Legal Office Procedures

Hardcover | May 2, 2006

byJoyce Morton

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This popular book, the only legal office procedure book to receive a 5-star rating on Amazon.com, introduces readers to the career of a legal office assistant. It presents basic legal concepts and the various fields of the law and outlines the preparation of documents commonly used in these fields. It provides the information needed to select documents appropriate for a particular situation, identify the information necessary to complete the documents, and prepare the documents correctly. Comprehensive coverage begins with an overview of the law office; then describes office duties; computers and office systems; legal correspondence; the history of law; the court structure; litigation procedures, including the preparation of legal documents, preparations for trial, and litigation and discovery procedures; family law; wills, trust, and probate; business organizations; real estate; criminal law; legal research; and careers in the law. For legal secretaries, legal assistants, paralegals, and law office managers and staff.

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This popular book, the only legal office procedure book to receive a 5-star rating on Amazon.com, introduces readers to the career of a legal office assistant. It presents basic legal concepts and the various fields of the law and outlines the preparation of documents commonly used in these fields. It provides the information needed ...

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This popular book, the only legal office procedure book to receive a 5-star rating on Amazon.com, introduces readers to the career of a legal office assistant. It presents basic legal concepts and the various fields of the law and outlines the preparation of documents commonly used in these fields. It provides the information needed to...

Joyce Morton is a dedicated teacher, leader, and author in the field of education.  She has taught for many years at Fullerton College and served as Assistant Dean of Students and was the Department Coordinator for the Office Technology Area.  She is presently teaching a computer classes at Saddleback College and has developed the Offi...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 10.7 × 8.2 × 0.9 inPublished:May 2, 2006Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:013220956X

ISBN - 13:9780132209564

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Table of Contents

PART I: The Law Office

1.      The Law Office

2.      Office Duties

3.      Computers and Office Systems

4.      Preparing Legal Correspondence

 

PART II: GENERAL INFORMATION

5.      The Court Structure

 

PART III: LITIGATION PROCEDURES

6.      Preparing Legal Documents

7.      The Lawsuit: Preparations for Trial

8.      The Lawsuit: Litigation and Discovery Procedures

 

PART IV: SUBSTANTIVE LAW

9.      Family Law

10.  Wills, Trusts, and Probate

11.  Business Organizations

12.  Real Estate

13.  Criminal Law

 

PART V: LEGAL RESEARCH

14.  Legal Research

 

PART VI: GETTING A JOB

15.  Getting a Job

 

APPENDICES

1.      Forms of Address

2.      Sample Captions of Court Documents