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PARALEGAL TODAY: THE LEGAL TEAM AT WORK, fifth edition, makes the paralegal field come alive for the reader. It uses real-world examples, offering practical application of each concept discussed, and further enhances this focus with hands-on activities throughout. The text gives the reader a thorough introduction to not only the legal system in general, but to specific areas of the law and the paralegal's integral role as a member of the legal team. The reader gains a comprehensive understanding of the laws in our society, the importance of ethical and professional responsibility, and the skills needed to thrive in this environment. Technology features, including spotlights on how technology is changing litigation, legal research, and overall office management, convey the importance of developing strong skills in this area.
Table of Contents
|The Paralegal Profession|
|Today's Paralegal Profession|
|The Inner Workings of the Law Office|
|Ethics and Professional Responsibility|
|Sources of American Law|
|The Court System and Alternative Dispute Resolution|
|Legal Procedures and Paralegal Skills|
|Legal Research and Analysis|
|Contemporary Online Legal Research|
|Legal Writing: Form and Substance|
|Civil Litigation: Before the Trial|
|Conducting Interviews and Investigations|
|Criminal Law and Procedures|
|Substantive Areas of Law|
|Tort Law, Product Liability, and Consumer Law|
|Contracts and Intellectual Property|
|Insurance Law and Real Property|
|Estates and Family Law|
|Laws Affecting Business|
|Bankruptcy and Environmental Law|
|Appendices - Same as in 4th Edition|
|NALA's Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility|
|NALA's Model Standards and Guidelines for Utilization of Legal Assistants|
|NFPA's Model Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Guidelines for Enforcement|
|NALS Code of Ethics|
|Paralegal Ethics and Regulation: How to Find State-Specific Information|
|Information on NALA's CLA/CP Program|
|Information on NFPA's PACE Examination|
|Information on NALS Certification|
|The Constitution of the United States|
|Spanish Equivalents for Important Legal Terms in English|
|Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.|