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1001 legal words you need to know

Author: Jay M Feinman; James E Clapp
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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1001 Legal Words You Need to Know is a comprehensive guide to the language of the American legal system. What is the difference between murder and manslaughter? What's a tort and how do you reform it? Is it slander, or libel (and does it matter if it's even true)? What is due process? And how do you habeas a corpus? 1001 Legal Words You Need to Know explains and illuminates the most difficult and arcane vocabulary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Dictionnaires anglais
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
1001 legal words you need to know.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2003
(OCoLC)607143163
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jay M Feinman; James E Clapp
ISBN: 0195165039 9780195165036
OCLC Number: 52165673
Description: xvi, 239 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1001 legal words you need to know --
Choosing a lawyer --
How to understand a contract --
The Common law and the civil law --
Making a living will --
What is a power of attorney? --
Thinking about law school --
What is legal ethics? --
What to do if you're being sued --
Understanding wills, trusts, and intestate succession --
Watching lawyer shows --
Legal aid organizations.
Other Titles: One thousand and one legal words you need to know
One thousand one legal words you need to know
Responsibility: Jay M. Feinman, editor ; with topical essays by James E. Clapp.
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1001 Legal Words You Need to Know is a comprehensive guide to the language of the American legal system. What is the difference between murder and manslaughter? What's a tort and how do you reform it? Is it slander, or libel (and does it matter if it's even true)? What is due process? And how do you habeas a corpus? 1001 Legal Words You Need to Know explains and illuminates the most difficult and arcane vocabulary any American has to deal with -- that of the law. In this comprehensive guide to the language of the American legal system that doesn't condescend, every term is carefully defined and explained with a sample sentence, and many have supplementary notes. In addition, the book includes ten quick legal problem miniguides, including information on understanding wills, trusts, and inheritance, making a living will, giving someone power of attorney, understanding contracts, what to do if you're sued -- or suing, how to choose a lawyer, exploring law school, and enjoying lawyer shows.

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