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Overview

Evidence Management for Paralegals is a valuable resource and practical tool for instructors, and the beginning to mid-level student enrolled in a paralegal or legal studies course. Readers will learn from the in-depth coverage of topics including detailed descriptions of what constitutes evidence, gathering evidence from public, private, and governmental sources, and using the discovery process to obtain all forms of evidence. Students will find information more accessible by the use of case scenarios guiding them through real life situations applying the skills taught. The information and instruction is provided through United States court rules, regulations and codes, as well as a wealth of practical information presented through examples, explanations, samples of actual letters and documents.

Stacey Hunt, Hunt-Honors Graduate, Fresno City College Paralegal Studies Program

Stacy Hunt is an Honors Graduate, Fresno City College Paralegal Studies Program, Certified Legal Assistant, California Advanced Specialist Certification in litigation; 19 years as a paralegal. An adjunct instructor, Hunt presently teaches Legal Ethics for the Paralegal Studies Program at California Polytechnic State University, and co-taught courses in discovery, and trial preparation at California¿s Fresno City College.

Ellen Sheffer, Sheffer-Graduate of Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Missouri

Ellem Sheffer is a graduate of Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Missouri; A ¿teacher¿s teacher, Sheffer worked in the legal profession for more than 20 years. Prior to becoming a paralegal, taught special education and Spanish. Presently serves on the NALA board for the Certified Legal Assistant, and California Advanced Specialty Exams, and previously served for six years as the Director of the Paralegal Studies Program at Cal Poly State University. Developed, taught, and launched the first, complete online course - ¿Law Office Procedures¿ offered at Cal Poly.
  • Key words identified as they are used and cross referenced in a glossary
  • Case scenarios provide actual examples of how the information and material being presented would be used
  • Uses of "caveats" provide suggestions to avoid common pitfalls encountered
  • End of chapter review questions relate directly to the chapter
  • Questions requiring students to read an actual case decision and apply the information from the chapter to the case
Chapter 1: The Use of Evidence in a Lawsuit
Chapter 2: Documentary Evidence
Chapter 3: Tangible Evidence
Chapter 4: Audio and Video Recordings
Chapter 5: Test Results
Chapter 6: Photographs
Chapter 7: Depositions
Chapter 8: Demonstrative Evidence
Chapter 9: Trial issues
Chapter 10: Appeal issues

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Evidence Management for the Paralegal

ISBN: 9780766859630
Evidence Management for Paralegals is a valuable resource and practical tool for instructors, and the beginning to mid-level student enrolled in a paralegal or legal studies course. Readers will learn from the in-depth coverage of topics including detailed descriptions of what constitutes evidence, gathering evidence from public, private, and governmental sources, and using the discovery process to obtain all forms of evidence. Students will find information more accessible by the use of case scenarios guiding them through real life situations applying the skills taught. The information and instruction is provided through United States court rules, regulations and codes, as well as a wealth of practical information presented through examples, explanations, samples of actual letters and documents.

Evidence Management for the Paralegal

ISBN: 9780766859647

FOR STUDENTS

Evidence Management for the Paralegal

ISBN: 9780766859630
Evidence Management for Paralegals is a valuable resource and practical tool for instructors, and the beginning to mid-level student enrolled in a paralegal or legal studies course. Readers will learn from the in-depth coverage of topics including detailed descriptions of what constitutes evidence, gathering evidence from public, private, and governmental sources, and using the discovery process to obtain all forms of evidence. Students will find information more accessible by the use of case scenarios guiding them through real life situations applying the skills taught. The information and instruction is provided through United States court rules, regulations and codes, as well as a wealth of practical information presented through examples, explanations, samples of actual letters and documents.