Business Organizations for Paralegals

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Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454861401

Category: Law

Page: 744

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Comprehensive overview of business organizations for paralegals, presented in a student-friendly format. Coverage of all the various types of business organizations, providing a basic and thorough understanding without overwhelming students. Features: In-depth coverage of business entities, including in-depth information on limited liability companies, as well as cutting edge and emerging topics in business law, such as tax inversions. Logical sequencing of material for each business entity discussed. Each business entity is discussed in a life cycle approach: from its formation, to its advantages and disadvantages, to its operation, to its dissolution, and to its tax consequences. The text begins with an introduction to the various business entities and then progresses from the simplest, the sole proprietorship, through partnerships, to the most complex, the business corporation. The newest forms of business entities, the limited liability partnership and limited liability company, are also discussed. The text concludes with other forms of corporations, such as nonprofit and professional corporations. The text combines in-depth substantive coverage of topics with practical information, including checklists. Helpful pedagogy includes web resources, key terms, practice tips, and exercises

Fundamentals of Business Organizations for Paralegals

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Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454861428

Category: Law

Page: 336

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Thorough but concise summary of all of the forms of business organizations in the United States. Balances the need to cover critical topics with a shorter and more straightforward approach, easily allowing the material to be covered in a shorter course. Features: Thorough yet concise of business entities, including in-depth information on limited liability companies, as well as cutting edge and emerging topics in business law, such as tax inversions. Logical sequencing of material for each business entity discussed. Each business entity is discussed in a life cycle approach: from its formation, to its advantages and disadvantages, to its operation, to its dissolution, and to its tax consequences. The text begins with an introduction to the various business entities and then progresses from the simplest, the sole proprietorship, through partnerships, to the most complex, the business corporation. The newest forms of business entities, the limited liability partnership and limited liability company, are also discussed. The text combines substantive coverage of topics with practical information, including checklists. Helpful pedagogy includes web resources, key terms, practice tips, and exercises.

Business Organizations for Paralegals, Fifth Edition

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Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 0735576289

Category: Law

Page: 718

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Business Organizations for Paralegals thoroughly covers all the various types of business organizations, providing a solid and up-to-the minute understanding of each entity. There is more in-depth treatment of Limited Liability Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies than in any other text, and an entire chapter is devoted to securities regulation. Designed for the paralegal student, Business Organizations for Paralegals relies on a clear and direct presentation, and each chapter includes features--both conventional and Internet-based--that help students prepare for real-life paralegal work. The massively revised Sixth Edition features new and updated charts demonstrating key principles of business organizations. The content reflects major developments such as the new social enterprises that combine profit-making with social good; the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010; new trends in corporate governance; and the impact of new algorithmic or high-frequency trading of stocks as well as the part it may have played in the Wall Street flash crash of 2010. Proposed revisions to securities regulations that would make raising capital easier for smaller companies (e.g. crowdfunding) is covered as well as the trend toward reverse mergers to avoid regulatory oversight. Other new topics include the continuing effect of the 2008 financial crisis, new constituency statutes, and new DB(k) retirement plans.Features: thorough and up-to-date treatment of all types of business organizations the nature of the entityformation and dissolutiontax consequencesclear presentation designed for the paralegal student a section explaining the tasks performed by paralegalsa guide to both conventional and Internet resources forms, discussion questions, and summary of key featuresuseful exhibits, charts, and key terms more in-depth treatment of Limited Liability Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies than other textsan entire chapter devoted to securities regulation sample forms integrated throughout the textWeb resources Practice Tips in each chapterInternet questions, requiring students to access websites they will use on the jobThoroughly updated, the revised Sixth Edition features: new social enterprises that combine profit-making with social good the financial crisis of 2008 and its continuing effectsDodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 new trends in corporate governancethe SEC's notice and access rules e-proxy provisionselecting directors by majority rather than plurality vote new algorithmic or high-frequency trading of stocks and the part it may have played in the Wall Street flash crash of 2010 proposed revision to securities regulations to make raising capital easier for smaller companies, e.g. crowdfunding the trend toward reverse mergers to avoid regulatory oversight constituency statutes that require directors to consider more than pure profit new DB(k) retirement plans

Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals

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Author: Therese A. Cannon,Sybil Taylor Aytch

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 145487337X

Category: Law

Page: 592

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With complete coverage of the ethical principles that inform the role of the paralegal, Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals, Eighth Edition is ideal for use as either a primary course book, or a supplementary text. An authoritative presentation combined with clear and readable pedagogy enriches all levels of inquiry into the ethics of legal practice. Key Benefits: Comprehensive coverage of the professional responsibilities of paralegals, illuminated with chapter overviews, key terms, and a student-friendly organization. Discussion questions with hypotheticals and review questions in each chapter. Landmark cases, many involving paralegals, that demonstrate how the principles and rules of ethics are applied. Updated ethics opinions, with a focus on technology and social media, supported by new hypotheticals. Expanded coverage of how technology is affecting various aspects of ethics and practice, including confidentiality and privilege, competence, conflicts of interest and advertising. Many new cases including: State Bar v. Lang (unauthorized practice of law), Committee v. JPMorgan Chase (competence), Lola v. Skadden (professionalism), Pension Committee v. Banc of America Securities (advocacy), and McDermott v. Superior Court (confidentiality).

