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The Handy Law Answer Book (Handy Answer Books)


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Publisher Comments:

Combining practical legal tips with an exhaustive review of the law in the United States, this comprehensive reference answers more than 1,200 questions ranging from Where did the word tort come from? and How are state court judges selected? to Where did the first U.S. Supreme Court meet? Useful advice includes how to find a lawyer, how to file a complaint against a lawyer, how to document discrimination in the workplace, and how to handle oneself in court. Interspersed throughout are fun sidebars highlighting important cases and explanations of legal terms as well as entertaining information on bizarre and frivolous lawsuits, including one where a prisoner in Colorado sued prison officials after he injured himself during an escape attempt. With a wide range of information suitable for various knowledge bases—from junior high to junior college—this is an ideal source for anyone looking to get a better understanding of the law.

Book News Annotation:

From the U.S. Constitution to tort law, Hudson (Vanderbilt Law School and other law schools in Tennessee) offers a useful primer on major aspects of the American legal system and those who shaped it, plus tips on legal rights and processes. The book includes key cases and legal issues, an explanation of case and statute citations, the Constitution, online resources, and a glossary. Distributed by Independent Publishers Group. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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"More than 800 questions and answers that offer the reader information on significant events, meaningful principles, and practical points in various legal area. Recommended for libraries and individuals who need an economically priced introduction to American legalese."  —Booklist

"For anyone who wants to know more about coping with our court system, credit and bankruptcy law, employment law, family law, or personal injury law, Hudson has written an excellent guide that I highly recommend."  —Bookviews by Alan Caruba

"How many times have you slapped yourself on the forehead and said, Wish I knew the law pertaining to my credit information! Yeah, me neither. But when you really do need to know something about the law, a new reference book . . . is just the ticket."  —Wichita Falls Times Record News

"A wonderful book for the curious and anybody who needs clarification on anything legalese."  —The Bookworm Sez

Product Details

Hudson, David L., Jr.
Visible Ink Press
Practical Guides
Law-Legal Guides and Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
The Handy Answer Book Series
Publication Date:
9.25 x 7.25 in 1.00 lb

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