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Torts and Personal Injury Law

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Author: Okrent, Cathy

Brand: Cengage Learning

Edition: 5


  • Fifth Edition, Original condition

Binding: Hardcover

Number Of Pages: 480

Release Date: 01-01-2014

Details: Product Description Taking a case approach, this proven book provides an accessible overview of tort law for paralegals who work on personal injury matters. Hypothetical scenarios in every chapter demonstrate how abstract tort law pertains to real life accidents and injuries. In addition, over 75 annotated cases featuring hot button issues give readers an opportunity to apply key concepts to the types of cases they will encounter on the job. Built-in learning aids include problems, projects, a running glossary of legal terms, outlines, chapter summaries, and review questions. Now fully updated throughout, the Fifth Edition includes a new chapter on negligence, new content, and new chapter-opening features titled "The Biggest Mistakes Paralegals Make and How to Avoid Them." Each of these unique vignettes illustrates a dilemma, an ethical lapse, or another unfortunate experience that actually happened. Review "I have used Okrent Torts for several years because I like the tone and the substance of the text. The text sets forth the substance in a clear, straightforward manner. The substance is broken down into bite-sized morsels that are fairly easy for the student to digest." About the Author Cathy J. Okrent, J.D., is a member of the New York State Bar and is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, as well as the Federal and State Courts of New York. Attorney Okrent has been a trial attorney and college professor. She has served as a state and county government attorney, hearing officer, and an employee relations manager. She is the author of three textbooks on Legal Terminology, Court Reporting, and Tort Law.

Package Dimensions: 9.2 x 8.2 x 1.0 inches

Languages: English