Paralegal Today: The Legal Team at Work / Edition 6

Paralegal Today: The Legal Team at Work / Edition 6

by Roger LeRoy Miller
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1133591078

ISBN-13: 9781133591078

Pub. Date: 01/01/2013

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Designed to provide readers with a comprehensive introduction to the legal system, the sixth edition of PARALEGAL TODAY: THE LEGAL TEAM AT WORK uses real-world examples, practical applications, ethical dilemmas, and hands-on assignments to prepare readers to thrive in the legal environment. With coverage of general information as well as specific areas of the

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Designed to provide readers with a comprehensive introduction to the legal system, the sixth edition of PARALEGAL TODAY: THE LEGAL TEAM AT WORK uses real-world examples, practical applications, ethical dilemmas, and hands-on assignments to prepare readers to thrive in the legal environment. With coverage of general information as well as specific areas of the law, this book ensures that readers develop a comprehensive understanding of the laws in our society, the importance of ethical and professional responsibility, and the skills needed to succeed in the legal world. The sixth edition includes increased coverage of technology in the workplace, including critical topics such as confidentiality issues, e-mail policies, technology in the courtroom, and the use of social media in crime detection and enforcing delinquent court judgments. In addition, "Social Media Today" boxed features explain how social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn can be used in the legal field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781133591078
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
784
Sales rank:
339,238
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

PART I THE PARALEGAL PROFESSION. 1. Today's Paralegal Profession. 2. Career Opportunities. 3. The Inner Workings of the Law Office. 4. Ethics and Professional Responsibility. 5. Sources of American Law. 6. The Court System and Alternative Dispute Resolution. PART II LEGAL PROCEDURES AND PARALEGAL SKILLS. 7. Legal Research and Analysis. 8. Contemporary Online Legal Research. 9. Legal Writing: Form and Substance. 10. Civil Litigation: Before the Trial. 11. Conducting Interviews and Investigations. 12. Trial Procedures. 13. Criminal Law and Procedures. PART III SUBSTANTIVE AREAS OF LAW. 14. Tort Law, Product Liability, and Consumer Law. 15. Contracts and Intellectual Property Law. 16. Real Property and Insurance Law. 17. Family Law and Estates. 18. Business Organizations and Employment Law. 19. Bankruptcy and Environmental Law. 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 and Professional Responsibility Paralegal Associations. Information on NALA's 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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