Essentials of Paralegalism / Edition 5

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Essentials of Paralegalism, fifth edition, introduces the beginning paralegal student to an exciting career in the legal field. This book draws on the strong, valuable content in Introduction to Paralegalism, but more specifically highlights regulatory and employment issues, interviewing, investigation and analysis. Concrete examples from the working lives of on-the-job paralegals help the students get a real feel for what they can expect in the work setting. Benefits: Focus on the most vital concepts and skills essential for the profession Extensive pedagogy aids in the retention of material. Promotes analytical thinking throughout NEW! Expanded information on UPL NEW! Latest updates on regulation and certification NEW! New content on ethics and professional responsibility

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435427815
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/21/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 502
  • Sales rank: 911,886
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

William Statsky is a member of both the ethics committee and the advisory council for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, as well as an instructor of online courses at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey. He is the author of numerous groundbreaking legal textbooks for paralegals and was a member of the transition team for then President-Elect Ronald Reagan. Mr. Statsky holds a master of law degree (LL.M) in urban affairs, as well as a juris doctorate degree (J.D.).

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Table of Contents

Preface. How to Study Law in the Classroom and on the Job. PART I THE PARALEGAL IN THE LEGAL SYSTEM. 1. Introduction to a New Career in Law. 2. Paralegal Employment. 3. The Regulation of Paralegals. 4. Attorney Ethics and Paralegal Ethics. 5. Introduction to the Legal System. PART II THE SKILLS OF A PARALEGAL. 6. Introduction to Legal Analysis. 7. Legal Interviewing. 8. Investigation in a Law Office. 9. An Introduction to the Use of Computers in a Law Office. 10. Introduction to Law Office Administration. Appendix A: Paralegal Associations, Bar Associations that Allow Paralegal Membership, and Related Organizations. Appendix B: Paralegal Definitions. Appendix C: Bar Associations and Related. Attorney Organizations. Appendix D: Federal Government. Organization Chart. Appendix E: Starting a Freelance Paralegal Business. Glossary. Index.

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