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Overview

The key to understanding the legal profession is developing a true understanding of legal terminology. This text gives students the expert information they need to do just that. It explains complicated legal terms in accessible language and uses examples to help students understand the terms in context. The author employs an easy-to-read, narrative form with related terms and their definitions presented in logical sequence by chapter-unlike the format of a traditional legal dictionary. For example, in the chapter on domestic relations, students will follow a relationship from a couple’s first meeting, to dating, moving in together, marrying, having children, contemplating divorce, and divorcing. Written as a text, study guide and reference manual, Legal Terminology for Legal Professionals will enable students to succeed in the law office setting by helping them acquire a meaningful understanding of the terminology they will face every day.

S. Whittington Brown, B.A., Rhodes College, 1981; Juris Doctor, University of Arkansas, 1984

Director of Personnel, Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities Services; Adjunct Faculty, Pulaski Technical College; B.A. from Rhodes College; Juris Doctor from University of Arkansas
  • Terms are defined in narrative form, making them easier to comprehend than if written in dictionary style
  • Multiple examples of terms used in context promote understanding
  • Key terms presented in boldface type help the student focus on the words being defined
  • More than 1,200 words and phrases are defined, making it more extensive than other textbooks on the market
  • Terms and phrases that relate to one another are grouped and logically sequenced to promote comprehension
Introduction
Acknowledgements
Chapter 1: The Legal System and The Legislative Process
Chapter 2: Criminal Law.
Chapter 3: Criminal Procedure
Chapter 4: Civil Procedure Part I. Pleadings, Discovery, Remedies and Pre-Trial
Chapter 5: Civil Procedure Part II. Trial, Appellate Procedures and Alternate Dispute
Chapter 6: Administrative Law
Chapter 7: Evidence
Chapter 8: Constitutional Law
Chapter 9: Torts
Chapter 10: Contracts.
Chapter 11: Property.
Chapter 12: Real Estate Transactions
Chapter 13: Agency
Chapter 14: Business Organizations
Chapter 15: Securities.
Chapter 16: Securities Regulation
Chapter 17: Anti-Trust
Chapter 18: Labor and Employment Law
Chapter 19: Debtor Creditor Relations
Chapter 20: Commercial Paper
Chapter 21: Intellectual Property
Chapter 22: Domestic Relations
Chapter 23: Decedent’s Estates
Chapter 24: Product Liability and Consumer Protection
Chapter 25: Discrimination in Employment and by State Action
Chapter 26: Environmental Protection
Chapter 27: Cyber Space Law
Appendix 1 The Constitution of the United States
Appendix 2 State Court Systems
Appendix 3 Selected Cases
Index

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Legal Terminology

ISBN: 9781401820121
The key to understanding the legal profession is developing a true understanding of legal terminology. This text gives students the expert information they need to do just that. It explains complicated legal terms in accessible language and uses examples to help students understand the terms in context. The author employs an easy-to-read, narrative form with related terms and their definitions presented in logical sequence by chapter-unlike the format of a traditional legal dictionary. For example, in the chapter on domestic relations, students will follow a relationship from a couple’s first meeting, to dating, moving in together, marrying, having children, contemplating divorce, and divorcing. Written as a text, study guide and reference manual, Legal Terminology for Legal Professionals will enable students to succeed in the law office setting by helping them acquire a meaningful understanding of the terminology they will face every day.

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Legal Terminology

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This learning guide and reference tool written in a narrative format is a welcome change from the format of legal dictionaries. Over one thousand terms and phrases are arranged by subject within chapters, giving readers the chance to see the context in which they are used. Definitions have been written in layman’s terms, and explanations are clarified through a host of examples. Paralegals, legal secretaries, court reporters, law students, and others in the legal field will become more comfortable with their work by relying on this publication to develop a thorough understanding of legal terminology.

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