Oran's Dictionary of the Law

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/12/2007
  • Publisher: CENGAGE Delmar Learning

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Oran's Dictionary of the Law, Fourth Edition, is the easiest to use introduction to legal terminology and concepts on the market. It contains clear definitions of the words that most paralegals, paralegal students, and persons in related fields need to know. The book gives the reader the core of each legal idea and helps them understand the American legal system as well as how to approach research tasks. The book precisely explains contracts, laws, court decisions, and lawyers. This new fourth edition includes a CD-ROM that contains all terms and definitions in the book and over a thousand new and revised definitions. It also includes an updated section on computerized legal research and overhauled sections on bankruptcy, intellectual property, litigation support, national security and other rapidly changing subject areas. Oran's Dictionary of the Law will leave the reader equipped with a precise, technical, legal vocabulary.

Author Biography

Mark Tosti was Professorial Lecturer of law at the Washington College of Law of the American University.

Table of Contents

Reading the Definitions
The Basic 50 Words
Where to Go for More Information
Lawyer Talk
Legal Research
How to Use This Appendix
Concepts in the Law
Techniques of Research
Sources of the Law
Computer-Assisted Legal Research
Organization of the Federal Government
Courts of Appeals and U.S
District Courts Map
Civil Lawsuit and Criminal Trial Flowcharts
Research ?Sunshine?
Sources of the Law
National Reporter System
Introduction to a Case in the National Reporter System
Example of How Legal Subjects are Subdivided
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