Legal Office Procedures, 7th Edition

Legal Office Procedures, 7th Edition
Owl Publishing
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Publication Date:
November -0001
Law Clerk; Legal Office Administration; Office Administration; Paralegal

Tina Kamakaris combines her extensive experience as a college professor with her legal office knowledge to create this high-quality Legal Office Procedures text that is respected throughout professional and educational communities. With Jane Kamakaris and Louis Kamakaris being graduates from law clerk and legal office programs and enjoying successful careers in the legal field, the text provides a firsthand eyewitness account of the legal office environment and the skills and professionalism that legal students require for a successful legal career.

The text takes students step-by-step through start-to-finish legal files and also outlines the rationale, background, and substantive law behind these procedures, giving students a true glimpse inside a busy and dynamic legal office environment. Designed for Canadian college-level law clerk, paralegal, and legal office programs, the text uses a writing style that is concise, easy to follow, and ideal for students new to the subject.

This newest edition covers various changes regarding the rules, legislation, procedures, and legal forms pertaining to multiple areas of law. It also includes fresh ideas and insights on the intricacies of working in a legal environment from professionals currently working in the field.

By incorporating the most widely practised areas of law into a single volume, this highly respected text covers the entire legal curriculum and also serves as a handy legal reference manual, carrying students from their legal classroom, to their legal field placement, to their legal workplace. Students can also purchase the Legal Office Procedures Workbook that includes hands-on start-to-finish legal files and assignments, including interfacing files and legal templates, aligned with each chapter in the main text.

  • Updated start-to-finish legal files with ongoing full life cycle scenarios that allow students to see the big picture and to understand the relevance and significance of each procedural part. This holistic method of learning eliminates mechanical performance and provides a good level of independence in the legal workplace by enabling students to anticipate and act with initiative on the next procedural step.
  • New handwritten correction exercises included in the Workbook.
  • New insights and ideas regarding practice management.
  • New and revised forms.
  • Updated Instructor’s Key, including: PowerPoint presentations, tips on grading and classroom management, teaching strategies, review questions, quizzes, and test bank (with answer key).
  • Concise, comprehensive coverage of the most commonly practised areas of law—practice management, civil litigation, criminal litigation, family, corporate and commercial, real estate, and estates—all under a single cover, as opposed to seven individually priced books.
  • Step-by-step practice and procedure aptly reinforced by substantive law, case law, and completed precedents.
  • Principles of legal writing and oral presentation with exclusive examples by Manitoba’s Justice John A. Scollin and Ontario's Justice Thomas G. Zuber.
  • Legal tips to help students reveal important points in practice and procedure, including charts, tables, and screenshots.
  • Chapter summaries and end-of-chapter review questions.
  • Precedents completed on legal software: PCLaw, ACL, DIVORCEmate, Do Process (Conveyancer, Fast Company, Estate-A-Base).

Part I: Practice Management
Chapter 1: The Legal Office Environment
Chapter 2: Legal Office Records Management
Chapter 3: Legal Office Dockets and Accounts
Chapter 4: Effective Legal Writing and Oral Presentations
Chapter 5: Legal Office Correspondence
Chapter 6: Legal Research and Memorandums of Law

Part II: Litigation
Chapter 7: The Court System of Canada
Chapter 8: Preparing and Serving Court Documents
Chapter 9: Introduction to Civil Litigation
Chapter 10: Commencing the Civil Litigation Action
Chapter 11: Defending the Civil Litigation Action
Chapter 12: Counterclaims and Third Party Claims
Chapter 13: Discoveries
Chapter 14: Pre-trial
Chapter 15: Trial
Chapter 16: Applications
Chapter 17: Motions
Chapter 18: Disposition Without Trial and Enforcement of Orders

Part III: Family Law
Chapter 19: Marriage and Domestic Contracts
Chapter 20: Introduction to Family Law
Chapter 21: Family Law Rules and Procedures
Chapter 22: Commencing a Divorce Case
Chapter 23: Contesting a Divorce

Part IV: Corporate and Commercial Law
Chapter 24: Unincorporated Businesses
Chapter 25: Corporate Law
Chapter 26: Incorporating a Business Corporation
Chapter 27: Organizing the Business Corporation
Chapter 28: Post-Incorporation Matters
Chapter 29: Corporate and Commercial Law

Part V: Real Estate
Chapter 30: Introduction to Real Estate
Chapter 31: Land Registration Systems
Chapter 32: Transfers
Chapter 33: Charges/Mortgages and Remedies
Chapter 34: Discharges and Related Documents
Chapter 35: Sale Transactions
Chapter 36: Purchase Transactions
Chapter 37: Condominiums
Chapter 38: Title Searching — A New Perspective

Part VI: Estates
Chapter 39: Wills and Powers of Attorney
Chapter 40: Inheritance
Chapter 41: Application for Certificate with a Will
Chapter 42: Application for Certificate without a Will
Chapter 43: Distribution of Estates

Index to Precedents

  • Tips on grading, teaching strategies, and classroom management
  • PowerPoints on all chapters, including visuals of screen prints, figures, and precedents
  • Key to textbook end-of-chapter review questions
  • Key to workbook review questions and hands-on procedures
  • Test bank and answer key

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Legal Office Procedures, 7th Edition (FINAL SALE)

Format: Print
Cover: Softcover
Colour: Two Colour
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Price: $128.95

Legal Office Procedures Workbook, 7th Edition (FINAL SALE)

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Legal Office Procedures, 7th Edition

Format: Print
Cover: Softcover
Colour: Two Colour
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Price: $148.00

Legal Office Procedures Workbook, 7th Edition

Format: Print
Cover: Softcover
Colour: One colour
Status: Available

Price: $79.00