Legal Terminology

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-06-27
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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A huge amount of legal information is contained within this compact and orderly book. All legal terms are easy-to-find and up-to-date, and the book includes definitions, pronunciation, and easily understood explanations.Structured into short, easily digested chapters,Legal Terminologypresents the fundamentals of the principal areas of the law, including: terms used in criminal law, tort law, contract law, personal property and agency law, practice and procedure law, will and estate law, trust law, family law, law of negotiable instruments, and business organization law.An excellent reference work for lawyers, legal secretaries, paralegals, legal assistants, and court personnel.

Author Biography

GORDON W. BROWN studied law to become and more knowledgeable teacher with expertise in the legal field.  He attended Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA, at night for four years, while teaching during the day.  After law school, he became a member of the Massachusetts Bar and took a position as a professor at North Shore Community College, Danvers, MA, where he taught for the next 30 years.  Before ending his 38 year teaching career, he taught business, secretarial, and paralegal subjects at Pepperell High School, Pepperell, MA; Endicott College, Beverly, MA; and North Shore Community College.  In addition to teaching, he also opened a law office in Beverly, MA, and enjoyed a full-time career of practicing law, writing textbooks, and being a husband to his wife, Jane.  He is also the father of 6 very special children, and has 12 grandchildren.  In 1998, Mr. Brown was awarded the Outstanding Educator Award from his alma mater, Salem State College.  Currently, Mr. Brown continues to be a member of the Massachusetts and Federal Bars.

Table of Contents

Practice and Procedure
Court Systems and Jurisdiction
Criminal Trial Procedure
Civil Trial Procedure
Defensive Pleadings
Methods of Discover
Pretrial Hearing and Jury Trial
Steps in a Trial
Terms Used in Criminal Law
Crimes, Accomplices, and Defenses
Crimes Against Property
Crimes Against the Person and Human Habitation
Crimes Against Morality and Drug Abuse
Terms Used in Law of Torts
Torts and Tortfeasors
Intentional Torts
Negligence and Product Liability
Terms Used in Law of Contracts
Formation of Contracts
Contract Requirements
Third Parties and Discharge of Contracts
Terms Used in Law of Personal Property and Agency
Personal Property and Bailments
Itellectual Property
Law of Agency
Terms Used in Law of Wills and Estates
Wills, Testaments and Advance Directives
Revocation, Lapses, and Ademption
Principle Clauses in a Will
Disineritance and Intestacy
Personal Representative of the Estate
Settling an Estate
Terms Used in Law of Real Property
Estates in Real Property
Multiple Ownership of Real Property
Acquiring Title to Real Property
Recording System
Airspace and Water Rights
Easements, Restrictions, and Zoning Regulations
Landlord and Tenant
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