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The Paralegal's Handbook

The Paralegal's Handbook

A Complete Reference for All Your Daily Tasks

  • Author: Anita Haworth,Lesley Cox
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1607148110
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 224
  • View: 5768
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A completely updated and revised desk reference for paralegal professionals. Paralegals are the backbone of the legal business. The Paralegal’s Handbook is a guide to the responsibilities and tasks a paralegal may be asked to undertake. In this comprehensive guide to the profession, expert authors Anita Haworth and Leslie Cox explain everything paralegals need to know to handle the job with accuracy and confidence. From ethics issues to a detailed analysis of all the tasks encountered in the various legal specialties, The Paralegal’s Handbook provides invaluable advice and expertise to paralegal professionals. Haworth and Cox are experienced paralegals and provide explanations and details on the various areas of practice paralegals may choose including Family Law, Probate, Corporate Law, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, and Personal Injury Law. They cover everything from handling everyday tasks to reviewing facsimiles of legal documents. This Second Edition is fully updated and revised, with a new section on eDiscovery.

Paralegal Career For Dummies

Paralegal Career For Dummies

  • Author: Scott A. Hatch,Lisa Zimmer Hatch
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781118052976
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 384
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Apply important legal concepts and skills you need to succeed Get educated, land a job, and start making money now! Want a new career as a paralegal but don't know where to start? Relax! Paralegal Career For Dummies is the practical, hands-on guide to all the basics -- from getting certified to landing a job and getting ahead. Inside, you'll find all the tools you need to succeed, including a CD packed with sample memos, forms, letters, and more! Discover how to * Secure your ideal paralegal position * Pick the right area of the law for you * Prepare documents for litigation * Conduct legal research * Manage a typical law office Sample resumes, letters, forms, legal documents, and links to online legal resources. Please see the CD-ROM appendix for details and complete system requirements.

Paralegal Practice & Procedure Fourth Edition

Paralegal Practice & Procedure Fourth Edition

A Practical Guide for the Legal Assistant

  • Author: Deborah E. Larbalestrier,Linda Spagnola, Esq.
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101104791
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 640
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The completely revised and updated fourth edition of the most trusted paralegal desk references on the market. Now fully revised and expanded: the bestselling desk reference for paralegals at any level. Each chapter has been completely updated to include the latest step-by-step instructions for every aspect of a paralegal's job, with new procedures, checklists, and resources throughout. Topics covered include: ? Paralegal ethics ? Training programs ? Court systems and court procedures ? Federal court practice and procedures ? Pretrial practice and procedure ? Legal research tools ? Electronic trial preparation procedures In addition to the general resources that will be of value to every paralegal, this guide also includes detailed information on practice and procedures for working in specialty law firms.

Everything You Need to Know about Being a Legal Assistant

Everything You Need to Know about Being a Legal Assistant

  • Author: Chere B. Estrin
  • Publisher: Delmar Pub
  • ISBN: 9780827365186
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 206
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Designed to be used as an informational guideline for life in the law firm or in-house legal department. The book covers how to land a new position, expectations of the legal profession, techniques others have used to achieve success on the job and ideas to cope with the pitfalls and problems common to the paralegal profession.

The Legal Assistant's Complete Desk Reference 2015

The Legal Assistant's Complete Desk Reference 2015

A Handbook for Paralegals and Assistants

  • Author: Ursula Furi-Perry
  • Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
  • ISBN: 9781627229944
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 591
  • View: 7095
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Now completely revised and updated, this new edition of the Legal Assistant s Complete Desk Reference will help guide paralegals and legal assistants in their day-to-day activities. The book includes a CD of writable sample forms and letters, a state-by-state resource guide, a glossary of common legal terms, and a thorough index, designed to streamline their busy lives. It also explores the career opportunities open to paralegals and legal assistants."

NALA Manual for Paralegals and Legal Assistants: A General Skills & Litigation Guide for Today's Professionals

NALA Manual for Paralegals and Legal Assistants: A General Skills & Litigation Guide for Today's Professionals

  • Author: National Association of Legal Assistants
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1305176197
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 480
  • View: 1299
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Succeed on the job--and in your course--and prepare for the Certified Paralegal examination with the NALA Manual. More than 100 leading authorities with a wide range of experience in legal disciplines and management have contributed to this comprehensive manual since it was introduced in 1976. Covering all the skills required of paralegals today, the updated manual includes a collection of successful solutions to actual assignments accomplished by working paralegals nationwide.These proven techniques and procedures can be used as starting points from which you can make changes, adaptations, and modifications when you encounter similar situations on the job. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Law

Law

  • Author: Ferguson,Ferguson Publishing
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 0816080747
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 202
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Presents an introduction to the field of law, its career opportunities, ways of preparing for finding a job, and related activities such as volunteering, internships, and summer study programs.

