Paralegal Practice & Procedure Fourth Edition

A Practical Guide for the Legal Assistant

Author: Deborah E. Larbalestrier,Linda Spagnola, Esq.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101104791

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 640

View: 3093

The completely revised and updated fourth edition of the most trusted paralegal desk references on the market. Now fully revised and expanded: the bestselling desk reference for paralegals at any level. Each chapter has been completely updated to include the latest step-by-step instructions for every aspect of a paralegal's job, with new procedures, checklists, and resources throughout. Topics covered include: ? Paralegal ethics ? Training programs ? Court systems and court procedures ? Federal court practice and procedures ? Pretrial practice and procedure ? Legal research tools ? Electronic trial preparation procedures In addition to the general resources that will be of value to every paralegal, this guide also includes detailed information on practice and procedures for working in specialty law firms.
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Paralegal Practice and Procedure

A Practical Guide for the Legal Assistant

Author: Deborah E. Larbalestrier

Publisher: Prentice Hall Direct

ISBN: 9780131085725

Category: Law

Page: 555

View: 9147

This reference for legal assistants presents thousands of step-by-step procedures, facts, figures, definitions, model forms and diagrams, covering virtually every significant law and computerized research tool in major legal and paralegal areas.
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Paralegal Practice and Procedure

A Practical Guide for the Legal Assistant

Author: Deborah E. Larbalestrier

Publisher: Prentice Hall Press

ISBN: 9780131085640

Category: Law

Page: 555

View: 8715

This authoritative guide is the definitive reference for every paralegal. It covers all the accepted duties and procedures legal assistants perform in virtually every area in which they operate. And now, this all-new third edition of the paralegal's #1 resource presents a wealth of new information, including an overview of paralegal's changing responsibilities, and new chapter on legal ethics, an In-House Training Program for law offices, an new chapter on Workers' Compensation issues, alternative methods of litigation, and much, much more.
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NALA Manual for Paralegals and Legal Assistants: A General Skills & Litigation Guide for Today's Professionals

Author: National Association of Legal Assistants

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305176197

Category: Law

Page: 480

View: 2400

Succeed on the job--and in your course--and prepare for the Certified Paralegal examination with the NALA Manual. More than 100 leading authorities with a wide range of experience in legal disciplines and management have contributed to this comprehensive manual since it was introduced in 1976. Covering all the skills required of paralegals today, the updated manual includes a collection of successful solutions to actual assignments accomplished by working paralegals nationwide.These proven techniques and procedures can be used as starting points from which you can make changes, adaptations, and modifications when you encounter similar situations on the job. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Legal Terminology with Flashcards

Author: Cathy Okrent

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111136793

Category: Law

Page: 624

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LEGAL TERMINOLOGY WITH FLASHCARDS, 4th Edition enables the beginning student to quickly grasp legal terminology through clear language and engaging repetition exercises. LEGAL TERMINOLOGY WITH FLASHCARDS, 4th Edition presents the content in an accessible way, so that students from any background can feel confident in their legal discourse, whether they're writing briefs, memorandums of law, bills of particulars, or other legal documents. Beginning with the use of a dictionary/thesaurus in each chapter, the student is immersed into nineteen separate areas of the law with phonetic pronunciations, definitions, usages, and spellings that facilitate the fastest approach to writing and speaking with the appropriate legal terms. Following mastery of each term in the dictionary/thesaurus, the student uses multiple learning formats (multiple choice, matching, fill in, true/false, sentence completion, synonym selection) to use and reuse 90-110 terms per chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Certified Paralegal Review Manual: A Practical Guide to CP Exam Preparation

Author: Virginia Newman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285162587

Category: Law

Page: 607

View: 2671

Prepare for success on the Certified Paralegal (CP) Examination with the only comprehensive review manual prepared in partnership with the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). Whether you are an experienced paralegal professional or new to the profession, CERTIFIED PARALEGAL REVIEW MANUAL: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO CP EXAM PREPARATION, 4E offers an indispensable resource for preparing to take the CP Exam administered by NALA . New material covers the latest areas of paralegal practice and technology while detailing the most recent changes in the CP Exam. New examples, extensive outlines, realistic practice tests, and helpful exam tips prepare you for the exam. After an unmatched overview of test essentials, this complete manual dedicates full chapters to examine specific content areas of the test. You’ll find the skills and best practices you need achieve your best on today’s CP exam. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Everything You Need to Know about Being a Legal Assistant

Author: Chere B. Estrin

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9780827365186

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

View: 4415

Designed to be used as an informational guideline for life in the law firm or in-house legal department. The book covers how to land a new position, expectations of the legal profession, techniques others have used to achieve success on the job and ideas to cope with the pitfalls and problems common to the paralegal profession.
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The Legal Assistant's Complete Desk Reference 2015

