Paralegal Success : Going from Good to Great in the New Century / Edition 1

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Featuring an insider's look at the profession of paralegalism, this book is a thoughtful, hands-on, real-life guide to creating and succeeding at a legal career. It includes tools that will help the reader assess their skills, their employer, and their chances for success in a particular legal setting, enabling them to become true professionals with top-notch skills and a resume to match. What does it mean to be a paralegal. Time to get the job. Your first day, week, and month on the job. Organizing your work life. Performance evaluations. Secrets of success. How to effect change. Continuing education. Law office politics. Your five year plan and other career builders. Paralegal makes partner. Beyond the law office. Computers. Family, health and happiness. For paralegals just starting out, paralegals in the middle of their careers who need a boost, and senior paralegals ready to move into a new position.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130951939
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Series: Prentice Hall Paralegal Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.95 (w) x 9.92 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Going from Good to Great: What's the Big Deal?

2. From Bookbag to Briefcase: Planning Your Job Search.

3. Time to Get the Job.

4. Your First Day on the Job.

5. Tuesday.

6. Your First Month: A Solid Start.

7. Making the Team and Organizing Your Work Life.

8. Probation Ends.

9. Dealing with Difficulties and Boosting Your Own Morale.

10. Happy Anniversary.

11. FAQs and Secrets of Success.

12. Effective Change and Promoting Your Goals within the Firm.

13. Back to School: Continuing Education.

14. Law Office Politics.

15. A Successful Paralegal's Almanac.

16. Your Five Year Plan and Other Career-Buildering Files.

17. The Evolution of Paralegal Careers Inside the Firm.

18. Cross Over Hits.

19. Compulsory Computers and other High-Tech Help.

20. Family, Health, and Happiness.

21. Sampler of Superstars.

22. Special Performances and Developing Your Own Area of Expertise.

A. Glossary.

B. Forms and Time Sheets.

C. Professional Standards.

D. Books and Web Sites to Check Out.

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