Legal Terminology for Transcription and Court Reporting

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Cengage Learning, Aug 7, 2008 - Law - 480 pages
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Students studying legal transcription, court reporting and legal terminology will find this book to be a must have for professional learning. Legal Terminology for Transcription and Court Reporting transforms the student into someone who is proficient in the language of law as a listener and speaker with judges, attorneys, witnesses, jurors and the parties in court. The student will master all the skills necessary to produce a transcript that accurately reflects court proceedings, depositions, legal stipulations, hearings, and intra/interoffice meetings. The complete understanding and usages of legal terms, as well as the related English grammar, punctuation, proofreading, and transcript production issues that contribute to an accurate record are the keys for all aspiring court reporters and transcriptionists. The main take away for the student is the confidence to begin using legal terminology for professional transcription and court reporting in law offices, the courts, or one's own business. Mastering legal terminology and the correct English skills are keys to advancing and this book makes it fast and enjoyable with written exercises as well as audio transcription exercises on an accompanying CD-ROM.
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Contents

Administrative Law
1
Agency
25
Bankruptcy
47
Civil Litigation Pretrial
69
Civil Litigation Trial and Appeal
98
Commercial Law
126
Constitutional Law
153
Contracts
176
Insurance
277
Intellectual Property
300
Labor and Employment
324
Legal Ethics
351
Real Property and LandlordTenant
376
Tax Law
404
Torts and Personal Injury
427
Wills Trusts and Estates
454

Corporations Partnerships and Sole Proprietorships
201
Criminal Law and Procedure
226
Family Law
253

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Cathy J. Okrent, J.D., is a member of the New York State Bar and is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, as well as the Federal and State Courts of New York. Attorney Okrent has been a trial attorney and college professor. She has served as a state and county government attorney, hearing officer, and an employee relations manager. She is the author of three textbooks on Legal Terminology, Court Reporting, and Tort Law.

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