Unauthorized practice of law
Alternative Dispute Resolution
supreme law of the land
Bill of Rights
first 10 Amendments to the constitution
Amendment that sets up due process of law and protects the accused. The right to remain silent.
due process clause
clause stating that no state may deprive a person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law
- to stand by things decided
conflict of interest
paralegals should avoid it
law enacted by legislature or an established rule.
highest court in the United States established by the constitution
= legal assistant ≠ legal secretary
- not certified after IVC
- are not licensed by CA
- work under a atty
- should have good communication skills
- should disclose you're a paralegal
- should be competent
statute of limitations
time period during which certain legal action can be taken
the process of locating, digesting and understanding the law on a particular topic.
the minimum standard of appropriate conduct
- self regulated.
A source of law that establishes the law. Primary sources of law include constitutions, statutes, administrative agency rules and regulations, and decisions rendered by the courts.
A publication that summarizes or interprets the law, such as a legal encyclopedia, a legal treatise, or an article in a law review.
written court decision used as precedent; contains dicta or explanation or reasoning and often a minority view of dissenting opinion
Limited Liability Partnership
- partners are not liable for the debts of the partnership
location where case is heard
The core method of legal reasoning:
- Issue (the specific question that must be resolved);
- Rule (the legal principle that will govern the matter); - Analysis (applying facts and law together);
- Conclusion (the result).
a summary of each of the following items of a case: case name and citation, key facts, issue presented, holding of the court, court's reasoning
find an employer
??????a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone
- can't bill 2 clients for the same time
money or stuff that is lost when an atty is sued
Law that deals with harm to a person or a person's property. (civil)
- personal injury
- product liability
not allowed under the Constitution
the sphere of authority or control
dictates what paralegals can and can't do
sanctions for atty
In a case brief, the court's answer to the issue presented to it; the new legal principle established by a court opinion.
- calendar and track appts
- organize and make atty <3 you
-set legal fees
- est atty/client relationship
- give legal advice
legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
rules of law announced in court decision