Higher Education

Legal Terminology with Flashcards, 4th Edition

  • Cathy Okrent, J.D. Schenectady County Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1111136793  |  ISBN-13: 9781111136796
  • 624 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2001, 1995
  • © 2012 | Published
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Overview

LEGAL TERMINOLOGY WITH FLASHCARDS, 4th Edition enables the beginning student to quickly grasp legal terminology through clear language and engaging repetition exercises. LEGAL TERMINOLOGY WITH FLASHCARDS, 4th Edition presents the content in an accessible way, so that students from any background can feel confident in their legal discourse, whether they're writing briefs, memorandums of law, bills of particulars, or other legal documents. Beginning with the use of a dictionary/thesaurus in each chapter, the student is immersed into nineteen separate areas of the law with phonetic pronunciations, definitions, usages, and spellings that facilitate the fastest approach to writing and speaking with the appropriate legal terms. Following mastery of each term in the dictionary/thesaurus, the student uses multiple learning formats (multiple choice, matching, fill in, true/false, sentence completion, synonym selection) to use and reuse 90-110 terms per chapter.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • The text accommodates multiple learning styles by presenting exercises in a variety of formats.
  • Helpful dictionary/thesaurus features at the beginning of each chapter facilitate the fast and accurate completion of all exercises.
  • Phonetic spellings of terms make pronunciations exact and easier from the start.
  • The "Term Search" feature at the end of each chapter enables students to perform a comprehensive review.

Table of Contents

PART 1: CIVIL AND CRIMINAL COURT SYSTEMS.
1: Civil Litigation (Pretrial).
2: Civil Litigation (Trial and Appeal).
3: Criminal Law and Procedure.
PART 2: CONSTITUTIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW.
4: Constitutional Law.
5: Administrative Law.
PART 3: THE LAW OF TORTS.
6: Torts and Personal Injury.
PART 4: LAW OF CONTRACTS.
7: Contracts.
PART 5: THE LAW OF AGENCY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.
8: Agency.
9: Intellectual Property.
PART 6: TAX LAW, AND THE LAW OF WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES.
10: Tax Law.
11: Wills, Trusts, and Estates.
PART 7: REAL PROPERTY AND LANDLORD/TENANT LAW.
12: Real Property and Landlord/Tenant.
PART 8: FAMILY LAW.
13: Family Law.
PART 9: LEGAL ETHICS, INSURANCE, AND COMMERCIAL LAW.
14: Legal Ethics.
15: Insurance Law.
16: Commercial Law.
PART 10: BANKRUPTCY LAW, THE LAW OF CORPORATIONS, PARTNERSHIPS AND SOLE PROPRIETORSHIPS, AND Labor and Employment Law.
17: Bankruptcy.
18: Corporations, Partnerships, and Sole Proprietorships.
19: Labor and Employment.

What's New

  • The new "Case and Comment" features examine current legal topics such as: Mexican Immigration in Arizona, the fen-phen drug case, Claudia Cohen's Estate trial, child welfare, lung cancer misdiagnosis, Brook's Brothers Bow Tie Suit, Fox Television's FCC obscenity case, Obamacare, "Don't Ask Don't Tell" ban, Air Force Sexual Harassment, New York's luxury rent control laws, child support from same sex partners, Eminem's iTunes case, and alien torts. Each topic features a commentary for clarity and insight.
  • With the addition of the all-new "Word Scramble" feature, there are at least 100 exercises per unit, bringing the textbook's total to 2,000+ exercises.
  • "The Last Word" feature completes each unit with cutting-edge legal words and phrases such as: copyright troll, stock market "flash crash", heir hunters, frivolous lawsuits and tort reform, reverse mortgage, risk management, media law, internalizers, posthumous birth, birth tourism, and Madoff's Ponzi scheme.

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"The text is well-written and organized in a manner that is beneficial to teaching legal terminology. The numerous options for student exercises are helpful for teaching purposes and also extremely helpful for the students' review."

— Terri Lindfors, Globe Education Network

"Another great addition is the introduction of case summaries in the beginning of each chapter. It is helpful for students to see the use of legal terminology in actual court opinions. It gives students a real life setting in which they will be working."

— Terri Lindfors, Globe Education Network

"The overall comprehensive nature of the text in covering so many subject areas of law might make this a handy desk reference for a paralegal student, as well as a review for those programs requiring an exit exam or capstone course."

— Roger Stone, Hilbert College

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111136807 | ISBN-13: 9781111136802)

The instructor's Manual serves as an instructional resource and provides answers to the text exercises and a complete listing of all terms that appear on the flashcards.

Premium Web site Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111135916 | ISBN-13: 9781111135911)

List Price = $66.00  | CengageBrain Price = $66.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $66.00

Legal Terminology for Transcription and Court Reporting  (ISBN-10: 1418060852 | ISBN-13: 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.

List Price = $142.95  | CengageBrain Price = $142.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $107.75

Office Procedures for the Legal Professional  (ISBN-10: 1401840833 | ISBN-13: 9781401840839)

This text takes an all-encompassing approach to office procedures for the legal professional student who wants to learn “black letter law” as well as the procedures that must be followed in the law office setting. It progresses from a general description of the law office and the court system to a more specific explanation of the various specialty law areas and the function of a paralegal and legal assistant in each. Practical classroom and homework assignments simulate the types of tasks students will encounter in the law office. Students are required to keep a notebook within the text, which consists of classroom assignments, projects, and other key items. The notebook later becomes a valuable reference document when assignments are given on the job. The text may be bundled with a supplemental resource manual containing various types of pleadings and documents from different states, as well as instructions for use and execution.

List Price = $199.95  | CengageBrain Price = $199.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $150.00

Oran's Dictionary of the Law  (ISBN-10: 1418080918 | ISBN-13: 9781418080914)

Oran's Dictionary of the Law, Fourth Edition, is the easiest to use introduction to legal terminology and concepts on the market. It contains clear definitions of the words that most paralegals, paralegal students, and persons in related fields need to know. The book gives the reader the core of each legal idea and helps them understand the American legal system as well as how to approach research tasks. The book precisely explains contracts, laws, court decisions, and lawyers. This new fourth edition includes a CD-ROM that contains all terms and definitions in the book and over a thousand new and revised definitions. It also includes an updated section on computerized legal research and overhauled sections on bankruptcy, intellectual property, litigation support, national security and other rapidly changing subject areas. Oran's Dictionary of the Law will leave the reader equipped with a precise, technical, legal vocabulary.

List Price = $56.95  | CengageBrain Price = $56.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $42.75

Substantive Law for the Legal Professional  (ISBN-10: 1418018376 | ISBN-13: 9781418018375)

Substantive Law for the Legal Professional is a text that 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 students, and each chapter in the text includes key words, state specific information boxes, and review questions. There are practical simulated problems for the student to solve that will strengthen their skills as they train to be a legal professional. Sample documents, charts, and figures give the student 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 textbooks provide the student 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 text is to provide the student with practical information about substantive law that they can take with them as a professional into the law office.

List Price = $114.95  | CengageBrain Price = $114.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $86.50

Student Supplements

Premium Web site Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111135916 | ISBN-13: 9781111135911)

List Price = $66.00  | CengageBrain Price = $66.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $66.00

Legal Terminology for Transcription and Court Reporting  (ISBN-10: 1418060852 | ISBN-13: 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.

List Price = $142.95  | CengageBrain Price = $142.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $107.75

Office Procedures for the Legal Professional  (ISBN-10: 1401840833 | ISBN-13: 9781401840839)

This is an all-encompassing approach to looking at law office procedures. It reviews the law office and the court system then moves on to a detailed discussion of various specialty areas of law and the function of the paralegal or legal assistant in each. Assignments and projects give the reader a very real sense of work in a law office. And, those efforts are documented in a notebook within the publication which later serves as a valuable resource in carrying out similar assignments on the job. This publication coupled with an available forms manual makes for an invaluable combination.

List Price = $199.95  | CengageBrain Price = $199.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $150.00

Oran's Dictionary of the Law  (ISBN-10: 1418080918 | ISBN-13: 9781418080914)

Oran's Dictionary of the Law, Fourth Edition, is the easiest to use introduction to legal terminology and concepts on the market. It contains clear definitions of the words that most paralegals, paralegal students, and persons in related fields need to know. The book gives the reader the core of each legal idea and helps them understand the American legal system as well as how to approach research tasks. The book precisely explains contracts, laws, court decisions, and lawyers. This new fourth edition includes a CD-ROM that contains all terms and definitions in the book and over a thousand new and revised definitions. It also includes an updated section on computerized legal research and overhauled sections on bankruptcy, intellectual property, litigation support, national security and other rapidly changing subject areas. Oran's Dictionary of the Law will leave the reader equipped with a precise, technical, legal vocabulary.

List Price = $56.95  | CengageBrain Price = $56.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $42.75

Substantive Law for the Legal Professional  (ISBN-10: 1418018376 | ISBN-13: 9781418018375)

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.

List Price = $114.95  | CengageBrain Price = $114.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $86.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Cathy Okrent, J.D.

Cathy J. Okrent, J.D., is a member of the New York State Bar and is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, as well as the Federal and State Courts of New York. Attorney Okrent has been a trial attorney and college professor. She has served as a state and county government attorney, hearing officer, and an employee relations manager. She is the author of three textbooks on Legal Terminology, Court Reporting, and Tort Law.