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 succes.
"Cengage is the "go-to" publisher for the CP exam prep materials. The self-assessment checklist is wonderful. A learner can determine roughly how much time and effort he/she should spend on the materials based upon his/her experience and education."
"The strengths of the textbook are: a. Excellent concise presentation of the substantive areas of the law and the skill sets that will be tested on the national examination. b. Practice timed exams for the student to use to verify their understanding of the material. And, the self-tests expose the student to the exam's format: True/False, Multiple Choice, Matching and Essay questions. c. Details on test preparation in general and specifics on taking the CP examination."
"It looks like a lifetime of work went into it and I applaud the author! I would certainly recommend it."
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.