9780132956048

The Paralegal Professional Essentials

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  • ISBN13:

    9780132956048

  • ISBN10:

    0132956047

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/3/2013
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

An engaging and practical introduction to the paralegal profession. Written by an award-winning author team, The Paralegal Professional, Essentials4e provides a solid foundation in substantive and procedural legal knowledge and analytical skills. Using chapter opening vignettes, ethical perspectives, advice from the field, and chapter exercises, it develops the real-world skills needed to be successful in a paralegal career. The text brings paralegal practice alive and illuminates the roles and tasks paralegals assume in the legal working environment. MyLegalStudiesLab Virtual Law Office Experience The new Fourth Edition of The Paralegal Professionalis accompanied by MyLegalStudiesLab Virtual Law Office Experience, including groundbreaking, interactive guided learning tools and media, and a robust course management and assessment program. MyLegalStudiesLab gives students the opportunity to test themselves on key concepts from their textbook, learn how to apply the concepts to real-life scenarios, and practice the skills they have learned through a Virtual Law Office Experience.

Table of Contents

The Paralegal Profession

Chapter 1        The Paralegal Profession

Chapter 2        Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Chapter 3        The Paralegal Workplace

Chapter 4        Technology and the Paralegal

 

Introduction to Law

Chapter 5        American Leal Heritage and Constitutional Law

Chapter 6        The Court System and Alternate Dispute Resolution

Chapter 7        Civil Litigation

Chapter 8        Criminal Law and Procedure

Chapter 9        Administrative Law

 

Paralegal Skills

Chapter 10      Interviewing and Investigation Skills

Chapter 11      Traditional and Computerized Legal Research

Chapter 12      Legal Writing and Critical Legal Thinking

 

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