Higher Education

Legal Terminology for Transcription and Court Reporting, 1st Edition

  • Cathy Okrent, J.D. Schenectady County Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1418060852  |  ISBN-13: 9781418060855
  • 480 Pages
  • © 2009 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $107.75
  *Why an online review copy?
  • It's the greener, leaner way to review! An online copy cuts down on paper and on time. Reduce the wait (and the weight) of printed texts. Your online copy arrives instantly, and you can review it anytime from your computer or favorite mobile device.

If you prefer a print copy to review, please contact your representative.

About

Overview

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.

Features and Benefits

  • Over 1900 terms are presented are presented
  • Includes audio transcription exercises on accompanying CD-ROM
  • Realistic case scenarios simulate real-life challenges, stimulating student interest and motivation
  • Each unit has 200 exercises that appear in various formats for different learning styles
  • “20 Biggest Mistakes Court Reporters Make and How to Avoid Them” feature appears throughout the book with encouraging tips on ethics, professionalism, career advancement, and good work practices
  • The feature “AskCathyJD” on email allows students to connect with the author and ask questions, offer comments and seek further research and information related to the book and legal terminology

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
How to use a Legal Dictionary/ Thesaurus
Unit 1: Administrative Law
Unit 2: Agency
Unit 3: Bankruptcy
Unit 4: Civil Litigation (Pretrial)
Unit 5: Civil Litigation (Trial and Appeal)
Unit 6: Commercial Law
Unit 7: Constitutional Law
Unit 8: Contracts
Unit 9: Corporations, Partnerships, and Sole Proprietorships
Unit 10: Criminal Law and Procedure
Unit 11: Family Law
Unit 12: Insurance
Unit 13: Intellectual Property
Unit 14: Labor and Employment
Unit 15: Legal Ethics
Unit 16: Real Property and Landlord/Tenant
Unit 17: Tax Law
Unit 18: Torts and Personal Injury
Unit 19: Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

ISBN-10: 1133159656 | ISBN-13: 9781133159650

List Price = $464.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $344.75

This Bundle Includes:

  • Fundamentals of Law Office Management
    List Price = $169.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $127.75
  • Legal Terminology for Transcription and Court Reporting
    List Price = $142.95  | CengageBrain Price = $142.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $107.75
  • New Perspectives on Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007, Comprehensive, Premium Video Edition
    List Price = $154.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $116.25


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: 1418060860 | ISBN-13: 9781418060862)

Online Companion  (ISBN-10: 1418060879 | ISBN-13: 9781418060879)

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

Legal Terminology for Transcription and Court Reporting (Book Only)  (ISBN-10: 111131912X | ISBN-13: 9781111319120)

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

Online Companion  (ISBN-10: 1418060879 | ISBN-13: 9781418060879)

List Price = $.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $.00

Student CD  (ISBN-10: 1111536880 | ISBN-13: 9781111536886)

List Price = $101.95  | CengageBrain Price = $101.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $77.00

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.