9780135105788

The Professional Paralegal A Guide to Finding a Job and Career Success

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  • ISBN13:

    9780135105788

  • ISBN10:

    0135105781

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/16/2012
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

PROFESSIONAL PARALEGAL, THE: A GUIDE TO FINDING A JOB AND CAREER SUCCESS covers more than just how to land a job, it shows how to prepare for and build a paralegal career. Taking a practical approach, it explains the dynamics of working in the legal environment, identifies the purpose and payoff to continual professional development, and offers strategies for working collaboratively with attorneys and others drawn into a case. Each chapter integrates ethics tips, checklists for success and end-of-chapter questions. Covering a full range of career issues, it offers advice on how to land your first paralegal job, develop marketable workplace habits and establish yourself in the paralegal profession.

Table of Contents

UNIT 1: WHAT IS A PARALEGAL?

Chapter 1: Assessing Your Professional Goals 

Chapter 2: The Culture of the Legal Profession

Chapter 3: Traits Lawyers Have and Complementary Traits Paralegals Need 

Chapter 4: Choosing Employment that Matches Your Professional Goals

 

UNIT 2: APPLYING FOR WORK

Chapter 5: Successful Employment Application Documents 

Chapter 6: Successful Interview Strategies 

Chapter 7: Successful Job Negotiation Strategies

 

UNIT 3: STARTING WORK

Chapter 8: Starting Your Job or Internship  

Chapter 9: Communicating at Work 

Chapter 10: Building your Reputation at Work

Chapter 11: Important trait; Organizing Yourself, Your Office, and Your Time
Chapter 12: Using Technology to Manage Work and Time

 

UNIT 4: CAREER SUCCESS

Chapter 13: Propelling Your Career Toward Success 

Chapter 14: Taking Flight:  Taking Your Career to New Heights

 

Appendix A: Billable Hours Recording Form 

Appendix B: List of Organizations for Legal Professionals

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