Table of contents for Introduction to law for paralegals / Deborah S. Benton.

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Table of Contents
Preface 000
Chapter 1: Introduction to the Legal System 000
	Why Study the Law? 000
	What Is ?Law?? 000
	Historical Foundation of the Law 000
	Branches of Government 000
	Sources of Law 000
	Hierarchy of Courts 000
Chapter 2: Jurisdiction 000
	Why Is Jurisdiction Important? 000
	Types of Jurisdiction 000
	Personal Jurisdiction 000
	Subject Matter Jurisdiction 000
	Venue 000
	Significance of Jurisdiction to Precedent 000
Chapter 3: Categorization of the Law 000
	Substantive and Procedural Law 000
	Criminal and Civil Law 000
	Legal Reasoning Process 000
Chapter 4: Reading the Law 000
	What Is Case Law? 000
	Where Do You Find Case Law? 000
	General Writing Tips 000
	Beginning Legal Analysis 000
	Significance of Legal Analysis 000
		Same Jurisdiction 000
		Similar Facts 000
		Same Legal Issue 000
	Why Is Precedent Important? 000
	Briefing Cases 000
	Introduction to the FIRC Legal Analysis Format 000
		Facts 000
		Issue 000
		Reasoning 000
		Conclusion 000
	Analyzing Statutory Law 000
Chapter 5: Procedural Law 000
	Stages of Litigation 000
	Stages of Trial 000
	Criminal and Civil Cases 000
Chapter 6: The Role of the Paralegal 000
	Legal Professionals: Attorneys 000
	What Is a Paralegal? 000
	Qualifications of a Paralegal 000
	Where Do Paralegals Work? 000
	What Do Paralegals Do? 000
	Attributes of a Paralegal 000
	Ethical Considerations 000
		Unauthorized Practice of Law 000
		Competence 000
		Confidentiality 000
		Conflict of Interest 000
Chapter 7: Criminal Law 000
	Jurisdiction 000
	Sources of Law 000
	Classification of Crimes 000
	Essential Elements of a Crime 000
		Actus Reus 000
		Mens Rea 000
	Crimes against the Person 000
	Crimes against Property 000
	Inchoate Offenses 000
	Criminal Defenses 000
	Ethical Considerations 000
Chapter 8: Contracts 000
	What Is a Contract? 000
	Parties to a Contract 000
	Elements of a Binding Contract 000
		Offer 000
		Acceptance 000
		Consideration 000
	Implied Contracts 000
	Defenses to Valid Contracts 000
	Promissory Estoppel 000
	Breach of Contract 000
	Remedies 000
	Uniform Commercial Code 000
	The Role of the Paralegal 000
Chapter 9: Business Law 000
	Sole Proprietorship 000
	General Partnership 000
	Limited Partnership 000
	Corporation 000
	Corporate Litigation 000
	Limited Liability Company 000
Chapter 10: Torts 000
	Nature of Tort Law 000
	Intentional Torts 000
		Trespass to Land 000
		Attractive Nuisance Doctrine 000
		Assault and Battery 000
		False Imprisonment 000
		Defamation 000
		Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress 000
		Rescue Doctrine 000
	Negligence 000
		Premises Liability 000
		Defenses 000
	Strict Liability 000
	Remedies 000
Chapter 11: Property 000
	What Is Property? 000
	Exclusive Rights 000
	Protection of Ownership Rights 000
	Real Property 000
	Fixtures 000
	Real Property Rights 000
	Transfer of Real Property 000
	Forms of Ownership 000
	Transfer of Title by Deed 000
	Adverse Possession 000
	Leases 000
	Personal Property 000
	Can the Classification of Property Change? 000
	Transfer of Personal Property 000
		Gifts 000
		Involuntary Transfer of Property 000
		Finders Keepers? 000
		Bailment 000
Chapter 12: Wills and Estates 000
	Estate Distribution 000
	Wills 000
		Requirement of a Writing 000
		Attestation Clause 000
		Testamentary Capacity 000
	Types of Wills 000
	Types of Gifts by Will 000
	Special Issues 000
	Probating an Estate 000
	Contested Wills 000
	Trusts 000
	Intestate Succession 000
	Statutory Rules 000
	Methods of Distribution 000
Chapter 13: Family Law 000
	Historical Perspective 000
	Marriage 000
	Contract Issues ? Marriage 000
	Termination of Marriage 000
	Divorce Proceeding 000
	Child Custody and Support 000
	Child Support 000
	Maintenance or Alimony 000
	Property Settlements 000
	Parent-Child Issues 000
Appendixes 000
	Appendix A: Criminal Law 000
	Appendix B: Family Law 000
	Appendix C: Ethics 000
	Appendix D: Career Considerations 000
Glossary 000
Index 000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Law -- United States.
Legal assistants -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.