Certified Paralegal Review Manual: A Practical Guide to CP Exam Preparation

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Cengage Learning, Sep 27, 2010 - Law - 1008 pages
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Like the exam itself, this comprehensive manual is known in the field for high standards of paralegal professionalism and excellence. This latest edition is an invaluable resource for those preparing to take the Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) /Certified Paralegal (CP) Examination administered by the National Association of Legal Assistants. The manual first describes the CLA/CP exam in detail so that readers are well-prepared for the essential elements of the test--including aspects of grading, retake policy, eligibility requirements, preparation for the exam, group study, and taking the examination. It then delves into specific content areas of the test including legal terminology, communications, administrative law, and bankruptcy law. This third edition thoroughly covers each section of the exam with extensive outlines, examples, facts, and charts for review. Sample tests, study tips, and overall best practices are provided to fully prepare test-takers on their way to success.
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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
COMMUNICATIONS
30
HUMAN RELATIONS and INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES
123
ETHICS
171
JUDGMENT AND ANALYTICAL ABILITY
221
LEGAL RESEARCH
253
LEGAL TERMINOLOGY
308
GENERAL LAW
345
CONTRACT LAW
575
CRIMINAL LAW
637
ESTATE PLANNING AND PROBATE
707
FAMILY LAW
769
LITIGATION
827
REAL ESTATE LAW
888
SELFTEST ANSWER KEY
951
BIBLIOGRAPHY
965

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
397
BANKRUPTCY LAW
445
BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
513

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Author Virginia Koerselman Newman, J.D. brings an exceptional blend of professional knowledge and teaching experience to this trusted review manual. Ms. Koerselman Newman was a successful practicing attorney for 26 years and a paralegal instructor at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha Nebraska for 22 years. She now operates Koerselman Newman Law Publications near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where she continues to teach as well as to write about paralegal topics. The author of several popular books on law, Ms. Koerselman Newman is also a frequently sought-out speaker at numerous law conventions and professional seminars. She is an active member of many professional organizations and currently serves as an Education Consultant to NALA.

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