xxx, 370 pages : forms ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Formatted Contents Note
Overview: the practice of consumer law The consumer movement Starting a private consumer law practice Making money on small consumer claims The importance of legal services consumer law specialization Consumer advocacy in government and academics Ethical issues in the practice of consumer law Fifty ways to lose a winner, or, "Kids! Don't try this at home!" Troublesome businesses and common legal approaches Analysis of consumer transactions Keeping America's economy strong: enforcing consumer protection laws as Congress intended A guide to price traps in mortgage loans Saving a client's home through bankruptcy Is that arbitration clause unconscionable? Prove it! Car cases 101: creating the interview form Formal and informal discovery Expert witnesses "Keep your hands up!"-trade secrets, protective orders, and the smoking gun Settling consumer cases Consumer litigation's tax consequences for prevailing clients Trial of consumer cases Consumer law remedies in individual suits Common defenses and defense tactics Consumer class actions Preparing your first appellate argument Historical development of consumer law: usury laws The use of testers and investigators in civil litigation Client retainer forms and co-counseling agreement Intake and investigation practice aids Sample pleadings, discovery and memorandum of law Consumer lawyers' brief biographies Abbreviations and consumer lawyer alphabet soup NACA consumer class action guidelines Free legal resources on the internet.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
System Details Note
System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM: Windows-based PC with a CD-Rom drive; Acrobat Reader 5 or later.