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Legal Terminology for Transcription and Court Reporting, 1st Edition

  • Cathy Okrent, J.D.
  • ISBN-10: 1418060852
  • ISBN-13: 9781418060855
  • 480 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2009 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Students studying legal transcription, court reporting and legal terminology will find this book to be a "must have" for professional learning. Legal Terminology for Transcription and Court Reporting transforms the student into someone who is proficient in the language of law as a listener and speaker with judges, attorneys, witnesses, jurors and the parties in court. The student will master all the skills necessary to produce a transcript that accurately reflects court proceedings, depositions, legal stipulations, hearings, and intra/interoffice meetings. The complete understanding and usages of legal terms, as well as the related English grammar, punctuation, proofreading, and transcript production issues that contribute to an accurate record are the keys for all aspiring court reporters and transcriptionists. The main take away for the student is the confidence to begin using legal terminology for professional transcription and court reporting in law offices, the courts, or one’s own business. Mastering legal terminology and the correct English skills are keys to advancing and this book makes it fast and enjoyable with written exercises as well as audio transcription exercises on an accompanying CD-ROM.

Features

  • Over 1900 terms are presented are presented

  • Includes audio transcription exercises on accompanying CD-ROM

  • Realistic case scenarios simulate real-life challenges, stimulating student interest and motivation

  • Each unit has 200 exercises that appear in various formats for different learning styles

  • “20 Biggest Mistakes Court Reporters Make and How to Avoid Them” feature appears throughout the book with encouraging tips on ethics, professionalism, career advancement, and good work practices

  • The feature “AskCathyJD” on email allows students to connect with the author and ask questions, offer comments and seek further research and information related to the book and legal terminology

About the Author

Cathy Okrent, J.D.

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.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
How to use a Legal Dictionary/ Thesaurus
Unit 1: Administrative Law
Unit 2: Agency
Unit 3: Bankruptcy
Unit 4: Civil Litigation (Pretrial)
Unit 5: Civil Litigation (Trial and Appeal)
Unit 6: Commercial Law
Unit 7: Constitutional Law
Unit 8: Contracts
Unit 9: Corporations, Partnerships, and Sole Proprietorships
Unit 10: Criminal Law and Procedure
Unit 11: Family Law
Unit 12: Insurance
Unit 13: Intellectual Property
Unit 14: Labor and Employment
Unit 15: Legal Ethics
Unit 16: Real Property and Landlord/Tenant
Unit 17: Tax Law
Unit 18: Torts and Personal Injury
Unit 19: Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Legal Terminology with Flashcards  (ISBN-10: 1418039802 | ISBN-13: 9781418039806)

Legal Terminology with Flashcards, third edition transforms the student into someone who is proficient in the language of law: communicating correctly to clients, lawyers, judges, and the police. Beginning with the use of a dictionary/thesaurus in each chapter, the student is immersed into nineteen separate areas of the law with phonetic pronunciations, definitions, usages, and spellings that facilitate the quickest approach to writing and speaking with the appropriate legal terms. Following mastery of each term in the dictionary/thesaurus, the student uses multiple learning formats (multiple choice, matching, fill in, true/false, sentence completion, synonym selection, and a puzzle) to use and reuse between 90-110 terms per chapter. The numerous exercises allow the student to master the terms, reinforcing their meanings, usages, pronunciations and spellings. The biggest overall benefit to each student is the confidence to begin using legal terminology in the writing of briefs, memorandum of law, bills of particulars, and other legal documents or communicating by email, in person, or via telephone. Mastering legal terminology is the key to advancing in any legal position and this book makes it fast, easy and enjoyable.

Student Supplements

Legal Terminology with Flashcards  (ISBN-10: 1418039802 | ISBN-13: 9781418039806)

Legal Terminology with Flashcards, third edition transforms the student into someone who is proficient in the language of law: communicating correctly to clients, lawyers, judges, and the police. Beginning with the use of a dictionary/thesaurus in each chapter, the student is immersed into nineteen separate areas of the law with phonetic pronunciations, definitions, usages, and spellings that facilitate the quickest approach to writing and speaking with the appropriate legal terms. Following mastery of each term in the dictionary/thesaurus, the student uses multiple learning formats (multiple choice, matching, fill in, true/false, sentence completion, synonym selection, and a puzzle) to use and reuse between 90-110 terms per chapter. The numerous exercises allow the student to master the terms, reinforcing their meanings, usages, pronunciations and spellings. The biggest overall benefit to each student is the confidence to begin using legal terminology in the writing of briefs, memorandum of law, bills of particulars, and other legal documents or communicating by email, in person, or via telephone. Mastering legal terminology is the key to advancing in any legal position and this book makes it fast, easy and enjoyable.