Tort Law for Legal Assistants
The basic elements of tort and insurance law are presented in a straightforward and entertaining manner in this easy to read guide. The use of supplied questions and actual cases challenge the reader to apply and integrate concepts presented. Showing how cases are actually resolved by the court gives the reader immediate feedback as to how well they understand the material. Practical skills addressed in this book include, how to prepare pleadings, summarize depositions, locate records, track damages, find expert witnesses, and prepare trial notebooks.
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