Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454881690

Category: Law

Page: 816

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This is a revision of noted author Deborah Bouchoux's market-leading legal research and writing text for paralegal students. This clear, well-organized text is designed specifically for paralegal students, offering a comprehensive overview of research and writing skills, reinforced by illustrations and exercises. Part I covers Primary Authorities, Part II discuses Secondary Authorities, and Part III covers the basics of Legaal Writing. The Legal Writing section includes samples of legal writing, such as letters, a court brief, and a legal memorandum, though throughout the book, Bouchoux integrates writing strategies into each research chapter to demonstrate the link between the two processes. In addition, there is thorough coverage of electronic research, including a chapter on internet research as well as fee-based services such as Lexis Advance and Westlaw. Additional tips on how to effectively use electronic resources are also included throughout the text. Bouchoux thoroughly explains proper citation form and updating/validating legal authorities.

Learning Forensic Assessment

Research and Practice

Author: Rebecca Jackson,Ronald Roesch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317681231

Category: Psychology

Page: 530

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Major developments in the field since the publication of Learning Forensic Assessment are integrated in this revised edition, including revised editions of the DSM-5, HCR-20 scale, and child custody guidelines. This textbook is designed for graduate students learning forensic assessment and psychologists coming to forensic practice later in their careers. It is organized around five broad areas: Professional and Practice Issues, Adult Forensic Assessment, Juvenile Forensic Assessment, Civil Forensic Assessment, and Communicating Your Findings. Each chapter begins with a strong teaching and learning foundation. The latter part of each chapter is assessment specific, covering available assessment measures and approaches to assessment. The authors go well beyond simple descriptions of assessment measures and provide a conceptual discussion of the evaluation process that helps the reader understand how assessment measures fit into the overall evaluation process. The evaluation component is geared toward assessing the important aspects of the construct as laid out in the early part of each chapter. Each chapter then concludes with a case example to illustrate the measures and techniques described.

Torts

Author: Edward J. Kionka

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314258281

Category: Law

Page: 338

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This text provides tools for a comprehensive and thorough understanding of tort law. It organizes tort law concepts in outline form so that students can see law context and relationships. Updated material includes coverage of comparative fault, products liability, medical and other professional negligence liability, retaliatory discharge, liability for activities causing only economic harm, statute of limitations and repose, causation (market share and enterprise liability, liability for reduced chance), and allocation of damages among tortfeasors. A text correlation chart, cross-references to leading casebooks on tort law, examples, Q&A, and a practice examination are also included.

Law and Ethics for Today's Journalist

A Concise Guide

Author: Joe Mathewson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317466403

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Law and Ethics for Today's Journalist offers aspiring and working journalists the practical understanding of law and ethics they must have to succeed at their craft. Instead of covering every nuance of media law for diverse communications majors, Mathewson focuses exclusively on what's relevant for journalists. Even though media law and media ethics are closely linked together in daily journalistic practice, they are usually covered in separate volumes. Mathewson brings them together in a clear and colourful way that practicing journalists will find more useful. Everything a journalist needs to know about legal protections, limitations, and risks inherent in workaday reporting is illustrated with highlights from major court opinions. Mathewson advises journalists who must often make ethical decisions on the spot with no time for the elaborate, multi-faceted analysis. The book assigns to journalists the hard decisions on ethical questions such as whether to go undercover or otherwise misrepresent themselves in order to get a big story. The ethics chapter precedes the law chapters because ethical standards should underlie a journalist's work at all times. There may be occasions when ethics and law are not parallel, thus calling for the journalist to make a personal judgment. Law and Ethics for Today's Journalist is user-friendly, written in clear, direct, understandable language on issues that really matter to a working journalist. Supplementary reading of the actual court cases is recommended and links to most cases are provided in the text. The text includes a fine (but purposely not exhaustive) bibliography listing important and useful legal cases, including instructive appellate and trial court opinions, state as well as federal.

American Public School Law

Author: Kern Alexander,M. David Alexander

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 997

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This popular and well-known textbook provides a comprehensive view of the law that governs the state schools systems of the United States. It presents and discusses legal cases concerned with the multitude of issues facing the public school system, including such issues as teaching diverse student populations, teacher rights, and the role of the Federal government. Over 1300 citations and school law case excerpts are included.

Restatement of the law, agency

as adopted and promulgated by the American Law Institute at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 17, 2005

Author: American Law Institute

Publisher: American Law Institute-American Bar Association(ALI-ABA)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 994

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Hitlers amerikanisches Vorbild

Wie die USA die Rassengesetze der Nationalsozialisten inspirierten

Author: James Q. Whitman

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406721400

Category: History

Page: 249

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Als in Deutschland die Nationalsozialisten triumphieren, ist in den USA die hohe Zeit der „Jim-Crow-Gesetze“, mit denen die Diskriminierung der Schwarzen geltendes Recht wird. Eine zufällige Parallele? Was kaum zu glauben klingt, das dokumentiert der Rechtshistoriker James Q. Whitman unwiderleglich: Der Rassismus in den USA lieferte den Nazis Anschauungsmaterial für die Diskriminierung der Juden. Der Empfang durch die New Yorker Anwaltskammer sei „warm“ und „besonders befriedigend“ gewesen, befand Ludwig Fischer. Der Jurist, der 1947 hingerichtet wurde, war Leiter einer Delegation, die sich auf eine „Studienreise“ in die USA begeben hatte. Die Reise im September 1935 war als Belohnung für ein Jahr „harter Arbeit“ gedacht, das die Ausarbeitung der „Nürnberger Rassengesetze“ und die Überwindung „überholter“ Rechtsstandpunkte allen Beteiligten abverlangt hatte. Nun aber war man in dem Land, von dem man so viel gelernt hatte und von dem man noch mehr lernen wollte: Wie man Rassengesetze nicht nur macht, sondern auch wirksam umsetzt.

Die globale Überwachung

Der Fall Snowden, die amerikanischen Geheimdienste und die Folgen

Author: Glenn Greenwald

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426425165

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Bereits in seinen ersten Artikeln über die NSA-Affäre brachte Glenn Greenwald das ganze Ausmaß der Massenüberwachung im digitalen Zeitalter ans Licht. Seine Berichterstattung, für die er mit dem Pulitzer-Preis ausgezeichnet wurde, löste international ein politisches Erdbeben aus. In seinem Buch deckt Greenwald anhand einer Fülle von brisanten Geheimdokumenten aus dem Archiv des Whistleblowers Edward Snowden die illegalen Praktiken der amerikanischen Geheimdienste auf. Alles und jeder wird ausgespäht, die Bevölkerung steht unter Kollektivverdacht. Meinungsfreiheit wird im Namen der Sicherheit unterdrückt, und es gibt keine Privatsphäre mehr – nirgends.

Balancing of interests

liber amicorum Peter Hay zum 70. Gerburtstag

Author: Hans-Eric Rasmussen-Bonne

Publisher: Verlag Recht und Wirtschaft

ISBN: 9783800514373

Category: Comparative law

Page: 533

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