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The Basics of Paralegal Studies (4th Edition)

The Basics of Paralegal Studies (4th Edition)
Author: David Lee Goodrich
ISBN 13: 9780131121461
ISBN 10: 131121464
Edition: 4
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2003-05-19
Format: Paperback
Pages: 496
List Price: $180.80

The intent is to provide not only an overview of the legal principles in a variety of areas of the law, but also to give a practical introduction to the kinds of duties and responsibilities that may face a paralegal in the workplace.

Sufficiently comprehensive coverage of the sources of law, the courts system, basic legal terminology, legal research, civil law and discovery, criminal law, real estate, decedents' estates, domestic relations, and contracts.

Specifically written for people who would like to know more about paralegal assisting or general subject areas of the law, but have little background in the area.


Written as a textbook for an introductory course in paralegal assisting, this book explores the profession's duties and ethical responsibilities. Coverage includes the reading and briefing of cases, legal research, ethics and contracts, practical law (with sample pleadings), and current information on other legal issues affecting the field, including joint ownership, property laws, service of process issues and dissolutions of marriage, as well as civil law for out-of-state defendants, and in rem and quasi in rem cases. Contains replications of many court documents. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)