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Overview

Paralegal Today: The Essentials, fifth edition, makes the paralegal field come alive for the student. It uses real-world examples, offering practical application of each concept discussed, and further enhances this focus with hands-on activities throughout. This concise version focuses on the basic, key areas of paralegal studies, including careers, legal ethics, litigation procedures, criminal law, legal research and analysis, and legal writing. Technology features, including spotlights on how technology is changing litigation, legal research, and overall office management, convey the importance of developing strong skills in this area. "Featured Contributors" bring a personal touch to the material - as students learn how professionals truly work in each area of the law and how each skill directly translates on-the-job. Ethical dilemmas challenge the students to further understand their professional duties and critical thinking questions provide an opportunity to sharpen their proficiency.

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"I find this to be a superior textbook. I tell my students that, if they keep only one book from the program, it should be this one....am not familiar with any serious competitors to this text. We regularly receive sample texts from various publishers, and a perfunctory "flip-through" is usually enough to assure us that we continue to use the best available textbook for this course."

"I think the book is excellent, and I've had the opportunity to use it in practice. Students enjoy reading it - they particularly love to read about paralegals and the different settings in which they work."

"I think your text does what others aspire to do, in a concise easy to follow format you have organized the essential chapters for beginning paralegal students. Your text is up to date and the content is assembled perfectly for lecture format . . . no need to skip around. The logical flow of the information makes Paralegal Today a sound choice for any instructor or program."

"Paralegal Today is the only publication that contains the detailed and understandable coverage, variety of excellent student aids, and support that I want for my students."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435498556
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/29/2010
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 1,336,733
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger LeRoy Miller studied at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Chicago. He has been on the staff of a number of universities, including the University of Washington, Clemson University, and the University of Miami School of Law, where he taught, among other subjects, intellectual property and entertainment law. He has published in the Insurance Counsel Journal, Defense Research, California Trial Lawyers Journal, Antitrust Bulletin, Wisconsin Law Review, and Connecticut Law Review. He has authored or co-authored numerous textbooks, including BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES, THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: TEXT & CASES, BUSINESS LAW TODAY, FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS LAW, and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY.

Mary Meinzinger is the paralegal program chair at Madonna University. She is highly respected and is an active member of AAfPE.

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Table of Contents

PART 1. 1. Today's Professional Paralegal Careers (combines 1 & 2). 2. The Inner Workings of the Law Office . 3. Ethics and Professional Responsibility. 4. Sources of American Law. 5. The Court System and Alternative Dispute Resolution. PART 2. 6. Legal Research and Analysis. 7. Contemporary Online Legal Research. 8. Legal Writing: Form and Substance. 9. Civil Litigation: Before the Trial. 10. Conducting Interviews and Investigations. 11. Trial Procedures. 12. Criminal Law and Procedures. Appendices - Same as in 4th Edition.. NALA's Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility. NALA's Model Standards and Guidelines for Utilization of Legal Assistants. NFPA's Model Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Guidelines for Enforcement. NALS Code of Ethics. Paralegal Ethics and Regulation: How to Find State-Specific Information. Paralegal Associations. Information on NALA's CLA/CP Program. Information on NFPA's PACE Examination. Information on NALS Certification. The Constitution of the United States. Spanish Equivalents for Important Legal Terms in English.

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