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Overview

Written by an award-winning author team, The Paralegal Professional combines a solid introduction to the paralegal profession with a thorough introduction to law–to provide readers with a comprehensive introduction to paralegal studies and the legal environment. It contains fully up-to-date and extensive coverage of technology in the law office, legal and business ethics, and diversity.

A four-part organization thoroughly discusses the paralegal profession, the American legal system, substantive legal topics, and paralegal skills.

For those preparing for successful careers as paralegals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131751903
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/11/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 832
  • Product dimensions: 8.68 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Henry R. Cheeseman

Henry R. Cheeseman is an award-winning author of several business law textbooks published by Prentice Hall Publishing, including the definitive, highly-regarded Business Law. Other textbooks published by Professor Cheeseman by Prentice Hall Publishing are Contemporary Business and Online Commerce Law, The Legal Environment of Business and Online Commerce, Essential of Business and Online Commerce, and Introduction to Law. He has earned six degrees, including a Juris Doctor degree from the UCLA School of Law, an LLM degree from Boston University, and an MBA degree from the University of Chicago. Professor Cheeseman is a Clinical Professor of Law and the Director of Legal Studies at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. Students there voted him the best teacher of the year on many occasions, earning him the “Golden Apple” Teacher Award. Professor Cheeseman has also served at the Center for Excellence in Teaching at the University. Professor Cheeseman recognizes the importance of the paralegal to the practice of law, and has co-authored this new and exciting edition of The Paralegal Professional.

Thomas F. Golman

Thomas F. Goldman is a Professor of Law and Management, Former Director of the Center for Legal Studies and of the Paralegal Studies Program at Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania. An accounting and eco­nomics graduate of Boston University and of Temple University School of Law, Professor Goldman has an active international law, technology law, and litigation practice. He has worked extensively with paralegals and received the award of the Legal Support Staff Guild. He was elected the Legal Secre­taries Association Boss of the Year for his contribution to cooperative educa­tion by encouraging the use of paralegals and legal assistants in law offices. He also received the Bucks County Community College Alumni Association Professional Achievement Award. He has been an educational consultant on technology to major corporations and a frequent speaker and lecturer on educa­tional, legal, and technology issues. Appointed to the American Association for Paralegal Education Board of Directors in October 2005, and served as the Chair of the Technology Task Force initiating the Train the Trainer program.

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Table of Contents

1. PART 1-THE PARALEGAL PROFESSION

Chapter 1-The Paralegal Profession

Chapter 2- Ethics, Regulation and Professional Responsibility

Chapter 3-The Paralegal Workplace

Chapter 4-Technology and the Paralegal

2. PART 2-PARALEGAL SKILLS AND PROCEDURE

Chapter 5-Sources of American Law

Chapter 6-The Court System and ADR

Chapter 7-Civil Litigation

Chapter 8-Administrative Law

Chapter 9-Interviewing and Investigation Skills

Chapter 10-Traditional, Computer, and Internet Legal Research

Chapter 11-Legal Writing and Critical Legal Thinking

3. PART 3- SUBSTANTIVE LAW

Chapter 12-Torts

Chapter 13-Contracts and E-Commerce

Chapter 14-Real Property

Chapter 15-Wills, Trusts, Estates, and Elder Law

Chapter 16-Family Law

Chapter 17- Employment Law

Chapter 18-Corporations and Business Organizations

Chapter 19-Criminal Law

Chapter 20-Cyberlaw and Intellectual Property

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