A Practical Introduction to Paralegal Studies

Strategies for Success

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Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 0735569479

Category: Law

Page: 452

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* COMPANION WEBSITE www.aspenparalegaled.com/bouchoux_practicalintro2 ( Contact your Aspen Representative for more information about these resources.) Bridging the gap between the classroom and the real world, respected author Deborah E. Bouchoux offers this thorough exploration of the entire paralegal profession, as well as a specific inventory of what students will be expected to know, and the tasks they will be expected to perform, as working paralegals in law office and other legal environments. This concise yet thorough orientation to the work of the paralegal provides : practical guidance for transferring and applying classroom lessons to the law office environment logical three-section organization: making connections between study skills, the paralegal profession, and the American legal system connecting paralegal research, analysis, and writing to the tasks of interviewing and investigations looking at the tasks of the working paralegal, different types of law practice, the law office environment, strategies for career development (including resume preparation, job interview preparation, and job resignations), and techniques for succeeding in the workplace topical coverage that closely adheres to the nature of paralegal work: effective ways to improve note taking how to respond to ethical misconduct in the workplace common blunders when using e-mail cultivating listening skills best practices for timekeeping and billing pedagogical devices that enhance learning, such as chapter overviews, key terms, marginal definitions, website references, case illustrations, practice tips, and chapter summaries research task exercises and Internet-based exercises in each chapter that mirror those performed by the working paralegal comprehensive teaching package that includes: Instructor's Manual with sample syllabi, chapter outlines, answers to all end-of-chapter discussion and research questions, additional practice exercises Test Bank with more than 400 questions PowerPoint slides Updated throughout, with new Case Illustrations, Discussion Questions, and Internet Closing Argument Assignments, the Second Edition offers: an overview of recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure regarding the production of electronically stored information discussion of class action suits and multidistrict litigation a review of new electronic tools used in law firms discussion of cutting-edge topics, such as electronically existing metadata and its implications for attorney-client privilege, and whether legal blawgs constitute advertising a fresh look at professional appearance, demeanor, and etiquette in the workplace new and updated information on salary trends, popular paralegal fields, billable hour requirements, and more Emphasizing practical skills and the role of the paralegal, Deborah E. Bouchoux shines a light on the paralegal profession by showing students what paralegals actually do. *Instructor's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Wolter's Kluwer Law & Business at 800.529.7545 or [email protected]

Practical Contract Law for Paralegals

An Activities-Based Approach

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Author: Laurel A. Vietzen

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454835605

Category: Law

Page: 372

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Practical Contract Law for Paralegals: An Activities-Based Approach is a comprehensive, practical introduction to environmental law written exclusively for paralegal students. The concise, well-written text focuses on a broad understanding of the sources of environmental law and offers students numerous practical exercises as well as concrete methods for researching the law. It also includes methods for conducting due diligence in real estate transactions, a real-world concern of paralegals and a topic ignored by other textbooks. The Second Edition offers thoroughly updated exercises, websites, government forms and laws, and includes a new chapter on mining law. Features of Practical Contract Law for Paralegals: An Activities-Based Approach: Accessible, practical approach to environmental law, specifically designed for the paralegal student. Comprehensive coverage includes the basics of the judicial concepts, policies, agencies and institutions that shape environmental law A brief overview of legal research and how it applies to environmental law. Intuitive organization starts with the implementation and sources of Environmental Law and moves on to specific statutes. Emphasis on conducting due diligence in real estate transactions, a real-world concern of paralegals and a topic no other book addresses. Engaging hands-on assignments, exercises and website resources teach students how to research local laws and access vital information. Strong pedagogical features reinforce the material, including crossword puzzles, key terms, review questions, and practice exercises. Features employment opportunities and ethical issues Thoroughly updated, the revised Second Edition includes: New chapter on mining law. Thoroughly updated exercises, government forms, laws, and websites.

Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal

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Author: Edward C. Carter III

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454878614

Category: Law

Page: 672

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Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal, Second Edition, offers assignments that mirror the work of the paralegal and cover local, state, and federal criminal cases. Students can gain practice and confidence doing the kind of work that a defense attorney, prosecutor, or law enforcement agency expects from a paralegal. Working with the various types of cases presented in this book familiarizes students with the role of the paralegal in the process of investigation, prosecution, and defense in criminal cases. The second edition has been updated to include more than three dozen new legal decisions, new coverage of legislative jurisdiction and Fifth Amendment due process clause, and the addition of six new cases including United States v. Vilar and Hurst v. Florida. Key Features: Updates include more than three dozen new legal decisions. Updated and expanded Chapters 6 and 7 with new coverage of legislative jurisdiction and Fifth Amendment due process clause. Six new cases including United States v. Vilar and Hurst v. Florida ¦ A sensible, four-part organization: Introduction to the criminal justice system The distinction between criminal law and criminal procedure Criminal law Criminal procedure ¦ Realistic assignments, in which students draft indictments, memos, grand jury subpoenas, and jury instructions using hypothetical memos, investigative reports, and interviews as source material ¦ Clear explanations of the basic elements of all criminal offenses ¦ An accessible system of analyzing the legal nature of any criminal offense ¦ An integrated treatment of white-collar crime ¦ Broad coverage of a wide range of criminal investigations, from police investigations to administrative and grand jury investigation

The Paralegal's Introduction to Business Organizations

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Author: Lynn T. Slossberg

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 659

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Slosberg's outstanding text - and accompanying student workbook - takes students out of the classroom and into the real world of business. Written with the entry-level paralegal in mind, this book gives students an unmatched guide to the paralegal's function tin the day-to-day representation of business clients. to help students truly grasp the material presented, most chapters include a section called Client Stimulations showing a paralegal in a law office environment performing each required task. Students will find an excellent discussion of the substantive law and procedural tasks involved in the formation and maintenance of each business entity. Each chapter begins with clearly defined chapter objectives - setting both the tone and agenda, and ends with chapter summaries, review questions, and lists of key terms. Moreover, checklists and worksheets are included for each business entity. The text includes coverage of limited liability companies and limited liability partnerships - the latest business entities. A full 8 chapters are dedicated to corporate law, covering such topics as formation, financial structure, meetings, shareholders' rights and liabilities, corporate changes, and more. There is a chapter on trademark registration, which includes application filing and trademark protection. Student Workbook: the student workbook places the student in a fictional law office, working as a paralegal for a corporate attorney. Emphasizing hands-on experience, it helps build proficiencies in document drafting and file maintenance that accurately reflect law office experience. By performing typical paralegal tasks in the receptive environment of the classroom, students receive helpful feedback and the reassurance that they will leave this course with the requisite knowledge to do the job demanded of them. Section I: Organizational Matters, focuses on the creation and organization of a state-specific resource binder in which the student will adapt checklists to meet state requirements, as well as compile relevant state statutes, frequently used telephone listing, filing fee information, and state-specific forms. Section II: Client Matters, focuses on the drafting of documents for hypothetical clients.

Introduction to Law for Paralegals

A Critical Thinking Approach

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Author: Katherine A. Currier

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454858222

Category: Law

Page: 896

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Comprehensive, intelligent overview of all the key concepts covered in a typical introduction to law course. Divided into three parts, reflecting the topics addressed in an introductory course: Part I, Paralegals and the American Legal System; Part II, Finding and Analyzing the Law and Part III, Legal Ethics and Substantive Law. A critical thinking approach is used to introduce students to the study of law, encouraging students to interact with the materials through hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions. Key Features of the New Edition: Comprehensive coverage of key legal concepts Hypotheticals, questions, and exercises that engage students in critical thinking A logical three-part organization Student-friendly skill development for basic statutory and case analysis Ethics Alerts, marginal definitions, Internet references, and legal reasoning exercises Appendices on writing style , legal research, citation, the U.S. Constitution, and additional Net Notes New edition includes many new Discussion Questions and Legal Reasoning Exercises Chapter Objectives and short hypotheticals to start each chapter added to this edition New coverage includes: the Boston Marathon bombing case, the Affordable Care Act, and trademark issues involving the Washington Redskins , e-filing and e-discovery, discussion of same-sex marriage and custody disputes over pre-embryos, and crimes of unauthorized access of computer data and warrantless searches of cell phones

Law Office Management for Paralegals

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Author: Laurel A. Vietzen

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454861347

Category: Law

Page: 396

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This is a comprehensive introduction to law office management, written specifically for paralegal students taking a stand-alone office management course. Unique among textbooks of its kind, it provides thorough coverage of all aspects of law office management and organization, including ethics and soft skills such as communications and critical thinking that are key to successful office management. Assignments are drawn from real-world law office management situations and supported by innovative visual aids and learning tools, such as Clio, Tabs, and PracticeMaster, which gives students hands-on practice with timekeeping systems. Features: Supported by visual aids and innovative learning devices, this book offers complete coverage of principles of management; employment and compensation; personnel structure of different types of law offices; billing and accounting methods; administrative systems; technology; and the tasks, responsibilities, and roles of lawyers and paralegals. Every chapter includes an ethics assignment. A new chapter walks students through exercises using Clio, Tabs III, and PracticeMaster software (available online to users of this text) for time-keeping, conflicts checks, entering contacts, entering dates in the docket system, trust accounting, generating a form letter, and other client-file tasks. The chapter also directs students through creation of a pdf portfolio, redacting documents, and creating bookmarks. New career profiles emphasize the importance of involvement in professional organizations, advancement in the legal field without obtaining a law degree, and that the legal profession Is populated by men and women of all ages and backgrounds.