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Legal Terminology: 2014 Update, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition

By Gordon Brown, Kent Kauffman

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 7, 2014

Description

For Legal Secretarial, Paralegal, Legal Assistant, Business Science, Criminal Justice, and Court Reporting programs; also appropriate for undergraduate college-level courses in Business Law, Legal Transcription, Law Office Procedures, Introduction to Paralegal, Legal Research, Legal Writing, Legal Systems, Government and the Law, Legal Environment of Business, Computers and the Law, and Legal Word Processing.

 

More than a legal dictionary, Legal Terminology, 6e is designed to develop students understanding of legal terms by emphasizing the how they are used in context. Featuring over 1500 legal terms with phonetic pronunciations, this book uses a text/workbook style to present narrative, definitions, study aids, and application activities all geared toward making the study of legal terms more meaningful. This edition includes new Terms in Action stories, a new chapter on legal ethics, a new chapter on constitutional law, recent bankruptcy updates, 133 new terms and updated terminology flashcards that give students the vocabulary skills that will need to succeed in a legal career.

Table of Contents

PART I: Terms used in Practice and Procedure      

1.    Court Systems and Jurisdiction

2.    Criminal Trial Procedure

3.    Civil Trial Procedure

4.    Defensive Pleadings in Civil Trials

5.    Methods of Discovery

6.    Pretrial Hearing and Jury Trial

7.    Steps in a Trial

 

PART II: Terms Used in Criminal Law

8.    Legal Ethics

9.    Constitutional Law

10.  Crimes, Accomplices, and Defenses

11.  Crimes Against Property

12.  Crimes Against the Person and Human  Habitation

13.  Homicide

14.  Crimes Against Morality and Drug Abuse

 

PART III:Terms used in law of torts

15.  Torts and Tortfeasors

16.  Intentional Torts

17.  Negligence and Product Liability

 

PART IV: Terms Used in Law of Contracts

18.  Formation of Contracts

19.  Contract Requirements

20.  Third Parties and Discharge of Contracts

 

PART V: Terms Used in Law of Personal Property and Agency

21.  Personal Property and Bailments 

22.  Intellectual Property

23.  Law of Agency

 

PART VI: Terms Used in Law of Wills and Estates

24.  Wills, Testaments, and Advance Directives

25.  Revocation, Lapses, and Ademption

26.  Principal Clauses in a Will

27.  Disinheritance and Intestacy

28.  Personal Representative of the Estate

29.  Settling an Estate

30.  Trusts

 

PART VII: Terms Used in Law of Real Property

31.  Estates in Real Property

32.  Multiple Ownership of Real Property

33.  Acquiring Title to Real Property

34.  Deeds

35.  Mortgages

36.  Landlord and Tenant

 

PART VIII: Terms Used in Family Law

37.  Marriage, Divorce, and Dissolution of Marriage

38.  Divorce Procedure

 

PART IX: Terms Used in Buisness Organization and Bankruptcy

39.  Business Organization

40.  The Law of Bankruptcy

 

Glossary of Legal Terms

 

Index

 

Glossary of Latin Terms and Phrases

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