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Tort Law for Paralegals 9780735533448

Tort Law for Paralegals

ISBN-10: 073553344X
ISBN-13: 9780735533448
PUBLISHER: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
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Product Description: By combining an in-depth discussion of tort law with revealing real-world examples of the paralegal's daily work, this new text provides a complete and memorable introduction To The subject. TORT LAW FOR PARALEGALS is carefully crafted to ensure both understanding and preparation for practice. When you review this new offering, be sure to notice its: broad coverage of the key tort topics paralegals need to know, including intentional torts, torts involving property, defenses to intentional torts, intensive overview of negligence, comparison of contributory and comparative negligence, products liability and strict liability, medical and legal malpractice, insurance, and business torts and misrepresentation treatment of practical skills and topics, such as how law firms function, assessing cases for settlement value, investigating claims, billing hours, evaluating insurance policies, and much more easy-to-read and engaging style, using numerous examples and illustrations to emphasize the practical nature of tort law skillful use of one hypothetical case throughout the text, providing continuity To The material and a vehicle for illustrating various points special attention paid to ethical issues, with a separate section on ethics at the end of each chapter the text offers a variety of effective learning aids: objectives to open each chapter Issue at a Glance boxes that summarize important legal concepts marginal definitions of important terms numerous figures, tables, and diagrams case excerpts that discuss both legal theory and practical applications Skills You Need in the Real World sections highlighting particular paralegal skills, ranging from locating expert witnesses to creating a trial notebook to billing time in a file Life of a Paralegal sections that show the work of an actual paralegal references to web sites to assist students in information gathering additional forms and court documents at the end of each chapter Key Terms, Review Questions, and Applying What You Have Learned exercises forms and documents relevant To The hypothetical case included in an appendix

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