Legal Break-in

Legal Break-in

Get That Legal Secretary, Legal Assistant Or Paralegal Job!

  • Author: L. R. Williams
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 9781466362086
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 96
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Leslie provides a 20+ year paralegal's perspective on the skills needed to enter the legal secretary, legal assistant or paralegal fields. Descriptions of many different areas of law and associated skill sets are listed which allows the reader an insider's view into each position. Aside from the technical expertise required to succeed in this field, great information is provided regarding interview questions and answers, networking and much more!

Paralegal's Litigation Handbook

Paralegal's Litigation Handbook

  • Author: Carole A. Bruno
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 9781466471504
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 114
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Author Carole A. Bruno announces the paperback release of the Paralegal Litigation Handbook, 2ed. is now available through CreateSpace as a paperback. Paralegal's Litigation Handbook, originally published by West Publishing Company, was adopted by more than 250 colleges and universities, and more than 50,000 copies were sold. The wide scope of the book begins with a guide to the courts, and then leads you through the initiation of a civil action, response of the defendant, and explains in action steps interviewing techniques, motions, investigations, discovery (including medical discovery), legal research and writing; assisting in negotiations, trial preparation, and automated litigation support systems. “Carole's book [Paralegal's Litigation Handbook,] has been my 'Bible' throughout my career; I have given many copies away.”Honorable Brenda J. BickingDirector of Human ResourcesSchiffrin & Barroway, LLP[e]very item you can think of about litigation is in that book, (Carole) she has definitions, form templates, ideas for making work production faster, step-by-step instructions on what to do next and where go for resources and answers, etc... It sits on my desk like a dictionary..."Great resource!"

Workers' Compensation Practice for Paralegals

Workers' Compensation Practice for Paralegals

  • Author: Lynne J. DeVenny,J. Griffin Morgan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781594602641
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 249
  • View: 6538
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Workers' Compensation Practice for Paralegals is a textbook and practice guide for paralegals and other legal professionals who work in the area of workers' compensation law. The book addresses practical tasks associated with the law office management of workers' compensation cases, including an overview of workers' compensation law, determining compensable claims, evaluating and accepting cases, reviewing and summarizing medical records, investigating claims, obtaining evidence, drafting pleadings and preparing for mediations and hearings. More complex tasks, such as handling catastrophic injuries and death claims, Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements, third party claims and bankrupt defendants, are also discussed. Each chapter includes practice tips to help paralegals become proficient in the practice of workers' compensation law, as well as references to find the most up-to-date information regarding various aspects of workers' compensation practice. Sample documents are included to illustrate the kinds of documents paralegals may draft in a typical private law practice. Workers' Compensation Practice for Paralegals is unique because it is written specifically for paralegals by an attorney/paralegal team with a combination of over thirty years of practice in workers' compensation law. In addition, both authors have experience teaching law students and paralegals in college settings. Recognizing that there are excellent state-specific workers' compensation reference books for workers' compensation practitioners, this book is intended to guide and train paralegal students, paralegals and other legal professionals new to the practice of workers' compensation law. Straightforward and easy to read, it provides its readers with an overview of the essential skills necessary to perform substantive work on any workers' compensation case, as well as the tools to find the information they need to make a significant contribution to a workers' compensation practice, whether it be their own state-specific rules and forms, Medicare's current WCMSA requirements or medical references."

Trial Prep for Paralegals

Trial Prep for Paralegals

  • Author: Michael L. Coyne,Ursula Furi-Perry
  • Publisher: LexisNexis
  • ISBN: 1632820536
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 223
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Coyne and Furi-Perry have created the essential how-to guide for trial preparation. Paralegals will master every stage of litigation, from initial client interviews to pulling together the trial notebook. The book begins with overviews of the litigation process and the evidence rules. Practical skills for interviewing, handling discovery, preparing exhibits, and more are then introduced and explained with examples. Finally, the book stresses the importance of communication and working well with attorneys, clients, courts, and others.

Paralegal Handbook

Paralegal Handbook

  • Author: Vicki Brittain,Terry Hull (J.D.)
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 9780766807723
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 434
  • View: 2399
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This practical guide provides a framework for the paralegal profession - how it is defined, how paralegals are utilized, professional organizations, ethical guidelines, and important issues facing the profession. It includes practical information for drafting resumes and preparing for interviews, as well as job search strategies. In addition, this book incorporates articles on a number of ethical and professional issues, written by various contributors, to provide readers with diverse opinions on current issues in the paralegal profession. It is the only book that provides all this information in one source.

The Paralegal's Desk Reference

The Paralegal's Desk Reference

  • Author: Steve Albrecht
  • Publisher: Arco
  • ISBN: 9780671847159
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 209
  • View: 1664
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Provides advice on handling cases, interviewing, police reports, working with specialists, investigation and research, locating people, and other skills necessary for paralegals.

