Higher Education

Real Estate Law Review Manual, 1st Edition

  • John Dunn Attorney, Dunn, Abplanalp & Christensen, P.C.; Karen Dunn, CLAS, Dunn, Abplanalp & Christensen, P.C
  • Virginia Koerselman Newman, J.D. Metropolitan Community College
  • Karen Dunn CLAS, Dunn, Abplanalp & Christensen, P.C
  • ISBN-10: 0314098488  |  ISBN-13: 9780314098481
  • 350 Pages
  • © 1997 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $134.25



This brief paperback manual was written as a review manual for legal assistants studying for the real estate certified legal assistant specialty (CLAS) exam. Sponsored by National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. It can also be used for any real estate law course for legal assistants. Written by attorney-paralegal team, it is designed to provide the legal assistant with the knowledge needed to be an effective asset in every aspect of a law practice which emphasizes real property.

Features and Benefits

  • * The text was written by a practicing attorney and certified legal assistant, thus providing the student with a practical, real-world approach that goes beyond describing leases, contracts, and closing procedures. It provides the knowledge legal assistants need to be effective in every aspect of real property practice.
  • * UNIQUE! Chapter 1 on Litigation provides examples and forms related to real estate litigation proceedings such as quiet title actions and foreclosures. It introduces the legal assistant to the kinds of litigation relating to real property and shows the interrelationship between the two areas of law.
  • * Exhibits of sample forms and documents are included to illustrate common forms used in real estate practice, such as leases, easements, diagrams of subdivisions, and deeds.
  • * Review Questions provide a comprehensive review of concepts and tasks. They are designed to help students prepare for questions asked on the CLAS exam.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Freehold Estates. Future Interests. Concurrent Ownership. Common Interest Ownership. Landlord and Tenant. Servitudes and Other Land Use Limitations. Planning and Zoning. Sources and Record of Title. Sale and Financing of Real Estate. Natural Resources. Real Estate Litigation. Answers to Chapter Quizzes. Index. Bibliography.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Virginia Koerselman Newman, J.D.

Author Virginia Koerselman Newman, J.D. brings an exceptional blend of professional knowledge and teaching experience to this trusted review manual. Ms. Koerselman Newman was a successful practicing attorney for 26 years and a paralegal instructor at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha Nebraska for 22 years. She now operates Koerselman Newman Law Publications near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where she continues to teach as well as to write about paralegal topics. The author of several popular books on law, Ms. Koerselman Newman is also a frequently sought-out speaker at numerous law conventions and professional seminars. She is an active member of many professional organizations and currently serves as an Education Consultant to NALA.