Paralegal Today: The Essentials
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.
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Introduction to the Student
Careers in Todays Paralegal Profession
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
Appendix B NALAs Model Standards and Guidelines for Utilization of Paralegals
Appendix C NFPAs Model Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Guidelines for Enforcement ...
Appendix D NALS Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility
How to Find StateSpecific Information
Appendix F Paralegal Associations
Appendix G Information on NALAs CLACP Program
Appendix H Information on NFPAs PACE Examination
Appendix I Information on NALS Certification
Legal Writing Form and Substance
Civil Litigation Before the Trial
Conducting Interviews and Investigations
Criminal Law and Procedures
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