and a wealth of exercises for mastering the material and building practical paralegal skills. The revised Fifth Edition is thoroughly updated with changes in the law. Key Features: Updated procedures and documentation for real estate closings Current forms throughout the text Recent cases that signal changes in the law Fresh coverage of technology as used in the office, such as cloud computing, Adobe Acrobat and PDFs, Speech Recognition Software, and Electronic Billing
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Business Organizations for Paralegals

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454861401

Category: Law

Page: 744

View: 5654

Comprehensive overview of business organizations for paralegals, presented in a student-friendly format. Coverage of all the various types of business organizations, providing a basic and thorough understanding without overwhelming students. Features: In-depth coverage 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 concludes with other forms of corporations, such as nonprofit and professional corporations. The text combines in-depth substantive coverage of topics with practical information, including checklists. Helpful pedagogy includes web resources, key terms, practice tips, and exercises
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Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions

Author: Gerald Corey,Marianne Schneider Corey,Patrick Callanan

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0534614434

Category: Psychology

Page: 576

View: 6321

This book provides practitioners with the basis for discovering their own guidelines within the broad limits of professional codes of ethics and divergent theoretical positions. To help you make these wise, informed decisions, it provides you with coverage of the latest standards and research, a discussion of a range of diverse views on the central issues of the profession, and case vignettes and open questions that invite you to develop an internalized, personal perspective.
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Tort Law for Paralegals

Author: George E. Guay III,Robert Cummins

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0133368106

Category: Law

Page: 552

View: 3875

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Tort Law for Paralegals, Second Edition offers a unique perspective that frames torts within the context of the litigation process. Covering all major torts, it breaks each one down into its essential elements so readers learn what the plaintiff will have to prove to win the case. With this court room focus, the authors explore negligence, business torts, liabilities and intentional torts. Filled with updated cases and laws, this edition includes a new chapter on torts and relationships. Unique in perspective, it encourages students to move beyond just memorization using critical thinking questions and hypothetical scenarios that encourage application.
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Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues

Author: Barbara MacKinnon,Andrew Fiala

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337515442

Category: Education

Page: 50

View: 5124

Explore the major perspectives in ethical theory and a broad range of contemporary moral debates with MacKinnon/Fiala's ETHICS: THEORY AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES, 9th Edition. Illuminating overviews and a selection of readings from traditional and contemporary sources make even complex philosophical concepts reader-friendly. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Legal Environment of Business

Online Commerce, Ethics, and Global Issues

Author: Henry R. Cheeseman

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780133973310

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 688

View: 6699

For undergraduate courses in the Legal Environment of Business. Cutting edge cases and comprehensive coverage of the legal environment of business. The Legal Environment of Business: Online Commerce, Ethics, and Global Issues examines how the current legal environment, government regulation, and e-commerce environment impact today's business decisions. The cases in this text are cutting-edge, exciting, and engaging, and the reasoning of each case is presented in the language of the court. The Eighth Edition is updated with all new cases, statutes, and features.
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Justice, Crime, and Ethics

Author: Michael C. Braswell,Belinda R. McCarthy,Bernard J. McCarthy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0323262880

Category: Law

Page: 496

View: 6101

Justice, Crime, and Ethics, a leading textbook in criminal justice programs, examines ethical dilemmas pertaining to the administration of criminal justice and professional activities in the field. This eighth edition continues to deliver a broad scope of topics through focus on law enforcement, legal practice, sentencing, corrections, research, crime control policy, and philosophical issues. The book's robust coverage encompasses contentious issues such as capital punishment, prison corruption, the use of deception in police interrogation, and many more. New content includes new material on juvenile justice, corporate crime, and prosecutorial misconduct. Students of criminal justice, as well as instructors and professionals in the field, will continue to rely on this thorough, dependable resource on ethical decision-making in the criminal justice system. Essays are enhanced with case studies and exercises designed to stimulate critical and creative thinking regarding ethical issues in crime and justice Discussion questions and lists of key concepts focus students and help them to understand ethics in the context of the criminal justice system New chapters cover ethical issues related to juvenile justice and corporate misconduct, and chapters on police and prosecutor ethics have been extensively updated A full suite of online ancillaries for instructors and students adds value to lectures and enriches the learning experience
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