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    Legal Office Procedures

    ISBN-10: 013220956X
    ISBN-13: 9780132209564
    Edition: 7th 2007
    Author(s): Joyce Morton
    Description: This popular book, the only legal office procedure book to receive a 5-star rating on Amazon.com, introduces readers to the career of a legal office assistant. It presents basic legal concepts and the various fields of the law and outlines the  More...
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    Edition: 7th
    Copyright Year: 2007
    Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
    Publication Date: 5/2/2006
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 400
    Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
    Weight: 1.782
    Language: English

    This popular book, the only legal office procedure book to receive a 5-star rating on Amazon.com, introduces readers to the career of a legal office assistant. It presents basic legal concepts and the various fields of the law and outlines the preparation of documents commonly used in these fields. It provides the information needed to select documents appropriate for a particular situation, identify the information necessary to complete the documents, and prepare the documents correctly. Comprehensive coverage begins with an overview of the law office; then describes office duties; computers and office systems; legal correspondence; the history of law; the court structure; litigation procedures, including the preparation of legal documents, preparations for trial, and litigation and discovery procedures; family law; wills, trust, and probate; business organizations; real estate; criminal law; legal research; and careers in the law. For legal secretaries, legal assistants, paralegals, and law office managers and staff.

    Preface
    The Law Office
    The Law Office
    Technology in the Law Office
    Human Relations in the Law Office
    Confidential Relationships
    The Attorney
    The Law Clerk
    The Legal Administrator
    The Paralegal/Legal Assistant
    The Legal Administrative Assistant, Lawyer's Assistant, and Legal Professional
    Personal Qualifications
    Code of Ethics for Attorneys, Legal Assistants, and Legal Professionals
    Summary
    Vocabulary
    Student Assignments
    Office Duties
    Workplace Telecommunications
    Telephone Skills
    E-Mail (Electronic Mail)
    Faxes
    Calendaring
    Billing Procedures
    Photocopying
    Micrographics
    Filing Systems
    Notarizing Legal Correspondence and Forms
    Mail Procedures
    Zip Codes
    USPS (United States Postal Service) Mail Classes and Services
    Travel Arrangements
    Summary
    Vocabulary
    Student Assessments
    Student Assignments
    Computers and Office Systems
    The Use of Computers in the Law Office
    Definition of a Computer
    Types of Computers
    Components of a Computer
    Computer Software
    Communication Networks
    Digital Cameras
    Summary
    Vocabulary
    Student Assessments
    Student Assignments
    Preparing Legal Correspondence
    Preparing Legal Correspondence
    Legal Correspondence Styles
    Dictation and Transcription
    Summary
    Vocabulary
    Student Assessments
    Student Assignment
    Court Structure
    The Court Structure
    Jurisdiction
    Venue
    Officers of the Court
    The Jury
    Federal Courts
    State Courts
    Authority of the Court
    Statute of Limitations
    Filing Procedures
    Court Forms
    Filing Fees
    Summary
    Vocabulary
    Student Assessments
    Student Assignments
    Litigation Procedures
    Preparing Legal Documents
    General Preparation
    Guidelines for Preparing Legal Documents
    Signature Variations
    Legal Cap Documents
    Summary
    Vocabulary
    Student Assessments
    Student Assignments
    The Lawsuit: Preparations for Trial
    General Litigation Information
    Lawyer-Client Relations
    Definition of a Lawsuit
    Commencing a Legal Action
    Defendant's Pleadings
    Summary
    Vocabulary
    Student Assessments
    Student Assignments
    The Lawsuit: Litigation and Discovery Procedures
    The Default
    Discontinuance and Dismissal
    Discovery Proceedings
    Discovery Devices
    Notifying Witnesses And Adverse Parties
    Pretrial Procedures
    Pretrial Conference
    Setting the Trial Date
    Writ of Execution
    Concluding Procedures
    Summary
    Vocabulary
    Student Assessments
    Student Assignments
    Substantive Law
    Family Law
    Marriage
    Divorce and Dissolution of Marriage
    Community Property
    Quasi-Community Property
    Domestic Partnerships
    Adoption
    Adoption Proceedings
    Guardianship and Conservatorship
    Summary
    Vocabulary
    Student Assessments
    Student Assignments
    Wills, Trusts, and Probate
    Estate Planning
    Wills
    Formalities in Making a Will
    Who Can Make a Will
    Types of Wills
    Trusts
    Probate
    Procedural Steps for the Administration of Probate
    Administration of the Estate
    Summary
    Vocabulary
    Student Assessments
    Student Assignments
    Business Organizations
    Forms of Business Ownership
    The Corporate Organization
    Advantages of a Corporation
    Disadvantages of a Corporation
    Laws Governing Corporations
    Types of Corporations
    Formation of a Corporation
    Corporation Stock
    Corporate Dissolutions
    Limited Liability Company
    Limited Liability Partnership
    Summary
    Vocabulary
    Student Assessments
    Student Assignments
    Real Estate
    Classification of Property
    Property Description
    Ownership of Property
    Real Estate Transactions
    Deeds
    Mortgages and Deeds of Trust
    Recording of Documents
    Leases
    Eviction of a Tenant
    Summary
    Vocabulary
    Student Assessments
    Student Assignments
    Criminal Law
    What is Criminal Law?
    Criminal Procedures
    Criminal Acts
    Proof of Crimes
    Arrests
    Defenses to Crimes
    Summary
    Vocabulary
    Student Assessments
    Student Assignments
    Legal Research
    Legal Research
    U.S. Legal System
    The Law Library
    Classification of Legal Research
    Legal Citations
    Computerized Research and the Internet
    Summary
    Vocabulary
    Student Assessments
    Student Assignment
    Getting a Job
    Getting a Job
    Sources of Employment
    Applying for a Job
    The Cover Letter
    Preparing for the Interview
    Starting Your First Job
    Growing Professionally
    Success on Your First Job
    Student Assignments
    Appendices
    Forms of Address
    Sample Captions of Court Documents
    Index

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