Paralegal Handbook

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Cengage Learning, 2002 - Law - 434 pages
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Lawyers and paralegal educators Britain and Hull present this multipurpose text suitable as a textbook for entry-level paralegal students; as a reference for those considering the profession as a career choice; as a reference for practicing paralegals and legal assistants; and for use by law faculty, law librarians, members of the judiciary, and legislators as background information for academic lectures, evolving case law, and the consideration of future legislation relating to the profession. Cove rage includes an overview of the profession, ethics and professional responsibilities, significant issues facing the field, legal working environments and survival skills, and career opportunities.
 

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Contents

1ntroduction
3
Appendices for Chapter
23
Paralegal Associations and Organizations
43
Appendices for Chapter
55
Ethics and Professional Responsibility
65
Appendices for Chapter Three
72
The Unauthorized Practice of
89
1ntroduction
113
The Exempt Employee lssue
225
The Recovery of Legal Assistant Fees lssue
266
The NonLawyerNonLegal Assistant lssue
315
Legal Working Environments and Survival Skills
339
Legal Assistant Survival Skills
359
Legal Assistant Career Opportunities
387
Securing Legal Assistant Career Opportunities
401
Negotiating for Compensation in Legal Working Environments
422

Conflicts of lnterest Confidentiality and Risk Management
135
Issues Facing the Profession
147

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About the author (2002)

Terry L. Hull, JD, is director of the Lawyer's Assistant Program at Southwest Texas State University and is a frequent speaker at legal seminars. In addition, she has written for professional journals on paralegal issues.

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