Paralegal Today The Essentials

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-03-29
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Paralegal Today: The Essentials, fifth edition, makes the paralegal field come alive for the student. It uses real-world examples, offering practical application of each concept discussed, and further enhances this focus with hands-on activities throughout. This concise version focuses on the basic, key areas of paralegal studies, including careers, legal ethics, litigation procedures, criminal law, legal research and analysis, and legal writing. 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. "Featured Contributors" bring a personal touch to the material - as students learn how professionals truly work in each area of the law and how each skill directly translates on-the-job. Ethical dilemmas challenge the students to further understand their professional duties and critical thinking questions provide an opportunity to sharpen their proficiency.

Table of Contents

Today's Professional Paralegal Careers (combines 1 & 2)
The Inner Workings of the Law Office
Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Sources of American Law
The Court System and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Legal Research and Analysis
Contemporary Online Legal Research
Legal Writing: Form and Substance
Civil Litigation: Before the Trial
Conducting Interviews and Investigations
Trial Procedures
Criminal Law and Procedures
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
Paralegal Associations
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
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