American law and the legal system equal justice under the law by Thomas R. Van Dervort

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  • Law -- United States.,
  • Justice, Administration of -- United States.,
  • Procedure (Law) -- United States.,
  • Legal assistants -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

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StatementThomas R. Van Dervort.
GenreHandbooks, manuals, etc.
ContributionsVan Dervort, Thomas R.
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LC ClassificationsKF385 .V36 2000
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Paginationxv, 386 p. :
Number of Pages386
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL51626M
ISBN 100766817407
LC Control Number99057489

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