Paralegal Career For Dummies (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 3, 2011 - Law - 384 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Part of Tens 293
5
Lucrative Paralegal Profession
7
Membership Has Its Privileges Paralegal Associations
21
The Hunt Is On Securing a Paralegal Position
27
Important Legal Concepts Every
37
The Big Three Categories of Law
57
Taking a Case to Trial The Litigation Process
79
Chewing the Fat Legal Interviewing
179
Burning the Midnight Oil Legal Research
193
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Trial Performance
211
The Official Word Ethical Codes for Legal Professionals
225
Skills Paralegals Need to Soar Ahead
239
The Latest Thing Using Technology in Law
269
Law Office Management 101
281
The Ten Most Important Rules of Ethics
295

How Its Done Important Rules
99
How Its Done Important Rules of Civil Procedure and Evidence 99 Chapter 8 Because I Said So The Categories of Legal Authority
115
The Substantive Law Areas Most Commonly Practiced
123
Putting It into Practice The Paralegal
137
Elementary My Dear Watson Legal Investigation
167
Ten Things Every Paralegal Should Know
299
Glossary of Important Legal Terms A Mini Legal Dictionary
309
About the CD
335
Index
347
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Scott Hatch, JD, and Lisa Zimmer Hatch, MA, are founders and administrators of The Center for Legal Studies, which offers training and certificate courses, including paralegal certificate courses, to thousands of people through hundreds of colleges and universities every year.

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