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Basics of Legal Document Preparation, 1st Edition

  • Robert Cummins, J.D. Southern College, Orlando, Florida
  • ISBN-10: 0827367996  |  ISBN-13: 9780827367999
  • 448 Pages
  • © 1997 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $200.75

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Overview

Basics of Legal Document Preparation provides essential knowledge necessary for students to determine the appropriate legal document required in any given situation. It also provides the technical skills required for students to prepare each document. The book is divided into three sections with the first consisting of goals, forms, instruments, pleading and general American jurisprudence. The second section focuses on instruments such as contracts, real estate transactions, wills, and trusts. And the third section is comprised of legal pleadings for many specific areas of law such as bankruptcy, criminal and appellate practices, federal practice, and domestic relations.

Features and Benefits

  • student's learning will be reinforced by the final "Putting it all Together" at the end of every chapter
  • humorous story problems encourage students to recall material just learned and apply that information, enhancing their analytical and critical thinking skills
  • content supported with practical knowledge which can be used in any professional situation

Table of Contents

PREFACE. INTRODUCTION TO LEGAL DOCUMENT PREPARATION. Fundamentals of Legal Document Preparation. The Fundamentals of Legal Document Generation. PREPARATION OF LEGAL INSTRUMENTS. The Nature, Types, and Function of Legal Instruments. Contracts. Real Estate Law and its Documents. Corporations. Partnerships. Wills. Trusts. PREPARATION OF LEGAL PLEADINGS. Bankruptcy. Federal Pleading and Practice. State Practice and Pleading. Discovery. Domestic Relations. Appellate Practice. APPENDIX- Common Commands Utilized in the Use of WordPerfect. GLOSSARY. INDEX.

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Basics of Legal Document Preparation provides essential knowledge necessary for students to determine the appropriate legal document required in any given situation. It also provides the technical skills required for students to prepare each document. The book is divided into three sections with the first consisting of goals, forms, instruments, pleading and general American jurisprudence. The second section focuses on instruments such as contracts, real estate transactions, wills, and trusts. And the third section is comprised of legal pleadings for many specific areas of law such as bankruptcy, criminal and appellate practices, federal practice, and domestic relations.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Robert Cummins, J.D.

Robert Cummins, J.D. is an Instructor of Legal Studies at Southern College in Orlando, FL. He is also the Director of Job Placement and Director of Public Relations. Prior to this position, Mr. Cummins has over twenty years of legal practice in the matters involving civil litigation in the areas of commercial law and personal injury.