Paralegal Today: The Legal Team at Work / Edition 7 available in Hardcover
Succeed in your course and your career as a paralegal with PARALEGAL TODAY: THE LEGAL TEAM AT WORK. This updated Seventh Edition shows you how current technology and social media tools are used in practice, while helping you develop an understanding of the laws in our society, the importance of ethical and professional responsibility, and the skills needed to thrive in today's legal landscape. Real-world examples, practical applications, ethical dilemmas, hands-on assignments, and an entire chapter on paralegal careers (with salary information) prepare you to meet the challenges of today's paralegal working landscape.
About 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 leading textbooks, including BUSINESS LAW: TEXT AND CASES, THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS: TEXT AND 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.
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. 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.