Paralegal Careers / Edition 1

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Designed for a short course on paralegal careers, this easy-to-use text introduces paralegal students to the paralegal profession. Written with the insight a former paralegal, "An Introduction to Paralegal Careers" focuses on what paralegal students are interested in learning about their chosen profession - from what they'll be doing to where to find the right paralegal position. Major topics include an introduction to the profession (past, present and future), types of employers, paralegal specialties (with emphasis on those specialties where significant growth is expected), paralegal education recommendations, salaries and benefits, paralegal associations, the pros and cons of paralegal regulation, important skills for paralegals, job search tips, and paralegal ethics. Key words: step-by-step resume building, senior seminar course
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766809505
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/2/2000
  • Series: Paralegal Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Angela Schneeman is a writer, research specialist, and freelance paralegal. She has worked for law firms, corporate legal departments, and a major accounting firm. The author of five paralegal textbooks, Ms. Schneeman received her Legal Assistant Certificate and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Legal Studies from the University of Minnesota.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Paralegal Profession. Chapter 2: Paralegal Employers. Chapter 3: Paralegal Specialities. Chapter 4: Paralegal Salaries and Benefits. Chapter 5: Paralegal Associations. Chapter 6: Paralegal Regulation. Chapter 7: Skills and Personal Traits of Successful Paralegals. Chapter 8: Your Job Search. Appendix A: State Adopted Definitions of the Terms Paralegal and Legal Assistant. Appendix B: How to Choose a Paralegal Program. Appendix C: Directory of Paralegal Associations. Appendix D: NALA''s Model Standards and Guidelines for Utilization of Legal Assistants. Appendix E: National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. Model Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Guidelines for Enforcement. Appendix F: Sample Resumes. Appendix G: Sample Cover Letters. Glossary. Index.
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