Paralegal Careers

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West Legal Studies/Thomson Learning, 2000 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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Designed for a short course on paralegal careers, this easy-to-use text introduces paralegal students to the paralegal profession. Written with the insight a former paralegal, "An Introduction to Paralegal Careers" focuses on what paralegal students are interested in learning about their chosen profession - from what they'll be doing to where to find the right paralegal position. Major topics include an introduction to the profession (past, present and future), types of employers, paralegal specialties (with emphasis on those specialties where significant growth is expected), paralegal education recommendations, salaries and benefits, paralegal associations, the pros and cons of paralegal regulation, important skills for paralegals, job search tips, and paralegal ethics. Key words: step-by-step resume building, senior seminar course

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Angela Schneeman is a writer, research specialist, and freelance paralegal. She has worked for law firms, corporate legal departments, and a major accounting firm. The author of five paralegal textbooks, Ms. Schneeman received her Legal Assistant Certificate and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Legal Studies from the University of Minnesota.

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