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Legal Terminology

Legal Terminology

2014 Update
6th Edition

Gordon Brown, Kent Kauffman

Feb 2014, Spiralbound, 464 pages
ISBN13: 9780133766974
ISBN10: 0133766977
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More than a legal dictionary, Legal Terminology, 6e: 2014 Update is designed to develop students understanding of legal terms by emphasizing the how they are used in context. Featuring over 1500 legal terms with phonetic pronunciations, this book uses a text/workbook style to present narrative, definitions, study aids, and application activities all geared toward making the study of legal terms more meaningful.

PART I: Terms used in Practice and Procedure

1. Court Systems and Jurisdiction

2. Criminal Trial Procedure

3. Civil Trial Procedure

4. Defensive Pleadings in Civil Trials

5. Methods of Discovery

6. Pretrial Hearing and Jury Trial

7. Steps in a Trial

PART II: Terms Used in Criminal Law

8. Legal Ethics

9. Constitutional Law

10. Crimes, Accomplices, and Defenses

11. Crimes Against Property

12. Crimes Against the Person and Human Habitation

13. Homicide

14. Crimes Against Morality and Drug Abuse

PART III:Terms used in law of torts

15. Torts and Tortfeasors

16. Intentional Torts

17. Negligence and Product Liability

PART IV: Terms Used in Law of Contracts

18. Formation of Contracts

19. Contract Requirements

20. Third Parties and Discharge of Contracts

PART V: Terms Used in Law of Personal Property and Agency

21. Personal Property and Bailments

22. Intellectual Property

23. Law of Agency

PART VI: Terms Used in Law of Wills and Estates

24. Wills, Testaments, and Advance Directives

25. Revocation, Lapses, and Ademption

26. Principal Clauses in a Will

27. Disinheritance and Intestacy

28. Personal Representative of the Estate

29. Settling an Estate

30. Trusts

PART VII: Terms Used in Law of Real Property

31. Estates in Real Property

32. Multiple Ownership of Real Property

33. Acquiring Title to Real Property

34. Deeds

35. Mortgages

36. Landlord and Tenant

PART VIII: Terms Used in Family Law

37. Marriage, Divorce, and Dissolution of Marriage

38. Divorce Procedure

PART IX: Terms Used in Buisness Organization and Bankruptcy

39. Business Organization

40. The Law of Bankruptcy

Glossary of Legal Terms

Index

Glossary of Latin Terms and Phrases

For Legal Secretarial, Paralegal, Legal Assistant, Business Science, Criminal Justice, and Court Reporting programs; also appropriate for undergraduate college-level courses in Business Law, Legal Transcription, Law Office Procedures, Introduction to Paralegal, Legal Research, Legal Writing, Legal Systems, Government and the Law, Legal Environment of Business, Computers and the Law, and Legal Word Processing.

More than a legal dictionary, Legal Terminology, 6e: 2014 Update is designed to develop students understanding of legal terms by emphasizing the how they are used in context. Featuring over 1500 legal terms with phonetic pronunciations, this book uses a text/workbook style to present narrative, definitions, study aids, and application activities all geared toward making the study of legal terms more meaningful.

Hallmark Features

Features over 1500 Legal Terms with phonetic pronunciations—including topics such as: covenant marriage, e-commerce, e-signature, D.N.A. evidence, euthanasia, gift tax, health-care declaration, pro-life, pro-choice, registered land, simultaneous death, and more.

Emphasizes legal terms in context—through content rich features such as Understanding Legal Concepts, Using Legal Language, and Reviewing What You Learned exercises.

Offers a unique paragraph form—that moves this book past a legal dictionary to include chapter outlines, understandable explanations, and definitions.

Educates students on Latin roots, prefixes and suffixes—using tools such as Sharpening Your Latin Skills sections, a glossary of Latin terms and phrases, and Word Wise features throughout the book.

Features a text/workbook format filled with retention-improving exercises—including introductory chapter quizzes, Puzzle Over What You Learned crossword puzzles, Checking Terminology assignments and more!