Higher Education

Law Office Procedures: A Practical Guide, 1st Edition

  • Judy A. Long J.D. Rio Hondo College
  • ISBN-10: 0314092382  |  ISBN-13: 9780314092380
  • 362 Pages
  • © 1997 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $251.00

About

Overview

A practical, comprehensive text that prepares the legal assistant and legal secretarial student for the law office. Includes a general overview of various areas of substantive law, focusing on documents and forms that students will commonly prepare. Explanations are appropriate for students of all levels. Numerous sample documents and forms are provided, along with practical exercises. Projects at the end of each chapter give students practical experience with tasks they will perform on the job, such as proofreading, document and form preparation, and advanced drafting and research assignments. Documents for selected Projects are provided on disk in WordPerfect for easy access and editing. Students can also build a Notebook portfolio of documents they've prepared to use in job interviews and as an on-the-job reference. A simulated law office is presented in the introduction in which the student will be employed throughout the text.

Features and Benefits

  • * This text is a practical, comprehensive guide that prepares the legal assistant and legal secretarial student for the law office. The text includes a general overview of various areas of substantive law, focusing on documents and forms that students will prepare. Explanations are appropriate for students of all levels.
  • * UNIQUE! The Notebook feature gives students the opportunity to build a Notebook portfolio of documents to use in job interviews and as a reference on the job. Notebook icons can be found throughout the text on documents that the students can copy for their portfolio. Some Projects display the Notebook logo, too, if a particular document they are drafting is a valuable reference and resource.
  • * A simulated law office (Michaels & Williams) is presented in the introduction. The student is employed throughout the text. Students complete the projects at the end of each chapter as if they are preparing the documents for an attorney in this firm. These activities give students a preview of work in a law firm.
  • * The Structure of the Law Office, presented in Chapters 1 and 2, gives a detailed analysis of the individuals who work in a law office and their functions. Students gain a better understanding of how a law office operates.
  • * Numerous exhibits are provided throughout each chapter. They include sample forms and documents that students will use and prepare on the job. Students are encouraged to copy selected forms for inclusion in their Notebooks.* UNIQUE! State-specific Information Boxes throughout the text give stud

Table of Contents

Law Office Structure. Administrative Functions. Court Structure. Civil Law Practices. Criminal Law. The Trial Process. Probate and Estate Planning. Familiy Law. Types of Business Organizations. Real Property. Contract Law. Appendices. Glossary. Index.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Judy A. Long J.D.

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.