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If your firm counts on the expertise of paralegals, or you are a paralegal yourself, this is one book you cannot do without. This publication is designed not just for paralegals and firm staff, but for law students, summer associates, new lawyers, and anyone seeking a straight-forward explanation of basic legal principles, with the road maps of where to go if more information and/or research are needed.
The new sixth edition builds on the fifth edition's reputation as both a research tool and paralegal textbook, and extends its utility by acting as a portal to the Matthew Bender suite of California analytical publications. Practitioners and students can turn to this publication for the basics of California substantive law and procedure, then use the extensive cross referencing to more in-depth treatises for detailed research. Volume 1 covers the paralegal profession, professional responsibility, structure of California law, legal research and writing, and civil procedure in both state and federal courts. Volume 2 covers substantive law for the major practice areas: contracts, torts, criminal, business entities, family, real property, bankruptcy, etc.
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Table of contents
Ch. 1 The Paralegal Profession
Ch. 2 Utilization of Paralegals and Professional Responsibility
Ch. 3 Scope and Source of Law
Ch. 4 The Courts
Ch. 5 Legal Calendaring
Ch. 6 Legal Research
Ch. 7 Legal Writing
Ch. 8 Client Relations
Ch. 9 Civil Pretrial Procedure
Ch. 10 Civil Trials
Ch. 11 Civil Post-Trial
Ch. 12 Civil Appeals
Ch. 13 Extraordinary Writs
Ch. 14 Federal Civil Procedure
Ch. 15 Torts
Ch. 16 Contracts
Ch. 17 Probate
Ch. 18 Corporations and Business Entities
Ch. 19 Family Law
Ch. 20 Real Estate
Ch. 21 Workers' Compensation and Unemployment Insurance
Ch. 22 Criminal Law
Ch. 23 Bankruptcy
Ch. 24 Vocabulary, Latin Phrases, and Legal Concepts
Appendix A Judicial Council Legal Forms List
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes