This book will serve as an invaluable resource to the paralegal whose job includes gathering, analyzing, and managing evidence. Federal Rules of Evidence are included as an Appendix to the text and are referred to frequently, as well as state rules governing evidence. Throughout the book, case scenarios provide a practical, hands-on approach, making information more accessible, and guiding the reader through "real life" situations in which the skills taught are applied. Additionally, key word and phrases are identified, pertinent websites are provided, and charts, samples and graphs are used throughout. Applicable codes, rules and regulations are cited to support the instruction, and proper procedures are stressed. At the end of each chapter, review questions reflecting the issues presented in the chapter enable the reader to test their understanding of the material. The text provides information and instruction through United States court rules, regulations and codes. Practical information is provided through examples, explanations, and samples of actual letters and documents. The author(s) have provided additional resources including websites, vendor information, other texts, court rules, government codes and contact information.
Stacy Hunt is an Honors Graduate, Fresno City College Paralegal Studies Program, Certified Legal Assistant, California Advanced Specialist Certification in litigation; 19 years as a paralegal. An adjunct instructor, Hunt presently teaches Legal Ethics for the Paralegal Studies Program at California Polytechnic State University, and co-taught courses in discovery, and trial preparation at California¿s Fresno City College.
Ellem Sheffer is a graduate of Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Missouri; A ¿teacher¿s teacher, Sheffer worked in the legal profession for more than 20 years. Prior to becoming a paralegal, taught special education and Spanish. Presently serves on the NALA board for the Certified Legal Assistant, and California Advanced Specialty Exams, and previously served for six years as the Director of the Paralegal Studies Program at Cal Poly State University. Developed, taught, and launched the first, complete online course - ¿Law Office Procedures¿ offered at Cal Poly.