A Context and Practice Casebook

Author: Benjamin V. Madison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594605109

Category: Law

Page: 353

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Civil Procedure for All States is unique in scope. No other casebook or textbook has sought to take the procedural doctrines that arise in the stages of a civil action and address them for each state. Each chapter describes the majority approach to a procedural doctrine, the significant minority approach, and those states that are peculiar in their approach. By taking this comprehensive approach, the book has been able to identify the common decision-making steps that a lawyer must take in handling any case, in any state. Thus, the book has the student-as-associate thinking through the questions that a seasoned litigator would consider at each stage. The student then applies the law of that student's jurisdiction to the problems that arise at each stage of a case. After resolving questions that sharpen the student's ability to deal with a given procedural issue, each chapter incorporates numerous questions that force the student to wrestle with matters of professionalism and ethics. This book is designed to follow the new Context and Practice Series. Books in the series will feature elements that recent studies of legal pedagogy (Best Practices in Legal Education and the Carnegie Foundation's Educating Lawyers) recommend as essential to improving law school teaching. First, the books will emphasize heavily the practical application of the legal doctrines addressed in each book. Students will be placed in the roles of practitioners handling simulated cases. They will apply the legal doctrines that they learn in the book in exercises that require them to perform tasks that lawyers actually perform. As the studies mentioned above underscore, teaching in this manner will serve more than one purpose. It will not only better prepare students for practice. It will show students the significance of the material they are learning by demonstrating the reality that they will be using these doctrines. Second, the C & P Series will also accomplish another primary goal of the Best Practices and Educating Lawyers studies. That goal is to engage students in professional identity formation so that, when they begin practicing, they will have a better idea of the kind of lawyers they want to be.
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Author: Daniel John Meador,Gregory Mitchell (J.D.)

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314910936

Category: Law

Page: 108

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American Courts describes the state judicial systems and the federal judicial system. This book continues to be written primarily for beginning law students who will acquire more detailed knowledge of the topics covered here and for persons from other countries with legal backgrounds who want an introduction to American courts. This new edition reflects the changes in case management procedures, court personnel, and, in a few instances, state court structure that have been made to deal with the changes in types and numbers of cases being filed with the courts.
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Author: William P. Statsky

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305686292

Category: Law

Page: 928

View: 9054

Master the hands-on skills you'll need to succeed in a modern law office with INTRODUCTION TO PARALEGALISM, 8e. Ten critical skills are covered in the book: identifying legal issues, breaking rules into elements,applying rules to facts interviewing clients, investigating facts, digesting discovery documents, providing litigation assistance, researching the law, drafting documents, and representing clients at administrative agencies where authorized by law.Packed with real-life insights and real-world examples,the text helps you understand the ethical guidelines that lawyers and paralegals must follow and covers the efforts underway to regulate the profession in legislatures, courts, bar associations, and paralegal associations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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2017-2018 Statutory Supplement

Author: Stephen N. Subrin,Martha L. Minow,Mark S. Brodin,Thomas O. Main,Alexandra D. Lahav

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454894369

Category: Law

Page: 473

View: 2757

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: 2017-2018 Statutory Supplement with Resources for Study
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Theory and Practice

Author: Linda J. Silberman,Allan R. Stein,Tobias Barrington Wolff

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454888695

Category: Law

Page: 1296

View: 9812

Using the Socratic method, Civil Procedure: Theory and Practice, Fifth Edition helps students develop strategic, critical thinking with introductory text, examples, and hypotheticals that equip them for the challenges of practice. Sophisticated, yet straightforward, the text strikes an important balance by providing clear exposition while requiring work to achieve deeper insights. An opening chapter gives an overview of the entire process, using real pleadings and discovery materials in the landmark N.Y. Times v. Sullivan case. The innovative “Anatomy of a Litigation” case study chapter systematically leads students from pleadings to verdict, using leading cases to deepen the connection between the classroom and the courtroom. Civil Procedure: Theory and Practice covers the full range of topics, including in-depth treatment of personal and subject-matter jurisdiction, joinder, preclusion, and alternative dispute resolution.
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Author: Marshall S. Shapo,Richard J. Peltz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780890892053

