Legal Terminology Explained (McGraw-Hill Paralegal Titles) by Edward Nolfi

By Edward Nolfi

The Nation's First accomplished felony Terminology Textbook!

Legal Terminology Explained is designed for college kids and lecturers in criminal occupation courses, in law-related courses, and in courses that overlap the legislations. It presents exact definitions to law-related phrases and words and discusses every one note and word in a short narrative between comparable phrases and words, in a logical development, in keeping with a high-level define. It strips felony terminology of its normally complicated, over the top, or pointless reasons and in flip, presents the scholar with transparent and concise definitions.

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The forms of business in which they may practice law, and related terms, are discussed in Chapter 26. Professional misconduct is the failure of a professional to abide by professional ethics or malpractice. Malpractice is discussed in Chapter 34. From disciple, discipline1 is, generally, conforming yourself to established standards or conforming others to established standards. From encouragement, a sanction is a penalty for improper conduct. From criticism, a censure1 is, generally, an announced warning to a person that he or she has acted improperly.

Who makes the commands that people must obey? The classic answer is that the most powerful person, the person with the power to force others to obey, is sovereign. In early human history, the most powerful person was usually a king. From kin, a king is the most powerful man in the land where he lives, usually the man who conquered that land or a male descendant of that man. From godlike, kings sometimes claimed a divine right to be sovereign—the right to lead, supposedly stemming from the fact that God allowed the king or his ancestors to conquer his land.

From all, an attorney general is the lawyer for a sovereign for all purposes. , or, from instigator, a solicitor1, is the lawyer for the plaintiff in a criminal case because the plaintiff in a criminal case is always the sovereign. The United States attorney in a given federal district is the local federal prosecutor. The plaintiff ’s attorney is the lawyer for the plaintiff in a civil case. In both criminal cases and civil cases, the defense attorney is the lawyer for the defendant. In the United States, a lawyer is permitted to handle all aspects of a case.

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