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For courses in Paralegal (Introduction), Legal Concepts for Paralegals.
Written by an award-winning author team, The Paralegal Professional: Essentials Version, 3e provides a solid foundation in concept knowledge and analytical skills. Using chapter opening vignettes, ethical perspectives, advice from the field, and chapter exercises, it develops real-world skills needed to be successful in a paralegal career. This edition features new video case studies and Paralegals in Practice boxes that bring the world of the paralegal closer to the classroom. Its continued emphasis on technology and ethics shows what it means to be a professional in the field.
End-of-chapter material–develops critical thinking and procedural skills and includes:
-Critical thinking and writing case exercises
-Web research exercises
-Ethics analysis and discussion questions
-Legal analysis and writing cases, cases for briefing
-New portfolio building exercises
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Paralegal Profession
Chapter 2 Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Chapter 3 The Paralegal Workplace
Chapter 4 Technology and the Paralegal
Chapter 5 American Leal Heritage and Constitutional Law
Chapter 6 The Court System and Alternate Dispute Resolution
Chapter 7 Civil Litigation
Chapter 8 Criminal Procedure and Administrative Law
Chapter 9 Interviewing and Investigation Skills
Chapter 10 Traditional and Computerized Legal Research
Chapter 11 Legal Writing and Critical Legal Thinking