Practical Contract Law for Paralegals: An Activities-Based Approach, Edition 4

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
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Practical Contract Law for Paralegals: An Activities-Based Approach is a comprehensive, practical introduction to environmental law written exclusively for paralegal students. The concise, well-written text focuses on a broad understanding of the sources of environmental law and offers students numerous practical exercises as well as concrete methods for researching the law. It also includes methods for conducting due diligence in real estate transactions, a real-world concern of paralegals and a topic ignored by other textbooks. The Second Edition offers thoroughly updated exercises, websites, government forms and laws, and includes a new chapter on mining law.

Features of Practical Contract Law for Paralegals: An Activities-Based Approach:

  • Accessible, practical approach to environmental law, specifically designed for the paralegal student.
  • Comprehensive coverage includes the basics of the judicial concepts, policies, agencies and institutions that shape environmental law
  • A brief overview of legal research and how it applies to environmental law.
  • Intuitive organization starts with the implementation and sources of Environmental Law and moves on to specific statutes.
  • Emphasis on conducting due diligence in real estate transactions, a real-world concern of paralegals and a topic no other book addresses.
  • Engaging hands-on assignments, exercises and website resources teach students how to research local laws and access vital information.
  • Strong pedagogical features reinforce the material, including crossword puzzles, key terms, review questions, and practice exercises.
  • Features employment opportunities and ethical issues
Thoroughly updated, the revised Second Edition includes:
  • New chapter on mining law.
  • Thoroughly updated exercises, government forms, laws, and websites.

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Publisher
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
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Published on
Jul 8, 2016
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Pages
352
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ISBN
9781454879572
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Language
English
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Genres
Law / Contracts
Law / Paralegals & Paralegalism
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Practical Environmental Law is a comprehensive, practical introduction to environmental law written exclusively for paralegal students. The concise, well-written text focuses on a broad understanding of the sources of environmental law and offers students numerous practical exercises as well as concrete methods for researching the law. It also includes methods for conducting due diligence in real estate transactions, a real-world concern of paralegals and a topic ignored by other textbooks.

The Second Edition offers thoroughly updated exercises, websites, government forms and laws, and includes a new chapter on mining law.

Features:

Accessible, practical approach to environmental law, specifically designed for the paralegal student. Comprehensive coverage includes the basics of the judicial concepts, policies, agencies and institutions that shape environmental law. A brief overview of legal research and how it applies to environmental law. Intuitive organization starts with the implementation and sources of Environmental Law and moves on to specific statutes. Emphasis on conducting due diligence in real estate transactions, a real-world concern of paralegals and a topic no other book addresses. Engaging hands-on assignments, exercises and website resources teach students how to research local laws and access vital information. Strong pedagogical features reinforce the material, including crossword puzzles, key terms, review questions, and practice exercises. Features employment opportunities and ethical issues.

Thoroughly updated, the revised Second Edition includes:

New chapter on mining law

Law Office Management for Paralegals, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive introduction to law office management, emphasizing ethics, law office culture, law office systems, and “soft skills,” such as communications and critical thinking. Assignments are drawn from real-world law office management situations and supported by innovative visual aids and learning tools. Students get hands-on practice with timekeeping, conflicts-checking, file management, trust accounting, business planning, correspondence, and much more. They are exposed to law office software, such as Clio, and learn to perform vital functions using other software and even freeware. Career profiles emphasize the importance of involvement in professional organizations, advancement in the legal field without obtaining a law degree, and that the legal profession is populated by men and women of all ages and backgrounds.

New to the Fourth Edition:

New ethical discussions: the obligation to keep up with current technology, disaster planning, and dealing with clients using crowdfunding. New technology discussions: artificial intelligence in legal practice, online notarization, client portals, and apps to make the practice of law more efficient and mobile. New discussions of law as a business: features of property insurance, malpractice insurance, insurance for and on employees; trends in office space. New soft skills discussions: dealing with incivility in the legal profession, managing staff through technology changes.

Professors and students will benefit from:

Author Laurel A. Vietzen’s outstanding reputation in the paralegal market. Drawing on her extensive background as a professor and practitioner, she clearly presents basic law office management and organization. Well-crafted assignments throughout the text help students hone practical skills such as critical thinking, organization, general communication, and computer proficiency. The text is particularly adaptable for an online or hybrid class.
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