This popular book, the only legal office procedure book to receive a 5-star rating on Amazon.com, introduces readers to the career of a legal office assistant. It presents basic legal concepts and the various fields of the law and outlines the preparation of documents commonly used in these fields. It provides the information needed to select documents appropriate for a particular situation, identify the information necessary to complete the documents, and prepare the documents correctly.Comprehensive coverage begins with an overview of the law office; then describes office duties; computers and office systems; legal correspondence; the history of law; the court structure; litigation procedures, including the preparation of legal documents, preparations for trial, and litigation and discovery procedures; family law; wills, trust, and probate; business organizations; real estate; criminal law; legal research; and careers in the law.For legal secretaries, legal assistants, paralegals, and law office managers and staff.
Joyce Morton is a dedicated teacher, leader, and author in the field of education. She has taught for many years at Fullerton College and served as Assistant Dean of Students and was the Department Coordinator for the Office Technology Area. She is presently teaching a computer classes at Saddleback College and has developed the Office Skills Program which features self-paced Distance Education computer applications classes. This program enrolls over 400 students each year.
She has presently revised the 7th edition of the book she has authored entitled Legal Office Procedures, published by Pearson Prentice Hall. Legal Office Procedures has been widely adopted throughout the United States and has received a 5-star rating from reviewers on Amazon.com. This book is used in colleges and legal professional training courses throughout the United States, and seven foreign English-speaking countries.
She is the recipient of the following honors and awards:
Listed in Outstanding Educators in America
Recipient of the USC Education Alumni Award
Recipient of the Fullerton College Emeritus Teacher’s Award
Cited for teaching excellence by the Fullerton College Staff of Distinction Award
Attended USC on the Trojan Junior Auxiliary Scholarship
She was the recipient of the Staff of Distinction Award at Fullerton College and was cited for teaching excellence, campus leadership, and contribution to one’s field. She has also received the Fullerton College Emeritus Teacher’s Award.
She has served a president of many professional organizations and presented workshops and given speeches at community and educational organizations. She has consulted and provided computer training for various businesses and industries. She is involved in various volunteer organizations and recently served as Vice President of Trojan League of Orange County.