A Handbook for Paralegals and Assistants

Author: Ursula Furi-Perry

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781627229944

Category: Law

Page: 591

View: 1968

Now completely revised and updated, this new edition of the Legal Assistant s Complete Desk Reference will help guide paralegals and legal assistants in their day-to-day activities. The book includes a CD of writable sample forms and letters, a state-by-state resource guide, a glossary of common legal terms, and a thorough index, designed to streamline their busy lives. It also explores the career opportunities open to paralegals and legal assistants."
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The Independent Paralegal's Handbook

How to Provide Legal Services Without Becoming a Lawyer

Author: Ralph E. Warner,Catherine Elias Jermany,Stephen Elias

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 087337942X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 8114

It has become increasingly popular to turn to independent paralegals for help with routine legal paperwork, creating a healthy demand for their skills and know-how. The definitive guide on the subject for more than 10 years, this handbook provides crucial legal and business advice for all those considering a career in this growing field. It also features interviews with prominent independent paralegals.
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The Paralegal's Desk Reference

Author: Steve Albrecht

Publisher: Arco

ISBN: 9780671847159

Category: Law

Page: 209

View: 3554

Provides advice on handling cases, interviewing, police reports, working with specialists, investigation and research, locating people, and other skills necessary for paralegals.
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The Everything Guide To Being A Paralegal

Winning Secrets to a Successful Career!

Author: Steven Schneider

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1605503401

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 7040

The Everything Guide to Being a Paralegal is the ideal handbook for new paralegals, professionals looking to further or reevaluate their careers, or those considering the profession. Tackling the concerns of real law professionals, chapters include: Paralegal Career Options Paralegal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Pre-Trial Preparation Individual chapter attention to the top types of law practice More and more people are opting for a career as a paralegal-and this book is their pathway to success in this growing field!
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Paralegal Career For Dummies

Author: Scott A. Hatch,Lisa Zimmer Hatch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118052976

Category: Law

Page: 384

View: 7652

Apply important legal concepts and skills you need to succeed Get educated, land a job, and start making money now! Want a new career as a paralegal but don't know where to start? Relax! Paralegal Career For Dummies is the practical, hands-on guide to all the basics -- from getting certified to landing a job and getting ahead. Inside, you'll find all the tools you need to succeed, including a CD packed with sample memos, forms, letters, and more! Discover how to * Secure your ideal paralegal position * Pick the right area of the law for you * Prepare documents for litigation * Conduct legal research * Manage a typical law office Sample resumes, letters, forms, legal documents, and links to online legal resources. Please see the CD-ROM appendix for details and complete system requirements.
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Merriam-Webster's Legal Secretaries Handbook

Author: Austin G. Anderson

Publisher: Merriam Webster

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 495

View: 9877

Provides reference information on handling mail and telephone calls, keeping records, taking dictation, preparing correspondence, using legal forms, and maintaining a law library
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Basics of Legal Document Preparation

Author: Robert R. Cummins

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780827367999

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 333

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Basics of Legal Document Preparation provides essential knowledge necessary for students to determine the appropriate legal document required in any given situation. It also provides the technical skills required for students to prepare each document. The book is divided into three sections with the first consisting of goals, forms, instruments, pleading and general American jurisprudence. The second section focuses on instruments such as contracts, real estate transactions, wills, and trusts. And the third section is comprised of legal pleadings for many specific areas of law such as bankruptcy, criminal and appellate practices, federal practice, and domestic relations.
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Lessons from the Top Paralegal Experts

The 15 Most Successful Paralegals in America and what You Can Learn from Them

Author: Carole A. Bruno

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9781401889210

Category: Law

Page: 373

View: 3897

LESSONS from the Top Paralegal Experts: The 15 Most Successful Paralegals and What You Can Learn From Them is a unique and much needed reference as there is nothing else like it for paralegal students and professionals on the market. It not only covers success stories about paralegal professionals but also shares their insights on how they do their work. The primary goal of the book is to help students learn hands-on techniques directly from paralegal leaders in the field. These top paralegal experts share the secrets that have helped them become the best of the best in their profession. The top fifteen paralegal experts helped to expand the paralegal profession and improve the efficiency of performing paralegal duties including creativity, leadership, expertise in their specialty, technical skills, knowledge, mentoring, and organization. The paralegal experts practice in various specialties and the premise of this book is that students and professionals can learn most effectively from the experiences of others. There is a definite need to provide paralegal students with further instructions to help them become more productive and efficient.
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Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal

Author: James W. H. McCord,Sandra L. McCord,C. Suzanne Bailey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133416942

