Legal Terminology

Legal Terminology

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For Legal Secretarial, Paralegal, Legal Assistant, Business Science, Criminal Justice, and Court Reporting programs; also appropriate 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. Structured into short, easily digested chapters, Legal Terminology presents the fundamentals of the principal areas of the law, intermingling legal terms with their definitions and pronunciations. This text/workbook includes numerous student activities that assist instructors in teaching students to work with legal terminology; attention-getting motivational devices (including cartoons, graphics from the Library of Congress, and the "Word Wise," "Web Wise," and "Constitutional Wise" features) help to provide clear, concise explanations of the more

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  • Spiral bound | 496 pages
  • 233.68 x 279.4 x 27.94mm | 1,088.62g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0130155985
  • 9780130155986

Table of contents

I. TERMS USED IN CRIMINAL LAW. 1. Crimes, Accomplices, and Defenses. 2. Larceny and Embezzlement. 3. Crimes Against the Person. 4. Homicide. 5. Burglary, Arson, Receipt of Stolen Goods, and Forgery. 6. Crimes Against Morality and Drug Abuse. II. TERMS USED IN LAW OF TORTS. 7. Torts and Tortfeasors. 8. Intentional Torts. 9. Negligence and Product Liability. III. TERMS USED IN LAW OF CONTRACTS. 10. Formation of Contracts. 11. Contract Requirements. 12. Third Parties and Discharge of Contracts. IV. TERMS USED IN LAW OF PERSONAL PROPERTY AND AGENCY. 13. Personal Property and Bailments. 14. Intellectual Property. 15. Law of Agency. V. TERMS USED IN PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE. 16. Beginning a Court Action. 17. Service of Process and Attachments. 18. Defensive Pleadings. 19. Methods of Discovery. 20. Pretrial Hearing and Jury Trial. 21. Steps in a Trial. VI. TERMS USED IN LAW OF WILLS AND ESTATES. 22. Wills, Testaments, and Advance Directives. 23. Revocation, Lapses, and Ademption. 24. Principal Clauses in a Will. 25. Disinheritance and Intestacy. 26. Personal Representative of the Estate. 27. Settling an Estate. 28. Trusts. VII. TERMS USED IN THE LAW OF REAL PROPERTY. 29. Estates in Real Property. 30. Co-Ownership and Multi-Ownership of Real Property. 31. Acquiring Title to Real Property. 32. Deeds. 33. Mortgages. 34. Recording System. 35. Airspace and Water Rights. 36. Easements, Restrictions, and Zoning Regulations. 37. Landlord and Tenant. VIII. TERMS USED IN FAMILY LAW. 38. Marriage, Divorce, and Dissolution of Marriage. 39. Divorce Procedure. IX. TERMS USED IN LAW OF NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS. 40. Negotiable Instruments. X. TERMS USED IN BUSINESS ORGANIZATION AND BANKRUPTCY. 41. Business Organization. 42. The Law of Bankruptcy. Glossary of Legal Terms. more

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