The Texas Paralegal

The Texas Paralegal

  • Author: William P. Statsky,Lynn Crossett
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1111779953
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 432
  • View: 3057
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A ground-breaking resource for paralegal instructors, The Texas Paralegal has made teaching critical state-specific material easier, and more organized, than ever. The book's unique approach works by providing students with the information, documents, and resources they need to understand the basic workings of Texas law, thereby eliminating the tedious instructor task of gathering this material piecemeal. Instead, the legwork is done for you -- the vital content is compiled into a single, handy resource that presents it in a practical, logical, and useful way. Coverage includes an overview of the paralegal profession, ethics, the legal system, research, and even a comprehensive legal dictionary - all as they pertain to Texas State laws and statutes. Packed with the most relevant concepts, and packaged in a user-friendly format, students will find this an invaluable reference throughout their academic and professional careers. Instructors will find that they can spend less time preparing to teach and more time teaching. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Legal Research and Writing Handbook

The Legal Research and Writing Handbook

A Basic Approach for Paralegals

  • Author: Andrea B. Yelin,Hope Viner Samborn
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • ISBN: 1454897716
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 640
  • View: 8969
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With clear explanations, examples, and visual aids, The Legal Research and Writing Handbook, Eighth Edition by Andrea Yelin and Hope Viner Samborn offers complete coverage of a complex subject in a student-friendly, accessible text. In this thoroughly updated new edition, the authors continue to keep pace with legal research, citation, and technology in today’s law firms. This practical text focuses on efficient research processes and techniques for both traditional and electronic sources, along with step-by-step instruction through each stage of the legal writing process, from prewriting strategies, to revising. The text is enhanced with examples and visual aids, expert writing and practice tips, hands-on exercises, ethics alerts, up-to-date web resources, and easy-to-navigate page design. Excellent exercises are provided to reinforce student learning. Key Features: Updated and expanded coverage of electronic resources reflecting how paralegals do research today Detailed discussion of how to use legal authorities in legal communications and how to synthesize them and present them to attorneys Examples, exhibits, practical tips, updated exercises, and web resources in every chapter Expanded discussion of e-mail and e-memos In-depth coverage of the IRAC method, as well as how to write legal memoranda and legal correspondence

Concise Guide to Legal Research and Writing

Concise Guide to Legal Research and Writing

  • Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • ISBN: 1454881755
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 512
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Noted author Deborah Bouchoux's Concise Guide to Legal Research and Writing is a shorter legal research and writing text that provides a building-block approach to the fundamentals of legal research and writing. This clear, well-organized text is designed for the introductory legal research and writing course for paralegal students. Bouchoux covers Legal Research and Legal Writing in a concise and pragmatic manner, making it ideal for abbreviated legal research and writing courses and online courses. All-new research assignments in each chapter give students practice with both conventional print resources and online sources. Helpful charts, diagrams, and sample pages from research resources help students understand complex topics. In addition, Practice Tips in each chapter offer realistic and helpful suggestions for workplace success and Ethics notes are included throughout the book. Using Shepard’s in Print Form, a Sample Legal Memorandum and a Sample Court Brief are included in the appendices. Key Features: New research assignments Chapter 3 (Statutory Law) includes a discussion of the new titles added to the United States Code Discussion of the new website GovInfo for free, official, and authenticated documents from all three branches of the government Discussion of new sources for conducting research, such as the Law Review Commons (Chapter 6), which provides free access to thousands of law review articles. Discussion of new tools such as Lexis for Microsoft Office and Thomson Reuters’s Drafting Assistant Extensively revised discussion of computer-assisted legal research in Chapter 8 New information on practical concerns in citing to the Internet in Chapter 9 Revamped discussion of citation form (Chapter 10) The information relating to Shepardizing using print volumes of Shepard’s has been moved from Chapter 11 to its own back-of-the-book Appendix Information on new research management tools such as Zotero, Juris-M, and Evernote An in-depth Instructor’s Manual includes an overview of the text, sample syllabi, tips on teaching strategies, chapter-by-chapter resource information, answer keys for all assignments, and a Test Bank.

Paralegal Careers

Paralegal Careers

  • Author: Angela Schneeman
  • Publisher: United Nations Publications
  • ISBN: 9780766809505
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 320
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Written with the insight of a former paralegal, this easy-to-read book provides in-depth information on the paralegal profession. It includes types of employers, discussions of paralegal specialties where significant growth is expected, current salaries and benefits, and information on finding a paralegal position. Interviews with working paralegals, practical paralegal tips, and internet references and resources make this book an excellent reference.

