Introduction to the Law for Paralegals (McGraw-Hill by Deborah Benton

By Deborah Benton

Leading edge and fascinating, this textbook is written for the scholar who's simply beginning a paralegal measure software. It offers easy and concise motives of criminal strategies and issues, encouraging scholars to strengthen severe pondering talents via making use of the felony ideas to varied difficulties and routines contained in every one bankruptcy. This ebook introduces scholars to the most important substantial components of legislation that may be lined intensive in next classes.

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The Supreme Court held that California could assert jurisdiction over the nonresident defendants because the defendants’ intentional actions were aimed at California, they knew the allegedly libelous articles “would have a potentially devastating impact” on the plaintiff, and they knew the “brunt of the harm” would be suffered in California. Based on those facts, the Supreme Court concluded the defendants could “reasonably anticipate being haled into court” in California. S. Ct. 2d 804 (quoting World-Wide Volkswagen Corp.

These uniform statutes are not law until they are formally adopted by the state legislature. Each state legislature has the ultimate power: it may decide to adopt the uniform act in whole, modify it, adopt some of it, or adopt none of it. Once some or all of a code or act is adopted, it is then incorporated into that state’s code, such as the Illinois Revised Statutes. Examples of this fifth source of law include the Uniform Commercial Code and the Model Business Corporation Act. 8/16/06 9:32:50 PM CONFIRMING PAGES Chapter 1 Introduction to the Legal System 13 HIERARCHY OF COURTS original jurisdiction Authority of a court to hear a case first.

Administrative law judges conduct hearings on behalf of the various government agencies. Finally, the fifth source of law is uniform statutes adopted by many states in order to maintain consistency in enforcement of laws in areas such as sales and contracts. These uniform statutes are not law until they are formally adopted by the state legislature. Each state legislature has the ultimate power: it may decide to adopt the uniform act in whole, modify it, adopt some of it, or adopt none of it. Once some or all of a code or act is adopted, it is then incorporated into that state’s code, such as the Illinois Revised Statutes.

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