Category: Law

Page: 1008

View: 4150

Featuring both classic and modern dramatic cases, the third edition of Tort and Injury Law includes provocative problems and pithy topic outlines. The cases, selected for intrinsic interest and teachability, are interspersed with materials on law and economics, behavioral data, and legal philosophy. Shapo and Peltz constantly employ motifs that introduce basic techniques of judicial analysis and modes of judicial administration. They deftly convey the the human drama of courtroom trials by strategically weaving transcript excerpts throughout the text. The new edition contains focused presentation of modern controversies in law and policy, including: products liability; scientific proof; informed consent; and a stimulating collection of classic and contemporary materials on compensation plans, including the September 11th Victims' Compensation Fund.The section on duty and proximate cause, chock-full of interesting cases, presents a flexible framework for a variety of approaches to the topic. In addition, stimulating materials on medical malpractice appear in several sections of the book. Another highlight of the book is its materials on current problems in toxic torts, including issues of scientific proof. Tort and Injury Law presents many opportunities for selection to suit the preferences of a wide range of torts teachers. After building a backbone for the book out of fundamental concepts pivotal to the beginning lawyer, Shapo and Peltz weave threads of law and economics, moral philosophy, and feminist jurisprudence around that spine. The comprehensive teacher's manual contains up-to-date references for case law, scholarly articles and The Third Restatement. Besides providing professors with a variety of course-planning materials, the teacher's manual also contains a large number of exam problems.
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Author: Fleming James,Geoffrey C. Hazard,John Leubsdorf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781566629812

Category: Law

Page: 866

View: 6971

The Fifth Edition continues to provide a summary but thorough survey of all the topics regularly included in Civil Procedure courses. New subjects are examined including alternative dispute resolution, attorney fees and litigation costs, and preliminary relief. This edition discusses such matters as transnational aspects of litigation, comparative civil procedure, the settlement class action controversy, and the decline of the Federal Rules ethos reflected in such developments as the proliferation of local rules, congressional rulemaking, and special procedures for certain kinds of litigation.
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Author: Michigan Legal Publishing Ltd.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781640020146

Category: Law

Page: 182

View: 1344

A concise and comprehensive edition of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and related supplementary statutes for quick reference. Updated through January 1, 2017. Perfect for your briefcase or desk and a great format for the attorney or law school student who simply needs to refer to the rules. Contents: Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Title I. Scope of rules; form of action Title II. Commencing an action; service of process, pleadings, motions, and orders Title III. Pleadings and motions Title IV. Parties Title V. Disclosures and discovery Title VI. Trials Title VII. Judgment Title VIII. Provisional and final remedies Title IX. Special proceedings Title X. District courts and clerks: conducting business; issuing orders Title XI. General provisions Title XII. Appendix of forms (abrogated) Title XIII. Supplemental Rules for Admiralty or Maritime Claims and Asset Forfeiture Actions Statutory Supplement 28 USC Chapter 85--District Courts; Jurisdiction 28 USC Chapter 87--District Courts; Venue 28 USC Chapter 91--District Courts; Removal of Cases from State Courts
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Author: Richard D. Freer

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454873795

Category: Law

Page: 896

View: 432

Popular casebook author Freer makes the complex principles of civil procedure accessible and fun for students in this student treatise. Using humor, real-world examples and light-hearted scholarship, he breaks down the doctrines of civil procedure into easy-to-understand components, and then brings them together to show how they form a comprehensive body of law. The Third Edition has been updated to include discussion of key new Supreme Court and lower court decisions that are reshaping civil procedure law. It also includes revisions to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and provides commentary on e-discovery, including the problem of waiver of privilege for inadvertent production. Hallmark features: Comprehensive coverage of all topics in civil procedure. Suitable for use with any civil procedure coursebook. User-friendly chapter introductions explain and contextualize key concepts. Integrates discrete topics and doctrines into a comprehensive whole timulating hypotheticals for especially difficult principles, highlighted in bulleted lists. Shows students how to apply doctrine and rules to facts. Light-hearted presentation, using amusing, real-world examples to illustrate principles.
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Cases, Materials, and Questions