Civil Law and Litigation for Paralegals

Civil Law and Litigation for Paralegals

  • Author: Neal R. Bevans
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • ISBN: 1454876530
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 456
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Civil Law and Litigation for Paralegals is a comprehensive text designed specifically for paralegal civil litigation courses. Author Neal Bevans not only teaches the basics of civil litigation, but also gives students the opportunity to learn skills they will use in practice. In a balanced approach, Bevans covers all the key topics paralegals need to know in an easy-to-read and engaging style that utilizes numerous examples and illustrations but never overwhelms the student. The text provides students with an in-depth analysis of a wide variety of civil cases, beginning with laying out the basic foundation of the American legal system. It proceeds through the investigation and implementation of a civil case, and follows the case through to appeal. The text balances the theoretical underpinnings of the law with the practical examples and hands-on experience that all students need to completely understand the topic. The helpful pedagogy throughout the book and a comprehensive teaching package make class preparation as easy as possible. Features: Clear introduction to the fundamentals of civil litigation for paralegal students. Provides students with an in-depth analysis of a wide variety of civil cases, laying out the basic foundation of the American legal system, proceeding through the investigation and implementation of a civil case, and following the case through to appeal. Designed to help prepare students for the practical world of divorces, car wreck cases, and medical malpractice claims that they will see every day in civil practice. Each chapter presents students with examples of the important role that paralegals play in every stage of civil litigation, from client intake to bringing an appeal. Understandable writing style with strong pedagogy, resulting in a teachable and accessible text. Each chapter includes Practice Pointers, Search Suggestions, Tech Topics, and Legal Legwork boxes, along with case excerpts, forms, and ethics. Helpful pedagogy includes Chapter Objectives that focus learning and review, Boldfaced key terms and marginal definitions for convenient reference, Review questions at the end of each chapter, and references to web sites that facilitate legal research

A Practical Introduction to Paralegal Studies

A Practical Introduction to Paralegal Studies

Strategies for Success

  • Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux
  • Publisher: Aspen Publishers
  • ISBN: 0735569479
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 452
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* COMPANION WEBSITE www.aspenparalegaled.com/bouchoux_practicalintro2 ( Contact your Aspen Representative for more information about these resources.) Bridging the gap between the classroom and the real world, respected author Deborah E. Bouchoux offers this thorough exploration of the entire paralegal profession, as well as a specific inventory of what students will be expected to know, and the tasks they will be expected to perform, as working paralegals in law office and other legal environments. This concise yet thorough orientation to the work of the paralegal provides : practical guidance for transferring and applying classroom lessons to the law office environment logical three-section organization: making connections between study skills, the paralegal profession, and the American legal system connecting paralegal research, analysis, and writing to the tasks of interviewing and investigations looking at the tasks of the working paralegal, different types of law practice, the law office environment, strategies for career development (including resume preparation, job interview preparation, and job resignations), and techniques for succeeding in the workplace topical coverage that closely adheres to the nature of paralegal work: effective ways to improve note taking how to respond to ethical misconduct in the workplace common blunders when using e-mail cultivating listening skills best practices for timekeeping and billing pedagogical devices that enhance learning, such as chapter overviews, key terms, marginal definitions, website references, case illustrations, practice tips, and chapter summaries research task exercises and Internet-based exercises in each chapter that mirror those performed by the working paralegal comprehensive teaching package that includes: Instructor's Manual with sample syllabi, chapter outlines, answers to all end-of-chapter discussion and research questions, additional practice exercises Test Bank with more than 400 questions PowerPoint slides Updated throughout, with new Case Illustrations, Discussion Questions, and Internet Closing Argument Assignments, the Second Edition offers: an overview of recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure regarding the production of electronically stored information discussion of class action suits and multidistrict litigation a review of new electronic tools used in law firms discussion of cutting-edge topics, such as electronically existing metadata and its implications for attorney-client privilege, and whether legal blawgs constitute advertising a fresh look at professional appearance, demeanor, and etiquette in the workplace new and updated information on salary trends, popular paralegal fields, billable hour requirements, and more Emphasizing practical skills and the role of the paralegal, Deborah E. Bouchoux shines a light on the paralegal profession by showing students what paralegals actually do. *Instructor's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Wolter's Kluwer Law & Business at 800.529.7545 or [email protected]

The Successful Paralegal Job Search Guide

The Successful Paralegal Job Search Guide

  • Author: Chere B. Estrin,Stacey Hunt
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 9780766830257
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 390
  • View: 934
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An absolute must for anyone interested in Paralegal employment, this book covers it all. The reader will gain knowledge of the profession and marketplace, as well as providing the "how to's" on resume writing, Internet searches, interviews, evaluating and negotiating job offers, follow-up letters, and managing the first 100 days of the new job. As a unique feature, the book provides email service for resume checking and evaluation with fast turn-around, in addition to presenting many samples and tips on resume and letter writing. With these, and the interesting case studies that include readers in the lives of real paralegals in their daily work activities, this guide will assist many in their goals for achieving success in their paralegal job search.