Law 101: Know Your Rights, Understand Your Responsibilities, and Avoid Legal Pitfalls

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SphinxLegal, 2004 - Business & Economics - 239 pages
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Law 101 is an essential reference that explains:
-how laws are made
-how the court system works and
-how each area of the law impacts your daily life.

Key information for important questions:
-How does a lawsuit begin?
-What is the difference in civil and criminal law?
-When do state laws trump federal laws?
-What makes a contract solid?
-What can you expect if called as a juror?
-What can you expect if called as a witness?
-And other complex areas of the law that you need to know.

No home reference shelf is complete without this indispensable information.
 

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Contents

Constitutional Law
3
Statutory Law
11
Case Law
15
Administrative Law
27
The Court System
33
Civil Litigation
35
Criminal Law and Procedure
61
Criminal Law and Specific Crimes
79
Estates and Probate
151
Taxes
159
Real Estate
165
Business Organization
177
Bankruptcy
183
Employment
191
Workers Compensation
199
Insurance
207

Juvenile Law
89
What to Expect if Called as a Juror
93
What to Expect if Called as a Witness
97
Areas of the Law
99
Contracts
101
Torts
117
Domestic Relations
137
LandlordTenant Rights
147
Eminent Domain and Zoning
213
Liens
217
Conclusion
221
Glossary
223
Index
231
About the Author
241
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About the author (2004)

Roche is a 1976 graduate of the George Washington University School of Law and is a partner in the law firm of Johnson & Roche in McLean, Virginia. The focus of his law practice is civil litigation with an emphasis on medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death. He practices before Federal and State courts in Virginia, the District of Columbia and Maryland. He has argued successfully before the Virginia State Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals, and the D.C. Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar, Maryland State Bar, District of Columbia Bar, Fairfax County Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America and Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

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