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Overview

Substantive Law for the Legal Professional includes extensive coverage of the different areas of substantive law and is geared to a legal secretary or other legal professional program, as well as serving as a valuable reference in a law office. The various substantive law specialties are explained in clear and concise language that is readily and easily understood by readers, and each chapter in the book includes key words, state specific information boxes, and review questions. There are practical simulated problems for the reader to solve that will strengthen their skills as they train to be a legal professional. Sample documents, charts, and figures give the reader insight into the law office experience. It may also be used in conjunction with the Administrative Procedures for the Legal Professional and the Office Procedures for the Legal Professional textbooks to form a package for a certificate program for the legal secretary, legal assistant, or legal professional. These books provide the reader with a background into the substantive law practiced in the law office as well as the administrative procedures required for the legal professional. The goal of the book is to provide the reader with practical information about substantive law that they can take with them as a professional into the law office.

Judy A. Long J.D., Rio Hondo College

Judy A. Long, J.D., is a retired College Professor/ Paralegal Program Director and retired Attorney and has written several books focusing on paralegal education.
  • Presents a description of the specialties in substantive law in clear language
  • Provides practical problems comparative to those encountered in the law office
  • Charts and figures are provided with examples of documents used in the law office
  • Review questions are provided for better understanding of the topics in each chapter
  • State specific information boxes enable the students to research the law in their own states
Chapter 1: General Background of Substantive Law.
Chapter 2: Contract Law.
Chapter 3: Sales and Commercial Paper.
Chapter 4: Business Organizations.
Chapter 5: Civil Law and Procedures.
Chapter 6: Criminal Law.
Chapter 7: Family Law.
Chapter 8: Estate Planning.
Chapter 9: Probate Law.
Chapter 10: bankruptcy Law.
Chapter 11: Property Law.
Chapter 12: Legal Research.
Chapter 13: Patent Law

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  • ISBN-10: 1418018376
  • ISBN-13: 9781418018375
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $87.25
  • RETAIL $115.95

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Legal Terminology for Transcription and Court Reporting

ISBN: 9781418060855
Students studying legal transcription, court reporting and legal terminology will find this book to be a "must have" for professional learning. Legal Terminology for Transcription and Court Reporting transforms the student into someone who is proficient in the language of law as a listener and speaker with judges, attorneys, witnesses, jurors and the parties in court. The student will master all the skills necessary to produce a transcript that accurately reflects court proceedings, depositions, legal stipulations, hearings, and intra/interoffice meetings. The complete understanding and usages of legal terms, as well as the related English grammar, punctuation, proofreading, and transcript production issues that contribute to an accurate record are the keys for all aspiring court reporters and transcriptionists. The main take away for the student is the confidence to begin using legal terminology for professional transcription and court reporting in law offices, the courts, or one’s own business. Mastering legal terminology and the correct English skills are keys to advancing and this book makes it fast and enjoyable with written exercises as well as audio transcription exercises on an accompanying CD-ROM.

Online Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781418060862

Online Companion

ISBN: 9781418060879

FOR STUDENTS

Legal Terminology for Transcription and Court Reporting

ISBN: 9781418060855
Students studying legal transcription, court reporting and legal terminology will find this book to be a "must have" for professional learning. Legal Terminology for Transcription and Court Reporting transforms the student into someone who is proficient in the language of law as a listener and speaker with judges, attorneys, witnesses, jurors and the parties in court. The student will master all the skills necessary to produce a transcript that accurately reflects court proceedings, depositions, legal stipulations, hearings, and intra/interoffice meetings. The complete understanding and usages of legal terms, as well as the related English grammar, punctuation, proofreading, and transcript production issues that contribute to an accurate record are the keys for all aspiring court reporters and transcriptionists. The main take away for the student is the confidence to begin using legal terminology for professional transcription and court reporting in law offices, the courts, or one’s own business. Mastering legal terminology and the correct English skills are keys to advancing and this book makes it fast and enjoyable with written exercises as well as audio transcription exercises on an accompanying CD-ROM.

Online Companion

ISBN: 9781418060879

Student CD

ISBN: 9781111536886