Tort Law for Legal Assistants

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Delmar Cengage Learning, 2003 - Business & Economics - 633 pages
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Tort Law for Legal Assistants, Third Edition strikes an excellent balance between academic coverage of tort law principles and practical coverage of skills requisite for the personal injury legal assistant. And, in response to the increasing use of technology in the legal field, special emphasis is placed on using the Internet to search for information related to tort law. The authors have used an informal writing style, and they have made every effort to keep readers engaged through a host of techniques. For example, each chapter is introduced using a simple, often lighthearted, hypothetical. Each chapter contains Practice Pointers that introduce students to such practical skills as drafting pleadings, preparing medical authorization requests, documenting damages, writing FOIA letters, and assembling trial exhibits. Review questions and practice exams allow students to test their mastery of chapter materials. An instructor's manual with test bank complements this practical teaching text.

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Dr. Linda L. Edwards was an attorney and author, having written or co-written seven textbooks in the legal assistant field. She was an instructor in the Justice and Legal Studies Department at Phoenix College for 24 years until her retirement in January 2001. During her tenure as program director, she was responsible for creating dozens of new classes in both legal assisting and criminal justice.

J. Stanley Edwards has been an Arizona attorney since 1975, serving as a general practitioner for all but two of those years. He has co-authored five textbooks on paralegal studies with his wife, Dr. Linda Edwards. He is a judge pro tem in the civil division of the Maricopa County Superior Court and was a judge pro tem in what is now the Family Court. Additionally, he is a certified arbitrator in the District Court of Arizona.

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