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Now in its Fifth Edition, Introduction to Law for Paralegals balances substantive law with work-based knowledge and skills. From the basics of the U.S. legal system to personal injury, contracts, and intellectual property, Neal R. Bevans brings it all into focus through clear writing, realistic examples, and engaging exercises. With features like Skills You Need in the Real World and Issues at a Glance, the transition from classroom to law firm will be smooth sailing.
New to the Fifth Edition:
New and updated cases
Discussion of current technology and its use in legal practice
New Web Surfing feature with websites for further reading
Professors and students will benefit from:
Essential paralegal skills and legal procedure, presented in conjunction with substantive areas of law
Part I introduces students to the legal system, with coverage of ethics, evidence, working in the law office, trials, and appeals
Part II covers substantive law, including torts, contracts, criminal law, administrative law, real property, wills and trusts, family law, intellectual property, and agency law
Part III gives an overview of legal research and writing
A succinct and direct writing style
Exercises that develop paralegal skills, integrated throughout the text
A design for learning on every page, including definitions of legal terms and phrases, inset boxes that illuminate concepts, examples, visual aids, chapter summaries, sample documents, case excerpts, and more
End-of-chapter exercises and practice questions for test review help students master the material
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