Legal Terminology for Transcription and Court Reporting 1st Edition
Cathy Okrent, J.D.
ISBN-13: 9781418060855 | ISBN-10: 1418060852
© 2009 | Published |  480  Pages

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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.

  • Preface
    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

    • 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
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    • 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.