Author: Richard D. Freer,Wendy Collins Perdue

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611639117

Category: Civil procedure

Page: 936

View: 4259

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Author: Michigan Legal Publishing Ltd.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942842101

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 9106

A concise and comprehensive edition of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and related supplementary statutes for quick reference. Updated through January 1, 2017. Perfect for your briefcase or desk and a great format for the attorney or law school student who simply needs to refer to the rules. Contents: Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Title I. Scope of rules; form of action Title II. Commencing an action; service of process, pleadings, motions, and orders Title III. Pleadings and motions Title IV. Parties Title V. Disclosures and discovery Title VI. Trials Title VII. Judgment Title VIII. Provisional and final remedies Title IX. Special proceedings Title X. District courts and clerks: conducting business; issuing orders Title XI. General provisions Title XII. Appendix of forms (abrogated) Title XIII. Supplemental Rules for Admiralty or Maritime Claims and Asset Forfeiture Actions Statutory Supplement 28 USC Chapter 85 - District Courts; Jurisdiction 28 USC Chapter 87 - District Courts; Venue 28 USC Chapter 91 - District Courts; Removal of Cases from State Courts
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A Context and Practice Casebook

Author: Gerald F. Hess,Scott R. Bauries,Theresa M. Beiner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611635461

Category:

Page: N.A

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Structured into fifteen chapters, this book incorporates active learning and professional development within the study of civil procedure. With the exception of the introductory and conclusion chapters, each chapter starts with a problem to analyze and resolve during study of that chapter. Each new body of law is summarized and, in many instances, a simple example is provided. The introductions are followed by a series of cases, with problems and active learning exercises interspersed throughout. The book also includes graphics designed to give a visual sense of the concepts and reflection questions for further professional development.
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Cases and Materials

Author: Jack H. Friedenthal,Arthur Raphael Miller,John Edward Sexton,Helen Hershkoff

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314280169

Category: Law

Page: 1367

View: 1920

The Eleventh Edition of this popular casebook provides a framework for studying both the essential and the cutting-edge issues of civil procedure while incorporating problems that test doctrinal understanding, foster case reading skills, and encourage a sense of litigation strategy. New Supreme Court cases have been integrated that impact personal jurisdiction (McIntyre, Goodyear), subject-matter jurisdiction (Grable, Gunn), pleading (Twombly, Iqbal), joinder (Pimentel), class actions (Dukes), and other important topics, including statutory changes such as the Jurisdiction Clarification Act. The casebook covers all of the major topics that a professor might wish to teach in a first-year course, and can easily be adapted for courses of one- or two-semesters, of different credit hours, and with varied practical or theoretical emphases. A supplement includes all updated Federal Rules, the pleadings in Twombly and Iqbal, a model case file, state materials, and other important teaching tools.
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Author: Scott A. Hatch,Lisa Zimmer Hatch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118052976

Category: Law

Page: 384

View: 4582

Apply important legal concepts and skills you need to succeed Get educated, land a job, and start making money now! Want a new career as a paralegal but don't know where to start? Relax! Paralegal Career For Dummies is the practical, hands-on guide to all the basics -- from getting certified to landing a job and getting ahead. Inside, you'll find all the tools you need to succeed, including a CD packed with sample memos, forms, letters, and more! Discover how to * Secure your ideal paralegal position * Pick the right area of the law for you * Prepare documents for litigation * Conduct legal research * Manage a typical law office Sample resumes, letters, forms, legal documents, and links to online legal resources. Please see the CD-ROM appendix for details and complete system requirements.
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A Coursebook