Category: Law

Page: 672

View: 3881

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE FOR THE PARALEGAL: A SYSTEMS APPROACH, 4th Edition equips readers with a solid understanding of the principles of criminal law as well as the skills for daily practice in a law office. Thorough yet succinct, the student-friendly text presents material in a clear, logical, outline format. It also provides many opportunities for students to apply both critical thinking and law-office practice skills. The text enriches learning by providing insights into crime, punishment, criminal justice standards for prosecution, defense, and the court, and the competing policies behind the law and judicial decisions. The unique systems folder approach enables students to build an impressive practice system of topically arranged forms, legal principles, rules, checklists, and other materials. The text delivers an excellent blend of theory with practice--giving students a strong foundation to build on. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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California Family Law for Paralegals

Author: Marshall W. Waller

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454861312

Category: Law

Page: 704

View: 9502

Focused squarely on the California Family Code, California Family Law for Paralegals integrates statutory law and judicial interpretation into a cohesive general discussion of all aspects of the state's family law. Its practical, straightforward approach is designed to teach the basics to paralegal students, and powerful pedagogy makes it stand apart from most books on California Law. Chapter Overviews and Summaries, exercises, Key Terms, and a glossary combine with examples of all the key Judicial Council forms used in the practice of family law in California. Comprehensive coverage explores all the key topics and developments in this constantly evolving area of the law. Thoroughly updated, the revised Sixth Edition reflects important changes in the law, with new cases and statutes, including status of California State Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. As a result, all forms have been completely updated. A new discussion advises how technology can make family law practice more effective. Hallmark features of California Family Law for Paralegals: Focused on the California Family Code integrates statutory law and judicial interpretation cohesive discussion of all aspects of family law Practical, straightforward approach designed to teach the basics Includes examples of all key Judicial Council forms used in California family law Powerful pedagogy surpasses most books on California law Chapter Overviews Chapter Summaries exercises Key Terms glossary Comprehensive coverage of all key topics and developments Thoroughly updated, the revised Sixth Edition: Reflects changes in the law new cases and statutes status of California State Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage Forms completely updated. New discussion of technology to make family law practice more effective
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Legal Break-in

Get That Legal Secretary, Legal Assistant Or Paralegal Job!

Author: L. R. Williams

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781466362086

Category: Law

Page: 96

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Leslie provides a 20+ year paralegal's perspective on the skills needed to enter the legal secretary, legal assistant or paralegal fields. Descriptions of many different areas of law and associated skill sets are listed which allows the reader an insider's view into each position. Aside from the technical expertise required to succeed in this field, great information is provided regarding interview questions and answers, networking and much more!
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Immigration Law for Paralegals

Author: Maria Isabel Casablanca,Gloria Roa Bodin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611635140

Category: Emigration and immigration law

Page: 492

View: 9735

Immigration Law for Paralegals is an indispensable and practical guide on U.S. immigration, citizenship and visa procedures for instructing and training students or anyone interested in a career as an immigration paralegal or legal assistant. This fourth edition updates and expands the third, including coverage of Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Contents of Immigration Law for Paralegals include: interviewing, gathering information, case management and document preparation techniques; analysis of temporary and permanent employment visas; analysis of family-based petitions, political asylum and naturalization; as well as samples of completed applications, a glossary of terms and useful appendices. Each visa category is set forth in a clear and concise manner, with real-life and hypothetical situations at the end of each chapter, allowing students to visualize actual problems and issues that arise when processing a case. Further, in responding to the hypothetical situations, students will look to the United States immigration statutes, rules and regulations and precedent and administrative policies to resolve issues. Additionally, each section contains a completed sample application, definition of legal terms, and exercises modeled after tasks paralegals may encounter on the job, including the preparation of relative petitions (Form I-130) and the adjustment of a status package (Forms I-485, G-325A, I-131, I-765, I-864A, and G-28). In keeping with the concise format of each chapter, excerpts from Federal, AAO, and BIA decisions will be cited or footnoted where relevant. The Glossary and Appendices include Immigration Law resources; USCIS Local, Regional and Service Center addresses; questions and answers for the naturalization exam; blank USCIS forms; Credential Evaluation sample request forms and a list of agencies; sample USCIS color photograph specifications, sample medical form (I-688); and IRS Individual Tax ID Number Request (SS-4). The fourth edition includes a CD with fillable PDF forms.
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Trial Prep for Paralegals

Author: Michael L. Coyne,Ursula Furi-Perry

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1632820536

Category: Law

Page: 223

View: 744

Coyne and Furi-Perry have created the essential how-to guide for trial preparation. Paralegals will master every stage of litigation, from initial client interviews to pulling together the trial notebook. The book begins with overviews of the litigation process and the evidence rules. Practical skills for interviewing, handling discovery, preparing exhibits, and more are then introduced and explained with examples. Finally, the book stresses the importance of communication and working well with attorneys, clients, courts, and others.
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