Introduction to Paralegal Studies: A Practical Approach / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Cengage Learning
"Introduction to Paralegal Studies" contains a unique storyline format that takes a pragmatic approach to explaining the legal process and procedures. It emphasizes the day-to-day tasks of the paralegal and identifies skills that must be acquired for success. The reader is treated like someone apprenticing in a law firm by being led through the events of litigation and exposed to the strategical and practical considerations that go into litigants' decisions. "Introduction to Paralegal Studies" utilizes current technology by alerting readers to pertinent web sites and appropriate Internet resources.
About the Author
Dr. Linda L. Edwards was an attorney and author, having written or co-written seven textbooks in the legal assistant field. She was an instructor in the Justice and Legal Studies Department at Phoenix College for 24 years until her retirement in January 2001. During her tenure as program director, she was responsible for creating dozens of new classes in both legal assisting and criminal justice.
J. Stanley Edwards has been an Arizona attorney since 1975. Although he started out as a patent attorney, he has been a general practitioner for all but two of those years. He co-authored five textbooks on paralegal studies with his late wife, Dr. Linda Edwards. He was a judge pro tem in the civil division of the Maricopa County Superior Court and what is now the Family Court. Additionally, he is a certified arbitrator in the District Court of Arizona. He has also practiced before the 9th Circuit Court of appeals and is an inactive member of the State Bar of Colorado.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Being A Paralegal. Chapter 2. Developing the Case. Chapter 3. Researching the Case. Chapter 4. Filing Suit Chapter 5. Discovery. Chapter 6. Pre-Trial, Trial and Post-Trial. Chapter 7. Criminal Law and Procedure. Chapter 8. Alternative Dispute Resolution, Tribal Court Advocacy and Administrative Law. Afterward by the Authors. Appendix A Answers to Putting it into Practice Questions and Practice Exams. Appendix B: Cases