Introduction to Paralegalism: Perspectives, Problems, and Skills / Edition 1

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A comprehensive introduction to the field with a real world, practical emphasis which also makes it a valuable on-the-job reference. This is the market leader and has been updated and enhanced to include a new full-color insert outlining key steps to success as a paralegal. The text is packed with real life insights and information on working as a paralegal. Each chapter contains the following helpful features: Chapter Outline, Assignments, Examples, Checklists, Chapter Summary, and Key Terms. Revisions include a new Internet appendix, updated ethical codes, and expanded supplement package. This text can be customized to fit the instructor's needs. ALSO AVAILABLE Study Guide and Workbook, ISBN: 0-314-21388-0 INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDER Computerized Test Bank, ISBN: 0-314-20858-5 Transparency Acetates, ISBN: 0-314-22129-8 Transparency Masters, ISBN: 0-314-21077-6 3.5" Chapter Disk, ISBN: 0-314-21516-6 Instructor's Manual, ISBN: 0-314-20836-4 .
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780314201478
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1054
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.85 (d)

Meet the Author

William P. Statsky has a LL.M. degree in Urban Affairs and a J.D. degree.
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Table of Contents

Pt. I The Paralegal in the Legal System 21
1 The Emergence and Development of a New Career in Law 23
2 Paralegal Employment 57
3 On the Job Realities: Assertiveness Training for Paralegals 175
4 The Regulation of Paralegals 209
5 Attorney Ethics and Paralegal Ethics 263
6 Introduction to the Legal System 327
Pt. II The Skills of a Paralegal 343
7 Introduction to Legal Analysis 345
8 Legal Interviewing 365
9 Investigation in a Law Office 401
10 Litigation Assistantship 435
11 Legal Research 477
12 Legal Writing 619
13 Computer Literacy for Paralegals: An Introduction to the Use of Computers in a Law Office 639
14 Introduction to Law Office Administration 685
15 Informal and Formal Administrative Advocacy 719
Appendix A Bibliography 747
Appendix B Paralegal Associations and Related Organizations 765
Appendix C Associations of Attorneys 773
Appendix D Federal Government Organization Chart 779
Appendix E Survey of Non-Lawyer Practice Before Federal Agencies 781
Appendix F State Survey: Ethics Opinions and Related Materials 791
Appendix G Paralegal Business Cards 811
Appendix H Federal Job Information Centers 812
Appendix I How to Start a Freelance Paralegal Business 815
Appendix J "Legal Assistant Day" Governors' Proclamations 821
Appendix K News Stories, War Stories, and Parting Shots 823
Glossary 831
Index 851
Request Forms 879
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