Paralegal Careers / Edition 1 available in Paperback
This easy-to-use book introduces readers to the paralegal profession. Written with the insight of a former paralegal, Paralegal Careers, focuses on what readers are interested in learning about their chosen profession -- from what they'll be doing to where to find the right job. Major topics include an introduction to the profession, types of employers, specialties, education recommendations, salaries and benefits, associations, the pros and cons of paralegal regulation, important skills, job search tips, and paralegal ethics.
- Magazine-style features preceding each chapter link the chapter subject to real-world topics of concern to paralegals
- Interviews with working paralegals provide an understanding of the job
- Frequent use of examples, tables, charts, and tips, make this a very readable book
- Career Track section at the end of each chapter helps readers apply information to their personal situation.
About the Author
Angela Schneeman is a writer, research specialist, and freelance paralegal. She has worked for law firms, corporate legal departments, and a major accounting firm. The author of five paralegal textbooks, Ms. Schneeman received her Legal Assistant Certificate and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Legal Studies from the University of Minnesota.
Table of ContentsChapter 1: The Paralegal Profession. Chapter 2: Paralegal Employers. Chapter 3: Paralegal Specialities. Chapter 4: Paralegal Salaries and Benefits. Chapter 5: Paralegal Associations. Chapter 6: Paralegal Regulation. Chapter 7: Skills and Personal Traits of Successful Paralegals. Chapter 8: Your Job Search. Appendix A: State Adopted Definitions of the Terms Paralegal and Legal Assistant. Appendix B: How to Choose a Paralegal Program. Appendix C: Directory of Paralegal Associations. Appendix D: NALA's Model Standards and Guidelines for Utilization of Legal Assistants. Appendix E: National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. Model Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Guidelines for Enforcement. Appendix F: Sample Resumes. Appendix G: Sample Cover Letters. Glossary. Index.