Introduction to Paralegalism: Perspectives, Problems, and Skills, 6E / Edition 6

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Introduction to Paralegalism: Perspectives, Problems, and Skills, 6E, provides students with a comprehensive in-depth introduction to the field. As the market leader, this text boasts a wealth of information on updated legislation and the impacting use of paralegals. New to this edition is the inclusion of pertinent web site information related to chapter content, assignments that require students to do additional research on the web, updated exhibits that illustrate key concepts, and extensive information on paralegal career development and job opportunities. Also new to this edition is the coverage of changes in paralegal regulation, statistics and updates to case law. Packed with real life insights and information on trends in the profession, the text contains the following features: Chapter Outlines, Assignments, Examples, Checklists, Chapter Summaries, Key Terms, and "On the Net" - an end of chapter feature that provides students with innumerable web site addresses to conduct additional research on the internet. This text is an invaluable resource for any student seeking a practical approach to the study of the paralegal profession.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766839410
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Series: The West Legal Studies
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 1104
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

William Statsky is a member of both the Ethics Committee and the Advisor Council for the National Federation of Paralegal Association and is currently an instructor of online courses at Thomas Edison State College based in Trenton, New Jersey. He is the author of numerous legal textbooks for paralegals and was a former member of the Transition Team of then President-Elect Ronald Reagan. Mr. Statsky holds a Master of Law Degree (LL.M) in Urban Affairs and a Juris Doctorate Degree (J. D.) in Law.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to a New Career in Law. Chapter 2: Paralegal Employment. Chapter 3: On-the-job Realities: Assertiveness Training for Paralegals. Chapter 4: The Regulation of Paralegals. Chapter 5: Attorney Ethics and Paralegal Ethics. Chapter 6: Introduction to the Legal System. Chapter 7: Introduction to Legal Analysis. Chapter 8: Legal Interviewing. Chapter 9: Investigation in a Law Office. Chapter 10: Litigation Assistantship. Chapter 11: Legal Research. Chapter 12: Legal Writing. Chapter 13: An Introduction to the Use of Computers in a Law Office. Chapter 14: Introduction to Law Office Administration. Chapter 15: Informal and Administrative Advocacy. Appendices. Glossary.

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