Author: Joseph W. Glannon,Andrew M. Perlman,Peter Raven-Hansen

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454886358

Category: Law

Page: 1360

View: 4245

Civil Procedure: A Coursebook provides solid scholarship but does not hide the ball. The book’s accessibility, organization, and interior design support its innovative pedagogy. New to the Third Edition: Recent (Dec. 1, 2015) rule amendments abrogate the federal forms and make important changes to the discovery rules. This edition reflects both sets of changes and includes provocative new materials on the revitalized proportionality standard of discovery and the ethical requirements for competency in electronic discovery, in addition to other smaller updates.
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Author: Kevin Clermont

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781634593090

Category:

Page: 1014

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This casebook is the concise, and very modern, version of a respected classic of civil procedure casebooks. The key to its brevity is its efficient and systematic step-by-step survey of the subject in Part One, which provides a tight 270-page comprehensive treatment of current civil procedure. The survey suffices to give the students a complete and solid grounding in civil procedure by means of the cases, commentaries, text, and questions that progress from pretrial and settlement to trial, judgment, appeal, jurisdiction, and complex litigation. This brief yet thorough coverage leaves time for in-depth treatment of a few selected problem areas regarding the system's fundamental structure in Part Two on governing law, Part Three on authority to adjudicate, and Part Four on res judicata. The twelfth edition has been thoroughly updated. It covers major new cases on general and specific personal jurisdiction and on pleading, and it introduces new materials on the res judicata effect of statute-of-limitations dismissals. It also fully incorporates the new amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which affect such important topics as discovery.
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Author: MICHIGAN LEGAL PUBLISHING LTD.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781640020214

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 319

A handy pocket version of the Federal Rules of Evidence (5" x 8"), as amended through January 1, 2018. A Perfect quick reference for your desk or briefcase, for both attorneys and law school students. Contents: Article 1; General Provisions Article 2; Judicial Notice Article 3; Presumptions in Civil Cases Article 4; Relevance and its Limits Article 5; Privileges Article 6; Witnesses Article 7; Opinions and Expert Testimony Article 8; Hearsay Article 9; Authentication and Identification Article 10; Contents of Writings, Recordings, and Photographs Article 11; Miscellaneous Rules
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Author: Daniel Oran,Mark Tosti

Publisher: Oran's Dictionary of the Law

ISBN: 9781418080914

Category: Law

Page: 627

View: 9012

Oran's Dictionary of the Law, Fourth Edition, is the easiest to use introduction to legal terminology and concepts on the market. It contains clear definitions of the words that most paralegals, paralegal students, and persons in related fields need to know. The book gives the reader the core of each legal idea and helps them understand the American legal system as well as how to approach research tasks. The book precisely explains contracts, laws, court decisions, and lawyers. This new fourth edition includes a CD-ROM that contains all terms and definitions in the book and over a thousand new and revised definitions. It also includes an updated section on computerized legal research and overhauled sections on bankruptcy, intellectual property, litigation support, national security and other rapidly changing subject areas. Oran's Dictionary of the Law will leave the reader equipped with a precise, technical, legal vocabulary.
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includes federal rules of civil procedure, federal rules of evidence (as amended through December 1, 1998) and select provisions of Title 28 U.S.C. (as amended through October 1, 1998)

Author: Dahlstrom Legal Publishing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780940712751

Category: Law

Page: 144

View: 9346

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A Uniform System of Citation

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789998255289

Category: Citation of legal authorities

Page: 415

View: 2307

Provides a guide to legal citation information inthe United States. Compiled from the Columbia LawReview, 105th edition, c2005; Harvard Law Review,118th edition, c2005; Univ. of Pennsylvania LawReview, 153rd edition, c2005; and the Yale LawJournal, 114th edition, c2005. New edition offersthe Bluepages for beginning law students.
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