Paralegal Today: The Essentials / Edition 3by Roger Miller, Mary Meinzinger Urisko, Miller
PARALEGAL TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS, Sixth Edition, provides readers with a concise introduction to the legal system through real-world examples, practical applications, ethical dilemmas, and hands-on activities. With its focus on the basic, key areas of paralegal studies, this book ensures that readers develop a comprehensive understanding of topics such as… See more details below
PARALEGAL TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS, Sixth Edition, provides readers with a concise introduction to the legal system through real-world examples, practical applications, ethical dilemmas, and hands-on activities. With its focus on the basic, key areas of paralegal studies, this book ensures that readers develop a comprehensive understanding of topics such as careers, legal ethics, litigation procedures, criminal law, legal research and analysis, legal writing, and ethical and professional responsibility. The Sixth Eedition 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" boxes explain how social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn can be used in the legal field.
Table of Contents
PART I: THE PARALEGAL PROFESSION. 1. Careers in Today's Professional Paralegal. 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 II: LEGAL PROCEDURES AND PARALEGAL SKILLS. 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. A. NALA's Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility. B. NALA's Model Standards and Guidelines for Utilization of Paralegals. C. NFPA's Model Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Guidelines for Enforcement. D. NALS Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility. E. Paralegal Associations. F. Information on NALA's CP Program. G. Information on NFPA's CEE & PACE Examinations. H. Information on NALS Certification. I. The Constitution of the United States. J. Spanish Equivalents for Important Legal Terms in English. GLOSSARY. INDEX.
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