Legal Office Procedures (7th Revised edition)

Legal Office Procedures (7th Revised edition)

By: Joyce Morton (author)Hardback

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A market-leader, Legal Office Procedures, Seventh Edition offers a logical, step-by-step introduction to the terminology, basic legal concepts, and legal procedures required to work in a contemporary law office. Using input from practicing legal professionals, the text discusses various areas of the law, contains the most up-to-date forms, emphasizes technology-driven innovations and includes new photographs and illustrations throughout. In-text projects, cases and assignments give readers practice with document preparation, contemporary procedures, and order and sequencing. An accompanying CD-ROM and Web site support the text and help prepare and train students for their career as competent legal office professionals.

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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 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 FullertonCollegeEmeritus 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.


PART I: The Law Office 1. The Law Office 2. Office Duties 3. Computers and Office Systems 4. Preparing Legal Correspondence PART II: GENERAL INFORMATION 5. The Court Structure PART III: LITIGATION PROCEDURES 6. Preparing Legal Documents 7. The Lawsuit: Preparations for Trial 8. The Lawsuit: Litigation and Discovery Procedures PART IV: SUBSTANTIVE LAW 9. Family Law 10. Wills, Trusts, and Probate 11. Business Organizations 12. Real Estate 13. Criminal Law PART V: LEGAL RESEARCH 14. Legal Research PART VI: GETTING A JOB 15. Getting a Job APPENDICES 1. Forms of Address 2. Sample Captions of Court Documents

Product Details

  • publication date: 02/05/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780132209564
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9780132209564
  • weight: 930
  • ISBN10: 013220956X
  • edition: 7th Revised edition

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