Demystifying the Law: An Introduction for Professionals

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CRC Press, Aug 27, 1990 - Law - 176 pages
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Demystifying the Law: An Introduction for Professionals explains unfamiliar legal concepts in interesting contexts, thus helping you to understand and remember them. It illustrates legal principles using simple examples that anyone can understand.

No single book can turn you into a lawyer, but this one can help you decide when you need a lawyer's assistance and help you ask intelligent questions of your lawyer. It can even help keep you out of situations requiring a lawyer.

Part I tells you where our laws come from and how they are applied in the court system. Part II explains the role in law of the executive branch of government, including quasi-legislative and quasi-judicial activities, judicial review, and technicalities and terms.

Part III covers several specific legal issues, including civil procedure, criminal law concepts, burden of proof, the "reasonable person" concept, breach of duty, personal and product liability, and malpractice. It also gives brief introductions to contracts, insurance law, workers' compensation, property law, environmental law, water law, and other legal matters.

Every professional should own this valuable resource!

Ideal for both personal and business use.

Appendices include how to find legal citations and extracts from the federal rules of civil procedure.
 

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Contents

SOURCES OF AMERICAN LAW
3
PART II
23
QUASIJUDICIAL ACTIVITIES
31
SOME TECHNICAL HOOPS AND HURDLES
41
SOME ADDITIONAL TECHNICALITIES
47
CIVIL PROCEDURE
53
SPECIAL ISSUES IN EQUITY
63
BURDEN OF PROOF
71
THE REASONABLE PERSON
77
TORTS
83
CONTRACTS
89
REAL PROPERTY
101
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
107
WATER LAW
115
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